City surveillance policy debate and an MIT lab proposal raised questions Monday: How should Cambridge control digital surveillance technologies by city government? Should the City Council leave deployment of technologies to the city manager?
For the Stoned faithful, there’s good news: “Snowden” marks something of a comeback, a return to the realm of political and historical dramatization that powered “JFK” and “Nixon,” which provided a foundation for the filmmaker’s strong political leanings.
On Dec. 7, 1956, was the U.S. government still using the Pearl Harbor attacks to justify why key parts of the Constitution should be considered invalid? Of course not.
Regardless if Trump wins the presidential election, his candidacy has brought about a marked change in attitude toward immigrants – resulting in more hate crimes and racist language in the fight for the Islamic community to bury their dead in Western Massachusetts.
Fears of an attack on public schools and scary encounters with potentially violent people in city buildings have given rise to a municipal “building security enhancement project” with a starting price tag of $2.1 million.
Two 60-foot mass decontamination unit” tents with conveyor belts are being added to the city’s supply of tools stored away in case of disasters, disease outbreaks and attacks.
A new, emailed bomb threat was made Thursday against Cambridge Public Schools, warning of violence Friday, city officials said, but the risk doesn’t appear to be legitimate.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day arrives Monday with readings, songs and a talk from a former Department of Homeland Security official on racism, fear and threats of violence. But the focal point remains the MLK Day of Service, run by the group Many Helping Hands 365.
More than 200 people packed a Sunday community meeting about recent security threats to Cambridge schools, as city, school and federal officials tried to calm anxieties with an update that they have growing confidence the bomb and gun threats are a hoax.
True, our way of life is under attack. But not by terrorists wanting a world Islamic caliphate. Rather, we are under attack by divisiveness promoted by those who seek high political office and are willing to exploit such events with this language.