-Submitted by David Drumm (Nal), Guest Blogger
We have previously discussed the plight of Julie Bass, the woman who was charged with a misdemeanor for growing cucumbers, tomatoes and other vegetables in raised beds in her front yard in Oak Park, Michigan.
The good news is: the city has dropped charges for the vegetable garden. The bad news: the city is going after her dogs. New charges have been resurrected for not having licenses for her two dogs.
Bass’ lawyer, Solomon Radner, reported that Bass got licenses for her dogs after she was charged in June, and showed the paperwork to officials. These kind of cases are usually closed after the paperwork has been shown to be completed. Failure to have a dog license is a misdemeanor charge carrying a 93-day jail sentence.
It’s refreshing to learn that Oak Park city attorneys have nothing better to do than play revenge games with citizens.
H/T: The Detroit News.