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Old 03-04-2014, 03:42 PM
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The city is liable unless there are posted warnings. They approved the design. They gave their blessing for people to throw sharp pieces of plastic around a public walking area. The golfer will obviously feel terrible for the rest of his life, but it serves as an important reminder to cities and parks going forward concerning future park planning. Gfowler is right on. You don't put a walkway through a baseball field. And people recognize the potential dangers of foul balls. This is assumed risk. Obviously the risk of disc golf was not assumed, therefore the park, city and that innocent victim have to pay the price for poor planning.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:14 PM
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People still think we're throwing frisbees out there, not 175g razor blades.
Razor blades, huh? It's a plastic disc with a blunted edge. Keep the hyperbole to yourself.

You could take out someone's eye with any number of everyday objects if you threw them as hard as you could at their face.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:21 PM
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What's your point?
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:24 PM
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What's your point?
My point is that the comparison to razor blades was inflammatory and stupid.
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Old 03-04-2014, 07:29 PM
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Inflammatory? Stupid? Save us the hyperbole
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:20 PM
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I'd rather have a razor blade thrown at me than a driver.
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:21 PM
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Did you mean this to be sarcastic??
10-4 good buddy.
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looks technically flawless
Fixed.
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Old 03-04-2014, 09:57 PM
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Yup it's official, personal accountability is dead. The park made him throw that disc at that particular time. I'm sure the drunk driver's bartender made him drink all those drinks and it's Ford's fault he tried to drive home right.
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Old 03-04-2014, 10:06 PM
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it is the city's duty to make sure people are aware of the danger. nobody is arguing that the person was dumb to throw or isn't in some way responsible for what happened. what we are arguing is that the public was not made aware of the possibility that a person could be throwing things at them, ultimately setting the stage for the inevitable.


to borrow your analogy, it would be the difference between knowing the person in your example was out and driving on your street vs. being allowed to play in the street because it's supposedly safe.

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Old 03-04-2014, 10:21 PM
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it is the city's duty to make sure people are aware of the danger. nobody is arguing that the person was dumb to throw. what we are arguing is that the public was not made aware of the possibility that a person could be throwing things at them.


to borrow your analogy, it would be the difference between knowing the person in your example was out and driving on your street vs. being allowed to play in the street because it's supposedly safe.
I am allowed to drive on the streets and walk along them. Can I sue the city for not posting signs warning me of the possibility of a drunk driver or maybe I can sue the cops for not stopping the drunk driver. Because the drunk can't be responsible for driving drunk can he. This is all part of the "go after the deepest pocket" mentality that drives up the cost of goods and everyone's insurance rates. McDonald's gave this guy heart disease and Smith & Wesson made that guy commit a crime, etc., etc.
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