Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tackling Boston's Spiraling Crime Grime Epidemic

Here's a two-fer from the Boston Globe:

Menino fights garbage with solar-powered trash cans

Mayor Thomas M. Menino this morning unveiled his latest city improvement: solar-powered trash compactors.

"I think they're great," said Menino, adding that the city will save money because trash workers will have to empty the bins fewer times.

If he honestly believes that city workers will start clocking fewer hours, or getting more "work" done, as result of this, then he's even further detached from reality than I thought. And, that's no easy feat on his part.

"Our goal is to do the best we can in the cleanliness of our city."

So, how are they at getting blood out of concrete?

Man shot to death on Dorchester street

A 20-year-old man was shot to death on Intervale Street in Dorchester late last night, police said.

The victim was riding a bicycle and stopped to talk to friends when several shots from a car rang out about 11:30 p.m, scattering residents on the street.

Neighbors said up to ten shots were fired, hitting the victim multiple times. His identity has not been released.

Well, thank God no one invoved in this shooting, apparently, had a gun capable of accepting a "high-capacity ammuntion-feeding device".

Someone could have gotten hurt.