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Sunday, December 9, 2007

Attempted suicide prevention

Has anyone else noticed the cow-catchers they've put up recently on the MacDonald bridge? One can only assume this is an effort to prevent suicide jumpers.Now, I have nothing against this. Those things look very difficult and painful to climb over and I

Posted on Sun, Dec 9, 2007 at 2:23 PM

Has anyone else noticed the cow-catchers they've put up recently on the MacDonald bridge? One can only assume this is an effort to prevent suicide jumpers.

Now, I have nothing against this. Those things look very difficult and painful to climb over and I'm sure that if someone has not got the will to continue living, they probably don't have the will to climb over that aukward shit.

But, the thing is, I noticed that the fences stop part-way across. I had assumed that the renovations were incomplete... until I was biking over the bridge yesterday and I noticed that the protective fence stops exactly at the water's edge!

This is like the bridge commission is saying, "It's ok to commit suicide. Just as long as you jump in the water (with the other garbage) so we don't have to scrape you off our property."

Bridge watcher

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