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Boston Police Posing as Punks to Break Up Shows

Posted by - 10:57 AM on 03/29/13
Boston Police are posing as punk/indie-rockers online to get their catfish on and crack down on house shows after a nuisance control ordinance was recently passed.
Almost everyone in the DIY scene has had an experience with phony police emails, direct messages on Twitter, and interactions on social media. For some it's become just another part of the promotion business—a game of spot-the-narc in which the loser gets his show shut down. According to one local musician who asked not to be named, the day before a show this past weekend, police showed up at a house in the Allston neighborhood, home of many of these house shows, claiming that they already knew the bands scheduled to play. The cops told the residents of the house that they found out about the show through email, and they bragged about their phony Facebook accounts.
 
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10:57 AM on 03/29/13
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11:00 AM on 03/29/13
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Dustin Harkins
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"The cops do break balls something wicked here."

Using this phrase EVERY DAY now.
11:01 AM on 03/29/13
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Really? do they have nothing better to do with their time? also, lol @ their avatar. so punx

also, do you guys know where the house concert is at? I have a 6 packer, and ready to xthrowdownx

- boston xbeatx gang
11:01 AM on 03/29/13
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Wow. Haha
11:03 AM on 03/29/13
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This is supposed to be believable?
11:06 AM on 03/29/13
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Hello, where are all the drugs and drug paraphernalia located?
11:08 AM on 03/29/13
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this is one hell of a solid comedy movie premise

lol'd at "say it ain't so, tonight's show has been cancelled?" hahaha lame as fuck broo
11:08 AM on 03/29/13
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Hello, where are all the drugs and drug paraphernalia located?
Can you sell me some cannibi
11:09 AM on 03/29/13
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This is supposed to be believable?
My favorite is the Facebook page that has "photos" of "mosh pits" that are tiny web thumbnails.

Donnie Brasco these are not.
11:09 AM on 03/29/13
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I keep reading this and it reads like dialogue from Tony Hawk's Underground.
11:11 AM on 03/29/13
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They're totally ripping off Not A Cop's act.

https://twitter.com/NotAPoliceman
11:11 AM on 03/29/13
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this is one hell of a solid comedy movie premise

lol'd at "say it ain't so, tonight's show has been cancelled?" hahaha lame as fuck broo
If this isn't starring James Franco and Seth Rogan at this time next year -- I'm pissed.


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11:13 AM on 03/29/13
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11:22 AM on 03/29/13
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If this isn't starring James Franco and Seth Rogan at this time next year -- I'm pissed.


SLC Jump Street
Probably not both, but hopefully one of them. Still love James Franco as a punk pose in that great Freaks and Geeks episode.

30 Rock is always so fucking brilliant

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