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Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:28 PM

200 involved, 3 arrested at Baby Shower brawl

http://www.wcvb.com/news/local/metro/Stoughton-baby-shower-brawl-lands-3-men-teen-in-court/-/11971628/18119112/-/gm46oqz/-/index.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2262022/Baby-shower-turns-200-person-brawl-ending-4-arrests.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

Three men arrested in a violent brawl at a Massachusetts baby shower in which bottles and punches were thrown and furniture was smashed have pleaded not guilty.

Patrick Cardoso Lopes and Paulo Pires Depina, both, 24, as well as 22-year-old Aderito Lopes Deandrade, were released on $1,000 bail at their arraignment Monday.

The Brockton men face charges including disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault and battery on a police officer.

The men had no comment outside court.

A 14-year-old boy was also arrested, but his name was not released.

Police responded to a function hall in Stoughton late Saturday and found as many as 200 people involved in the fight they say was sparked by uninvited guests. Police Sgt. Daniel McGowan called the scene a "nightmare."


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Reply 200 involved, 3 arrested at Baby Shower brawl (Original post)
superpatriotman Jan 2013 OP
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #1
99th_Monkey Jan 2013 #2
buddybrown Jan 2013 #3
pennylane100 Jan 2013 #5
Vinnie From Indy Jan 2013 #7
FarCenter Jan 2013 #29
Comrade Grumpy Jan 2013 #9
joeybee12 Jan 2013 #17
Raine1967 Jan 2013 #18
msanthrope Jan 2013 #20
Warpy Jan 2013 #27
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #36
meow2u3 Jan 2013 #38
Warpy Jan 2013 #41
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #35
OldDem2012 Jan 2013 #40
Journeyman Jan 2013 #4
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #6
fleur-de-lisa Jan 2013 #11
Warpy Jan 2013 #28
Ian David Jan 2013 #31
Marrah_G Jan 2013 #8
Adsos Letter Jan 2013 #10
tavernier Jan 2013 #12
siligut Jan 2013 #26
tavernier Jan 2013 #32
Ian David Jan 2013 #33
HappyMe Jan 2013 #13
union_maid Jan 2013 #14
Tsiyu Jan 2013 #39
Liberal_in_LA Jan 2013 #15
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #16
gollygee Jan 2013 #19
CE5 Jan 2013 #21
Jenoch Jan 2013 #22
stevenleser Jan 2013 #24
Initech Jan 2013 #23
HangOnKids Jan 2013 #25
Initech Jan 2013 #42
Ian David Jan 2013 #30
TheOther95Percent Jan 2013 #34
bongbong Jan 2013 #37

Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:30 PM

1. And people say baby showers are boring!

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:30 PM

2. That poor baby

wonder what kind of "Karma" this indicates?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:30 PM

3. Is this another ad trying to make blacks look bad?

 

Seems like every time I see a brawl, whether bus stop, or party, whatever on the news, its always blacks. Does anyone here other than me think this is racist?

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:43 PM

5. I think that any baby shower that ends up with a brawl involving 200 people

it is going to make the news regardless of what race the participants are.

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:47 PM

7. How do you know if they are black?

You are as subtle as a hurricane with your moronic post.

Cheers!

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Response to Vinnie From Indy (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:43 PM

29. Their pictures in the first linked story?

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:50 PM

9. Are you lost? Stormfront is over thataway. -->

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:49 PM

17. Depina is a common Spanish or Portugese surname...nt

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:53 PM

18. I'm confused...

Are you talking about your post?

If so, then yes, your post sounds racist.

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:57 PM

20. Your concern is noted. Please feel free to share more of your concerns, and enjoy your stay. nt

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:41 PM

27. Those are Portuguese names

What makes you think they're all black?

Portuguese people in southeastern Mass. were pretty unfussy about skin color. Chances are this Donnybrook represented the whole human rainbow.

Shame on you.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:57 PM

36. Stoughton is a huge Portuguese town

I grew up a couple towns away.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #27)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:14 PM

38. From the looks of them, they're probably either Brazilian or Cape Verdean nt

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #38)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:01 PM

41. Most are. Brazilians are the largest group of illegals there

after the Irish, not that I'm assuming any of those folks are here illegally. It's just a demonstration of immigration patterns.

There are plenty of people from the Azores and from Portugal, itself, and they are united by language and customs with Brazilians and Cape Verdeans. That is why this mess likely had all colors of the rainbow, although the arrests, as usual, were mostly people of color.

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:56 PM

35. Pretty sure any brawl involving 200 people at a baby shower is going to make news

And frankly when I saw the article I assumed it was going to be a Portuguese party with the names and the high number of people in that town with Portuguese ancestory.

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Response to buddybrown (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:46 PM

40. Bye-bye. nt.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:31 PM

4. I think I'd pass on the First Birthday celebration. . .

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:47 PM

6. My baby shower guests were mostly

aunts, female cousins, and grandmas, bearing Jello salad and rigatoni. Are men going to baby showers now? That's different.

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Response to TwilightGardener (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:00 PM

11. Inviting men to baby and wedding showers has been a trend . . .

for quite a while now.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:43 PM

28. Ewww, even I won't go to the damned things

and send a prezzie plus regrets due to my very convenient ill health.

Well, unless I've been euchered into catering the food. Then I hide in the kitchen and leave early.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

31. I think that trend just ended in the Brockton / Stoughton area, now. n/t

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:48 PM

8. Well that is certainly a baby shower that won't be soon forgotten

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 03:56 PM

10. From the Daily Mail article:

According to the police spokesperson

The baby’s father wasn’t any help. He was arguing with us that this was his party and no one was leaving.'

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:12 PM

12. Function hall = Laundry room at the trailer park.

oh ... my bad...

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Response to tavernier (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:40 PM

26. Portuguese rental hall Club Luiz De Cameos in downtown Stoughton

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Response to siligut (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:52 PM

32. I'm sure it's a lovely place.

Or rather was before they rented it out to drunks and druggies.

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Response to siligut (Reply #26)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:53 PM

33. There's another Portugese social hall right across the street from this one, IIRC.

I wonder if this is a case of a social-hall rivalry of some sort?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:16 PM

13. Holy smokes!



Yikes! Another reason to avoid baby showers like the plague.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:18 PM

14. Baby showers have gotten a lot tougher lately

It used to be that the worst hazards were those stupid games they made you play. I see things have escalated quite a bit since then.

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Response to union_maid (Reply #14)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 07:44 PM

39. My favorite twisted baby shower game



Have someone write down everything mom says as she opens her gifts. ( Without her knowing, of course. She should think the person is just jotting down which person gave which gift. )

When she's finished opening her presents, the person says, "Okay, now we will hear what Mom-to-be said the first time she and Dad-to-be got together for some monkey love."

There follows a reading of her responses:

"Isn't that cute!"

"Gosh. It's so tiny!"

"Aw. Look. It's got little bunnies on it!"



Silly, but good for a lot of cheap laughs. Let's hope it wasn't this game that started the whole brawl in Mass, though!





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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:18 PM

15. party crashing a baby shower?

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:43 PM

16. "That's my kid" "No, it's mine" "Oh yeah?, you're both wrong - it's mine"

Midnight baby shower. Jeez, what a screwed up bunch of people.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:55 PM

19. I have never been to a baby shower like that

I have been to a few with men, though, and I think it's nice to have the dad and his friends there, as well as having more conversation and fewer silly games.

But fighting? You know when you bring various family members together, if some don't really get along, things can get uncomfortable. I wonder what brought this on.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:58 PM

21. We are a violent culture

 

That violence has been suppressed by notions of society until now. Our selfish tendacies are breaking through and violence is the result of our "me first" culture.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:22 PM

22. This might be sexist and/or old-fashioned

but what were he guys doing there anyway? I've never been to a baby shower and don't really feel left out.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:30 PM

24. I've never known one where men were invited. I wasn't invited to my then wife's.

I'm surprised that any man would be invited who isnt more interested in the coming birth than whatever else they have going on.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:27 PM

23. How do you get 200 people to come to a baby shower?

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Response to Initech (Reply #23)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:38 PM

25. Promise Them A Fight?

 

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Response to HangOnKids (Reply #25)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:12 PM

42. Gotta give 'em something!

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:47 PM

30. They were just unclear on the concept. You don't actually throw babies during a baby shower. n/t

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 05:55 PM

34. I'm attending a baby shower this weekend.

I'm hoping to drink punch and not get punched.

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Response to superpatriotman (Original post)

Mon Jan 14, 2013, 06:07 PM

37. The NRA released a statement on this event

 

"They needed to have plenty of guns around, maybe 5 or 10 assault rifles per person. Then everybody would be polite."

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