Death by the Fens

At what point does joy morph into a need to set objects aflame and overturn vehicles? SF called this one, but who could have anticipated the death of a 21-year-old Emerson coed, Victoria Snelgrove, shot by a theoretically nonlethal Boston PD bean-bag gun?

Beware a new curse….

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  • The “Snelgrove Jinx”? This is a really sad story. Our condolences. What could possibly have justified a supposedly non-lethal beanbag gun attack? Boston’s a college town, for christ’s sake, the local cops should know better.
    From New England Cable News:
    A spokesman for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said the woman may have been injured during crowd control, but there’s no evidence she was beaten.
    Investigators were reportedly looking into whether she was hit in the head by a projectile fired from a bean-bag gun. The guns are used to control crowds.

    SF October 21, 2004, 5:16 pm

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