Police report total of six parade-related arrests, four of them of people from out of town

Boston Police report six arrests during the Red Sox rolling rally - including the guy charged with hitting Alex Cora with a can of beer.

Other arrests included a 17-year old from Somerville arrest at West and Tremont streets on charges of unlawful possession of a firearm and possession of Class B and D drugs with intent to distribute.

A New Hampshire guy was arrested in front of Center Plaza for allegedly drinking in public, while a Rhode Island guy was arrested across the street on City Hall Plaza on a charge of being a minor in possession of alcohol, police say.

Two Boston women were arrested on Endicott Street in the North End after they allegedly disturbed the peace, police say.

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Is Somerville considered out of town?

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If by "town" you mean Boston, then yes carry on. But last I checked Somerville is a Boston suburb so the headline would be incorrect in saying "four of them of people from out of town" and rather should be 3 (evermind the terrible sentence structure)

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Yes, it's out of town

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In the sense that it's not part of the city of Boston. And in this context, it's out of town for our out-of-town visitors who would snort about lunkhead Bostonians. Yeah, it's my shtick, and I used the same basic construction about the one guy arrested for lunkheadedness after the Sox won the series. I admit it, I'm parochial that way.

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My question on him is

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Was this really a parade related arrest? I mean, possession with intent to distribute at the corner of West and Tremont? Sounds like a regular Wednesday to me. Still, happy for the cops’ actions.

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You realize Somerville is

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You realize Somerville is closer to Downtown Boston than Hyde Park and all those other outward parts of the city???

So?

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Do people in Somerville vote for the mayor of Boston? If they're homeowners, do they pay Boston property taxes? Do any Somerville kids go to Boston exam schools?

Maybe Somerville should be part of Boston, and Brookline, too, (if only because on a map it looks like a paramecium borrowing its way into the city) and a whole bunch of other places inside 128. After all, Boston is the smallest big city in relation to its metropolitan area in the country. But they're not. Somebody who lives in Somerville (or Brookline or Cambridge, etc., etc.) can have many fine qualities, but being a Bostonian is not one of them.

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I don't know anybody in

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I don't know anybody in Somerville who is sticking their nose in the air about the big bad dirty city of Boston and then turning around and enjoying the spoils. It's not Norwood or Newton or Dover. Most of them consider themselves also city dwellers, and there is less of a parochial attitude than even parts of the actual city.

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If you put Norwood in with

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If you put Norwood in with Newton and Dover, you don't know Boston's suburbs. Take a drive to South Norwood some time.

They are city dwellers

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They live in the City of Somerville, which is not a part of the City of Boston. Hence, they are out-of-towners.

People in Springfield probably don't speak ill of Boston, and they are city dwellers, but that don't make them Bostonians.

I was there today, and I'm

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I was there today, and I'm pretty sure there were tons of people drinking. (Tons as in thousands.)

Seems like you've got to do a special kind of screwing up to be one of the handful that got arrested.

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As Duck Boat parades become more common, warn no throwing

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As our region is having a great run of championships, fans should be warned that throwing anything at a person is a felony, assault and battery dangerous weapon. It could be a can of beer or a piece of cotton candy. The SJC has advised officers to make the arrest and let a jury decide on what is dangerous.

You also have the issue of the Latin mens rea or the "guilty mind." I've attended a bunch of Duck Boat parades and I don't think anyone intended to pelt a coach or player with a beer, just wanted them to enjoy a cold beverage after winning the championship. In past years, the practice was encouraged by players on the boats. Even some of the media were filmed throwing things. I was sorry to see today a young girl with stitches from a flying object.

In my younger days of Celtics championships, there were no Duck Boats, just a ceremony on City Hall Plaza. They should consider that or a ceremony at Fenway if people are getting hurt. Or else, strongly advise felony arrests will be made for throwing anything.

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Parades are better

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I've never been to a sportsball championship parade, but I'll assert they're better. Two reasons:

1. You can fit more fans. More get to see something from reasonably close, in person not on video.

2. You spread the people out. They're not all in a singular location in the city, which means multiple T stops, multiple parking areas, a dangerous situation impacts fewer people, less chance of a massive angry mob forming, etc.

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1986 Celtics

There was a parade down Boylston Street. The players were on flatbeds. There was a massive amount of drinking along the route and at City Hall Plaza. It went from Copley to City Hall. I've got the Herald from that day if you want the proof.

There was a rally at City Hall in 1981 including the famous "Moses Can Eat Shit" utterance by Larry Bird. There was a parade then too.

It seems like you might be having some memory problems there Fishy.

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'' a ceremony at Fenway ''

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'' a ceremony at Fenway '' Thats the ticket , that's where the action is , so let them eat cake. It would be a more controllable enviroment, and if things get out of hand , there is always the TPF , am I right?

Kid with gun nabbed after somebody saw something, said something

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Boston Police add some more details to their report on the 17-year-old from Somerville arrested during the parade:

The officers were standing at their assigned posts when they were approached by a concerned citizen who stated that they had observed what appeared to be the handle of a firearm protruding from the waistband of an individual in the area. The witness was able to direct their attention to the suspect, later identified as a 17-year-old male from Somerville, who was still walking nearby at which time the officers approached and performed a pat frisk. The officers were then able to safely recover a loaded 9mm Raydon handgun from the suspect’s waistband area while placing him in custody without incident.

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