Silly Boston, Cops are for Patrolling?
Where I come from, when there is road construction, we have big ol' traffic signs with lights and arrows. And sometimes they even say something helpful like "Merge."
Here, cops stand around next to the construction. Sure, in some places, thanks to the labrynthine streets, it's necessary to have someone directing traffic. But more often than not, that isn't the case.
There's been a lot of crime this year in "Quiet City Boston," and people are looking to see more cops on the streets. Shootings are up, and at the rate we're going, they're going to be way up by the end of the year.
And still, STILL we have cops standing around while Nstar is digging on Atlantic Ave or while the public works are jackhammering along Boylston.
It seems like a waste of manpower, in my humble, midwestern-born opinion.