Re: Auburn Trees Poisoned, Perpetrator apprehended
Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
He "deliberately" committed a crime of which he'll be punished. That's the extent of it.
It was a stupid thing to do by a an idiot that takes things too seriously. Let's not make it out to be bigger than it was.
Throwing around terms like environmental terrorism is hyperbole and really exaggerates the severity of the crime.
He killed a tree. The risk of someone getting sick over what he did is extremely minimal and that has, in fact, been said.
From the report:
Dow basically recommends application with your eyes protected, mouth ventilated and body covered. They also caution to avoid contact with eyes and skin.
You know what also happened a couple of weeks after the Iron bowl when "Al" was dumping several gallons of concentrated herbicide on Toomer's corner? Something called graduation. Do you know what that means? People were lined up in the Samford courtyard getting their pictures taken. Children were hugging the oaks. You know what they weren't wearing? The type of protective clothing Dow recommends someone should wear when applying the diluted herbicide. How is someone supposed to avoid contact with their eyes and skin if they don't know they're standing in an area dowsed with the concentrated stuff?
"Al" poisoned a city block and intentionally tried to incite the community by calling a radio station and making several calls to the university. Environmental terrorism is much more accurate than calling this a simple act of vandalism. Dismissing this as a simple act of vandalism is a gross understatement.
Is there anyone who would pour a gallon of that stuff in their backyard and then let their child play in the area? Heck who would even let their pet in the area? Clearly this rises above simple vandalism.
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