Tag: Massachusetts

Police End 'High Five Fridays' at Elementary School After Complaints

A police department has ended its “High Five Fridays” program after complaints from parents that their children were uncomfortable. Since December, students at elementary schools in Northampton, Mass., were greeted on Fridays with high fives from local police officers. The program was intended to show students that police officers are…

Cop's Wife Stages Robbery, Blames BLM

The wife of a police officer faked a robbery and vandalism at her home and blamed the fabricated crime on Black Lives Matter. She also took to social media to question the “hatred for no reason,” escalating the incident from a simple money scam to a racially motivated incident. On…

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…

Harvard Law to Scrap Seal with Connection to Slavery

By Sheryl Estrada The official Harvard University Law School seal. The Harvard Corporation, one of the university’s governing boards, has agreed to retire the Harvard University Law School’s (HLS) existing seal that has ties to a family of slave owners. President Drew Faust and William F. Lee, a senior fellow…

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws

What Other States Face Anti-LGBT Laws By Barbara Frankel There now are more than 85 anti-LGBT bills before 28 state legislatures, according to the Human Rights Campaign. Courtesy of Human Rights Campaign What Has Been Approved So Far Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law.’ Status: Signed into law by Gov. Mike Pence,…