Drunk, stupid and irresponsible
Coworker and South Baltimore neighbor Peter Hermann had some problems with disorderly bar crawlers this past weekend.
According to Hermann, a few young adults tipped over flower pots and broke bottles on the street.
"Is it too much to ask them to be responsible?" Peter wants to know. Nope. This kind of stupid, sloppy behavior gives us all a bad name, and can lead to misdirected anger against bar owners.
But usually, it's not the bars' faults -- it's the irresponsible drinkers' fault ...
I called 311 on neighbors a couple weeks ago after they chucked a couple glass bottles off their roof deck onto the street. Thankfully, the cops came quick -- dumb shenanigans like that could kill someone.
So is there an easy fix? Nope. A swift and tough police response might make these people think twice before doing it again. But that's no guarantee. Unfortunately, binge drinking and dumb behavior are part of the culture in this country. And until that changes, there will be no long-term solution.
(Sun archive photo)