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Monthly Archives: June 2006

Massachusetts Tough on Fireworks Posted on Jun 29

The Department of Fire Services reminds us once again that all fireworks are illegal in Massachusetts without a license. Their brochure, Be Smart: Leave Fireworks to the Professionals, contains frightening statistics about the number of burn injuries caused by fireworks, as well as the reminder   …Continue Reading Massachusetts Tough on Fireworks

Police Stops Limited Posted on Jun 5

In Commonwealth v. DePeiza, the Massachusetts Appeals Court Friday limited the circumstances in which police officers may stop and frisk individuals walking down the street. The case centered on a man who was stopped walking through Dorchester with one arm held stiffly, a posture police   …Continue Reading Police Stops Limited