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An hour in court over dog attack

Old 05-19-11, 07:22 PM
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Many unincorporated rural areas here in Louisiana do not have leash laws. Local culture dictates that dogs are expected to be able to roam free to protect an owner's property, so unless a neighbor's dog ventures onto your property and attacks someone or otherwise causes damage you're probably SOL.
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Originally Posted by myrridin
I read this thread yesterday, and something about it just bothered me...

I have decided that what bothers me is the assumption by many (myself included) that the man in question was too stupid to lie...

It is a sad commentary on the lack of esteem we as a society currently hold honesty, that many (if not most) of us would assume the man was stupid, rather than simply chose to be honest and pursued the case because he thought he was in the right...

People may not have been more honest in my youth, but at least there was a stigma associated with lying...
I agree. The dog owner made the point that, in his opinion, nothing all that bad happened. The hearing officer did not find that compelling.

Some posters just seem prone to applying "stupid" to any person, thing or happening they do not understand. My guess is that this is much more about being lazy or trying to cover insecurities than praise of prevarication.
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