If you think that the situation is out of control now, just imagine what will happen if the proposal to change the leash law passes:
From: Kathleen Gerritson
Date: Wed, 4 Oct 2006 15:51:33 -0400
Date Wednesday October 4, 2006
Location: Central Park on the east drive near the Walter Scott Statue
Officer: PEP Bruce
Subject: dog (pit-bull) off the leash
This morning I saw a large pit-bull running on the path near the east drive and Walter Scott Statue. Across the street I noticed a park officer… i.e. Park Enforcement Police. I introduced myself as I pointed and stated there is a large pit-bull with no leash running on the path and asked what could be done about it. He told me nothing. I asked why he stated dogs can be off the leash until 9:00AM. I was shocked and asked anywhere? Yes anywhere in the park until 9:00 AM. His badge had the name Bruce. I asked if that was his name first or last name. He stated last name. I am Officer Bruce. I thanked him and once again asked him so I could be totally sure I understood him. Dogs can be off their leash anywhere in the park? PEP officer Bruce answered yes until 9:00AM. I have a witness that saw the unleashed pit-bull and heard my conversation with PEP officer Bruce.