Friday, February 3, 2012
The online group "Anonymous" claimed responsibility for hijacking the site BPDnews.com, which provides information about the police and crimes.
UPDATE: As of 6:00 p.m. Friday, the URL BPDnews.com is routing to the Boston Police Facebook page. ~~~~~ The online protest group "Anonymous" is claiming responsibility for hacking the website of the Boston Police Department. BPDnews.com provides information about the police and news about crimes in Boston neighborhoods. The hackers say in a message on the hacked site "ANONYMOUS HACKS POLICE WEBSITE IN RETALIATION FOR POLICE BRUTALITY AT OWS." The hackers put a video of KRS-One's "Sound of Da Police" on the BPDnews.com homepage. The song compares police officers to plantation overseers during slavery. Here is a link to the Google cache of the site as it looked during the attack. (Hat tip to Universal Hub's Twitter feed for that live link…
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Upset over a ruling that allows the destruction of the Occupy Wall Street camp, supporters of Occupy Boston gathered at the State House and filed a court request for protection.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
"This is a country that is founded on the idea that civil protest, rightful protest, is something that we guarantee," Coakley said Tuesday. "I hope everyone in Washington will pay attention to this voice of frustration.”
Martha Coakley has been paying close attention to Occupy Boston, and although there have been over 100 arrests, the protests have appeared to be mostly peaceful - and rightful, she said Tuesday. "This is a country that is founded on the idea that civil protest, rightful protest, is something that we guarantee," Coakley said in a brief interview Tuesday at City Hall in Medford. "I hope everyone in Washington will pay attention to this voice of frustration.” Coakley, the state's top law enforcement official as Attorney General, said the protests have been "an expression of anger and frustration that seems to be properly channeled." The country has been "turned upside-down by this mortgage crisis," Coakley said, and her office is planning to …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
The protests in Boston.
As Occupy Boston, the child of the national movement Occupy Wall Street, develops, some people have tried to claim it’s disorganized and purposeless. To some extent this is true, but it is a movement that needs no coherent, bullet-point plan; it simply needs to make a point, and it has. Sure, some may say the crowds in Dewey Square aren’t that big and this is just a movement for the purpose of belonging to a movement. Or some may echo the feelings of a comment a jogger yelled as he ran by the Rose Kennedy Greenway yesterday, saying, “get a job,” -- insinuating that protesters are just lazy hippies causing trouble for no reason. The great thing about what is happening, not only here in Boston, but in New York and other cities as well, …