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So we just found this Facebook page today, and we’re pretty much never gonna get off the computer ever again. It’s called, “Worcester Fights” and apparently teenagers and other contributing members of society send their videos of fights to this page, and they post them. Because some of us don’t feel like navigating through World Star to find some local gems. Here’s some fun ones:
LOL. Broad daylight. Webster Square. Blue collar, working class neighborhood. Children walking around. No fucks given. Yup, Worcester sure is a great place to raise a family. Nothing like a hair pulling all out brawl in broad daylight on a busy street in what used to be a pretty good neighborhood.
This one is insanely vicious, and comes with the classic Worcester backdrop of an overflowing dumpster in a grassy alley:
You gotta love how these kids “friends” just stand there and watch as their “friends” inflict serious brain damage on one another.
Here’s one from North High School:
Yup, who needs cops in schools? Everything is just fine. Kids come to school today ready to learn and there’s no violence. And I’m sure the administrators who broke this vicious cat fight up weren’t assaulted at all in the process. Yup, cops in schools is a dumb idea. Because RBG shared a column from an anti-police website about the school to prison pipeline on the Communities United Collective Facebook page!!
My favorite one so far has to be this one, where apparently two mothers organize a fight between their daughters in Great Brook Valley:
Yup. And if those kids struggle in school, it will be the teacher’s fault and the school will be blackballed as a Level 4 school. Don’t worry, they’ll just hire the next Carenza Jackson to fire all of their teachers and inflate the standardized test scores.
The only thing better than the fights themselves is the commentary that comes along with it:
I don’t know what any of that means, but it sounds important.
Seriously though, this is the real Worcester. This is the Worcester that Joe Petty and the sunshine brigade don’t want you to see. You see it all the time when you’re not living in a Salisbury Street bubble like Petty and all his friends. You see it all the time when you don’t have the luxury of sending your kids to St. John’s like Petty.
Going to Doherty High School and Forest Grove Middle School, this was pretty par for the course. There were at least 2-3 good fights every week. And Turtleboy will never, ever get sick of watching them. Back when you heard the word “fight” in the cafeteria, and you saw a crowd forming a circular barrier and chairs flying everywhere, it got your blood flowing. You didn’t wanna be the guy who didn’t see the fight that everyone was talking about later. It was always fun because it wasn’t me or anyone I knew. We just wanted to watch the two kids who gave Ms. Zinc a hard time in health class kick the shit out of each other because they had nothing to lose and one of them looked at the other the wrong way. It was a nice break from doing work.
It’s different today though. You don’t have to go to the fight. Why bother? You’re just gonna watch on Youtube or the Facebook machine later. Because every kid, no matter where they come from or how little money their parents have, has an iPhone with a camera on it. And if there is a fight, it will be taped from several angles and posted on social media before school ends. And of course leave it to kids to leave a bread crumb trail of evidence for their principals and the police to look at.
This is why it’s kind of fun to go to WPS. This is why Turtleboy kind of feels bad for people who went to St. John’s, or Holy Name, or Wachusett, or Shrewsbury. Because they didn’t get this type of entertainment on the regular like we did. But now, thanks to social media, that doesn’t really matter anymore.
P.S. Should we start a weekly “Worcester fight of the week” segment using videos from this Facebook page?
Double P.S. Can someone teach these kids to tape horizontally? How is it 2016 and we haven’t figured out how to do this very simple procedure?
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