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Week In Review: Taunton Stabbings, Police Use Of Force, Green Line Extension, And Transgender Bill24:30
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Signage outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Mass. Senate passed the Transgender Accommodations bill on Thursday . (Gerry Broome/AP)
Signage outside a restroom at 21c Museum Hotel in Durham, N.C. The Mass. Senate passed the Transgender Accommodations bill on Thursday . (Gerry Broome/AP)
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This week, we tackle the latest on the Green Line extension, after a vote Monday to push forward with a scaled-down version. We also talk about the use of police force in New Hampshire after news cameras showed police repeatedly punching a surrendering suspect. Then we take on the mental health issues surrounding the Taunton stabbing spree and what we need to do to prevent future tragedies. Finally, we discuss the Transgender Accommodations bill that passed in the State Senate this week and what pushback it might face in the House.

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Jim Stergios, executive director of the Pioneer Institute. He tweets @JimStergios.

David Boeri, senior reporter for WBUR. He tweets @DavidBoeri.

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Radio Boston: The Future Of The Green Line’s Scaled-Down Extension

  • "The 4.7-mile extension will still include six new stations and a relocated Lechmere stop, but the stations will be simpler — just platforms with weather protection — and the community path will be shorter."

Radio Boston: New Hampshire Officials Investigate Police Use Of Force

  • "New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster has launched an investigation to determine if the use of force was appropriate. In the video, the suspect is seen getting out of his pickup truck and dropping to his knees. As the officers close in, at least two can be seen punching the suspect."

Radio Boston: Violent Spree In Taunton Leaves 3 Dead

  • "According to law enforcement, 28-year-old Arthur DaRosa of Taunton stabbed two women in their home, one of them fatally, before traveling to the Silver City Galleria where he stabbed two more victims, killing one of them."

Radio Boston: Mass. Senate Debates Transgender Bill

  • "The measure would ban discrimination against transgender people in public places such as sports arenas, movie theaters or restaurants. It would also allow people to use the restroom or locker room corresponding with their gender identity rather than physical anatomy."

Anthony Brooks Twitter Senior Political Reporter
Anthony Brooks is WBUR's senior political reporter.

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Alison Bruzek Twitter Associate Producer, Radio Boston
Alison Bruzek was a producer for Radio Boston.

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