Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Ghosts of Evelyn Wagler

A young white woman’s car runs out of gas in the Dorchester section of Boston, and she walks to a service station for some fuel. While returning to her car, and carrying a full can of gas, she encounters six black youths. They surround her and bully her into an alley, shout racial slurs and […]

A Cop Shop Under Siege

If a mentally ill man – armed with a weapon or just his fists, legs and deranged anger – had burst into the meeting hall where the Community Oversight Advisory Board recently gathered, there’s no doubt who would have been expected to deal with him. The police. Five Portland police officers are on the 20-member […]