Thursday links (6/5/14)

Taunton police fatally shot a dog. A Holyoke police officer and firefighter have both resigned after accusations of drug possession.

Undoing the dirty work of Annie Dookhan.

Upcoming, high-profile court cases at the federal courthouse in Boston (such as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial) will go unseen by most thanks to a ban on cameras in federal court.

In an incredible and possibly unprecedented move to block transparency, US Marshals seized records related to cell phone surveillance from a Florida police department to prevent them from being provided to the ACLU in response to a public records request.

If Obama can unilaterally decide to release five Gitmo detainees, then why can't he make good on his promise to close Gitmo?