Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thanks, Mumbles, I Needed a Good Laugh

Boston Herald: City officials deny downtown gang presence

Top city officials yesterday denied that gangbangers are drifting into Downtown Crossing, days after a daylight shooting sent shoppers scrambling for cover outside the popular Macy’s store.

Multiple law enforcement sources who patrol the area told the Herald they noticed more gang-involved youth showing up at the transportation and shopping hub. And trouble followed them Friday, when an 18-year-old man took a bullet to the leg after an encounter between two rival groups, sending two Transit cops chasing after suspects.

But Mayor Thomas M. Menino said if there was a problem, he would know about it.

And, this moron will probably by re-elected this November by close to a a 2:1 margin.


UPDATE: When life imitates sarcastic blog comments (or vice-versa).


Menino wouldn't notice a Crips-Bloods gang fight if it was taking place in his own ass.

Flashback - October 2005:

Mayor Thomas M. Menino said he had just left the Blue Hill Avenue Boys and Girls Club 10th anniversary celebration yesterday when a 19-year-old let loose with thunderclaps from a .357 Magnum a half-block away, firing six rounds at a man whose sweatshirt was torn by two bullet holes.

It was the first of two shooting incidents close to city leaders in a matter of hours yesterday.

Menino insisted to the Herald he wasn't there and didn't hear any gunfire, but a police source said Menino was there when the shots rang out, prompting the cops in attendance to rush out of the Boys and Girls Club toward the shots on nearby Harvard Street, where detectives collared Shaka Dyette of Dorchester. Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole -– also present -– told the Herald she didn't hear the shots either.

But the source said, "Everyone heard it. Boom. Boom. A couple cops ran out of the Boys and Girls Club."

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose.