Part Six: Introducing the “Need for Speed” in the Illusion of Inclusion
Contributing Writer Juliette Daniels continues her in depth series on Law & Justice in Whatcom County
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Cause for celebration in some quarters - the City installed the replacement basketball hoop in Harriet Spanel Park today to replace the one taken out by a medically-impaired driver last June. I say some quarters because some park neighbors find the spung spung spung crash sound of shooting hoops a sound intrusion into their peaceful enjoyment. I live out of earshot so I was a bit surprised that the hoop replacement was not greeted with universal cries of joy hallelujah but was kindly educated by a couple of neighbors in this regard. Oh well sorry I guess but I think on balance the hoop encourages healthy activity, which is a social good. Perhaps we could agree as neighbors on a cutoff time for shooting hoops say 10 PM? Any thoughts?