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BH April 18, 2014 at 11:20 am
Ok so all this security for the marathon, what about the platform of train stations, parks duringRead More lunch, outdoor concerts, parades and charity walks? Give me a break. All this police presence and money spent and overtime is a scare tactic and can't possibly deter someone determined to carry anything out.
Srpska dobrovoljačka garda April 18, 2014 at 01:27 pm
I'm scared.
James W. Worthington
user April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
typical classy Worthington family of Newtown, PA. like father like son
Gretchen Robinson April 18, 2014 at 01:45 pm
I served on a jury for an assault involving biting that left a permanent scar on the victims hand.Read More It wasn't just a bite but a ripping. This 'bleeding heart liberal' voted for conviction and led the jury to see this as egregious and requiring that we do convict. That's the price of being an adult human being, to do the hard thing when necessary.
Daniella Ruiz April 18, 2014 at 01:49 pm
the database of town/city names is being flagrantly abused. 'nearby ness' of these places hasRead More seemingly lost the context of the state parameter. remember, The Patch is now run/owned/controlled/abused by some guy by the name of Hale, who apparently could give a flea's poop about the end user. http://streetfightmag.com/2014/03/06/new-patch-owner-running-company-in-lean-entrepreneurial-mode/
James W. Worthington
Douglas Leftridge April 18, 2014 at 12:33 pm
Typical saltine chimp doing what they do best.
Bryan Harz April 18, 2014 at 01:35 pm
Every drunkard thinks their Mike Tyson after a dozen or so beers. This knucklehead really believedRead More it! LOL! And Chip there's no room for "eye for an eye" justice in America! That's what theocracies do, like in the Middle East.
Norm Wool April 18, 2014 at 01:54 pm
Alcohol!! The most dangerous legal drug in the world!!
Domingo Mendes and Taylor Poulin. Photo credit: Middlesex District Attorney's Office
Karen Walz April 18, 2014 at 08:38 am
At least we know that this thug is no longer at large and, for the time being, can't shoot anyoneRead More else. We can only hope for justice in this case, regardless of the circumstances.
Laquisha Jones April 18, 2014 at 12:18 pm
He iz sexy. I wunda if he gonna get congenital visits in jail? I be hiz shorty any day. UmmmmRead More Hmmmm
“You're going to shut your mouth or I'm going to have some duct tape put on it," Judge John McBain told Camia Gamet during her sentencing Wednesday. (Screenshot: WJBK Video)
Stephen Andreala April 18, 2014 at 01:11 pm
didn't go too far, should be put to sleep
Southpaw April 18, 2014 at 01:59 pm
Kudos. More judges need to speak up, and I bet it will happen, too. Every state should have capitalRead More punishment. Some people are not people; they're evil monsters and have no place here.
nckmcdnld April 18, 2014 at 02:01 pm
The Judge was right. Too bad they don't have the death penalty.
State Treasurer Steve Grossman and Jim Wallace of GOAL debate at the Statehouse on April 27, 2014. Courtesy
Andrew Denaro April 18, 2014 at 01:24 pm
Biometric devices on firearms are just another layer of highly sensitive equipment that are prone toRead More malfunction. I don't even trust them on my safe, let alone built into a firearm. If I need to get to my firearms quickly I'm already at an extreme disadvantage in this state due to having to keep it locked while next to me, in my bedroom. You may have only a few seconds before the perp is on you, fiddling around with biometrics, potentially in the dark, making sure the finger alignment is proper, and surface contacts are clean.... WAY too much room for error. In a high stress, rushed environment it only increases the likelihood that something is going to go wrong. Asking for biometrics to be imprinted on a firearm is just asking for trouble. It's not like James Bond movies, these mechanical devices are prone to failure and when your life or the life of a loved one is at stake, that's not an acceptable risk. Why do you think many people prefer revolvers versus more conventional magazine fed semi-automatic handguns? While the latter can provide larger capacity and usually is more modifiable, the mechanics of a revolver are MUCH more simple and less prone to failure at the most critical time. The most effective firearm safety comes from proper education. Kids are naturally curious, hiding them and pretending they don't exist only furthers that innate curiosity. Introducing children to firearms at a young age is very important. My kids know that firearms are not toys and are only to be handled by me or my wife. They also know the core safety rules that must never be broken when handling firearms.
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 01:44 pm
Splice, the "making it harder for honest people" is actually the weakest argument againstRead More mandatory FFL transfers. All it's asking is that you go to a gun store or other licensed FFL to conduct the transaction and have a quick NCIS check. Instead of a McDonald's parking lot. Period. If you're already part of that "99.9 percent" who have done an E-FA-10, as I have, then you're participating in a process that has ZERO accountability because you can't check the validity of the other party's license. You can be part of the 99.9 percent, an upstanding citizen in every regard, but you have no way to know that the other party is a valid license holder AND you're not legally liable for the illegal transfer. But wait, you say, what if I want to transfer a firearm to my kid or spouse? Simple: Save the E-FA-10 for that kind of a transaction where you KNOW the validity of the other party. 2) Your understandable distaste for biometric security is based on current technology, which, again, is years away from being ready for prime time. Any sensor on a gun will be more sensitive and more reliable than the fingerprint reader on a $200 Wal-Mart safe. And even that cheap safe on the market today allows for dozens of allowed users, so the "spouse down!" argument is invalid.
Wayne Bruce April 18, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Andrew Denaro, I already addressed the biometric issue in the earlier comment. I completely agreeRead More with your point about proper education and safety. My kids know those core rules, know that they are never to touch ANY firearm, etc. (We've done the Eddie Eagle program at home, and plan on making sure they do it again this year.) re: extreme disadvantage: Fact of the matter is that our guns are far less likely to be used to kill a criminal or stop a crime than we think, yet we tend to store them as if that's their main use. I think that's where the "ban all guns" crowd tends to start seeing responsible vigilance as paranoia. That's where the nasty "gun nut" garbage starts getting tossed around, and that's where both sides stop talking and start retreating to stark ideological positions that do zero good.
BH April 18, 2014 at 01:49 pm
Porch light on? Why don't you just make a donation in his name? Something that will actually helpRead More something or someone.
Karyn April 18, 2014 at 01:57 pm
Why so harsh? One is not mutually exclusive of the other! This is but another way for friends andRead More his hometown to remember him. http://tewksbury.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/residents-asked-to-shine-a-light-for-sean-collier-one-year-after-his-death!
BH April 18, 2014 at 02:03 pm
Because if you can get 10 or 100 or 1000 people to join in something, why not maximize their effortsRead More and volunteer to create a memorial or clean up a park and donate a bench or donate something to the MIT police rather than just flipping a switch. Not an attack on you, I guess I just see it as creating more of a personal feeling of satisfaction rather than actual giving.
WCSC screen grab shows charges against worker.
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:23 pm
Ridiculous. People need to read the book I had to read for my MSW program at the University of IowaRead More School of Social Work, "The Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Prison." Matt Taibbi wrote an update (as wealth inequity and white-collar crime continue unabated and unconsequented) called "The Divide," which says much the same thing, and I'm anxious to read it. Wall Street CEOs can still millions and billions of dollars and not one of them goes to prison. In fact, they're laughing all the way to the bank. Yet this poor schmuck gets a free 89-cent refill and it costs him hundreds of dollars. Maybe things will have to get worse before people wake up and smell the coffee!
Maria Houser Conzemius April 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm
*Wall Street CEOs can STEAL, I meant
Tom G. April 18, 2014 at 12:35 pm
Why have the drink fountain accessible to patrons if they aren't allowed to refill? Why not fillRead More the drink behind the counter so there is no confusion? You typically put the fountain out in front of the counter and allow patrons to fill their own cups when there are free refills. This incident is arguably entrapment.
Ronald Biggins April 18, 2014 at 08:40 am
Return to a curfue and a kickin the arse @9pm
Walt Ham April 18, 2014 at 09:36 am
A way that worked to get rid of me when I was younger and loud....a women brought a picture of herRead More baby daughter out and said that her baby is constantly waking up all night crying because of the noise I was making and asked that I please move for her daughter not for her. Then she suggested another more isolated spot for me to hang out. These kids don't have a brain but maybe they have a conscience. You should tell them if they hang out down on Waverley Oaks Rd behind the 1st row of buildings (near the Wave) they won't be seen or heard by anyone. It's literally right down the street. If that doesn't work run out screaming and acting as insane as possible until they leave.
SM Humphreys April 18, 2014 at 10:43 am
OMG, I think my kid is one those loiterers. I suppose it could be worse, those same kids could beRead More selling drugs, doing drugs and shooting each other over the drugs. Perhaps we should pick our battles.
Luis Santiago. Photo credit: Waltham Police Department
hawk April 18, 2014 at 11:38 am
its meApril 17, 2014 at 03:52 PM everyone claims to know him but Im sure noone really knows him,Read More even those who actually know him probably dont know him.. Hyprocrite. And FYI. I DO KNOW HIM. and now I know you too. Unlike you, I have a level of security clearance. Watch out buddy, you're in for some trouble if you keep defending ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT CRIMINALS like this guy. But please, oh please, don't take my word for it.
its me April 18, 2014 at 11:46 am
hawk do us a favor and throw your computer out the window, you dont know noone or anything for thatRead More matter
its me April 18, 2014 at 11:47 am
one thing about him that you know other then whats reported?
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MillicentBroderick April 17, 2014 at 08:00 am
Horses should not be nose to exhaust pipe on city streets. That is cruelty and the horse had hadRead More enough.
kathleen macmurray April 17, 2014 at 08:46 am
A horse and carriage ride in a park, fine. But not on busy, crowded city streets. It's cruel to theRead More horse and dangerous to everyone else. I'm with the NYC mayor on this one.
Sheila April 17, 2014 at 08:16 pm
Poor horse. I hope someone equine rescue unit will relieve him from his present circumstances andRead More either give him a good home or find him one.
It could cost Americans 20 percent more to get their bacon fixes as a deadline virus sweeps through the nation's hog barns. (Patch file photo)
kay sieverding April 17, 2014 at 09:56 am
The price of pork can also go up because the price of beef is up. It's not just weather andRead More disease, it's also cost of fuel.
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:16 am
With prices rising in all industries, I call it the disease of liberal Democrats! And it is theRead More disease that will wipe out civilization!
mark April 18, 2014 at 08:23 am
When taxes are imposed on various industries then to stay in business the prices increase on theRead More consumer! Obamacare , gas taxes, payroll taxes, tolls, the proposed soda and candy tax , your tobacco tax is 75% of what the product really costs! Commercial Property tax increases! Do you people see what's going on here? This country is being destroyed by the Democrats! It is starting to resemble The a Soviet Union! We should change the name of this country to the USSA!
Katherine Russell.
Larry Fine April 16, 2014 at 03:20 pm
Right on Prometheus. I couldn't of said it better. It's the absolute truth.
Prometheus April 16, 2014 at 03:23 pm
Truthfully I didn't say it, it was sent to me....but it seemed appropriate. And true.
pete April 16, 2014 at 06:36 pm
I don't care who said it. True to the core.
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