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05-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Playa Hejda
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Originally Posted by joestevens29 View Post
Not really how it works. A guy spits today and you throw him in jail, doesn't stop another idiot from doing it again the next day. A few negative incidents deter in a lot of day to day activities. Just look at the safety trades or construction guys have now. Couple guys became had their vision impaired so now safety glasses are mandatory. You don't just say "it's only a couple incidents, so let's just move on" you react.
I'd argue we can scale the response to the problem. Workers being killed or maimed on the job doesn't really equate to workers being insulted (or spat upon - which I sort of doubt) by drunks. There's also the issue where the Oilers are in the entertainment business and rely on public consumption and interest. Shielding an iron worker's eye from a rogue piece of rebar is very different than shielding a celebrity from an extra little bit of attention while they are on duty.

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