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Cambridge removes ‘offensive’ Massachusetts flag from City Hall as calls grow to replace it

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s landing approaches next year, there is a growing push to change the Massachusetts state flag because of its depiction of a Native American.

At least 30 municipalities have endorsed a state bill to remove and replace the state’s flag and motto. Cambridge, the fifth largest city in the state, went even further — earlier this month city council members labeled it “offensive” and approved a proposal to remove the state flag from council chambers.

“I found out that there is a lot of imagery on the state flag that I didn’t actually know existed,” said Massachusetts State Rep. Nika Elugardo, who is co-sponsoring the state resolution to replace the flag.

The flag features a Native American holding a bow and arrow. Just overhead is a disembodied arm with a sword. Surrounding the seal is the phrase “Ense petit placidam sub libertate quietem,” which roughly translates from Latin to, “By the sword we seek peace, but peace only under liberty.”

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Jean-Luc Pierite of the North American Indian Center of Boston said for indigenous people, the imagery harkens back to images of a painful past.

“Our community members are definitely aware of the imagery,” Pierite said in an interview last month. “It’s read a certain way among Native Americans than it would be for the general population.”

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The Native figure on the seal is said to represent the Wampanoag tribe leader Ousamequin, who signed the first treaty between the tribe and the pilgrims in 1621, part of what is celebrated on the Thanksgiving holiday.

Most objections aren’t with Ousamequin, but the arm and sword overhead. They are said to belong to Myles Standish, an English military officer who helped establish and secure the Plymouth colony.

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The Massachusetts state flag on display outside of the State House. (ROB DIRIENZO / Fox News)

“He represents the death of native people,” Hartman Deetz, a member of the Wampanoag tribe said in an interview with WGBH. “He represents the threat of the sword, the threat of arms to enforce the will and the place of colonists here to be able to take from us our land and our home.”

Standish, Deetz said, terrorized the state’s natives after luring a man into his home for a trade deal and then killing him.

That’s why Rep. Elugardo wants it gone.

“For many people across the Commonwealth and beyond in this region, that sword represents that story,” Elugardo said. “Really, it is part of our story and part of our history, but not to be celebrated, to be remembered and to honor the dead.”

But the push is facing some backlash from people who feel it’s political correctness gone too far.

“They keep changing things because people are uncomfortable,” said Karen Penrose, who works in Cambridge. “People are always uncomfortable with something. You can’t keep changing the world because of what people are thinking all the time.”

Some also questioned the timing of the proposal.

“Why? I don’t see anything wrong with (the flag) and from my office, I see it every day. I think they need to leave things alone and find something else better to do, something constructive to do. There are better things that need to be done. After all these years, why do that now?” Joyce Stanton, a state employee, told the Boston Herald.

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Elugardo’s resolution in its current form would call for a commission to be formed to come up with a new flag and motto.

“It will bring Indigenous communities and many others across the commonwealth to determine what type of flag and seal would really best represent the values of Massachusetts that we all cherish and share,” Elugardo said.

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The seal and motto are featured on Massachusetts State Police cars. (ROB DIRIENZO / Fox News)

The resolution comes following similar proposals in Mississippi and Arkansas to remove Confederate imagery from their flags.

The bill is awaiting a hearing before it can move forward in the Massachusetts state legislature.

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“They’re the true natives of this country,” said resident Ron Williams. “And they need to do something that doesn’t feel like they’re being disrespected as a nation.”

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Massachusetts bill that would allow death penalty for cop killers would send ‘clear message’, lawmaker says

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A Massachusetts state bill that would allow judges to sentence cop killers to death is designed to send a “clear message that we are not going to tolerate this,” a lawmaker said Tuesday.

Shaunna O’Connell, one of the bill’s co-sponsors, told ‘Fox & Friends’ that the measure was introduced following the murders of three officers in Massachusetts over the last 26 months. It would allow the death penalty as a sentencing option for adults over the age of 18 who have been found guilty of killing an officer.

“We need to send a clear message that we are not going to tolerate this,” she said. “We are going to protect our law enforcement officers and we are going to have some law and order in our communities.”

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Sgt. Michael Chesna – a U.S. Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient who worked with the Weymouth Police Department – was shot and killed in July 2018 with his own revolver, officials say, during an encounter with a suspect.

Sgt. Sean Gannon of the Yarmouth Police Department, whom O’Connell described as a “great person who you would want to call your son,” was shot and killed three months earlier while serving a search warrant.

And in May 2016, Ronald Tarentino, an Auburn Police Department officer, was shot and killed while conducting a traffic stop.

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O’Connell, a Republican, said that a dozen law enforcement associations — comprising of “thousands of thousands” of officers – have signed on in support of the bill.

“We are just going to deluge the statehouse with support for this bill,” she said. “They really need to take it seriously and they need to act on it.”

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1780 Alexander Hamilton letter was stolen more than 74 years ago; now give it back

A 1780 Alexander Hamilton letter stolen more than 74 years ago in Boston has resurfaced in Virginia.

The letter was addressed to Marquis de Lafayette in Rhode Island and warned of a British plan to attack Newport.

“We have just received advice from New York through different channels that the enemy are making an embarkation with which they menace the French fleet and army,” Hamilton wrote. “Fifty transports are said to have gone up the Sound to take in troops and proceed directly to Rhode Island.

The attack was called off when the French hurried to fortify defenses, The Associated Press reported.

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The image on left shows a 1780 letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette, that was stolen from the Massachusetts Archives decades ago. (U.S. Attorney’s Office via AP)

Boston U.S. Attorney Andrew Leilling on Wednesday went to court to demand the return of the letter to the Massachusetts Archives, from which it went missing.

“The theft, which also involved original papers of George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Paul Revere and Benedict Arnold, among others, was not discovered for several years,” Lilling’s forfeiture action says.

A Massachusetts Archives employee stole the documents between 1937 and 1945 and sold them to dealers in rare documents and books.

That person was arrested in 1950 on a larceny charge.

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Lawyers for Leilling believe the letter wound up in the hands of a collector who purchased it from a dealer in Syracuse, N.Y., in the 1940s.

When that collector died,his collection was divided among his children.

In November, the heir who wound up with the letter assigned it to an auction house in Alexandria, Va. The auction house valued the letter at $35,000.

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Before putting the letter up for sale, an auction house researcher went on Founders.com to verify the document’s authenticity and learned that it was missing from the Massachusetts Archives, Boston.com reported Saturday.

The auction house then contacted the FBI.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Massachusetts veteran, 72, embarks on cross-country walk to support other vets

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A 72-year-old U.S. Air Force veteran is on a one-man mission to make sure ordinary Americans don’t forget about the needs that returning combat veterans require.

William Shuttleworth, of Newburyport, Mass., embarked on a six-month walking trek across the country with just one message: “Vets Don’t Forget Vets.” He left Wednesday from Haverhill, Mass. and will end more than 3,000 miles away in California.

“I will average about 25-30 [miles] per day, which is like walking a marathon a day,” he told Boston 25. “I will probably average 500 miles a pair of shoes so I’ll probably go through six or seven pairs.”

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Shuttleworth said he plans on stopping and visiting other veterans across the country to learn about their stories and journeys.

“I’m particularly concerned about the number of homeless, veterans that have mental health issues and the number of veterans that every day struggle with opioid and alcohol issues,” he said. “I consider it a privilege and an honor, lucky enough to be healthy to do this.”

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The 72-year-old man plans to camp out throughout his journey. He plans to arrive at Vandenberg Air Force Base in Lompoc, Calif. by Halloween.

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Alan Dershowitz slams Harvard’s decision to drop Weinstein lawyer as dean: ‘new McCarthyism’

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz called the school’s decision to drop Ronald Sullivan Jr. from his role as dean of a residential house after he joined Harvey Weinstein’s legal defense team “the new McCarthyism.”

Dershowitz reacted in a series of tweets Sunday, “The new McCarthyism comes to Harvard. The firing of Dean Sullivan reminds me of the bad old days when lawyers were fired for representing communists, gay people, civil rights demonstrators and women seeking abortions.”

Sullivan, a Harvard Law professor, signed on to become one of Weinstein’s lawyers in January, which sparked outrage from many students at Winthrop House – the Harvard residential college where Sullivan has worked since 2009. He has lived and supervised students at the house.

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In a written statement Saturday, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana said he would not renew the appointments of Ronald Sullivan and his wife, Stephanie Robinson, a law school lecturer, when their term ends on June 30, citing “numerous” concerns about the climate at Winthrop House, which he described as “serious.”

The couple became the first black faculty deans in Harvard history when they took their positions at Winthrop ten years ago.

Some students and faculty members have criticized Sullivan’s decision to represent Weinstein and his response to students’ concerns.

In February, more than 50 students protested, demanding that Sullivan resign or be removed as dean of Winthrop House, according to the university’s newspaper.

The next month, graffiti calling for Sullivan’s resignation appeared on a Harvard building.

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Khurana called the situation regrettable and said efforts to improve the climate were ineffective.

A few minutes after his initial tweet, Dershowitz wrote, “This may be the worst violation of academic freedom during my 55 year association with Harvard. Any student who feels ‘unsafe’ in the presence of Dean Sullivan and his wife does not belong at a university.”

He added, “’Feeling unsafe’ is the new mantra of the new McCarthyism. It’s an excuse for firing anyone, from a Republican to a Muslim,” invoking Sen. Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin Republican linked to the post-World War II “Red Scare.” McCarthy served in the Senate from 1947 until his death in 1957.

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Alan Dershowitz, seen here, slammed Harvard’s decision to drop a dean representing Harvey Weinstein. (Michael Brochstein/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images, File)

Later, he tweeted, “If the students who demanded the firing of Sullivan had been around in 1776, John Adams would have been fired as an author of the Declaration because he made them feel unsafe for representing the Brits accused of the Boston Massacre. Shame on these student McCarthyites.”

Harvard did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment on Dershowitz’s reaction.

Sullivan and Robinson said in an email that they were “surprised” and “dismayed” by the Ivy League school’s decision not to renew their appointments as residential deans. They said Harvard unilaterally ended discussions that they believed had been progressing.

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Robinson and Sullivan were “dismayed” by Harvard’s move. (Youtube/BlackPrelaw, The Associated Press, File)

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Weinstein is charged with raping an unidentified female acquaintance in his hotel room in 2013 and performing a forcible sex act on a different woman in 2006.

Weinstein has denied all allegations of nonconsensual sex. He pleaded not guilty and was freed on $1 million bail. His trial is scheduled to begin June 3.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Massachusetts trooper responds to call of injured dog, finds wounded coyote pup

A Massachusetts state trooper was in for a surprise earlier this month when the “wounded dog” he tried to rescue turned out to be an injured coyote pup.

Trooper Carlo Mastromattei responded to a call on May 5 about the animal on the side of a road in Revere, a city roughly 5 miles north of Boston, state police wrote on Facebook.

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Trooper Carlo Mastromattei discovered an injured coyote pup when he responded to a call about a wounded dog earlier this month. (Massachusetts State Police)

When Mastromattei arrived, he spotted the animal on a busy parkway. Instead of a dog, he “saw a small frightened, solitary coyote pup. The pup’s mother was nowhere in sight.”

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The trooper contacted various agencies before calling Ocean View Kennels — the owner of which came to help Mastromattei rescue the pup, placing him in a crate.

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Officials said that the pup was spotted on the edge of a busy parkway and the mother was nowhere to be found. (Massachusetts State Police)

As state police said, “the baby coyote’s adventure was far from over.” Mastromattei took the coyote pup home, where it stayed with the trooper and his girlfriend.

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The following day, the coyote was transported to Tufts Wildlife Clinic in Grafton, “where he was examined and determined to be healthy,” officials said.

The pup was scheduled to be transferred to a wildlife specialist in the Berkshires to be rehabilitated and later released in the wild.

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Massachusetts teen mauled to death by “pack of dogs” he was tending, police

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A Massachusetts teen died Thursday night after police say he was mauled to death by a “pack of dogs.”

Ryan Hazel, 14, was pronounced dead on the scene after suffering “traumatic injuries to various areas of his body” from an apparent dog attack, Bristol County District Attorney Thomas Quinn said at a press conference on Friday.

According to authorities, Ryan was dropped off by his grandmother at 2477 Maple Swamp Rd. in Dighton, Mass., some 46 miles south of Boston, around 6 p.m.

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Quinn said that the young teen had an “arrangement” with the property owner, who was later identified as 49-year-old Scott Dunmore, to tend to his animals when he was out of town.

“He was going there to take care of several animals on the property while the homeowner was in Boston,” he said. “The victim took care of the homeowners dogs and other animals on a regular basis.”

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Ryan’s grandmother told police that she would normally wait for him to finish, a process that normally took between 30 and 45 minutes, but this time she grew concerned when the teen hadn’t returned after an hour.

She contacted Ryan’s parents who were in New York at the time and they contacted a neighbor to check on the boy.

When the neighbor arrived on the property, which was described as a large lot with several buildings on it, he saw the victim lying in the yard surrounded by dogs, suffering from “traumatic injuries to various areas of his body,” Quinn said.

The neighbor attempted to perform CPR but Ryan was pronounced dead once first responders arrived on the scene.

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Quinn declined to comment further on the victim’s condition or the manner in which the dogs were found. He did say that dogs did not appear to be “malnourished.”

There were four loose dogs in the yard, a Belgian Malinois and several Dutch Shepherds. Seven other dogs were caged at the time of the attack.

The eleven dogs were taken into “custody” by local animal control where they will be quarantined for 10 days as the law requires.

“It does not appear that any foul play is suspected at this time. This was clearly a terrible tragedy for the victim his family and his friends and the town. My heart goes out to all of them,” Quinn said.

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He added that the homeowner has cooperated with authorities but that his dogs were not licensed in the county. The majority of the dogs belonged to the homeowner but he was also watching several dogs that did not belong to him.

Police said there have never been any calls about the property in the past other than a reported house fire in February.

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Man accused of killing wife in Massachusetts living in the country illegally: ICE

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A man accused of stabbing his wife to death in their Massachusetts apartment could face deportation after an immigration detainer was placed on him.

Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife, Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton apartment on Friday in front of their two children.

He pleaded not guilty to a charge of murder Monday during an arraignment from a Boston-area hospital, where he has been after attempting to take his own life after the alleged killing, Boston 25 reported.

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said they placed an immigration detainer on Rodrigues and will seek to deport him after the criminal charges against him end. The agency did not immediately say when he first arrived in the U.S.

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Ilton Rodrigues, a 48-year-old citizen of Brazil, is accused of brutally stabbing his wife Telma Bras, 43, inside their Stoughton, Mass., apartment in front of their two children. (WBZ Pool)

Police said they received a 911 call after the couple’s 17-year-old daughter called a family member during the incident.

When they arrived, officers found Bras in the living room, dead from apparent stab wounds. Rodrigues was nearby with a knife protruding from his body and injuries consistent with a suicide attempt, prosecutors said.

The 17-year-old and a 7-year-old boy were in the home at the time of the attack. They were not injured.

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Rodrigues was taken to a Boston hospital with life-threatening injuries. There he underwent surgery and remains in police custody.

He is slated to appear in Stoughton District Court on June 11.

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Massachusetts man charged with illegally flying helicopter out of his backyard

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A Massachusetts man was arrested Thursday and accused of making more than 50 unlicensed flights with a helicopter he kept in his backyard.

Antonio Santonastaso, 59, of East Brookfield, faces one count of serving as an airman without an airman certificate and one count of making false statements to federal agents.

Prosecutors said Santonastaso lost his pilot license in 2000 after taking part in the theft of a helicopter from Norwood Memorial Airport southwest of Boston. Despite the license revocation, the government said, Santonastaso made more than four dozen flights between April 28 and Nov. 11 of last year along what Federal Aviation Administration inspectors described as an “extremely hazardous” flight path.

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A Robinson R22 Helicopter, like the one allegedly operated by Santonastaso. (File)

Authorities say Santonastaso told investigators he wasn’t aware that the FAA had revoked his pilot license. Prosecutors said Santonastaso also lied about applying for a medical certificate, which is required to operate an aircraft.

Santonastaso was arraigned in Worcester federal court Thursday afternoon. The Worcester Telegram reported that U.S. Magistrate Judge David Hennessy ordered the defendant’s release on $10,000 bond on the condition that he not operate aircraft of any kind and not leave Massachusetts.

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The paper reported that Santonastaso pleaded guilty to larceny in the 2000 helicopter theft after initially claiming that he couldn’t have stolen the helicopter because he was overseas performing “black ops.”

Santonastaso faces up to five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000 if convicted.

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High school teacher goes viral with Gen Z slang list

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A Massachusetts high school teacher recently became “Internet famous” after his impressive comprehensive running list of slang terms went viral.

James Callahan, 43, teaches sociology at Lowell High School, and throughout his 15 years teaching, he has overheard plenty of words he didn’t understand being uttered by the so-called Gen Z students at school.

So Callahan started compiling a running list of what can be considered African-American Vernacular English phrases and he recently shared the impressive list with his students, BuzzFeed News reported.

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One of his students snuck a photo and posted it to Twitter – and it quickly went viral, garnering more than 169,000 retweets since Tuesday.

“My sociology professor keeps an alphabetic list of new slang terms he learns from students and I will never get over it,” the post read.

Callahan told BuzzFeed News in an article posted last week that he loves learning the words and phrases invented by the new generation.

“Both with unique ones as well as the ones where they take an existing word and give it a completely different meaning,” he said. “For example, when I think of ‘snack,’ I think Cheez-Its. It wasn’t until a month ago that I learned that an attractive person is a ‘snack.’ I’m laughing again just thinking about my students explaining it to me.”

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Other words or phrases Callahan defines include: “clap back,” “beat your face,” “I’m dead” and “nunya.”

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High school teacher James Callahan’s running list of slang terms went viral after a student shared it on social media. (James Callahan)

The 17-year-old student who posted the images told BuzzFeed they only learned of the list when a classmate said “something stupid and [Mr. Callahan] asked ‘What does that mean? It’s not in my dictionary.’”

The students prodded him about his “dictionary” and Callahan shared the list.

“It’s so long,” the student, who wanted to be identified only as “Mew,” told BuzzFeed News. “Most of it is right because he asks us to confirm or deny its accuracy before it is officially added.”

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Callahan said there are a lot of more terms and phrases that Gen Z use that are not on the list because slang is always changing.

“It is interesting how Gen Z kids use social media and memes to not only communicate with each other but also to share and spread cultural information,” he said. “Case in point: this list! I never, ever, ever thought this would see the light of day outside my laptop, but where we are.”

Callahan shared a PDF version of his list and made it accessible to the public.

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