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Dirt bikes, dogs and racism

Riders, Chandler Street pic:R.T.

By Gordon Davis

The Worcester City Council recently passed an “emergency” ordinance prohibiting the use and ownership of dirt bikes and ATVs in Worcester. It was rammed through so fast that I still have not seen a copy of it on-line. I suppose I will have to seek a copy from the Worcester City Clerk.

Because I have not seen anything official on this “emergency” I think it reasonable to assume that most people in Worcester have not seen anything officially about it either.

When I was a soccer coach the dirt bike riders used to upset me, as they would wreck the soccer field and other athletic fields. At that time most of the off road riders were White kids. Not much was done, with the exception of better securing the fields. No one was injured by the kids on dirt bikes back then. These days I hear there are 84 “incidents”; I have not heard of any injuries.

So what was the emergency?

Why ram through another city ordinance with little public input?

The answer seems to be the bias of the people pushing through the emergency order. It is my understanding that Main South activist Billy Breault had a large part to play in its passage. Many people, mostly Hispanic young men, have been arrested. Many have had their property seized. The City and Worcester police have formed a special task force to make the arrests and confiscate the bikes. Most people adversely affected did not know the “emergency ordinance” even existed. The ordinance went into effect immediately after passage.

Now compare this treatment of Hispanic young men to the treatment of the White dog owners who have for two decades defied City government by bringing their dogs to City of Worcester parks where all dogs are prohibited. The City is working to accommodate these lawbreakers by doing nothing adverse against them. In fact, Councilor Gary Rosen has taken up their cause and is working on allowing dogs in our parks.

Please do not misunderstand me on this issue: I like dogs and I think there should be a dog park. But the facts are that there have been more people bitten by dogs than have been injured by dirt bikes. Dogs can be a noise nuisance with their barking.

The young men who ride dirt bikes in our city have complained that there should be a City of Worcester park/space where they can ride. Well, that makes sense. There will be a dog park in Worcester. We have a skateboard park. We have a water (spray) park.

Instead of an emergency ordinance, there should have been a phase-in of the particulars. There also should have been some outreach to explain the ordinance to riders. There should have been a grace period for the bike owners to comply with the ordinance, instead of immediate arrests and seizures.

It is clear that the people who pushed this ordinance think that the police should deal with Hispanic young men, instead of community services. It is not a wonder why we feel alienated from our City government and its police force.

The pukes and the beautiful boy

By Rosalie Tirella

Yesterday I extolled the prowess, smarts and high-spiritedness of the WPD Vice Squad re: the Worcester Police Department’s two-state, seven house, multi drug dealer bust. Today I write about the “post-pubescent pukes” – the guys the vice squad arrested, here on Ward Street, a few days ago. The mid-20 somethings who dealt the drugs, drove the luxury vehicles and had “associates” who packed a MACHINE GUN. The guys who lived right next door to me!

Funny thing is, when the guys were my next door neighbors, they didn’t act like pukes. They were always sober, polite, quiet. Unobtrusive. They vacumed their cars in our parking lot, kept the parking lot clean, talked with me when I nagged them about my missing recycling bin (“Did you find my bin? See my bin? I need my bin!!!”) They never played loud music at 3 a.m. and kept me or their other neighbors up at night (like some folks here do), they never yelled or fought with each other outdoors like some of our neighborhood lovelies; they never cussed; they never even nursed a beer on their back porch. They dressed well, too. They could have passed as Worcester State University students – if they hadn’t been part of a drug ring that spanned two states, several drug selling houses, netted a bunch of guns, one machine gun and $777,000 in cash…They could have passed as young entrepreneurs running a garage, a restaurant in the neighborhood, if they weren’t the other kind of entrepreneur up to their earlobes in heroin and cocaine. With their brains and biz know how why didn’t they sell cupcakes instead of coke? Hondas instead of heroin? Yeah, the money wouldn’t have come as easily, but they would have been legit members of the Worcester community, with real friends, a real future. What might have they become if they weren’t selling smack to men, women …

… and teens. “My” teen. I remember last summer, the summer of the beautiful junky, this ethereal young white boy, around 17 years old with a face like a cherub and hair that framed his lovely face like a bonnet, like a sonnet! He was a neighborhood kid, living a few houses down it seemed. And he was deathly pale and sooo skinny. One day he was sitting on the curb waiting for his man. I was walking Lilac and Jett who, as always, were completely nuts and out of control. Naturally, when my dogs saw the boy, sitting on the curb, on their level, they made a mad dash for him, yanking my arm out of my rotar cuff as I held tightly to their leashes.

“LILAC! JETT!!!” I yelled. To no effect. They were next to the boy in 2 seconds, and sweet, silly Lilac was in his lap giving him kisses, head butting him for pats, wagging her tail wildly.

“I’m sorry!” I said to the boy, as I tried to pull Lilac off him.

“No!” said the beautiful boy. “She’s precious!” And he brought Lilac close to him and hugged her deeply. He looked at Lilac the way a young kid would – eye to eye, face to face, with dewy wonder. He was so well spoken! He was such a sweet person! I wanted to say: No! You’re precious! You’re so bright and beautuful and so young and full of love! Why aren’t you in school? Why aren’t you with friends your own age? Don’t your parents see how beautiful and special you are?!

But I kept mum. Lilac kept licking his face, giving him the love his family, society denied him.

Then his man came – tough and street hardened. But he was pleasant to me, didn’t seem too annoyed when Lilac jumped all over him wanting to give HIM kisses! He just looked past her, looked at the boy, who got up, and together they walked up the hill.

These are the people – people like the beautiful young boy sitting on the curb – my next door neighbors destroyed.

Yes, they were, in many ways, the ideal neighbors. If they hadn’t been such killers.

The Politics of Safe Worcester Public Schools

There is hope to be found in the little group of people who are demanding that Worcester students be treated in a manner that will lead to their success – not to the criminal justice system.

By Gordon Davis

The Safety Audit for the Worcester Public Schools was discussed at the December 17, 2015, Worcester School Committee Meeting.

The WPS Safety Audit concerns itself mostly with keeping the students and staff at our schools safe from outside threats. It talks about stronger doors, more security at front entrances, comprehensive responses, etc.

The Safety Audit rightly did not concern itself with internal “incidents” such as students yelling, bouncing basketballs, cell phone use, or dress code which are things that students, who are still developing,  act out on.

The WPS Safety Audit did say that if the police were brought in to resolve these “incidents” many staffers and students would not cooperate with the police. This non-cooperation caused by the criminalization of non-criminal incidents could have an adverse effect on safety. The Audit recommended that for these “incidents” there should be a policy of no arrests and deferral to school disciplinary policy and not the criminal justice system.

It did not seem that many on the Worcester School Committee paid attention to this recommendation.

Many people spoke out against police in the schools and the arrests of students at school. Some in the opposition identified themselves as from the Progressive Labor Party (PLP), Mass. Human Rights, the ACLU and a Unitarian Church.

A speaker from PLP said the City of Worcester was not in compliance with state statutes on the use of police in the schools. The required Memorandum of Understanding ((MOU) was out of date and the City of Worcester faced lawsuits for any harm done by the police in schools. 

Ron Madnick, a former teacher at Burncoat High School, said having loaded guns, carried by the police, was troubling in terms of accidents.

The student representative from South High School said he agreed students should not be arrested at school unless there was an emergency. 

Idella Hazard, a former police officer, said police in our schools was racist and part of the school to prison pipeline. Gwen Davis (my wife) said most of the police officers make six-figure salaries and that taxpayer money would be better spent on more teachers in the Worcester Public Schools and better student-to-teacher ratios.

There was one person who spoke in favor of the police arresting students at school. He is the head of the teachers’ union. He said only bad kids get arrested. He then said armed gunmen could have stopped the tragedy in Newtown, where 21 elementary school children and six staffers were massacred. The Minister from the Unitarian Church replied that it was outrageous to bring up Newtown, as there are no plans to station police in Worcester’s elementary schools.

Interim Worcester Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rodrigues was disingenuous when he said a working MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING – MOU – existed.

He said the MOU would be posted on the Worcester Public Schools website December 18, 2015. It was not.  

Dr. Rodrigues had said earlier in the month that the new MOU would not be written until after March 2016.

He is learning quickly how to play the Worcester old boy network political game.

It is encouraging that some thought is going into making our schools safer from outside threats.

It is sad that many people think about school safety in terms of threats from students.

Many in our schools and city seem to be afraid of young Black students and anyone adversely affected by poverty – especially teenagers.

It is clear that leadership on this issue will not come from the Worcester School Committee, which has no person of color or even a progressive on board. The leadership will not come from the Worcester City Council, which refused at a recent city council meeting to discuss the lack of a policy about police in our schools. It is not likely to come from the Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus who made a mess of things earlier this year with the U.S. Department of Justice Race Dialogues held in our city.   

There is hope to be found in the little group of people who are demanding that Worcester students be treated in a manner that will lead to their success – not to the criminal justice system.   

My Impromptu meeting with Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus

Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus. photo: Bill Coleman

By Gordon Davis

I met Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus for the first time Saturday, October 24, 2015. I was standing outside of the Belmont AME Zion Church in Worcester. Mr. Augustus walked by on his way to the NAACP forum on education. As most people know by now I am legally blind, with only reduced sight in one eye. For that reason I did not recognize the city manager. I said to him: “I think I know you.”

Mr. Augustus identified himself, and then to my surprise he said, “You are Gordon Davis and you write hateful things about me.”

I thought politicians have thicker skins and do not get upset about things written about them.

I responded that I never wrote any thing hateful about him.

I challenged him to cite one example of any hate speech or even anything personal about him.

Mr. Augustus said he could not at the moment think of anything hateful that I had said about him.

I said I thought he was maliciously prosecuting the four BlackLives Matter protesters.

He said the courts would decide the issue. Then he went into this monologue about how Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. went to jail and that protesters should go to jail. 

My wife reminded me as we stood talking to Mr. Augustus not to lose my temper. So Mr. Augustus and I started a back and forth on the issue.

Mr. Augustus said the Black Lives Matter protesters disturbed the peace at Kelley Square because the truck driver was “inching into the protester.”

I told Mr. Augustus that the truck driver’s “inching” was a form of assault.

Mr. Augustus said the driver was provoked by the presence of the Black Lives Matter protester.

I told Mr. Augustus that provocation was not a defense for assault. 

You can not hit or threaten someone because he calls you a name. You can not claim that there is a disturbance of the peace because people hold a sign saying “BlackLives Matters.”

The issue of the lack of prosecution of the dog owners in Worcester’s Boynton Park was brought up by my wife.

She said the City of Worcester knows the name of the violators at Boynton Park and that they provoked the City of Worcester worker.

At Boynton Park, the City brought charges against a City of Worcester worker driving a truck in Boynton Park – but not against the truck driver at Kelly Square.

Mr. August said that was different, but he did not give an explanation as to how it was different.

Mr. Augustus offered three different rationales for the City of Worcester seeking charges against the Kelley Square protesters:

The first was that the City of Worcester offered the protesters a deal that amounted to extortion; don’t protest again and the City will not seek charges.

The second is the Worcester Police saying it saw a video.

The third is Mr. Augustus’ comment that protesters should go to jail like Dr. King.

My first impression of Mr. Augustus is that he is thin-skinned and he holds grudges.

He is not above using state power to get his way – even if that use of power is marginally legitimate and possible unlawful.

I think that the defense attorneys for the Bkack Lives Matter protesters at Kelley Square should call on Mr. Augustus and Worcester Police Chief Gary Gemme to testify under oath on November 9, 2015, to get evidence on how they formed the decision to seek charges against the protesters.

This information should be made public.

I think a jury might see the malicious prosecution by City Manger Augustus and Police Chief Gemme. Evidence of this possible malicious prosecution could be dispositive and help a jury understand the case better.

The new oppressors

By Gordon T. Davis

At one time racial and political oppression came from the people who called themselves right wingers. Now that oppression comes from people who call themselves liberals.  Recent events in Worcester are evidence of this shift.

The latest oppressive act is the City of Worcester seeking charges against four Black Lives Matter demonstrators (the Worcester 4), even though there is no legally credible evidence of wrongdoing.

When there is credible evidence, the Worcester Police Department asks the Worcester District Attorney to file charges. I have heard so many people say that there is a video with the Worcester 4 in it, but this so called video is not credible, as the police cannot authenticate it. The Worcester Police Department, with the approval of Worcester City Manager Ed Augustus, has wasted thousands of city dollars investigating what it knows to be evidence that cannot be used in court.  The Worcester Police Department is harassing Black Lives Matter protesters …

Any Clerk Magistrate worth her/his salt would throw out the City’s application for a determination.

Curiously, the Tand G story of March 28, 2015, contains what could be a libelous error. The reporter wrote in the article that the Worcester 4 protesters were “charged” with disorderly conduct.  The Worcester Police Department has NOT charged the Worcester 4 protesters with anything at this time. The T and G has possibly defamed the character of the targets. A Clerk Magistrate hearing will be held to determine whether there is sufficient evidence for the District Attorney to file charges.

Reportedly, the Worcester police and the Worcester city manager threatened the coalition of Clark University students with arrest.

On Friday, March 27, 2015, the Federal District Court rejected an appeal by the City of Worcester to overturn a ruling of police brutality against the Worcester Police Department. The City of Worcester has a bad track record with complaints of misconduct, as it seems to always lose these cases, costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars.  I hear the City of Worcester plans another appeal.

The money for the appeal would be better spent retraining police officers in acceptable protocols for its interactions with the public.

It sometimes strains common sense that some Worcester city councilors, such as Konnie Lukes, can seek a resolution supporting the Worcester Police Department absolutely. She was correct when she said at a November 2015 Worcester city council meeting that the Worcester police force has been reduced to an agency of harassment and oppression.

Another example of the oppressive nature of Worcester city government is the oppressive ordinance against so called aggressive pan handling. The ordinance was passed by the liberals on the Worcester City Council, under the pretext of safety, even though there were never any safety incidents involving Worcester panhandlers.

The ACLU of Massachusetts is opposing the Worcester panhandling ordinance in Federal Court, and it looks like the City of Worcester will lose again. The right to ask people for help in a public place is guaranteed by the First Amendment.

People in the new civil rights movement, Black Lives Matter, do not seem to buckling  under the oppressive actions of the City of Worcester. Communities United Collective is planning events. On March 21, 2015, the Massachusetts Human Rights Commission, PLP and other groups held an anti-racism rally at Worcester’s Korean War Memorial.

And a forum on Worcester police interactions with Worcester residents is being planned for April 18.

Stay tuned.

There’s a riot going on…

By Rosalie Tirella

… outside one of our high schools. Kids beating the crap out of each other. Then when the Worcester police arrive, they start beating the crap out of our Worcester cops.

This time around I am all for the cops. Real heroes in this instance, especially the off duty cop who first tried to help when three punks were beating the crap out of one kid. The punks jumped him. That’s when police back up was called. Real heroes who had to deal with utter pukes and losers.

Let’s put aside the shitty home lives that have left these kids without any moral code. And let’s put aside society’s lack of jobs and opopportunities for them.

We can play the blame-society game later.

Right now we say, these kids acted like animals, and one of their parents acted like an animal too. To jump a cop, to choose violence instead of words and questions. Shame on that parent who attacked a Worcester police officer.

I grew up inner-city Green Island in the 1960s and 1970s. This is stuff I remember from decades ago. But it has gotten crazier. Adults have gotten as out of hand as kids. My mother, who died this summer, would never have jumped a cop and started flailing away. My mother, no matter how jerky a teacher or cop was, always sided on the side of the authority figure. With public servants who tried to teach her girls and protect their neighborhood. She expected us to behave like members of a civil society. She expected us to treat kids and adults with respect. To follow rules, to mind teachers, to complete homework assignments, to attend church every Sunday, to attend catechism class every Monday night at St. Mary’s School on Richland Street. She also had us go to the Winthrop House Girls Club every summer. For ten years. A decade.

That is how you raise kids. Make them participants and stakeholders in society.

But I digress.

I remember asking her once when I was older why she didn’t say something about a Lamartine Street School teacher who was a jerk when I was a kid attending the school. Not very compassionate to the kids.

She said most of the teachers there were excellent and that she was supporting the great teachers there who slaved away at teaching tough kids every day.

I was a bit surprised, but I got her point. She was respecting authority and the wps and civil society. And she was being a realist. There’s a wormy apple in every barrel. Deal with the wormy one, next go around you’ll bite into a sweet apple.

My car “disappeared” at Pat’s Towing Service, Shrewsbury Street! I want it back!

By David Phillips

I have a signed order from the Worcester Superior Court for the return of car and contents towed by Pat’s [Towing and Service Station]. They have told me that the car is not there, but in practically the same breath, asked if I had come to pay the bill. I had a witness with me, who can verify what I’m saying.

Why is the car not there? Where is it? Where is my stuff that was inside the car?

“Not my problem,” I was told.


… The Worcester Police Department, who told Pat’s to tow it in the first place, have NOT been helpful AT ALL in getting this matter resolved, and in fact, have not returned the Certificate of Title (which they took from me at the traffic stop).


There’s a little more to the story. The police wouldn’t let me arrange for a private tow. When my attorney cross-examined the cop who did the initial traffic stop (on the witness stand, and under oath), he testified that he never gave me the opportunity for a “private tow.” THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT WE WANTED HIM TO SAY !).

The judge asked him to repeat what has had just said (maybe she couldn’t believe her ears).

Anyway, they wouldn’t let me go with the tow truck driver to arrange for a private tow from Pat’s to another location, and would not even let me get my gloves out of the car (on an unusually cold night).

I was left to walk off the entrance ramp of I-290, with numb hands, to a gas station in Kelley Square, where I waited for a ride, and a Worcester Police Department cruiser kept circling the gas station until my ride arrived. He witnessed this too, because they kept circling after he arrived to pick me up.

I used to work for a towing company that had police contracts (state, local and turnpike), and I was shocked and dismayed at what had taken place. We would never have left somebody standing on the side of the highway, especially on such a cold night, and drive off with their car (and then “inventory” it to the point where it looks like it went through a tornado).

Several times, when telephone inquiries were made, Pat’s said the car was on “police hold” – which turned out not to be true. My attorney was granted permission by the court to go to Pat’s and recover some documents that were needed in the Hampden Superior Court on an unrelated matter (a foreclosure case), and he was told at that time that the car was still on “police hold” (which it was not), and that Pat’s had a “lien” on the car and everything that was in it.

Now, I know about “Garageeeper’s Liens” and all that kind of stuff, I used to process the paperwork for an automotive concern, and I have also done repossessions, and am quite familiar with that process as well. If Pat’s had a Garagekeeper’s Lien (which I doubt, because there’s a statutory procedure you have to go through to establish it, and I don’t think any of that was done), it applies to the car ONLY, and not to any personal property inside it. Any competent towing company would know that.

Anyway … I challenged the validity of the traffic stop, and had the case thrown out in August. That’s when I petitoned the court again (getting the foreclosure papaerwork back was the first time), and eventually received the signed court order for the return of the car and its contents. And then, I found out the car is not at Pat’s. That was on a weekend, and just the “new guys” were there, so I had to come back during the week. I went back a second time (on a Tuesday – with a witness), and that’s when I got the “It’s not here” and “It’s not my problem” story.

I got a call one morning right after that, from a friend who was driving on I-290, and said he saw somebody driving the car on I-290, and it took the exit near Pat’s. I reported this to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Department, and faxed them a copy of the court order. I also called the law department in City Hall and told the about this. I don’t think there’s any point in calling the Worcester P.D, because (1) they are co-conspirators with Pat’s in the (armed) car-jacking in the first place, and (2) the court order has to be enforced by the Sheriff’s Department, not the police.

I want somebody from the Sheriff’s Department with me when I go back the third time. …

And, as far as the Certificate of Title goes, I mentioned it to one of the supervisors at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, and he said I should go show the court order to the Chief of Police, and demand the Certificate of Title back. Nobody will let me talk to the Chief about this. They also have not returned personal property (including a small bone-handle folding pocket knife – which was a gift from my uncle a short time before he died in a nursing home) which they “confiscated” during the “Pat down” (for their own safety, you understand).

Meet your neighbors! Gerard “Jerry” Michaud

By Ron O’Clair
Gerard “Jerry” Michaud was the caretaker of the Notre Dame Des Canadiens Church located at Salem Square for many years, and has lived in my building (700 Main St. – across the street from the former PIP shelter) for a long time, as he says 8 years. He has been unable to get a good night’s rest for so long, he has taken to wearing ear plugs in his sleep.  
Jerry lives in the room overlooking “the action and hearing the commotion, 24/7/365 since the WPD has failed to address repeated pleas to halt the anti-social lawless behavior keeping poor “Jerry” awake, I thought I would interview him first. My questions are often long and probing deeply into the ground zero atmosphere of rampant lawlessness, this author’s battle to take the streets back, and the indifference heretofore experienced by a certain segment of the veteran officers of Chief Gary Gemme’s troops who acted knowingly, or inadvertently to help the crime wave prosper by lax enforcement of the little laws such as littering and jaywalking.  
 The answers are all the opinions of the respondents, in their own words.
The interview:
Q:  What brought you to the area of my concern, the 700 block of Main Street?
A:  Upon leaving my last address I had to find a p lace closer to my work.
Q:  Did you have reservations about moving into a rooming house located in one of the highest crime areas of the city of Worcester?
A: At the time I didn’t know much about the area, or its going ons.
Q:  Was I influential in your decision to move into the building?
A: Yes, you were, it seemed to be a good and safe place to live, and also a close place for my A.A. meetings held next door at Unity Hall on the 4th floor of the SMOC building that used to house the P.I.P. shelter.
Q:  So, my clean and sober living requirement appealed to you?
A: Yes, it did.
Q:  You’ve noticed quite a lot of criminal trespass, disturbance of the peace, assaultive behaviors, littering & loitering of our sidewalks in the past haven’t you?
A: Yes, in 8 ? years I’ve been here, crime and drug activities seemed to have risen.
Q:  Do you feel safe walking around the neighborhood – in the daylight? In the nighttime? How safe do you feel outside overall?
A: In the daylight I feel safe, but at night, I’ve been leery and very cautious, as I was once accosted near the Registry of Motor Vehicles on Main Street, at night.
Q: With all the security measures I have in place, and my own ability to handle what happens, as it happens, do you feel safe inside the building?
A: I feel safe in the building, since security measures have been implemented, this includes screening of all incoming tenants, and the “No visitor’s policy”
Q: As your building superintendent, have I done everything possible to provide you with a safe, secure, and comfortable place to reside? And do you feel safe with the “super” being on site 24/7/365?
A: Yes, you have since you involved the police with constant security watch.
Q: What do you think of my “shock and awe” campaign put into effect since the 30th day of July, and the resultant drop in the amount of criminal activity not being allowed by me to continue unabated? By my own efforts to not be intimidated by criminal minded citizens who have come to believe that this area is “their” turf, and they have every right to disturb the peace every night, deal drugs from the corners of Charlton & Wellington Streets, and generally think they are above the law?
A: Your campaign has had an impact on safety around here, especially in drug dealing – however, there is still prostituting going on daily. Your methods; with cooperation with police, has had a great change of scenery at 707 Main Street and the area of Charlton and Wellington streets.

Holy Cross College party alert!!!!!

By Ron Chiras

Would anyone like to see what is still happening on College Hill, home to Holy Cross College?

Last weekend Boyden and Caro streets were blocked at 1 a.m., Sunday morning (April 24). This week-end is the BIG ONE!!?

Read this alert sent out to residents and join the “Hill” people in trying to figure out what the h— is going on!

Holy Cross Spring Weekend: an annual event that occurs on the Holy Cross campus this first weekend of May. There are activities on campus but, of course, Caro Street is the big attraction.

We suspect, as in the past, many hundreds [of students] will be on Boyden and Caro streets – drinking in overcrowded apartments, cellars, porches and yards – most of them underage with open containers of alcohol. Continue reading Holy Cross College party alert!!!!!

More on Holy Cross!

A few letters from ICT readers that seemed especially appropriate, seeing all the Holy Cross kiddies have asked their friends and parents and their invisible pals (new identities with new email accounts, boys and gals???) to barrage us with lets to the editor.

But first a few thoughts: 1. My cousins and uncle attended “The Cross.” It was never filled with as many spoiled little pukes as it is today. 2. This state (hello, Deval and Tim Murray) needs to talk up UMass Amherst – tell the country what a great university it is! UMass is at the forefront of stem cell research, etc and has been given a wad of $ from our governor. Deval needs to make some great TV commercials, a la former prez Bulger. 3. The WPD needs to get tough with these kids – arrest and lock up! Continue reading More on Holy Cross!