The cops will be out in full force this Labor Day weekend.
Any time there is a three day holiday weekend, the Rochester Police department announces that they will beef up their road details to check for DWIs.
This is standard procedure. It shows that law enforcement is concerned about protecting us from drunks driving along our city streets after too much partying. I suppose that this reassures jay walkers who cross streets and dart out into traffic wherever it suits them, rather than crossing at the crosswalk.
It didn't prevent two dipshits from having a drag race up Lake Avenue the other night. They accidentally killed a pedestrian who was crossing the street.
It also pulls police away from their usual details, which allows certain people to shoot, stab and kill other people with less than normal supervision.
That, too, has been happening in Rochester this holiday weekend, which is only one third over at the time of this writing. More will come.
Come to think of it, those human animals shoot, stab and kill people in Rochester at any time of the year, regardless of the season.
Nothing and nobody is capable of preventing that.
One thing is certain: If you get caught by the cops after being too festive this weekend, you won't get off as easily as did ex deputy mayor Leonard Redon, finance director Charles Benincasa and city court judge Leticia Astacio.
Unless, of course, you're some big shot politician or local celebrity. Outside of a little embarrassing publicity, you'll get nothing worse than a slap on the wrist.