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Re: “Lakewood Residents Pushing Back Against Pit Bull Ban

Studies have shown that when it comes to dog bites and attacks media reports on them differently. Within a one month time frame, three dog attacks were looked at regarding their media coverage. A Labrador Retriever and a mix breed attack were each reported in one article in the local paper where the incident occurred; a fatal attack on a child by a mix breed was reported on by the media twice in the local paper; and a non-fatal pit bull attack on an owner was reported in over 230 articles, including major television networks (Denver Post). With the media hype surrounding pit bulls there leaves very little room for society to judge this breed fairly and without stereotyping..

Many media reports regarding injuries and fatalities caused by pit bulls will produce stories regarding attacks that were unprovoked and came out of nowhere. Any breeder will agree that a pit bull does not have a natural instinct to kill or harm a human; they become aggressive and may attack when the owner forsakes their own responsibilities to the dog. All dogs, especially the pit bull breed, need a 'pack structure' and without that structure, the rank issue becomes important and danger can arise from the dog. According to Leerburg Kennel, a pit bull that has unprovoked attacks is a result of irresponsible owners. A dangerous pit bull does not have a guardian/owner that has established the pack structure or a guardian has not trained their dog or they do not have control over the area or environment in which their dog has access to;, or they do not socialize their dog.

Posted by spookydog19 on 06/28/2017 at 6:13 AM

Re: “Lakewood Residents Pushing Back Against Pit Bull Ban

For the expert's posting long lists of undocumented dog bite attacks with no supporting evidence other than their Google searches and imagination: There is no uniform dog bite reporting procedure, nor is there a national agency charged with collecting such data. Dog bite data is collected and reported haphazardly. Animal control departments, hospitals, law enforcement agencies, and state health agencies may all collect different types of data, or none at all.

First, not all dog attacks are covered by the media, and it is unclear what criteria is being used by the news media to decide whether or not to report a particular attack. If all dog bites were reported, approximately 915 dog bites would be featured in the news every day. To date, no one is tracking all of these dog bites.

Second, the news media frequently misidentifies breeds and types of dogs. Breed identification is next to impossible, especially in the case of mixed breed dogs (the majority of dogs in the U.S.). It often consists of a wild guess based on appearance, not DNA testing or any truly scientific method of identification. Journalists may record a dogs breed based on statements from a victim, a neighbor, an animal control officer, a police officer, or a dog ownernone of whom may be experienced with breed identification. Journalists may also make a wild guess based on their own visual assessment of the dog. News media also tends to identify dogs as pit bulls even when they are not pit bulls. Corrections, if they are made, are usually obscure. Thus, breed-specific data from studies that rely on media sources to identify breeds must be considered non-scientific and unreliable.

Posted by spookydog19 on 06/28/2017 at 6:10 AM

Re: “Lakewood Residents Pushing Back Against Pit Bull Ban

Any legislation that targets specific breeds of dogs is ineffective, costly to the community, and a poor alternative to a generic dangerous dog ordinance which encompasses all breeds and places irresponsible dog owners accountable for the actions of their dogs.

Restricting breeds of dogs does little, if anything, to protect citizens in the community. Moreover, breed bans perpetuate the myth that certain breeds are inherently bad. It also indemnifies all of the unnamed breeds as being safe by exclusion. In doing so, breed specific legislation promotes a false send of security for the public.

The lack of enforcement of existing laws is the primary contributing factor to dog bites - not specific breeds of dogs. Every area should have strictly enforced leash laws since dogs at large are the primary source of the problem.

It has been found that breed restrictions are by far and large, unenforceable, and unfairly penalize responsible dog owners who properly train, socialize, care for and supervise their dogs.

Posted by spookydog19 on 06/28/2017 at 6:05 AM

Re: “First Look: Saucy Brew Works, Opening July 5

That is a thriving neighborhood and they should be a welcome addition.

Posted by ragarcia on 06/27/2017 at 11:15 PM

Re: “Ikea Not Building a Northeast Ohio Store in Brooklyn After All

They should definitely look into the location where the currant UHAUL is on Brookpark rd and houserman .i believe it is enough space as is the PD location .we need an IKEA in this area !!we definitely miss ours after moving from sunrise

Posted by mariaki on 06/27/2017 at 10:53 PM

Re: “Ohio BMV Has a Silly New Mascot, and it Needs an 'Appropriate Name'

Taggy McShoes...

And he looks suspiciously like a cousin of Canny and Baggy, the recycling mascots from back in the day.

Chuckles the Clown

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/27/2017 at 9:25 PM

Re: “Parents of Woman Who Fell Off Cleveland Balcony on St. Paddy's File Lawsuit

Thank you for keeping this irresponsible and disgusting establishment in the crosshairs.
As if St. Puketrick's Day wasn't enough of a Day of Debauchery already...we had this.

And thank you a second time...for spelling it right...it's "Paddy's"--not "Patty's" (as in Patricia).
Too many party-hearty wannabees in this tippling town appear to be unaware of that fact.

Chuckles the Clown.

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Posted by Chuckles the Clown on 06/27/2017 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Rob Portman Says He'd Vote No on Senate Healthcare Bill in its Current Form

Rob Portman has an opportunity here! To make his mark and leave his legacy in Congress. Stand up for what is right ... that is all your constituency is asking for .... protect the elderly, the poor, the physically challenged. Do NOT let any bill pass that includes: caps on insurance coverage, mandates that senior citizens pay up to 500% more than other, younger, healthier individuals will pay, has any pre-existing conditions exclusions in it. Make this your act of bipartisanship. I know republicans want to do away with ObamaCare but for the love of our country and our people, replace it with something better (better coverage, more affordable, and INCLUSIVE) or leave it alone. Let's not play politics with people's lives (and livelihood).

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Posted by Independent on 06/27/2017 at 6:50 PM

Re: “Akron-area Charter School Founder Allegedly Stole Millions to Fund Lavish Vacations, Plastic Surgery

Just remember this every time some one advocates for policy that promotes charter schools. While corruption can happen anywhere & does it is more prone when there is less regulation & oversight.

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Posted by jewtheiii on 06/27/2017 at 5:56 PM

Re: “Ohio BMV Has a Silly New Mascot, and it Needs an 'Appropriate Name'

Envelope Man?

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Posted by Platey McPlateface is still the best on 06/27/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “New Morning Anchor Coming to WEWS Channel 5 in June

I agree with woody, Katie is kinda flat and boring. Corrina was much more cheerful and fun. just what ya need in the morning. so what happened to her?

Posted by Chuck Bartsch on 06/27/2017 at 5:44 PM

Re: “Rob Portman Says He'd Vote No on Senate Healthcare Bill in its Current Form

Portman loves plausible deniability but when push comes to shove he's a partisan hag. He only went public after McConnell postponed.

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Posted by jewtheiii on 06/27/2017 at 5:40 PM

Re: “Akron-area Charter School Founder Allegedly Stole Millions to Fund Lavish Vacations, Plastic Surgery

Yes, but let's keep funding these charter schools and take away money from where we need it, public! Greedy m f'ers.

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Posted by Sarah Williams Parker on 06/27/2017 at 4:55 PM

Re: “Akron-area Charter School Founder Allegedly Stole Millions to Fund Lavish Vacations, Plastic Surgery

This is the same type of thing Marcus May did when he worked at White Hat, and then Varsity Group. Follow those crumbs and you will find a whole lot more. Have they not arrested him yet?

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Posted by Truth Monger on 06/27/2017 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Akron-area Charter School Founder Allegedly Stole Millions to Fund Lavish Vacations, Plastic Surgery

lol. I know the May family and they're the worst kinds of people. Shame on them for stealing money and using it to fund their lavish lifestyle. I hope Marcus gets thrown in jail where he belongs.

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Posted by nope on 06/27/2017 at 3:31 PM

Re: “The Theatre @ Play

Play Arcade + Kitchen is an amazing event space. The Theatre @ Play is an awesome addition to the east side entertainment scene.

Posted by Kim 1 on 06/27/2017 at 2:58 PM

Re: “Unexpected Winners and Losers in Cleveland Mayoral Forum

Isn't the Progressive Caucus suing the Mayor?

What lawyer would allow their client to be deposed in public by an adversarial party?

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Posted by BigRed on 06/27/2017 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Smokin’ Thyme Kitchen Brings Affordable Burgers, Sandwiches to Lakewood

That's 14201 Madison Ave., not 4201.

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Posted by Chuck on 06/27/2017 at 12:27 PM

Re: “Three Guys Steal Armfuls of Victoria's Secret Merchandise in Akron: Video

Really? That's all there is to their description?
Were they, by any chance, covered in skin? If so, could there be an approximation or generalisation as to their skin hue?

3 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by See what u mean on 06/27/2017 at 11:58 AM

Re: “Unexpected Winners and Losers in Cleveland Mayoral Forum

Entertaining article to say the least. They could have at least put some table cloths down on those tables, cmon man. Good points on the winners and losers. The reporter clearly missed the point on Kilo's MLK's quote. Which is, the color of our skin should not be the main point! The skin color obsession has got to stop! Someones ethnicity is very integral to who they are but not connected to their skin color. If you truly want to be progressive, move past the skin color seperation game. The general will be exciting, let the best man (with varying shades of skin color) win!

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Posted by MosesCleaveland on 06/27/2017 at 11:39 AM

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