Homemade fireworks blast may cost teen an eye

Full story: Long Beach Press-Telegram

Doctors worked Tuesday to save a 15-year-old Wilmington boy's eye, which was seriously damaged a day earlier when he ignited a homemade firework that blew up in his face.
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Josh

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I hope the kid is okay and learned something from this! But stupid...very very stupid kid!@curious WTF kind of a sick person are you!? A child is seriously injured(although his own stupid fault) but none the less still a hurt child and all you can say is "are his parents legal" hope someone asks you an insensitive question while your greaving for a loved one someday! Watch you'll probally say I'm not legal also, your "sofa king racist!"
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The kid is an idiot and he will paya severe price. The taxpaying citizens are also paying a high price for his medical care, all because of a culture that has no regard for laws. Homemade Fireworks are illegal, Fireworks that get shot into the air are illegal, this is an example of a 15 year old that knows right from wrong making a concious decision to break the law. Hope he gets well enough that he can go to jail soon.
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Same mentality of the idiot on Frankel St., can't pay his bills, but lites off illegal fireworks every year.
Susan

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Again, so nice to see compassion on the boards. I hope the person hurt will make a full recovery. Fireworks are dangerous and until cities ban them completely there will always be injuries. I know Lakewood is more concerned about the dollars than safety. I'll never understand why they allow the sale of fireworks here.
Anne in LB

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Fireworks are fun. Lakewood has the right idea. Long Beach says that they are banned with a wink. Should you report fireworks, nothing is done. Noone one responds, noone is cited. I've never known anyone to be injured when lighting fireworks. The kid is dumb, but I hope he's okay.

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I am glad Lakewood still has fireworks. A portion of the sales go to local organizations and it is a fun classic past time.

It is a shame that idiots ruin it for the rest of us by letting off illegals (fireworks) and making home made 'bombs'.

He will have a painful reminder of why there are laws set in place to keep everyone safe.
Keith in Cypress

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Susan wrote:
Again, so nice to see compassion on the boards. I hope the person hurt will make a full recovery. Fireworks are dangerous and until cities ban them completely there will always be injuries. I know Lakewood is more concerned about the dollars than safety. I'll never understand why they allow the sale of fireworks here.
Maybe because in Lakewood..the parents are the ones lighting them off and tell the kids to watch....they are all "safe and Sane" if used properly...it's when kids try to make things blow up ..that Danger comes into play
Chin check

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wow wrote:
Are you sure he is not a want to be Muslim?
now this little kid is going to be on welfare for the rest of his life **** up my tax dollars
let me guess another Mexican idiot
Funny how so many people make comments about illegals and Mexicans.. but I'm sure you wouldnt have the balls to say that in person... hide behind the computer...
Mark West

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Chin check wrote:
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Funny how so many people make comments about illegals and Mexicans.. but I'm sure you wouldnt have the balls to say that in person... hide behind the computer...
So what are you going to do if I make my comments to your face?
Mark West

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I think this kid was a WANT TO BE MUSLIM!

like most Muslims they don't know how to blow themselves up properly!

Like the last Muslim idiot in New York!
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sad it took him losing a eye to realize he shouldn't try to blow things up if its not meant to
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"Stupidity is not a sin, the victim can't help being stupid. But stupidity is the only universal capital crime; the sentence is death, there is no appeal, and execution is carried out automatically and without pity."
Robert A. Heinlein

The boy got lucky. Maybe he will have learned something. Let's hope he keeps the lesson once he is beseiged by those telling him it wasn't his fault and helping him sue the bad people who didn't stop him from doing a foolish thing.
Mark West

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And where was his parents or brothers and sisters
what he was doing this

or was he with his gang members

being cheered on
Sanity Now

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Fireworks are legal in Mother Mexico so why not in her Colony, El Norte? Remember, we voted to be less than other Americans.
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Chin check wrote:
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Funny how so many people make comments about illegals and Mexicans.. but I'm sure you wouldnt have the balls to say that in person... hide behind the computer...
Obviously your some little gang banging Chihuahua barking at your computer
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I dunno, this kid will be scarred for life...that will be reminder enough but at 15 he knew better.
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So what are you going to do if I make my comments to your face?
Sheepishly offer to sell you a bag of oranges? Then run?
For a better Long Beach

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idiot - please opt out of the gene pool
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At 15 teens should now what is right from wrong. He went asking for it with the gun powder hunt.
do your job

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More awful reporting by PT slouches.
His parents don't speak english. Are they legal? If not, what efforts are being made to deport them so they're not running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in emergency room fees?
How much does that hospital have to eat in unpaid medical bills from illegals?
For the love of god, Larry, do your JOB, you incompetent idiot.

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