June 20, 2011 by And just when you thought it couldn't get worse Has anyone taken a minute to flip through the voluminous record posted online at the ZC website? (search for Case #10-32, click on view details, and then click on the “view full log” button) Some of the letters in opposition are out of this world. For example, one resident (exhibit 263, name omitted so as to avoid accusations of intimidation or worse) refers to Georgetown students as “human rodents.” That’s just the start of the ugly name calling and vitriol brought to bear by the concerned citizens of Georgetown and Burleith. Some of the letters describe legitimate concerns, but others demonstrate how out of touch with reality the neighbors are. Exhibit 167, for example, provides a list of heinous “incidents” involving those god forsaken human rodents, including (and these are direct quotes): “Friday, February 18,2011. 4:30pm. Neighbors (at least one woman and one man) on men’s porch at 1934, talking about how the police just asked them to put their dogs on leashes when in the park and outside generally.”“May 17th, around 7 pm. I place an “our homes” sign in my front garden. One of the “problem” women from next door is sitting on her front steps, talking on her cell phone. She glares at me in a challenging manner while I am in my garden, but says nothing. I note that she only makes comments when she is with other people with whom she feels safe.”“May 21,9:30 pm. Woman with white dog from 1930 sits with Eric (renter from 1934) and another girl at his downstairs bench, audibly talking past 10 pm. As my partner and I walk up they become quiet and stare at us as we walk past. When my partner leaves and the woman’s white dog barks at him, she says to the dog, “No no, that’s not the cop caller.” My partner returns to my door at 10 pm and I leave with him. As we walk out of my driveway the same woman says either, “good luck!” or “bye!” We are unable to catch the exact phrase, but this is another example of her antagonistic behavior.”The only heartening thing about the voluminous record? The number of positive letters from people unaffiliated with the University calling out their neighbors on their outrageous accusations and their absolutely unreasonable demands.