- Boston Mayor’s Race: And then there were 16Posted 20 hours ago
- Brockton Neo-Nazi wanted to “Kill as many non-whites as possible”Posted 22 hours ago
- Rep. Carlos Henriquez calls on BPD & leaders to address post-Marathon violencePosted 23 hours ago
- Min. Farrakhan returns to Boston 6/22Posted 23 hours ago
- Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson returns to Boston 5/31Posted 23 hours ago
- Double Shooting in Dorchester brings total to 35 since Boston MarathonPosted 1 day ago
- Proposed FY2014 Budget Amendments to Fund Education / Training, Shelter / Housing and Family Support ServicesPosted 6 days ago
- Rev. Jeremiah Wright in Boston Sun. 5/19Posted 6 days ago
- Smith & Wesson named #1 on 2013 Globe 100 listPosted 6 days ago
- Lynn Pastor faces charges of sexually abusing 5 childrenPosted 7 days ago
Blackstonian 3 Strikes Edition Hits the Streets in Boston and Throughout MA
Yesterday the Blackstonian began distributing tens of thousands of copies of a special edition focusing on the proposed “3 Strikes” Habitual Offender Legislation. This special edition features commentary from, Prof. Charles Ogletree (Harvard), Prof. James Jennings (Tufts), NAACP / NEAC, ACLU of Mass, Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), Coalition for Effective Public Safety (CEPS), Ben Thompson (CJPC), Sen. Will Brownsberger, Hon. Nancy Gertner, Former MA Corrections Comissioner Kathleen Dennehy, Aaron Tanaka of the Boston Workers Alliance (BWA), Prison Legal Services (PLS) as well as data, analysis, infographics, Comix from Inside, and contact information for local elected officals and concerned organizations.
= = = = =
Today’s coverage In the Boston Herald:
Critics of the legislation, including the ACLU, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Ex-Prisoners and Prisoners Organizing for Community Advancement, the NAACP and the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus, distributed a newspaper this week that urged voters to “Say No to ‘3 Strikes’ Law in Massachusetts.” The 12-page publication featured commentary from lawmakers and activists rejecting the proposal.