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Thain
February 10, 2006, 03:31 PM
I kid you not, rather than fight crime or enforce existing laws, Boston is now going to ban "dangerous assault payphones." Even the most die-hard blame the inanimate object Brady Bunch has to see this as lame.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/02/10/disconnecting_crime_in_boston/

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fletcher
February 10, 2006, 03:34 PM
Because we all know that drug dealers and prostitutes are out of business without payphones.

GG Boston.


Maybe officers should run stings using payphones as bait. Sit a payphone out on the sidewalk and wait for the drug dealers to come.

Sistema1927
February 10, 2006, 03:42 PM
I guess that if they ban pay phones, then the drug dealers will have to hang out on street corners.

Ban those, and presto, no more Boston.

(Is that a bad thing?)

ElTacoGrande
February 10, 2006, 04:03 PM
I kid you not, rather than fight crime or enforce existing laws, Boston is now going to ban "dangerous assault payphones." Even the most die-hard blame the inanimate object Brady Bunch has to see this as lame.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/02/10/disconnecting_crime_in_boston/

Payphones have already been taken out of a lot of places to stop prostitution and drugs. It's a good thing, too, because everyone knows that prostitution and drugs didn't exist before they started installing payphones all over the place.

Derek Zeanah
February 10, 2006, 04:16 PM
Anonymity is bad, mmmkay?

scout26
February 10, 2006, 04:20 PM
Gazing into my Crystal Ball (okay it's a hollowed out Magic 8-Ball, sue me. :evil: )

I see a NICS call and 10 day waiting period to buy cell-phones, but only after getting a COID (Cellphone Owners ID) card, and a permit to purchase from the Local Sheriff or Chief of Police. Saturday Night Special (easily concealable), High capacity (more then 100 minutes) and "assualt phones" will be banned.

:rolleyes:
:evil:
:neener:

Do ya hear how stupid that sounds Mayor Daley and Gov. Blago ????? :cuss: :fire: :cuss: :fire:

MrTwigg
February 10, 2006, 05:11 PM
I refuse to comment.:banghead:

BigRobT
February 10, 2006, 05:28 PM
Actually, many pay phones went the way of the dinosaur when the cell phone became cost effective. Rising costs of maintenance due to vandalism and abuse, and the reduced number of users helped that to happen. All in all, another ridiculous socialist idea. Lets just take things away, tax them out of existence, or ban them and then they won't be a problem :mad: After all, "THEY" know what's best for YOU!!:rolleyes: I have to wonder, will "THEY" have phones that are tied directly to 911 or do "THEY" expect all of the cameras to do that job?? What if the camera watcher's attention is focused elsewhere??

Jim March
February 10, 2006, 05:32 PM
If any of y'all ever have a need to place an untraceable call, just get a calling card at any liquor store or whatever. The kind with an 800/888 number, generally English and Spanish. Your call goes into a giant phone bank and then gets spit out at random.

One nuisance: a typical $5 card will expire on time, generally 6 months to a year. So if you keep one handy for emergencies you have to refresh it...check the expiration length before buying.

O.F.Fascist
February 10, 2006, 05:37 PM
Why does Boston hate poor people?

They cannot have guns, and now they cannot have access to phones?

Hell I dont have a cell phone because I dont think it is worth the cost, I'm sure that alot of people who make less than me certainly think so too.

Turkey Creek
February 10, 2006, 05:42 PM
Do they put stupid pills in the water on the East and Left Coasts or what?

geekWithA.45
February 10, 2006, 06:06 PM
My understanding is that pay phones provide people with a plausible reason to be where they are, which provides them with an inconvenient (from the state's point of view) defense against the various "loitering" laws that are used as the excuse to break up free assemblies of peaceable people, er, I mean, suspicious looking gatherings.

Standing Wolf
February 10, 2006, 09:21 PM
I'd hate to try to tally the number of hours I spent on coin-operated telephones as a high school and college kid.

Meplat
February 10, 2006, 09:31 PM
Payphones have already been taken out of a lot of places to stop prostitution and drugs. It's a good thing, too, because everyone knows that prostitution and drugs didn't exist before they started installing payphones all over the place.

So the world's oldest profession IS the payphone business??? I KNEW it all along. :neener:

EghtySx
February 10, 2006, 09:36 PM
Isn't this about backward? If they congregate at pay phones, stake out pay phones. Get rid of the payphones and the criminals will be harder to find, right?

Sorry, I know better than to try to make sense out of something like this. :banghead:

Jeff White
February 11, 2006, 03:18 AM
I thought trends started on the coasts and moved across the country? Around here the drug dealers use pre-paid cell phones....Pay phones were pretty much gone a long time ago.

Jeff

Berek
February 11, 2006, 03:45 AM
Isn't this about backward? If they congregate at pay phones, stake out pay phones. Get rid of the payphones and the criminals will be harder to find, right?

Sorry, I know better than to try to make sense out of something like this. :banghead:

That's it! Ban the places people congregate! Do away with pay phones and street corners! Don't forget about churches and Synagogues (sp?) and all them Buddhist temples and every tree stump that druids could dance around! Don't forget airports where people are always loitering while waiting for their flight! And bus terminals and restaurants!

AND DOWN WITH THE SCHOOLS! Millions of juvinile delinquents hang out in schools! They are dens of evil, I tell ya! Just ask Alan Greenspan! He knows who runs this country! And ban countries! Billions of people collect in countries! And planets! Trillions and trillions of people congregate on planets!

Darn. I ran out of bigger places....

carpettbaggerr
February 11, 2006, 12:43 PM
Even where you find a working payphone, most of them won't accept incoming calls. That was supposed to stop crime, too. I always figured it was because the phone co. got $0.25/min outgoing and $0.00 for incoming though.

''There were a bunch of guys there doing nothing," Dominguez said. ''The pay phones only bring those kind of people." Wouldn't want to have the cops run them off, or arrest them for loitering, though, hmmm? No that would be wrong, or a violation of their rights.

Dealers often leave drugs in the coin-return slots for buyers to pick up, said Darryl Smith, the assistant commissioner for the city's Inspectional Services Department. And they could never leave drugs in a mailbox or a flowerpot. That's it, ban mailboxes!

''It's another tool we're going to use," Menino said of the amendment. And there's no way Mumbles said that, more like "miitss amotherr tool wweeer're goimmg to wuse"

Fletchette
February 11, 2006, 07:16 PM
As I do not consider Massachusetts a Free State, this does not surprise me. But what was the reference to "tee shirts". I guess I missed it.

MrTwigg
February 12, 2006, 10:42 AM
As I do not consider Massachusetts a Free State, this does not surprise me. But what was the reference to "tee shirts". I guess I missed it.

This is for the T-shirts that say "Stop Snitchin". (As in "Don't talk to the Po-lice".)

3rdpig
February 12, 2006, 12:31 PM
Let me get this straight. The criminals are all congregating in one spot.

So instead of sending the boys in blue to that spot and arrest them, the forward thinking city leaders are saying to them, "Take your criminal activity to someplace where we can't see it and won't have to arrest you for it and then fill out all that nasty paperwork and go to court and all that boring stuff".

Brilliant! Your tax dollars at work! Three cheers for the brave and courageous Leaders that protect us all from harm! Huzzah!

mbt2001
February 12, 2006, 01:06 PM
The real problem is that the police are not arresting "drug dealers and prostitutes" on sight. That is what they should be doing.

"Ok, that was a drug deal..."

"Smoke 'em!"

"Roger that, target aquired..." pop pop pop pop pop "subject has been smoked like Sunday's Brisket."

Third_Rail
February 12, 2006, 01:42 PM
Well, that should stop crime once and for all!

Fletchette
February 12, 2006, 02:31 PM
This is for the T-shirts that say "Stop Snitchin". (As in "Don't talk to the Po-lice".)

So wearing this t-shirt is a "crime" in Massachusetts?

k_dawg
February 12, 2006, 08:36 PM
wait, how will the people dial 911 when assaulted? [ since they can't have guns to defend themselves ]

MrTwigg
February 12, 2006, 10:46 PM
So wearing this t-shirt is a "crime" in Massachusetts?

Not yet anyway. :D

Gatman
February 12, 2006, 11:13 PM
Do they put stupid pills in the water on the East and Left Coasts or what?


I think its the Salt Water...

They are just drinking it straight.

Chicago puts the pills in because they want to keep up with all the other big cities.

GunnySkox
February 12, 2006, 11:21 PM
http://www.walkinginla.com/2005/Mar13/31355.jpg

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

~ObWnKb

mp510
February 13, 2006, 10:18 PM
Because we all know that drug dealers and prostitutes are out of business without payphones.

GG Boston.


Maybe officers should run stings using payphones as bait. Sit a payphone out on the sidewalk and wait for the drug dealers to come.

Not really. All they would need to do is get one of those $20 Tracfones from Wal-Mart, register it with false info, and it would cost about the same amount per call.

dillonuser
February 14, 2006, 09:21 PM
In their poll of "Are pay Phones a Problem" there was the following response by Bizona. Not stupid person. You know,like Ted Kennedy....

"Absolutely......in fact, we should go further. We should also stop building sidewalks, as prostitutes and drug dealers tend to congregate on them. Also, we should get rid of cars and boats and trains and planes, as those are used in the trafficking of drugs. And under no circumstances should watches be sold to just anyone, as there is a good possibility that some dealers or prostitutes could be using these nefarious devices to help them arrive at predetermined locations at specific times for a preplanned deal or meeting."

Bizona's response was followed by:
"bizona - that's one possibility, although you have presented a short list. You could include knives, scewdrivers, icepicks, nail cutters, pliers, short dresses, high heeled shoes, matches and lighters, etc. The list goes on and on but it could work.

Another alternative would be to sell coke, grass, heroin, ecstacy, etc. legally, cheap, at CVS Pharmacy and to legalize prostitution. Then we could keep the sidewalks, phones, etc."

I looks like boston is getting criticized by a few, like it should.

Autolycus
February 16, 2006, 03:51 AM
http://www.walkinginla.com/2005/Mar13/31355.jpg

You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

~ObWnKb


LOL

What a sad little world we live in when it comes down to this. Our nation seems to slowly be spiraling down the drain.

fantacmet
February 16, 2006, 04:43 PM
Sheesh and I thought banning guns was retarded. It makes you wonder do these people just sit around and go hrm, well crime is still on the rise, it's not the criminals fault, we just need to take away the things they use sometimes. We banned guns so no criminal owns guns, we banned certain types of t-shirts so criminals don't own them. What else is it possible for a criminal to use? Ah criminals use payphones sometimes, lets get rid of those. They don't actually cause the crime, but it's something a criminal can use to his/her advantage so lets get rid of it.

Remember when a person had to be responsible for what they have done? See where Political Correctness has gotten us? Sheesh for crying out loud, China had it right. Users got hard time. Dealers, bullet to the back of thehead, and charge the family .22 cents for the bullet used.

GET IT OVER WITH. So we are an enlightened society huh? Since when does enlightened mean allowing the innocents to be terrorised by evil. Punishing the innocent and rewarding the criminals?

Rev. Michael

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