Monday, January 24, 2011
We know this may engender some harsh comments, but here goes....
Who had the bright idea to shut down the interstate system in Miami during rush hour Monday??
Yes, we understand two officers were being buried. And lest you think we disparage their memories, read our last posts on the issue. We have called them heroes who sacrificed their lives for our community. We have encouraged everyone to donate to funds set up for their families, although their loss is incalculable.
But the shutting down of all access ramps to I95 north and south bound; shutting down McCarthur Causeway; and shutting down numerous other routes right in the middle of rush hour was absurd if not down right dangerous.
What about the parent trying to get home to pick up their child?
What about the parent trying to get home to a sick child?
What about people trying to drive to hospitals or doctors?
What about the myriad of tens of thousands of reasons people commute starting at 4 pm or so?
This is not about a ten minute inconvenience. This is about a near total shutdown of the transportation system for at least an hour. It has nothing to do with the honor of the memory of the officers.
It has to do with common sense.