Why have popular bloggers in the SouthCoast decided against blogging about the blockbuster story first broken by the New Bedford Standard Times.
The story of Chris Herren is a sad one. But one of his own making. Fall River's old school machine made him a hero and allowed him to run rampant in the city. Both he and his brother Mike were given extrodinary priveledges -- and they continue to benefit from the glory days of their youth.
Chris has been arrested five times since 2004, when he first made headlines for ODing in the drive-thru line of a Rhode Island Dunkin' Donuts. Mike Herren has been arrested numerous times for charges ranging from drug possession to assault, most recently last year when he was found hiding in a bathroom filled with cocaine during a drug and prostitution raid at a Somerset hotel. But still Chris is held up as Fall River's hero and Mike has been given his own radio show.
Both of these individuals have been held up as role models. Both have failed in the roll miserably. But from all accounts, they continue to use and abuse the community, bullying and thugging their way through life.
Why is this allowed to continue? And why is there a SouthCoast internet blackout of the issue?