Brockton Dunkin’ Destroyed for No Reason [OPINION]
I spent many mornings and some evenings in that Brockton coffee shop that is now destroyed for no real reason. There is less opportunity now in that city.
A number of years ago I used to use the commuter rail to get to my office a few days a week. On the days I didn't drive in, I would grab the commuter rail up to the train station that shared the property with the Brockton Police headquarters.
If you know the commuter rail schedule, you understand it isn't designed for the individual's schedule. That lack of diversity in the schedule means time is spent waiting. Fortunately, there is – or was – a Dunkin' just down the stairs and around the corner from the train station.
I spent many mornings and some evenings in that shop. I would eat and read the paper and answer emails in there. It was an extremely busy store. There were lots of people like me in that store. It was so busy they had time limits on tables (I never saw it enforced) and the people working there were excellent.
There isn't a business there now. It might rebuild, it might not.
The owners of that business and the people who worked there had nothing to do with the killing of George Floyd. The Brockton Police, Massachusetts State Police and the Massachusetts National Guard had nothing to do with the killing of George Floyd.
There is no justice in the destruction of that coffee shop.
Chris McCarthy is the host of The Chris McCarthy Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @Chris_topher_Mc. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.