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Old 03-25-2010, 07:30 AM
 
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I do not believe any message was being sent here. It was just a playground for children.

Just because their playground has a pretend "jail" does not mean that is where they will end up.

Didn't we all play cops and robbers?
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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Coming up next......Parker Bros forced to change Monopoly
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:33 AM
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McDonalds had a jail on their playground when I was a kid, too. Two in fact. A jail in Grimmace's belly, and a jail in Officer Big Mac's mouth.



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Old 03-25-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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McDonalds had a jail on their playground when I was a kid, too. Two in fact. A jail in Grimmace's belly, and a jail in Officer Big Mac's mouth.


And you are not posting from a real Jail I take it!
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:37 AM
 
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Yeah we all played cops and robbers and my kids play pretend "jail" with their friends on the playground right now too, but whoever chose to manufacture the "jail" panel for the playground must really be a foot-in-the-mouth kind of person at social functions.
Lever the kids to "pretend" jail, not a make a blatant one with the actual word and locks on it. That's just tacky creepy and weird.
Plus the racial issues in the history of Bed-Stuy could also possibly a part of it. And I do find it interesting that there aren't any other jail playgrounds in the area either.
I doubt there are many across the country.
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:45 AM
 
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PC has gone too far
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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How many playgrounds have you seen out there in, say, Mineola that have a "jail" panel like that?

Ever seen one other than in the picture on the link?
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:02 AM
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And you are not posting from a real Jail I take it!
Not technically, no.
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Old 03-25-2010, 08:04 AM
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Ever seen one other than in the picture on the link?
Keep an eye on these kids. I see trouble in their future.

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Old 03-25-2010, 08:05 AM
 
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How many playgrounds have you seen out there in, say, Mineola that have a "jail" panel like that?

Ever seen one other than in the picture on the link?
So you are saying the city parks worker who put that up had an agenda?
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