Skip to comments.Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub
Posted on 08/07/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub
Published August 06, 2013
| Associated Press
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. The burly officer watching over the bike racks at a Boston-area transportation hub is a real stiff.
As part of an effort to cut crime at the Alewife MBTA subway and bus station in Cambridge, transit police placed a cardboard cutout of a police officer in the bicycle cage. Hundreds of people use the racks daily.
Deputy Chief Robert Lenehan says the fake cop, along with video cameras and a new lock, has cut bike thefts by 67 percent.
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psychological trickeration ping
Would be a best seller at most ranges these days.
Liberals would fall for this, but...they are the only ones who would need to.
I see they have a life-like Cambridge cop, too...
looks like a slimmer Chris Christie.
pretty sure you could steal a bike and there’s no chance Chris Christie is going to catch you.
Obama cut out would be better.
plus his government pension is only 1/2 that of a regular officer...
Let’s hope that the people likely to steal bikes don’t watch Fox News. What they could do is every so often, change out the cut-outs, with a real officer thrown into the mix from time to time.
Probably wont work too well tomorrow, though.
A cardboard cutout and a video camera...
Reminds me of how far you can make it as a thief with a kind word and a gun.
Somehow this reminds me of an old Rod Serling episode: An American journalist is interviewing someone in a Latin American country who looks suspiciously like Fidel Castro.
The conversation went like this:
Journalist: “Why do you think that there is so much lawlessness in your country?
Fidel: Let me ‘splain sawntheen to you. Een yor kawntadee you put up a sign dat says, “Do not espeet on dee sidewalk,” nobody espeets. Een dees kawntadee if we put up a sign dat says, “Do not espeet on the sidewalk,” Dey espeet on dee sign”!
I wonder how many people have spit on the cardboard police officer?
wait til ya see his comp/pension package.
There have been cases of empty cop cars riddled with bullets and the fear is that someone could shoot thinking the actual cop is a cardboard cutout....
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The cardboard cut-out thugs will avoid the place, at least
How could you tell? Did he act stupidly?
Very funny thing about these Japanese drivers; If a cop blows his whistle, points at the car, then points at the ground, you'd better find a place to pull over within half a block or so.
He will walk over the the car and, generally, write the driver up for a ticket.
If he whistles, points at the car and the driver immediately slows down to a near stop, gives a humble bow and a praying hands signal, the cop may wave him on. Almost as effective as actually writing a ticket . . .
I could steal Christie’s ham sandwich right out of his hand and he couldn’t catch me.
I wonder if the police union will demand pensions for the cardboard cops when they are retired, or will they just be thrown away with no regard on how their spouses and children will survive?
Please note that the statement above is SCARCASM.
My town uses a fake police car. It is a real car, but not functioning.
They park it different locations for a couple days then move it. Slows down the traffic every time.
Then we should use 20,000 of these scarecrows along the border!.......
After a few weeks it will no longer have any effect at all.
How about putting a security camera behind the eyes? Or RoboCop?
How about if female White joggers get one of these and take it with them when they run? Maybe that’ll keep the feral savages from attacking them.
Or the male White boys on bikes going through ghettos? That’ll scare off the feral subhumans.
They should sell those cut outs to private citizens... Amazon? Ebay? Come on, guy - great fund raiser....
In the '80s, I was sent down to Venezuela for a month. They had five levels of police, ranging from full para-military types down to those in a brown uniform. The latter stood by the road waving automobiles over for some (mostly imagined) traffic infraction. If you stopped, you paid an "instant fine". If you didn't, shrug, they waved at the next guy. We were told to adopt the 1,000 yard stare when driving past them.
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