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Supreme Judicial Court selects LAW professor David Breen for Committee on Juror Voir Dire

September 2nd, 2014 in 2014, David Breen, Newsmakers, Professor Extras, School of Law 0 comments

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Bill to make ATMs safer meets resistance from banks

May 11th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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The robbery and murder last summer of a South Boston woman who was forced to withdraw money from several automatic teller machines spurred support for legislation aimed at increasing security at ATMs across Massachusetts. But the bill has made little progress, opposed by the state’s banking industry…

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“Why not codify it, so the outliers are doing it too?”

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I-Team: ATM security bill gains support in Mass

February 20th, 2014 in 2014, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law, WBZ-TV 0 comments

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A criminal lurks in the shadows and robs a customer at a bank ATM. It’s a common crime that could target any one of us. And it could easily turn violent. Last summer, a horrific crime unfolded in Boston. Twenty-four-year-old Amy Lord was abducted by a stranger, and before he allegedly killed her, authorities say Edwin Alemany took Lord to five bank ATMs, forcing her to withdraw money…

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July 27th, 2013 in 2013, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law, WCVB 0 comments

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After Murder Of South Boston Woman, A Push For More ATM Safety

July 27th, 2013 in 2013, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law, WBUR 0 comments

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Police believe South Boston resident Amy Lord was forced to withdraw money from five different ATM machines before she was killed earlier this week — one after another…

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Push for increased safety at ATMs after Amy Lord slaying

July 26th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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In the wake of the murder of Amy Lord, the 24-year-old woman who police believe was driven to a series of ATMs to withdraw money before she was killed, activists called for mandating increased safety mechanisms at bank ATMs…

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“You would think if one of the five ATMs had at least a 911 phone or a panic button, it would have given her a fighting chance.”

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Accused Boston marathon bomber to make first court appearance

July 10th, 2013 in 2013, David Breen, Newsmakers, Reuters, School of Law 0 comments

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Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is due in court on Wednesday to face charges in the worst mass-casualty attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, a crime that could bring the death penalty…

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“This will certainly be the first time we’ve seen the defendant in public since the bombing, and so it will be interesting to see what he looks like at this point.”

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What Happened At The Now-Closed State Crime Lab?

September 19th, 2012 in 2012, David Breen, Newsmakers, School of Law, WBUR 0 comments

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Aftershocks intensify in Mass. drug lab scandal

September 17th, 2012 in 2012, Boston Globe, David Breen, David Rossman, Newsmakers, School of Law 0 comments

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Massachusetts police chiefs, defense lawyers, and prosecutors are preparing for the fallout from evidence mishandling at a busy state drug laboratory, a scandal they say could put felons back on the streets, inundate courts, and damage public confidence in the justice system…

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South Shore police ranks lack drug recognition experts

April 7th, 2012 in 2012, David Breen, Newsmakers, Patriot Ledger, School of Law 0 comments

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At first, it looked to be a classic case of drunken driving…

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