The following are policy frameworks that have been brought to the attention of Senator Brownsberger’s office this week as possible responses to police brutality.
As of July 2019, 9 law enforcement agencies in Massachusetts were using body-worn cameras, either through their own commitment or through a pilot program.
We are working on legislation to prohibit discrimination based on sexual-orientation or trans identity in higher education admissions.
Senator Will Brownsberger has announced that part-time unpaid internships will be available in his State House office to students from the 2nd Suffolk and Middlesex District for the summer of 2019.
A recent Boston Globe Spotlight story highlighted the court system’s use of clerk magistrates to oversee show cause hearings, closed-door proceedings in which clerk magistrates determine whether to press forward with charges against an individual, raising concerns about transparency and equity in the judicial process.
As a result of the recent increase in the age of juvenile court jurisdiction at the lower end to 12 for purposes of adjudicating juvenile delinquency, Senator Brownsberger’s office has received a number of inquiries as to how the court system, a school system, or other entities might respond to problematic behaviors by a child under the age of 12.