Catching up on the news I ran across this one-
I am about falling down laughing here! Now having grown up in the greater Boston area I have to note that the Herald was always considered the rag paper, the tabloid kind of thing. The Globe used to be the paper for serious news coverage- but hey- Times change.
According to yesterday’s Herald, Boston City Hall has been testing ePanicButton software. “[City] workers would be able to hit a button on their computer or push a pedal on the floor to summon help if an angry taxpayer storms into City Hall or if someone arguing a parking ticket gets out of hand,” the Herald reported.
From farther down in the article-
Remember when the idea of public service was to solve problems for the taxpayers? Now we’ve got unionized hacks who think the problem is the taxpayers.
So, inquiring minds and all that- I went looking for the original article
So lookie who has already purchased the system-
Johnny Lee, chief executive of Raleigh, N.C.-based Workplace Security Solutions, wouldn’t confirm that he has been talking with Boston officials about selling the ePanicButton software to the Hub, but he said the system has been purchased by the Chicago Transit Authority and other municipalities.
Perhaps the city officials are justified in being a tad nervous. After all, Massachusetts citizens did rise up in the past against a government that did not represent them. Watch for the attacks on “The Tea Party” to become more and more vicious!