Sen. Ed Markey Files Bill To End Legal Doctrine He Says Shields Police Officers From Accountability
Amid national outrage and widespread protests after the killing of George Floyd, Mass. Sen. Ed Markey is calling for the end of a legal doctrine he says shields police officers from accountability: qualified immunity.

“It’s something that goes right to the core of the kinds of changes which the American people are crying for, demanding on the streets of our country,” he told Jim Braude on WGBH News’ Greater Boston.

Co-Owner Of Massachusetts’ First Black-Owned Pot Shop Calls Robbery A ‘Targeted’ Crime
Early Monday morning, in the aftermath of an anti-police brutality demonstration, some protesters vandalized property and looted businesses. The first and only Black-owned recreational marijuana shop in Massachusetts, Pure Oasis, was hit during this time. Kobie Evans, the shop’s co-owner, maintains the Dorchester business was targeted. “[The community was] very resound in the fact that it wasn’t people from the community," he told Jim Braude on 'Greater Boston' on Wednesday.

"I doubt the neighborhood of Grove Hall was that short-sighted. I believe it was people from outside."

Graduating High School In A Pandemic
As the coronavirus pandemic continues into June, institutions have had to figure out new ways to continue with business as normally as they can. Among them is the high school class of 2020, the members of which are wrapping up their high school careers largely without traditional graduation ceremonies. Instead, many communities are doing virtual and even drive-through events. But as Stephanie Leydon reports, some are still demanding tradition prevail, even in a pandemic.