Bill Bratton, the anti-insider Insider
: A couple of pieces on Dorchester’s very own Billy Bratton, who’s now off to the LAPD. Joan Vennochi
has an interesting column about what type of city (i.e. Boston) would let a guy like Bratton go. Joan’s conclusion: a city with small-minded political leadership. She’s right. But Hub Blog finds it curious that Joan hasn’t put down her Defend the Sisterhood sword long enough to connect the same dots with our august Dem candidate for governor. (Besides reading the Globe’s own R. Emmet Hayes story this morning, she might also want to take a peek at this ‘Trav’
editorial in the Herald.) Meanwhile, Brian McGrory
recently interviewed Billy in New York. Bratton has some depressing opinions about the Boston police union.