The Short List: Details Of Alleged Police Assault, Texting While Crashing, Mammoth Mascots

Apr 7, 2017

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)