VIDEO: Brown Supporter Gets in Face of Videographer at Holy Name Rotary

A Scott Brown supporter's vehicle double-parked at the Holy Name Rotary to block a vehicle with a sign for Elizabeth Warren.


Politics and double-parking - two things the Parkway loves came together at the Holy Name Rotary on Wednesday morning.

The following photos and video were sent by a Parkway resident, who said his father parks his truck at the Holy Name Rotary with a pro-Elizabeth Warren sign, and that a vehicle was purposely doubleparked to block the sign.

While US Sen. Scott Brown supporters were doing their thing appropriately, one Brown supporter got in the face of the videographer, who remained silent while documenting the double parking. You can hear other Brown supporters telling the agitated individual to forget about the videographer.

Some folks said the van double-parked blocking the Elizabeth Warren-clad vehicle was allegedly by a parent dropping off a child at the Holy Name School, which a police officer allegedly confirmed to the videographer.

Were you there? What did you think of what was happening? Did someone purposefully and illegally double-park to block an Elizabeth Warren sign on a vehicle that was legally parked?

Carolyn Crilly October 06, 2012 at 04:14 AM
I agree with Mr LaRosa...much to do about nothing . I am sure we can find a few more videos from the other side. Who cares! The supporter got fired up and behaved poorly and should not have run up to the camera. What does that have to do with the issues and who we vote for. I support Scott Brown and this stupid video isn't going to change that.
Leslie October 06, 2012 at 04:17 AM
Are you kidding me that this is news? An old guy yelling at a young person with one of those new, fancy-shmancy, cell phones. Really Patch? Is this really news? Journalism at its finest! Scott Brown will win with or without signs. I have faith in my fellow neighbors in West Roxbury to make the right decision for our country.
Steve Hurl October 06, 2012 at 02:47 PM
All sign-holders and campaign workers should try to remain peaceful witnesses / advocates for their candidate. It all works much better that way. I could believe that BOTH trucks were "strategically" placed, but the aggressive and boorish behavior on the part of some Brown supporters ( i.e.: double-parking and confrontation) is telling. Are there are so few positive points to be made about Brown, that the strategy MUST be to attack and smear Elizabeth Warren and her supporters? I fear there won't be much "bi-partisanship" from Brown if he gets a 6-year term. He voted Republican on the important votes anyway, which I'm sure is what the sign-carrying supporters want. This independent voter wants some balance against the unhealthy influence that giant corporations wield on our Main St. Yes, their profits matter, but so do our lives.
Steve Hurl October 06, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I totally agree with you, Neil. People need to know that Warren's work ON BEHALF of asbestos victims and breast implant victims has been not just misconstrued, but FALSELY CHARACTERIZED. She was testifying as to the legality and effectiveness of setting up the trust funds. She had NOTHING TO DO with the legal maneuvering that happened to, and also because of Travelers Insurance, which resulted in them reneging on payments to the trust. These typically Republican smear tactics really stink. Notice that Democrats don't typically call Brown a "porn star" for having posed naked-- it's an unfair exaggeration, right? Warren runs a clean campaign, because she has truth on her side.
Leslie Anne October 07, 2012 at 06:06 AM
About NOTHING? I suppose it would be something if you were the one behind the camera, or maybe your daughter doing a story for her high school newspaper. This is assault, plain and simple. And if you feel it has nothing to do with the campaign, that may or may not be correct. It does, however, say something about the group who watched this happen. This man or woman videographer should have been defended by someone there on the street from this assault. Video taping illegally parked vehicles now opens you up to justifiable assault? Not in my neighborhood! If I had seen this, I would have intervened, despite my political leanings.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »