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Our first open meeting in town was a great success! We had 35 attendees including @classicwenty, @wutrain, @ShannMurph617 from @MattOMalley’s office, @votepaulsully10 from @mfflaherty’s office, and @juliaforboston. Everyone who showed up wants a #SaferCentreSt for our @WRMS.
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Our goal was to continue the important conversation that began earlier this year after the tragic death of Marilyn Wentworth, who was killed on February 5, 2019, in a car crash while walking across Centre St. to buy a cup of coffee from @ElRecreoCoffee

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That same month, @BostonBTD and @MattOMalley engaged the community and heard that many residents involved in crashes when walking in town. @PeterFurth also talked about his prior analysis. We all demanded a #SaferCentreSt!

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1/ Spent the AM listening to @slate's reading of the lowlights of the #MuellerReport. Now waiting my turn watching some of my most disadvantaged neighbors grind through the broken machinery of the #Boston "justice" system.

Sing in me, Muse, of my righteous fucking fury

#bospoli
2/ The #MuellerReport explains in detail how the U.S. President worked to actively obstruct an active and open federal investigation w/o consequence.

Here in the #Boston Municipal Court, a group of young men are about to go to jail for riding dirtbikes on the highway.
3/ The #MuellerReport proves that the Trump campaign was lousy w/Russian contacts, & that the President's son was desperately thirsty for stolen oppo.

Here in the BMC, a DA is explaining to the judge why he needs more time to prosecute a deaf homeless man for a minor drug crime.
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TY @reillyadam & @GreaterBoston for having me on w/@ACLU_Mass superstar Adriana Lafaille, and for getting this appalling statement from @DADanConley that my written request that they not share my client's info w/ICE was "wholly unreasonable"

#bospoli

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For context, here's one of several threads on the client we're discussing and the enormous harm information sharing between BPD/@DADanConley & ICE is doing to immigrant communities

And here's my response to that statement

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In @HealthyBoston briefing with @wutrain @CampbellforD4 @EdforBoston @LydiaMEdwards where updates are being provided about efforts to improve #trauma response and recovery models by the City working with CBOs, #healthcenters and #hospitals.
In my 8yrs on the Council, I have convened 7 hearings on #trauma, each with a different focus. Although more work remains, I am encouraged to hear that many of the recs offered up by impacted persons & communities at our hrgs & listening sessions were integrated into new system
Data collection of phase 1 implementation indicates that 75% of clients for #trauma response and recovery efforts were #Black #AfricanAmerican #Hispanic #Latino, AND 74% of clients reported chronic exposure to a single (11%) or multiple forms of #violence (63%)
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Unanimous support @BOSCityCouncil for @AnnissaForBos Resolution in support of @RepDanRyan amendment #1 to H.4730 the foundation budget bill. Of course, we must continue to revisit how #BPS dedicates & allocates its dollars but the fact remains,
We need more revenue & should not be forced to choose between a #BPS #school #nurse a #librarian or #paraprofessional for a #SPED classroom, or continue to underfund #MadisonPark H.S. These are unenviable & unfair choices.
We need an alignment of #BPS vision, priorities & financial investment AND we need more revenue. TY @AnnissaForBos @RepDanRyan @marty_walsh
#bospoli
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Today, I filed a resolution urging the Massachusetts State Legislature and Governor Charlie Baker to pass & sign into law the #NASTYWomenAct - a bill to scrap outdated laws banning contraception & abortion across the Commonwealth. Stay tuned at 12pm for the @BOSCityCouncil mtg!
The constant attacks on women’s rights to self-determination & safe, competent reproductive healthcare - including abortion - know no bounds. The appointment of another conservative justice to the Supreme Court threatens the critical federal protections afforded by #RoevWade.
That a deep blue state like Massachusetts still has draconian laws on the books to punish women & criminalize the right to choose is morally reprehensible & must be changed - I urge the Legislature and Governor Baker to pass the “NASTY Women” Act into law with all possible speed.
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UPDATE: Client arrested in #EastBoston court still in #ICE custody. Fighting to get him out, but that's not what this thread is about.

This thread is about how @bostonpolice carelessly railroaded an innocent man & handed him to ICE

#AbolishICE #bospoli

BPD maintains a "gang assessment database" with the Boston Region Intelligence Center, "fusion center" which combines the worst information and impulses of local, state, and federal law enforcement. Their intel on suspected gang members is... well, it's bad. It's very bad.
The database gives BPD cover to "confirm" who is a "VERIFIED & ACTIVE" gang member. It's a serious allegation, something they'd be immediately sued for publicly suggesting about a white Bostonian. But determine that someone is young, male, & Salvadoran.... and here we are:
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1/ SOS #BOSTON:

Yesterday #ICE physically restrained my client just outside the #EastBoston District Court clerk's office immediately after he made bail. The chief of probation said it was the first time in 40 yrs immigration authorities had actually entered the courthouse.
2/ He is 21 years old. No crim record. 1 month away from a greencard. Facing serious harm if deported.

We had done everything possible to keep him from #ICE, but even the #Boston #TrustAct could not protect him.

This is a problem.

@LydiaMEdwards @marty_walsh @adrianmadaro
3/ Even when they are on a state-issued GPS bracelet, ICE officers will cut the bracelet off and toss it back onto a probation officer's desk. Even so, probation told me that they are officially "neutral" on #ICE actions. I tried to explain that there is no "neutral" here.
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