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patricia July 5, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Early last evening, just after dark, my neighbors on Westmont Ave and streets surrounding all beganRead More spraying the air with dangerous fireworks, some hundreds of feet in the air. In this time of drought it is crazy to conduct these illegal behaviors. Soon helicopters were circling and fire engines were sirening, and at whose expense
Don't lose control and blow off any fingers this year.
Rich Margittay July 13, 2014 at 07:39 am
Do you get drunk when you set your fireworks off? That would be a violation of the new law. IRead More know figures lie and liars figure, but statistics show that the majority of people at fireworks parties drink intoxicants. How may bike riders drink intoxicants before riding? Here's another one: "The truth hurts." You can't compare the too. It is a dangerous law which does not protect and is not enforced. The supposed "law makers" behind this money-driven blood-law knew it would hurt many Michigan residents. Here's one more: “Money talks” which is shameful in this case. IMO, 90% of the population (and animals world) would prefer to see fireworks only in the hands of professionals (with proper safety precautions), like at “Dearborn Homecoming .” I am hoping to see this law rescinded with those greedy “law-makers” who pushed for it, voted out. Have you heard of any appearance tickets issued or arrests made regarding violations over the last month? There should have been many. If your police chief elects to relax enforcement, vote the mayor and council out, too. They are responsible for him.
Lee Jacobsen July 13, 2014 at 07:40 pm
Rich, statistics show the injuries, bikers have 3 times more injuries in parks than fireworks sinceRead More obviously there are more bikers, but the fact remains that more folk get injured on bikes in the parks, whether drinking or not. More importantly, we both agree that it is insane to shoot huge bottle rockets in our crowded neighborhoods. For years, fireworks came from Ohio, now they can be purchased closer to home, rescinding the law will only enrich Ohio again as Michigan folk will buy fireworks from somewhere. The important question.. where to shoot them off? Again, it is insane shooting huge fireworks off in crowded neighborhoods by drinking folk who are unsure of what they are doing. We need guidance from the govt, state or city, to come up with a solution. Any other ideas?
Rich Margittay July 14, 2014 at 05:45 pm
You are like a broken record with the comparison of bicycles to fireworks. Fireworks, alwaysRead More dangerous, don't impose on people's quality of life for 30 days out of the year; plus, the residual idiots who are breaking the law on many more days out of the year. Just tonight, I heard a pop and saw a woman screaming at her dog, in full flight mode, dragging the leash. That's what I'm talking about. How many dog-owners are afraid to walk their dogs one week after Independence Day because the dogs are terrified of the pops? With no enforcement, this law is just a wink and a nod. The quality of life in Dearborn gets worse each year; and your wonderful law is one of the recent reasons for part of the decline.
Tom Brown July 3, 2014 at 08:58 am
Sounds like a win win win to me!
Ken Briggs July 4, 2014 at 03:45 pm
wake all drunks up , make them all go to weekly AA meetings for life . the courts should do betterRead More then they do , thank all the cops for the job they do , it is the courts that screw up .
Fourth of July Vodka Milkshakes from the Tipsy Bartender.
imcjl July 4, 2014 at 08:42 am
That's a lot of work to get a woman. drunk... Try Mike's Hard Cider..tastes better, no red or blueRead More tongue, faster and cheaper
TT July 4, 2014 at 09:10 am
Alcohol is is probably the most dangerous and damaging drug. Around 35,000 Americans are killed inRead More alcohol related auto accidents every year. About 88,000 die when you add alcohol related diseases. Countless lives and families are destroyed. Personally, my childhood memories are nothing but fear and embarrassment from having a drunk parent. So it should never be taken lightly or promoted. If you do drink, please do so extremely carefully, responsibly, and consider what your actions do to people around you.
Linda Henn July 7, 2014 at 07:39 am
While this looks fun and enticing to adults - remember it also looks attractive to teens andRead More underage youth. Promoting and glamorizing alcohol consumption at family friendly events and occasions like the 4th of July can send the wrong message to youth. We need to model the behavior we want our youth to mimic. Family friendly and alcohol free drinks are just as fun and pretty. Let's promote and model healthy choices for our teens.
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