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The pit is the pits

Dear Editor:

As a citizen I am fed up with the fire pit that is on Paradise Corner. The fire pit has ceased being a quaint part of Aspen and has become a troubling nuisance.

Each day a group of middle-aged men gather around the fire and progressively become more and more foul. As the sun goes down and more liquor is consumed the conversation turns to profanity. The atmosphere is intimidating and completely inappropriate for the heart of town which has long been a family gathering point.



I am appalled that young children are subjected to language that is racially ignorant, sexually explicit, and completely obscene. The police have been called multiple times and I have personally seen the ambulance called after violence erupted. How long is the city/police going to tolerate this obscene and potentially dangerous behavior?

Bret Mitchell




Aspen


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