When your vocational activities include driving around in a box van and stealing city storm grates to sell for scrap metal, it’s probably safe to say that your educational choices in life were somewhat less than optimal. But they’re lucky to have plied their trade in Massachusetts, where the chance of them doing any prison time is slim.
Here’s a quick political quiz: You read a story about some scruffy small-caliber criminals stealing public storm grates for scrap.
If you talk about punishment and complain about the lenient criminal justice system, you’re a Conservative.
If you talk about bad vocational opportunities and rehabilitation, you’re a Liberal.
If you talk about the evils of capitalism that force people to steal metal for scrap, you’re a Socialist.
If you say “PUBLIC storm grates?”, you’re a Libertarian.