We have made it clear that we think it is urgent that something be done to get under control the mess that has become our local sand dunes on recent holiday weekends.
The first step might have happened this weekend, when a larger law enforcement contingent kept the carnage, at least the personal assault-oriented mayhem, down a bit.
That does not mean that is enough or that calm will hold. There are increasing hordes of drug- and drink-addled blockheads who are going to the dunes and raising hell and hurting others in the process. While the dunes were once largely a family area, word seems to be spreading that if you want to act the fool and ignore the laws, head to the sand dunes way out in Imperial County and let loose.
These losers ruin the dunes experience for all those who fear such people … and who wouldn't fear drug-addled punks with weapons?