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Korashk
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10/5/2010 3:26:15 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
OBION COUNTY, Tenn. - Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight.

A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.

The homeowner, Gene Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late. They wouldn't do anything to stop his house from burning.

Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.

The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.

This fire went on for hours because garden hoses just wouldn't put it out. It wasn't until that fire spread to a neighbor's property, that anyone would respond.

Turns out, the neighbor had paid the fee.
http://www.wpsdlocal6.com...

The rest of the article is in the link. I figured that Ragnar would enjoy it, and it will instigate a discussion about the merits of a user-fee system.
When large numbers of otherwise-law abiding people break specific laws en masse, it's usually a fault that lies with the law. - Unknown
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10/5/2010 8:28:24 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
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When large numbers of otherwise-law abiding people break specific laws en masse, it's usually a fault that lies with the law. - Unknown