Councilwoman Drops "Stupid Hiker" Law

A Phoenix lawmaker decided not to pursue a measure charging some hikers for emergency rescue.
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Phoenix Councilwoman Thelda Williams has officially backed off her idea to charge "stupid hikers"--people who need emergency help because of their own negligence--for the cost of their rescues. She asked staff to investigate the idea, but dropped it after she said they convinced her that enough hikers need "legitimate" rescue.