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Somebody keeps vandalizing statues outside three Catholic churches in Dorchester and Hyde Park

The Dorchester Reporter reports police are trying to find who keeps pouring a red substance on statues outside Saint Gregory’s Church in Lower Mills and Most Precious Blood Church and Saint Anne’s Church in Hyde Park.

A witness told police they had observed an unknown black female enter Most Precious Blood Church on a separate occasion and attempt to deface statues inside the church before fleeing the scene in a white sedan.

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These two things go together, no?

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Hate crime?

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If the house of worship that was vandalized was a mosque or a synagogue would the outrage be more vocal? Just wondering.....

Besides, Mayah Mahty lives right down the street from St. Greg's. Has he come out with a statement as yet?

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It was all over the news last night and reported here at 6:07pm- how immediate do you need the responses to be before you start "just wondering?"

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"Just wondering" if you're an "all lives matter" type of person.

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Why else would someone do this ... unless it is some strange form of reverence.

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But failed also...

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St Gregory is my parish. You don't need to like the Catholic Church but tossing out comments trying to be funny isn't always the answer.

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St. Gregory's is where my parents made their First Holy Communion, Confirmation and marriage. That parish is very close to us.

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Echoing a previous comment here - if someone was mocking Jews or Muslims on this website, everyone from the webmaster on down would be screaming in protest. But Catholics appear to be fair game.

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...doesn't mean people don't recognize this for what it (probably) is. Although I'm not sure if it meets the definition of a "hate crime" (I don't think you really grasp what that is), it's clearly someone with an ax to grind.

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If someone or group jumps you in the street coming home from school or work, punches you in the face to frighten you, calls you b*tch, f*ggot, robs you, and they are not the same so-called race or skin tone as you, is that a hate crime? What I just described is a very common occurrance in certain neighborhoods and areas. If they get reported or publicized at all, which is rare the vast majority of time, they're never reported as a 'hate' crime.

I'm Agnostic and have been since before I reached puberty. When I was in middle school I knew what I believed now. This was while I attended Catholic schools. But I don't think Catholics are any worse than any other organized religion, just a much bigger target. Of course this is a 'hate' crime. And it happens a lot more than most people realize. INSTALL security cams in all churches and houses of worship.This is 2019.

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You’ve described most hate crimes there, being that someone has an ax to grind about a race, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, and so on commits an act.

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They made us think it was ok to post these snarky comments. It wasn't our fault.

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