On fireworks and graffiti
April 24, 2012 · Updated 1:04 PM
The articles April 14 about public concern over fireworks danger and West Beach graffiti share this in common:
It’s been happening for years. Right now little kids everywhere are discussing firecrackers and arguing about smoke balls being lame. Thirty years from now, their kids will probably do the same thing. Instead of trying to save us from ourselves, elected officials should focus on reminding people of the dangers and advocating common sense.
Likewise, spray painting rocks has been going on for a long time. Perhaps some kind of booby trap is needed. When my dad was little, he and his buddies stopped swiping watermelons when the farmer made a sign that read: “One melon is poisoned.”