This excerpt from SurFire2008.org brings up some great points!!
I was intimately involved in the activities in and around the fire, and in particular, partington ridge. firefighters from various states were there, and fought hard to protect properties, and the future of the community. Throughout big sur they have dedicated their energies to save various structures and land.
I saw how some of these crews worked so hard, I see their dedication to properties belonging to people they have never met before.
We cannot malign those who see an obvious danger, and perhaps no escape route. who can blame them? I would not go where my life is at risk.
All that said, the Monterey county sheriff's department has shown some incredibly rude behavior to our residents. With very little understanding about our small community of big sur, some deputies have swung in, threatening and verbally sparring, with no sympathy or awareness to who lives here.
we are not a bunch of hippies living in a wild wilderness area. we expect some respect and human response. Doesn't everyone?
In a situation like this, we all need a cup of human kindness - give the people some space, and a little more consideration. we ALL need to work together on this...
adopt a sheriff today = be kind to that one person, and let's see what change we can make happen.
Rock on big sur
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