3 Charged With Dealing Crack; Occupy Boston ‘Deteriorating’

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    Nov 07, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
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    BOSTON (CBS) – Three people arrested Thursday night inside the Occupy Boston camp have been charged with dealing crack cocaine.

    WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens, who spent the night at the camp a few weeks ago, talked to a man who spends most nights at Occupy Boston. He said things have gone downhill.

    “Things have changed drastically. It seems to be deteriorating,” the man told Carl. “A lot of drug use, alcohol use, people getting into fights… It’s deteriorating pretty quick.”

    There’s a growing concern among police that people getting out of prison are coming here for the free food and shelter.

    Mayor Menino’s sentiment reflects that concern.

    “They have a message that’s not a clear message. The problem we have today is that we have different groups infiltrating the people who have the message. We have anarchists who are part of the group. We have homeless individuals who are part of the group,” Menino told WBZ NewsRadio 1030.

    Mayor Menino says the people in Dewey Square need to think about leaving.

    “I just wish that the group that’s demonstrating, not just here in Boston but nationally, will look to where the problems really are,” he said. “The problems are down in Washington. And nobody’s even addressing those issues of what Washington has done to our economy, to job training, to housing, to education. They’re directing their anger at the wrong location.”

    In the meantime, police say they are aware of the situation at Occupy Boston and they are monitoring it.
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    Nov 07, 2011 5:32 AM GMT
    riddler78 said

    BOSTON (CBS) – Three people arrested Thursday night inside the Occupy Boston camp have been charged with dealing crack cocaine.

    Good.
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    Nov 07, 2011 3:28 PM GMT
    I'm surprised riddler doesn't support these enterprising entrepreneurs who have found a market rife to be exploited. Especially given that he's a libertarian that wouldn't be for the "nanny state" regulating drugs. icon_lol.gif
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    Nov 07, 2011 4:18 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said“,,,to job training, to housing, to education. They’re directing their anger at the wrong location.


    i totally agree. cuts to these programs are a major problem in the US.