I live in a neighborhood in northwest Bakersfield. We have a number of law enforcement officers (Bakersfield Police, Kern County Sheriff's Office) and firefighters who are residents in our neighborhood.

Aerial fireworks started going off in our neighborhood about a week ago. I sincerely hope that our law enforcement and firefighter neighbors take matters into their own hands and put a stop to this! Is there a reason why they have to wait to cite the perpetrators only on July 4?

Enforcement of the fireworks problem needs to start early, for the city and county to get a handle on this issue, which has become progressively worse over the last few years!

—Sanjay Kapoor, Bakersfield