Eliminate alcohol at large Pittsburgh events, and litter nonsense will cease


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This continual problem with littering and violence during events can be lessened if not eliminated immediately simply by Pittsburgh raising its standards. Why allow parking lots to be used for anything other than parking?

Pittsburgh tolerates such behavior and foolishly encourages it by providing portable potties and trash cans. Parking lot tailgate parties in the long run do not benefit the city in any way shape or form. By eliminating alcohol on the property of these events and handing out citations to those who loiter, this will stop.

People may not be happy about it, but ask yourself, what is the purpose of the event? Is it to drink and get into fights, destroy public property, shame yourself and stain any reputation that Pittsburgh is trying to improve upon, or to enjoy a program of entertainment hosted by the city?

Why do people equate fun with acting in such a way? How much can anyone recall if they are under the influence?

Don’t forget, the whole world wide web can now see the photos of the aftermath of such events, and so can future artists and sports teams who may pass by places like Pittsburgh if they have to put up with such childish crowds.

Isn’t it about time for people to grow up?

TAMMY OWENS

Butler


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