Tuesday links (7/1/14)

Former Springfield police officer who beat man unconscious asks the Supreme Judicial Court to void his assault conviction because the jury wasn't told about "police privilege." Family in court to determine how much money they are owed from brutality lawsuit against Springfield police officer.

Massachusetts veteran finally gets a doctor's appointment at the Bedford VA hospital -- two years after he died.

Cambridge is scrapping the proposed regulations that would have shut down Uber and rewriting them.

More info about the ACLU's public records lawsuit against Massachusetts SWAT teams.

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that survivors of the Abu Ghraib prison may sue a military contractor who was involved in torture and abuse in US court.

Why birth control pills shouldn't require a prescription from a doctor.