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petronius

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1. I was thinking about this general topic the other day, in the context of LEOs
Tue Jul 30, 2013, 07:26 PM
Jul 2013

casually or needlessly killing dogs or other pets, and it seems to me that if we recognize harm to a police animal as something more than mere property damage (which I agree with), then we should equally-well recognize police-caused harm to a private person's pet or livestock as something more than mere property damage. There also needs to be far stricter investigation (and prosecution if applicable) into police officer claims of defending themselves against animals.

As a broad general rule, any protection given to police (or their equipment, or creatures), should be balanced by commensurate protection from police (or their equipment, or creatures). In other words, if shooting a police dog is treated as shooting a police human, then police shooting a family dog should be viewed as shooting the family child. 'Necessary self defense' may look a little different by that standard...

I was thinking about this general topic the other day, in the context of LEOs petronius Jul 2013 #1
Well said! hrmjustin Jul 2013 #2
I agree. Arctic Dave Jul 2013 #3
I agree. In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #4
This message was self-deleted by its author Lugal Zaggesi Jul 2013 #5
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