Clean Up BPPA

a campaign to remove offensive rhetoric from the Pax Centurion newsletter

Media roundup 8/2: coverage of MAMLEO’s letter to Menino

In the days following MAMLEO’s letter to Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, some local media reported on it. Steve Annear at BostInno wrote a story about the letter within a … Continue reading

08/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Conduct Unbecoming

The Boston Police Department has an extensive list of rules and procedures for their officers. High atop the list is Rule 102, Conduct, Rights, and Responsibilities, which sets out “to establish guidelines for … Continue reading

07/25/2012 · 1 Comment

Media Roundup: 7/16/2012

Blue Mass Group posted about our Commonwealth Productions/Lisa Hutchinson findings on Sunday, citing The Boston Phoenix writer Chris Faraone’s tweet about our report in their title: “The BPD union scandal just … Continue reading

07/17/2012 · Leave a comment

Who is 1101?

Robin from the Clean Up BPPA campaign did some research about Boston occupiers’ very negative encounter with a BPD officer back in March. She did some research; it turns out, … Continue reading

07/12/2012 · Leave a comment

Pax Centurion: a tidbit from Boston’s racist history

A researcher tipped us off to this old Boston fanzine that’s archived in the UC Berkeley library. The article at large is about how white neighborhood organizers in Southie during … Continue reading

07/09/2012 · Leave a comment

More press on the BPPA’s hot mess of a newsletter

Here are two more pieces of media that we caught before the end of the work week: JP Patch has an article that’s mostly a roundup. It focuses primarily on … Continue reading

07/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Boston Occupier: Anti-Occupy Police Newsletter Loses Sponsors Over Racist, Sexist Language

Via The Boston Occupier:   The Boston Police Patrolmen’s Association (BPPA) has recently faced critique for offensive remarks printed in its newsletter, the Pax Centurion. Community members have noted that the newsletter, … Continue reading

07/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Pax Centurion to be discussed on tomorrow’s Radio Boston

According to a radio promo, Radio Boston’s show tomorrow (Friday) is about the offensive Pax Centurion BPPA newsletter. The show starts at 3 PM on WBUR, 90.9. You can listen … Continue reading

07/05/2012 · Leave a comment

Universal Hub: Goodness, why wouldn’t the police union want people to see its newsletters anymore?

This new post from Universal Hub features a few issues from the recently pulled Pax Centurion archives.

07/03/2012 · Leave a comment

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