Letter to the Editor: Illegal fireworks

Dear Editor:

Once again the Fourth of July was an absolute nightmare.

Illegal fireworks started well before dark and continued until past 12:30 a.m. July 5. First and foremost is the absolute disregard for surrounding neighbors, their pets and not to mention our returning military, many of whom are suffering from PTSD from their experiences while serving around the world to keep the rest of us safe in our own country. These folks should be first and foremost in our minds and should be given the utmost consideration.

You are breaking the law and causing untold harm to those we owe a world of debt we can never repay.

Then there is the police force which we have nothing but respect for and who we call when we are in trouble or scared and worried when we feel threatened. I cannot imagine why it is so hard to catch these irresponsible folks that spend untold amounts of money they probably cannot really afford on the illegal fireworks and set them off with no regard for anyone but themselves to make a statement of "Look at me... I can break the law and no one can touch me, and what's more, I do not care about anyone else but me!" They are not hidden, they are out there for all the world to see and hear.

Then the next day there is debris everywhere to clean up. Of course, that is just a by-product of the right to break the law that no one should be concerned about either.

We didn't call the police this year knowing it was no use because nothing would be done. This makes me sad .

We have a great police department. But this issue seems to be the one thing they are powerless to stop.

Janice Onken