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Pack of droogs hunted for weekend attack in South Boston

Boston Police report three men walking in the area of the Tynan School were attacked and beaten by a group of eight to ten white teens, many in white tank tops, at Emerson and K streets around 11:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Police say the attack happened when the three victims, realizing they were being followed, crossed the street in what turned out to be a vain attempt to get away from the teens. The teens began beating the men and stopped only when a bystander came upon the scene and started screaming, police said.

The three declined medical attention at the scene, but two later checked themselves into a local hospital for medical attention. Capt. John Greland has posted a photo of a victim's eye after the attack and says anybody with information should contact C-6 detectives at 617-343-4742.

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Funny how you never include a perps race unless they're white or you're playing your favorite white guilt game.... "Guess, that race"

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Here's my standard: If police are looking for somebody, and they've issued descriptions, I'll include the race. If the suspects are in custody, I don't.

I could go through my past posts about criminals on the lam and show you examples, but frankly, I have better things to do than try to convince some anon who's already proven he only sees what he wants in what I post, so if you really want some proof, go to the Crime page and look for incidents involving police searching for somebody.

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... to help the police identify sought-after wrongdoers if one does not provide the descriptive information the police themselves disseminate.

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Kidding

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Care to provide some links to support your ad hoc declaration this time? You can do that with a simple search of UHub, you know.

Be sure you check the links to the police information that Adam typically provides, too. He can't give you data on race if the police don't give that out to the public!

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I first heard about it via this tweet from John Greland, who, as mentioned in the story, is the captain at C-6. Then I did the reporterly thing and called the PR office at BPD.

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I'm surprised you didn't cry ethnic slur at "droogs", frankly.

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I think it was a reference to the gangs in Clockwork Orange, since they were also dressed in white, like the boys in the film. "Droogs" was coined from the Russian word Druzya, or "friends" so no racial reference there either.

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How the hell do you expect someone to distinguish the suspects from other groups of teens walking down the street. Simply stating the race of a suspect is NOT synonymous with racism. And, no, you didn't call Adam racist, but you sure implied it in your post.

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I don't think Adam is racist, but he is quick to think terms like "thug" are racist. Just because Adam is ignorant thinking the word thug is racial does not make him racist (even though racists too are ignorant)

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If you believe that Adam is "quick to think that terms like 'thug' are racist", you're both completely out of touch with current events and tone-deaf to nuance (even when it's shouting quite loudly).

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That's a strange way of putting it. If memory serves, Adam used the word "thug" freely for a while, but became very disturbed by right-wingers using the word "thug" to refer to any working-class young black male. He decided that, even though it formerly wasn't a slur and you could still call Whitey Bulger a thug, it was becoming a reflection of white supremacy.

So he stopped using it, and wrote a long post explaining why he would stop using it. Of course, since this process took years rather than centuries, it's too fast for "I'm not a racist, I just hate black culture and think all black men are potentially criminals"-style white Americans.

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Same teens hang there every weekend torturing the neighborhood. Not sure what the cops can possibly do aside from move them along, but they always return shortly after.

Then again, the Tynan has been the spot for teen punks to hang going back over 20 years. I pity the fools that buy property there. It's a great neighborhood until the weekend rolls around.

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easy. be more liberal about issuing concealed carry permits and let a few of them learn the hard way that attacking strangers isn't always fun

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This isn't an action movie and you aren't Rambo. Introduce a gun in that scenario and odds are the group of 10 gets ahold of your gun and now you are dead instead of just having a black eye.

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Stop being sensible.

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Someone sitting near a window or walking across the street is shot.

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It's a comforting myth, but it ain't so.

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They could arrest them for disturbing the peace and/or loitering.

Pretty simple, really.

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When will the white leadership condemn these thugs and address the dysfunction in white family life that leads kids to grow up like this?

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how DARE you imply that there's any kind of problem with our illustrious white youth!!!

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just like they are doing to Gate of Heaven. It will speed up the pricing out of this type of trash from SoBo. Although I bet most of the teens are from Dorchester whos parents already got priced out.

If these teens were black, they'd be shot dead by the cops. they should consider themselves lucky.

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Because you don't seem to know how Boston cops operate these days.

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You are right. they wouldnt be shot dead.

but i bet the cops would put a little more effort into finding these thugs and the courts would have them in jail.

actually, a lot more effort.

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Pick up a paper, we let people off the hook way to easily in MA.

And make up your mind already. You liberals bitch about not enough murders being solved by BPD, then two seconds later you're make statements like the above.

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Pretty sure he's just an elaborate troll.

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Get your head out of the sand and wake up to yourself! It's the right wingers who are always bitching about police and unions, moron.

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1.) It's either Southie or South Boston, NOT Sobo

2.) Southies actually more dangerous now than it was when Whitey ran it, look at all the gang activity in the D St Projects and parts of Old Harbor

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The great Southie savior, as long as you didn't cross him, ignored the bodies buried under his bar and along the Expressway (or was it the beach in Dorchester) and didn't mind him exporting violence to Northern Ireland. I hear the North End used to be completely crime free, too.

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look at all the gang activity in the D St Projects

hahaha.. i walk through those "projects" at all hours of the day and night and there is no gang activity. unless you call some colored people hanging around...gang activity. not once have i ever had a problem there.

I'll tell you what is gang activity...a pack of townies randomly assaulting people.

I like calling my neighborhood SoBo. It has a better connotation that Southie. If you don't agree..well, just look at this story.

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Excuse me, "SoBo Yuppie", I am from this neighborhood and condone being labeled negatively because of it. I am a self sufficient woman, who probably has a better education than you. Did you ever stop to think that you, and the other "SoBo Yups" are incredibly obnoxious? These kids might be "thugs" but "SoBo Yups" are the real problem in the neighborhood.

No more condos. Go back where you came from.

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These kids might be "thugs" but "SoBo Yups" are the real problem in the neighborhood.

While I am no fan of Frat Boys (who I think you are referring to), it would be hard to think people partying on the weekend and being obnoxious is more of a problem then people assaulting neighbors.

If I went back to where I came from....South Boston would go back to being a dump and no one wants that.

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to condone you being labeled negatively.

Isn't agreement wonderful?

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Wow, you really are the original Yuppie, because you're seemingly posting from 1952.

Go Pats!

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Saying "Colored people" is really not acceptable anymore. Wake up Sobo

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Please don't embrace the term Sobo....people in California know the neighborhood of South Boston and know it as SOUTHIE. There are three depression era housing projects in Southie so the neighborhood is NEVER going to magically transform into your idea of Yuppie Heaven. So do everyone in Southie (that actually embraces its blue-collar Irish heritage) a favor, and move to Allston. And nothing against yuppies moving there because the majority are great, friendly, hard-working people, however it's the ones like you that make Southie natives despise them.

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That place has had "trouble" kids hanging outside it since the mid to late 90's.

Short story: I grew up in the D street neighborhood in Southie in the late 70's to early 90's. I wend back to east Broadway for a house party in 97 with a friend who grew up there. I wanted a couple of slices of pizza that was down the street. He told me not to walk down there because, if they don't know you, there could be trouble.

Fast forward 20 yea s later, it's the same old thing. Yeah, I would classify these people as thugs. Attacking people just because they are unfamiliar is thug behavior. There is no reason for it. I have no doubt these kids' parents know.mFull disclosure: I'm white and so are the offenders.

Adam, can you please add my screen name Northern C. to your website? I've been trying; but, it won't let me log in!

Thanks, N

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Don't be so quick to assume that these are poorer kids doing this stuff. This might sound hard to believe but the yuppies are probably safer walking through the projects than by some hangout spots up City Point in terms of trying to avoid being jumped by teens for no reason.
The people who rented and were priced out of the rental market are already long gone. There are plenty of homeowners that didn't cash out and move to the South Shore. There are original Southie people living in their owned homes and their kids are no different from the punks of yesteryear. They aren't going anywhere hate to break it to you.

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We need more luxury condos limited to one and two bedrooms to weed the teens out of the neighborhood.

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On a hot night, hanging out, wearing 'wifebeaters'? Well, that certainly narrows down potential suspects.

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Wife beaters and sweat pants, the Southie Tuxedo.

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rrrrrrrracist!

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Nike Air Max

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Just wondering where the term "droog" came from? Is it a term actually used to mean something or just made up on the spot?

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It's from Burgess's A Clockwork Orange - violent guys in white going around being violent.

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The droogs in ACO wore tank tops in some scenes, IIRC?

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Prob showing my age and memory loss caused by same. The minute I read your answer i5 all came back and seemed to fit

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Droog is an anglicanization of друг which is Russian for "friend" (which is what the members of the gang called each other).

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Seems like the new southie is getting a bit more like the "Old " Southie. ahhhhh I miss those days.

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Where are the perps "from"? Where are the victims "from"? I know first hand a lot of crime in Southie is from the drunken newbies either beating up themselves or trying to be tough guys with everyone else. SoBo yuppies or SoBo newbies they are all the same.

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Shouldn't be too hard to figure out who did this considering these kids hang out at the tynan school every weekend. Somehow this feels like it will go unsolved

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