People in the Fenway, where I live, have gotten pretty blasé
this fall about big movie crews shooting in the neighborhood. One weekend "The
Zookeeper" was shooting late at night a couple of blocks away and it
seems every week the helicopters, swat teams, police vehicles and light towers
of Ben Affleck's "The Town" have
taken over the streets around the ball park. So when I was walking home the
other day and saw Kilmarnock St.
shut down by "cops" from Peterborough to Queensberry, I thought, here we go
again, and looked around for the catering van to see if I could swipe a cookie
or a slice of pizza.
Turns out that it wasn't a film crew after all. Two guys in
masks robbed the Boston Taxi office of several thousand dollars. One was
apprehended, the other is still at large. The guy they caught turns out to be a
three time loser out on parole for a life sentence he was supposed to be serving for
manslaughter and second degree murder convictions.
Scary. But if you really want to be scared read the
bloodthirsty comments following the story reporting the robbery. I.e:
"If we just waste these "types" then we won't have
over crowding in the prisons. I'll be there to throw the switch if we need
"Clearly Gerald Hill misses rough prison love and that's why
he committed this senseless crime."
"He did it so he could a free swine flu shot and you morons
want the corrupt democratic goverment to handle your healthcare , sad and sick."
"Lets torture these prisoneers so they will be miserable
when they get out (as most do) and murder some poor S.O.B helping us decrease
the surface population.
Forget about healthcare because people in crowds like schools and prison get
disease's easier deserve to sufer like in the former USSR.
Lets prove what the we call Mideast Terrorist that we are the true SOBS they
claim we are. And lets prove to the rest of the world we have NO humanity too."
That'll show them. Actually, I think the last one was putting us on. But I'm sure there a lot of readers out there nodding their heads.
The dominant concern seems to be that the death penalty should be used to provide more room in prisons for other evil doers, like the Muslims
and Liberals and Democratics.
And this is the "Globe," mind you. I
shudder to think what cheerful thoughts the readers at the "Herald" are sharing.