[act-ma] 1/12 Police Misconduct in Boston with Eoin Higgins and Carl Williams

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Mon Jan 11 13:53:57 PST 2021

*Police Misconduct in Boston with Eoin Higgins and Carl Williams*
In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd, protests broke out 
around the world. In the US, the protests for racial and social justice 
were often met with a police response that was contentious and 

Join us on January 12th at 7pm for a conversation with Carl Williams and 
Eoin Higgins. Journalist Eoin Higgins has reported on footage recorded 
from Boston Police body cameras. From Eoin's report:
"That footage was given to attorney Carl Williams, who is representing 
some protesters arrested that night, as part of a discovery file 
encompassing 44 videos and over 66 hours of footage. Williams assembled 
a team of volunteer lawyers and law students to pore over the videos to 
find exculpatory evidence for his clients. What they found, however, was 
something more."
The footage shows us a disturbing culture in the Boston Police 
Department where at least some officers have a cavalier attitude toward 
the use of force, and unnecessary, excessive use of pepper spray. 
Officers were even caught on camera bragging about assaulting protestors.

When protests for racial and social justice broke out in Massachusetts, 
many from within the police responded that Boston Police shouldn't be 
"punished" for the excessive use of force utilized by out-of-state 
police departments. Now this body camera footage paints a picture of an 
unprofessional, violent culture within the Boston Police. Join us for a 
talk with Carl Williams and Eoin Higgins to learn about the documented 
misconduct of the Boston Police. We will explore what implications this 
has for policing, Boston, racial justice, and more!

Carl Williams is a movement lawyer who teaches law at Cornell Law 
School. Eoin Higgins is an investigative journalist who has previously 
reported on anti-BDS laws, the Alex Morse scandal, and more.

Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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