Coalition for Social Justice

Will Address City Hall Rally
Will Address City Hall Rally
While I still have many issues with the Mitchell Administration's decision to allow city sponsorship of today's progressive rally in City Hall Square, I have accepted a invitation to speak at the event.  Here is why. Today's event, spearheaded by the city's Human Relation's Commission  is billed as a "rally to celebrate peace, tolerance and diversity...
Gov. Rally A Trump Basher?
A number of progressive activists and organizations will gather in Downtown New Bedford tomorrow afternoon for a rally to "celebrate peace, tolerance and diversity." The rally is being sponsored by The New Bedford Human Relations Commission and The New Bedford Police Department and is being promoted by Mayor Jon Mitchell's office...
(Pittman) An Interview With A Brockton Liberal Who Fears The BIC & Coalition For Social Justice
(Pittman) An Interview With A Brockton Liberal Who Fears The BIC & Coalition For Social Justice
Last Friday, one of my sources reported to me from Saint Edith Stein (formerly known as St Edward's), a Roman Catholic Church in the north end of Brockton. He had just sat in the church basement with a large gathering of people looking to defend the actions of State Representative Michelle DuBois (D- Brockton) who attempted to alert illegal immigrants of an imminent federal immigration raid... Rea
Protesters of Sheriff Hodgson Policies, Flop Miserably Outside Ash Street Jail
Protesters of Sheriff Hodgson Policies, Flop Miserably Outside Ash Street Jail
Ken Pittman is a talk show host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford.  He can be heard Saturdays from 9am-Noon.  The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.   WBSM's own Greg Desrosiers was there in person to report on the protest of Sheriff Tom Hodgson's policies, including reporting incarcerated suspected criminals here in the country illegally, to ICE officials. The... Read Mo
Sentencing Debate In Boston
Sentencing Debate In Boston
Proposals for ending mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders is sparking much debate in Massachusetts. Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Ralph Gants was among those on Beacon Hill Tuesday calling for the elimination of what he called a ``one-size-fits-all'' approach to punishing drug crimes...