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Man Spends Time In Jail For Not Having A Dog License
CBS Denver ^ | February 13, 2012 | CBS Denver

Posted on 02/14/2012 11:31:38 AM PST by Gennie

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A Jefferson County man was held in jail after refusing to get a license for his dog. Now he and his wife are fighting the fine in court.

4 On Your Side Investigator Rick Sallinger wanted to know how many others don’t have licenses and face the possibility of arrest.

(Excerpt) Read more at denver.cbslocal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: dog; failuretoappear; fine; fishlicence; jail; license
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1 posted on 02/14/2012 11:31:45 AM PST by Gennie
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To: Gennie

Think of it as a dog rental from your master, the government.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 11:35:49 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Gennie

If I see a dog without a collar, should I dial 911?


3 posted on 02/14/2012 11:36:50 AM PST by Darteaus94025
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To: Gennie

Oregon counties have been known to go door to door when they need cash. They pocket either a fine or a dog license fee or both.


4 posted on 02/14/2012 11:39:03 AM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Gennie

And dogs need licenses because??? Oh.....fees..I understand


5 posted on 02/14/2012 11:39:03 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Gennie

What about a Fish License?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmyHup4TpkU


6 posted on 02/14/2012 11:40:47 AM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Gennie

Dogs but not illegals.............


7 posted on 02/14/2012 11:41:44 AM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: Gennie

Dog license fee is like most other fees we are charged today, a source of revenue, plain and simple.

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8 posted on 02/14/2012 11:42:00 AM PST by flatfish
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9 posted on 02/14/2012 11:42:24 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gennie

Why don’t they have a license license, which is a license you buy that authorizes you to buy other licenses?

That way they could raise a whole lot more money


10 posted on 02/14/2012 11:42:24 AM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Gennie
Here's the nut:

The county’s animal control unit says it doesn’t actively go looking for violators, but in Townsend’s case deputies arrived to repossess some furniture and happened to discover Matthew missed his day in court, so they proceeded to arrest him.

You may now return to your regularly-scheduled knee-jerk reactions, and be sure to thank the next local reporter you meet.
11 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:00 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Darteaus94025

Absolutely! There’s a good chance a criminal is at large.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:16 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: Sacajaweau

[[And dogs need licenses because???]]

So they can drive, silly


13 posted on 02/14/2012 11:45:32 AM PST by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: Gennie
Because the welfare state cannot be impeded, you evil haves must go broke paying for the do-nothings.
14 posted on 02/14/2012 11:46:29 AM PST by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Gennie

Clearly, this headline is totally misleading.
First, governments do get to tax you on your personal property. If you don’t like it. Change the government don’t tell them you are special and too important.
Second, Mr. Matthew Townsend, was not arrested for failure to license his dog. He received a citation to appear for not licensing his dog. He chose to fail to appear in court and was arrested on that charge. It is very hard for a government to enforce laws against people who fail to subject themselves to the jurisdiction.
Finally, I am sick and tired of people who try this. I’m too important to be bothered with these little taxes.


15 posted on 02/14/2012 11:47:51 AM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: Darteaus94025
If I see a dog without a collar, should I dial 911?
Eventually they'll start charging fees for dialing 911.
16 posted on 02/14/2012 11:50:44 AM PST by samtheman
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To: Gennie

Ok, Just went and got my dog license, now what?.....

Do I have to get a dog now?


17 posted on 02/14/2012 11:53:34 AM PST by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: samtheman

“Eventually they’ll start charging fees for dialing 911.”

If you pay monthly (prepaid, I’m unsure of, as you pay sales tax, rather than the other fees), whether it be a house phone or a cell phone, you already do. It’s between 50 cents and a dollar a month. Check your bill. You also pay for poison control center access most everywhere. Total taxes on a house phone generally run between $15-$25, sometimes costing more than the phone service itself, nearly double if you have a basic service (compared to $13 for the actual line).

(Worked for years for 3 different phone companies).


18 posted on 02/14/2012 11:57:04 AM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Gennie
My brother in law spent a little time in jail for not neutering a cat.

... er... my cat....

He got it out of the pound for me....

19 posted on 02/14/2012 11:58:29 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Gennie
man was held in jail after refusing to get a license for his dog. Now he and his wife are fighting the fine in court.

I'm sure she is not that ugly.

20 posted on 02/14/2012 12:01:00 PM PST by Raycpa
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To: Steamburg

“Finally, I am sick and tired of people who try this. I’m too important to be bothered with these little taxes.”

Based upon your post and tagline, we can assume you are a politician, then?

I’m all for dog licenses to pay for animal control, if we’re going to go back to a duty, tariff and excise tax system. But we;d need to eliminate the property and income taxes. I’m tired of the taxes on taxes on taxes. And yes the man should have gone to court. But I;m also tired of the attitude that government is entitled to all of my money. All these “little taxes” cost the average American IIRC 46% of their wages in taxes accross all levels, federal, state, local, and income, property, use, gas etc. Government needs to be rolled back to Constitutional bounds, not to a level of bearable inconvenience.


21 posted on 02/14/2012 12:02:27 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Gennie

Different municipalities have different laws. Unless the veterinarian becomes the “registration detector” and blows the whistle on all dogs or cats that come in and have no license, some folks have opted to get animals from any source other than the humane society. I certainly would not advocate violating laws, but the license can’t be avoided where I live if you get an animal from the Humane Society. They tag every animal and notify metro animal control as to the new owners when a pet is adopted. The municipality follows up every year with an invoice and required proof of vacinations to boot.


22 posted on 02/14/2012 12:03:10 PM PST by MachIV
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To: Red Badger

...or voters!


23 posted on 02/14/2012 12:04:23 PM PST by JDW11235 (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: Gennie
Why don't cats have to have a license? Gold fish? Gerbals?

Doh! Forget I said that. Don't want to give the "authorities" any ideas.

24 posted on 02/14/2012 12:12:02 PM PST by mc5cents
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To: Gennie

Dog licenses aside, don’t skip court dates whether for taxes, fees, crimes, or jury duty. The judge will issue a bench warrant.


25 posted on 02/14/2012 12:13:10 PM PST by jimnm
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To: Gennie

I’ve got 4 dogs and not a license among ‘em! Come and get me copper! I am an outlaw!


26 posted on 02/14/2012 12:18:46 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Gennie

I do the driving anyway.


27 posted on 02/14/2012 12:21:53 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Gennie
Usually dog licenses are civil infractions. My mom got one for telling the truth when county went door to door years ago.

Townsends were issued a $50 ticket for not having a license.

That's normal.

Townsend’s case deputies arrived to repossess some furniture and happened to discover Matthew missed his day in court, so they proceeded to arrest him.

Bench warrant for failure to appear. That's normal too. That's why he was jailed.

I don't like the dog taxes (that's what it is), but he's in jail for missing court, not the dog license.

28 posted on 02/14/2012 12:22:43 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Rick Santorum in the primary)
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To: Darteaus94025
If I see a dog without a collar, should I dial 911?

The area I live in has a lot of shale rock beneath the surface that is good for building low garden walls. One sunny Sunday I was picking up rocks in the site of a new "townhome" development in our 20K-population exurb and the police arrived. They could only have been called by one of the nearby "townhome" owners. I could not believe it.

Now, if I want a 5-gallon bucket full of shale rock, I go when the workmen are on the scene. Usually they regard an old lady as harmless and let me pick it up. But some say, "No, we need it for backfill!" as if 5 gallons of rock and air would make a vast difference in their 10-acre building site.

29 posted on 02/14/2012 12:24:55 PM PST by Albion Wilde ("The facts of life are Tory." -- Margaret Thatcher)
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To: mc5cents

my cats would tell them to stuff themselves.


30 posted on 02/14/2012 12:25:56 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: Steamburg
It is very hard for a government to enforce laws against people who fail to subject themselves to the jurisdiction.

That's where we're headed, pardner. I am already there.

Finally, I am sick and tired of people who try this. I’m too important to be bothered with these little taxes.

Well, aren't you special? I suspect that you are actually sick and tired of people who choose to resist tyranny of all sorts.

Best wishes and Godspeed.

31 posted on 02/14/2012 12:33:18 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: gundog
Oregon counties have been known to go door to door when they need cash.

Yes and they can't tell the difference between a dog and a cat, particularly when the cat has a good growl on him.

Been there, fought that, got the apology.

32 posted on 02/14/2012 12:34:06 PM PST by superloser
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To: Darren McCarty
he's in jail for missing court, not the dog license.

All hail the master court.

33 posted on 02/14/2012 12:36:56 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Raycpa

Well done. I didn’t want it it to go without notice.


34 posted on 02/14/2012 12:40:08 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Gennie
Did they tase him, too?

-PJ

35 posted on 02/14/2012 12:41:41 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: elkfersupper

Hell, yes! Would you feel differently if he had an outstanding warrant for, say, armed robbery?


36 posted on 02/14/2012 12:41:54 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Steamburg
"It is very hard for a government to enforce laws against people who fail to subject themselves to the jurisdiction."

Really? Sounds like a plan...

37 posted on 02/14/2012 12:44:50 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: GourmetDan

Remember you said that when someone breaks a contract with you.


38 posted on 02/14/2012 12:46:36 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

It may be that they will be the ones who remember...


39 posted on 02/14/2012 12:49:35 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Gennie

Now that’s ruff justice.


40 posted on 02/14/2012 12:51:14 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: GourmetDan

Thank you for illustrating my point: in the absence of the law, one is forced to take matters into his own hands. Way to go, Rambo.


41 posted on 02/14/2012 12:51:19 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: 1rudeboy

You’re welcome. Meanwhile, keep running to your government to receive your liberty.


42 posted on 02/14/2012 12:53:37 PM PST by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: Gennie

CBS’ 4 on you side... is more literate. When reading some news papers, I just can’t believe how these writers got a degree-—not directed at you-—and the known fact that journalist are quickly becomming irrelevent while they still spin their 4th grade articulations of the subject matter. I’d say half the reporters I listen to trip over their own words, can’t pronounce peoples names properly, just being, plain talking beauties with little brain power-—some are men who are as bad or worse-— to watch Matt Lauer and company insert some kooky non-story about, “Why woman like hot dogs more than men,” the snickers begin, the open smirks, then the whole room is a giggle fest, and sometimes this doesn’t stop for five minutes-—I watch periodically to see how far down the drain reporting has become. Even Fox is becomming more Lame-stream these days, especially late night broadcasts where the same juvenile bobblers spew and giggle like pre-teens, just sickning.


43 posted on 02/14/2012 12:59:10 PM PST by Joshua Marcus
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To: Joshua Marcus

Id rather see a dummy report news than a genius make up his own(spin).


44 posted on 02/14/2012 1:11:32 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Darteaus94025

No, it’s not that much of an emergency.

Dial 311.


45 posted on 02/14/2012 1:13:46 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Steamburg

What is the purpose of licensing a dog as opposed to another pet? When they come for your dog, they will come for your guns. Who cares if I have a yorkie in my home? Screw them!


46 posted on 02/14/2012 1:14:57 PM PST by goseminoles
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To: Gennie

“how many others don’t have licenses and face the possibility of arrest”

Count me in, although not for CO. And mine have been German Shepherds.

I keep finding out what a menace to society I am lately - no dog license(s), no seatbelts. Oh, and when I fished so much as a kid - no license.

Public Enemy #1.


47 posted on 02/14/2012 1:17:45 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: mc5cents

Cats probably are supposed to.


48 posted on 02/14/2012 1:28:16 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: GourmetDan; 1rudeboy

I will say, I hate these encroaching laws on pet ownership (I live where there is a 75$ license for unspayed/unneutered dogs and a breeder permit if you decide to have even one litter, which is more than just a fee, you have to jump thru hoops as well). But, instead of just ignoring the laws and doing whatever they want, I wish people would actually work with those of us who tried hard to keep them from getting passed and failing that get the bozos who voted for them thrown out of office. Ignoring the law won’t make a diddly damn to the politicians or the law enforcement. They will just grind you through the system and go on making more stupid laws.


49 posted on 02/14/2012 1:35:49 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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To: goseminoles

Aside from being a money maker the real purpose of the licensing scheme is to nudge the public into spaying and neutering their dogs and cats. Why? Because the radical animal rights agenda is to do away with pets. Don’t believe me? Google Ingrid Newkirk quotes. She’s quite open and honest about their goals. She was the co-founder of PETA and they are linked to HSUS. Both of those organizations are behind much of the animal rights and welfare legislation out there. Most places offer a cheaper license if your pet is spayed or neutered. Some places now require you to spay or neuter. As if your pet does not belong to you.


50 posted on 02/14/2012 1:40:54 PM PST by brytlea (An ounce of chocolate is worth a pound of cure)
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