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Booters Will Continue to Work Alone

By Margaret Lyons in News on Sep 18, 2008 6:28PM

Mayor Daley says Monday's shooting of a city employee who was booting a car is an isolated incident, and that booters don't need to go back to working in two-person teams. Earlier this year, the Department of Revenue switched to solo missions, with employees driving van equipped with cameras rather than working in crews.

Daley said booters aren't the only ones working alone, pointing to solitary postal employees. When a reporter said postal workers generally work at a nonconfrontational job carrying mail people want, Daley disagreed.

"He brings bills," the mayor said.

Zing! Sort of! The Mayor added that the number of guns on the streets is also a major factor in workers' safety. [S-T]