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Ryan J. Reilly

Boston Police Captain's Estranged Son Reportedly Arrested In FBI Terror Sting | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 07.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 23-year-old Massachusetts man who reportedly had a "history of mental illness" and was "obsessed with Islam" was arrested on July 4 af...

Officer Kills Allegedly Armed Suspect In Boston

Reuters | Posted 06.19.2015 | Crime

BOSTON, June 19 (Reuters) - Police shot and killed a man who was wielding a knife near Boston University on Friday afternoon, according to the Massa...

Family Wants Officer Recognized As Boston Marathon Bombers' 5th Victim

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.13.2015 | Crime

BOSTON -- It seems everyone in Boston knows the names of Martin Richard, Krystle Campbell, Lingzi Lu and Sean Collier. The four people form the city's...

Some Awesome People Shoveled The Boston Marathon Finish Line During The Blizzard

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.29.2015 | Good News

Sometimes in the middle of a blizzard something great happens. Winter storm Juno pummeled New England Tuesday with snowfall piling up to more than...

Gerry Smith

How Police Are Scanning All Of Twitter To Detect Terrorist Threats | Gerry Smith | Posted 06.25.2014 | Technology

When Boston officials decided to monitor Twitter during this year's marathon, they didn't scan the site's 500 million daily posts for signs of trouble...

One Lesson We Must Learn From the Boston Marathon Bombing

J. Peter Donald | Posted 06.16.2014 | Crime
J. Peter Donald

Despite warnings and near-constant reminders, many governments and first-responder agencies haven't thought thoroughly about communicating with the public during a crisis. In fact, most haven't even written a crisis communications plan.

#FreeCarlosMiller: Boston Police Criminalizes Contacting Its Media Relations Office

Grant Stern | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami
Grant Stern

I think its time to start a #FreeCarlosMiller hashtag. For those of you who don't know Carlos, he's a journalist-turned-blogger who is constantly wo...

18 Hours: Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt Offers Lessons for Police

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Minutes after news went out that Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been flushed out of the boat where he was hiding, Watertown exhaled. "Go Watertown!" crowds shouted.

18 Hours: How Did Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Elude Police During Marathon Bombing Manhunt

Phillip Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Phillip Martin

Several eyewitnesses gave us the same account of Tsarnaev's escape. Tsarnaev, driving a stolen Mercedes SUV, ran over his brother and then rammed the vehicle into two police cars that were blocking the road.

18 Hours: 'Self-Deployment' May Have Caused Confusion During Boston Marathon Bombing Manhunt

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime
Phillip Martin

At 10:31 p.m. on April 18, MIT Police Officer Sean Collier was fighting for his life after being shot multiple times while sitting in his cruiser. Fellow officers rushed to his side trying to stem the bleeding.

18 Hours: Lingering Questions Surround Boston Marathon Watertown Shootout

Phillip Martin | Posted 12.24.2013 | Crime
Phillip Martin

In between the Marathon bombings and the arrest of a suspect hiding in a boat, 18 hours will be frozen in our collective memories.

Michael McLaughlin

3 More Arrests In Marathon Bombings | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 05.01.2013 | Crime

Three men were arrested on charges that they helped Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after the deadly attacks last month. Federal...

Ron Paul Slams Police Response To Boston Bombings

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.29.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday that the response of law enforcement officials to the Boston Marathon bombings should frighten Americans mo...

Katherine Bindley

The One Twitter Account That Actually Helped After The Boston Bombing | Katherine Bindley | Posted 04.26.2013 | Technology

At 1:38 p.m. on April 15, the Boston Police Department's Twitter account sent a picture of the "1 Mile to Go" sign from the Boston Marathon to some 50...

Michael McLaughlin

Watertown: 24 Hours In The Absurd Media Cocoon | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 04.20.2013 | Media

BOSTON -- The series of shootings, explosions, and ensuing security clampdown and eventual street parties here will always be talked about by those wh...

Big Brother, Little Brother, Social Brother

John Pavley | Posted 06.20.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

This week, starting with the tragic and sensless bombing of the Boston Marathon on Monday, through a riveting manhunt for two fugitive brothers, and ending in the death of one and apprehension of the other, Social Brother showed us just how powerful his genie (Internet+mobile+social+photography) has become.

Timothy Stenovec

Boston Police Plead For People To Stop Tweeting Tactical Positions | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 04.19.2013 | Technology

As Thursday night turned into Friday morning and seemingly all of Boston became a crime scene navigated by police in pursuit of the men responsible fo...

WATCH: Boston Police Have Tense Clash With Reporters

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 06.19.2013 | Media

Journalists had a series of tense clashes with police officers as they moved in on the suspect in the Boston bombing case. Police repeatedly told repo...

Underground Trade Part Two: The Route Through Queens

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.10.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Without ever knowing it, you've driven the same routes, passed the same landmarks and used the same rest stops as today's human trafficking networks that operate from New York to New England.

Underground Trade, Part One: Hiding in Plain Sight

Phillip Martin | Posted 04.09.2013 | Impact
Phillip Martin

Wellesley, Mass., went from a town renowned for its colleges and highly educated residents to a place where cops busted an alleged prostitution ring that operated out of a massage parlor.

Catch Me Is Lisa Gardner's Latest Thriller

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 04.25.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

If you are looking for a story that is full of suspense, rich enjoyable characters, and a writing style that keeps you informed and entertained, then you need to read Catch Me.

Cops Identify Suspect In Boston Apartment Fire

AP | Posted 12.17.2011 | Crime

BOSTON — An explosion and fire at an apartment building early Monday may have been the result of a failed suicide attempt, according to a prelim...

WATCH: Dozens Arrested At BofA Offices

AP | Posted 12.01.2011 | Business

BOSTON -- Police have arrested two dozen protesters for trespassing during a demonstration against Bank of America's foreclosure practices at the bank...

Love You More: A Mystery Novel That Makes Sense

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Love You More is some of Lisa Gardner's best writing to date. Her plot is amazing in its intensity and its complexity.

White Racism Black Bigotry: The Talk About Race is All Wrong!

Yvonne R. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Yvonne R. Davis

The problem with discussing "issues of race," is that it dummies down the issue of racism to an individual level, when the real problem is at the macro level.