Fire alarms going off at Ch 7

Brian Vita
Mon Oct 6 09:31:51 EDT 2008

> On 10/06/2008 12:11 AM, A. Joseph Ross wrote:
> > On 5 Oct 2008 at 19:09, Brian Vita wrote:
> >
> >> After all of the false alarms it should be "buy time or we will
> >> mention your name on the air". [Brian Vita]
> >
> > Reminds me of a vote we had in Brookline Town Meeting last spring to
> > name a new public park that was made from a former landfill site.
> > The Naming Committee recommended naming it "Skyline Park" as a place
> > holder (so people wouldn't call it "Landfill Park"), in the hope of
> > finding a corporate sponsor who would buy naming rights.  Someone
> > proposed that there are companies that might not want their names
> > associated with a former landfull site, and we should threaten to
> > name it after them without their consent and get them to pay us not
> > to do so.
> >
> Is this a difference between a town entity and the Dreaded Private
> Sector?   I assume that a radio station isn't free to attempt
> extortion.
> --rc

[Brian Vita] 
Is it extortion if the XYZ alarm company installed the system?

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