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Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Opposes New Bedford Council’s Anti-Panhandling Ideas

The New Bedford City Council's idea to place deputy sheriffs near panhandlers has another opponent, the ACLU.

Deputy Legal Director Sarah Wunsch with the Massachusetts ACLU says law enforcement officers should be focused on crime-related matters...

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Dan McCready/TSM

Abreu Discusses Withdrawn Panhandling Ordinance

A proposed ordinance requiring licenses for panhandlers in New Bedford was struck down during Thursday night's City Council meeting.

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Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media
Jim Phillips/Townsquare Media

Panhandler Licensing Fails to Move Ahead Due to Resistance by Councilors

Efforts to regulate New Bedford's panhandlers through licensing met its match during Thursday evening's City Council meeting thanks to major concerns over costly lawsuits against the city.

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Jim Phillips | TSM
Jim Phillips | TSM

ACLU Monitoring New Bedford City Council’s Panhandling Ordinance

The American Civil Liberties Union is keeping a close eye on the New Bedford City Council.

Thursday night's meeting will discuss the future of an ordinance that would require panhandlers to obtain a license in order to beg for money...

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Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM
Mayor Jon Mitchell on WBSM / Jim Phillips / TSM

Mitchell: Few Answers For Panhandlers In New Bedford

Mayor Jon Mitchell says there's no easy answers to getting panhandlers off the streets of New Bedford.

Speaking on his weekly radio program on Wednesday, Mitchell said the courts have protected the First Amendment rights of panhandlers who ask for money...

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Bloomberg/Getty Images

UMass Dartmouth Professor Talks Drones

An associate professor at UMass Dartmouth's School of Law was part of an important discussion on a burgeoning industry in Massachusetts.

Associate Professor Hillary Farber joined in discussion with representatives from MassDevelopment, the Massachusetts Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Center, and the ACLU of Massachusetts to talk about drones and proposed uses and regulations...

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Getty Images - Annie Dookhan
Getty Images - Annie Dookhan

ACLU Asks SJC For Help In Drug Lab Cases

The American Civil Liberties Union is asking the highest court in Massachusetts to come up with a comprehensive plan for handling thousands of criminal cases tainted by a scandal at a state drug lab...

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YouTube

Lawyer: Snowden’s Leaks “Profoundly Valuable”

 

Edward Snowden's legal adviser says his client's leaks about the government's surveillance program have been "profoundly valuable."

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TSM

Massachusetts ACLU Seeks Inquest, Investigation into Shooting Death of Malcolm Gracia

A criminal inquest is being sought from the Massachusetts Attorney General's office in the May, 2012 shooting death of 15-year-old Malcolm Gracia...

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