Is the Dan Rodricks who wrote that ridiculously misinformed column about pit bulls ("Pit bulls: Own them at your risk," May 1) the same Dan Rodricks who implores us to give ex-cons a second chance in society? He's ready to condemn innocent dogs and their owners, but we are all supposed to give people who have already been proven guilty of a crime a second chance? What about a first chance for pit bulls, Dan?

April Myers, Baldwin