Protesters are making plans and police are on edge. Boston Police Commissioner William Evans called for calm last week. He spoke out after two New York City officers were ambushed and shot dead.
Cities, including Boston, were tense after weeks of protests aimed at policing in minority communities.
Some of the police attending the funeral of New York City Officer Rafael Ramos turned their backs at the sound of Mayor Bill de Blasio's voice. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh said it would be a "disgrace" for anti-policing protests to continue at a time of police funerals.
State Senator Linda Forry joined Jim Braude on Broadside to discuss the protests over policing that started with the shooting of Michael Brown and the strangle hold death of Eric Garner.