Submitted By Todd on July 5th at 8:39pm
In Iowa, one woman was killed and 24 were injured when horses, pulling a cart in the July 4th parade, ran wild.
The horses got spooked after they rubbed heads and one's bridle fell off, police said. They ran about six blocks, moving up onto sidewalks and back into the road, plowing through children lined up along the street to watch the parade, Murray said.Empathy would require that horses pulling wagons be banned from holiday parades, unless, of course, parade officials agree to use only union horses. In Pennsylvania, 11 people were injured when the some fireworks shot into the crowd.
The victims injured Sunday night suffered burns, contusions and abrasions. They included four minors between 11 and 17 and an employee of Schaefer Pyrotechnics of Ronks. A call to the company was not immediately returned late Monday afternoon.Compassion would require that such displays be banned, or severely restricted, moving forward. Democrats are surely drafting legislation right now.