Maskless, backwards-caps dudes sought for September beatdown in Fenway
By adamg on Sun, 11/14/2021 - 2:03pm
Boston Police are seeking the public's help to identify the pack of bros who beat a man at Lansdowne and Ipswich streets early on Sept. 9.
Police say the mean beat their victim severely enough he needed hospitalization for serious injuries, around 12:30 a.m. a few hours after the end of a Sox/Rays game at which fans were given Alex Verdugo bobbleheads.
If any of them look familiar, contact detectives at 617-343-5619 or the anonymous tip line by calling 800-494-TIPS or by texting TIP to CRIME (27463).
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Backwards hats and maybe the
Backwards hats and maybe the “bro” characteristics are appropriate identifiers.
Why are they described as maskless? We’re they supposed to be wearing masks?
Is it not descriptive and
Is it not descriptive and (possibly) a distinguishing sartorial detail?
True, they aren't expected to wear codpieces either, and the lack of them doesn't distinguish them. But people wearing masks are possibly more common than you think, especially near a mass gathering.
Oh. It proves that baseball promotes violence.
"Why are they described as maskless?" Bostonwoke asks.
Because that makes them easier to identify.
Are you one of these peoplewho opposes helping Boston Police identify suspects who threaten the public safety with gang violence?
"Police say the mean (sic) beat their victim severely enough he needed hospitalization for serious injuries, around 12:30 a.m. a few hours after the end of a Sox/Rays game"
"Because that makes them easier to identify."
Have you taken a moment to contemplate how little sense that makes?
If the question was why did Adam describe them that way, then I find that response to be a perfectly plausible reason for why, considering we are living in a time where it is normal to see many people outdoors in the city wearing masks, whether or not they are legally required to do so.
Maybe it's me
Maybe there's something obvious I'm missing, and you can explain why "maskless" would make someone easier to identify.
Because you can, you know, see all of their face?
We all have faces
And everybody is easier to identify if we can see their face. So being maskless makes you easier to identify. But the previous posters asserted that describing these miscreants as maskless makes them easier to identify.
I don't see how. I guess you don't either.
Are masks actually mandated outdoors in Boston? I see some people with and some without when walking around downtown. Obviously in a crowd one should mask, but is it required when just walking down the street?
No, masks are not mandated
No, masks are not mandated outdoors
...they were in a crowded area where mask-wearing would have been appropriate. But I mean, "appropriate" is clearly not a consideration for these thugs.
You wear a mask outside, Swirly?
I thought you were into understanding science and stuff.
Yes seriously - they appear
Yes seriously - they appear to be walking on a public sidewalk in Boston. Are they required to wear masks? Do you wear a mask when you’re walking outside, on a public sidewalk? If you do that’s a personal choice but I know if no mandate by the city or the CDC that requires it. None of this excuses any of their violent behavior and hopefully they get caught and charged.
Wear a mask outdoors that is. Even though I've been immunized and have the documentation to prove it I'd rather be safe than sorry. What I don't do is hunt in packs. Next year I plan on wearing a mask in Springtime. I haven't had any allergy symptoms since I started wearing them.
at the time
At the time (early Sept.) Boston had just enacted an indoor mask order and CDC advisory (early Aug) said if you can't distance outdoors (6') then you should mask-up. CT enacted the CDC advisory statewide on Aug 7, MA did not.
The perps were reportedly maskless and should be easier to identify as a result.. .
1) This is an awfully stupid thing to comment on. This comment - like your racist username - is deliberately divisive for no reason.
2) Like many idiot criminals, they were thoughtfully going maskless instead of wearing something that could conceal their identity. So it’s worth pointing out.
3) If you’re in the Fenway shortly after a Red Sox game, wearing a mask outdoors is in fact a good idea. Especially since Red Sox fans (aka right-wing white people) are disproportionately unvaccinated.
1) I agree there are stupid
1) I agree there are stupid comments on this page - horrific incidents get very little commenter attention while comments about bike lanes or if a neighborhood was properly identified in a story goes UHub viral. You saying that my user name is racist would probably also fall in the stupid comment category.
2) You are correct that committing a crime and not attempting to hide your identity is idiotic, though the fact that they were not wearing a mask on a public street outside is irrelevant. There have been many other pictures posted where the lack of a mask was not highlighted.
3) That is your opinion on if wearing a mask outside is a “good idea” or not, but I would guess that of all the major Boston sports teams Red Sox fans are the least right wingy. No idea how you formed your opinion that they are disproportionately unvaxed but feel free to cite a source on that.
It's a dogwhistle. Stop pretending it isn't.
Their politics have nothing to do with it, sport -- the fact that they're densely packed together has everything to do with it. Did you really need that spelled out for you?
The Schlub Look
I see they are all festooned in "the schlub look" the uniform that has been the de rigeur uniform of American males ages 8-60 since the early 90s. Baseball cap (backwards a plus), bulky T shirt, baggy shorts and big sneakers. As the wearer gets older, this uniform just screams "I am unaware".
If you can't figure out how a ball cap works, wearing one is a signal to the world that you have some issues.
Let's hope they fall through
Let's hope they fall through sidewalk cracks next time and break their stupid arms.
I think the guy in the white shirt in back is Aaron Rogers.
I like Aaron Rodgers
He made some bad decisions, misleading the public and his teammates and the league and consulting with Dr. Joe Rogan on personal health decisions.
But there is a stark contrast in how the NFL treated Aaron Rodgers versus how the NFL treated Colin Kaepernick. They treated Colin as a criminal and everything possible was done to make an example of him to insure there wouldn't be any more like him. He took a knee for social injustice and that was intolerable to the NFL and others.