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We tried to avoid "The Mad Pooper" story, this reader won't let us

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To my fellow Colorado Springs residents: As many of you are certainly aware, our city has been on the national news of late. I most recently heard a joke about "The Mad Pooper" of Colorado Springs while listening to NPR's "Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me."

Granted, the joke was quite clever, however it might be time to give this situation a moment of serious consideration. We live in an era of virulent identity politics and we all need to take a step back and examine this situation for what it is. "The Mad Pooper" is not running through out neigborhoods defecating on people's lawns as some kind of awkward protest about the gentrification of our city... she simply identifies as an outdoor cat.

— Scott Barker, Colorado Springs

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