A child was shot in a Dorchester park Monday night, and motorized dirt bikes emerged as the villain, with the city moving swiftly to ban the buzzing vehicles, which the mayor and police commissioner blamed for fostering mayhem.So the city council in Dorchester (suburb of Boston) is proposing banning scooters. Looking at the accompanying picture, if I had to guess, I'd say the thugs had a small industry in the stolen motorbike business going on. I suppose it's easier to fence an unlisenced scooter than it is a lisenced and titled real motorcycle, and the things are bringing pretty good money nowadays.
It's just that I'd be embarrassed to be seen on one. Plus I'm too old to be changing careers to become an accountant.