Two South Shore men charged for Red Line beating that left victim needing surgery

Pierce

Transit Police report arresting a Pembroke man for a four-on-one attack that sent a man to the hospital on May 28 - and that they're planning additional arrests.

Police say they arrested Kerrick Pierce, 23, on Friday on a charge of assault and battery resulting in serious bodily injury.

According to the Suffolk County District Attorney's office, Pierce was let go at his arraignment today on the initial $400 bail he paid when he was arrested. He was ordered to stay off the T, though.

Prosecutors say he and a pal - who were traveling with two other people - reacted to a request to stop using homophobic slurs by beating a man up:

Shortly after midnight on May 28, the male victim and a female companion were on board the same southbound Red Line train as a group that included Pierce. After hearing members of that group use a homophobic slur, the victim’s companion told them to stop. Another man in the group wearing a Celtics jersey allegedly threatened the woman, prompting the victim to stand up in an effort to shield the woman.

Prosecutors allege that a man wearing a blue and white striped shirt, later identified as Pierce, punched the victim, knocking him to the ground. Pierce and the other man then kicked and punched the victim in the head and face before the group exited the train at Andrew Station.

The victim exited at JFK/UMass and called Transit Police. He was transported to Carney Hospital for emergency treatment of injuries that will require surgery to repair fractured facial bones, prosecutors said.

Karol

UPDATE, 4:35 p.m. Transit Police report the name of a second suspect: John Karol, 23, also of Pembroke, wanted on a warrant for aggravated assault and battery with serious bodily injuries and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

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What is it

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with these South Shore based white guys beating on people in the city? Sigh. Lots of rage and alcohol?

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this is honestly why i've stopped going out

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when this story broke a couple weeks ago, and they posted the security camera pictures, it looked like the same guy in 4 different outfits. and that's TERRIFYING. the guy in that mugshot exists (sometimes in multiple instances) in almost every T platform and subway car i step onto. it's gotten to the point where i have to keep my eye on literally every white guy on the T (or at a bar on the rare occasions i do go out, or pretty much everywhere on the street) now, because any of these knuckleheaded conor macgregor wannabes could run up on me just because they think they can. what a ripoff.

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damned if i do, etc.

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well, if i look away, i'm gonna look weak and afraid, which will give you the perfect opportunity to engage anyway. if i scowl back, at least i'm letting you know that i know that you know. i'll be seein' ya, sully. quite literally.

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Would it make you feel less scared

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if I told you I'm a graduate of UCLA and attended McGill for a few years? All my big city, urban 'white trash ' family are college grads, and hold 'professional' jobs.

Smartass.

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We have the term "masshole"

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We have the term "masshole" for a reason...

Idk why we've always had this trend of suburban white guys thinking their job is to act tough and fight, but north shore's gonna get you the same result.

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Pond Person

I know we are placing stereotypes on people on this board lately, so let me add this; This lad lives a special part of Pembroke where it is a mix of aging South Boston busing white flighters from the 70's, blended with hillbilly Trump voters who live in converted 980 square foot summer cottages along the goose crap infected cranberry bog feeding ponds of that town.

I am shocked, shocked I say that such an attacker originated in such a place.

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I always find it interesting

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I always find it interesting how bigoted Bostonian's like you can be. Especially considering the moral high ground many around here seem to think they reside upon.

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I always find it interesting

When people cannot hyphenate Bostonians correctly.

I lived in Pembroke for 2.5 long agonizing years. We avoided the Ponds. Made a killing on my house and left. I can speak from first hand experience on the Pond People. One stole all my wife's family jewelry and all even worse my Red Sox ticket stubs going back to when I was a kid.

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I lived in Hyde Park for 2.5

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I lived in Hyde Park for 2.5 long agonizing years. We avoided Cleary Square. Made a killing on my house and left. I can speak from first hand experience on the Cleary Square People. One stole all my wife's family jewelry and all even worse my Red Sox ticket stubs going back to when I was a kid.

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I was using the previous

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I was using the previous posters own argument, only changing the town in order to make a point. Say what the previous poster said? Not bigoted by some metrics. Change the town, ZOMG racist!1

For the record I lived in Hyde Park outside of Cleary Square for my entire life until buying a condo in beautiful Taunton as I am too poor to live in the city. Worst that happened to me was someone tried to steal my scooter outside of Tedeschis on Truman Parkwaywhile I was going to Joe the barber in Cleary square to get a haircut from Elvis. Of course that does not actually make me afraid of 'Cleary Square People'

Edit: Joe retired in 2018 :(

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Hyphenate? Did you mean

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Hyphenate? Did you mean pluralize, guy?

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On Purpose

I did that on purpose to see what Anon Adam would let slip through just to throw shade my way. That's all.

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What's so shocking about suburbanites doing that?

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Anybody from anywhere is capable of being an assaultive, boorish, nasty, no-good, vicious person and seriously injuring somebody just for telling the guys to leave his girlfriend alone and not bother her.

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Those People

Yeah. Always have to have a "those people" handy for self-esteem puffing purposes.

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Why can't they just stay home?

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They could just stay home if they can't behave themselves. They would be drunk road ragers otherwise.

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Drive or T, it's the same mess

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They come into the city on their one day to go to a Sawwwwwks game and figure it's their playground to swagger around and act like animals. It's the same attitude that causes people to throw trash out of their car windows and think nothing of it. "Nawt my prawblem..."

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