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Im not question this articles main thesis, but it seems like the polite/rudeness is in the manner they act while breaking the law. But the proof given for rudeness is only breaking the law.
But what do I know, I am just some white guy.
Mr. Vel-DuRay is from the south side of Chicago, and is a believer in direct action. He picked up the dog waste with a shovel and walked two blocks to inconsiderate neighbor's house, where he left it on his front step.
Inconsiderate neighbor returned, quite agitated. After something of a testosterone fest (where I cowered in the living room ready to call 911 on either of them) They came to an abrupt truce, shook hands and went their own way. We never had a problem with inconsiderate neighbor again, and he has since moved down south.
Granted, it was a very non-Seattle way to handle things (I, anonymous would have been the norm) but it worked well in this situation. More people should try it.
"He posted that the drug dealers of the past were actually more polite than the "dog owners that have taken over the hood."." r/nottheonion
PS. Ever notice how gentrification actually improves a neighborhood? Just look at Hillman City. God forbid people move in that actually care about their house, neighbors and neighborhood.
Unfortunately, there are many racial stereotypes that are accurate, but these two instances actually happened. The people with the pit bull are my neighbors. I'm not much of a dog lover, but I think you can tell a lot about a person by how they treat their animals and each other. Entitled assholes are everywhere, regardless of race, financial status or neighborhood.
Mr. Helmstetter wasn't a perfect neighbor either.