Slaps and Claps

Claps for the Boston Sunday Globe's photojournalism spread by Mary Beth Meehan showing the pattern of violence in New Bedford against Mayan Guatemalans.  They fled the war in Guatamela and came here for peace and opportunity, but they're being beaten and robbed by African-Americans and Puerto Ricans. They live in constant fear.  Seems there's no end of viciousness that …

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What will it take to protect kids from abuse?

This week, Attorney General Martha Coakley is responding to the disappearance of 5-year-old Jeremiah Oliver of  Fitchburg while supposedly under state supervision by presenting a proposal to form a child protective division within the Department of Children and Families.  Jeremiah's disappearance went on for months and was eventually made public, not by DCF but by his sister telling school …

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