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Cop cardboard cutout used to cut crime at Massachusetts transportation hub
Fox News ^ | Aug 6, 2013

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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: cardboard; cop; fake; leo; police

1 posted on 08/07/2013 9:20:07 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

psychological trickeration ping


2 posted on 08/07/2013 9:22:12 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: KeyLargo

Would be a best seller at most ranges these days.


3 posted on 08/07/2013 9:22:54 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: KeyLargo

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...


4 posted on 08/07/2013 9:26:02 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Farmer Dean

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.


5 posted on 08/07/2013 9:26:21 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Farmer Dean

Obama cut out would be better.


6 posted on 08/07/2013 9:27:09 AM PDT by Captain PJ (Are we there yet?)
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To: KeyLargo

plus his government pension is only 1/2 that of a regular officer...


7 posted on 08/07/2013 9:27:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: KeyLargo

8 posted on 08/07/2013 9:30:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

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.


9 posted on 08/07/2013 9:32:47 AM PDT by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: KeyLargo

Probably wont work too well tomorrow, though.


10 posted on 08/07/2013 9:33:10 AM PDT by Afterguard (Liberals will let you do anything you want, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: KeyLargo

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.


11 posted on 08/07/2013 9:34:38 AM PDT by Bogey78O (We had a good run. Coulda been great still.)
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To: KeyLargo

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?


12 posted on 08/07/2013 9:34:51 AM PDT by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: KeyLargo

“cardboard cutout”

Doesn’t the USA have a Pres__ent Without ID like that?


13 posted on 08/07/2013 9:37:58 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: KeyLargo

wait til ya see his comp/pension package.


14 posted on 08/07/2013 9:38:13 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi --)
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To: jmcenanly

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....

Phantom Police Car Hits Kingstowne

Police hope empty cruiser will reduce speeding.

http://kingstowne.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/phantom-police-car-hits-kingstowne


15 posted on 08/07/2013 9:38:29 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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The cardboard cut-out thugs will avoid the place, at least


16 posted on 08/07/2013 9:40:04 AM PDT by Klemper
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To: Bogey78O

17 posted on 08/07/2013 9:43:55 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: rlmorel
I see they have a life-like Cambridge cop, too...

How could you tell? Did he act stupidly?

18 posted on 08/07/2013 9:45:20 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Justice for Trayvon: Dig up his body and shoot him again.)
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To: KeyLargo
They've been doing this in Japan for years. Often, these cutouts are posted at a particularly troublesome intersection. Occasionally, they replace the sign with a live traffic cop.

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 . . .

19 posted on 08/07/2013 9:45:37 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: TurboZamboni

I could steal Christie’s ham sandwich right out of his hand and he couldn’t catch me.


20 posted on 08/07/2013 9:46:03 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: KeyLargo

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.


21 posted on 08/07/2013 9:46:32 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Cyber Liberty

LOL...good one!


22 posted on 08/07/2013 9:47:45 AM PDT by rlmorel (Silence: The New Hate Speech)
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To: Klemper

23 posted on 08/07/2013 9:48:11 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

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.


24 posted on 08/07/2013 9:49:08 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: KeyLargo

Then we should use 20,000 of these scarecrows along the border!.......


25 posted on 08/07/2013 9:52:04 AM PDT by Red Badger (Want to be surprised? Google your own name......Want to have fun? Google your friend's names........)
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To: KeyLargo
Ah yes,the Red line.You gotta love those Harvard types,they're so gullible.
26 posted on 08/07/2013 9:52:46 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit.)
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To: KeyLargo

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.


27 posted on 08/07/2013 9:55:01 AM PDT by I want the USA back (There's no autocorrect for stupidity.)
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To: KeyLargo
Not a bad idea actually

28 posted on 08/07/2013 9:59:10 AM PDT by Phillyred
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To: KeyLargo; JoeProBono
How many dogs has the cutout gunned down to date?

Police Squad!

29 posted on 08/07/2013 10:01:46 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: KeyLargo

30 posted on 08/07/2013 10:10:50 AM PDT by TexasCajun (Creepy-Ass Cracka -- Don't Call Me Cracker)
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To: Alex Murphy

31 posted on 08/07/2013 10:34:18 AM PDT by JoeProBono (Mille vocibus imago valet;-{)
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To: KeyLargo

They should sell those cut outs to private citizens... Amazon? Ebay? Come on, guy - great fund raiser....


32 posted on 08/07/2013 10:57:08 AM PDT by GOPJ (Sob stories make bad law...)
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To: Vigilanteman
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.

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.

33 posted on 08/07/2013 1:00:03 PM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: I want the USA back

Black mob targets off-duty police

http://mobile.wnd.com/2013/08/black-mob-targets-off-duty-police/


34 posted on 08/08/2013 7:12:35 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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