Week In Review: ‘Fishy Business’ Edition
We take a look back at some of this week’s top stories, from Attorney General Martha Coakley’s lawsuit against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, to news that the Orlando man fatally shot by FBI agents was unarmed, to a new report from the state auditor showing millions of welfare dollars were distributed to supposedly deceased recipients.
Callum Borchers, business reporter for The Boston Globe.
WBUR, “Coakley also said NOAA failed to use the best science to count fish, but the agency disagrees. ‘Given the poor condition of these stocks and the phased approach we took to reducing fishing effort to help ease the economic impacts on fishermen in 2012, the cuts are necessary,’ NOAA’s regional director, John Bullard, said in a statement.”
The Boston Globe, “Council spokesman Hassan Shibly said there is reason to believe the use of deadly force was unnecessary, adding that Todashev was shot multiple times and that at least one bullet struck the back of his head. ‘We have sources telling us he was unarmed and that this shooting was not justified.'”
Radio Boston, “State Auditor Suzanne Bump has identified more than eleven hundred welfare recipients in the Commonwealth who are–dead. If true, it means somebody, or some people have fraudulently pocketed almost 2.4 million dollars in state benefits.”
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