(Greater) Boston Blotter: Police Seize Blogger’s Guns

Published January 19, 2011

Hubbub is tracking and mapping every Boston homicide of 2011, so we have a close eye on the police blotters.

Three stories just in:

1.) Arlington police seized guns and ammo from a blogger who suggested, perhaps jokingly, that Rep. Giffords was the first of many lawmakers who ought to be shot. Wicked Local Arlington reports:

(Travis) Corcoran wrote and uploaded a post to his blog, tjic.com, following the Jan. 8 shooting of United States Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Tuscan titled “1 down, 534 to go,” suggesting the other 534 members of Congress should be next. In an interview with the Advocate after the post gained wide attention on the Internet but before police became involved, Corcoran compared his post to a joke made among a group of friends in a casual setting.

APD Capt. Robert Bongiorno said the department took his statements made in the blog as a credible threat and took precautionary measures.

(via Universal Hub)

2.) Boston Police and federal authorities arrested Lavonrence Perkins, 20, of Boston, in Providence on Wednesday. Perkins is charged with a murder dating back to May 2010. The victim was Cordell McAfee, 22, of Boston.

3.) Universal Hub reports a man’s body was found partially buried in the snow in Revere Beach:

The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office reports the body of an Asian male believed to be in his early 20s was found around 8:30 a.m. today, “partially buried in the snow,” by the South Bath House. “There were no signs of blood or obvious foul play at the scene,” the DA’s office says, adding an autopsy will be performed tomorrow after the body has sufficiently warmed up.