Random attack on Brookline bicyclist may be gang-related
Police say a 37-year-old man who was attacked by four teen-agers as he biked home from work in Brookline may have been the random target of a gang initiation.
Brookline police Capt. John O’Leary said police believe the assault may be gang related because the teen-agers did not steal the man’s bike or rob him. Also, he said, one of the teens wore a bandana that was blue, a known gang color. The attackers were very young, some looking about 14 and 15 years old.
That is some fucked up shit. Four kids just jump ya and that’s their initiation?
Kinda seems backwards doesn’t it? It’s four on one!
I got three emails about it so far:
Subject: Cyclist beaten in gang initiation
I am not sure if this is of interest but sometimes you post clips about cyclists being injured and what not. I came across a clip this morning…
apparently cyclists are gang targets now. Just proves how effed up this world (Boston) is…
Yo, keep your eyes open out there kid.
Subject: Boston cyclist attacked
I ride this path to and from work every single day. Time to change my route.
Yeah, new route and a big ass stick all next week.
Subject: The gangs of Boston
Man, as if it isn’t bad enough that I have to watch out for taxis, joggers, moron pedestrians, way-too-aggressive drivers, and Red Sox fans, now I gotta watch out for gangs on my daily commute too? By the way, this happened about 3 blocks from where I work.
You met Deech yet? John – Deech. Deech – John. Maybe you two cats can buddy up and throw these kids in the river?by