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MassGOP stands with the Boston Police Department

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BOSTON — Democrats are siding with individuals who engaged in mob tactics during this past weekend’s mayhem in downtown Boston, a predictable yet disturbing development.

U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, the newest member of the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation, has quickly shown she’s the most radical, too. Pressley most recently moved to mount a legal defense fund via an anarchist bookstore for nearly 40 individuals criminally charged Saturday. 

“It’s telling that the Radical Democrats are siding with the same mask-wearing mob that spat upon, tossed bottles of urine at, and assaulted Boston police officers,” Massachusetts Republican Party Chairman Jim Lyons said. “What’s clear to me is that these individuals came to Boston to cause trouble, found it, and now Democrats don’t want them to face the consequences.

“They have no concept of personal responsibility.” 

Meanwhile, Suffolk County District Attorney Rachael Rollins is refusing to press charges against these same individuals.  Saturday’s event, the so-called “Straight Pride” parade, drew thousands of counterprotesters, including many from out-of-state. A Boston Municipal Court judge is currently standing in the way of efforts by prosecutors under Rollins’ direction to dismiss criminal charges. Nine individuals have been charged with committing assault and battery on police officers, while four officers were treated for injuries.

“These individuals learned the hard way that Boston is nothing like Portland, Oregon, or any of the other cities that have given in to left-wing mob mayhem,” Lyons said. “Meanwhile, radical Democrats like Rep. Pressley want to reward this bad behavior.

“Boston Police officers should be commended for doing their job and protecting this city.”