2002-08-10 / Letters

101 Precinct, Take Note

101 Precinct, Take Note

When I read the article I was very pleased that law enforcement is doing something to save lives, Unfortunately that's only happening in the jurisdiction of the 100 Precinct.

I live on 17th street right where the girls drowned and I'm disappointed to say that the 101 is not doing a thing to make sure people do the same down at this end. The most they do is ride the beach telling people to get out, but once they move on to the next section people blatantly go right back in the water.

Everyday, I sit on my porch and say to myself, "will they never learn." In the early morning before the lifeguards begin, it's the elderly; in the evening after the lifeguards go, it's ignorant parents and teenagers.

The officers at the 101 Precinct need to take a lessons from the 100 Precinct and begin to give summonses to these people who are blatantly breaking the law and who believe they are invincible in order to save lives before we are once again searching the waters for bodies.

I've lived in Rockaway all my life and I'm a beach bum, but it's not hard to follow the rules. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. is more then enough beach time. Rockaway beaches did not deserve the bad rap it received with the drowning last year, it upsets me that it's people like these that keep our beaches on the most dangerous list with their ignorance in regard to safety when it's very simple no life guards, no swimming.


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