Just a few days ago, the New York Police Department’s Bomb Squad disposed of over 5,000 pounds of confiscated fireworks at the NYPD firing range in the Bronx.
Coincidentally or not, Fourth of July holiday seems to be the perfect time for NYPD to display what happens when a lot of fireworks come together all at once.
“For the last several years, we have been confiscating fireworks, seizing the vehicles of those transporting them, and making arrests,” said Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. “These enforcement measures appear to be working, as seizures of fireworks are down again this year compared with this time last year. We encourage everyone to celebrate safely, and have a happy Fourth of July.”
The question is could they not saved the fireworks for a special occasion or a fireworks charity event?