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That BPD cop wasn't the first to learn why adults maybe should leave the City Hall Plaza slide to kids

By now, we've all seen the video of the BPD cop who spilled out of the City Hall Plaza slide, no? No? OK, take a look (with bonus Phil Collins soundtrack).

City Councilor Erin Murphy (at large), however, beat him to it by several months:

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Is kind of ridiculous. I would think they would do some kind of study to make sure it is safe, and then maybe also to have enough of a runout that this doesn't happen. Really it shouldn't make much of a difference how big the person is. They make it difficult to get to the slide (for small children or adults: it's tricky climbing and as a taller American I had to contort myself to get there) but once there (accidentally), whee!

There's an open slide in Fisher Hill Park in Brookline which, when its wet, is also extremely fast/dangerous, and a lot easier to get into!

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That that playground looks incredibly unsafe. But I was assured by people who build these (and parks, etc) that it was safe.

It sure doesn't look like it.

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Slides are fun. And we all need some stress relief. Why don't they build some for adult-sized people?

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It's just that you get adult-sized injuries, too. All part of the package!

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two weeks disability right there

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that any medical care etc. was on his own dime:

https://www.boston.com/news/off-beat/2023/08/01/viral-video-shows-boston...

Boston Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Det. John Boyle said the officer in the video was on duty and hurt himself going down the slide. The officer sought medical care on his own, used his own health insurance for treatment, and lost no time from work, Boyle explained.

[EDIT: Wait, what does "his own health insurance" mean? Does he not get insurance through his job?]

Honestly, if that were me? I'd do it again, too.

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Even though he was actually working and protecting the streets of Boston while sliding, he's not pursuing a workers' compensation claim thay would cost the city even more money for nonsensical behavior.

Of course, now that the fact thay he was in duty when this happened, his health insurance company should deny the claim and take it up with his WC provider.

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I can't wait to try that out. Looks like so much fun. (Not /s)

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Boston City Hall Plaza: Action Park Reloaded

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The second half being Kendra Lara speeding Atlantic Ave from South Station to the North Washington Bridge during rush hour without tapping the brakes.

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Did the cop say 'fuck' when he landed?

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but I recall a slide at a small park in my tiny nowhere Masshole hometown that felt literally 20 feet high, was made entirely of gleaming aluminum that got hot as a bastard in the summer sun, and definitely got wicked faster after I got the bright idea to start bringing wax paper from home to put under our butts.

I now think: a) it's amazing nobody broke bones on the hard landing off that thing, and b) it must be long-dismantled by now.

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Normally, I would say he should be pulled over for going too fast, but I think we can let this one slide.

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Still safer than Boston Common

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Cool story, troll

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