Thursday, August 27, 2009

Police Blotter

We take back what we've said before about the border wall being useless:

TIJUANA, Mexico — Police in the Mexican border city of Tijuana say they have arrested six men for stealing pieces of the U.S. border fence to sell as scrap metal.

Holes in the border fence once were more commonly made by migrant smugglers, but fewer people are trying to cross because of a weak U.S. economy and a crackdown on immigration.

The Tijuana police department says the suspects intended to sell the steel sheeting as scrap.

Apparently, with the US economy lying wounded in a ditch, there's not a lot of need for a wall to keep out job-seekers. Might as well derive some benefit from it, then.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great alternative use--Architectural salvage!!
Hope it all gets recycled that way, it should be useful for something -- considering how much it cost, somebody should get some real benefit from it!