Hobbesian battle erupts on Carson Beach; numerous arrests made at Revere Beach
Flying wedges of Boston Police officers and state troopers descended on Carson Beach in South Boston around 8 p.m. to break up a large brawl there.
"It's a sea of blue lights," one nearby resident reported.
State Police report making five arrests among the "several thousand" people who made their way to the beach and add:
Many visitors to the beach engaged in unruly behavior and disorderly conduct.
State Police report arresting four teenagers at Revere Beach, on charges that included assault and battery on a police officer, unlawful possession of a knife, fighting, and disorderly conduct. in addition, one 52-year-old man was charged with domestic assault, a 62-year-old man was charged with procuring liquor for a minor and a 27-year-old woman was charged with drugged driving.
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I’ve been waiting
…on a report about what happened at the Henderson last week. There has been tons of articles from non-local outlets. You’re usually all over BPS things.
Move the teens off the beach
And push hundreds of angry teens into JFK station and hope the one transit cop on duty can keep the peace.
We’re fights at JFK yesterday, however I think it was unrelated to this.
Less than 3% of those young people took the T there
My dad was 62 four years ago
He keeps busy by making stained glass figures.
What's this (expletive) loser doing buying booze for minors? Get a life.
As a minor
you didn’t buy a Miller Ponypack of handgrenades from some old dude who needed the $2 tip?
Grew up 90 miles from Montreal
And I drank at home with family, so no need to go black market.
We've moved into the A Clockwork Orange phase
of the end of the world.
… not as glamorous.
Hello Mayor Wu
This might be a time to step up and demonstrate your leadership prowess.
Waiting for the Globe to report this Mayor Wu?
Just your city being torn by hate and violence.
Stop replying to yourself.
We get it.
How long have you been here?
It may be simply frightening and horrifically unimaginable to newcomers but city life isn't all lattes and core stengthening.
Although I doubt youre a newcomer and most likely live nearby and just launching mortars of dumbness into the comment section.
Beach fights aren't a sign of societies fraying at the edges. It's societies edges coming into contact with the clueless middle.
I suspect I have been a Bostonian much longer than most. Lived about a mile up Columbia Rd, past Upham Corner.
Had family in that area going back to the 1800s.
I have loved this city and cared for it a long time.
When did you move here?
Just as soon as Elizabeth Warren gives her instructions.
I guess right wingers can't fathom living without a rigid command structure.
Not for me to judge
...whatever gets you through the day is fine with me, but I would suggest you lay off the crack pipe. If you think Elizabeth Warren is a right winger I think that places you between Marx and Castro.
Unless you are implying I am said right winger. Funny, all my Republican friends think I'm a card carrying member of the ACLU.
I appreciate your hate though.
Who summoned me
Who summoned me
Are you naturally this glowing and wrinkled...
...or are you just a flaming asshole?
Don't start mud fights if you don't like getting dirty.
Is the Patriarchy now standing up for the poor wounded lonesome dove? Bully you champ!
I respect Swirlz quite a bit, you not so much. Tell me how dirty you like it Mr. Big Guy. I don't think the Lady needs your help.
But why the implication that Warren is Wu's boss?
What do you mean? Do you mean that Michelle Wu is a servant of Elizabeth Warren?
You made an accusation. Now please back it up with evidence. If none and you're just throwing mud because it feels good then thank you giving an example of what to expect from your philosophy.
Daaaaaaaaaan, I guess
It's because Wu was her student at Harvard, then was a campaign aide for Warren, received her initial publicity as a candidate for city council from Warren's endorsement, has used Warren's fundraising support to mount her own campaigns, is mayor because Warren recommended Marty to Biden as labor secretary, and has described Warren as her mentor.
I really do think she would ask "how high" if Lizzie asked her to jump. Not joking.
Wild speculation like this is
Wild speculation like this is how conspiracy theories are born.
What a lawyer you would make. “Ladies and gentleman of the jury. Here is the evidence. The accused attended a school where many students sadly went on to lives of crimes. The accused father is a convicted criminal. The is also black so we know what that means in the probably of inner city criminality.
Therefore with all this evidence of circumstance and association there can be only one VERDICT.
That the reasoning is shamefully, embarrassingly, purposeful damning because the prosecutor has nothing of substantial value and so just resorts to flinging their own caca like a pissed off monkey.
What would you like her to do
at one of Charlie Baker's beaches?
at Charlie Baker's beach.
But she is mayor of the WHOLE city I believe.
And that city is wounded and needs leadership.
Lol, THAT city.
You don't even live here.
And why no VERY SERIOUS rants against Brian Arrigo?
Revere Beach is way sketchier and incredibly more dangerous than Carson.
10-15 years ago it was a few dozen kids, now it's a flash mob of bored idiots.
Social Media amplified this.
And Social Media will continue to amplify it, at great profit, until an entire demographic believe that Boston is worse than the Bronx in '78 despite not even living here. So they vote accordingly in their boring suburban hamlets and do everything to keep the "have nots" out of their neighborhood.
And the beat goes on...
Boston has nothing to do with DCR beaches. The Staties have made certain of that because 1) get to do fights and 2-100) overtime
How many of those involved
live at dcr beaches.
It would be good if some responsible leader would issue a statement along the lines of:
1.) This behavior is damaging to our community and will not be tolerated.
2.) Everybody in this city, anywhere in this city, at any time in this city, has the right and expectation to live without violence and to be respected.
3.) Meet with community leaders to identify steps to de-escalation to ensure that all people in Boston are allowed to enjoy the city.
Who should do this?
Swirls. Do you have DCR's phone number?
Meet with community leaders
Meet with community leaders to de-escalate 3000 people??? Issue them pepper spray in quart size containers,
You're gonna trip over something if you backpedal like that.
Ah, so what's new?
The city is wounded, it needs leadership. What does that mean? Do you mean that Wu is not providing any leadership? And what do you mean by the city is wounded?
Writing the she is mayor of the "whole city" suggests a naïveté and an ignorance of laws. The city government has not jurisdiction on property "owned" by the Commonwealth or the Federal government. Implying that any mayor has authority over those areas is just plain wrong.
Wondering your thoughts on
Wondering your thoughts on the fights, rapes, thievery under the previous all white male cast of Boston Mayors?
Did you also say/think the same 5 months into their term?
Gee and we wonder why this city is stuck in the past and can't move forward...
Rights along the shore
An exhibit at the Boston Center of the Arts deals with segregation at public beaches and violent confrontations between police and black folk at beaches with photos of wild brawls at Carson beach in 1975. In 2022 the beaches are still segregated with Carson beach mostly black and M street beach mostly white.
thank the BPDA and Maahty's friends
as we near the completion of the gentrification of the city, there's nothing left but the haves and the have-nots, who fight each other for all the wrong reasons.
These were not kids from
These were not kids from Southie.
Millennials ruin everything.
Violent crowds at Boston beaches are nothing new. The comments implying that Wu is deficient in her response prove either ignorance of laws in the city and commonwealth at best, or, in the worst, are comments coming out of a nasty caca of racism and sexism.
For a largely liberal city there are still corners where folks pining to return to the "good ole days" when women were chattel and the northern European male remains in his "natural" place of superiority.
Just stop! She’s barley said a word unless forced too regarding the random acts of violence in Boston.
Calling her out isn’t racism, you thinking she should be held to a lesser standard because of her race IS.
a nasty caca of racism and sexism.
How is a call for the leader of the city to step forward and denounce violent and abhorrent behavior a " a nasty caca of racism and sexism."
It is because people are
It is because people are trying to pin this on her specifically, while this sort of thing has been happening all along. Ta-da! Reading comprehension! You should try it sometime.
Says the pot to the kettle.
Here’s how old this is
My mother used to run with a crowd that got into fights at Carson Beach. In the 1950s.
Was she running with the Jets
Was she running with the Jets or the Sharks?
She was with the fruits & vegetables, trying to break out of Westie.
I think she told me the name the group liked to be known as, but I can't remember it. Not so much West Side Story, but something out of Laverne and Shirley if I recall correctly.
There was also the whole thing that the area is on the Dorchester/South Boston line, which played a role in whatever her friends were doing, which would not be what people of her (or even my) generation would think the issue would be. Just pure parochialism.
What would Menino do?
Longing for the days of good
Longing for the days of good ole Southie.
No you're not
You're either too young to remember "the good old days" or you're full of it, because the good old days were pretty bad.
Revisiting the standoff at Carson Beach.
I kinda assumed
they were being sarcastic.
If not, then I'll do it: at least Whitey kept this shit out of Southie. No fights at the beach and no drugs in Southie.
Do you mean non-white people at the beach or...