Our panel of journalists looks at the big stories in the news.
What made The Short List this week?
- New details this week in a case in Springfield about allegations that off-duty police officers assaulted four African American men outside a bar two years ago. (NEPR / MassLive)
- Police departments in Massachusetts are aiming to reduce the number of people who text and drive. (AP)
- After a long, deliberative process, Amherst College has replaced the controversial "Lord Jeff" with a mascot that truly can't offend anyone. (NEPR)