Metal theft. The biters bit

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Yup. This was posted in uk.railway a few days ago.
They don't get my sympathy.
McK.
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Nor mine either! It makes one more sympathetic towards Shariah Law. The Mullahs would chop their bloody hands off. There'd only be need to do it once!
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I know it's difficult to sympathise with someone cut down by their own criminal actions, but it's not a crime for which anyone is going to suggest a death sentence is appropriate. So in the sense that they didn't get a chance to serve their sentence and didn't get a chance to go on to become reformed upright citizens, I do feel sorry for them. Of course, I have no way of knowing if they would have taken that chance even if it had been made available to them, or if they would have continued to be a blight on society, or if they've been a blight on society for some time before this.
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:58:17 -0000, Andrew Gabriel

I am certainly not going to flat out disagree with your humane view. But I do think that people who do things like this completely ignore the danger they pose to the rest of us by their actions. The safety systems that fail. The operations that are interrupted or deferred - and the consequences of that.
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I doubt if they ignore them. I doubt if such issues ever enter their minds.
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:17:03 -0000, Tim Streater

Probably right in many cases.
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On 22/01/2012 00:17, Tim Streater wrote:

They probably weren't bright sparks.
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Not for any length of time, anyway.
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wrote:

I sense no clue about "it might be me"
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:58:17 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@cucumber.demon.co.uk (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:

But their "death sentence" is self-imposed, not dished out by a court. Numerous warning signs tell them of the dangers surrounding electricity poles/pylons, substations and railways.
I'm afraid that I don't subscribe to the view that once you've served a sentence you're as clean as the man next door, which effectively "commercialises" crime by giving it a specific "price" as punishment.
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:45:35 +0000, Frank Erskine wrote:

It's cheaper for us than keeping them in prison.
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Frank Erskine wrote:

But were the signs in 20 different languages, judging by their colour, they might not have been able to read the signs.
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Andrew Gabriel wrote:

So you have never met a Daily Mail reader then?
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On Sat, 21 Jan 2012 22:58:17 +0000 (UTC), snipped-for-privacy@cucumber.demon.co.uk (Andrew Gabriel) wrote:

Are you for real?
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It may well be a gut feeling for many to feel they got what they deserved, and theft is a deplorable offence. We've left the days of "let the punishment fit the crime" long ago. Nowadays, owners of dangerous equipment such as high voltage overhead lines or underground cables, have to protect the offenders agianst their own stupidity. The Electricity supply industry near me had a primary substaton surrounded by an 8 ft high Lochrin fence. This wasn't enough to prevent thieves getting in to the substation, so coils of razor wire were installed inside the Lochrin fencing as were signs warning thieves of the presence of the razor wire!!!
Not only did the thieves die, but the families, presumably innocent, suffered a life long loss. This is the sad bit.
Bill
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Bill Grey wrote:

Thank fuck for that.
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Your contribution has resulted in your being kill-filed.
Bill
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Why? I completely agree with Adam. Read it again.
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Gotta disagree with you there. These scum committed not just a crime but a sheer act of utter stupidity on a level that beggars belief. How would you have felt if you were a passenger on one of the many trains that were held up due to this insane act? Not only that but there is also the cost of replacing the damage, the cos of the rescue crews time, the cost of lost service to the Train Operating Company. I have absolutely no sympathy at all but no doubt their thick gang friends won't take note and will be back to rob the network of more cables pretty soon. It's a pity that death was instant for those two loons.
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