Elected Officials of Color Present 10-Point Plan to Combat Systemic Racism in Policing & Police Brutality

Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, state Sen. Sonia Chang-Diaz, and state Rep. Nika Elugardo were among elected officials of color to speak at a press conference on Tuesday outside of the State House, and released a 10-point plan to combat systemic racism. Pressley joined the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus and other elected officials of color from across the state to "speak directly to the pain and injustice facing our communities and to advocate for police accountability and reform." You can view the entire press conference here. Elugardo said that she worked closely with African American Coalition Committee (AACC), a group of "inside the wall" advocates incarcerated at MCI Norfolk who, before Elugardo was elected, helped draft the original bill to establish the Commission on Structural Racism referenced in priority #7. (Graphics from Boston At-Large City Councilor Julia Mejia)



Noisy, Blinking Bag Shuts Down Sigourney Street

@leemovic @universalhub @alertnewengland @stacos and here is the culprit. Thanks BPD for the fast work! pic.twitter.com/XS6UKdrbFn— Oliver Young (@oliveryoung) July 30, 2014

Hello neighbors. Here's your Morning Memo for all things JP for Wednesday, July 30. City Hall to Go Comes to Hyde-Jackson: A mobile truck where you can transact many types of city business will be in JP from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday.