I’m all for parents doing a better job at raising their kids. I have a real problem with the way kids today think that the streets are their playground as my tax dollars go to support the real deal. I even took my frustrations out in a post about one little bastard and his siblings after he decided that getting killed by my car wasn’t a possibility. That said, I’m not quite so sure that the city and its departments should be concerning themselves with how parents choose to raise their children.
Yesterday as I was scrolling through my Twitter feed I saw a message posted by Suzi109 which read:
City of Burnsville just emailed a press release reminding all of us to look both ways when crossing the street. WTF, Burnsville?
I meant to ask her to send me the press release but forgot all about it until a long-time reader sent me an e-mail that said, “As a longtime Lazy Lightening (sic) reader, I thought you’d enjoy this insightful piece from the Burnsville Police. It was sent to all neighborhood block captains. Happy reading!” This kind soul attached a PDF copy of the release which I have placed here for your reading pleasure.
For those of you that may not want to read the entire thing, just the title should get you a clear idea of what the rest of the content is like:
REMEMBER TO LOOK BOTH WAYS BEFORE CROSSING THE STREET: Burnsville Police Ask Parents to Talk with Their Kids About Traffic Safety
Perhaps this is the Burnsville PD’s way of increasing safety while the threat of budget cuts to their department sits on the horizon?
What do you think of the press release? Should Burnsville’s PD be concerning themselves with how parents raise their kids? Was there a better way that this information could have been distributed to parents? What do you think about the PD’s response to it all? Whatever it is, go ahead and let us know what you think.