UN Takes Aim at JRC, More News from Around the Region

A roundup of local headlines for the week of March 3.

UN Calls on Obama Administration to Take Action Against 'Torture' at JRC

The United Nations is requesting action from the federal government to support the stand against the use of electric shock treatment at the Judge Rotenberg Center in Canton, according to a news report this week. In a report presented to the UN Human Rights Council, Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Méndez called on the government to bring an end to the use of such treatments and restraint at the JRC.

Norwood Police Arrest Man for Possession of 6 Pounds of Marijuana

Norwood Police on Tuesday arrested a 24-year-old man for the possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and possession of ammunition without a Firearm Identification Card (FID). On Monday, the USPS delivered a package to a residence in Norwood. But it was later discovered that the recipient did not live at the resdidence and the package was returned. Postal Investigators then indicated that the package contained marijuana.

91-year-old Man Brutally Beaten at BJ's Parking Lot

At around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a 91-year-old man was attacked in his car at the BJ's parking lot, FOX 25 reported. The man was putting groceries in his car when the suspect opened the passenger door and then punched and choked him, Dedham Police said. The suspect then stole his wallet.

Sharon Water Committee Recommends Lower Rates for Heavy Water Users

Sharon resident Paul Lauenstein weighs in on the Sharon Water Management Advisory Committee’s recent vote to recommend leveling Sharon’s conservation-oriented, ascending-block water rates.

Walpole Schools Chief: Cameras in School Hallways 'Meant to Save Lives' not 'Invade Students' Privacy'

Walpole Public Schools Superintendent Lincoln Lynch gave a statement Friday, March 1, about concerns regarding the potential installation of security cameras in the hallways of the schools.

The cameras are part of a capital budget request that will go before Town Meeting to install additional security cameras in all Walpole Public Schools, including in hallways. A students group has formed at the high school, Students Against Surveillance, who are against the installation of cameras in the hallways of the school. They believe the hallway cameras would invade their privacy and are not worth the estimated $37,000 to put in the high school.


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