On Friday July 9th & Saturday July 10th, Gov. Patrick will be hosting the National governor’s Meeting in Boston. Major news outlets are planning on covering the events albeit mostly due to the supposed protests of Jan Brewer and the Arizona law. Every Major police organization in the state will be protesting the event and staging at various spots. As he cuts into police benefits while creating jobs for friends I cant imagine why….
For those wishing to participate, Keep in mind that reports have been made that the State Police have been directed to videotape protest sites. Civility is the order of the day. Here is a listing of how to participate from the Fraternal Order of Police Massachusetts website,
“FRIDAY, JULY 9th, FENWAY PARK- Parking for Friday – 73 Brookline Ave Lt, Boston, MA 02215 – Must have a shirt, sign or badge to get in. Assemble there no later than 4:30PM to move to Fenway Park (Van Ness & Yawkey Way) and be in place by 5:00PM. Expect to bail around 7:30-8:00PM.
SATURDAY, JULY 10th CASTLE PARK – Parking will be at 200 Mt Vernon St, Boston, MA 02125 (Teacher’s Hall lot) we are asked to be there no later than 4:00PM to assemble, get t shirts & signs and be prepared to step off at 4:30- 4:45 for a 2.4 mile march to Castle Island with the bag pipers leading. There will be water stations and Ice Cream on the route. Family members and children are welcome and encouraged at this demonstration. Bathrooms will be open at the teachers’ hall.
MEETING SPOTS – Mansfield PD, 50 West Street, Mansfield, MA 02048 @ 2pm; Chateau in Norwood, 404 Boston-Providence Turnpike, Norwood, MA 02062 @ 2:30pm; and the parking areas in Boston as stated above.”
Good luck, stay safe
Attorney Ronald A. Sellon