Above the Law

Above the Law

A scalper holds up Red Sox tickets as he walks down Brookline Ave. towards Kenmore Square 30 minutes before the Red Sox vs. Yankees day game on Friday Aug. 18

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / John Tlumacki)

If You Can't Escape the Virtual Waiting Room This Season,
You'll Be Paying Obscene Prices for Fenway Tickets Because
Sellers, Regulators, and Police Brazenly Ignore State Statute
Limiting Ticket Markups
and the Red Sox Stopped Going After
Season Ticket Holders Who Sell to Scalpers for Profit

Nobody Wants to Enforce the State's Antiscalping Law
Survey: Have Your Bought Tickets from a Scalper?

"It shouldn't cost a king's ransom for a guy to go with his family to a ballgame. Scalping is against the law. The law should be enforced." -- Joe Boucher, a Red Sox fan from Portland, Maine

Maybe China Has the Answer to
Boston's Ticket Scalping Woes

Armed policemen guard people accused of swindling, stealing and ticket scalping during a public sentencing rally at the Railway North Station in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006. Thirty criminals were sentenced during the campaign.   Local authorities have launched campaigns to crack down on ticket scalping, swindling and stealing in order to assure the safety of passengers and improve the order of railway stations.

(AP Photo)

Above: Armed policemen guard people accused of swindling, stealing and ticket scalping during a public sentencing rally at the Railway North Station in Chengdu in China's southwest Sichuan province. Thirty criminals were sentenced during the campaign. Local authorities have launched campaigns to crack down on ticket scalping, swindling, and stealing in order to assure the safety of passengers and improve the order of railway stations.

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