Who says Border Fence is useless?

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    Who says Border Fence is 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.

    The first two men caught cutting into the fence on Monday. An alleged accomplice was detained Tuesday with 11 pieces of fencing. The U.S. Border Patrol alerted police to three more suspects.

    Police said Wednesday the men may face federal charges because the fence area is considered federal property.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    It doesn't matter if it's tied down bolted down or welded if It's within 100 miles of Mexico it can disappear
    Just as a matter of information, that vary same type of theft happens everyday on the property of the Rapid Transit and various other businesses in downtown Cleveland.
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    Perhaps if they put up and "electric fence" with oh say.........about 10,000 volts..........I'm just saying.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Perhaps if they put up and "electric fence" with oh say.........about 10,000 volts..........I'm just saying.........
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Perhaps if they put up and "electric fence" with oh say.........about 10,000 volts..........I'm just saying.........
    Make the sign say:
    This fence electrically charged 20 hours a day, you guess which hours"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Perhaps if they put up and "electric fence" with oh say.........about 10,000 volts..........I'm just saying.........
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    How about making in out of plastic? cow dung? Something that have no value. I know what to use the US dollar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    Make the sign say:
    This fence electrically charged 20 hours a day, you guess which hours"
    Electrified razor wire...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoJoGunn View Post
    Perhaps if they put up and "electric fence" with oh say.........about 10,000 volts..........I'm just saying.........
    Wouldn't matter, we have had several deaths up here from people trying to steal heavy copper wires from inside manholes. The wires were energized at the time with lots of DANGER signs. One city started placing 500lb cement blocks onto top of all of the junction boxes covers, only slowed the thieves down a bit.

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