This is really scary. We MUST be living in different worlds.
Jaywalking is illegal, too. Do you call the police when you see that happening? I saw a man race across the street to keep a kid on his bike from going into the street. I suppose he should pay the fine, though - because he's not supposed to jaywalk.
What about parking in front of a fire hydrant? That's illegal, too. I saw a woman once park at the hospital in front of a fire hydrant, leave her car running. I don't know why - maybe her child was just brought in from camp after having a seizure. Maybe her husband was just in a horrible car accident. I didn't call the police. One of our nurses actually went out, moved the car, and found the woman to give her her car keys back.
Does it make these people "bad citizens"? Hardly.
In REAL LIFE, there is NO such thing as "black and white." There's no way for us to know the whole story, so there's no way for us to be able to say something so concretely.
laurelg, very well put. Civil disobedience is a foundation of this country - and an honorable one.
I agree that she shouldn't be inconvenienced in the meantime. That's why we're coming up with REAL solutions to get rid of the smell - because unless he's a MAJOR grower, the cops have bigger fish to fry, I think.