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FBI, state police investigate trespassing at Quabbin Reservoir 

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It sounds like a bunch of students who were at the wrong place at the wrong time. To be honest, it's not much of a story. If I were young, I might of been in the same situation, late at night, after classes were finished. The state police sent them home, and probably nothing will come of it. But what is really on my mind, is there are very few comments (or none) on most articles, yet this article inspired quite a few writers, many with what I'd call an objectionable tone in their writing. It doesn't sound like anything suspicious was going on.

I agree Tom. Late night adventures out in the woods the sounds of nature the play of light and the dark sky and seeing stars otherwise invisible these are some of the reasons I would be out in woods at that time except I'm a geezer and in bed by 10pm. I also agree that the theme of the comments seem to be narrow minded jingoism inspired by fear and paranoia about others.

Please. I hope this is sarcasm, guys.

Mbo2: Article states that investigators believe those involved in the trespassing incident are from Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Singapore in the fourth paragraph.

Were they illegal aliens? Expired visas? 12:30 a.m.? Nothing good is happening at 12:30 a.m. That doesn't sound like an ordinary field trip. Send them back to their own countries.

First, the Associated Press just changed their official style book to banish the phrase "illegal aliens," which makes human beings sound like Martians. The phrase now commonly used is "undocumented workers" (or, in this case, students). Second, I assume they had student visas -- one can't simply come to the US and enroll in a state university without some sort of visa. Third, why is it that white students can hold loud, drunken, enormous parties all over town (including on the Common, if you wish to count Extravaganga), and people aren't calling for them to be "sent back to their own cities"? I see this as racial profiling. Let's call it what it is.

Well, perhaps I was a little harsh in saying to send them packing without the full story. Will we ever get the real story? But, I don't think that calling an Illegal Alien makes someone sound like a Martian. If they are here illegally, they're illegal. If they're trespassing, they're illegal, white, black, red, blue, whatever. No profiling here. Let's not forget those two terrorists that decided to blow up innocent people at the Boston Marathon. We really haven't received the whole story there yet. I would say not to "assume" anything at this point. We'll have to wait and see. Ah yes, p.c.

cute how the article leaves out the fact they were from Pakistan and Saudi Arabia irrelevant? riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight

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