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Who speaks for the trees? Brighton Tree Ninja arrested yet again

UPDATE: Arraigned, ordered held.

Can nothing stop the blade-wielding tree hater of Brighton Center? Apparently not, because D-14 officers arrested him again last night trying to kill a tree on Peaceable Street by hacking at it with a hatchet, just like he's been doing for more than a decade in-between his arrests and trips to Bridgewater for observation, a D-14 community service officer told the Brighton Allston Improvement Association tonight.

For those just joining us, the ninja hates trees for some reason and tries to kill them all on two streets in Brighton Center, sometimes by hacking at them with an axe, sometimes with more delicate bark slicing with a long pruning shear, which kills the trees more slowly, occasionally with a hammer.

He's been arrested numerous times, many residents and even the city have just given up planting new trees and he keeps on chopping and hacking.

H/t Roving UHub reporter PlunkettPrime.

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By now they have enough to hold him indefinitely?

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Are they confident he's going to stick to trees, and not decide he also hates other living things?

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If instead of trees he was slashing car tires or smashing car windows would he be allowed to roam streets like that?

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Probably. Think of all of the repeat domestic abusers who are allowed to remain free who reoffend.

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from carrying hammers, knives and axes in public, or from dressing up as a ninja? Surely this Joseph Rizza has earned some kind of restraining order, at least.

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Man he has some deep rooted problems.

We should clora-fill his old cell in B-Water with him for a long time with no option to chop his sentence in half.

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Why not have him go full Dexter and pick up a career in lumberjacking?

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Aw, leaf the poor guy alone.

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...make like a tree and leave?

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The authorities appear to be stumped as to what to do with him

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they really need to get to the root of his problems.

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...is a special branch of the Police to deal with this type of crime.

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to weed out this whack job

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