J.D. Tuccille Reviews The Police War On Dogs

David Codrea’s fellow commentator J.D.Tucille at Examiner.com reviews the Police War On Dogs.

One problem J.D., the scenario you describe in your comments already occurred at Ruby Ridge when Federal Goons dressed in their finest Ninja Warrior Wannabe Gear shot the family dog which started a firefight with a teenager who was shot and killed in his turn which then led to the infamous Ruby Ridge Standoff. Consider it the fight that thuggery built. Soon to arrive in a neighborhood near you.

Tantalizing Excerpt:

That relationship has more disturbing implications. Given the familial connection so many people feel to their animals, and the proximity of so many pet shootings to private homes in which people live and keep whatever weapons they may own, it’s inevitable that killings of dogs will ultimately result in confrontations with people. Put bluntly, somebody is going to see a stranger in a blue shirt gun down Rover in the backyard and grab a shotgun to settle the score.

You can’t shoot down a family member without people reacting as if a family member has been shot down, no matter what the law or department policy may say.

Do police not understand where their actions inevitably lead? Or do they not care?

Complete Link:

http://www.examiner.com/x-536-Civil-Liberties-Examiner~y2008m11d17-Police-shootings-arent-just-a-problem-for-dogs

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2 responses to “J.D. Tuccille Reviews The Police War On Dogs

  1. The problem really stems from an individuals fear of dogs, which is a very common fear for many people. Once you give a person that is frightened of dogs a gun, badge and uniform, dogs are going to get shot.
    Then of course there will always be a few cops that don’t like dogs and will shot them anyway, because they can.

  2. >>>The problem really stems from an individuals fear >>>of dogs, which is a very common fear for many >>>people.

    Simple fear is an inadequate explanation for the number and volume of these dog shootings.

    This is some internal cultural or training issue within the Law Enforcement Community.

    Somehow they have gotten permission to shoot dogs and are unresponsive to public outcry about individual or collective cases.

    Until they are told to stop with aborted career repercussions, they will continue to fire at will.

    In Liberty,
    JJH

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