Thursday links (6/19/14)

The state is spending $2.6 million on police escorts for trucks carrying sand to Winthrop beach. Is this really necessary?

Attorneys for suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are trying to get the trial moved to Washington DC, arguing he can't receive a fair trial in Massachusetts. The judge in the case also ruled that prosecutors can't use Tsarnaev's status as an immigrant as a reason for seeking the death penalty.

Boston police: We don't have any documents on cell phone surveillance guidelines. And if we do, you can't have them.

Justina Pelletier has finally been reunited with her family.

A former regional director for the Department of Transportation was sentenced to probation in a procurement fraud case.

Gun rights activists rally outside the State House in protest of Speaker DeLeo's proposed "gun control" bill.

Soon, Massachusetts will no longer be producing electricity using coal.

Tuesday links (6/10/14)

The state finally asks a judge to return Justina Pelletier to her parents. At least 23 "Youth Pass" activists were arrested at the Mass Transportation Secretary's office during a sit-in protest.

The occupation of a foreclosed home by housing activists has been broken up by the Boston Police Department, who arrested one person.

DeLeo "gun control" bill barely escapes a committee hearing, with a 7-6 vote.

The New York Times takes a look at the militarization of American police.