Playground equipment welded to prevent motion


City officials in Brooklyn, NY have welded merry-go-rounds and other playground equipment to make them immobile. They said it was necessary to keep kids from injuring themselves.

"I think it sucks," said dad David Friedlander, whose 2-year-old was disappointed to find the the spinning disk at Vanderbilt Playground in Prospect Park suddenly stuck in place in late November. "I think it's a sad commentary on how litigious and afraid we've become of having our children get a few boo-boos."

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