Week In Review: Gambling Investigation, Dwindling Olympic Support, Shooting Video

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A warning sign in Fenway Park. (Michael Dwyer/AP)
A warning sign in Fenway Park. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Our news roundtable goes behind this week's headlines: a state ethics investigation into gambling commissioner Stephen Crosby, a new WBUR poll shows dwindling support for the Olympics unless more venues around the state are used, prosecutors release the video showing the shooting of a Roslindale man and new debate around fan safety at Fenway, after a woman was hit with shards of a baseball bat.


Joan Vennochi, columnist for the Boston Globe. She tweets @Joan_Vennochi. Her latest column is "Can Suffolk DA be independent in Rahim investigation?"

Richard Tisei, former Republican state senator and congressional candidate. He tweets @Richard_Tisei.


Radio Boston: Community Calls For Investigation Following Release of Surveillance Footage

  • "A day after law enforcement officials released a grainy surveillance video of the fatal confrontation that they say justified the shooting, some members of Boston’s black and Muslim communities pushed back — calling the video 'vague and inconclusive.'"

Radio Boston: Is Fenway Safe Enough For Fans?

  • "Fans who suffer injuries like this can rarely win legal claims in court because of the so called Baseball Rule, which protects teams like the Red Sox from any kind of liability. ... But critics say it’s time to update the Baseball Rule and to make baseball parks safer for fans."

Radio Boston: New WBUR Poll Shows Anemic Support For Boston Olympic Games

  • "The statewide survey found that 49 percent of poll respondents oppose Boston’s Olympic bid, and only 39 percent support it. On the other hand, a majority of those polled say they’d support the games if they were spread across the state — rather than clustered only in Boston."

This segment aired on June 12, 2015.


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