There are three thoughts that come to mind here.
First, that WWAY should have known the parade would impact their ability to come and go. Knowing a parade was going right by your front door and parking lot could have been easily addressed.
Second, most businesses were closed for the holiday, however news organizations do work 24/7 and do dispatch reporters from this location.
Third - this was a change from prior years and the FIRST time the parade was held in this location - EVER.
It would appear to me that WWAY misjudged how this would impact them. IT is also apparent that parade organizers became complacent and assumed that the parade route businesses KNEW this was going to happen in their area - after all everyone on Castle Street had been aware for years!! Of course, this isn't Castle Street....
There's plenty of fault in this for all concerned - but the least amount of blame goes to the Wilmington PD who were just doing their jobs.
I would chalk this up to parade growing pains
Scott was wrong for disobeying a Police Officer - he is a semi public persona and should set an example.
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