Anti-Semitic Arson In Massachusetts
Anti-Semitism has made headlines in recent months, from the April synagogue shooting in California that left one woman dead, to last year’s mass shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue in which a gunman killed 11 people. The high-profile killings happened against a larger backdrop of some 1,800 anti-Semitic incidents and assaults nationwide last year, according to the Anti-Defamation League. In Massachusetts, two rabbis were recently the victims of arson, which federal authorities are now investigating.
Jim Braude was joined by Rabbi Avi Bukiet from the Center for Jewish Life in Arlington-Belmont, and Rabbi Mendy Krinsky from the Chabad Jewish Center in Needham.
What’s Next For Compassionate Release In Massachusetts?
When Massachusetts passed compassionate release for prisoners who are terminally ill or otherwise incapacitated and do not pose a threat to public safety, it became one of the last states to do so. As of yet, very few inmates have since benefitted. How is this the case in a state that is known for being politically progressive? And what might be the future for the rollout of this policy?
Jim Braude was joined by Jenifer McKim, senior reporter for the New England Center for Investigative Reporting, and attorney and prisoner advocate John Reinstein.
Water Rescues In Swampscott
Summer has barely begun and already police in the town of Swampscott have made seven water rescues. Two happened this weekend and, as Stephanie Leydon reports, they involved a pair of brothers who are uniquely qualified to help beach-goers in distress.
IMHO: Trump Owes The Central Park 5 An Apology
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on President Donald Trump's shameful lie-spreading on a case that’s long been closed.