Letter of the Day (July 12): Litter and respect

  • Updated: July 11, 2013 - 6:26 PM

300 dpi Reuben Munoz illustration of a crushed aluminum can; can be used with stories about litter, recycling. Los Angeles Times/MCT 2011

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I’m sure it was a beautiful July night on the banks of the Mississippi. Your group apparently drank lots of beer and hard liquor, and shot off some sizable fireworks. This is the scene I just had to clean up as I hiked along the river this morning. I suppose the drinking and the fireworks were illegal, but what takes my breath away is the selfishness in leaving a big mess for the rest of us.

MARK BRANDT, Minneapolis

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