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Downtown shops ‘under siege’ from thefts

 Crime Watch
 Crime Watch
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 12, 2013

Guns on the street

A police story
Around 6 pm on Wednesday evening, I was walking with a friend who was carrying his rifle across Congress Street to my car.
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 19, 2012

Review: End of Watch

Self-important police drama
Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña aren't exactly corrupt cops in this self-important police drama, they're just fascistic assholes.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  September 20, 2012

Review: The Cold Light of Day

Mabrouk El Mechri's latest film
What I learned from the latest movie from Mabrouk El Mechri ( JCVD ): Madrid's police only work during the daytime, when they're everywhere (in the morning, they seem to be the only people on the streets).
By BRETT MICHEL  |  September 11, 2012

Jazz isn't dead

Letters to the Boston editors, August 10, 2012
Regarding your report on the end of jazz programming at WGBH ("Gone, gone, gone," Arts and Entertainment, July 13), jazz isn't dead.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  August 08, 2012
Review: Killer Joe

Review: Killer Joe

William Friedkin adapts the play by Tracy Letts
Matthew McConaughey's comeback tour may have peaked with his title role in this Southern-fried screwball noir.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  August 09, 2012

Talking 'shit'

Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, July 27, 2012
In your July 6 issue, the Boston Phoenix made a front-page attack ("Shit Boston Cops Say") against my union's newspaper, Pax Centurion.

Why does the Boston police union do business with a felon? And where is that scholarship money going, anyway?

Strange bedfellows
The Boston Police Patrolmen's Association paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to a fundraising agency run by a woman who once bilked businesses out of money for a fake charity — by impersonating a police officer.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  July 23, 2012

Review: 5 Broken Cameras

Recording turmoil
Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, goes through five different cameras from 2005 to 2010, each one broken when the Israeli military or police assault him as he tries to record the ongoing turmoil.
By PEG ALOI  |  June 19, 2012

Review: Life Without Principle

Johnnie To's latest film
Johnnie To's latest opens as Chinese police arrive at a crime scene, portending his usual slice of bloody action.
By BRETT MICHEL  |  March 13, 2012

Silencing Occupy

Big protests are planned. So is suppression.
Get ready for the protests. Get ready for the warm American spring — and maybe a hot summer and fall.
By LANCE TAPLEY  |  March 14, 2012
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Review: 21 Jump Street

More than just a rehash
Everyone bemoans the endless sequels and remakes, but occasionally a treasure like Phil Lord and Chris Miller's 21 Jump Street comes along that redeems the rehashing.
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  March 15, 2012

Review: Rampart

Oren Moverman's portrait of a rotten cop
The rotten cop flick has become a mini-genre of sorts, a subset of noir, going back at least to Orson Welles's Touch of Evil .
By PETER KEOUGH  |  February 15, 2012
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Review: The Devil Inside

William Brent Bell's limp mockumentary
William Brent Bell's film opens with a disclaimer that "the Vatican does not endorse this movie." No kidding — the Catholic Church isn't exactly known for its sense of humor.
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  January 10, 2012
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Photos: #OWS protesters attempt to re-occupy NYC

 Occupy Wall Street #D17 day of action | Duarte Square, NYC | December 17, 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters gathered at Manhattan’s Duarte Square on December 17, 2011 (#D17 day of action) to celebrate the original protest’s 3-month anniversary by attempting to reclaim a space.
By ARIEL SHEARER  |  December 30, 2011

Name that non-lethal weapon

Police state
When Boston Police stormed Dewey Square last week in an early morning raid, arresting protesters and destroying the last of Occupy Boston's tent city, they brought with them a frightening, seldom-used weapon.
By LIZ PELLY  |  December 14, 2011

With support among police quietly growing, can Occupy cross over the thin blue line?

Silent partners
As Occupy camps from coast to coast face evictions — and in many cases have already been pushed out of parks and plazas like so much human trash — it's clear that the institutional response to the movement is escalating dangerously.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  November 30, 2011

Interview: Police Executives' Research Forum Director Chuck Wexler

PERF’s Boston-connected leader discusses role in Occupy conference calls
In this week's Boston Phoenix ,  Khadijah Britton reports on PERF , a non-government, non-profit police agency that has been accused of coordinating national police responses to the Occupy movement.
By KHADIJAH BRITTON  |  November 23, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston on the National Day of Action

Charlestown Bridge | November 17, 2011
On November 17, 2011, hundreds of Occupy Boston and MassUniting marchers (labor unions, community organizers; SEUI, Local Ironworkers, Jobs for Justice, and more) took to the city streets again in solidarity with another global day of action.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 18, 2011

Photos: Boston Police arrest Occupy Boston protesters

October 11, 2011 | Rose Kennedy Greenway
The Boston Police Force cracks down on the Occupy Boston protests early on the morning of October 11, 2011.
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  October 13, 2011

Photos: Occupy Boston protesters rally with unions, veterans, and more

Downtown Crossing | October 13, 2011
Occupy  Boston protesters march alongside Veterans for Peace, as well as other activist groups such as Jobs with Justice and the AFL-CIO, at Downtown Crossing on October 13, 2011.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 14, 2011

Young activists explore police department

Portland 101
There are three streets in Portland that police lieutenant Janine Roberts won't walk down alone, learned a group of interested citizens organized by the League of Young Voters on a visit to the Portland Police Department last Wednesday.
By JEFF INGLIS  |  September 21, 2011

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In a job-starved economy, casinos are still a good bet

The issue provoked a rare show of common purpose on Beacon Hill
As Beacon Hill considers — yet again — an expanded gaming proposal, some say that the opportunity has passed. We disagree, and continue to support a carefully crafted plan for bringing resort casinos to Massachusetts.
By EDITORIAL  |  August 31, 2011
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A libertarian's view of the Barstool/Brady child-porn fiasco

Freedom Watch
Sophisticated First Amendment scholars, lawyers, and media commentators, all of whom are strongly free-speech/free-press supporters, were critical of Coakley for allegedly engaging in a legal bluff — the veiled threat of possible prosecution under the state's child-porn statute — to convince Portnoy to remove the offending and exploitative image from his site.
By HARVEY SILVERGLATE  |  August 25, 2011
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Skate of the union

Pissed pedaling
The malt angels from Pabst Blue Ribbon were on hand to fuel us up, and to hook up sweat bands that, incidentally, would come in handy to absorb the blood.
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 17, 2011

From top cop to capitol hill?

Former State Police superintendent Brendan Doherty could mount a serious challenge to Congressman David Cicilline. But first he has to tame his restive GOP
It is hard to imagine a better Republican candidate for Rhode Island's First Congressional District than Colonel Brendan Doherty, the retired superintendent of state police.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  August 17, 2011
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Review: Point Blank

Diminishing returns
Samuel (Gilles Lellouche), a student nurse, gets sucked into a quagmire of murder and corruption when a thug kidnaps his pregnant wife, Nadia (Elena Anaya), to blackmail him into springing Hugo (Roschdy Zem), a wounded prisoner held by the police at the hospital where he works.
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 09, 2011
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Urban Fest gets ugly

Gimme Shelter Dept.
It didn't take long for the largely suburban horde to erupt into a frenzy at the free outdoor concert, which was dubbed, somewhat ironically, the Boston Urban Music Fest (BUMF).
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  August 10, 2011

A breed apart?

Diverse city
I'm about to stand up for dogs. It must be the heat this weekend, because I'm soooo not a dog person.
By SHAY STEWART-BOULEY  |  July 20, 2011

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