January 12, 2007

Death: It's the government's fault

Better signage and management of hundreds of miles of backcountry roads could have prevent the Kim family tragedy, says James Kim's father.

I don't mean to be harsh, but as the article says, "Many involved in search and rescue feel that the people who get lost also bear responsibility."

Anyway, there will be a task force.

At the request of Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., the U.S. Bureau of Land Management is looking at why a gate blocking the fork down which the Kims got lost wasn't closed and locked, as it was supposed to be, and is reviewing its policies on access to roads on the public lands it manages.

You know what the bureaucratic response will be: Lock the gates! Cover your ass!

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