News That Baby, those Bus Drivers, the Truck Driver, the Guy With the Fire Extinguisher, All Those Cops, and That Police Helicopter Must Have Provoked That Dog Somehow
posted by October 9 at 9:53 AMon
I’ve never suggested that other dog breeds don’t bite. But have you ever read a story like this one about a poodle or a lab—or even doberman? Do other dogs do this sort of shit?
A bus driver helped save the life of a baby after a pit bull terrier—named locally as ‘Asbo’—ran amok yesterday, biting eight people including the 10-month-old child, before being shot dead by police…. Witnesses reported seeing helicopters, police cars, PCSOs and armed officers “running around with guns” in an attempt to catch the pit bull….
Jackie Haggis, a 38-year-old foster carer from Tavistock Crescent, Mitcham, saw the attack from her house a few yards from the scene.
“I Heard a load of noise outside. The noise became louder and turned into screaming and shouting, and I looked out of the window and saw a group of men on the grass outside my window. Then I saw the dog with a baby in its mouth. “It dragged the baby about 60 yards across the green. I seriously panicked and called 999 straight away. The men were trying to hit the dog with a fire extinguisher from a bus and with sticks, but it wouldn’t let go.
“Eventually a man came onto the green in a pickup truck and tried to run the dog over but it didn’t succeed. Instead the dog turned on another man and to escape he jumped in the back of the pickup truck.
“The dog went berserk and started chasing the man in the truck down the road. It was going absolutely wild.” She added one bus driver, who works in the nearby National Express depot, in particular had saved the child’s life. “If the bus driver hadn’t come to the baby’s rescue, it would have certainly been killed. It was absolutely petrifying,” she said.
Read the rest of the story here.
Neighbors claim the dog’s owner threw the animal out of her house when it “lunged” at one of her own kids—so, yeah, another “bad” pit bull owner, another convenient shield for the breed’s apologists to hide behind. But the same logic behind a ban on, say, assault rifles and automatic weapons applies to a ban on pit bulls: the ban isn’t intended to keep those weapons/dogs out of the hands/homes of good, responsible gun/dog owners. It’s just that the appeal of these weapons/dogs to irresponsible assholes, coupled with the damage these weapons/dogs can do, trumps the right of “good” pit/AK47 owners to possess these asshole dogs/deadly weapons.