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

Comments (219)
  1. cntrlfrk says:

    These OWS ‘protesters’ are nothing more than pro-Obama Astro-Turf.

    This is what happens when a failed president whips up Class Warfare hatred to divert attention away from his failures.

  2. Commander Admin says:

    Crack dealers dealing crack to cracked crackers. Hilarious. It’s been AmeriKAZAMed:

  3. EJM says:

    Maybe the Occupy crowd got word that they were a little too early for the democratic convention. The delegates also seem to be confused as to what city it is in. Go home folks, and reconvene in Charlotte, NC this summer to protest the economy your leader Obama has created for you. I doubt that he will invite you to Martha’s Vineyard when he takes his next vacation there to rub noses with and raise money from the rich 1%.

  4. Jimmie Meehan says:

    It’s a mob… just because it is a democrat sponsored mob does not make it any less of a mob. Joining a mob you become among the lowest possible life forms attainable on this planet. Your participation may consist of nothing more than standing around but by being there you are participating in all the killing, raping, drug use, destruction of property. Those evil ones who do these things need YOU, which is why you will not find Any intelligent reasonable people in a mob.

  5. Matt says:

    That meme about the growth of income on the high/low ends ignores two facts:

    1. The people THEN on the low end aren’t there anymore. They moved up into the middle. Some in the middle moved into the top. The low end now are new workers.

    2. That top 1% pays something like 40% of all taxes. The top 10% pays something near 50% of all taxes. The bottom half doesn’t pay at all; they take.

    If we taxed the “rich” 100% it would not pay our $15 Trillion debt, but it would make a lot of job-creators move to China.

  6. AL says:

    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 or Habitat For Humanity?
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  7. Harvard Grad says:

    Can we run these hippies over with tanks yet?
    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:

  8. Danram says:

    LOL!!! So much for the “Second American Revolution”.

  9. Rob says:

    I do not support the OWS and I never will. I think more and more people need to come forward and let America know that there are still hard working people out there. If you want to protest and cry like a baby because you can’t pay the debt YOU bought into, you can cry somewhere else. But I’m not too mad about it, at least I won’t have to compete with an OWS protestor for a job.

  10. Jim Hoffman says:

    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:

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