Duh! I wonder why the number of calls about illegal fireworks has declined. It sure isn’t because their use has declined. It could well be that people have learned that their calls are a waste of their time. When I phoned, I was told that the police had more important things to do, but that I could file a complaint if I wanted to. I was so stunned that I went brain dead or I would have responded that I wanted to file a complaint about the failure of law enforcement to do their job.
This 4th at 10:30 p.m., as I walked outside my house, a police cruiser passed just as a huge aerial explosion occurred a few feet away in Hayfield Subdivision. The cruiser continued on downtown. The explosions finally stopped at 1 a.m.
However, I don’t believe the failure of law enforcement on the 4th is unique. The Kuna Melba News reports the number of traffic stops made each week. Last week it was 40, a typical number. An officer interested in enforcing laws could make that many stops in front of my house most days.
The record seems to indicate that the average officer makes less than one traffic stop per shift. Wow!
I realize the risk that I am taking with this letter, however it seems that if we are spending most of our city budget on law enforcement, we should have some law enforcement.
—Leo E Faddis