It's that easy in that area to procure. Too easy.
Wow. I wonder if it gets more embarrassing than this. Deeper research could probably yield much more.
An acquaintance of mine claims that the city is so corrupt and ridden with drug activity that no cell phones were allowed on one's person going into the court house becuz of past instances of corrupt employees in various capacities who are corrupt as well as a huge network of snitches taking vids and pics of people to identify them for witness intimidation.
One wonders why some areas of MA just cannot be cleaned up as if it's by design. Most likely for profit.
Very sad indeed.
BTW this is just an example there are much worse areas. I personally have never had any problems in this area when visiting but then again I've been sober for 25 yrs and don't engage in criminal activity.
I always have a pleasant time visiting friends there. It's unfortunate that's the only open low income housing they could find. It certainly isn't conducive to the arts, activism or any other similar pursuits but we don't have any trouble there.