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  • Prosecutor: Baby Bella 'screamed to be let out' in life of torment

    09/21/2015 10:13:29 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 36 replies
    The drug-addled mother of Bella Bond watched her boyfriend swath the tot's lifeless body in a garbage bag and stuff her in their refrigerator before the Dorchester couple went on a days-long heroin binge, a prosecutor said today. "She was a demon and this was her time to die," Michael P. McCarthy, 35, and a fanatic of the occult, told Rachelle D. Bond, 40, one terrible day in May as he stood over Bella in the 2 1/2-year-old child's bedroom, according to assistant Suffolk District Attorney David Deakin. McCarthy, his long blond hair spilling over his shoulders, was held without...
  • The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston ..

    09/19/2015 1:41:45 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | September 19, 2015 | Myriah Towner
    Complete Headline: The tragic life of 'Baby Doe' Bella Bond laid bare: Conceived in a tent at Occupy Boston, kept secret from her addict mom's family and 'punched until she died by a step-dad convinced she was possessed' Bella Bond was punched in the stomach by her mother's boyfriend until she died, her mother has told investigators, claiming the man thought the two-year-old was 'possessed by demons'. Rachelle Bond, 40, of the Boston neighborhood Mattapan made the allegations against 35-year-old Michael McCarthy as she spoke to investigators about the murder case involving her daughter who became known as 'Baby Doe'...
  • Occupy plans reunion

    09/24/2012 8:39:40 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 24, 2012 | Christine McConville
    Occupy Boston is planning to pitch tents downtown again, reoccupying Dewey Square on “S30” — Occupy code for the one-year anniversary of their Sept. 30, 2011, beginnings. “We’ve got our tents in a secret storage space,” said Bil Lewis, a Cambridge computer scientist who has stayed active with a small group of Occupy die-hards. “All of our logistics stuff in somewhere else, and we’re prepared to take it out and get settled.”
  • Occupy May 1st- A Day Without the 99%

    04/30/2012 6:41:24 AM PDT · by outpostinmass2 · 18 replies
    Worldwide, May 1st is traditionally a workers day – a day of labor solidarity and a public holiday. It’s a day to celebrate and march in support of immigrant rights, worker rights, and human rights. In protest against the corruption of the worldwide marketplace, which has led to illegal foreclosures, mass unemployment, low wages, high taxes and a penalization of all those who do not own the ‘99%’ of the world’s resources, and in solidarity with the immigrant movements of Massachusetts and the world, Occupy Boston is calling for a general strike on May Day. On May 1st, Occupy Boston...
  • Occupy Boston drops suit against city

    12/21/2011 6:45:23 PM PST · by matt04 · 3 replies
    Residents of the Occupy Boston encampment have dropped a lawsuit against the city of Boston, saying slow-moving litigation wasn't the best way to meet their goals. The residents of the tent city at Dewey Square lived in the public park for 10 weeks in a protest against what they said was the disproportionate political and economic power given to an elite few. Earlier this month, Occupy Boston sued the city to stop it from dismantling the camp. But a judge ruled Dec. 7 they didn't have a constitutional right to live there, and Mayor Thomas Menino removed them a few...
  • Wonder why Occupy lugs have no jobs? (w/ mug shots)

    12/13/2011 1:40:42 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 29 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/13/11 | Howie Carr
    A mug shot is worth a thousand words. And these BPD mug shots from Occupy Boston tell us quite a story, namely, how greasy and dirty you’ll look if you stop bathing for weeks at a time. Until they were run out of Dewey Square, the howling-at-the-moon hippies were protesting the fact that they can’t find jobs. And it is true that the vast majority of those lugged early Saturday morning are unemployed. Imagine that — how could a potential employer not be bowled over by, say, Jonathan Landry Kenyon, age 19, a drifter from Freedom, Pa. Look at that...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Dec. 11, 2011

    12/11/2011 2:27:44 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | 12/11/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column, "Hasta la Vista, Freeloaders!" "Good riddance. Better late than never. How could we miss them when they wouldn’t go away? I’d have preferred a final Armaggedon-like confrontation featuring a 21st century reincarnation of the Tactical Patrol Force swinging billy clubs and letting loose the German shepherds on the filthy, drug-addled, obscenity-spewing trust-funders...."
  • Caption this Occupy Boston protester being removed by police

    12/10/2011 4:15:02 PM PST · by matt1234 · 33 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 10 December 2011 | Essdras M Suarez
    Police remove an Occupy Boston protester from Dewey Square.
  • $1 million OT tab needed to quash Occupy Boston

    12/10/2011 9:25:33 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | December 10, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Mayor Thomas M. Menino hailed police for their "professionalism" in peacefully breaking up the Occupy Boston encampment in Dewey Square after 70 days, and also thanked protesters for showing "restraint."
  • Occupy Boston Protesters Get Evicted, 46 Arrested

    12/10/2011 8:01:27 AM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies
    ABC ^ | Dec. 10, 2011 | KATTI GRAY
    <p>After 10 weeks of camping out at Boston's Dewey Square, up to 150 Occupy Wall Street protesters were evicted this morning when police officers tore down tents and arrested 46, the Associated Press reported.</p> <p>Though some campers heeded the midnight Thursday deadline that Mayor Thomas Menino set for them to disperse, between 100 and 150 were still in the park at 5 a.m. today when Boston Police Department officers arrived to "ensure compliance with the trespassing law," Elaine Driscoll, a department spokeswoman, told AP.</p>
  • 46 arrested as Occupy Boston camp closed

    12/10/2011 7:42:21 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/9/11 | Joe Dwinell
    OVERSTAYED YOUR WELCOME: As BPD Superintendent William Evans put it, the occupiers “overstayed their welcome.” Here is Herald chief videographer Robert Greim’s report on the raid on Dewey Square (see video at link) THIS IS THE END: Most occupiers said police handled the situation well, but Katrina, who wouldn’t give her last name, expressed outrage that police came in “at 5 a.m., when most people were asleep,” she told the Herald’s Christine McConville.By 8 a.m, the tents and signs were gone, and a graffiti-busting crews were hosing down a sign-filled wall near where the group had held its general assemblies.It...
  • Occupy Boston protesters get visit from Police Commissioner Edward Davis

    12/09/2011 10:52:01 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 12 replies
    Under the watchful eye of city police officers, about 40 Occupy Boston protesters remained in Dewey Square this morning -- with some promising to stay in the encampment ... “There hasn’t been victory yet,” said 21-year-old Devon Pendelton. “We have a lot more to do.” He said he had made space for more protesters and a busful were en route. Boston Police Commissioner Edward F. Davis visited the scene at 8 a.m. Some of the protesters applauded the muted police response to the encampment during the past 24 hours. In contrast to other cities where police forcibly ended encampments, Boston...
  • Chanting crowd masses as some occupiers decamp, others vow to stay

    12/09/2011 12:14:32 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/9/11 | Christine McConville And O’ryan Johnson
    A crowd of as many as 1,000 people gathered at Occupy Boston in Dewey Square last night, some chanting defiantly, blocking the street and erecting a barricade around part of the tent city, while others sang and danced to a brass band, as authorities delayed their promised eviction of the two-month-old encampment. Some capitulating members of Occupy Boston meekly folded their tents earlier in the evening, declaring their occupation of Dewey Square a success in the wake, while more defiant protesters remain encamped, building a barricade and braced for a standoff with police. “The majority of the tents are coming...
  • Menino to Protestors - Get Out!

    12/08/2011 8:43:41 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Talk 1200 Boston ^ | 12/8/11 | Talk 1200 Boston
    Mayor Thomas Menino has told Occupy Boston protesters they must leave their encampment in the city's financial district by midnight or face eviction. The mayor said Thursday he'll be encouraging the protesters to leave voluntarily. Dot Joyce, a spokeswoman for Menino, said if they refuse to leave police would take ``necessary and appropriate'' action to remove the encampment. The move comes a day after Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre rejected the protesters' request to ban the city from removing them.The judge said in Wednesday's decision that the occupation of state land can be viewed as a ``hostile act'' not...
  • Police Stop ‘Occupy Boston’ From Moving In Winterized Tent

    12/05/2011 11:53:47 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 15 replies
    WBZ-TV ^ | 12/5/11 | WBZ-TV Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – Occupy Boston protesters brought a huge winterized tent to the edge of Dewey Square early Monday afternoon, but were blocked by police. Occupiers were left standing outside their camp with the military-style, 500-pound tent, which was tightly wrapped up in plastic and wheeled in on a cart. The peaceful standoff began at noon as expected. City officials handed out fliers to the occupiers saying the tents violate fire safety and building codes. New building materials are prohibited and the protesters would need to apply for a permit. The standoff ended about a half-hour later as the protesters...
  • Hard Times at Occupy Boston

    12/04/2011 7:27:47 AM PST · by Second Amendment First · 22 replies
    The Nation ^ | December 2, 2011 | Sam Graham-Felsen
    <p>John Ford signed up for a revolution, but he’s running a clinic.</p> <p>In the early days of Occupy Boston, Ford, a 30-year-old bookstore owner from the white, blue-collar town of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Alex Ingram, a 22-year-old African-American from Georgia who served in the Air Force as a linguist, would stay up late into the night in Occupy Boston’s library. Enveloped by Rousseau and Chomsky, they’d ponder big ideas about how to change the system. But tonight they’re grappling with a different set of issues: How do we deal with Henry, who’s drunk and pissed off again and recently threatened another Occupier with a hammer? What do we say to the furious young woman who’s on a manhunt for the guy who promised her forty bucks for sex and then ran off? And what the hell are we going to do about Phil?</p>
  • Cops beef up Occupy numbers

    12/03/2011 10:16:27 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 7 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/3/11 | O'Ryan Johnson
    Extra cops surrounded Occupy Boston yesterday amid growing frustration with the group by Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the day after protesters attempted to smuggle an industrial sink into the encampment and were blocked by police. Menino’s spokeswoman Dot Joyce said the mayor must protect the interest of all the city’s residents, not just the 200 or so protesters. “The city is very concerned about the health and well-being of those in Dewey Square, however we will not allow them to build a neighborhood on that parcel of land,” she said. “We have been very generous, but we will continue to...
  • Menino: ‘Occupy Boston’ Can’t Keep ‘Rubbing It In Our Faces’

    12/02/2011 10:17:58 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 27 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | 12/2/11 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – Mayor Tom Menino’s patience with Occupy Boston is starting to run thin. Menino said the city has been very patient with the protestors and he says he agrees with them on many issues. But, he is furious that some Occupy members tried to bring an industrial-sized kitchen sink into the Dewey Square site Thursday night. Protesters then allegedly tried to prevent police from removing it. One person, 26-year-old Gary Williams of Quincy, was arrested on charges of assault and battery on a public employee. Police say he ripped a police radio from an officer’s belt and was...
  • Tensions high at Occupy site after police take sink

    12/02/2011 12:20:03 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 11 replies · 1+ views
    WHDH-TV ^ | 12/1/11 | WHDH-TV
    BOSTON -- Tensions were high at Dewey Square Thursday night when police took Occupy Boston protesters into custody. The confrontation started when a protester allegedly brought a sink into the Occupy Boston encampment. According to protesters at the scene, they demanded to know from police why they were blocking the sink from entering the site. 7News was told police took possession of the sink. People then formed a barricade around a police vehicle. A protester told 7News one person was injured, and police confirmed that three people were taken into custody for disorderly conduct. Earlier on Thursday, a judge upheld...
  • Judge gives Occupy more time

    12/01/2011 12:15:39 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 30 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 12/1/11 | Richard Weir
    A judge today granted Occupy Boston at least two more weeks to camp out in Dewey Square, despite testimony from a fire marshal that the conditions at the tent city were so perilous that they “made the hair on my neck stand up.” After a four-hearing during which city lawyers battled the protestors’ legal team over public safety concerns versus free speech rights, Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntrye opted to take the thorny case under advisement, holding off ruling until no later than Dec. 15. McIntyre left her temporary retraining order in place, barring the city from removing the...