Massachusetts: Police chief investigates alarming wording of mobile traffic safety sign

Massachusetts: Police chief investigates alarming wording of mobile traffic safety sign
"Unfortunate, improper," and plagued by subject-verb disagreement. ABC 5 WCVB video

[Ed. – Complete loss of intellectual function (CLIF).  Emphasis added]

Mayor Paul Brodeur shared a photo of the traffic sign, which has since been changed, to his Facebook page on Wednesday. In that photo, the sign reads “The safety of all lives matter.”

“I have ordered that it be taken down immediately and am taking steps to find out how this happened,” Brodeur wrote in his post. “I apologize to the residents of Melrose.” …

[Police Chief] Lyle said the traffic officer who changed the sign told him that he did not post the message with “either malicious or political intent.” The officer claims that he was trying to type a traffic safety message in the limited amount of space on the electronic sign and that he did not realize the totality or impact of what he wrote.

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Nonetheless, the police chief said he would conduct a full and thorough investigation and that its findings will be made public.

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