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(Monterey Herald)   The mayor of Boston will allow alcohol to be served as long as there are no television crews in the bars to report on it. Because that will somehow make a difference   (montereyherald.com) divider line 77
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2004-10-22 06:15:31 PM
There's a Cheers reference in here somewhere
2004-10-22 06:16:06 PM
Well it's called bad press you political genius you.
2004-10-22 06:16:20 PM
Neo-Prohibition strikes again.
2004-10-22 06:16:35 PM
Glug glug glug
2004-10-22 06:18:08 PM
Wait a minute, is someone assuming that Bostonians have alcohol dependency issues???
2004-10-22 06:18:25 PM
Ummmm, is this mayor a stupid fark about everything?
2004-10-22 06:18:28 PM
Yes, and the mayor makes armpit farting sounds away from the cameras at his press conferences. He is experienced when it comes to concealing these dirty little secrets.
2004-10-22 06:19:45 PM
Sure. It's not like people turn into asshats when cameras are around or anything.
2004-10-22 06:20:27 PM
...And blames all problems on college students. It's not like Boston is a college town or anything.
2004-10-22 06:20:40 PM
Better keep the cameras off the college football crowds then.
2004-10-22 06:22:11 PM
Pokey, you Ian Faith by any chance?
2004-10-22 06:22:32 PM
"part of what we're trying to do to make sure the world sees Boston in a positive manner,"

the USA is not the world!
2004-10-22 06:22:38 PM
Anybody else find it odd that this article is from the Monterey Herald in California? Yeah Boston rules.
2004-10-22 06:22:54 PM
I'm getting tired of mayors having this god-like authority to shut down cities.
2004-10-22 06:26:12 PM
medius: nope
2004-10-22 06:26:47 PM

"part of what we're trying to do to make sure the world sees Boston in a positive manner,"

the USA is not the world!

but it's a pretty big portion of it. And there is some international audience for baseball, albeit a small one
2004-10-22 06:27:12 PM
2004-10-22 06:27:19 PM
Ummmm... it was a cop that killed the chick. Did they ever think that maybe the problem is the cops need to drink more...
2004-10-22 06:28:41 PM
That's wicked retahded.

2004-10-22 06:29:50 PM
Well it feels so good it was almost banned in Boston.
2004-10-22 06:32:26 PM

The Mayor is the guy on the right....
2004-10-22 06:34:01 PM
If the Boondock Saints were real, there would be a lot of dead rioters and dead pedophile priests right now.
2004-10-22 06:34:12 PM
Yeah, the problem is seriously the police. You know they went out there with the ammo with the intention of shooting some college kids.

If they had been smart about it, they would have used canisters.
2004-10-22 06:35:43 PM
Nope? Eh, probably no fun being a fictional character anyways.

Then again, they do lead rather exciting lives.

Haven't drank in Boston in years. Only one drink at a time, right? No doubles? I guess pitchers are out too . . .

Boston has no pitchers? There maybe a clever joke in there somewhere. Maybe something about football. When is tip off for this World Series?

/not clever
2004-10-22 06:37:16 PM
The only way to solve this is to punish the cop. Give the rest of the BOston cops a reason to show restraint.

Life in jail should be applicable.
2004-10-22 06:43:24 PM
How is the world supposed to see Boston in a positive manner when the police are killing people during protests?

Stupid ass mayor. I hope he orders a Flaming Dr. Pepper and ignites himself with it. And I hope the camera crews sneak in to catch it all.

/maybe a little harsh
2004-10-22 06:45:10 PM
2004-10-22 06:49:45 PM
I think they have it wrong. They should allow booze only in those bars that are serving it to TV crews. After all, if a Honda burns in the forest and nobody is there to film it, does it asplode?
Maybe that won't work, but at least the on-air interviews would be hilarious!
2004-10-22 06:53:10 PM
How about banning their cops from shooting innocent people?
2004-10-22 06:55:03 PM
according to the ever-trustworthy CBS news, the TV cameras in the bars only "riles them up even more".

/what ever happened to the good 'ol fire hose?
2004-10-22 06:57:45 PM
I wonder if this will make any difference.

Menino's mandate has little strategic advantage. Each of the bars on Lansdowne and near Kenmore should fork over money for paid detail on the premises. There should be more police in Kenmore and Fenway during and after the games.

Does anybody know if Menino has followed through on his pledge to ask the local schools to expel any of the asshats caught tearing up Kenmore? That would be a fantastic start, as opposed to angry mumbling from him about liquor and meetings with the bar owners.
2004-10-22 07:01:09 PM
Whew! For a minute there, I was afraid Bostonians weren't going to be able to get drunk and act like asshats.
2004-10-22 07:04:09 PM
The mayor of Boston is a dork
2004-10-22 07:06:30 PM
First amendment protections of free press surrender?
2004-10-22 07:13:57 PM
guys a real idiot - all they need to do is run the damn subway late on the weekends.

those kids were causing trouble because they had no farking way to get home - what, were they all supposed to share a taxi?
2004-10-22 07:17:19 PM
How is the world supposed to see Boston in a positive manner when the police are killing people during protests?

Protest? It was a party!
2004-10-22 07:19:16 PM
"those kids were causing trouble because they had no farking way to get home - what, were they all supposed to share a taxi?"

How'd they get there? The game wasn't in Boston. They were at Fenway celebrating.
2004-10-22 07:19:35 PM
"One college student died after being hit in the eye by police firing pepper spray into the crowd"
"The meeting followed the death of an Emerson College student who was hit in the eye by a pepper spray-filled ball fired by a police officer. Victoria Snelgrove, 21, was fatally wounded in the post-game rowdiness outside Fenway Park following the Red Sox's series-clinching win over the Yankees.

Snelgrove, of East Bridgewater, was among 16 people hurt in and around Kenmore Square early Thursday morning as thousands of fans spilled out onto the streets to celebrate Boston's win over archrival New York. She died after pepper spray was shot into the crowd and hit her in the eye."

They say three times (twice in a row), but they don't really offer up more info. I know getting hit in the eye with a ball of pepperspray would be bad, but what killed her? Brain injury?

/That cop should be ass-farked on a regular basis.
2004-10-22 07:20:08 PM
Don't you farking pigs suppress my rights to get drunk and riot when my favorite team wins games!
2004-10-22 07:22:32 PM
Not all drunks in the greater Boston area were the culprit of mass riot last Wednesday. But certainly those who participated in the disorderly acts were drunk.

That said, it makes sense NOT to ban on the serving of alcohol; and it also makes sense to weed out any potential cause that may inspire the drunken crowd to act like an attention whore.

I'm sure that the bannation of TV crews in Jillian won't do much to deter another riot. But I surely would like to see if this TV ban would result in the reduction of stupid people acting stupidly. Let's call it an experiment to see if it works or not. After all, the mayor is trying to practice political "science" here.

Go Sox!
2004-10-22 07:25:40 PM
2004-10-22 07:37:13 PM
Those rioters brought it down on themselves. When we had Mardi Gras in Philadelphia, one year it got out of control. There was 40,000 people on and around my street. The next years, they had a heavy police presence on the street (as in 20 to a block) and they made the bars close at 8:00.

If you need to be looked after when you are partying, the cops will oblige you.
2004-10-22 07:37:35 PM

Pretty tasteless of you to repost a picture that should have never been seen in the first place.
2004-10-22 07:43:40 PM
First amendment protections of free press surrender?

The First Amendment has never allowed members of the free press to yell "fire" in a crowded theater. Not even if they want to get some video shots of the crowd yelling and screaming like asshats in time for the 11:00 news.
2004-10-22 07:53:00 PM
Whatever. Like the farking mayor can actually get away with this...
2004-10-22 08:02:02 PM
So will they remove the cameras from Fenway as well? Has anyone thought this through?
2004-10-22 08:03:02 PM

Drinking can lead to kissing.
Kissing can lead to petting.
Petting can lead to sex.
And sex leads us right to who?
Who am I thinking.....
2004-10-22 08:11:39 PM
The First Amendment has never allowed members of the free press to yell "fire" in a crowded theater

It does if there is a fire. I think you mean it doesn't allow the press (or anyone) to create a major public hazard.

From the video I saw on tv, things did look out of control. Why can't the police just fire tear gas or something, and fire it LOW, not at head-level.
2004-10-22 08:13:29 PM
Whatever. Like the farking mayor can actually get away with this...

And like there aren't bars two miles from Fenway in Cambridge that would make just as good a shot for TV.

Of course, my city's mayor turned on the air raid sirens in 1959 when his White Sox clinched the pennant. Without notifying anyone in advance.

Ahh, postseason baseball...
2004-10-22 08:14:13 PM
I think the answer is more booze, and less baseball. It clearly is to blame.

/Sox go down in 4
//Don't care who the other team is.
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