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Racist Sexist Homophobic Boston Police Newsletter Is Looking For Writers

Posted: 07/27/2012 6:51 pm

So, I'm not sure if you've heard about the scandal here in Boston regarding the Pax Centurion. The Pax is the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association's newsletter.

It has also recently been exposed as being full of racist, sexist and homophobic content.

What's especially frightening is that when confronted with this hateful garbage, the BPPA hasn't apologized, or even faux-pologized. You know, a fake apology like "I'm sorry if anyone happened to be offended."

What they've done is doubled down. Dug their heels in.

The truth is, the hateful writing is just the tip of the iceberg. There are serious questions surrounding how the vast majority of money that was supposed to go to scholarship fund for police officer's children ended up going to a company run by a felon.

On my radio show, we've talked about it. We've interviewed one of the many great activists working to Clean Up The BPPA. And we've made fun of their bigotry.

This is a sketch about the BPPA. Hope you enjoy it. The truth is, this is a huge story and it really deserves a lot more attention than it's getting.

A good deal of it are direct quotes taken directly from the Pax's editor, James Carnell.


 

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