Pier Pressure

flaglerpier.jpgFlagler Beach City commissioners want to crack down on loiterers at the boardwalk and pier. Huh? Yeah, I know this isn’t exactly a Central Florida issue, but there are plenty of piers and boardwalks in the area and I’m hoping this is not some sort of infectious stupidity that might spread to our own civic leadership. Seriously Flagler, what is it you think people should be doing on a pier or boardwalk? Are the cops going to say, “Move along now… uh… to the end of the pier.” Would fishing off the pier be considered loitering? How about a couple enjoying the sunset? Maybe a couple old guys playing checkers down by the water need to be rustled up on the feet and set to walking.

I’m guessing the real issue is they don’t want them gosh darn teenage whipper snappers hanging around in groups, surely up to no good. I’d like to invite the Flagler city commissioners to reflect for a moment on what exactly it is they are doing here and ask themselves, have you really become THOSE guys?

2 Comments so far

  1. Bob (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 6:31 am

    They should ask Disney how things worked out when they tried to discourage teens from loitering.

  2. Terry Howard (unregistered) on July 18th, 2007 @ 7:23 am

    Yeah, seems to me that recreational facilities and theme parks sort of exist for the sole sake of loitering.

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