Friday, January 13, 2006

Loser Lifestyle "Anarchists" Outraged...

Dumpster diving out
Sheri Baker-Rickman, Staff Writer
Johnson County Sun

By dumping one word from an ordinance, the Leawood City Council made taking discarded items from city curbs illegal Jan. 3.

Council members said the change is designed to help prevent identity theft.

"When we wrote the ordinance a few years ago, we blew it," Councilman Louis Rasmussen said. "But we only had to take out the word 'recyclable.'

"All (thieves) need to do is steal your Social Security number and off they go, getting all sorts of credit. It's ridiculous," he said.

Originally, the ordinance read, "It shall be unlawful for any person not licensed by the city and not under contract with the owner or occupant, to remove from private property or public right-of-way any recyclable item ..."


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