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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/...064355149.html

    BOSTON—Thousands of law enforcement officers are entering the 15th hour of a massive, door-to-door manhunt for a suspect in Monday's Boston Marathon bombings that wounded more than 170 people and left three dead.... The city of Boston and its surrounding areas have ground to a standstill as the manhunt continues in a 20-block radius of Watertown, with local leaders warning residents to stay indoors.

    Lets see ... that's about 1 cop per about every 15 sq. ft .... I suggest that every cop turn their head around .. there he is!


    20 blk radius ~ 10000ft 2K of cops .... roughly 1 cop per 15 sq.ft.

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    Do Boston city blocks differ markedly from New York City city blocks or Chicago city blocks?

    NYC = 278,784sq ft x 20 = 5,575,680 sq ft.
    Chicago = 435,600 x 20= 8,712,000 sq ft.

    "Nominal" city block = 100,000 sq ft. x 20 = 2,000,000

    Boston PD is reportedly 2144 (2000)

    So there are anywhere between 1,000 sq ft per officer (nominal) to 2,700 (NYC)

    You were only off by a decimal point, I'm just bustin' ya chops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    Do Boston city blocks differ markedly from New York City city blocks or Chicago city blocks?

    NYC = 278,784sq ft x 20 = 5,575,680 sq ft.
    Chicago = 435,600 x 20= 8,712,000 sq ft.

    "Nominal" city block = 100,000 sq ft. x 20 = 2,000,000

    Boston PD is reportedly 2144 (2000)

    So there are anywhere between 1,000 sq ft per officer (nominal) to 2,700 (NYC)

    You were only off by a decimal point, I'm just bustin' ya chops.
    city block "radius" was said ... so 20 blocks (8 blocks to a mile or ~5000ft) 20*5000/8~12500 ft radius ... 2(pi)r = 78500 sq ft .... 2000 cops, roughly = 39 sq ft per cop ... odd, my calc must have missed the "2" multiplication step ... old calc used...

    That's how I interpreted the data ... some folks use "blocks" as distance ... its not right, its just done that way (go 3 blocks this way)

    eh, found him hiding in a boat .... like hiding in a bush !
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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    2(pi)r gives circumference. (pi)r^2 gives area.

    I didn't pay much more attention to your calculations than that, but that error alone is gross enough to warrant dismissing the rest of what you calculated. However, I generally dismiss out-of-hand everything you post anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    However, I generally dismiss out-of-hand everything you post anyway.


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    More drivel from a troll.

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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    Totally ignoring the fact that I pointed out a gross arithmetic error. Not surprising at all

    Once again (since he ignored his grade-school error) 2(pi)r gives circumference. (pi)r^2 give area.

    Laughable.

    Go ahead. Respond again without acknowledging your ignorant error. Give me another chance to make your calculations look foolish.

    You may not remember, but I spent 15 years as a math teacher in a prior life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    Totally ignoring the fact that I pointed out a gross arithmetic error. Not surprising at all

    Once again (since he ignored his grade-school error) 2(pi)r gives circumference. (pi)r^2 give area.

    Laughable.

    Go ahead. Respond again without acknowledging your ignorant error. Give me another chance to make your calculations look foolish.

    You may not remember, but I spent 15 years as a math teacher in a prior life.

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    Troll troll troll troll eye is a troll, I think you are an anti too .... just here to create trouble

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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    No trouble at all.

    Once again, elementary school math lesson: 2(pi)r gives circumference. (pi)r^2 give area.

    Keep posting. Keep ignoring your grade-school error. I'll keep pointing it out.

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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    While I bear some resemblance to the gentleman in the picture, I am currently drinking a Yuengling.

    Dos Equis is good, though!


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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    Quote Originally Posted by eye95 View Post
    While I bear some resemblance to the gentleman in the picture, I am currently drinking a Yuengling.

    Dos Equis is good, though!


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    1 cop per every 15 sq. ft. area -- # of cops in Boston - roughly

    Skaal!

    Raises a fresh Yuengling (served by the hottest bartender I have seen in a while!).

    She is so properly round in just the right places as to do Pi proud!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fallschirmjäger View Post
    Boston PD is reportedly 2144 (2000)
    Boston PD were only a fraction of the police there. FBI, ATF, DEA, Mass staties, every available local cop from the entire state... I even saw "AMTRAK POLICE" on the back of a raid vest.

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    If the gentleman would read the first post, he would see that the figure 2,000 was mentioned. As that was the standard I used the same. I merely fact-checked the strength of the BPD to ensure credibility.
    20 blk radius ~ 10000ft 2K of cops .... roughly 1 cop per 15 sq.ft.
    (Emphasis mine.)
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