The mayor says his city, New Bedford, Massachusetts, where guns are pretty much outlawed, “will not tolerate youth violence,” a nice euphemism for the gang activity that keeps the good citizens of the bad neighborhoods locked indoors.
For someone who doesn’t tolerate gang crime, he sure has a lot of it. Case in point, a gang melee that left a 15-year-old dead and a bunch of his friends and enemies in cuffs:
The slain teen was identified yesterday morning as Mateo Morales by Bristol District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn.
In addition, a 16-year-old juvenile male has also been charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, Quinn said.
Police say Morales was already dead when they arrived at Middle and Chancery streets shortly after 6:20 p.m.
Two other male stabbing victims, ages 16 and 22, were treated for minor injuries.
They’ll get a quick cycle-around in the gentle Massachusetts courts, and be bagged for their next crimes of violence within five years.
Meanwhile, the Attorney General can’t make up her mind (if this guy is Class, she is No Class, same blank expression) about whether .22 rifles should be banned or not. And she does nothing to fight violent, drug, and gun crime. In case you were wondering why MA more than doubles the per-capita homicides of demographically similar NH.