Massholes love the snow

Car in the South End whose driver didn't clear the rear window of snow

Matthew Gilberti captured this charming South End scene this morning, reports three BPD cruisers, including the one pictured, drove by the snow-covered car without stopping its driver.

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because

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cars don't have to follow rules for the most part. am i right?

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Cut BPD some slack

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They’re busy focusing on real public safety issues like drinking on a restaurant patio during a parade. Besides, if they had to get out of their patrol cars to do some actual policing, or god forbid write a ticket, their fingers might get cold.

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Perhaps they don’t see it

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This could be a case of the driver clearing off the front windshield and leaving the rest.

Conversely, the light is green and clearly the Gilberti is driving a car while taking a photograph.

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it could be a dash cam

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maybe he is wearing it strapped to his head? or maybe its on the steering wheel? having it on the steering wheel probably would miss a lot of stuff happening outside the car.

very surprised to hear swirly defending a demonic car driver/murderer.

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Really?

I have problems with bad drivers.

I have problems with driving being so sacred that it is killing our communities.

I have problems with driving being mandatory because of our backward transportation policies.

I also own a car AND A DASH CAM and said dash cam can be moved aside in a single swipe.

Stop huffing your tailpipe, hon - bad for you!

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Take another look at the photo

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The police car are passing by the front of the car in question. Please explain to me how they can see the back of the car?

By the way, I’m not defending Mr. Lazybones. It would take two minutes tops to clear that snow. I’m just saying that cops don’t have super snow vision.

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Look again

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Mr Lazybones has a green light so BPD has a red light. If Mr Lazybones continues straight or takes a right BPD could easily see him. If Mr Lazybones took a left there is a slight chance BPD could notice if he/she is paying attention. With that said I believe there is a good chance BPD was probably on their cell or texting.

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Doesn't matter

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You're in for an argument now, kid.

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Nah

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I read it wrong. I was corrected. We’ll move on.

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In MA

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You technically only need 2 operational mirrors. Can’t see out of the back of a panel can either...

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Not obligatory in any way

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But thanks. I almost missed it the 20 times it's been posted on reddit.

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BPD dedicated traffic Unit

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Making the case for the creation of a dedicated traffic enforcement unit. When your mission is traffic enforcement and you and your supervisors are judged on how well you accomplish this officers become much focused accomplishing that mission.

Cambridge has a fairly large unit capable of targeted enforcement in troubled areas.

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We've got that on the North

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We've got that on the North Shore. It's become an excuse for the other units to ignore everything from double parking to crosswalk violations. i've ridden right behind the cruisers when they drive by blatent violations. No accountability or recourse possible even reporting the cruiser number and time.

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How about actually calling

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How about actually calling the cops instead of endangering even more people by taking pictures while driving

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"Calling the police"

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isn't going to get anything done. In Mass, the correct and only respectable response is to work your way in front of the offending car and jam on the brakes. Since your back glass is clean, you can pinpoint that exact moment when the other driver is "momentarily" not paying attention and wouldn't you know it, that pedestrian stepped out at the same moment! The other car must have never seen it coming because, well, they couldn't see it coming. When you get out of the vehicle make sure the camera is rolling and documenting the other snow encrusted car and if nothing else make sure to mention your back and neck hurt as well for later litigation.

Former Associate - Bang, Tango & Cash

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