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Thursday, February 16th, 2012

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  1. #1 |  Sinchy | 

    #41 | Andrew S.

    Since dog waste and urine add to sanitation and infrastructure costs of a city, licensing could create revenue to offset those expenses or add enforcement for what I believe to be one of the biggest quality of life issues in NYC- dog crap on the sidewalks. Also the city maintains dog parks yet doesn’t ask dog owners to contribute to their upkeep.
    In a big city like NY dog piss in the summer heat stinks and degrades the quality of life, though I understand that there isn’t much we can do about dogs peeing in the streets, I believe that not cleaning up after ones dog mess should entail escalating fines in the thousands of dollars up to revoking the right to own a dog. As far as I can tell the city doesn’t consider this issue a serious quality of life concern though the number of dogs seems to be ever increasing. Obviously some of these concerns wouldn’t be an issue in a rural area where the main issue is dogs getting loose.

  2. #2 |  Bob Mc | 

    RE: #38 | KentM |

    Plenty of Police misconduct in that story, but the headline:
    “Mom, Deputy Dispute Claims about Inmate’s Arrest”
    so clearly shows how the press is nothing but a cheerleader for the state.

    They didn’t arrest an inmate. At the time he was beaten and arrested he was just another citizen, a human being. That headline could have just as easily read “Mom, Deputy Dispute Claims about Man’s Arrest”, or “Mom, Deputy Dispute Claims about Son’s Arrest” or even “Mom, Deputy Dispute Claims about Suspect’s Arrest”.

    By labeling him an “inmate” before even telling his story, that newspaper has made sure most of the public will not care what happens to him. Now, many readers will see him as just an inmate, a criminal, less than human trash that society is better off without.

    Shame on Kingman PD for their dehumanizing and inhumane treatment of this man, and shame on AZ news for their complicity in it.

  3. #3 |  Mike D. | 

    @Sinchy:

    “Since dog waste and urine add to sanitation and infrastructure costs of a city, licensing could create revenue to offset those expenses or add enforcement for what I believe to be one of the biggest quality of life issues in NYC- dog crap on the sidewalks. Also the city maintains dog parks yet doesn’t ask dog owners to contribute to their upkeep.”

    Radley’s a libertarian though, things like dog parks and dog shit cleanup are just magically “there”. Why have something like pet registration to get an idea of a city’s pet population when pet’s waste/public recreation upkeep is handled by unicorn farts?

  4. #4 |  Juice | 

    #49 Ben,

    Hmmm. I must be thinking of other dog shows then. Maybe AKC. Can’t find a list.

  5. #5 |  C. S. P. Schofield | 

    Stormy Dragon,

    Almost never isn’t never, and most people don’t have that kind of data at their fingertips. When I was growing up, spending summers in a non-urban area, I was taught to suspect any animal that was “Behaving strangely”, and not take chances. A farmer, with a farmer’s concern for livestock, would be even less inclined to take chances. I stand by Carter’s reaction of “Keep it the hell out of the boat”.

    I didn’t think much of Carter when he was President, and I think less of him now. I just think that in this case he got scr*wed by public opinion.

  6. #6 |  mgd | 

    Look, it’s a bleeding pet, isn’t it? I’ve got a license for me pet dog Eric, I’ve got a license for me pet cat Eric…

  7. #7 |  Matt | 

    @Nathan A

    Sounds like a good way to get Wesley Snipe’d.

  8. #8 |  KentM | 

    #52 – Bob Mc
    We’re just lucky the story was picked up at all. The local printed dailies haven’t mentioned a peep of the incident (the site I linked to is an internet news site only). Pretty pathetic that the police department tried to pass off a 7 year old mug shot, thankfully the real one came out. Everything about the story raises eyebrows.

  9. #9 |  jb | 

    they put me in incarceration … I was afraid they would shoot my dog.

    I like that the owner knew to be worried about his dog. Radley, your message is being recieved.

  10. #10 |  Russ 2000 | 

    I don’t get it – if the movie studios don’t like what people can do with DVD’s then there’s a very simple solution that doesn’t require lawmaker involvement at all: STOP MAKING DISCS. Only offer web-based rentals. Then you’ll have all the control you want.

  11. #11 |  el coronado | 

    The MPAA legal nonsense is much less of an insult to its customers than was “Drive”. Or any movie with Shia Labeef.

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  13. #13 |  Gerald A | 

    The species barrier has been broken, as a non-dog wins Westminster?

    So it doesn’t look like other dogs or because of it chinese heritage is the issue? Wasn’t looking different used to jusitfy other things in human history?