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Boston Women's March And Local Law Enforcement

On Saturday, January 21, 2017 the Boston Police Department (BPD) posted on its Facebook page at 5:45 pm the following about the Women's March:

"To the tens of thousands who participated in today’s Women’s March on Boston Common earlier today, Saturday, January 21, 2017, the men and women of the Boston Police Department would like to thank you for the high levels of respectful and responsible behavior on display throughout the day. Said Commissioner Evans: "Really impressed with the amount of respect and courtesy shown to my officers by everybody attending today's Women’s March and I’d just like to personally thank everybody who demonstrated in a peaceful, polite and respectful manner."

The Boston Globe newspaper reported about the event:

"... the enormous crowd began streaming from Boston Common onto Charles Street, heading to Clarendon Street, where they turned around. So many people marched that it took more than an hour and a half to file out of the Common. City officials estimated that 175,000 attended the demonstration... The Boston event was one of more than 600 marches being held nationwide and globally, on the day after Trump took office... Speakers at the Boston kickoff included Warren, Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston, US Senator Edward J. Markey, and Attorney General Maura Healey... By about 1 p.m., marchers began to hit the streets, though the crowd was so big that many had to wait before they could get out of the Common. The gathering was almost evenly split between men and women, and a diverse range of agendas was represented: climate change, antiracism, and Trump’s ties to Russia. On Twitter, Boston police thanked protesters for remaining peaceful."

There more demonstrations in Massachusetts in Falmouth, Greenfield, Nantucket, Provincetown, Northampton, and Pittsfield. Social networking posts about the Boston event by the BPD on Twitter:

Tweet about Womens March by Boston Police Department. Click to view larger version

Tweets about Womens March by Boston Police Department. Click to view larger version

Respectful behavior all around: marchers and law enforcement. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved, plus very respectful messages on social networking sites by the BPD. Hopefully, in the future more citizens and police departments around the country will follow Boston's lead. That is truly #BostonStrong.

Yes, I live and work in Boston. What happened in your city? How did your city's law enforcement respond. Share below.


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Dennis Self

I have truly enjoyed your blog over the years and have found it helpful and informative.

However, I disagree strongly with your politics. By including your political opinions and support in your blog, it has become muddled, off-point, and a distraction from the purpose of my subscription.

I will be glad to discuss my views with you, but for now. I am signing off.

I think any public forum, initiated or chartered for a particular purpose, that falls into the trap of thinking success makes one qualified or an expert in politics or religion, should be terminated.

Kind regards,

Dennis Self


Dear Dennis:

Thanks for sharing your views. Sorry to see you go. I hope that you'll reconsider at some future point, as I won't stop blogging about privacy identity theft and corporate responsibility. The latter often covers government agencies, and in the above post I thought it relevant to acknowledge local law enforcement for a job well done during a historic event. Their job is very hard.

And, it's not often one reads about law enforcement thanking demonstrators.

Have a good day and best wishes to you,


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