The comments are more interesting than the article. I wish I could have saved some of the deleted comments.
and mayor thomas m. menino wants us to higher these nice kids for summer jobs…
5/31/2011 6:20 AM EDT
Ask Barney Frank to confront these teenagers. That’ll fix ’em.
5/31/2011 6:29 AM EDT
Looks like a bit of collective punishment…horrible that some gangbangers were causing problems, but the cops cleared a thousand people? Really? I think there is a question of whether the fact these kids were black (see pic) affected the response. I doubt they would clear castle island en masse.
And then in Savin Hill, a resident confronted a teen “angrily” for leaning against a car? A bit excessive, no? There’s a beach there. Kids were hot. All those folks not causing trouble are entitled to use public beaches, whether the neighbors like it or not. Beaches are maintained by the state.
5/31/2011 6:48 AM EDT
Notice that mmary is a DWL (disingenuous white liberal) and she only gets 58 recommends, while the race realist commenters have 300 and 400 recommends.
The scent of panic seems to pervade our usual rightwingers this morning. Massachusetts and Boston have been cutting taxes on the backs of these neighborhoods for decades — perhaps some pay-back is on its way. Some of us remember the long hot summers of the late sixties.
A key difference that our right wingnuts forget is that there are a LOT more “minorities” in the greater Boston area today than there were then. A *lot* more.
Perhaps we are looking at our own long hot summer.
5/31/2011 7:53 AM EDT
Actually, Brookline Tom, we aren’t afraid of Negroes acting like Negroes. We hope they find you in Brookline, and find other DWL types in Brookline and Newton. And look, only 26 recommends.
They are maggots.
“Gangbangers” ?? I don’t know about that – but they’ve certainly BEEN RAISED to behave this way.
NO amount of “summer jobs” funding is going to help these beasts – ruining the quality of life for others is what makes them happy!
They should shut down the beaches for everyone, and when these little maggots cause trouble they should be locked up in prison work programs for the summer – get them off the street, away from their enabling parents, and teach them a lesson.
5/31/2011 7:57 AM EDT