2003-01-04 / Letters

An Absurd Situation

An Absurd Situation

Dear Editor;

What Talamo and local law enforcement officials have done in regards to ticketing surfers in the Rockaways is absurd and downright unconstitutional. It is sad that because of lawsuits and the like, that people seeking recreation have to suffer. I do not surf in this area but moved to Lido Beach solely for the purpose of being able to enjoy the beach and its natural resources. People need to assume responsibility for their own actions. I realize that I put my life at risk every time I enter the ocean, and for that, I am 100% accountable.

There MUST be a better solution than ticketing surfers looking to ride a few waves before or after work. I purposely DO NOT ride during hours

because of restrictions and the fact that I hold a 9-5 job 5 or 6 days out of the week.

Please pass this on to Talamo and anyone else who might care to listen, although it doesn't seem to be helping at all. It seems the only thing the City is interested in is protecting themselves against another suit, no matter what the cost...

BOB BALDWIN
LIDO BEACH


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