Re: Time For SILENT Majority to Demand Action
- Last night, I called 911 about a group of guys shooting off fireworks aiming directly at the houses in my alley I felt the need to respond.
The only thing that will bring a change to this yearly situation is a horrible tragedy until then I'm afraid it will remain the same.
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On Jul 5, 2010, at 11:26 AM, "RobbyCU" <RobbyCU@...> wrote:
> We'll pick up the convo next year. Yawn
> Sent from my Verizon Wireless mobile phone
> ------Original Message------
> From: Eric J. Jones <ejjones.threed@...>
> To: <email@example.com>
> Cc: <MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com>,<Brookland@yahoogroups.com>,<MPD-4D@yahoogroups.com
> Date: Mon, Jul 5, 11:18 AM -0400
> Subject: Re: [ward5] Fireworks Crimes: Time For SILENT Majority to
> Demand Action
> Well maybe we need to move because we called the police and fire
> several times and had no real response. Now as if relates to VA the
> problem with them is that you can't use them in the state but the
> of the illegal fireworks are sold legally in the state if Virginia.
> But they
> know folks will just come to DC with them so maybe they are not
> Eric J. Jones
> - ejjones.threed@...
> On Jul 5, 2010 10:33 AM, "DB" <brookland.nedc@...> wrote:
> Absolutely right Kathy, Patrick and others!
> Since political leaders in PG and Monty counties have had the
> courage to ban
> fireworks for the peace and quiet enjoyment of the vast majority of
> residents, the District has become a *worsening* haven for criminal
> perpetrators from Maryland (mostly)-- as well as some in DC -- every
> 4th of
> And I'm glad we didn't see Fayette's (HQ's/Chief Lanier's?) earlier
> post, or
> we would have been doing a slow burn long before last night's
> outrageous *
> punk-outsiders* perpetrated upon PSA 502 residents the following
> -- unlawful entry*
> *-- disturbing the peace*
> *-- cruelty to animals*
> *-- destruction of property*
> Why are thoughtless mob-behavior crimes perpetrated by *so few*
> people upon
> *so many* DC residents allowed to disturb the peace and quiet
> enjoyment of
> the 4th of July?
> What about the peaceful enjoyment of the 4th of July denied our city's
> elderly and infirm?
> Why are the bizarre, selfish "pleasures" of *so few* allowed to
> inflict *animal
> cruelty* upon residents' dogs, cats and other pets-- as well as
> other urban
> wildlife throughout the city?
> DC has one of the finest licensed, professionally-controlled fireworks
> displays in the world. No one in the District will be denied the
> ability to
> hear booms and see safe fireworks displays at a reasonable hour on
> the 4th
> of July-- assuming Council sees the wisdom and public safety in
> private use.
> Councilmembers' failure to join the overwhelming number of our metro
> suburban neighbors in stopping these fireworks-caused crimes, reflects
> poorly on the political courage of our entire city government, as
> well. DC
> should not be lagging behind our neighbors in providing common-sense
> protection for our citizens and our pets. That the entire
> Commonwealth of
> Virginia is more progressive than DC on this issue is just an
> MPD's earlier listserv advisory to 5D residents to call the DCFD--
> with its
> implication that MPD should *NOT* *POLICE* and enforce our *existing
> LAWS--*was outrageous. It reflected poorly on MPD, HQ/ Chief Lanier,
> as well as
> the Mayor. But as a law enforcement matter, the political pandering to
> fireworks nuisance-makers-- many of whom are NOT DC residents-- by
> DC city
> leaders, places an unfair burden on MPD's rank-and-file, by not
> giving MPD
> an additional criminal tool to end this increasing 4th-of-July mayhem.
> We are unabashed supporters of CM Harry Thomas for re-election as
> Ward 5
> Councilmember. But we call upon CM Thomas and the entire Council, as
> as the Mayor to *END these annual fireworks-caused crimes in DC--
> the animal cruelties perpetrated-- *on behalf of the peace and
> public safety
> of the vast majority of our city's residents.
> Don and Brian
> PSA 502
> *PS -- Kudos and thanks to Cmdr Greene and MPD's PSA 502 team for
> response in patrolling and ending the disturbances on Otis and
> around the
> Metro late last night. We suspect this will be of keen interest to
> our ANC
> on a personal level-- and hope this is another issue upon which we
> can find
> common, neighborly ground w/ ANC Carolyn Steptoe.
> PPS -- FYI, Consumer fireworks laws/prohibitions in surrounding
> *MARYLAND (STATE & COUNTY) LAWS RE. **CONSUMER FIREWORKS**:*
> *Specifically Permitted... *
> Sparklers containing no chlorates or perchlorates, ground based
> devices that are non-aerial non-explosive, and are labeled in
> with the requirements of CPSC. Paper wrapped snappers containing
> less than
> 3/100 grains of explosive composition, and snakes that contain no
> and are not regulated by DOT. Note: retailers must submit products for
> testing and approval to State Fire Marshal's Office prior to sale.
> *Specifically Prohibited...*
> *All others*
> *MARYLAND LOCAL CONSUMER FIREWORKS RETAIL SALES REQUIREMENTS*
> *Consumer fireworks are illegal to retail or use in* Town of Ocean
> (Worcester County), Baltimore City, and the following counties:
> Howard, *Montgomery, and Prince George's.* Companies/individuals
> contact local government for all other counties prior to
> wholesaling/distributing, retailing, or using consumer fireworks.
> The local
> government may require additional permits or fees.
> *VIRGINIA LAWS RE. **CONSUMER FIREWORKS**:*
> *Specifically Prohibited throughout the Commonwealth...*
> Firecrackers, skyrockets, torpedoes, and other fireworks which
> travel laterally, rise into the air, or fire projectiles into the air.
> --- In MPD-5D@yahoogroups.com, khenderson029@... wrote:*
> > I agree with Patrick; fireworks should be banned with the
> exception of
> > professional displays on our National Mall. Every year we endure
> > and are essentially held hostage by persons discharging dangerous
> > explosives, while our police are overwhelmed responding to calls
> to disarm
> > Council action is needed to stop this significant breach to our
> > Six bills were introduced and failed during the recent Council
> periods 17
> > and 18; our representative failed to take any action other than
> saying no
> > to the legislation.
> > Kathy Henderson
> *> In a message dated 7/4/2010 10:27:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > arodeojock@... writes:*
> > I have to send my dog to my parents in Maryland because of this
> > Every year this area turns into Little Beirut. The City Council, the
> > 911, and MPD are USELESS when it comes to fighting this culture.
> They tell
> > that the fireworks that we see, hear, and feel for WEEKS during
> this time
> > are illegal, yet they do nothing about it. It’s a waste of valuabl
> e MPD
> > resources to go after all the illegal activity around fireworks.
> > We all know that these ramshackle fireworks stands are selling
> more than
> > sparklers and other “legal” fireworks. We need a ZERO TOLERANCE
> > it comes to these dangerous product. Let Safeway sell sparklers
> and let’s
> > ban the firework shacks. It would decrease the number of 911 calls
> > the MPD the time and resources to focus on real crime.
> > Patrick Nelson
> > 1900 Block of H Street NE
> > From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups. MPD-5D@yahoogroups. MPD-5D@yahoogr MPD-
> On Behalf
> > Of khenderson029@khender
> > Sent: Sunday, July 04, 2010 7:32 PM
> > To: MPD-5D@yahoogroups. MP
> > Subject: Re: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety*
> > Get ready for exploding trash cans, destroyed bus stop signage,
> > aimed at your person and or property, endless noise, frightened
> > senior citizens with breathing difficulties due to acrid fumes from
> > discharge and endless mounds of fireworks debris on our streets. Our
> > will spend the next twenty-four hours responding repeatedly to
> calls for
> > relief from seemingly battle-worn residents who are tired of
> > Expect your Council representative to do nothing to offer any
> Ward 5
> > resident any relief.
> > Kathy Henderson
> *> In a message dated 7/4/2010 4:38:17 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> > svhill3@... a message *
> > I will definitely do that. I also think it would have been nice to
> > some flyers or information put out telling folks not to light or
> > people property while trying to celebrate the holiday.
> *> Sabrina On Jul 3, 2010, Greene, Lamar (MPD) lamar.greene@lamar.
> wrote: *
> > Call 911 if you feel that someone has intentionally thrown a fire
> work on
> > your person. Officers will respond and take the appropriate action.
> > Commander Lamar D. Greene
> > ____________________________________
> *> From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups.: MPD-5D@yahMPD-5D@...
> > To: MPD-5D@...: MPD-5D@...
> > Sent: Sat Jul 03 13:01:28 2010
> > Subject: Re: RE: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety
> > *
> > What is also being done/going to be done with children under 16
> > allowed to throw fireworks towards people and other citizen's
> > Sabrina Hill
> *> On Jul 3, 2010, Philip Blair & Mary Pat Rowan blair-rowan@blair-
> > wrote: *
> > Fayette:
> > Thanks for this. It is useful. Forgive me for adding two
> suggestions of
> > additions that would make it more useful…
> > What advice do you have for residents who find streets and sidewalks
> > littered the next day with the trash left behind by the fireworks
> > which might include (and in my experience has included) unexploded
> > unlit fireworks that present a serious hazard for the children who
> > them?
> > What is the definition or description of what makes a firework
> > Yours,
> > Commissioner Philip Blair
> > AND 5A10
> > -----Original Message-----
> *> From: MPD-5D@yahoogroups. MPD-5 MPD- MPD-On Behalf Of Fayette
> > Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 10:42 PM
> > To: MPD-5D@...:
> > Subject: [MPD-5D] Fireworks Safety *
> > 5D Community,
> > Reporting Illegal Fireworks
> > To report the use or sale of illegal fireworks, contact the DC
> > Department's Fire Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614
> > If you are aware of fireworks being set off in your neighborhood,
> > 9-1-1 to have police and fire personnel investigate the situation.
> > Specially-trained teams will respond to ensure that any fireworks
> set off are
> > legal and safe. These teams are also inspecting fireworks stands
> > the District of Columbia for compliance with the law.
> > The Fire/EMS Department seizes illegal fireworks products that are
> > discovered in the District and destroys them after 30 days.
> Whether you're
> > celebrating Independence Day or the New Year, a backyard barbecue
> or other
> > occasion, it is important to understand the laws regulating
> fireworks use
> > in the District of Columbia.
> > Fireworks Safety Tips
> > · Always read and follow label directions.
> > · Always have an adult present.
> > · Never ignite fireworks indoors.
> > · Only ignite fireworks outdoors.
> > · Always have water or sand nearby to extinguish fireworks after
> > use.
> > · Never experiment or attempt to make fireworks.
> > · Light fireworks one at a time.
> > · Never re-light malfunctioning or dud fireworks.
> > · Store fireworks out of the reach of children.
> > · Store fireworks in a cool, dry place.
> > · Never throw fireworks at another person.
> > · Never carry fireworks in your pocket.
> > · Stand at least15 feet from burning cones and fountains.
> > · Do not light fireworks near combustibles such as gasoline,
> > newspapers, etc.
> > · Do not ignite fireworks that have been wet and then dried.
> > · Do not light fireworks at any place other than the fuse.
> > · _Do not use illegal fireworks. _
> > (http://fems.dc.gov/fems/cwp/view,a,3,q,636583.asp)
> > · Only use fireworks products that have a label clearly listing
> > the manufacturer'Only use fireworks pr
> > For additional information about safe use of fireworks, or any other
> > fireworks related information, contact the DC Fire/EMS Department
> > Prevention Division at (202) 727-1600 or (202) 727-1614.
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