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Posted: Saturday, July 2, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 10:12 am, Sat Jul 2, 2011.

Volunteers at fireworks stands restocked on Friday in preparation for a busy weekend, during which they expect to make more than half of their sales.

At the same time, Lodi’s police and fire departments are gearing up to crack down on illegal fireworks. The departments will be doing additional enforcement for the first time in years, thanks to money raised during the sale of state-approved fireworks.

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3 comments:

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 9:46 am on Thu, Jul 7, 2011.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    Okay I missed that Bob, but it still doesn't explain where the man power is coming from, especially after the police say they don't have enough staff for anything other than the most important calls. It's like this, they say they don't have enough staff, yet they have the staff to put together a task force for busting illegally firework sales. That says to me they do have the staff for what ever they decide they need it for, but in the news they talk about the crime rate going up and how the public is in danger because we don't have enough police officers blah, blah, blah... it's all about taking care of their own and making sure they get their overtime and the benifits....I would feel differently if they would be honest about it...

     
  • Bob Smith posted at 2:20 pm on Tue, Jul 5, 2011.

    Bob Smith Posts: 128

    Robert, try reading the very next sentence.

    "The departments will be doing additional enforcement for the first time in years, thanks to money raised during the sale of state-approved fireworks."

     
  • Robert Jacobs posted at 1:31 pm on Tue, Jul 5, 2011.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    This is an except from this story: "Lodi’s police and fire departments are gearing up to crack down on illegal fireworks."

    I thought there wasn't enough police to go around? I have been reading and hearing how desperate the police are with all these layoffs that they will not be able to police the city and some crime will go up.

    Well where did the money and man power come from for this major crack down on fireworks? LOL

    This is exactly what I meant when I said this out of control crime that is coming because of the lack of police presence is nothing more than scare tactics mostly by the police as to keep their jobs and the media for adding to the fire! It was BS when it was first reported and it's BS now! Otherwise they (Police) wouldn't have the money, time, ( nor would they ignore more serious crime I would hope) and man power for this fireworks crack down when there must be far more serious crime in the city!

    I don't ever want to hear or read anything about how short staffed the police department is and how we as citizens of Lodi are looking at increased crime in the city... Especially after reading this story about a crack down on fireworks...

     
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