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Re: front porch/yard is toast

That's insane!  That's not the law here in NY.  Here the kid  would be 
responsible for the damage civilly and if he intentionally smashed the  mailbox, he 
could be charged criminally with a property intrusion and  destruction 
offense, like criminal mischief or a similar offense.  

Long  Island, NY
Zone 6/7

In a message dated 2/27/2005  10:54:45 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 
gossiper@sbcglobal.net writes:

Here  anyways, they have the silliest laws... for instance, if you build one
of  those fancy mailbox column lets say out of brick and some jerk runs into
it  and gets hurt. Well here, you are responsible since you made it  to
withstand impact. 

I found out this non-sense when I was going to  construct something to keep
the kids from taking a baseball bat and  knocking mine down from a car
window.. spring/fall ritual here, the whole  blocks goes down the same night
:( Found out you had to make them  break-away able....URGH!


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