Old school local politics.
Yet how bad is the like of this compared to the new way of doing business which is to pander to private security companies and contractors who commit war crimes and illegal domestic activity instead?
Perhaps selling out to even worse gentrification like neaby cities would be preferable (personally I think Someville has suffered enough on that front).
It's the military industrial complex and the developers, greedy real estate companies and invading corporations that are the real robbers of the public.
Not even our beloved Boston Common is safe as the No Shadow law has been broken for the first time with a new building being constructed that will set a dangerous precident for future development.
Naive people think obvious criminal activity is what's most harmful. The global culture is what's most deadly to local cultures and the lower middle to middle class people.
You've got a heroin epidemic so where is it coming from? Oh no don't look at the possible presence of new players in town who might be foriegn from desperate third world countries, because the real threat is always from established people in power who are noted for to corrupt culture.
There is no such thing as corrupt free politics. It's a choice between which corrupt parties and practices suit the need of the people best at a given time.
It seems we are switching from the old more obvious way of doing things in favor of more slick, stream lined ways of getting away with crime.
Which most likely is preferable to the current generation and people who now populate eastern MA specifically metro Boston.
As long as they don't have to know it exists or see it in action they can exist in a fantasy world that such things don't go on in their back yard-just the way they seem to like it nowadays.
Especially if it's coated with feel-good rhetoric and fake progressive culture then if it APPEARS 'good', it must be so.
More examples for the public to believe in Change when in fact criminal minds simply find new ways to hide and get away with their crimes.
As long as humans exist in any area with money and power you're going to have corruption.
Maybe you just have to look a little harder which of course no one will because throwing old school type criminal into the fire is good enough and ultimately the public really don't want to rock the boat wherever true power lies.
Global culture has taken over eastern MA and that's the problem. I bet after this admin is disolved Someville will go head first into full blown sell out and redevelopment. Brookline is fighting fo it's life as well with a bit better results.
Go ahead attend the public hangings because who you really have to watch out for are the people hiring the hangman.
Nothing is going to change. It's just going to get even worse for locals without resources after this great and Noble action in order to save the people from another bogie man.
This is corruption I'm used to. Having certain contractors and corporations move in and globalists make me feel like a stranger in my own home town is what I have issue with.