After Initial $12 Million Cut, Mayor Walsh Says He Has No Plans To Reallocate More Of BPD Funding
After pledging to reallocate $12 million of the Boston Police Department’s overtime budget to trauma counseling, homelessness programs and other community services, Mayor Marty Walsh said Wednesday he had no plans to make any more cuts from law enforcement funding. The $12 million commitment — which he made Friday after declaring racism a public health crisis in the city — fell roughly $30 million short of some protesters' demands for a ten percent cut of the BPD’s entire annual budget.

Former NAACP President Cornell William Brooks: American Policing Needs ‘Top to Bottom’ Cultural Change
Amid nationwide protests against police brutality and calls from activists to defund police departments, the former president of the NAACP argues the entire concept of American law enforcement needs fundamental restructuring.

“In order to change the scope and sweep of [police] brutality, it means that policing must change from the top to bottom,” Cornell William Brooks told Jim Braude on WGBH News’ Greater Boston on Wednesday.

IMHO: No Mask, No Problem!
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the Trump administration's shunning of masks during the coronavirus pandemic.