Woman fends off sexual attacker at Braintree T stop, then he attacks her again, police charge

Transit Police report arresting a Quincy man for a pair of attacks on the same woman at the Braintree T stop around 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say Marc Dicarli, 40, noticed a woman bending over to pick up something she'd dropped at the bus station, so he

Came behind her and indecently assaulted her. The victim tried her best to push the suspect away. The suspect ceased his behavior temporarily and walked away however he returned to the victim's location and physically assaulted her again. The victim attempted to defend herself and eventually police responded.

Dicarli was charged with indecent assault and battery and assault and battery, police say.

Innocent, etc.

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Can we make it easier to buy pepper spray?

I researched which make and model I wanted, and went to buy that one on Amazon, and MA is one of only 2 states to which the seller won't ship.

Apparently, the relaxed MA law was crafted to require you to go to a rare bricks and mortar store in MA that carries it. Which is a pain in the butt, and the store won't have the best one for me.

It's like lawmakers still don't want citizens to be carrying pepper spray, despite relaxing the law.

Does everyone have to go through the legislation changing all over again now?

Or

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Have it shipped to a friend in another state who can mail it to you.

If you buy it, learn to use it

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Pepper spray can be an effective part of a self-defense strategy, but only if you know when and how to use it. This is everything from how to arm and discharge whatever device you've purchased, to understanding what it will and won't do (it's not a magic "incapacitate the bad guy" device), to knowing when not to use it, situational awareness, and what you should do once you've used it. Pepper spray incapacitates some people; other people, frankly, just get pissed off. If you use it, you need a plan to get the hell outta dodge.

peper spray

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hardware stores sell it sporting goods stores sell it You no longer need any special license to purchase it in the state of MASS.