Teens Attack Man With Machete In Downtown Boston

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  1. joeshell383 macrumors 6502a

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    Teens Attack Man With Machete In Downtown Boston

    BOSTON (NBC) -- Boston police have taken two men into custody following a brutal machete attack near the downtown Government Center.

    According to police, a 20-year-old man was hacked by a machete around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

    He was taken to the hospital after his left arm was severely injured during the attack with the 3-foot-long knife.

    The suspects reportedly ran through City Hall Plaza toward Downtown Crossing, where police later found them.

    Juan Chavez, 18, is charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.

    The other suspect is a 15-year-old juvenile and will be charged with disturbing the peace.

    The victim is expected to be OK.

    Police believe that the incident is possibly gang related.

    Article: http://www.wlbz2.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=82914
     
  2. keysersoze macrumors 68000

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    Wow!!! I was there yesterday!! Didn't see this at all, but was right at Gov't Center before dinner and the Celtics game. Crazy.
     
  3. marykay9507 macrumors 6502a

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    How come the 15 year old was only charged with disturbing the peace? What exactly was his involvement? Pretty scary stuff you ask me...
     
  4. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

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    What's with people who do **** like this getting off so easily? A 15-year-old should know better and if he isn't yet at that state he should be in a mental facility or somewhere getting the help he needs.
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    agreed. disturbing the peace, wtf? How about assault with a deadly, if not attempted murder? can we please stop ****ing around with violent crime and make the penalties serious enough that people think twice?
     
  6. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Yeah, that's a definite slap on the wrist. If he's involved, he should be getting a stiffer sentence.
     
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    wow, i was close to there as well. didn't notice anything though.

    i hope they beef up the charges to attempted murder for both of them. if they are really part of a gang (and guilty as charged) then they should get life without parole.
     
  9. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    :rolleyes: 3 feet long? Sounds more like a sword then a machete.
     
  10. mactastic macrumors 68040

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    Sounds more like "Teens With Machete Attack Man in Downtown Boston" to me.

    I thought a group of teens had attacked a man carrying a machete in downtown Boston at first...
     
  11. RGunner macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like

    we should outlaw machetes'.. oh and then steak knives!

    wait, GB has already done this...

    doomed... we are doomed.
     
  12. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

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    I'm guessing it has something to do with that Central American gang M?? They're mostly from El Salvador and are considered the most dangerous gang in America.
     
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    You're thinking of MS-13
     
  15. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Must have been an Australian knife.
     
  16. Antares macrumors 68000

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    I wish gangs would just cut out this violence.
     

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