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Boston police rush to help as 6 attacks unfold
Boston Globe ^ | April 10, 2014 | John R. Ellement

Posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Police rushed around downtown Boston Wednesday night, responding to calls for help after a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people on Boston Common and in the neighborhood, police said.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: boston; crime; massachusetts; yoots
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Sounds like an equal opportunity crime wave and the celebration of diversity. /sarc.
1 posted on 04/11/2014 6:17:56 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

Do I have to ask?


2 posted on 04/11/2014 6:20:52 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement
In the past few weeks, Boston has had a 9-alarm fire (2 dead firefighters), an 8-alarm fire, now these 6 unprovoked attacks, and the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing is just a few days away.

I'm thinking our first responders may be on edge. Who wouldn't be? I wouldn't be surprised if something goes horribly wrong around here.

3 posted on 04/11/2014 6:21:17 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: ilovesarah2012

The Amish?


4 posted on 04/11/2014 6:21:50 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The silence on the race of the attackers says a thousand words.


5 posted on 04/11/2014 6:22:11 PM PDT by Antihero101607
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To: ilovesarah2012

The lack of racial makeup of the group in the report tells me all I need to know.


6 posted on 04/11/2014 6:23:58 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ilovesarah2012

What on Earth are you talking about? It’s those crazy Amish again!


7 posted on 04/11/2014 6:24:46 PM PDT by wastedyears (I'm a pessimist, I say plenty of negative things. Consider it a warning of sorts.)
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To: doc1019
Why wasn't the color of....his shoes included?

One person, a teenager with short cropped hair and red sweat shirt, was the most aggressive attacker,

8 posted on 04/11/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: Antihero101607

yup. the press/media is never shy about race when it’s a white person.


9 posted on 04/11/2014 6:26:01 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

TeenagerS!!!.... again?


10 posted on 04/11/2014 6:27:47 PM PDT by Calusa (Were going to have that person arrested.....that did the video, said Hillary Clinton.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I have a friend who lives in the Boston area. He sent me a newspaper column in which a white male was the attacker. The noticeable part of the article was that the two opening paragraphs — emphasis: not one but two — said “The white male...” I kid you not.


11 posted on 04/11/2014 6:28:13 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: ConservativeStatement

LOL! Great question. ;-)


12 posted on 04/11/2014 6:28:48 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: ConservativeStatement

A Clockwork Orange.


13 posted on 04/11/2014 6:29:09 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Antihero101607
Officer Rachel McGuire, a Boston police spokeswoman, said Thursday that the department does not believe the assaults were part of a “knockout game,’’ which the department considers to be when a person is physically assaulted, but no other crime is committed against them.


14 posted on 04/11/2014 6:30:10 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Amish....
...In a gun-free zone....

Go figure...

15 posted on 04/11/2014 6:30:12 PM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Signalman

Where’s Bernie Goetz when you need him?


16 posted on 04/11/2014 6:31:59 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
What kind of males and females?

Polish?

17 posted on 04/11/2014 6:33:56 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: DIRTYSECRET
"Where’s Bernie Goetz when you need him? "

Often in my thoughts.

18 posted on 04/11/2014 6:37:36 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

Reminds me of the apes and the monolith in 2001 Space Odessey. The specter of civilization is the monolith which has the apes agitated.


19 posted on 04/11/2014 6:38:16 PM PDT by MHGinTN
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To: DIRTYSECRET
Where’s Bernie Goetz when you need him?

From wikipedia:

On November 1, 2013, Goetz was arrested for allegedly selling $30 worth of marijuana to an undercover female NYPD officer in Union Square. At a December 18, 2013 court appearance he rejected a 10 day community service plea, stating "Either dismiss it, or let's take it to trial and let a jury decide". Outside court Goetz said he offered the undercover female officer the marijuana three times for free but she insisted on paying for it, and that he thought the arresting officer was trying to get him to punch him to escalate the case. At a February 20, 2014 court appearance Goetz again rejected a 10 day community service plea and called on Mayor de Blasio, among other things, to stop all marijuana arrests in NYC for a few months.

20 posted on 04/11/2014 6:46:22 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: ilovesarah2012
Do I have to ask?

Do you mean, are they Amish?

21 posted on 04/11/2014 6:49:32 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I was wondering whether the readers of this “newspaper” ever call them out on why they go to such pains to avoid mentioning race in stories such as this. Are there letters to the editor on this subject?

Could any Boston Freepers help out here?


22 posted on 04/11/2014 6:53:22 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
One person, a teenager with short cropped hair and red sweat shirt, was the most aggressive attacker,

Lemme fix that.

One (black) person, a teenager with short cropped (nappy) hair and red (hooded) sweat shirt, was the most aggressive (racist) attacker...

23 posted on 04/11/2014 6:57:15 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: OldPossum

A number of comments raised the question of race. There were a lot of blocked comments as well.


24 posted on 04/11/2014 6:58:15 PM PDT by Ken H (What happens on the internet, stays on the internet.)
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To: LostInBayport
I think I can expand and improve on the picture you posted.

Here, our hero, the State Supported Mainstream Media places their collective heads in a more appropriate orifice that also blocks out all sound, sight and audio.


25 posted on 04/11/2014 7:00:27 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

26 posted on 04/11/2014 7:01:43 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be," -Epitap)
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To: ClearCase_guy

yup. boston is quickly turning into oakland of the east


27 posted on 04/11/2014 7:04:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Ken H

Thanks for your response (post 24). It would be incomprehensible if there was no blow-back to The Globe on their reporting. But, as you seem to indicate, they don’t care, they’re going to do it their way until no objections are raised. OK. Fine. And one of these days they’ll have next-to-no readers.


28 posted on 04/11/2014 7:06:16 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

The 9 alarm was caused by a welding crew working nearby, who didn’t have permits or report the fire once they started it. I believe the 8 alarm fire was caused by a car fire which spread to the nearby buildings.


29 posted on 04/11/2014 7:12:03 PM PDT by matt04
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To: Antihero101607
The silence on the race of the attackers says a thousand words.

The Globe says three of the attackers are from Mattapan section of Boston. Once a Jewish neighborhood, it was overrun by blacks in the 1960's.

30 posted on 04/11/2014 7:46:26 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: OldPossum

This is from the Glob.. need I say more?


31 posted on 04/11/2014 7:47:59 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: Antihero101607
From the top of the Globe page:

You can now read 10 articles each month for free on BostonGlobe.com.

And why, pray tell would I want to do that?

32 posted on 04/11/2014 7:48:41 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: matt04

Bookmark


33 posted on 04/11/2014 7:59:56 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

The Globe says three of the attackers are from Mattapan section of Boston. Once a Jewish neighborhood, it was overrun by blacks in the 1960’s.


Good book on this topic; “Death of an American Jewish Community”. The Federal government created a program to help push unqualified people into owning homes. Local banks and real estate agents then used the program to start a block-busting operation in Mattapan. It worked beyond their wildest expectation; completely destroying a stable neighborhood.

As the sad joke goes... The real estate agents made money. The banks made money. Well, two out of there ain’t bad.


34 posted on 04/11/2014 8:09:08 PM PDT by Flick Lives ("I can't believe it's not Fascism!")
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To: OldPossum

I’m an 81 year old who gave up The Globe last summer after reading it for my entire life.

I’m came close in the 70s when The Globe supported busing,which utterly destroyed The Boston Public Schools. I backed off.

Last summer was it for me——the utter adoration of Obama was the final straw.

.


35 posted on 04/11/2014 8:22:20 PM PDT by Mears
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To: ChildOfThe60s

Boy, I bet the Globe gets deluged with subscription offers. I guess people just can’t do without their daily lib brainwashing. I’ve noticed many on-line papers have the same pitch....like we just can’t do without subscribing. Where will we get our news from? (snicker)


36 posted on 04/11/2014 8:26:48 PM PDT by driftless2
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To: Mears

I gave up on the Globe several years ago. I sort of figured out it wasn’t doing my disposition any good when I would angrily fling the paper down on the recycling pile almost every single morning for some example or other of their blatant bias and liberal world view that just automatically assumes that it is the correct view that any right thinking person would hold.


37 posted on 04/11/2014 8:42:01 PM PDT by Unam Sanctam
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To: MHGinTN

-— The specter of civilization is the monolith which has the apes agitated. -—

LOL Ouch!


38 posted on 04/11/2014 8:44:40 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: OldPossum

-— And one of these days they’ll have next-to-no readers. ——
Thankfully, they’re well on their way. The NYT bought them for $1 billion less than ten years ago. They sold the toilet paper for $50 million last year.

I never thought I’d live to see its demise. I will buy the final edition and frame it.


39 posted on 04/11/2014 8:48:35 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Flick Lives

A few times I hung around Blue Hill Avenue up to 1966 eating at Delis and shooting pool. Then I went to war. I came back in 1968, and the Avenue was filled with burnt out stores once owned by Jews. Blacks were everywhere.


40 posted on 04/11/2014 9:20:27 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: Mears
I’m an 81 year old who gave up The Globe last summer after reading it for my entire life.

I gave it up decades ago when they took Johnny Hart off the comics.

41 posted on 04/11/2014 9:22:49 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: ilovesarah2012

“We out!” kinda lends itself as to the amishness or not.


42 posted on 04/11/2014 10:09:44 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Redneck. Race: Daytona 500)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Boston ? must have been the Black Irish
43 posted on 04/12/2014 12:40:45 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: stylin19a

Are the sewers in Boston flooded? Sounds like the street rats are coming up for fresh air again.


44 posted on 04/12/2014 3:11:55 AM PDT by DaveA37
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“Are the sewers in Boston flooded? Sounds like the street rats are coming up for fresh air again.”......

I know, I know, that sounds RACIST. (It was meant to be)


45 posted on 04/12/2014 3:15:25 AM PDT by DaveA37
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...at least six unprovoked attacks...

I beg to differ - they were provoked in the worst sort of way by the Obama's, Holders, Sharptons, Jacksons, etc.,....

46 posted on 04/12/2014 3:58:47 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: Mears
[I] gave up The Globe last summer ... the utter adoration of Obama was the final straw.

The Chuck Turner carfuffle did it for me.

47 posted on 04/12/2014 3:59:22 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck". - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
...a group of up to 20 males and females launched at least six unprovoked attacks on people on Boston Common and in the neighborhood
If memory serves, the Common is quite near the New State House. Thanks ConservativeStatement.
48 posted on 04/12/2014 4:32:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: rktman

LOL When I read the article, I thought the same thing.


49 posted on 04/12/2014 4:53:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sounds like “they” were relieved it was finally whites.


50 posted on 04/12/2014 4:59:31 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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