Get PJ Media on your Apple

Who Let the ‘Racist’ Police Dogs Out?

Bulldog edition: The London Independent blows the lid off the story of the LAPD's "racist" police dogs.

by
Jack Dunphy

Bio

October 15, 2013 - 12:15 am
Page 1 of 2  Next ->   View as Single Page

For this reader, the headline on the Drudge Report simply shouted out for a click: “‘Racist’ L.A. police dogs only bite Latinos and African-Americans.”  I didn’t know which website the click would take me to, but I was sure of what the story would say.  I would not be disappointed.

And sure enough, the link took me to a story at the website for The Independent, a newspaper in the United Kingdom that in an editorial earlier this year described itself as “proudly liberal.”  And I read on to discover that in the tradition of proud liberals on both sides of the Atlantic, The Independent ran a sensational headline above a story that elevated leftist ideology over serious reporting.  “Police officers in Los Angeles have long faced accusations of institutional racism,” the story begins, “but now it appears their dogs may be unjustly discriminatory, too.”

Yes, everyone knows about the racist cops in L.A., but these guys even have racist dogs.  The depravity!

Accompanying the story was a photograph of a Los Angeles Police Department officer holding a dog on a leash.  Just out of frame, the reader might presume, is some unfortunate black or Latino quivering at the immediate prospect of being served up to this racist beast.  But as I continued to read, I learned that the story was not about the LAPD and its snarling pack of hounds (but you know theirs are just as bad), but rather about the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  That the photograph depicts an officer and dog from one department while the story itself concerns supposed problems in another indicates that the editors at The Independent either don’t know the difference between the two agencies or don’t find the distinction meaningful.  Either way, it’s sloppy journalism, but just a hint of what followed.

The story described the findings contained in a report (PDF) issued by the Police Assessment Resource Center, a Los Angeles-based non-profit group devoted to “advancing effective and accountable policing.”  The president of PARC is one Merrick Bobb, a man I described some years ago as “every liberal’s favorite police ‘expert.’” Mr. Bobb, despite a complete lack of police experience, has for many years made a respectable living providing “oversight” to various police agencies, including the L.A. Sheriff’s Department.

The authors of the PARC report are in dismayed wonderment to discover that the great majority of criminal suspects bitten by Sheriff’s Department dogs are black and Latino.  The report begins to explain why this is so – or appears to – before eliding the facts behind the disparity, facts from which the liberal mind recoils.  “[T]he vast majority of the canine deployments occurred in high crime areas.  Accordingly, the likelihood for deployment may be crime related.”

Sounds reasonable, no?  But then we get this:

We observed, however, that large swathes of LASD’s jurisdiction, encompassing generally affluent areas with smaller minority populations, had few [canine] deployments or bites.  Crime rates are lower in these areas, but the stark disparity leads us to wonder why canine deployments seem to occur disproportionately in less affluent areas with larger minority populations.

In this passage we see the liberal mindset that obstinately refuses to acknowledge the correlation between race and crime in America, a correlation no less obvious to the impartial observer in Los Angeles than in any other city one could name.  One must attend graduate school to be rendered so pitiably oblivious to the obvious.  The “stark disparity” in dog bites is roughly proportional to the similarly stark disparity in crime rates among areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department.  In those areas where crime is highest, which, to the discomfit of liberals, happen to be those areas in which blacks and Latinos are most concentrated, deputies make more arrests, occasionally calling on the assistance of canine units to make them.

Comments are closed.

Top Rated Comments   
Its said that Dogs are great judges of character and this story bears that out.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
Simply use black dogs to deliver the bites. Since blacks can not be racist - problem solved. Further perform the study to prove that dogs do not avoid biting palms and soles, which are white to disprove that dogs have racist bias in delivering the bite.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
The “stark disparity” in dog bites is roughly proportional to the similarly stark disparity in crime rates among areas patrolled by the Sheriff’s Department."

Since the violent (including murder) crime rate among blacks is an utterly staggering 7.5 times that of whites, the proportionate number of bites should be 7.5 times as great.

I have heard it said that blacks can not be racist but now we are told that dogs can be and are. Were I black I would be pretty damned insulted by the implication of that.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
All Comments   (19)
All Comments   (19)
Sort: Newest Oldest Top Rated
my roomate's sister-in-law makes $75 every hour on the laptop. She has been out of work for 6 months but last month her paycheck was $20467 just working on the laptop for a few hours. >>>>>>>> WWW.JOBS60.ℂOM
25 weeks ago
25 weeks ago Link To Comment
Those "racist dogs" are somewhat reminiscent of the "Zionist" birds, squirrels, cats and swines in Arab and other Muslim media. Has British journalism really sunk so deep?
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
I lived in Southern Africa for many years and most people kept dogs. Dogs owned by White people were aggressive towards Whites and dogs owned by Blacks vice versa. We all have different diets and what we eat influences how we smell and dogs have extremely sensitive noses.
We used to go in to the 'Bush' and barbeque occasionally and we took our three dogs with us. The dogs would mark a circle about 100yds around us with their urine then come back and sit beside us. They ignored anyone who kept outside that circle but would become loud and defensive if anyone crossed the line. We never trained them to do this it was their natural instinct obviously a throwback to when dogs were first domesticated.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
Perhaps the dogs can sense their aggression and hostility.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
There's a fortune to be made for the first guy that comes up with a "diversity training" course for canines. It'll be mandatory from coast to coast.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm reminded of the old John Wayne movie "Hondo", if memory serves. Wherein old Hondo said he trained by old "Dawg" to smell Indians by hiring an Indian to come around and beat the dog from time to time. Is this how the L.A. police trains their dogs, visa vi Blacks and Hispanics? I don't think so! The simple explanation is that Blacks and Hispanics in per capita terms are "assing" in unlawful fashion at a much higher rate. Case closed.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
The battle is bigger than you might think. All the revealed religions demand a sort of victimolgy or at least identified with such.

The problem is that just saying so make it true. There is absolutely no room for justice or contributory negligence when this card is played.

Of course, it destroys any idea of personal worth or dignity, that used to be part of the tradition, but that is fine too because all you care about is agreement rather than the benefit of the people involved.

Until we break these habits, it is just a matter of time....
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
I'm reminded of that old John Wayne movie " Hondo " , if memory serves. Wherein old Hondo said he trained the dog that traveled with him to smell Indians by hiring an Indian to come around and beat the dog daily for a while. Is this how the L.A. police train they're dogs visa vi Blacks and Hispanics ? I don't think so! The simple explanation is that a larger representation of Blacks and Hispanics are "assing" in illegal fashion. Case closed.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
I doubt that dogs are racist.

Ever heard the term 'dog biscuit'?



26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
I was really surprised to hear that there are more criminals being bitten by police dogs in the hood than in Beverly Hills. I also heard from a friend in LA that the dogs wear little white hoods when they're on patrol.
26 weeks ago
26 weeks ago Link To Comment
1 2 Next View All

One Trackback to “Who Let the ‘Racist’ Police Dogs Out?”