Ultimately, the question was whether the votersí decision was to be given any meaning or whether we would go along with business as usual. I think the courts said . . . we have to give meaning to the new language of the statute.
-- John Reinstein, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts
The logic escapes me. . . . In my mind, the odor of marijuana is clearly enough evidence of illegal activity to justify ordering those inside to exit the vehicle.
-- Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis
On the beat
Columnist Adrian Walker says UMass Dartmouth is shaken after revelations that one of the Marathon bomb suspects was a student there. Read more