Morning News Channels the Onion. It’s not Jacquielynn Floyd’s fault. And I don’t know how the printed version reads. But her column online this morning, about the kid who shot his mother and sister to death, is titled “Parker County Teen Learned Too Late That Killing Is Ugly, Permanent” (paywall). Come on, people. You’re working in a major market. Act like it.
Dallas City Council Set To Approve Bicycle-Passing Ordinance. The vote will happen tomorrow. The proposed ordinance would require the operator of a motor vehicle to: “1) vacate the lane occupied by a vulnerable road user when passing, and reenter the lane occupied by the vulnerable road user only after passing at a safe distance; 2) not turn right in front of a vulnerable road user unless safely clear of the vulnerable road user; and 3) not throw items at a vulnerable road user.” If No. 3 is really necessary, then we need to add: 4) not stick a broom handle into the spokes of tires of vulnerable road user; and 5) not use a long-range acoustic device to focus a bowel-loosening loud noise at vulnerable road user. Come on, people. Just give cyclists some space. Let’s behave like we live in a real city.
Dognappers Caught on Camera. Nine dogs were stolen from Petland stores in Frisco and Plano. The perps were videotaped. Come on, people. The city shelter has plenty of puppies in need of adoption. There’s no need to steal.