Somebody needs to tell firefighters Domenic Serrone and Gary Walt (9/13, Letters) that obstructing traffic is against the law. Last time I checked, there was no exception for firefighters begging for money for a “good cause.” I particularly take issue with their view that people who don’t appreciate being inconvenienced by their lawbreaking are the ones with the problem. Perhaps we need to start calling the police when this kind of thing happens.
There are plenty of ways to solicit donations that don’t inconvenience the public. Mr. Serrone and Mr. Walt and their fellow beggars should check into some of them and stop annoying innocent bystanders with their callous disregard for the rights of others. That’s not exactly the smartest method of convincing people to help you out.
I don’t care what your cause is. If you’re interfering with the flow of traffic, the only thing you’ll get from me is a one-finger salute as I drive by.
Kansas City, Kan.