First Amendment Fair Comment and Criticism, blog post by John Hoff
The plume of smoke is just barely visible from my own home, but I found a much better photo on North Talk Facebook page. A playground at a school in the Jordan Neighborhood...I don't have the specific name of the playground or the school...is on fire.
This is what happens when groundskeepers use shredded rubber instead of gravel. Shredded rubber is superior in some ways, preventing more bruises and scrapes. The downside is you can SET IT ON FIRE. There was actually another playground blaze some months ago just north of Lowry Avenue, so residents are very much feeling like "Oh, no, not again" and "this is why we can't have nice things."
To which I say...
This is why every decent Northside resident needs to have a camera pointed out their front door recording WHATEVER.
And, of course, it should be pointed out it's possible this was an ACCIDENT, the culprit being (naturally) some careless smoker.