MBTA bus, train ads urge speaking up for victims
An effort to get people to support crime victims features ads on 300 MBTA bus and subway cars and a reusable bag giveaway at Ruggles station Wednesday.
Federal authorities said that they received thousands of tips during the manhunt of the Boston Marathon bombers. And it’s that type of outpouring and help that local authorities said they need on every case.
“That’s exactly the kind of cooperation we’re looking for in all cases whether it’s a homicide, shooting or sexual assault,” said Suffolk District Attorney Dan Conley. “Whenever these things happen in the city or county there’s almost always someone who saw what happened, who knows what happened or knows who is responsible.”
Conley, along with Boston and Transit police and other community leaders will try to spread that message across the city Wednesday during an event at the Ruggles MBTA station where they will hand out reusable bags. The bags will have the message “Be a voice for justice” printed on them.
The effort is timed to take place during Nation Crime Victims’ Rights Week and is funded by a $5,000 grant from the Department of Justice. It includes advertisements on more than 300 MBTA buses and subway cars.
The grant was awarded to two Massachusetts agencies including the Suffolk district attorney's office.
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