the pit nutters just can't let this one go. every time i turn around there is another website, petition, memorial, candle light vigil, protest or moronic blogger venting and speculating about this shooting. most of the focus is on PARROT and how he was only killed over this "scuffle" because of the way he looked. there is no shortage of idiots on this front. and most of them either want to blame the poodle mix or place equal blame on both dogs. the nutters describe it as "a scuffle broke out" and minimize the damage to the victim. but some of the complaints center around the police shooting a gun in a crowded street fair. this is a complaint that surfaces from time to time. whether it is law enforcement or a private citizen, pit nutters seem very concerned about the danger of firearms. their fear seems to border on, dare i say it, hysteria. i think for the most part, they are attempting to deflect the focus and blame away from their dangerous frankenamulers but sometimes, i think it is just good old fashioned naiveté about what their wiggle butts are capable of.
BRENT TOELLNER tossed his little hat into the commentary ring with the following:
By all reports, the dog had been restrained from the few minor problems it caused, yet authorities shot the dog anyway -- give more demand for officers to be more humane in their treatment of dogs -- even dogs that are problems.
consider this. PARROT'S victim had 2 broken bones. broken bones are now classified as the unfortunate consequence of "minor problems".
MARJI BEACH is no stranger to criticizing the police use of force against dogs. the B12 starved bimbo is convinced "the story would be different if the dog in question wasn't a muscular, short-haired, blocky-headed dog". and she could be right, but not because of racial profiling. because NORMAL dogs are easier to disengage from the red zone, NORMAL dogs don't come with breaking stick operating instructions. even PARROT'S petfinder profile states he gets excited like a bull in china shop and likes to head butt while emphasizing his strength. imagine a dog with those attributes in the red zone. BEACH begins her PARROT eulogy with:
Pictures capture moments, seconds actually. They freeze time, keep it still for all eternity. Sometimes what they convey is true, sometimes photographs mask the big picture truth. But pictures, in their raw grittiness, never lie.
photos never lie but they do mislead. photos actually capture split seconds. my canon EOS 10D which is 5 years old, considered ancient in our rapidly evolving high tech world, takes 3 photos per second. the photo that has elicited such outrage, only shows a split second. you don't see what happened a second before this sliver in time or a second after. you don't hear the pit growling or the poodle crying. you don't hear the crowd. you don't hear anything other than the sound of a thousand idiots who are happy to fill in these blanks. my gut tells me that if this photographer had a video camera instead, the news, blogs, protests would take on a different tone.
consider this, Colleen Lynn's attack lasted 5 seconds. the dog grabbed her arm, pulled her down and drug her, breaking bones in her forearm. FIVE SECONDS. one one thousand, two one thousand, three one thousand, four one thousand, five one thousand. a lot can happen in 5 seconds. i could shoot 15 photos and freeze 15 raw gritty moments in the time it took you to count 5 seconds.
SHIRLEY THISTLETHWAITE has two issues with the cop. first she claims he unnecessarily endangered the public by firing his weapon at a crowded street fair, despite the fact that the officer had the presence of mind to throw the dog down a stairwell before shooting it, and she claims that Officer Fisk knocked down the mutant and "then put a knee in the dog’s back and pulled his forelegs behind him as one would do with an armed criminal. i believe that if this had actually occurred there would be a photo of it, there would be outrage from me as well, and there would be a different story altogether. i believe that twisting a dog's leg behind its back would render it inoperable. the dog would not have been able to walk away. if you want to see what this looks like, go here. what really bothers me about this particular blog is the notion that guns are somehow more dangerous than dogs. i would argue that dogs are more dangerous as they can be unpredictable, difficult to physically control and impossible to reason with.
consider the story of a 6 yr old girl who stepped outside of her home to go to school and was attacked by her family's 2 pit bulls in the yard. the mother attempted to pull the dogs off. called for help from the father. when the police arrived, they shot the dogs and accidentally hit the girl. compare the raw grittiness of these photos:
meanwhile i think i should begin plans for a candle light vigil of my own. it is time to say good-bye to our collective intelligence and critical thinking skills. they are gone and will soon be forgotten. the politically correct, the pit nutters, the no kill freaks and the teabaggers... have taken over. i'll end with a quote from MARJI BEACH.