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Opinion: Is it too much to ask police to
enforce L.A.'s fireworks ban? Readers fume

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Posted By: NorthernDog, 7/11/2020 12:50:36 PM

Los Angeles' perennial sonic nuisance reliably strengthens around early July, and this week our readers gave us an earful about it. Of course, I'm talking about fireworks, and even though they're illegal and considered gravely dangerous in much of tinder-dry Los Angeles County, that did not stop this year in particular from having one of the most prolonged and intense periods of intermittent neighborhood bombardment in recent memory. It goes without saying that anger over living with the explosions prompted most of the letters we received, but this year there was another common complaint among our letter writers: the lack

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The police got bigger fish to fry - such as trying to avoid being gunned down by 'peaceful protesters'.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: mc squared 7/11/2020 12:56:43 PM (No. 474792)
Leave it to the LA Times to find something to batch about. Do people call the Po-po when their neighborhood is being burned? But next year may be different: the police will be replaced by social workers.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano 7/11/2020 12:58:56 PM (No. 474796)
It was a state-wide "Up Yours" to Gavin Newsom...and the limp-(wrist) Pajama Boys at the Los Angeles Times.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Readaholic 7/11/2020 1:00:00 PM (No. 474797)
The "Blue Flu" was going around that weekend, probably caused by the shabby treatment. https://www.foxnews.com/us/lapd-july-police-officers-sick-protest
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Reply 4 - Posted by: SALady 7/11/2020 1:02:33 PM (No. 474801)
Yeah, I think this is a perfect test of how using "social workers" to police non-violent crimes will work out. Send a bunch of social workers in to the neighborhoods to reason with the firework offenders. And then see how long it will be until those social workers are cowering in their cars surrounded by gangs of thugs shooting off fireworks on the hoods and roofs of their cars (and probably firing bullets into their tires). If we are starting a betting pool, I'm guessing 3 minutes from the time the first social worker approaches a group of young thugs shooting off fireworks, until that first "rescue me" call goes out to 911!!!!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: MMC 7/11/2020 1:11:35 PM (No. 474811)
I watched the video of LA fireworks.. beautiful display ALL over the city!!!
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Starboard_side 7/11/2020 1:13:43 PM (No. 474815)
I'm sure there are a few social workers who be dispatched to ensure they reason with the people shooting off fireworks. That's what the Democrats are demanding after all, right?
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Reply 7 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 7/11/2020 1:17:06 PM (No. 474817)
The Karens around me had a hissy fit on the neighborhood bulletin board about the fireworks on the 4th, but they were outvoted by most of the residents. Liberals have ruined Halloween with their false reports of razor blades in caramel apples, and poisoned candy, and now they're going after the 4th, using veterans' PTSD and panicked dogs.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Vesicant 7/11/2020 1:18:04 PM (No. 474820)
A lot of that is gunfire into the air from the "latin" neighborhoods.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: DVC 7/11/2020 1:21:40 PM (No. 474823)
How about the 'murder ban'? Is that being enforced? What about the 'arson ban' and 'looting ban'?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: AlpineLace 7/11/2020 1:28:36 PM (No. 474833)
And of course there was the letter blaming Trump's rally at Mount Rushmore. Damn the American public is ignorant, no that is not the word, stupid is the word.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: gramma b 7/11/2020 1:30:38 PM (No. 474834)
Have they complained about the homeless that are making LA into a sewer?
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Reply 12 - Posted by: rushie 7/11/2020 1:36:06 PM (No. 474839)
I think it was a nationwide in your face authorities!! One pundit I read called it the “Fireworks Rebellion” Loved it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rather Read 7/11/2020 1:37:47 PM (No. 474842)
I watched some drone footage of the fireworks and they were impressive and beautiful. That was LA sticking it to the Man. Now if they would just get some sense and vote in some decent politicians.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 7/11/2020 1:48:44 PM (No. 474849)
The Times’s usual readers are the whiny liberals who support Newsom and Pelosi and all the other Dem nasties.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Bur Oak 7/11/2020 1:59:26 PM (No. 474866)
I guess I missed the news reports about much of LA burning due to fireworks.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: red1066 7/11/2020 2:06:19 PM (No. 474871)
I wonder how many of those who b-tched want the police defunded? I also wonder what these lefties were REALLY complaining about. Maybe it was because someone was celebrating the founding of this RACIST country.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: snowoutlaw 7/11/2020 2:17:08 PM (No. 474890)
I doubt there were many real letters. It is the LAT so it has to be a lie. No, i suspect what the LATs is really upset about is the middle finger pointed to the state Democrats including the Mayor and Gov ruining the State. I also note that it was a peaceful protest, unlike NYC and Chicago where people are getting shot up by the dozens all this was people celebrating the 4th and all that it means. I would also point out that since it is LA I suspect many of the people celebrating were of Mexican ancestry not that it really matters where one is from.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: ROLFNader 7/11/2020 3:01:43 PM (No. 474922)
I'll bet this is the same profile of those who ignore all the recs for slowing the spread of the WaHuFlu. You know, the Amish kids...
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Strike3 7/11/2020 4:36:37 PM (No. 474976)
These people live in the land of Lawless Angeles and their biggest complaint is about fireworks? Talk about clueless.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: udanja99 7/11/2020 5:35:29 PM (No. 475005)
Yes, LA Slimes, given the treatment you and your radical riotous pals have been giving the police, it IS too much to ask.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: TJ54 7/11/2020 5:50:11 PM (No. 475012)
Hard to believe this rag is still being published
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Reply 22 - Posted by: TCloud 7/11/2020 6:14:24 PM (No. 475027)
They collectively told em to bend over because we got your illegal fireworks ban!
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Omen55 7/11/2020 7:25:27 PM (No. 475120)
Hey Paul. The cops go & the sounds you'll be hearing won't be fireworks.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: ussjimmycarter 7/11/2020 10:16:34 PM (No. 475224)
Just peaceful protestors with totally innocent fireworks... So some brush gets burned along with a few hundred homes. We had 1,500 buildings destroyed in Peaceful Minneapolis Protests! It was glorious!
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