Monday, July 27, 2009

Ruby Tuesday #49: "Call Me"


"Respect the Call Box"
Raleigh, NC - October 2008 (Click to embiggen)

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In the wake of 9/11, the Capitol district of downtown Raleigh somehow got its own police agency. If I'm not mistaken, they're a branch of the state police rather than a special branch of Raleigh's finest. But they're responsible for monitoring the emergency call boxes like this one in the parking lot of the Department of Administration building.Violence UnSilenced
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16 comments:

Your EG Tour Guide said...

How interesting. I wonder if every state capital has this kind of extra security. Hmmm.

Leora said...

I wonder what graphic design company designed their logo. Nice logo, well-done. Inspires confidence for me.

ellievellie said...

Cool badge for cool guys and gals! Go, NC!

Marites said...

that's so cool as extra protection for the citizens. Nice badge! My RT is up here

Ralph said...

The police signage is nice, the red stands out and the eagle give this sign an air of authority. I salute this fine style!

Klaatu said...

I wonder if it is really extra protection for the citizens, or extra protection for the politicians.Sometimes from the citizens.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

A brand new department? Actually I wouldn't be surprised. Even here in Singapore, ever since the 911 case. Guard post started appearing at schools.

Thanks for the linky help,ur comment was at 5am my time. Yes!!! I was still in my lala land :P

Martha in PA said...

Great RT shot!

My Ruby Tuesday

Eaton Bennett said...

Electric describes that Police sign. Hopefully they're keeping an eye on things with the same energy as this sign displays.:))

Ruby Busker

SandyCarlson said...

North Carolina and security are becoming synonymous in my mind. And insecurity. All this security makes the place a lovely target. Hey, but I'll sit by the emergency exit, and I'll make that call.

Meikah said...

It's always good to be prepared. :)

Dianne said...

I wonder the same as EG, does every state capitol have this? I'll have to do some research

great shot of the signage mojo

Nukke said...

Very interesting ! Never heard !

ps. I have Ruby pic too but also rather interesting car in my pics :)

moorebloglife said...

Very cool Mojo, I always love the red that emergency services use you know that fire engine red it is awesome!

http://www.moorebloglife.com/2009/07/28/ruby-tuesday-the-surprise/

lisaschaos said...

It does make me feel safer to see these boxes around. :)

maryt/theteach said...

A beautiful call box! Great post! Mojo, where are you for August 3rd - you were 1st for the 28th and I have a little giveaway for today. Get on over to my blog and maybe, just maybe, you'll get a real genuine Ruby Tuesday postcard... :)