Comcast in Boston: Support your local police department

Boston, Mass. criminals are about to get their 15 minutes of fame thanks to a cooperative effort between the local police and Comcast called "Police Blotter on Demand." Of course this new service could lead to a new crime wave of cable cutting.

Comcast has given space on its on-demand service for a channel that includes updated photographs and short descriptions of 16 different criminal cases selected by the Boston police. Viewers are encouraged to drop a dime if they recognize the crime, even using the shield of anonymity. The service is available to on demand customers with a digital box and is a "powerful tool to expose unsolved crimes and wanted suspects to a wider audience and increase their chances of apprehension," said Mary McLaughlin, Comcast's area vice president in a news release.

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