Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Why don't they just get some sheep?

I've never been to Canton, Ohio, but I'm sure it's almost heaven. They clearly have eradicated all forms of violent crime, because they have turned their focus to shaggy, unkempt lawns.

That's right, citizen. Letting your grass grow beyond eight inches is a fourth degree misdemeanor. The second offense can bring a $250 fine and 30 days in jail.

Just, wow.

The city says it is spending over $200,000 each year to deal with the derelict lawns. I'm no genius, but it seems to me that this "problem" could be turned into a money maker if the city invested in a small flock of self-propelled, automatic fertizing mowers aka sheep. Their wool could be auctioned off each year to manic knitters like me.

I know, my utopion vision is a little crazy, but I don't think it's as insane as this incarceration nation that we've become.


Anonymous said...

...one would think they could concern themselves with other things. Hmmmm?

(I'm one county removed from there)



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NorthCountryLiberal said...

This is depressing, but...

One month in jail is 1/4 of the sentence you get in St Lawrence County for killing a baby.


Jenny said...

On one hand I can see getting shaggy lawns under control. An overgrown lawn is a fire hazard. And in the area of the country where I live, that's a common and bad thing. Someone burning trash in their yard and it could easily get out of control with an unkept lawn. I listen to the local towns police/fire scanner 24/7 and there are several fire calls in town for just that thing.

However, the punishment should fit the crime.