From his prison cot, for 27 years, Mark Schand plotted out a retail empire he’d been envisioning since well before his arrest.Read More
On Memorial Day, Darrell Jones was standing with a group of men who hardly knew each, but who share an unenviable life experience as former prisoners.Read More
The ACLU of Massachusetts wants access to the Boston Police Department’s gang database and it’s suing the department to get it.Read More
In late June, a gun store in Charlemont, Massachusetts, posted a letter on Facebook from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. The 2011 letter notified gun dealers that just because someone has a state medical marijuana card, it doesn’t mean it’s legal for them to purchase a gun.Read More
The Connecticut Supreme Court is likely to decide this week whether to allow 10 families of victims in the 2012 Newtown school shooting to sue Remington, the company that manufactured the assault-style rifle used in the massacre.
Last week, the court overturned the conviction of a man who put Ku Klux Klan flyers on the Burlington homes of two women of color. The court said the state didn’t prove the action met the threshold of ‘threatening behavior.’
Around noon of November 9th of last year, a Black Chevy Suburban pulled up to a New Hampshire liquor store. The driver, a 46-year old Queens, New York resident named Juncheng Chen, bought some booze, then headed off to another liquor store to make another purchase. Then another, then another.Read More
Somerset County Corporal Eugene Cole was trained in de-escalation tactics, and he’d used them successfully during a police standoff two years ago. Cole considered deadly force a last resort, but it was a tool he recognized police needed to have. Cpl. Eugene Cole was shot and killed on April 25. The suspect, John Williams, was caught after a four-day manhunt.Read More
A pipe was the only sign of drug use near Chris Bennett’s body, in November. But it looked like the 32-year-old Taunton native had stopped breathing and died of an opioid overdose. Bennett’s mother Liisa couldn’t understand what happened. Then she saw the toxicology report.