In response to Councilman Sheldon Neeley’s proposal to create a pit bull registry in the city of Flint, Michigan, one Flint resident has an earful of wisdom to extend to the Flint City Council. Flint resident Patrick Robinson wrote in a letter to the editor:
You want to tie up our police officers on these calls, and we have too much crime in our city now to enforce this rule . . . It won’t be the attack pits who are raised to fight, but the innocent ones, who will be punished along with their owners . . . Our city doesn’t have the time or the manpower for this. Let’s make our city first.
It’s amazing how often a city’s councilmen will look on their own constituents with disdain, and yet look at how savvy and insightful they can be. If Patrick Robinson gets it, why doesn’t Sheldon Neeley?