3 Charged With Dealing Crack; Occupy Boston ‘Deteriorating’

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.”

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

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.

Carl Stevens’ report on conditions the homeless are dealing with at Occupy Boston

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.

Carl Stevens’ extended report on politics and frustration within Occupy Boston

  • Lowell

    The only thing these people are OCCUPYING is to much time and space.

    • meesha4

      I agree with you Lowell. “Occupiers” fall into one of these categories”
      1. Spoiled rotten brats that have NO CLUE about reality
      2. Unemployed that “think” they are too good for minimum wage jobs.
      3. Professional protestors that rely on PRIVATE-SECTOR taxpayers to pay for their “right” to do something for nothing.
      4. Stupid-ass students that “follow their tenured-professors” to make fools of themselves.
      5. Drug-addicted, alcoholics that would do ANYTHING for a “protest” and put their styrofoam cup out for change.

      • tom

        You forgot the communists.

      • Brian Z.

        I hope you have spent time at a variety of occupy events in more than one location to make such a sweeping generalization.

        Some people disagree with your politics, you are not smarter than all of them.

        1. Spoiled rotten brats have the most free time to follow what is happening in the world. A fringe of the upper class has played roles in almost every people oriented movement.
        2. We were told that we are too good for minimum wage jobs. We were told that if we pick a field, focus, and pay $100,000+ for an education than our skills would be valued.
        3. They would not be there without the market demand for them and they exist on both sides.
        4. “stupid ass students” I think you made my point.
        5. Not sure why you dragged them into this. Yes they have problems and they need help. I believe everyone across the party lines would like to help.

      • Maxtor

        That was a big nail that you drove home and you could have not hit it more squarely on the head!!!!!

        I have seen a lot of brats that live off mamma and daddys dime that have no clue or respect for work that it takes to get started in life. They want to start at the top and stay at the top…..hate to tell them but they have a lot to learn that it dont work that way….but, I lay a lot of that onto the parents. They gave when they should have expected some effort of of the kids so the kids would learn the value of a dollar and what it takes to make that dollar….not from one hand to another without any effort….

        I was raised as a backwoods country barefoot country boy that worked on the farm from the first light till there was no light and I never seen anything but a roof over my head and food in my belly. We had no money and when I was old enough I worked after school and weekends just to have spending money so I damn sure know the value and the work that goes into earning that dollar. They have no idea what a hard life is!! I spent 26 years in this country’s military and retired so I have the backing to prove that I have came and I have seen and I respect the work that people do to get where they are today and I sure dont want to take anything away from the people that has strived, sweat and toiled to get ahead.

      • Miguel

        Yup ..you are right!

      • Chris Beall

        The skills will only be valued if the field is in a worthwhile endeavor. Degrees is women’s studies, and other worthless fields are not going to result in a job anywhere outside of a college or university, if there.

      • Linda

        I couldn’t agree more but it is the Tea Partiers that got the bad rap from the MSM.
        Thanks for calling it right.

      • JD Still

        But….but……they’re just like the TEA Party………………yeah…

    • PatrioticUSGlory

      Remember: the banks are only doing what Big Govt regulations permitted or encouraged them to do.

    • joey zasa

      and the only thing occupying lowell is a bunch of minorities sittin on their steps.

      • Occupied Website

        The hard working Asians in Lowell can outperform the lazy “meme” so-called Americans at the Boston Occupation.

        Besides, joey, I thought you LIBS were down with the people and feeling the pain of minorities, or is it Illegal Minorities.

    • Delvina Johnston Saccone

      WHITMAN Nature will take it’s course!!!!!!! hopefully it will end this garbage!!!!!!!!!!!

    • tsal

      really – because the banks seem to think they influenced BOA’s decision to call back their debit card fees. Of course if you are one of the 1% I can understand why they would bother you.

      • dan

        really — these idiots are taking credit for this…..most probably do not have bank accounts. This was started in social media by people who have actual accounts with money in them. It was the threat of the 50% of production people with a threat to take their money to credit unions / regional banks.

        these 4% (they are def not 99%) are leeches of society — taking credit for the banks reversing their decision on the debit fee’s is another example of leeching off of the productive segment of america.

      • Henry the Twooth

        nothing like rapes, fights and crack cocaine to make wall street titans tremble in their shoes!

      • Antonio Binggot Talisic

        Tsal, you would not know truth if it bit you in the ass. You just parrot propaganda. You are the 1% most of us have jobs and pay taxes. The issue with the banks including Freddie and Fannie , which Occupy does not even address are criminal and should been allowed to fail. The proplems were cause by government, which you stupid people ignore as an inconvienent fact. Dems with the Community reinvestment act threatened banks if they did not issue loans to people that could not afford them on basis of mostly race. You all are just too stupid to understand. Facts are your enemy . You even call yourselves the 99% when you are not even 1%. The normal people should start firebombing the camps as the camps get more violent. Evil must be fought with evil as evil answers to noone

      • R Nunya

        you you insufferable FOOL …. Nothing corrupt about the “magic” of compound Interest. Seems you can’t discern math from meth you knucklehead.

        you wrote: “After-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007, the Congressional Budget Office found. For people in the middle of the economic scale, after-tax income grew by just 40 percent. Those at the bottom experienced an 18 percent increase.”

      • pass

        Check your facts, tsal, You hover around the confirmed loony thirty percent mark as far as support goes. Can you explain to us why you feel entitled to the fruits of another’s labor? That’s our problem with your whole thing. We’d like to keep the American dream. You appear to prefer to be kept in some grand commune.


      • imsancho

        Oh I am sure you know what 99% of the nation is thinking, how enlightened of you tsal lol

      • Fred Lopez

        you are an idiot
        I am NOT part of the 1% but I am part of the AMERICA people ready to rise against these lazy liberal free loaders

      • Sammie Jo

        the banks reconsidered the debit card fees because people started pulling their money out, credit unions experienced a 350% rise in new accts that week.
        I would never bank with one of the big guys, I bank at a family owned bank that’s been in business for 107 years and only recently added a second branch.

      • get a job, loser

        You’re <— for the benefit of those who might suspect I am as much an idiot as tsal.

      • get a job, loser

        Your and idiot, tsal. I’m just saying what everyone else is thinking.

      • Max Entropy

        tsal, you act surprised that the people creating wealth have more of it.

      • Lily

        tsal, How much is Soros paying idiots like you to troll around here?

      • fred

        Really – it is much more likely the banks reconsidered because people are taking their money out and going to competing banks that do not have those fees.It’s called freedom of choice. Nobody with a brain or a job or both pays any attention to what these children and malcontents have to say. It’s just a matter of time before some tradgedy occurs and the City of Boston will be on the hook for millions because they neglegently allowed people to illegally occupy Dewey Square. Time to give them the boot.

      • tsal

        fred – BofA knew which customers would leave – they were the ones who were low profit – please do not believe they didn’t do their due diligence prior to initiating the fee. No one was leaving who had the money in the bank to waive the fees.

      • Paull Cudak

        If you consider the ammount some people would normally pay for additional postage, envelopes et al , even though $5.00 may seem high just do the math. I sometimes have made 100 transactions in 1 months time, that would have cost me $44.00 just in postage forget about the cost of envelopes, trips to the P.O. etc. Yes trips to the PO, because we do not receive regular mail delivery here on Cape Cod many people have Post Office Boxes and have to go there to pick up their mail. I’m not rich, so even @$5/mo I’d still be saving over the old fasion way to make transactions. Let alone the speed of delivery if at all via the PO, and I’m not knocking the USPS, I think they do a decent job considering.

      • tsal

        I’d more likely say no one with a brain ignores what they say because it is the truth – and the truth hurts those who want to continue supporting wealth, corruption in business, corruption in government, politicians who answer to special interest groups and lobbyists and not to those who elected them……………. or perhaps you support all of those things.

      • Wow!

        Could you please be a little more sanctimonious

      • tsal

        If sanctimonious means I don’t like the following facts – then the answer is no – because I’m tired of it. And if you check your facts the majority of Americans are tired of it also.

        “After-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007, the Congressional Budget Office found. For people in the middle of the economic scale, after-tax income grew by just 40 percent. Those at the bottom experienced an 18 percent increase.”

      • Chaz54

        They grew….all stages.. Those of us at the top worked harder, took more risks and probably have better educations.
        Get over it.

      • Chaz54

        The above in reply to TSAL who was whining about the amount of increase over the years on income the top earners make vs lower income

    • Rick

      I’m sick of haring about the top 1 percent Income growth. The most affluent are benefiting from global markets that have come intot heir own over the last 20 years. I’m part of the 99% and my income is solely based on the SouthEast. It sickens me to see where we’ve come in the past decade. I remember a time when the US was proud to have the wealthiest citizenery of the world. If you want to be wealthy invest, invent, work, take risks and step out of your box. But most of all, quit tearing my country apart before we can’t fix it.

    • Steve b

      They have no one to blame but themselves its the 99% cannibalizing the 99%. This is why true democracy, communism and socialism are always a failure. The only point that they have made is that they are the dregs of society.

    • Hussein

      We should really be able to tick-off the Occupy Astro-Turfers by following the Chicago model…open the windows above and dump out a ream of McDonalds job applications. That’ll really fire ’em up!

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  • Rusty01

    Compared to the homeless and ex-cons, the occupiers are the 1 %.

  • phil

    It’s the all new Domocrat party.
    Nancy Pelosi said,”God Bless them”.
    Mr. Mayor. They don’t have to go to Washington to complain.
    What about the Boston commons and OUR OWN STATE HOUSE!!
    3 felons in a row for speakers
    Our State politicians did a good job of making us live in servitude to them and the public unions. You don’t have to go all the way to D.C.
    Camp out in front of Kerry’s beacon hill apartment. These people are hurting the little guy. All the small business they are killing. I suppose the state could waive their property tax for a month or two to make up for their loss.
    But then again we are here in the totalitarion state of Massachusetts.

    • Deniser55

      That is the most honest comment I have read from Boston never.

  • Ed Hall

    It’s amazing how much CBS hates the “Occupy” movement. That’s a good sign! :)

    • mariee

      Do you mean the Communist Broadcast System?……Wow..who knew?????

    • Chris Beall

      The movement is a worthless movement that will end when all of those wasting time participating realize that they must actually go look for a job to make a living.

  • unclebuck

    Want them to disband? Set up a job fair next to them!!!

    • scotty

      Or a shower

    • bob

      lol omg that is hilarious

    • NikW


  • yamstar1

    It’s a combination of the “Lord of the Flies” society development and cold weather that will drive these pseudo-intellectuals back to Mom’s basement or the dorms. When you cannot elucidate your message….. you don’t have one.

    • tsal

      Perhaps if you listen you’ll get the message – it is loud and clear –

      Another little fact for those who don’t want to hear the message.

      “The top 1 percent made $165,000 or more in 1979; that jumped to $347,000 in 2007, the study said. The income for the top fifth started at $51,289 in 1979 and rose to $70,578 in 2007. On the other end of the spectrum, those in the 20th percentile went from $12,823 in 1979 to $14,851 in 2007.”

      • Tsal

        Isn’t that a bit presumptuous. I remember playing in campaign headquarters back to the time I was three or four. And since I also remember the I like Ike buttons that had those fold over tabs so you could adhere them to your pockets you might be able to assume that’s a long time. I continue to support those who share my ideals. What do you do that you could recommend in case it isn’t something many of us have already done.

      • RightStuff

        You are either drunk or very, very stupid. Hang it up, tsal.

      • Steven Litvintchouk

        The problem is that you and the rest of your OWS protesters have nothing useful to contribute to solving this or any other problem.

        Mayor Menino has it right: If you want to do something more than moan and complain, then get involved in politics. Work for candidates who will say and do things you approve of. Organize boycotts of businesses that you disapprove of. Etc.

        You’ve already made your point enough already by standing out in the streets. There’s no more to be gained there.

        Now try doing something useful for a change.

      • J.Herrera

        Tsal become one of the 1% and quit whinning and worrying about others. You have the ability to become prosperous your problem and the others at OWS are you want it without working for it and making the sacrafices needed to be successful.

      • shotime

        Stop complaining and looking for freebies or handouts! People that earn a decent salary work damn hard for it and owe you nothing!

      • sunnyroberto

        Menino is exactly right, go to Washington, protest down there, and vote the bums out. Instead, tsal, you’ll be doing your best zombie immpersonation next year and voting for 0bama, just validating the 0bama strategy of paying lipservice to you OWS losers while 0bama collects millions from Wall Street crooks like Jon Corzine (democrat-NJ)

      • Steve

        Spend a little more time worrying about helping yourself and a little less time worrying about what someone else has and you will do much better.

  • Djd

    Boot all of them out . Next boot out all the politicians that backed them,Polosi,Reed,Kerry,Obama Joe hair plugs Biden and all Dems from Mass..
    All morons. U want to earn a lagr amount of money, like the rich folks U have to work hard. U may even have to work 7 days a week and 16 hrs a day. U have to stop looking for a handout from the Government. Get your lazy rear end out and work hard. Earn your OWN money. NO redistribution of some one elses money.

    • Tsal

      So your point is that only 1% of the country works hard. Perhaps 10%. Really??

      • dan

        tsal you are a frickin idiot to think ows represents 99% of america…..maybe 4%…..and who bought the computer your posting on? Who pays for the internet connection your using? mommy and daddy? if you paid — you just contributed to wall street….flippin idiot

        and if mommy and daddy did your just a leech

      • gramps

        Since you still have them on ‘Mothers Milk’, you might hang it up & go make them some ‘cookies & funny brownies’……


  • shotime

    Drug Use… Surprise, Surprise! Go Home OB!

  • tsal

    What amazes me is that people actually believe that a small percentage should see their income increase nearly 300% while the majority of the country increases 40% or less in the same period of time. When the comment is made that to make money you have to work hard and it’s pointed out that clearly far more than 1-10% of this country works very hard, the response is a demeaning comment about mothers milk. That is to be expected since of course there is no way to dispute the fact that the majority of Americans work very hard for what they have with logic or facts.

    Of course there is the phrase income redistribution that the supporters of wealth toss around. It’s clear there has been an income redistribution for 40 years – to the top. That somehow is not considered greed and is totally ignored.

    And the comment that simply amazed me was that an out of state worker – here to help regain power – was vilified for making $35-60 per hour while totally ignoring the fact that CEOs make thousands an hour.

    Remember what toppled all great powers – GREED. Well folks if you don’t see it coming, it’s only because you are choosing not to see what is clearly there.

    • Peter

      You got 1 guy that backs what you say. I’ve been around the block a few times over many years and know what is happening to our beloved country. These protests are the 1st step to fix the problem. I know it and you do. Most do not even know the Wall Street runs the USA today. Almost every person in top leadership within banking comes from GoldmanSachs..

    • Hussein

      The only greedy ones in this pathetic show of ignorance are the Occupiers.

    • me

      Tsal, It amazes me that someone your age can be so stupid!

      • John Bryan

        so…. if you don’t mind me asking…. what makes Tsal so stupid? Read up on stuff b4 you become so critical of someone giving fact….

    • Max Entropy

      Why are you concerned about how much CEOs make? Their salary is determined by the owners of the company who have a financial stake in who runs the company not by some arbitrary ration based on the lowest paid employee.
      Mind your own business if you have one.

      • Peter

        Max Entropy

        No Max. The board of directors who are hand picked specifically to create compensation packages for the CEO’s while retaining a hefty directors fee to play along. Even stockholders have little say in the huge outlandish salary’s of CEO’s.

      • Max Entropy

        Q: Hand picked by whom?
        A: The shareholders. Have you never been to a shareholder’s meeting of a big corporation? It’s one of the things that is voted on. The board is usually made up of the large shareholders and others that the shareholders voted in for their subject matter expertise. There are exceptions however like putting Al Gore on the board for influence reasons.
        Where do you get this wierd notion of how corporations work? Womyns’ studies class?

    • alex

      Keep up the good work, one day they may understand and it is good of you to try to educate the sheeple. It seems to me that these corrupt swindlers have had it too easy for too long and finally a movement of noble people are prepared to do something about it. Thank You.

  • keith wren

    obama’s answer to the Tea Party… his verry own FLEA PARTY

  • Wild Bill

    This experiments has been tried before. A bunch of rats forced to live close together eventually end up eating each other.

  • cat91101

    Keep dreaming about how this mob is changing the banks minds. You are in la la land losers. Get a life.

  • burningtree

    Hey Barack! How’s that hopey changey something working for you? Your boyz are doing a great job at “community occupying” aren’t they?

    • j.v.

      Yes. We’ll see how long this lasts as the winter makes it less workable. I don’t think living in tents, beating drums, and complaining all day long for months is much of a productive use of resources, or of much use to others as a good or service. Of course, it does give those who are there a reason to stay and pitch a tent, while others provide resources for them. That’s not as likely to have the affect of aggregating a force for policy and intellectual change as it is to give those who are there a semipermanent address in the middle of the city with less chance of being rousted, since they are part of an “assembly” for “change” (more likely the “change” associated coins and folding money). The “message” has been conveyed. More of the same is going to produce less tolerance and futher annoyance to residents.

  • Lisa

    As long as they still get their paychecks, they probably don’t care.

  • enemy_of_the_statist

    For all you happy idiots that constantly hope for anarchy, just keep watching what happens with the Occupados.

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  • Jack

    Lord Of The Flies comes to Boston. And then goes away.

  • JoKe

    Paid demonstrators and never do wells. It is a waste of internet bits to even report this trash.

  • JohnRalph

    Mein Lord God High Führer Obama would fit right in with this crowd, since he’s half American hillbilly gutter trash and half black African Muslim Jihadist.

  • Al Right

    The OWS Movement has collected over $600,000 in donations so far, and yet the homeless are shunned from partaking in their 5-Star Chef prepared meals…

    How about… Occupy a Soup Kitchen?
    Get more ows facts on my site:

  • jp

    Well, regarding ‘income inequality,’ if you want everyone equal, try socialism. We’ll all be poor except the connected in government. Also, my income went up 20 times in 2008 because I had a service that people in my industry valued. The ‘top 1% isn’t a static group you know.

  • james garrettt

    If over the course of a man’s life, he has failed to build a relationship of family, friends, and/or church to support him through difficult times, then that man needs to lie down in the gutter and be swept into mankind’s sewer like the human debris he has allowed himself to become…..

    I am not responsible for the success or the failure of others….and the idea that one can be coerced or commanded at the point of a gun to support another is anathema to freedom of either party, redistributor or redistributee…..if you want my money I suggest you come with the attitude of a supplicant and not in some frenzied rage of entitlement…

    • Karen Mc

      I don’t usually comment here but this is without question the best response I have seen to OWS. Weil put!!

    • Bearcat

      So people without family, friends, and/or church are trash.

  • LiKell

    One of the ways that the world works is that when you are young you make less and as you gain education and experience you become worth more in wages to employers. Many of the people at the bottom of the wage scale 25 years ago are now well up the scale. It is not usual for the same people to comprise the bottom strata of earners for long unless they are part of the permanent underclass being cultivated to elect liberal politicians.

    Many of the people at the top have fallen back down the scale with business, health and career failures.

    • Karen Mc

      Excellent point!

  • Liz Wickham

    Wow…a lot of drug use, alcohol use, and people getting into fights…just like Tea Party gatherings! All except for the drug use, alcohol use, and people getting into fights.

    • abigtimeliberal

      liz the fleabagger are probably scratching their heads….huh

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