Loving father of 3 shot dead by Lowell police: Why?

by Jay Monaco Tragedy struck home in Lowell last Saturday night as Jose Perez, 39-year-old father of three, recently engaged to be married, was killed from multiple gunshot wounds inflicted by two Lowell police officers. According to the Lowell Sun, the victim was holding both a large meat cleaver and a knife at the time … Continue reading Loving father of 3 shot dead by Lowell police: Why?

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Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

by Jay Monaco Jeffrey Pendleton should still be alive right now. He should be breathing air, right now, like you and me. He didn't have to die. No. His death was not just preventable, but could have been prevented had our society a shred of decency remaining. A lifelong low-wage worker, Jeffrey Pendleton was active … Continue reading Jeffrey Pendleton was killed for being broke

SIGN THE PETITION: Body Cams for all Lowell Cops!

CAJE wants YOUR VOICE to be a part of this signature initiative. Click over to CAJE to sign the petition¬†NOW! As the¬†Boston Globe reported back in August, Lowell is being considered for a large-scale trial of police body cameras. According to the linked article, police superintendent William Taylor is "optimistic it will be implemented," which … Continue reading SIGN THE PETITION: Body Cams for all Lowell Cops!

Did CAJE protesters influence a court battle?

by Jay Monaco As smartphone video and social media make it ever easier to document instances of police misconduct, a dark pattern of behavior across our law enforcement departments has emerged. This is particularly true when it comes to police treatment of African-Americans. We all know the big names - Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Eric … Continue reading Did CAJE protesters influence a court battle?