Skip to comments.City trying to turn table on police (Boston PR campaign started - 'minorities hardest hit')
Posted on 07/17/2004 2:54:01 PM PDT by Libloather
City trying to turn table on police
Eyeing pickets, contributions in PR offensive
By Andrea Estes, Globe Staff
July 17, 2004
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic convention's opening festivities, launched a public relations offensive against Boston's police union yesterday in its intensifying battle over a new police contract.
At a hastily arranged press conference called by Boston's convention organizers, small business owners said the police union is putting its own concerns before the needs of struggling small firms, including those owned by minorities.
They said their businesses would lose an opportunity to prosper if the union goes ahead with threatened picket lines. Already, several state delegations have pledged to boycott the parties, raising the possibility that some of the 30 welcoming receptions hosted by Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino on the eve of the convention would be canceled.
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God,will I be glad when this is over. Menino is so far in over his head it's hysterical.
God,will I be glad when this is over.
You must live there?
I would rather it be the democrat energizer bunny.
It keeps going, and going, and going.....
RAT mayor, RAT convention, RAT state.
These people have never heard of "the Blue Flu"???
Oh my, they ARE in for a bout.
They are about to find out what happens when a citizen
tells a cop to F*** off.
The policeman is the center of the universe, make no mistake.
What? Huh? I thought the D party was all about unity, not dividing people into warring special interest groups. Tee hee.
This is TOO precious!! Democrat elected officials turning democrat constituencies (labor, minorities, 'poor') against each other in the city hosting their convention on the eve of that convention. Of course it won't get the press it deserves, but that's no suprise.
You forgot about the RAT candidate(s).
> At a hastily arranged press conference called by Boston's
> convention organizers, small business owners said the
> police union is putting its own concerns before the needs
> of struggling small firms, including those owned by minorities.
"hastily" suggests that the party bosses have been
talking to the union, but finally realized they aren't
just going to get this problem to go away in time. The
quadrennial PR extravaganza is threatened.
"police union is putting its own concerns" means that
the tribe has decided to marginalize some members, who
are now no longer part of "us".
"minorities" sounds like they had a junior hack intern
at the Washington Post write the copy for the statement.
All told, very entertaining.
Flipper John can not now afford to have refused to cross a picket line last month and now cross it. The union will be forced to fold!! Of course, the cause of folding may be the city folding and giving them whatever they want!!!
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic covention's opening festivities,
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic covenion's opening festivities,
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic covenon's opening festivities,
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic covenn's opening festivities,
City officials, scrambling to salvage the Democratic coven's opening festivities,
There! That's better.
Is it possible? I'm betting short on the whole gig...
One raise will do it?
As far as the policemen in Boston (and most of MA) are concerned, "D" stands for "Detail", the means by which many of them more than double their salaries.
Ten years ago, when I lived on Cape Cod, my neighbor was a town police sergeant. He was making over $150K a year.
It's strike time...