Profiling and Harvard police - The Boston Globe
"...The independent panel should also look for clues outside of Harvard's police department. The college administration could be sending messages, subtle or otherwise, that outsiders are not welcome on campus. That would be an especially bad message to send as Harvard readies to expand its campus into the Allston section of Boston. Minorities who work at or attend Harvard have the clout and knowledge to make themselves heard. But neighbors of Harvard or passersby may not."
This topic also gives us reason to reconsider the ownership of the small park being created behind the Honan Library. The Cooperation Agreement signed by the City and Harvard says the following, but makes no statement about who will own the land and who will police it:
The applicant (Harvard) shall negotiate with the Authority (BRA) and the City of Boston an agreement providing for guarantees of public access and the dedication of Library Park as publicly-accessible open space or other public use.
Members of the community have asked for clarification, but have received none.