Wednesday links (7/30/14)

At two rallies in Boston, people showed their support for and protested against the governor's plan to house migrant children in Massachusetts. An MBTA transit police sergeant was put on paid leave after being arrested three times in two days.

A state trooper who is accused of killing a mother and daughter in a drunk driving crash was allowed by a judge to leave the state and travel to Maine for a family vacation, angering the family of the victims.

Cambridge business allows people to try out 3D printers and laser cutting tools.

What are the chances of there being a second Probation Department scandal trial?

A report by Human Rights Watch and the ACLU finds that journalists and lawyers are being harassed and intimidated by government surveillance efforts.