Mayor Rivera Releases Statement After Weekend Shootings But Still Blames “Out Of Towners”

Mayor Rivera Releases Statement After Weekend Shootings But Still Blames “Out Of Towners”

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Since the shooting outside of La Cava yesterday, local social media groups have been posting non-stop about the increased murder, drug and robbery crimes being committed in and around Lawrence and people are outraged. Police identified 40 year old Arielis Valdez as the victim of the fatal shooting that also left one man hospitalized last night. Most of us have been waiting for Mayor Daniel Rivera to release a statement to the public in regards to the 10th shooting this month and what his course of action will be going forward. We need a plan and we need it immediately and it certainly doesn’t help that 99% of discussions regarding Lawrence almost immediately result in someone pulling the race card and letting that overshadow the issue at hand. (Here’s looking at you, 978 Facebook groups!) Cut that shit out already.


Chief James Fitzpatrick is set to call an emergency meeting today with numerous operational captains and reps from the Massachusetts State Police Crime Prevention and Control.



Uh, you think?

Mayor Rivera and the LPD have repeatedly assured citizens that they have been cracking down on drug trafficking and violent crime. Yes, there has absolutely been an increase in arrests and seizures of narcotics but obviously more needs to be done. 10 shootings in 17 days is out-fucking-rageous and although LPD has stepped up their patrol measures we have people dying in the streets every single day. Last month Rivera proposed redirecting $260,000 that was originally set aside for a gun buyback program and using the money to hire 3 drug/gang intervention workers.



While that sounds wonderful on paper do any of you really think that’s going to make a dent in the number of vicious crimes happening on a daily basis? Something tells me that scumbags who tote illegal firearms and boost narcotics for a living aren’t going to turn over a new leaf and start singing Kumbaya while holding hands and frolicking down Water Street.


So of course in his statement released today Rivera blamed recent violence on drug sales, domestic violence and “Out of towners acting out in Lawrence.”

First of all, OBVIOUSLY what’s going on inside the city has everything to do with drug sales. Anyone who has basic cable or a smartphone can easily look up just how many drug arrests have been made in 2017. No electronics? Have a set of eyeballs? Then take a leisurely drive down 28 and you’ll get a good idea of the bullshit that’s going on.

Second of all, the whole “out of towners” argument has been regurgitated over and over again and doesn’t change a goddam thing. N.H. Governor Chris Sununu blasted Massachusetts sanctuary cities and targeted Lawrence in particular for the gross amount of opiates coming into New Hampshire. New Hampshire currently has the 2nd highest opioid rate per capita in the United States so really, can you blame him for wanting to shut that shit down? I’ve personally never been a huge fan of Sununu (along with a lot of other crooked N.H. government officials) and tend to roll my eyes and envision flicking him in his stupid face when I hear his voice but drugs don’t magically appear in New Hampshire. Last time I checked the fentanyl fairy doesn’t visit drug addicts and leave them presents under their pillows. Where do most of the drugs in N.H. come from? They’re trafficked up through M.A., typically from N.Y. and funneled in through southern N.H.


Sununu has gone off the deep end before in his rants to go over the Mass state border and start hunting down drug traffickers but unfortunately for Chris, the state of New Hampshire has absolutely no jurisdiction to do so. The only way to pull that off would be to form a regional task force with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and at this point I’m all for it. We continue to waste billions of taxpayers dollars and it seems like lately we aren’t even breaking even, nevermind making steps towards remedying the problem. Stop giving criminals a slap on the wrist for drug crimes and violent offenses. Mandate heavier prison sentences and court ordered rehab longer than 30 days. Get rid of sanctuary cities and stop having more sympathy than indifference when it comes to drug addicts and what we allow them to get away with because of their disease. How many times does a repeat offender get to treat the court system like a fucked up carousel ride before we say enough is enough? All we have continued to do is dance around the problem and try to appease everyone but it’s not working and we’re tired of seeing people murdered.



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18 Comment(s)
  • Madcow not Rachel
    April 19, 2017 at 11:29 am

    Saw the Lawrence Police Chief on the news yesterday begging for Federal Assistance. Fuck the hole bunch of Sanctuary City Mother Fuckers…….. let them wallow in the same shit they choose to protect.

  • Troubled Nostrils
    April 18, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Talk about wasted tax dollars, I wonder how much the City of Lawrence pays the person whose sole responsibility is to keep Dan Rivera’s neck inflated to 100 psi?

  • Christina
    April 18, 2017 at 8:00 am

    Why don’t they crack down on the dealers instead of just throwing the addicts in jail maybe instead of watching drug deals go down and automatically going after the buyer they should go after both the buyer and dealer. And I highly doubt all this violence is strictly due to drugs. Lawrence has had a reputation for violence way before this drug epidemic and as far as I’m concerned they should start cracking down on gun control. It seems like anyone can buy a gun these days so maybe they should figure out where and how there obtaining them and start a group of undercovers for that. A lot of shootings are strictly gang related and or hot tempers out of control. Someoene bumps into another at a club and the next thing you know they’re shot. Gangs, guns, and violence ruined Lawrence a longtime ago so why are people just now seeing this and taking action now? Because the shootings have been simultaneous well guess what there has always been shootings down there. There so focused on bringing in drug addicts that there paying no attention to the other issues surrounding them. The problems don’t always go hand and hand.

    • True Reality Speaks
      True Reality Speaks
      April 18, 2017 at 9:58 am

      The guns come from straw buyers – which is already illegal. But let’s enact “common sense” gun control which only disarms the law abiding folks? All those existing laws that are being enforced and are working so well – why would we need more?

      As another poster commented above – mandatory sentences for drug dealers and criminals using guns. Zero tolerance. Lock them up and throw away the key. I don’t care how many prisons we have to pay for. I’d rather my taxes be spent on that than all the Democrat policy “incentives” that created this mess to begin with.

  • Independent Thinker
    April 18, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Gangs and drugs. Need I say more?

    Execute all drug dealers. Begin enforcing existing gun laws instead of calling for more gun laws. Impose an automatic death sentence for anyone who commits a crime using a gun. You will clean things up quickly, provided the sentences are swift and that they apply to everyone, with no exceptions. Presently, in this country, we only execute the unlucky few who are unable to get a good lawyer to defend them.

    • Publius
      April 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Few are talking about new gun laws. We just went through that in Massachusetts and the national mood is less not more gun laws even in Massachusetts. Most of realized, like any law, enforcement matters most. The election in some ways was a rejection of progressives and their chronic excuses for ratchets and ratchet like behaviors.

  • Publius
    April 18, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Is hizzoner a democrat? Liz Warren type policies have destroyed more cities than can be counted.

  • whatevuh
    April 17, 2017 at 11:05 pm

    Lawrence: Time to pull your head out of your ass, and call in National Guard, smarten up you dipshits

  • Chip Striker
    April 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    You know why a mayor blames “out of towners”? Because he knows his city has gone to shit.

    His whole city is comprised of out of towners. In fact, they’re out of country scumbags. Minorities from other countries who have destroyed yet another American town.

    • Turd Burglestein
      April 17, 2017 at 8:23 pm

      Out of towners is apparently the new sjw phrase for illegal immigrants.

      • Light one up
        April 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

        Just let them all wipe each other out.

        • Chip Striker
          April 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm

          They reproduce at a much faster rate than they are killing each other. That’s the problem.

  • Diane Woods emerson
    April 17, 2017 at 7:41 pm

    I really don’t understand why no one with influence continually doesn’t use common fucking sense. We can put up magical toll booths but we can’t find a way to monitor interstate trafficking? It can’t be that difficult , we are talking about low level ratchet people or maybe ratchet grandmas , there still has got to be a way for a multi state task force to get his shit under control. I could care less about Manuela the illegal house cleaner , more worry needs to be directed at johnny driving pounds of crack and fentanol in his fucking moms Prius or something. I wish I was smart enuf to figure something out but my only semi intelligent idea is truly a ratchet island, or just prison for every drug offense every single time. Stop wrist slaps , stop probation, and start making real consequences and real punishments. That’s it. It’s a bloody shame , no pun intended, that people can’t go out and just have fun anymore. Instead there are likely uneducated , drug fueled idiots that have no coping skills thanks to their teen moms , that chose to ruin it for everyone else.

    • True Reality Speaks
      True Reality Speaks
      April 18, 2017 at 9:42 am

      Too much taxpayer money at stake for the lawyers, politicians, and non-profits for anything to change. This is the society the Democrats have been building for decades.

      Thank a lib.

  • Chip Striker
    April 17, 2017 at 7:29 pm

    The picture of the neighborhood up above makes me want to throw up in my mouth. Why?Because that is a picture of a neighborhood in America. The picture was probably taken on a weekday at 11 a.m too.
    Domestic terrorists, rotting the core of our country from the inside out. They come here to abuse the system, freeload off of our government and destroy our quality of life.

    • Hood Rats Gonna Rat
      April 17, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      I heard Northampton/Amherst needs some diversity. Let’s put them there!!

    • Strata
      April 18, 2017 at 12:40 pm

      Thank a Democrat, they created this type of society. Yet crap on law abiding tax paying conservative members of society. Which society would you choose to live in …..

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