Conceived in Occupy Boston Tent and Disposed in Garbage Bag, Baby Doe Haunts City’s Gimme Culture

Bella Bond

Boston’s Baby Doe discarded in a garbage bag found on Deer Island was conceived in an Occupy Boston tent on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

“That’s the story behind how me and Rachelle made this beautiful child,” Joseph Amoroso divulged to the Boston Herald about the conception of his daughter Bella Bond.

The case made international headlines at the start of the summer when a dog walker stumbled upon the decomposing remains of an unidentified child on Deer Island. The discovery that closed the summer revealed that another of the mother’s suitors, in an attempt to slay the demon that lived inside the 2 1/2 -year-old girl, allegedly murdered her instead. A city captivated by a computer-generated image this summer finally this week met the beautiful girl behind the picture—and the ugly adults in her life.

Occupy Boston’s “frequently asked questions” section on its website doesn’t answer the frequently asked question of how Rachelle Bond went from their tent city steps from the waterfront to allegedly disposing of her child in a garbage bag that washed up on an island in Boston Harbor. It does inform readers that “removing special interest from government” remains a priority.

Rachelle Bond appears the epitome of the “special interest” that the Occupy movement avoided talking about but ultimately represented. She subsisted off welfare, with speculation rampant about whether she kept collecting checks after the death of her daughter. She lived in Section 8 housing provided by the government. Before her boyfriend took away her third child, the state took away Rachelle Bond’s first and second to raise them for her—or at least secure people who loved kids more than crack to do so. Rachelle Bond’s interest in Occupy succeeding appears something akin to Lockheed Martin’s interest in the defense budget exploding.

The government’s generosity extended to her transgressions atop of her troubles. Bond’s record shows more than a dozen arrests in the past decade. She allegedly stole property and assaulted people. She sold drugs to a pregnant woman outside of a homeless shelter. And she traded sex for cash, with rates declining with her fortunes from $40 in 2008 to $20 in 2010. Yet, she remained free to allegedly act as an accessory after the fact to her daughter’s murder.

The Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigated Bond for neglect of Bella. They call their involvement “brief” but the two cases remained open for nearly a third of the murdered child’s brief life. Despite Bond’s lengthy arrest record and the previous termination of her parental rights for two children, DCF left Bella in the home.

Those closest to Bond displayed no such forbearance. The father of Bella departed upon hearing of Rachelle Bond’s prostitution activities. Tamera Bond told the Herald, “I really tried to be her sister and help her out but after being here for a day she was already going through my drawers when I was sleeping and taking my jewelry.”

Decrying the immorality of a system that forces the impoverished to see others prosper, 99 percenter Rachelle Bond hooked up with a 100-percent-evil monster after linking up with a 100-percent-idiotic movement. Like Occupy itself, she took but rarely gave, demanded but played deaf to others’ cries, and complained but did not constructively act. She didn’t merely believe in the principles of Occupy Wall Street. She lived them—and then a girl died because her mother thought that her child could depend on a person wholly dependent on the state and narcotics and the state for her narcotics.

“She was angry at everything around her,” her sister explained to the Herald. That describes the people in the other tents at Occupy Boston’s encampment, too.


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