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Big police scandal, small-town shame

Jay Burnham of Hamilton, a real estate broker, said: ''We're all proud of most of the police officers on our force. We shall get through this.'' Jay Burnham of Hamilton, a real estate broker, said: ''We're all proud of most of the police officers on our force. We shall get through this.'' (Globe Staff Photo / Matthew J. Lee)
By Eric Moskowitz
Globe Staff / December 29, 2008

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HAMILTON - With its graceful Colonials and snow-covered horse farms, Hamilton in winter looks as if it were lifted from a Currier and Ives scene. Less idyllic are the feelings of many of its residents, whose appreciation for their pastoral setting has been usurped by a mix of sadness, anger, and embarrassment elicited by a Police Department scandal. (Full article: 1154 words)

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