Juveniles accused of attacks in the city took part in a violent attack on Boston Common, police say

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A group of minors charged in several recent attacks in Boston are accused of attacking two Suffolk University students as they walked through Boston Common this week. The incident happened near the Earl of Sandwich restaurant on Boston Common Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m. Suffolk University said one of the students was hit by one of the minors, who were around 11 to 14 years old. Boston police say they have identified two minors involved in an attack, one of whom will be due in courtPolice say an 11-year-old girl is too young to be charged under state law and that a 13-year-old boy will be summoned to juvenile court. Police say they were part of the group that also attacked a 20-year-old in Downtown Crossing and harassed people at McDonald’s in Roxbury. A police report said the 11-year-old ‘started punching (the victim) and knocking her glasses off her face. She then stepped on the glasses before kicking again.’ Police said the same group threw rocks and bottles at customers at a McDonald’s in Roxbury on Sunday. The disturbing crimes have frustrated police, who by law cannot charge children under 12. Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city is working closely with state agencies to make sure Boston children and their families have the support services they need. “We are working closely with our public safety agencies and our public health agencies to ensure that there is coverage in the right places and access and visibility for our public safety agencies, especially in certain areas where we have seen recent incidents,” Wu said. The DCF is also investigating, but as daytime attacks continue, some are taking extra precautions, fearing they may be the next victims. of Suffolk, Kevin Hayden, said his office is aware of the ongoing issues in downtown Boston. “We are well aware of the ongoing threat to public safety in the Downtown Crossing area, and we are well aware identified minors,” Hayden said in a statement. “We are also fully aware of and support the Penal Reform Legislation of 2018, which prohibits the arrest or pursuit of children under 12 and limits law enforcement’s ability to detain children under 14,” Hayden said under the legislation. , the primary responsibility for preventing attacks rests with municipal, state and community agencies. “We urge these agencies to take all possible steps to intervene with the affected children,” Hayden said. “Complaints have been filed against the older minors identified in these attacks and we are working with Boston police to enforce those complaints. We stand ready to work with all community and government partners to address this urgent issue.”

A group of minors charged in several recent attacks in Boston are accused of attacking two Suffolk University students as they walked through Boston Common this week.

The incident happened near the Earl of Sandwich restaurant on Boston Common Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m.

Suffolk University said one of the students was hit by one of the minors, who were around 11 to 14 years old.

Boston police say they have identified two minors involved in an attack, one of whom will be due in court.

Police said an 11-year-old girl was too young to be charged under state law and a 13-year-old boy would be arraigned in juvenile court.

Police say they were part of the group that also attacked a 20-year-old in Downtown Crossing and harassed people at McDonald’s in Roxbury.

A police report said the 11-year-old ‘started punching (the victim) and knocking her glasses off her face. She then stepped on the glasses before kicking again.’

Police said the same group threw rocks and bottles at customers at a McDonald’s in Roxbury on Sunday.

The disturbing crimes have frustrated police, who by law cannot charge children under 12.

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said the city is working closely with state agencies to make sure Boston children and their families have the support services they need.

“We are working closely with our public safety agencies and our public health agencies to ensure that there is coverage in the right places. There will be increased availability, access and visibility of our public safety agencies , especially in some of the areas where we’ve seen recent incidents,” Wu said.

The DCF is also investigating, but as daytime attacks continue, some are taking extra precautions, fearing they will be the next victims.

Suffolk County District Attorney Kevin Hayden said his office is aware of the ongoing problems in downtown Boston.

“We are well aware of the ongoing threat to public safety in the Downtown Crossing area, and we are well aware of the identified minors,” Hayden said in a statement. “We are also fully aware of and support the Penal Reform Legislation 2018, which prohibits the arrest or prosecution of children under 12 and limits the ability of law enforcement to detain children under 14. years.”

Hayden said that under the law, the primary responsibility for preventing attacks rests with city, state and community agencies.

“We urge these agencies to take all possible steps to intervene with the affected children,” Hayden said. “Complaints have been filed against the older minors identified in these attacks and we are working with Boston police to enforce those complaints. We stand ready to work with all community and government partners to address this urgent issue.”

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