“Shocking footage has emerged of two pitbulls savaging a man on the streets of New York as bystanders bravely attempt to pull them away,” dailymail.co.uk reports. “Filmed from an apartment above the road, the middle aged man is left lying in a pool of his own blood after the crazed dogs drag him across the road in the prolonged mauling. The entire incident was recorded by a woman at the apartment overlooking the street, who is also heard speaking to emergency services on the phone.” While TTAG highlights unnecessary police shooting of dogs, and believes that every effort should be made to avoid or deescalate canine confrontation, there is a time when a dog attack calls for . . .
a ballistic solution. Not spraying water or ammonia on the offending animal. Sending lead. While shooting a dog in a middle of melee presents its own dangers, I don’t think the police would hesitate (qualified immunity and all). Question: how many innocent people have to die or or be injured before the highest court in the land – which was entirely comfortable when a lower court jailed a bureaucrat for failing to respect its ruling on a Constitutional right – orders Empire State obstructionists to respect residents’ right to keep and bear arms? The despicable destruction caused by this obvious double standard continues.