The Boston Police Patrolmens Association Newsletter called [Pax Centurion] has a history of abusive, racist, sexist language. For decades, activists, have complained about the practice of allowing public officials to use this type of language in an official capacity. Recently Occupy Boston activists started writing letters pressuring officials to put a stop to it. The effort has included successfully pressuring sponsors to drop their advertising in the newsletter. The Police Chief has said he doesn't like what's written, but noticeably hasn't disciplined the officer.
The newsletters have been taken offline or made "password protected". But we suspect that the practices continue behind close doors. You can see the newsletters using the link below.
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- 1 Pax Centurion Newsletters
- 2 See Examples of Pax Centurion Verbal Abuses
- 3 Boston Police Department Response
- 4 Pax Centurion Action Resources
- 5 Police Behavior/Integrity Resources
- 6 Recent Pax Centurion Press
- 7 Historical Pax Centurion Press
- 8 Interesting Pax Centurion Financial Analysis
- 9 Follow the Conversation
Pax Centurion Newsletters
[Pax Centurion Newsletters Pheonix Archive] See for yourself the actual newsletters
See Examples of Pax Centurion Verbal Abuses
From JanFeb 2012 Issue:
"I saw a fat woman wearing a fur coat, and one of those stupid animal hats. I thought she was a bear and shot her."
"I would wager that your average Boston police officer has more brains than, say, your average journalist or cartoonist."
See more examples:
Boston Police Department Response
Pax Centurion Action Resources
[Clean Up BPPA Direct Action Team] who is getting sponsors to withdraw advertising funds.
[List of Pax Centurion Sponsors and Contact Info] so you can write to sponsors that you do business with in the hopes of cleaning up the Boston Police Patrolmen's Association
Clean Up BPPA Tracking Site with list of sponsors and status of their newsletter sponsorship, financial disclosures for BPPA and other resources
Police Behavior/Integrity Resources
Recent Pax Centurion Press
Boston Globe Article July 6 2012 Union Reps asking Pax Centurion editor to resign
[WHDH article, Simmons College/Lojack/Harpoon Brewery pulled their sponsorship of the newsletter] And Police Chief admonishes the newsletter...(but noticeably stops short of disciplining the officer)
Historical Pax Centurion Press
See what activists have been saying for decades.
Interesting Pax Centurion Financial Analysis
https://cleanupbppa.wordpress.com/2012/07/14/who-gets-77-commission/ Who gets the 77% Commission?]]
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