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Old 12-21-2013, 10:42 AM
 
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I am shocked and otraged at the poor USPS employee by some crazed thief! I think I am taking it so hard because my father delivered mail in Boston for 30+ years. Is anyone else shocked?! Is Boston getting so dangerous that not even the mailman is safe? I thought the area where the shooting occured was a relatively safe area....

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Old 12-21-2013, 10:56 AM
 
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Postal employee shot near Ashmont T station - News Local Massachusetts - Boston.com
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:55 PM
 
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I am shocked and otraged at the poor USPS employee by some crazed thief! I think I am taking it so hard because my father delivered mail in Boston for 30+ years. Is anyone else shocked?! Is Boston getting so dangerous that not even the mailman is safe? I thought the area where the shooting occured was a relatively safe area....

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Shocked? No, sorry, it takes a whole lot more than that to shock me. A whole lot more. And I wouldn't take it to mean that a particular area of any town or city is getting more dangerous because of an incident like this. It just confirms that there are idiot a**holes everywhere. Everywhere! It is a bummer but true.

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Old 12-21-2013, 05:20 PM
 
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That's sad. I've never thought of Dorchester as relatively safe though. I know it has its nice parts, but overall I wouldn't call it a safe neighborhood.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:00 PM
 
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No.
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Old 12-21-2013, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Needham, MA
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That's sad. I've never thought of Dorchester as relatively safe though. I know it has its nice parts, but overall I wouldn't call it a safe neighborhood.
I'd be more shocked if it happened in Wayland. It's really a shame when something like this happens to anyone. This guy was just doing his job.
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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I am shocked and otraged at the poor USPS employee by some crazed thief! I think I am taking it so hard because my father delivered mail in Boston for 30+ years. Is anyone else shocked?! Is Boston getting so dangerous that not even the mailman is safe? I thought the area where the shooting occured was a relatively safe area....

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Bailey Street is not a particularly safe street. In previous posts, I've warned people to exercise caution there in previous posts. During the summer, that neighborhood is prone to having loud block parties that can turn violent at a moment's notice. During the school year, throngs of teenagers cut through there from the nearby middle and high schools to get to Ashmont Station. And during Christmas time when there are a lot of sad, bitter, and depressed people, any crazy acts of desperation like this can happen.
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:07 PM
 
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I'm just glad that the guy's okay.
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Old 12-22-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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I gave it some more thought and I think why it's concerning is because it's a target who isn't part of a gang or some sort of drug issue. I guess I had assumed that most violence in Dorchester are related to gangs so you are relatively safe if you don't run with a gang or aren't involved with drugs. However this event has questioned that assumption and I may think differently about my surroundings when I am in that neighborhood. I even have friends who are starting to have children who live in that area of Dorchester since it's supposed to be up and coming. I wonder if they will reconsider given what happened...
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:18 AM
 
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It's Christmastime and he was carrying merchandise. I'm glad he wasn't seriously hurt.
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