Not even politicians with cameras are safe from assaults
A 61-year-old city councilor from Massachusetts was taking pictures outside of a residence when a 19-year-old punk stormed out of the house and punched him in the jaw.
Revere City Councilman Ira Novoselsky fell to the ground, cutting his head open on the concrete and ended up with a fractured skull and an enlarged brain.
Andrew Alves is now facing a three-year prison sentence for assault and battery on a person over 60, which is a felony in Massachusetts, according to the Boston Globe.
Police said there is no indication that Novoselsky was trespassing.
Novoselsky had been investigating complaints from neighbors about late-night construction noise coming from the Beach Street house and took pictures as he checked the dimensions of a wall under construction in front of the residence, police said.
The councilor told police that Alves came out of the house, slapped the camera out of his hands, and said, “Stop taking pictures,” Murphy said.
Then Alves “punched him in the jaw with a closed fist, knocking him to the ground and cutting his head open” on the concrete, Murphy said.