Thickheaded and Dull-Witted
Lakewood, OH - The typical black and white debate took place in Lakewood this week regarding a proposed pit bull ban. Supporters of the legislation say there's been a sharp increase in complaints about pit bulls in the city in recent years. Opponents say the problem is not the dogs but irresponsible owners.
The opponent's stance is so obtuse; it is hardly worth reporting.
The upshot is that one of our favorite city councilman attended the debate. Lakewood City Councilman Brian Powers, who is sponsoring the ban, says, I wish it was just the owners, this is specifically a breed of dog that has been bred over the years and a very long period of time to be a fighting dog."
One pit bull owner, Melissa Braun, says if the proposed pit bull ban becomes law, she will keep her dog and leave Lakewood.
May the rest of the people in Lakewood live happily ever after.
06/01/08: Pit Bull Ban FAQ by Councilman Brian Powers