Clean Up BPPA

a campaign to remove offensive rhetoric from the Pax Centurion newsletter

Media roundup, July 12, 2012

Coming up on today’s show, we have Robin Jacks fromOccupy Boston back on the show to discuss the campaign against the racist, sexist, homophobic Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association newsletter.

Listen at the Matthew Filipowicz Show

More than a week after the Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association came under fire for offensive material published in its bimonthly newsletter, and a surge of criticism came crashing down on its union members, elected leaders of the group finally pushed back against the onslaught of media attacks and defended themselves.

“We utterly reject the ugly accusations which are currently being hurled against Jim Carnell, our Union, and our members,” representatives of the BPPA wrote in a statement. “To the extent that critics gratuitously call us bigots or racists, we wholly reject such scurrilous attacks.”

Read more at BostInno


I AGREE that unprejudiced police officers in Boston must speak up and complain about the rhetoric of disdain that has been found in its pages of their union newsletter (“Scowling at the public,” Editorial, July 7).

I know many good, caring, respectful police officers. I argue with them that not all of their kin are as unprejudiced in their actions as the “good cops.” But they see only through their own eyes, and not that of their less accepting kin.

A letter to the Boston Globe


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