Originally Posted by rockouthippie
This is something you should cover in one of your classes Ted:
No good can ever come from calling the police.
You'll be glad to hear that I do cover something at least somewhat similar to that. I cover it in a couple different lessons:
When I do a unit of lessons in conflict resolution we discuss how to first try and handle things directly without an authority figure (there are a lot more details here, but I'll spare you the wall of text). If the issue can be resolved peacefully without a third party, then it's done and over; no need for someone else to make things bigger than necessary.
When I do a lesson on reporting vs. tattling/snitching, we work on defining the two and creating/acting out examples of both. Tattling/snitching is when the intention of one person/group is to get a conflicting person/group in trouble. Reporting is when one person or group is seeking assistance from an authority figure when they find that it is not possible to resolve the conflict without said authority figure. We work on many ways that conflict can be resolved without having to resort to reporting, but also recognize that reporting is still acceptable when other options are exhausted or deemed unsafe.
With all that in mind, based on what you typed, it seems like your situation could have been resolved without the need of a third party authority figure or moderator.
I wouldn't really need to call a cop in that situation unless the other person involved refused to cooperate when devising a plan to resolve the issue, or if it just couldn't be dropped. It could have been solved by the "offending" dog owners offering to replace the chickens. Shit, they're dogs for fuck's sake. Of course they're going to want chicken. I've had dogs in the past that would have broken loose from a tie-up or leash if they knew a chicken was nearby, let alone when loose.
No mom within the camera's view on the cuteness overkill video right now. Lots of sleeping and some dream-fidgeting. They're all huddled together.