The horse guy also said that he'd been told that the cops have an "affinity" for the dog owners whom they perceive as "blue-collar guys" like themselves. We'd beg to differ with this perception of dog owners, but assuming it's true, remember then-Senator and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's remark about "hard-working Americans--white Americans"?
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A comment from Ashley on our post, "They're Still On the Nethermead":
I am so angry reading these hateful posts; leashing well behaved dogs should not be necessary in a large park such as Prospect Park. Playing fetch and running free is a very important part of enjoying life for dogs and for their owners. Why is this group so interested in other people's business when it doesn't affect them? I completely understand if dangerous dogs were out and about, but in all of the videos posted none of the dogs are bothering other park-goers and in my 10 years living in park slope I have seen a dog engaged in any dangerous activity with humans. Please reconsider was your unfounded bias is doing to people who have a genuine love of dogs and are just trying to enjoy their lives without bothering others.The videos are of dogs that are unleashed illegally, either after 9 A.M. or where they may never be unleashed. Many people are afraid of unleashed dogs, unleashed dogs often approach--sometimes threateningly--strange people--or their leashed dogs--who do not want to be approached by a dog, and unleashed dogs prevent many people from enjoying the park in the way they choose (for example, playing soccer, riding a horse, riding a bicycle, etc.)You have no right, legal or moral, to run "your dog free" for your own enjoyment and that of your dog, outside of off-leash hours. Doing so prevents us from enjoying the park. That is very much our business, and you have a lot of gall complaining that it's not.