A seven-year-old boy shot in the back was clinging to life last night, an innocent little bystander caught in the city’s street violence as he played just blocks from Boston Police Headquarters.
Boston police largely missed brewing gang conflicts and paid scant attention to the steady increase in gang killings between 2000 and 2006, failures that damaged law enforcement's ability to deal with the violence that erupted earlier this decade and contributed to the crumbling of the so-called Boston Miracle, according to a recent study by researchers at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
I guess they were too busy dragging their microscopes up the ass of all the city's gun license applicants, looking for third-grade playground scuffles or unpaid parking tickets on their records.
Makes sense. I mean, they gotta keep the streets safe. It's "For the Children"TM. You understand.
Besides, what would you rather see the police do? Go after armed, violent criminals? Are you crazy? Someone could get hurt.
Oh, and, if someone give the mayor's string a pull, that would be a big help.