Jul 15

Case against Michigan community farm owner dropped, new charges emerge (The Washington Independent, July 15, 2011):

But Oak Park was not content to let sleeping dogs lie. They instead reinstated charges against Bass for failing to license her two dogs, reports the Detroit News. Failing to have a dog licensed is a misdemeanor with a penalty of up to 93-days in jail. However, most municipalities, Bass’ attorney Solomon Radner says, drop the charges when a suspect provides proof the dogs are licensed.

Charges dropped against Oak Park woman over veggie garden (The Detroit News, July 14, 2011):

Oak Park— Charges against the woman who planted a vegetable garden in her front yard have been dropped, her attorney said Thursday.

But other charges against Julie Bass have been resurrected for not having licenses for her two dogs — even though she took care of that issue, lawyer Solomon Radner said.

“This is really nothing other than a personal vendetta against the Basses either because somebody doesn’t like them, or because they had the nerve to fight this unjust prosecution,” said Radner, who plans to file a motion to dismiss.

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