Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:58 pm Post subject: Barbed wire doesn't scare away investment...
... criminals scare away investment. Behold, the magnificence of 'mother knows best' government:
The AP wrote:
NEWARK, N.J. - Some business owners in this crime-plagued city say recent enforcement of a decades-old ordinance prohibiting some types of barbed wire and razor wire is making Newark more attractive — to thieves...
...John DeSantis, owner of a lot used by an auto repair business in Newark's West Ward, says his property has been the site of more than a dozen burglaries since the summer, when the city forced him to remove razor wire on top of the 7-foot-tall fence that surrounds the lot...
The city government began enforcing the decades old law as a means of 'cleaning up the view' to attract redevelopment, apparently.
The AP wrote:
DeSantis said he was surprised when a city official told him that the ordinance was being enforced to prevent passers-by or anyone climbing the fence from being injured by the barbed wire.
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