Fire-Worked Up Against Fuzz
I always enjoy the 4th of July in Rockaway. Mainly, I enjoy the sense of community as families travel down with blankets to the beach to catch some local fireworks. I saw this year that there was an unusually high police presence on the beach. OK, safety first, right? This is why I presume you are so actively pursuing those in illegal possession of potentially dangerous fireworks.
Yet in your attempt at maintaining safety, I witnessed a complete threat to it in your attempts. Speeding police cars, dimly lit so as to approach with stealth, nearly taking out small children as you recklessly weaved your way around the dark beach. Unreal …I literally saw a parent swoop up a child to remove her from your path, just in time I might add. It could’ve been a really bad scene.
Isn’t the idea to keep people safe …or were you just so eager to make a bust, that you carelessly ignored all common sense with a single goal in mind? I was really dismayed.
A few minor blasts of color and smoke would’ve been a lot safer than a speeding, dark car on a dark beach, populated with lots of families, including young children.
Consequences of your actions could’ve wreaked a lot more havoc. This is just an observation and a plea to come up with some other way of deterring the fireworks in the future.
If you’re going to endanger beachgoers, then close the beaches. That would sadden me, but not as much as a child run down by a cop overly eager to issue a ticket.