Mayor Walsh speaks out on White House rescinding protections for transgender students

BOSTON – Thursday, February 23, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today released the following statement: “The Trump Administration’s reckless actions last night undermine the promise of civil rights and equal protection for all in this country. Revoking the clarified protections for transgender students sends a message that they are not worthy of this promise. The City of Boston will continue to step up and protect our students from discrimination and always be an inclusive city for those that call it home.” Please follow and like us:

AG Healey statement on President Trump’s ‘reckless’ new deportation directives

BOSTON – Attorney General Maura Healey today issued the following statement in response to the new deportation directives released by the Trump Administration: “President Trump’s reckless mass deportation scheme will make our communities less safe and waste billions of taxpayer dollars. Under the previous administration, federal agents prioritized the deportation of dangerous criminals. Now the Trump Administration wants federal, state, and local law enforcement officers to abandon smart policing strategies and instead arrest and rush to deport millions of people, including immigrants with no criminal background and parents raising young children.  As Attorney General, I know the importance of maintaining … Continue reading

Four individuals indicted in connection with trafficking women at ‘massage parlors’ in western Massachusetts

BOSTON – Four individuals have been indicted in connection with trafficking women at “massage parlors” in Western Massachusetts after law enforcement dismantled the criminal operations in a major multistate law enforcement takedown in December, Attorney General Maura Healey announced today. “Far too often, we are finding that these body works establishments operate as fronts for human trafficking,” said AG Healey. “We will continue to takedown these criminal enterprises and disrupt these business models that are based on making a profit off of the sexual exploitation of human beings.” The defendants were indicted on Wednesday by a Statewide Grand Jury on … Continue reading