Week In Review: Governor's Race, Biased Policing, Boston City Councilors Get A Pay Raise

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Three debates, third party attack ads and a fight between Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charley Baker over child welfare in the race for governor. Plus, a new study from the ACLU raises difficult questions about policing in high crime neighborhoods and racial bias in Boston. And Boston City Councilors keep up with the high cost of living by giving themselves a controversial pay raise.


David Scharfenberg, politics and public policy reporter for The Boston Globe. He tweets @dscharfGlobe.

Mike Ross, attorney and former Boston City Councilor. He tweets @MikeforBoston.


Radio Boston: Gubernatorial Candidates Decline To Call For An End To Super PAC Ads

  • "Wednesday, at their second debate in 12 hours, sparks flew on a variety of points, including a round of harshly critical super PAC ads which have targeted both candidates."

Radio Boston: ACLU Study Finds Racial Bias In Boston Police Tactics; Community Leaders Push Back

  • "A new study is prompting some to question police procedures and whether they’re unfairly targeting Boston’s black residents."

WBUR: Boston City Council Gives Itself A 23 Percent Pay Raise, To $107,500

  • "The Boston City Council approved giving itself a nearly 23 percent pay raise on Wednesday, despite threats of a possible veto by Mayor Martin Walsh."/li>

This segment aired on October 10, 2014.


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