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FIREWORKS: Confronting offenders paid off

Letter by Dana W. Burt, Tacoma on July 5, 2013 at 11:33 am with No Comments »
July 5, 2013 1:20 pm

I confronted the neighbors who were setting off fireworks on July 4.

“So I see that you are scofflaws,” I said.

The general reply was, “What do you mean?”

I then said, “What you are doing is illegal, it is freaking out my dog and now that I know where you are I am going to call the cops. Thank you very much.” The offenders did not set off anything loud after that.

I did call the cops (not 911), and the reply was that the info would be sent to available units.

I think that in the absence of adequate patrols (not the cops’ fault) we, as the reasonable citizens, must simply call on our neighbors who are abusing their right to be a nuisance and let them know what damage they are doing to the peace and civility of the neighborhood and advise them that the police will be notified with correct addresses.

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