GUN Todays nanny state story Man told to remove barbed wire fence could hurt thieves

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Gardener Ordered to Remove Barbed Wire Fence on Grounds It Could 'Wound Thieves'
    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,435189,00.html
    Thursday, October 09, 2008

    A British gardener’s local council has ordered him to remove a 3-foot high barbed wire fence around his property in case thieves hurt themselves on it, the Daily Mail reported Thursday.

    Bill Malcolm, 61, installed the wire at his Worcester property after burglars robbed his tool shed and vegetable plots three times in four months, stealing more than $500 worth of hardware.

    But Malcolm’s local council told him the wire was a health and safety hazard and warned him they would remove it by force if he did not do it himself, the Mail reported.

    “The council said they were unhappy about the precautions I had made but my response was to tell them that only someone climbing over on to my allotment could possibly hurt themselves,” Malcolm told the Mail. “They shouldn't be trespassing in the first place but the council apologized and said they didn't want to be sued by a wounded thief.”

    The council said that a fence on the property must be a post or rail fence, not barbed wire.

    “With regard to the barbed wire, when this is identified on site, we are obliged to request its removal or remove it on health and safety grounds to the general public as this is a liability issue,” a council spokeswoman told the Mail.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

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    Brits need to stand up and retake their country.







    Kinda like we need to also. :hs:
     
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    “They shouldn't be trespassing in the first place but the council apologized and said they didn't want to be sued by a wounded thief.”

    There is more wrong in that sentence than I care to point out.
     
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    Completely fucking absurd.
     
  5. Council: Don't protect your property, because we could be sued if you do!
     
  6. AustinL911

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    1. Remove barbed wire
    2. Lace yard with landmines instead.
    3. ???????
    4. Profit
     
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    I can't tell from the pictures in the Daily mail version of the story, but if he has the barbed wire portion at a height of 3' feet next to or protruding over a common sidewalk, then it is understandably a hazard.

    It looks like he is out in the countryside though and this shouldn't be an issue.
     
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    If he has a 3' fence, he needs more than a strand of barbed wire.
     
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    WTF.

    Sadly we are headed in the same direction :(
     
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    Must have small knaves
     
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    maybe they should take another look at the context in which people can sue :ugh2:

    oh, and stop being complete fucking faggots
     
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    time to switch to glass shards embedded is concrete on tope of the fence.
     
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    i got a kick out of that when i was in mexico
     
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    :rofl: I actually saw in the the UK when I was there about four and a half years ago, stuff was everywhere or they had some medieval looking cast iron rod that rolled and had 4 spikes on it. :eek3: and the complain about barbed wire, hell compared to some of the other stuff I saw that's tame.
     
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    The Muslims pretty much own the UK now. You might as well call it Saudi Britannia. The Brits have lost what little chance they had.

    And sadly, it's happening here and there isn't enough that can be done to stop it. There simply aren't enough people left who care.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    follow up to this story:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/new...meowners-to-leave-sheds-open-for-thieves.html

    Council advises homeowners to leave sheds open for thieves
    A council is urging allotment holders not to lock their sheds in case thieves damage the structures while breaking in.

    By Richard Savill
    Last Updated: 5:42PM BST 30 Sep 2008

    Tenants have been warned that padlocks can lead to thieves forcing their way through doors and windows of the council-owned sheds to steal garden equipment.

    Bristol City Council claims its 'Don't Use a Padlock' initiative will save taxpayers' money because fewer sheds will have to be repaired or replaced.

    Its guide reads: "Don't padlock your shed; it can save the shed being damaged if someone does try to get into it.
     
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    For a moment I thought that was a fake article :rofl:
     
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    its like bizzaro world
     
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    :eek4::eek4::eek4::eek4::eek4::eek4::eek4:
     
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    Exactly. It's like The Onion is real news over there.
     
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    Holy shit I just had a brilliant idea! Ship Obama and all the Anti's over to the Uk, and bring the Uk people who show outrage at bizarro laws to the US! its win win!
     
  23. I'd even support a one-time tax increase to pay for all of it. :x:
     
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    take back the econ stimulus money to pay for it.
     
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    :dunno: you can run 100,000 thru a rail fence just fine. :rofl:
     

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