January 15, 2013
ANOTHER WRONG-HOUSE RAID: Police Shoot, Kill Dog When Going To A Home By Mistake.
UPDATE: A reader objects: “During my years working patrol, bad information from radio calls was common. Also, I love dogs, and I never had to shoot one, but I did have some very close calls. A common theme in your blog is to point out and ridicule errors made by law enforcement. Certainly there are instances where such scorn is earned (e.g., a wrong-door no-knock SWAT raid), but I don’t see how you can conclude that this cop made a mistake from the information provided. Though it may offend your sensibilities, sometimes cops encounter aggressive dogs, and sometimes the only way to stop one is deadly force.”
Fair enough — as long as you’d cut a private citizen the same slack.