Today the Joint Judiciary Committee of the Massachusetts state legislature holds a hearing on various bills of interest to the ACLU. Among them are a transgender rights bill and multiple bills related to electronic privacy.
Ed Snowden, courageous whistleblower or traitorous scourge, depending on your orientation, has joined Twitter. He's already demonstrated that he's an expert troll.
Snowden's first tweet: "Can you hear me now?"
by Jessie Rossman and Kade Crockford
In January 2015, 18 activists from the Boston area locked down on the region's busiest highway, snarling traffic in both north and south lanes, to protest anti-Black racism in policing. The Middlesex District Attorney's office slammed the protesters with charges including conspiracy to trespass, disorderly conduct, and resisting arrest. The 18 face jail time, thousands of dollars in fines, and over a year of probation.