Monday, October 5, 2015

ETOWAH TN - THE CITY WILL NOT BUDGE ON ITS BAN ON PIT BULL DOGS AFTER AN APPEAL LAST MONDAY NIGHT FROM A WOMAN WHO CLAIMS HER PITS ARE "THE SAME AS SERVICE DOGS"

During the regular City Commission meeting, Mayor Burke Garwood told citizen Christi Newman that  "we don't want them, we won't have anything to do with them"  when she requested that she be able to own pit bulls and remain in the city limits.

Newman came before the Commission saying that she had lived in Etowah for nearly two years and owned two pit bulls the entire time. She said that during her time in Etowah, law enforcement officials had been at her house " a couple of times,"  but had not informed her of the ban on that breed of dog.
"Never once had they notified me that you all have a pit bull ban," she said.
However, she said she learned about it last week and decided to come before the Commission to see it changed.
"Any dog may pose a threat," she said during the meeting. "I just bought a house. I don't want to have to move outside the City of  Etowah  just so my daughters can keep their dogs."
She added that there are special circumstances surrounding her animals.
"These are the same as service dogs because they help my children emotionally," Newman said, noting that her daughters have faced "big traumas in their lifetime."
"For them to be ripped out of my daughters' care would be putting them back into that trauma," she said.
Newman noted that she would be willing to have the dogs aggression tested and would be willing to get them registered if she could keep them.
"Right now my two dogs are with an 80-year-old woman in the city of Athens," she said. "If they posed a threat, she would not have these dogs."
Garwood, however, told her he was sorry, but that he didn't see the law changing.
"I'm probably going to speak for these guys right here that I don't see us changing that law anytime soon," he said. "There's no sympathy to do that."
Garwood explained that this issue was covered already when the ban was passed.
"We had a lot of discussion on this back in 2012," he explained. "It wasn't done lightly. ........

"THIS BREED CAN TURN IN A NEW YORK MINUTE.' 

Commissioner Jim Swayne noted that at the time the ban was passed, there had been 16 police calls to pit bull incidents in seven months.
"Anybody who wants to keep them will have to keep them somewhere besides the city of Etowah," Garwood continued. "I don't think we're going to address changing that.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nutters always feel above the law. They break the rules, and then expect the rules to change to suit them. This nutter has the rest of the non-BSL country to live with her mutants. Anyone that talks like this, without regard to real human children that have been mauled, or killed by pit bulls, is a heartless, worthless, selfish human being. And putting the pit bulls in the care of an 80-year-old woman, tragedy waiting to happen.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Hallelujua! City officials that actually stand by their laws when it comes to pit bulls!!!

The article doesn't state WHY law enforcement officials had been to her house a couple of times... She sounds like a typical nutter, oh soooo responsible!

@Anon, I was thinking the exact same thing about the 80 yr old woman. I hope nothing happens to her! Good grief, what type of grifter would leave 2 NORMAL medium/large dogs with an 80yr old woman??? Crazy!

Sweetie Pie said...

Good for Etowah and good for Mayor Garwood! It's time all officials stopped giving in to these infantile temper tantrums that typify pit bull people.

I always wonder why these pit bull idiots think "I'll move out of the neighborhood if I can't keep my killer undogs!" is some kind of threat. It's more like a promise that everyone hopes they will keep.

After all, several peer-reviewed forensic journals have found that people who choose this type of dog are at least borderline sociopath and that the vast majority has a criminal record (drunk driving, domestic violence, crimes against children).

Given those statistics, it won't surprise me if the 'traumas' this Christi Newman's children have been through were inflicted on them by their mother (eg, bringing violent men into their lives -- now replaced by violent dogs, since the hypbristophiliac can't resist falling for psychopaths in one form or another).

In any case, Newman's demand that the law be tailored to fit her personal preferences, and her use of manipulative, deceptive arguments for it, indicate that she's a full-blown sociopath.

Etowah has (unwittingly) done the best thing they could possibly do to protect a maximum number of children's lives. Making Newman get rid of her pit bulls protects all the town's children. If she chooses to move instead, then at least all the children but hers will be protected -- not only from her ugly pit bulls, but also from behavior she herself is likely to engage in.