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Police add assault rifles across the state

Officials point to terror concerns

'It's a major step backwards in terms of Massachusetts' national reputation for promoting progressive law enforcement strategy,' said the Rev. Eugene Rivers of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition. "It's a major step backwards in terms of Massachusetts' national reputation for promoting progressive law enforcement strategy," said the Rev. Eugene Rivers of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition.
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / June 3, 2009

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The odds that a local police officer in Massachusetts has access to a military-grade assault rifle, whether in the trunk of a cruiser or at a police station, are far stronger than authorities have previously revealed. (Full article: 1047 words)

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