“Canine Profiling” Ctd

A reader writes:

Please don't let PETA tell you what you should think about pit bulls.  They were one of very few so-called animal rescue groups that tried to persuade the court to euthanize all the Vick dogs.  I volunteer at the Washington Animal Rescue League, which housed the most abused Vick dogs during the trial. I learned so much from that experience that they now accept pit bulls, and are able to find good homes for them, often with shelter workers or volunteers who fall in love with them.  To learn the truth about pit bulls, please check the web sites of the organizations that fought to save the Vick dogs, and have placed many of them with very happy adopters.  The two most important are Best Friends Animal Society and Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls.  It would also be worth looking at Pit Bull Rescue Central.

Another writes:

Daphna Nachminovitch may say she's been handling pits for 20 years, but she, like the rest of PETA, is quite clueless about the care of animals. 

Face Of The Day

by Dish Staff Photographer Sophie Gamand, who brought us last year’s Wet Dogs, is out with a new series called “Flower Power”: I realized pit bulls were always portrayed in very urban, gritty photographs. The imagery associated with these dogs is often harsh, very contrasted, conveying the idea of them being tough. In my opinion, this feeds … Continue reading Face Of The Day

The Weekly Wrap

By Carl Court/AFP/Getty Today on the Dish, Andrew addressed David Cameron's refusal to cave to Merkozy, the GOP front-runners joined forces with Netanyahu, and we collected reax to the euro deal here. Gingrich's delusions were forged by science fiction, we're skeptical of his "emergency readiness," and Newt's surge benefited from impeccable timing. The GOP establishment tried to stop him, negative attacks may not work for Romney, and … Continue reading The Weekly Wrap

The Daily Wrap

The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Political Humor & Satire Blog,The Daily Show on Facebook   Today on the Dish, Jon Stewart marked the end of America, Andrew took stock of Perry's Christianism, and the Texas governor's campaign committed yet another amusing, unforced error. Gingrich embraced an anti-conservative and openly hostile foreign policy, he dangled John Bolton … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

The Daily Wrap

Today on the Dish, Ron Paul threatened to weaken Ailes in Iowa, the Trump debate saga dragged on, and the Mormon factor lingered. Gingrich is the candidate of Republican outsiders (and Fox News), the GOP establishment did its best, and Newt cannot guarantee the Hispanic vote.   Collaborative power spurred on the Arab spring, an Arab winter loomed, and Russia's democracy movement escalated. … Continue reading The Daily Wrap

Scenes From the Drug War, Ctd

A reader writes:

Your reader commented, "If there are other documented examples of this kind of behavior, they need to be compiled into a single place so we can get a handle on exactly what kind of society we are running here." There is; Radley Balko has compiled a map of botched paramilitary police raids at Cato.org. I think at this point the map might be outdated (the last year available to search is 2008), but it gives you a good idea of how often this occurs in the US. Balko has done extensive work on this subject. I suggest you point your readers to his 2006 paper on the rise of military tactics in fighting the drug war.

Another writes:

Balko's been regularly posting stories of what he calls "puppycide" for a couple of years now.  A search of the term yields 130 results.

Another: