Friday, May 24, 2024

New Law Would Ban ‘Racist’ Police Dogs

'I’m always looking for ways to atone for the past... '

(Mark Pellin, Headline USA) Professional race-hustlers peddling so-called criminal justice reform want to curb canine cops, in the latest leftist attempt to neuter law enforcement.

Claiming that slavery and racism spawned the use of police dogs, California Democrats this month introduced legislation that would ban their use in arrests, apprehensions and crowd control.

“The use of police canines has been a mainstay in the constant dehumanizing, cruel abuse of Black Americans and people of color in this country,” reads the bill, sponsored by Democrat legislators Corey Jackson and Ash Kalra.

“Be it in response to the Black Lives Matter protests over the murder of George Floyd, during the Los Angeles Race Riots and the Civil Rights Movement, or by slave catchers, police canines are a carryover from a dark past that is not often discussed.”

Proponents of the legislation, which would still allow police dogs to be used for search and rescue and explosive and narcotic detection, claimed it would be a way to rectify historic injustices.

“I’m always looking for ways to atone for the past,” Jackson said during a press conference unveiling the bill. “How do we get out systemic racism? How do we get out racism in our narratives? And how do we make sure that we erase practices that are currently being done today that were originated and perfected on our ancestors?”

Not by outlawing police dogs, said myriad law enforcement officers who derided the proposed legislation as misguided.

“The way [Jackson] is putting it is that it is like the 1960s South out there or something with all police dogs going after people. That is so wrong,” a former police officer and K-9 unit member told the California Globe. “Using dogs for arrest and apprehension is used in dangerous situations, not willy-nilly. K-9 units are called in specifically for those types of cases, as well as for things like drugs.”

Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb told OAN that the proposed law would not only endanger officers, it would also hamper efforts to avoid lethal force.

“I have absolutely seen cases where lethal force would have been justified, and was likely going to be used next, had the dog not been effective. The dog is very effective in neutralizing threats,” Lamb said of his experience with K-9 units.

“The fact that they’d want to take this away seems to be contradicting what they want across this country, which is more and more reform.”

Public reaction to the proposed legislation ranged from bewilderment to alarm.

“LMAO. Racist dogs,” another commentator tweeted. “It’s like calling a gun racist. It’s a tool, utilized by the police dept, not a KKK/ Hitler Youth member.”

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