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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

When Pitbulls Attack: Seattle Edition

posted by on July 29 at 15:46 PM

An off-duty police officer was hit by a car at about 2pm this afternoon, and the accident may have been caused by a pitbull.

A woman in the vehicle that struck the officer apparently told the Seattle PI that her pitbull puppy “grabbed the steering wheel with its teeth and caused the car to go out of control.”

Earlier this morning, Seattle Police also shot and killed a pitbull in the Northgate area after the little beast attacked another dog.

For more on horrible pitbull attacks, go here.

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Maybe the pitbull was trying to pull over for Critical Mass.

Posted by CommonKnowledge | July 29, 2008 3:56 PM

Antonym this

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teddy get a peach
danos got no booty that he'd like to reach

cow eyed bouys beef on honey mustard spam as the blue eyed girls pump it up on dram-

amine in a bag in a cup in a glass
then it's up all night and it's late to class

fish people lovin as they feast and double up on a lyric that a thomas wouldn't change to buckle up

trojan kids in multi colored isle gonna chase the rabbit and stuff it like a pile of napalm butter on an sos pad that makes a bomb who don't taste half bad

hey mr. grocer boy
shack your funky
chew o your berries

Posted by danielbennettkieneker | July 29, 2008 3:57 PM

Bitches fighting over the wheel. Yeehaw.

Posted by Bubbles | July 29, 2008 4:07 PM

speaking of pitbulls, i was walking across the hill today and saw the pitbull that is usually parked out in front of the QFC with a muzzle and a girl asking for change just running around loose, no spare changing girl in sight.

Posted by 8blockwalk | July 29, 2008 4:09 PM

Just say YES to breed bans!

Posted by I Got Nuthin' | July 29, 2008 4:10 PM

Now they want to drive...what's next? A pit bull with a sex column?!?!?

Save the earth.

Posted by Jubilation T. Cornball | July 29, 2008 4:15 PM

I open my car doors for bike-riding pitbulls.

Posted by Will in Pitbull-free Seattle | July 29, 2008 4:18 PM

Sounds to me like the accident was caused by a dog owner too stupid to train or restrain her dog to stay out of the driver seat while she was driving.

Instead of breed bans, how about stupid owner bans?

Posted by John | July 29, 2008 4:22 PM

Nah, let's blame plastic bags used to pick up dog poo.

Posted by Will in Tax The Middle Class Seattle | July 29, 2008 4:52 PM

This might actually be the rare instance where the dog owner will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for the actions of her out-of-control, off-leash animal.

Posted by flamingbanjo | July 29, 2008 4:53 PM

The Clifton study (on link) was deemed USELESS. Merritt Clifton cited 264 fatal attacks between 1982-2006, while the CDC reported 477 in the same time period.

Generally speaking, when a researcher omits more than 200 participants from a study, I'd say there is likely to be a bit of bias.

P.S. A spokesperson for the CDC declared that "Breed is No longer of discernable value when predicting and preventing dog bites"

Hmmm. Slogger or CDC? I'll go with CDC Thank you:)

A Pug and a lab puppy KILLED an infant in Tulsa.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 5:24 PM

a 6 week old black lab puppy mauled a 2 month old infant to death yesterday. where was Slog on THAT story?

Posted by max solomon | July 29, 2008 5:30 PM

Typical..A pit bull looks at you cross-eyed= headline.
Any other dog KILLs and you have to read to the VERY end of the article to determine it's breed.
But, No Breedism is a ridiculous concept, right?

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 5:42 PM

Dog "breeds" are a completely human invention. Things like "pit bull", "labrador", etc. HUMANS INVENTED THOSE.

Opposing a breed ban is like opposing a law against guns.

Thus the idea of "breedism" as something that is somehow morally wrong is absurdly ignorant and naive.

Ban pit bulls. We invented them, we can ban them.

(That's not saying a pit bull -- as an animal -- does not deserve human treatment).

Posted by ban'em | July 29, 2008 5:58 PM

er.. "humane" treatment...

Posted by ban'em | July 29, 2008 6:01 PM

Why ban a breed of dog when there is NO PROOF that it is more dangerous than other breeds?

B/C some irresponsible people own them?
B/C some people are afraid of them?

Seems irrational when there are MANY ways to promote community safety without killing thousands of dogs.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 6:07 PM

If your pit bull kills my child...

In my fantasy, I would purchase a bear trap and trip it on your face and then, with my bare hands, rip off your testicles or rip out your uterous.

In actuality, I am more likely to simply purchase a handgun and shoot you and your progeny. And your fucking dog.

Posted by FYI | July 29, 2008 6:19 PM

the SPD is so out of control, even dogs think they need better oversight.

damn, yo.

Posted by holz | July 29, 2008 6:28 PM

@17 and they say the pi bull folks are unsavory?

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 6:30 PM

Correction:pit bull folks.. see what happens when people have knee-jerk reactions.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 6:31 PM

At 17
How about if one of these kills your child:
Labrador puppy
English Sheepdog
Husky mix
Doberman Pinscher
Jack Russell Terrier

I ask, because these are the other "Vicious Breeds" responsible for fatalities this year.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 6:49 PM

"Julie Russell", Half the problem is that the menace dogs are typically owned by dumb c*nts like you.

Posted by mallard | July 29, 2008 7:18 PM

I think y'all need a special pit bull tag for slog posts.

Posted by Gidge | July 29, 2008 7:27 PM

There are just so many things wrong with the story about the puppy mauling the baby.
For one thing, 2 month old babies do not belong in swings, especially those wind up ones, and certainly not for an hour or more.
2 month old babies should never be left unattended for that long (the exception would be if the baby were asleep, and parents are in another room during that time).
If you wanna get right down to it, most responsible people wouldn't leave a puppy that young (the second article says it was only a little older than the baby) alone for that long, especially not with an unattended 2 month old baby.
I could go on and on about this one.

Posted by Bella | July 29, 2008 7:28 PM

At 22
Does that mean my Chocolate Lab and my Italian Greyhound are menaces, as well? Oh and Gaia, my 3 legged cat?

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 7:31 PM

PS. 22- Where did you attend finishing school?

Posted by Julie Russell | July 29, 2008 7:32 PM

In other news, some dude shot his estranged wife this morning in a parking lot then killed himself. Is this not worthy of slog? says an average of three women are killed every day in the U.S.; I can't find a good source of data but one website said there are about three fatal pit bull attacks per year in the U.S. I think we should just ban straight dudes, or at least make it illegal for them to possess guns.

Posted by asteria | July 29, 2008 8:30 PM

I want the time I spent reading this slog back. Curse you Jonah Spangenthal-Lee! You owe me 30 seconds!

Posted by bob! | July 29, 2008 8:41 PM


Posted by violet_dagrinder | July 29, 2008 9:51 PM

here in the netherlands we had an pitbull ban for years, and guess what? it just got lifted because tons of clever profesors admitted that it was impossible to uphold, un-fair, dangerous, discrimitive and classist. And not to forget, didn't change one bit in the amount of dogg-attacks/serious injuries per year.
So now we are going to get an way more sensible tight law on agressive dog behauvior (basicly one stike and you'r out).
So why the hell are you lobbying for something that is already proven to be ineffective?

for the people able to read dutch: here is the goverment conclusions on the so calles "pitbull-law",1640321&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&p_file_id=28256

Posted by dutchie regular reader | July 30, 2008 3:47 AM

sorry officer, i can't drive because my dog ate the wheel.

that is an incomprehensibly good recycling of the oldest excuse in the book.

Posted by dreww | July 30, 2008 5:12 AM

Wow. I just read the story about the lab puppy killing the baby, and all I can say is there must have been NOBODY watching either the puppy or the baby. If one of my Shelties was left in the same situation, I have no doubt that the dog would be VERY interested in the baby's swinging feet (herding dogs are interested in movement), and might even make a grab--which is why I would never leave one of my Shelties in that situation, even though they have never shown any aggression towards people.

The vacuum cleaner, on the other hand, must die.

Posted by Nora | July 30, 2008 7:34 AM

by the way, liberals screaming about pitbulls is the same as women who only focus on the unknown man out there ready to abuse you instead on the far bigger threat by their spouses.

bring in the numbers (dutch but apperently simmilair to the usa):
66% of the incidents need no medical attantion (doctor/hospital)
64% of the deadly attacks (per year 1 on 16 milion people) are by their own dog. more than 90 percent of those in or around the owners house.
at more than half of the incidents involving minors there was no adult present.
67% of all the lethal and non lethal attacs are considerd provoked by the involved human.
20% of al deadly victims are younger than 5 years, while they only make up 6,5 % of the population
pitbull inflicted wounds are not considerd more serious than wounds inflicted by other breeds.
pitbulls are responsible for a slight higer amount of the reported incidents by the police than is considerd normal for their percentage of the overal dog population. (but so are an whole range of other dog breeds like jack russels, rotweilers, belgian shepperds, dalmations and with the hardly owned but verry biting prone turkish shepperd as overal leader)
And more importand almost all the at the police reported incidents are with unfamilair dogs attacking adults wich only make a small portion of the overal number of (serious) incidents.
dogbites are far less likly to kill you (1.2 deaths per year/7000 ER treatments on 16 milion people,) than sport (11 deaths/160.000 ER threatments) or diy home improvement (23.5 deaths/30.000 ER threatments)
your chance of dying by dog bite is considerd 1 in 13 milion.
since the mayority of the (serious) incidents involve (unsuperviced) childeren and elderly and the family dog the best way to cut down the amount of incidents is considerd education.

oh, and one more thing for you yankees to consider, in ohio a court considerd the banning of a specific breed unconstitutional.

so... doe's the oposition have numbers aside from hysteric media coverage. No? than i asame that you people are also going to lobby for an ban on being a black man based on the average foxnews broadcast?

Posted by regular dutchie reader | July 30, 2008 10:37 AM

In the link to "horrible pit bull" attacks in the original post, there's a description of an incident in which a Pomeranian killed a baby. Clearly Poms must go!

(The owner left the dog in the crib with the baby. Behind most "bad dogs" is a very stupid dog owner.)

Posted by John | July 30, 2008 10:39 AM

I heart rdr and john.

Posted by Julie Russell | July 30, 2008 10:54 AM


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