Since its inception, the "Occupy" movements have been wrought with controversy -- from instances of overt anti-Semitic displays to allegations of rape and sexual abuse of minors occurring at rallies across the country. Now, two activists with the movement have been arrested for dealing heroin from their Occupy Boston tent -- all with a 6-year-old child in tow. To make matters worse, the drug deals reportedly took place within 1,000 feet of a school zone while vandals spray-pained graffiti on 21 downtown buildings.
The Boston Herald reports:
Bostonians Isaac Bell, 34, and Charlene Dumont, 31, were both charged with distribution of a class A drug (heroin) and possession with intent to distribute a class A drug within 1,000 feet of a school zone, police say.
The arrests were made Friday after police said they received “multiple reports of drug activity in and around” Occupy Boston’s Rose Kennedy Greenway encampment.
Also this weekend, protest-minded vandals made their mark on 21 downtown buildings, police said.
At the Bank of America building at 100 Federal St., vandals spray-painted “Occupy,” “Bad for America” and “Yer building is crowding our skyline,” while the international anarchist symbol was painted on buildings at 100 Summer St., 101 Arch St. and 65 Franklin St.
The Herald reports that the words “Burn the Money” was also painted on two different downtown buildings while profanity was painted on a nearby Starbucks.