Thursday, February 22, 2007

Boston Police Officers Might be Too Busy Shopping for Yachts to Fight Crime

The Boston Globe is reporting that the police were the most highly-paid Boston city employees last year by a landslide, with officers holding 124 spots on the list of the 125 biggest earners. In 2006, the average uniformed police officer made $113,617--compared to firefighters, who made $91,087 on average, and teachers, who pulled in a whopping $62,195. (When are we going to stop overpaying teachers in this country?) Samuel R. Tyler, president of the Boston Municipal Research Bureau, explained in an interview that it has become difficult for the city to hire more police officers and expand the force because each one of them just makes too much damn money.

But they're worth it, though. Who else is going to protect the city from Mooninites?

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