Boston Police report a man in his 30s was found with multiple gunshot wounds around 11:20 p.m., Thursday at Mountain Avenue and Mascot Street in Dorchester. He was taken to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.
It sure seems like the events of the last few weeks indicate an actual gang war of some kind is taking place in West Dorchester/Roxbury, but there seems to be a real dearth of information about what's taking place. We're hearing a lot about people getting shot, but no sense of why this might be happening now or who the players are. There also seems to be a distinct lack of panic among the local media, which seems absurd. There have been at least 8 or 9 homicides in quick succession. Contrast the subdued coverage of this to the hysteria over the Carson Beach fistfights in which nobody was even injured.
There's a real story here, why is nobody trying to tell it?
I think that the reason is the same one that will generate huge publicity when there is any movement in the Lauren Astley case in Wayland, and why you see the Globe magazine packed with advertisements for very high-end everything.
The Boston msm is all about the affluent suburbs and the parts of the city in which the affluent suburbanites and affluent city residents gather.
News about "Gangland" (that being a geographical descriptor of areas of the city which are simply no-go zones for aforementioned populations) slayings doesn't sell newspapers or TV ads, and hence, you won't see a tremendous amount of coverage about them.
Say what you like about the morality (or, if you like, moral bankruptcy) of this, but the msm people are business people whose objective is to make money, and I believe that fact is on display here.
You would need someone to actually go down there, do some research and then come up with a story.
Much easier to write about other things though. I'm not saying thats right, but investigative reporting is time comsuming. The Globe and Herald have gotten away from that in recent years.
with investigative reporting of corruption (Probation, Merrimack Educational Collaborative, etc...) but perhaps their reporters have more contacts in govt. than on the streets.
Don't worry we have a plan perfected in the sixties. We will have open warfare on the streets then when all these gangbangers are eligible for social security we will round them up or get them jobs as authors.