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The System

Questions remain about surveillance cameras on Greylock buses

Schools can hardly be blamed for wanting to decreasing the amount of time investigating problem behaviors. Cameras solve that problem. They’re cheap. They’re easy to install. And besides, everybody else has them.

Featured image a composite of public domain images created to represent the issue, not an actual school bus, graphic by Jason Velázquez.

TLC #75: DA Harrington discusses new juvenile justice initiative

Berkshire County Courthouse, photo by Alexius Horatius; [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

"The plan will hold juvenile offenders accountable while encouraging positive youth development through proven strategies to reduce teen recidivism and address the root causes of delinquency. It is a shift from a court-centered model of addressing juvenile delinquency to a community-based model, focused on ending the school-to-prison pipeline."

Berkshire County legal system comes under the gaze of court watchers

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Berkshire County Courthouse, photo by Alexius Horatius; [CC BY-SA 3.0] via Wikimedia Commons.

Stirred by the popular will across the United States to enact meaningful criminal justice reform, the Berkshires gets ready to train eyes and ears on the court system.
Berkshire County Courthouse, Pittsfield, Mass., photo by AlexiusHoratius; [ CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons.

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