Hard to believe some clowns from Southie would behave like this.
The homeless man was lying on the ground, shaking, when police arrived early Wednesday. His face was soaked, apparently with urine, his nose broken, his chest and arms battered.
Police said two brothers from South Boston ambushed the 58-year-old as he slept outside of a Dorchester MBTA stop, and targeted him because he is Hispanic. One of the brothers said he was inspired in part by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
The allegations ignited widespread condemnation Wednesday.
Mayor Martin J. Walsh said the brothers “should be ashamed of themselves.” Boston’s top prosecutor, Daniel F. Conley, called the case “sickening.”
Police Commissioner William B. Evans, a South Boston resident, said the brothers had given his neighborhood “a bad name.” He called it “a disgrace.”
You know what’s also a disgrace?
Trump, told of the alleged assault, said “it would be a shame . . . I will say that people who are following me are very passionate. They love this country and they want this country to be great again. They are passionate.”
Yeah, um, passionate:
In Dorchester District Court on Wednesday, Scott and Steve Leader, who have extensive criminal records, pleaded not guilty to multiple assault charges with a dangerous weapon, indecent exposure, and making threats. The men stayed behind a half-open door during their court hearing to avoid cameras; their lawyers declined to comment on the charges against them.
Steve Leader is also charged with malicious destruction of property over $250 after he allegedly punched and kicked a cell door at the State Police barracks in South Boston.
Judge Lisa A. Grant ordered the men held without bail.
During the proceedings, Suffolk Assistant District Attorney Andrew Kettlewell described the attack as “vicious and unprovoked.”
According to State Police, the Leader brothers were on their way home from a Red Sox game when they found the victim sleeping near the John F. Kennedy/UMass stop on the Red Line.
Weird how Trump’s enablers on cable television have ignored this story.
The Leader brothers are accused of urinating on the man upon encountering him after a Boston Red Sox baseball game. They then allegedly ripped apart the man’s sleeping bag before physically attacking him.
“Next thing…he was getting hit in the face and the head,” according to the State Police report. “He remembers being punched several times and hit with the metal pole.”
The man was taken to Boston Medical Center and treated for a broken nose and bruising to his arms and chest.
Multiple witnesses said they saw the Leaders’ attack, The Globe said, and watched the brothers, who have extensive criminal records, walk away from the reported victim laughing.
Both men pleaded not guilty in Dorchester District Court on Wednesday afternoon to multiple assault charges with a dangerous weapon, indecent exposure and making threats.
Hopefully these meatheads enjoy a long stretch in prison.