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First guns, then shirts, now... payphones?!?

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Thain, Feb 10, 2006.

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  1. Thain

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  2. fletcher

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    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.
     
  3. Sistema1927

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    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?)
     
  4. ElTacoGrande

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    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.
     
  5. Derek Zeanah

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    Anonymity is bad, mmmkay?
     
  6. scout26

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

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    This is sooooo stoopid.

    I refuse to comment.:banghead:
     
  8. BigRobT

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    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??
     
  9. Jim March

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    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.
     
  10. O.F.Fascist

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    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.
     
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    Do they put stupid pills in the water on the East and Left Coasts or what?
     
  12. geekWithA.45

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    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.
     
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    I'd hate to try to tally the number of hours I spent on coin-operated telephones as a high school and college kid.
     
  14. Meplat

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

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    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
     
  17. Berek

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    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....
     
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    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.

    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.

    And they could never leave drugs in a mailbox or a flowerpot. That's it, ban mailboxes!

    And there's no way Mumbles said that, more like "miitss amotherr tool wweeer're goimmg to wuse"
     
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    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.
     
  20. MrTwigg

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    T-shirts banned

    This is for the T-shirts that say "Stop Snitchin". (As in "Don't talk to the Po-lice".)
     
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    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!
     
  22. mbt2001

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    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."
     
  23. Third_Rail

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    Well, that should stop crime once and for all!
     
  24. Fletchette

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

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    wait, how will the people dial 911 when assaulted? [ since they can't have guns to defend themselves ]
     
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