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Urination bill a relief for some
The Washington Times ^ | 7-26-05 | Amy Doolittle

Posted on 07/26/2005 11:22:45 AM PDT by JZelle

Montgomery County officials, prompted by complaints from business owners and residents, is set to approve a bill that would make it illegal to answer nature's call in public. Montgomery County is the only area jurisdiction that does not have a law prohibiting public urination, but the council's Public Safety Committee yesterday unanimously recommended a bill to address the issue. Council President Tom Perez and County Executive Douglas M. Duncan sponsored Bill 1805 after a Wheaton public safety audit completed in November labeled public urination as a top health concern in the downtown area. Business owners and local officials said the problem has become notably worse with redevelopment in the Wheaton area, where restaurants and bars have opened downtown. Residents who reported public exposure and foul odors discovered that the county had never enacted a law or even considered a bill against public urination. "No one really understood why they didn't have the law already, and a lot of people presumed that it was already in place," said Gayle Driver, an assistant state's attorney in Wheaton. "You hear little bits from people saying why are people urinating, and you have to explain that there is no law banning it. If we can get legislation to make it illegal, we can do something."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: maryland; montgomerycounty; pee; peeing; publicurination
Will a law really make a difference? We're becoming a third world country, we should start seeing public defacation soon.
1 posted on 07/26/2005 11:22:45 AM PDT by JZelle
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To: JZelle

There's quite a few places where public urination will land you square on the sex offender registry, regardless of whether you were trying to conceal yourself or not.


2 posted on 07/26/2005 11:24:24 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (What part of "up or down" do you RINOs not understand?)
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To: JZelle

I'm suprised the poster child for the term "Nanny State" didn't have a law banning public urination.


3 posted on 07/26/2005 11:25:16 AM PDT by tfecw (Vote Democrat, It's easier than working)
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To: JZelle

In some places in California, this is commonplace.


4 posted on 07/26/2005 11:26:28 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: JZelle

OMG, that title.


5 posted on 07/26/2005 11:27:38 AM PDT by Miss Behave (Do androids dream of electric sheep?)
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To: JZelle

VOID WHERE PROHIBITED.


6 posted on 07/26/2005 11:28:44 AM PDT by T'wit (If any liberals get to Heaven, they'll lecture God on what's wrong with it and reform it all to Hell)
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To: JZelle
"Pardon me, while I whip this out."


7 posted on 07/26/2005 11:31:27 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Miss Behave
OMG, that title.

I'm sure that's only half the title. It should have been "...relief for some; no relief for others" :=)

8 posted on 07/26/2005 11:32:45 AM PDT by Bob
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To: JZelle

This will be difficult to shake. Legislation like this will make none the wizer. A real drain on society.

I.P. Freely


9 posted on 07/26/2005 11:33:58 AM PDT by Trainfish
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To: NY Attitude; JZelle; SortaBichy; Delmont
In some places in California, this is commonplace.

Yep - first time I saw it was in the warehouse district of downtown Los Angeles (area adjacent to Skid Row). A bag lady stopped her cart on the sidewalk, hefted her skirt and downloaded in broad daylight.

(and this was over 30 years ago)

10 posted on 07/26/2005 11:36:31 AM PDT by ErnBatavia
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To: pissant

Shouldn't this be yours?


11 posted on 07/26/2005 11:39:26 AM PDT by headsonpikes ("The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.")
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To: ErnBatavia
This just happens to be an every night occurrence. The place that I am referring to has cameras all around the building and the (cameras) deter no one.
12 posted on 07/26/2005 11:39:49 AM PDT by NY Attitude (You are responsible for your safety until the arrival of Law Enforcement Officers!)
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To: JZelle

Deu 23:13 And you shall have a paddle on your weapon. And it shall be, when you sit down outside, you shall dig with it, and shall turn back and cover that which comes from you.

This was address in the law a long time ago.


13 posted on 07/26/2005 11:41:51 AM PDT by PeterPrinciple (Seeking the truth here folks.)
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To: JZelle

14 posted on 07/26/2005 11:44:33 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm so glad to no longer be associated with the Party of Dependence on Government!)
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To: JZelle
When me and my husband go night fishing at a forest preserve, I have no problem using the great outdoors. The closest port-a-pot is across the park and I'm not going there. LOL
15 posted on 07/26/2005 11:45:17 AM PDT by codyjacksmom (I've gone out to find myself... if I get back before I return, please keep me here!!!)
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To: JZelle

this really pisses me off.


16 posted on 07/26/2005 11:47:23 AM PDT by isom35
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To: JZelle
If you're an American when you go into the bathroom, and an American when you come out, what are you while you're in the bathroom?

European

17 posted on 07/26/2005 11:47:57 AM PDT by codyjacksmom (I've gone out to find myself... if I get back before I return, please keep me here!!!)
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To: JZelle; dead; AppyPappy
I don't know what the article's about, but it's the best title this year -- second only to World's Scariest Smiling Goat Joins Palestinian Protestors.

Dan

18 posted on 07/26/2005 11:50:30 AM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: JZelle
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What about aiding and abetting?

19 posted on 07/26/2005 11:54:05 AM PDT by Fog Nozzle
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To: JZelle

Have any more details been leaked?


20 posted on 07/26/2005 11:57:23 AM PDT by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: TBarnett34
There's quite a few places where public urination will land you square on the sex offender registry, regardless of whether you were trying to conceal yourself or not.

Which is stupid. There ought to be some sense and discretion in the way such a law is applied. A hunter or golfer pissing behind a bush in the middle of nowhere is a lot different from a pervert doing the weinie-wave at a little girl from a dark alley.

21 posted on 07/26/2005 12:08:16 PM PDT by ccmay (Question Diversity)
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To: codyjacksmom

If you're an American when you go into the bathroom, and an American when you come out, what are you while you're in the bathroom?

European

Oh stop!!! LOL!


22 posted on 07/26/2005 12:10:57 PM PDT by JZelle
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To: BibChr

That goat still creeps me out.


23 posted on 07/26/2005 12:21:56 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Agreed.

That goat knows something... but isn't talking.

Dan

24 posted on 07/26/2005 12:23:03 PM PDT by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: JZelle

"Council member Phil Andrews, chairman of the Public Safety Committee, expects that the bill will pass unanimously."

I would not lay a bet on that. Two points:

When a Marylander says he/she is from The People's Republic, you know he/she means Montgomery County, not China.

Secondly, there is nothing on the face of the Eart quite as stupid and silly as a Maryland liberal.


25 posted on 07/26/2005 12:26:01 PM PDT by alarm rider (Irritating leftists as often as is humanly possible....)
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To: JZelle

I'm more worried about public farting and nose picking!


26 posted on 07/26/2005 12:28:14 PM PDT by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: isom35

"It's better to be p'd off than p'd on." Confusedious


27 posted on 07/26/2005 12:36:48 PM PDT by tumblindice
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To: ErnBatavia

I know of who you speak, that baglading also defacates right on the side of the road, I think that particular person hails from Northern Germany, where pooping on the side of the road is common place.


28 posted on 07/26/2005 12:37:22 PM PDT by Delmont (Zuwarah-Love of my life, Velveeta)
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To: JZelle
Chacun son tour!

29 posted on 07/26/2005 12:38:42 PM PDT by quark
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To: JZelle
"No one really understood why they didn't have the law already, and a lot of people presumed that it was already in place," said Gayle Driver, an assistant state's attorney in Wheaton. "You hear little bits from people saying why are people urinating, and you have to explain that there is no law banning it. If we can get legislation to make it illegal, we can do something."

Apparently a lot of people did not presume the law was in place, or you wouldn't have the problem.
The beautiful logic of the Liberal mind. On display at a Nanny State near you.

30 posted on 07/26/2005 1:15:31 PM PDT by Ignatz (Gravity: It's not just a good idea, it's the law.)
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To: codyjacksmom

But if you gotta go real bad, you're not an American when you go in.

You're a Russian.


31 posted on 07/26/2005 1:18:18 PM PDT by tnlibertarian
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