Boston police make arrests as part of Operation H
Authorities say 75 individuals have been charged in connection to drug trafficking, violent crimes
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Everyone. My -- it was those issues in Boston. Abuse in the media to talk vote. But operation that we've done in partnership with. His attorney's office. -- -- so this car speakers and but wanted to sit in partnership with the Robert Watson whose department launched operation. Age four months ago. Video evidence -- votes for the individual partners. Today more than thirty results are numerous. Videos are -- part are constantly been on other investigations. In an -- churches with the culmination of this multi pronged. Operation. For policy you conservatives believe that for a different directions -- it -- -- report. These individuals or will be doing illegal drugs and he's -- parts leaving many of the group is it would to a critical always. Or walk streets their holes as we don't know for funeral where we should start. During his best position in years ago -- main focuses. Operation. This operation since the best solution review ball and we looked at him violence when you work -- department -- will want him. You'll blow and what you fear. What do component of this investigation -- -- operation is just culminated. With the rest of the individual. The seizure and -- blow us in action while us. On our own crack cocaine. -- -- ammunition. That operation was Terry note Boston which partly true we are all part. Of your horrible. Overall these two operations. It's the sports which part. Part of operation. So. It. Yeah. Beginning in January. This year and continuing right through last week offices and detectives of the Boston Police drug control unit -- -- it is targeted. Drug related crime in the year -- carries each block and several nearby streets. For the -- for the past two months prosecutors assigned to my office. And our gang unit have been putting these cases in. To the Suffolk County special pre injury. On Wednesday. That grand jury indicted 32. Defense returned 32 indictment charging fourteen defense. With crack cocaine and heroin distribution. Ten of those fourteen had been previously challenged with -- offenses. Violent crimes -- more often both. It ply their trade recently. In broad daylight on some of the area's busiest streets destabilizing the community and bringing fear. To the people and families who live and work. That's not off. Based on the workload this partnership we have team complaints against an additional 45 defendants in the Rockford district court. And recommended this will let defense be prosecuted by federal in the federal court. More than a dozen of those defense. Also have prior violent records law arrest for drug and gun cases. And we expect even more challenges after several search warrants were executed various locations in his time here. Today the partnership with the Boston Police Department and suffered prosecutors. Has taken dozens of of offenders off the streets of Roxbury. Making a safer place. It shouldn't matter what you live on oil industry you don't want humbled avenue every person in Boston. -- deserves a safe stable neighborhood in which to live and raise family. -- strongly suggest that these defendants were involved in the -- drug trades for drug trade but we also believe. They're involved in and -- quite possibly have knowledge of other crimes occurred. We're fully aware that in this type area. There have been three fatal shootings. Some nonviolent shootings and number of gun arrest and seventeen calls. The shots fired. Since that -- be in this enclosed as the commissioner mentioned. The shooting of an -- thirteen year old whose only crime. Was walking church choir practice Monday evening in his own. This operation has been an almost daily effort to suppress that violence. It was supported by extensive surveillance. Today's arrest on mainly for drug related offenses but let's not kid ourselves the nexus of drugs and violent crime. In Boston and every other major city in America is very real. Sometimes the best tool for taking violent offenders off the street is just is very kind of drug investigation. So that these individuals no longer threaten intimidate. Others. Last month well with what this morning sweep. Multi disciplinary cease fire teams of the Boston Police believe commissioner engaged each of these are many these defendants. In the conversation. They lost that it service they might easily down their arms and renounce their rivalries and down the slope of the drugs and violence and -- Put it bluntly they've rejected the carrier today they get -- But these defendants won't be the only ones affected by today's sweet. -- -- mindful of the younger siblings. And others and some -- -- who might benefit by intervention and prevention. Integration services will reach out to those youngsters as well as others opt for them different path. These young people deserve a chance to build their own lives away from the negative influence of these defendants will rested today. They deserve positive role models concern for the physical and emotional will -- Not giving up. We're gonna we're gonna continue to work very -- to reach at risk youth in our city and help keep them from getting -- here struck. And I -- to make one final point somewhere is approaching the long months coming there right around caught. So what this mark this morning's events. Set at all full months to come out. We're not going to tolerate violent crime drug use in Boston. If you pick up a guy. If you so don't -- if you bring chaos into your community. Of Boston Police in the zone for district attorney's office -- -- happy. And we will use every tool that I dismayed at our disposal to take you -- this violent game. Thank you very much have some questions for me. There's -- -- into those points fire up our positions over react. 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That's the that's the message you know take advantage of these opportunities that are available in the city for a different way different path and if you don't. Then we will enforce the law and we want foresee cart. Yeah yeah -- yeah. -- yeah Richard if you work. Hard. -- think dogs cars as. Well. While ago that street. We're responsible for this position so -- people war as you're -- as -- student well. That is -- before. That. Yeah. Just for. Sure. Which was -- we'll call it. Well we have 63. Which was. Purchased well. Both of those individuals have little progress. And we decided to hold -- charges over there. This year ago straight narrow short tracks new strategies you'd do well to do you do it or else. But what people prosecuted in our sport. Sports. -- Oh yeah. And did your admission that they are crossed your blissful. Blown. -- -- Zero. And please. I don't -- -- recent -- -- cases. Wouldn't prosecute and so -- -- pressure these -- -- slow them. Face down. Well look at it and hear -- -- it would drugs or brawl and true that we haven't been able to solve those problems of those issues that are current. Along don't usually Lauro. And why we traded him -- and decided that's what we need to -- this us. It's sort of New -- -- in our efforts in. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's okay everywhere yeah. Okay we're already. Okay we're assured us -- You know we feel better about it seriously Shia. What you know still custody -- -- -- -- -- 3330. -- Just the growth go to school -- -- its. Use him. -- and ordinances do part of any one particular game but -- most of -- -- so effective through. Yeah. My posts yeah. For this community don't -- -- the world so when she looks at us. It's usually working with the are partisan British yet and that's investigation with the -- threes -- towards -- -- today. -- -- -- -- Here you look at twelve miles per game coverage. Couple individuals arrested and I think at last count it. Starts it's. She. It. We're. Okay. -- Could possibly gang related might not be but. The point that I like to make him leave the commission -- Sheehan my philosophy is thinking this is that something is such a nexus between. Between drug dealing. And distribution in cities Boston not being immune to this. This this one's a lot of violence issues -- rivals like Europe customers. And is difficult times to get people who shot shot act. To step forward to testify to cooperate for many reasons the tunnel. And intimidation via press being bought off. So this is a good strategies -- Target the underlying root causes that drug dealing. In in the process. I hope and suppress the numbers shootings and in an activity that we seat down yet as important. He's. Do you. Borrows little. One piece of evidence school hoosiers who talks with his right. But I think it's really important -- statement before the show. This activity is acceptable. We believe. These press room -- style has yet -- -- -- victory -- Yeah.