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Lucas: Mass. political leaders cop out with lack of support for police

Posted On: Jun 24, 2022   |   Posted By: Boston Herald

It's lonely being a cop.
Nobody has your back, not the governor, not the attorney general, not the mayor. Nobody.
Even the three Democrats running for attorney general - the top law enforcement office in the state - would rather talk about campaign financing than financing the cops.
A case in point are last Sunday's riots, brawls and drunkenness at what used to be family-friendly spots at Carson Beach in South Boston and Revere Beach.
State Police troopers at both beaches, during an unusual heat wave, faced thousands of unruly beachgoers who refused to disperse, despite warnings.
Instead, after answering calls, the responding troopers were met with “violence, disrespect and criminal behavior,” according to the State Police union. Some of the troopers were even attacked.
And the rioters ruined the beach-going experience for thousands of families who had brought their children to escape the heat. Children, playing in the sand and surf, were forced to flee from mobs of drunken louts throwing firecrackers and...

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