Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Crescent City Jetty

The Daily Triplicate takes a look at the mindset of at least one person who can't stay off the Crescent City jetty- that jetty being the scene of a fatal accident just days ago. Interesting, in that the gal supposedly worked in professional water rescue for most of her life. I guess there's no accounting for what goes on in some people's heads.

So now the powers- that- be are again looking at ways to keep people off the jetty during rough seas. Some are talking about a fence. Some are talking about citing people for trespassing. I've never been to the Crescent City jetty but, from the looks of the story's accompanying photo, they could probably do both.

Their jetty seems a little more defensible than ours. Seems to me you could erect fence posts around the entrance to the jetty and put a chain link fence up just when the sea is rough, leaving it down when the waters are calm. Might be expensive and too much hassle, though.

The idea of issuing tickets to people who choose to venture out there during rough weather is certainly worth considering. Libertarianism be damned. I say go ahead and do it, the problem being how far will the authorities go with this and who decides when the water is too rough?

But I'd think that a fence and warnings posted would be enough, with citations and fines for those that feel it's ok to climb over the fence and ignore the warnings.


At 10:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let Darwin's Law rule the waves.

At 5:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's have the government ticket people who carry matches and lighters. Do you know how many people get burned with those things? Arsonists set whole forests ablaze! Not only that, but every manner of dope smoker uses matches and/or lighters. Then, when we finish banning matches and lighters, we can take the bullets away from those nasty gang members!

Everybody in America will applaud this new law against carrying matches and lighters. After all, it's for their own good!


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