Opinion Street Beat

STREET BEAT: ‘Should there be harsher penalties for using illegal fireworks?’

Compiled by Debra Varnado in various South Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Cecilia Renee Withers Central Avenue “Yes. I don’t do fireworks. … There are a lot of dry areas around here and I don’t want to see anybody’s house burning up.”
Cecilia Renee Withers
Central Avenue
“Yes. I don’t do fireworks. … There are a lot of dry areas around here and I don’t want to see anybody’s house burning up.”
Carol Merriweather  Jefferson Park  “Absolutely. I just think they are dangerous. My daughter got burned on her neck from fireworks that were set off this weekend. She was just watching.”
Carol Merriweather
Jefferson Park
“Absolutely. I just think they are dangerous. My daughter got burned on her neck from fireworks that were set off this weekend. She was just watching.”
Rolando Medina Jefferson Park “Yes. … The penalties should not be too harsh, but there should most definitely be some restrictions on them.”
Rolando Medina
Jefferson Park
“Yes. … The penalties should not be too harsh, but there should most definitely be some restrictions on them.”