Hey, there! Log in / Register

A bit of ultra-V on Tyler Street

This video, posted here, shows some guys getting upset with somebody in a car on Tyler Street, so they jump on it and beat it, then chase it. Then the driver stops, gets out and goes berserk with a baseball bat. Almost as bad is the way the guy shooting the video is obviously having a grand ol' time. The video was posted yesterday; doesn't specify when this happened:

Neighborhoods: 
Topics: 
Free tagging: 

Ad:
Like the job UHub is doing? Consider a contribution. Thanks!

Comments

At what point does somebody get hit by an anvil?

up
Voting closed 0

Listen the accents... they say "car" and "here" like they are from NY or NJ. And at the end the guy with no shirt picks up a Yankees cap off of the hood of the car.

up
Voting closed 0

Thugs on both sides, plus one more, with a camera.

How about we keep the illegal immigrants and deport these clowns instead.

up
Voting closed 0

look it up.

up
Voting closed 0

There is enough info in the video to actually pick out the apartment the video was shot from if any curious authority figures wanted to find out when this happened.

up
Voting closed 0

While I don't condone the kind of thing, the guy was asking for it.

Looks like Darwin missed this time... a metal bat could keep you from passing along your genes if the guy in the car really wanted to do some damage rather then teach em a lesson. Don't come to Boston and act like your outside ass owns this town. You don't, you can't hold your liquor, and you're not that tough.

up
Voting closed 0

I saw this video on break.com last night but had no idea (due to their reliably crappy descriptions) that it was from around here.

That's pretty crazy.

up
Voting closed 0

Until somebody e-mailed me the link.

up
Voting closed 0

I heard this happened on August 2nd.

up
Voting closed 0

Almost as bad? Where was the bad part?

up
Voting closed 0

This was on Barstool Sports a while ago. You are late to the party here. Also, a few comments:

The group of guys was out of control. They were accosting anyone and everyone around this car - no evidence that the driver did anything to provoke them.

The driver is one brave/ballsy dude. He could have just gunned the gas and mowed them down. But no, he casually pulled up, parked the car, grabbed his nunchukas (not a bat, folks. look more carefully) and started beating ass. Street justice at its finest. That shirtless kid may think twice about attacking vehicles on the street.

Kid filming video is awesome - sounds a bit like Igor, chanting "yes! yes!" over and over. He knows these guys got what they deserved.

up
Voting closed 0

The shirtless guy, who seems to be the most aggressive, is apparently named Chan. At least that's what one of his buddies calls out to him. It's hard to tell the driver's race but they do call him "nigger" at one point. Not really an excuse though for going batter up on some guys rather than calling the cops, particularly when he'd already passed the danger by.

up
Voting closed 0

This doesn't necessarily have much to do with the case here (not only did they all seem like idiots, but as is pointed out by anon, the guy(s) in the street were Asian not Caucasian), but I'll bring it up because it's been bugging me. The "N-Word" has been "disempowered" and used by (usually younger) African-Americans to refer to one another in various circumstances - some positive some negative. Whatever. I know for some older African Americans (like those of the Baby Boomer generation) this is not pleasing in the least. For blacks born after the baby boom it seems like less of a deal.

But as American culture as a whole and in particular young whites have adopted more and more of urban/black culture (hip hop culture, whatever you want to call it) they adopt styles, music and language, including use of that dreaded "N-Word." A while back Jennifer Lopez used the word in one of her songs and got shit for doing so. Whatever. As a white guy (post-baby boom) I don't like hearing that word in any context, as I don't actually connect with Hip Hop styles and whatnot (I can recognize the cultural significance of it, but aesthetically it does nothing for me). So when I see a white guy using the "N-Word" on a black guy (which actually isn't the case in this video) it's weird because is he using it in a negative sense old style ("Mississippi Burning") or new style ("Whichever Hip Hop Movie That Was Popular but I Never Saw")? Does that matter? I think the answer is yes (picture a white guy screaming "nigger" newscaster's pronunciation vs. "niggah" with accompanying hand gestures). If I were black I'd find both objectionable but for different reasons.

Does any of this make sense or have I been wandering around my own rectum for too long..?

up
Voting closed 0

I'll take the head up your ass option.

I had a couple of black roommates in college in the '70s and they called each other "nigger" all the time. It was interchangeable with how "dude" is used today. Even the other white guy in the apt. would do it. I would dare say this "term of affection" likely predates my college days.

up
Voting closed 0

Ever tried to call them from some place in Chinatown? They say they'll show up, and don't. Too bad this driver didn't have something to do more damage with. Then at least Chinatown might be a regular police drive through for a week or two.

up
Voting closed 0

It was on youtube and vimeo as early as 8/2... they've both been removed.

http://vimeo.com/13808511

up
Voting closed 0

...those cats were fast as lightening.

up
Voting closed 0

Like most viewers I found the videographers intense pleasure (YES!) pretty amusing. I'd feel bad about that if it seemed like anyone got hurt real bad but all these guys seemed ambulatory afterwards. Probably got some nasty bruises from being whacked with an aluminum bat but really there's no innocent parties involved. These drunk thugs shouldn't be harassing motorists and assaulting their vehicles. The driver shouldn't have decided to escalate things to bat play when he could have just driven on. I will say that this is a great example of why you shouldn't act like a thug to random people when drunk. These guys obviously felt they could harass some random people. This motorist decided he needed to get some violent revenge for the taunting he took. He had a bat but what if he had a gun? Or what if he clocked one of those guys in the head instead of the arms and torso? This kind of encounter could easily have turned deadly.

up
Voting closed 0

The Globe reports.

up
Voting closed 0

Unless some paperwork got lost or something, sounds like someone noticed an assault in progress, didn't call 911, started taking the video, observed fighting including a guy ganged up on and assault with a deadly weapon, laughed it up, still didn't call 911, posted the video on the Internet, and never reported it?

There's a line between citizen journalism and anarchic wasteland.

up
Voting closed 0