Michigan’s gangsta gardener gets off [VIDEO]
Good news for the outlaw urban farmers everywhere: Charges have been dropped against Julie Bass, the Michigan woman facing jail time for growing a garden in her front yard. According to her blog, the case was quietly dimissed by a mysterious judge she’d never heard of. Good news, kind of, except that Bass still has to appear in court for supposedly not licensing her dogs, and the threat of gardener persecution (and prosecution) lives on elsewhere. Demand justice on Facebook, and then watch this local news report for comic relief: City planner Kevin Rulkowski’s douchey quote about Webster’s definition of “suitable” comes off even douchier on-screen, and the montage of sound bites from supportive neighbors only enhances his Scrooge-like persona:
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