I understand they have freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but we have a city to manage. I’m open to suggestions, but civil disobedience will not be tolerated.

Boston mayor Thomas Menino. Hey, I’ve got a suggestion for you: go read some goddamn history and see how much of what people have agitated for has happened because of the civil disobedience you so decry.

Please keep in mind this is the Thomas Menino who lost his shit and declared an emergency when someone left Lite-Brites of a Moonininte (from Aqua Teen Hunger Force) all over the city in 2007.

Boston mayor says he sympathizes with protesters, but they can’t tie up the city - Metro Desk - Local news updates from The Boston Globe

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Henry David Thoreau is disappointed in you, Menino.

Source: http://www.boston.com/Boston/metrodesk/201...