Northeastern students fight for their right to party - and lose
Boston Police report busting up a rousing good time at a pre-finals bash on Mission Hill early this morning.
Police say that when officers responded to a loud-party complaint at 72 Hillside St. around 1:30 a.m., a bunch of young partiers outside promptly ran inside and locked the door. Police say the officers gained entry, followed their ears up to the third floor and demanded all non-residents vacate the premises. Then, they say, they told the leaseholders they'd be issued a citation, which police said upset them enough to get thim to start yelling about how the officers hadn't read them their rights. One of the officers replied rights reading wasn't required because the students were only being issued a citation, not being arrested.
Officers left the apartment, and within a few minutes while on the next street over, could clearly detect loud music and loud banging coming from the same apartment. Officers then returned to the same apartment and there spoke to the residents about the loud music. The residents when questioned about the loud music and the banging in the apartment exclaimed to officers, "I do not know what you are talking about!" The four residents again continued to be totally uncooperative and belligerent with officers. After numerous failed attempts to get the residents to cooperate, they were arrested.
One of the students took to Twitter this morning to complain:
Just spent the night as jail bait in the slammer. For having a party. #fuckthepolice
Before the cops came, Pre-Finals Blackout Rageface Booze Ripper 11 was epic.