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DA: At least one of the schoolyard gunfighters arrived on bicycle

A Dorchester man accused of shooting up a schoolyard as kids played in a playground next door on Sunday was ordered held in jail at his arraignment yesterday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Prosecutors had asked for $100,000 bail for Semaj Leary. Judge Debra DelVecchio set bail at $10,000, but agreed with prosecutors to revoke his bail for an open assault-and-battery charge - for which he is scheduled for trial in June.

Prosecutors say that gang-unit cops - patrolling the area around the Trotter School on Humboldt Avenue due to an increase in gang activity - heard shots around 5 p.m.

As they approached, officers observed adults and young children fleeing from the school yard, as well as two males riding BMX bikes toward the rear of the school. Officers turned the corner and encountered a man later identified as Leary. After making eye contact with one of the officers, Leary took off running. Officers observed that he attempted to replace a silver firearm into his waist pocket as he fled, prosecutors said.

Officers pursued Leary through multiple fenced yards along Harrishof Street before losing the suspect; additional officers located him hiding under a nearby Nissan Rogue. ...

Among the witnesses at the scene was an off-duty Massachusetts state trooper who described two teens fleeing the scene on bicycles. A search of their path of flight turned up a second handgun that Boston Police seized as evidence.

Anyone with info on the incident can contact B-2 detectives at 617-343-4275.

Innocent, etc.

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I'll take 8:45-9:00

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But my money is on the suburban guy who is pathologically afraid of teens and wants bikes to be forced to stay in bike lanes even for left turns.

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It's kinda funny, though. The same 3-4 UHub power posters here circle-jerking about a swarm of incoming predictable comments. You guys should have your own private lounge, or a TV show or something.

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The same 3-4 UHub power posters here circle-jerking about a swarm of incoming predictable comments.

Mind bringing us some coffee? If you go to Dunks, get me an iced, black. We'll let you join in!

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Great, but what can I use as my ironic parroting phrase? You've already patented being the suburbanite who decries scared suburbanites. cybah has the lock on all things space saver and doesn't drive. Any room in the group for an illiterate bookworm, blind art critic, or something? I'm flexible.

I'll call for help if anyone makes me nervous on the way to dunks. Did you want a hot cup for insulation?

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seems to know all about us yet we know little about anon.

PS - You're wrong

cybah has the lock on all things space saver and doesn't drive.

I do drive, I just do not own a car. Big difference there. Try again with your jab.

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The same 3-4 UHub power posters here circle-jerking about a swarm of incoming predictable comments.

Careful where you step.. you may set in something wet and gooey. Cuz you know, we're all circle jerking here.. we're gonna pop at some point.

Power Posters? is that like Power Bottoming?

/s

(yes folks I'm still an a**hole..)

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advocating for equal and fair treatment of ALL criminal suspects by basing their charges, trials, and sentences (if found guilty) soley on the crimes they are accussed of comitting with the delusion that I'm somehow "pathologically afraid of teens"?

Perhaps you should talk to some of the people who've been robbed by your precious "juveniles". I'm pretty confident that they likely don't give a rat's @$$ about the suspect's age.

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I'm not the one who called you "pathologically afraid", but you are demonstrating that you just don't get something that's really not that hard to understand.

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society has apparently decided that assualt, robbery, murder, rape, etc. are now considered non-serious crimes when committed by "juveniles", and that we condone this behavior by giving such suspects preferential treatment in the form of a closed court system, shielding identities, reduced or suspended sentences, and sealed records.

Because apparently acknowledging the severity of the crimes, and requiring people to actually take responsibility for their actions - regardless of their age - is such a bad thing. And, as I once indicated to Ms. "juveniles can do no wrong" Swirls, we're not talking about a six year old who swiped a candy bar from the corner store here.

Want to argue "mitigating circumstances" or "poor impulse" or all the other "excuses" the "scientists" have been brainwashing the general public with over the years? Fine, then let the defense do that at trial, just like they'd have to do with any adult suspect.

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I didn't realize you were a juvenile criminal psychologist as well as a trainspotter.

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society has apparently decided that assualt, robbery, murder, rape, etc. are now considered non-serious crimes when committed by "juveniles"

No, that's not at all what "society" has decided, but I don't blame you for being angry if that's what you really believe (doubtful, but possible). It's not that the crime is "less serious" in its consequences -- obviously it's identical -- it's that juvenile perpetrators are more impulsive, less mature, and less experienced than adult perpetrators. They are less likely to have full comprehension of the consequences of their actions, for themselves or for their victims. They're also more likely to be capable of being changed for the better, which is greatly reduced if you throw them into an adult population. So there's a difference both in why the crime is committed, and in what you can possibly do with the criminal.

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Don't forget to include urban guy afraid to walk in park.

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okay good I wasn't the only person thinking.. gee if they were using space savers, or on their way to a Boston2024 meeting, we would have a Uhub Trifecta today!

I'll take 9:15-9:30.. lets wait for the office people to get in and get settled.

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Now, if I were smart, I'd look for a time pattern and go with that. But I'm too amused by the concept to be smart.

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OK, I'll go with 10:45 am.

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I want in. 11:55, while lunch is being heated up in the nuker.

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Too soon to ban Hubway? For the children?

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Bicycles! Threat or menace?

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The don't call it the "cycle" of violence for nothing!

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... only outlaws will have bicycles!

Bikes don't kill people - people kill people!

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Won't someone think of the tricycles!!!...

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Apropos to nothing, it took me a second to figure out that "Semaj" is "James" spelled backwards. I wonder if the kid even knows that, or he just thinks he has a unique name...

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Or would this be an anagram?

The first thought that came to mind was that this was an alternate spelling of Seamus.

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