posted on Feb, 5 2008 @ 12:05 PM
Add my name to the list of remembering this story from last year. This is old news.
First though let me say that this story is brought back from the dead by the source. For what reason I am not sure, possibly their own anti law
enforcement agenda or just to attract readers with more shock news. The source really needs to step out of its hole sometime and find something new to
Why would she be arrested for her lawn not being kept up when it is winter? Last I recall Utah was in the winter months much like the rest of us. And
according to the link her yard is not going to be growing much at all anyway and I doubt it will stay a nice green either. My lawn right now is brown
and there is nothing I can do about it the cold tends to do that to my grass.
While I do think it a bit stupid to have a law regarding ones lawn care being a home owner I can somewhat understand the idea of my home losing value
due to another home.
A simple fine would have been in order.
I am also aware of an obvious anti law enforcement ideology common today. While I will say there are plenty of bad cops this story seems like an
accident she feel causing her own injury. Could it have been avoided by not handcuffing her? Sure but that is not protocol and officers have been hurt
by not following protocol on someone they felt was harmless.
I would have had a hard time doing what the officer did. But someone must have reported her for the offence because the police are not going to drive
around looking for people’s yards to not be kept up. She must live in a neighborhood where her neighbor is more interested in getting their way than
helping the woman out. I know of someone who was ticketed for having their grass to tall and someone reported them for it otherwise the police would
not have bothered. Again yes there are bad cops but not all are.
This woman should look into getting their city ordinances changed seeing as they are set by the people living there and their city council. Maybe she
should try for a spot on the council.