A Boston police cruiser was parked yesterday in a space reserved for MBTA buses. (Emily K. Williams/Globe Photo)
A team of Northeastern University journalism students have reported the unthinkable in today's Globe: Boston's finest parking their cruisers and personal cars in handicapped spaces, blocking exit lanes and bus stops, and halting traffic - all right outside police headquarters.
The best official excuse was that many officers need these spaces "because they keep their riot gear in their cars." I always keep a lint roller in mine, you know, just in case there's a sticky situation on Beacon Street.
This all comes three months after Governor Deval Patrick signed a state law raising the fine for parking at MBTA bus stops to $100. In February, the Globe reported how city councilors had been graciously giving up their parking immunity - granted to them under a special ticket dismissal program - ever since Michael Ross was fined by the ethics commission for not paying $1,000 worth of personal fines.
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