Thursday, August 6, 2020

City Contemplates Having Unarmed Civilians Handle Traffic Stops

Cambridge, Massachusetts is considering moving traffic enforcement from the city’s police department to unarmed personnel from either the parking department, public works, or Health and Human Services.

To put it another way, having meter maids pull over speeders — who may or may not be violent felons with outstanding warrants — would be the best-case scenario.

via GIPHY

Two city councilors submitted the harebrained scheme to the city manager Monday in response to the continuing unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis Police custody.

Per Barstool Sports:

Where does one even begin to unpack this? It’s the stuff of such sheer fantasy that it’s hard to believe two adults even had a conversation about it, much less put it in writing and signed their names to it. This sound like an idea your three year old daughter would come up with during a tea party with her stuffed animals. Build a magical city where there is no crime and when people don’t drive safely you can have them stopped by kids and moms and au pairs who can remind them to slow down. And instead of a ticket, they get a thank you card with a picture of My Little Pony on it. Problem solved. 

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So if I’ve got this right, Cambridge traffic enforcement will be handled by the Parking Department, DPW employees and social workers? Is that it? Good call. Because meter maids are legendary for their reasonableness, public works guys are famous for their work ethic, and HHS has done such a bang up job taking care of the elderly and kids in foster care. Let’s give them more to do. 

If this does pass – and this is the People’s Republic, so don’t dismiss the possibility altogether – the one benefit it is I’ll go back to the city more often for sure. Any place I can speed, run red lights, go the wrong way up one way streets and generally drive the way I want because the law is being enforced by people actually lazier than me armed with nothing but a stern look is my paradise. I’ll go full “Simpsons: Road Rage” on their useless, average citizen asses. Until then, I’m going continue to give that insane asylum a good leaving alone.

In cases where the person pulled over is identified as a dangerous felon or is “resisting arrest,” the plan for Cambridge’s proposed traffic wardens is to hunker down and call the cops. Brilliant.

On a somber note, The Officer Down Memorial Page reports 140 deaths in the line of duty so far this year.

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Lisa
Lisa
8 days ago

Democrats are simply idiots everything they touch they destroy, vote them out.

JohnS
JohnS
8 days ago

Democrat to English translation: “Cambridge looks to reduce public employee cost through attrition caused by sudden death.”

Richard
Richard
8 days ago

I think that the two councilmembers should be transfered to traffic enforcement . . . that way, no matter what happens, they deserve it . . .

soupy
soupy
8 days ago
Reply to  Richard

Yes! Show them how to do that job. Lead by example!

Robert Cantrell
Robert Cantrell
8 days ago

this the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard

Dave T
6 days ago

I think we are being punked. I am sitting here laughing my ass off because it is indeed the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard too.
Is Ocasio-Cortez working in Cambridge now.
My wife is from Cambridge and she just said, “that’s Cambridge for ya.”

CrustyOldGeezer
CrustyOldGeezer
8 days ago

so….

The scenario:

Bad guy cruises by and sees a young woman sitting in the ‘traffic control’ vehicle.

Turns around and intentionally violates a law, prompting the girl to follow and pull him over.

She gets out and walks toward the vehicle.
He jumps out, grabs her and beats the hell out of her, tosses her in the back seat and drives off to some remote, secluded place.

The REAL cops find what’s left of her a few days later.

Mikey
Mikey
8 days ago

And the taxpayers of Cambridge pay for the resultant lawsuit.

Craig Murphy
Craig Murphy
8 days ago

Before re-imagining policing, perhaps these incandescent idiots should re-imagine human nature being as complaisant and docile as a furry bunny. I am certain the sidewalk superintendents are all gung-ho about this proposal. They will want combat pay if they are required to enforce traffic laws.

A. D Roberts
7 days ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

This goes along with letting children run the government, letting the schools teach socialism and Islam, and allowing athlete jocks to victimize girls who have been taught by TV that they are only worth something as SEX OBJECTS.

Dave T
6 days ago
Reply to  Craig Murphy

All I see with this scenario are lots of idiots being killed.

Captain Cross
8 days ago

There will be a novel written about the Cambridge traffic stop solution. The title will be Valley of the Brain Dead.

LiberalTearsAreMyVictory

I can see the headlines now… “ Parking meter patrol person, while attempting a traffic violation, beat to death by armed felon”! And YES, the MSM while somehow make it the President’s fault. The PSYCHOSIS of the left is real!

soupy
soupy
8 days ago

Any NON Police employee who would take on this responsibility, deserves what he gets. His comment to his boss, proposing he do this, should be “Are You Fxxxing Nuts”?

Spydersniper
Spydersniper
8 days ago

You can tell that somebody has never ridden with a police officer in the traffic division. Today people that have been stopped for a traffic violation look for an excuse to start a confrontation with the officer. Officers at police academies take several weeks in driving school to learn how to handle unruly drivers. And how many times does a passenger decide to put in their 2 cents. Can you picture a meter maid It ma with a person claiming sovereign immunity?? And then there’s the guy with a warrant, or a gun knowing the officer is untrained and unarmed. Traffic stops are one of the 2 or 3 most dangerous jobs a police officer has today. And at night!?

BigD
BigD
8 days ago

Dumbocraps are so proud of being stupid they can hardly wait to show the world how stupid they really are.

Jojodmonkey
Jojodmonkey
8 days ago

😂😂😂 What could go wrong!

Camus
Camus
8 days ago

As a natural born speeder with no
compunctions in cutting off idiots on the cell phone, intimidation tailgating, passing on the shoulder, flashing lights and finger at stupid drivers, and driving on the sidewalk, this sounds like paradise. I learned to drive in Saudi Arabia (ARAMCO dependent) in 1962…NO TRAFFIC RULES. I’ve have since driven successfully in India, Japan, Thailand, Italy, etc. with no accidents.

Bring it on. The thrill is gone here, but this little idiot plan of brain damaged liberals may be the best idea they’ll ever come up with.

steve
steve
8 days ago

after several of the cambridge civilian patrol meet their demise at the hands of the thugs in cars-city council changes laws- all traffic violations –no longer exist–civilian patrol is disbanded-

LONE WOLF
7 days ago

Go ahead Democrats you have a bunch of City Workers and/or Social Workers try to enforce our Traffic Laws. The result will be that a whole bunch of them, if not all, will end up dead in the street!

MarcoBob
7 days ago

Do we really want to live in a land with no law and order and no police to “keep the peace”??? What happens when armed intruders break into your house at 3 in the morning and demand your $$$, and when they don’t get what they want, start EXECUTING your family right in front of you? Would you think having NO POLICE would be a “great idea”? I sure as hell don’t, without law enforcement we, as a society and the world’s greatest nation, are SCREWED!

Mary Ellen
Mary Ellen
7 days ago

barstool–that was awesome reply—you summed it up perfectly as did all the rest
of you—what absolute idiots these people are!!

A. D Roberts
7 days ago

You would think that these politicians actually believed that MOST PEOPLE ACT LIKE CHRISTIANS, complete with forgiveness, kindness and love. I have news for you morons. The secular person, who does not fear God or man will most certainly NOT take any discipline from an unarmed civilian.
You Tube has HUNDREDS OF VIDEOS of citizens who fleee from armed cops, attack armed cops, attack old unarmed citizens and anyone who gets in their way.
So apparently these politicians don’t watch YOU TUBE.

Dave T
6 days ago

I can already see someone on patrol attempting to do a pit maneuver on a fleeing suspect.
Who is, or are, the moron or morons who actually thought this up?
And how are they in a political position to put this to a vote?
This is one of the most ludicrous ideas I have heard inmy 66 years.
Liberalism is a sickness associated with brain damage.

Gen. Stewart
Gen. Stewart
3 days ago

The libtards running these cities ought to be committed. You can’t make up this crazy crap

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