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Fri Feb 8, 2019, 02:56 PM

Arizona city wants U.S. government to remove "lethal" razor wire from its 20-foot border wall

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"The mayor of Nogales, Arizona is threatening to sue to the federal government if it doesn't remove razor wire that now covers an entire stretch of border wall in the city. Nogales sits squarely along on the U.S.-Mexico border, and U.S. military troops recently added layers of concertina wire from top to bottom on an existing border wall in the downtown area.

The Nogales City Council passed a resolution Wednesday condemning the installation, describing the razor-sharp wire as "lethal" and "inhuman."

"Placing coiled concertina wire strands on the ground is typically only found in a war, battlefield, or prison setting, and not in an urban setting," the city council's resolution reads. Using razor wire "that is designed to inflict serious bodily injury or death in the immediate proximity of our residents, children, pets, law enforcement and first responders is not only irresponsible but inhuman," it adds."

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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/arizona-border-wall-nogales-arturo-garino-lawsuit-president-trump-lawsuit/?fbclid=IwAR3XNymTNe3xWWZNQVa0eEERUjfXOamXMGpFy8Suz2S3dNuRFD4_RTEs8EU&ftag=CNM-00-10aab6a&linkId=63346204

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 03:09 PM

1. Looks like the wire is on the U.S. side. Are they trying to keep Americans from climbing the fence

and going to Mexico?

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Response to orleans (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2019, 04:34 PM

2. This seems to be an admission that walls are ineffective.

If they were effective in keeping people out, there would be no need for the razor wire.

What's next, a moat full of sharks with laser beams attached to their heads?

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