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Topic - Boston Police
Posting public information isn't a crime, nor is taking a photograph of a public official conducting business on a public street. Nevertheless, Taylor Hardy, a journalism student, must appear in court Thursday in Boston to explain why he recorded a Boston police sergeant reacting violently to his filming of cops apparently engaged in the people's business on a public street.
Sports championships aren't rare in Boston anymore, and security officials are drawing on what went right — and wrong — during recent victory celebrations as the Red Sox look to claim another title.
Sports championships aren't rare in Boston anymore, and security officials are drawing on what went right _ and wrong _ during recent victory celebrations as the Red Sox look to claim another title.
Fans eager to see the Red Sox take on the Cardinals in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday shrugged off stepped-up security in a city still recovering from the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
"These guys were able to throw a city on its backs — follow us, we're going to help out any way possible," outfielder Jonny Gomes said. "I'm just so fortunate that I'm in a position where I have a profession that I can do that to people. But, at the same time, you've got to remember the four people that aren't able to come to a game again and their families and their legends they left behind."
Walking back to his Fenway Park office after the traditional Patriots Day morning Red Sox game, Charles Steinberg saw the reports on TV that there had been explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line.
Boston police officer Steve Horgan never imagined that a simple gesture celebrating a thrilling comeback by the Red Sox would create such a buzz.
Photos captured Horgan's raised arms next to the upturned legs of Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter, who tumbled over the short wall into the Fenway Park bullpen in an unsuccessful attempt to catch David Ortiz's grand slam. The result: a flood of media attention and a new name for his joyous, hands-up gesture: "Horganing."
Glen James, a homeless man in Boston, had turned in to police a lost backpack filled with more than $40,000 in cash and traveler’s checks.
A prisoner being transported to the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary on Wednesday for specialty treatment wrested a gun away from the sheriff who was escorting him, and shot him in the leg.
Lawmakers said Wednesday that the FBI is blocking their inquiries into why it closed its files on one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects after Russia had warned the bureau in 2011 that he might be radicalizing and preparing to join Islamic extremist groups.