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03 Apr 2003
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police equipment & badges - classified? (english)
04 Apr 2003
I spoke recently with two individuals in the Boston Police Department, in an attempt to do some research about the equipment used to protect officers during a demonstrations. The officers I spoke with would only tell me that they carried batons and wore helmets - the rest was classified information. (This frustrated me a great deal - after all, whose tax money pays for this equipment?)

I also asked specifically about badges and identity concealment. Every official I spoke with assured me that all Boston police are required to display their badge & badge number at all times while on-duty. It is evident from the observations of activists and marchers that even at peaceful demonstrations, this does not occur.

If anyone else has any information about police equipment, and/or officers concealing their identity in various manners, I'd appreciate a response.
For naja (english)
04 Apr 2003