Cop Sits in Tiny Box Twenty Feet Above the Ground, Fails to Stop Crime on Earth’s Surface

03/22/2010 3:01 PM |

the future of policing
  • Buckaroo Banzai haz a sad.

It’s called a “Skywatch tower” and it’s supposed to deter crime by making criminals all paranoid (and evoking images of weird police-state totalitarianism, also): the latest one has been set up in Fort Greene/Clinton Hill, at the corner of Myrtle Avenue (the erstwhile “Murder Avenue”) and Carlton Avenue. And as this Brooklyn Paper story reports, the preventative police-presence strategy is definitely working:

About an hour and a half after the tower was placed on Myrtle Avenue on Thursday, a 70-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were sprayed with bullets as they talked to each other by the corner.

So there you have it. A man suspended twenty feet above the ground in a tiny box is definitely the answer to the city’s crime. Thanks, Cop-in-a-Box!

One Comment

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    “Remember, this thing has air-conditioning, a heater, and get this, for a limited time only, tinted windows! Plus it will tell you the temperature outside and has a sweet touch screen. Totally bitchin!”

    Which makes the Sky Tower different than a standard issue cruiser because… oh yeah, it can fly. More proof that cops are just little boys and girls who never want to grow up.