A new report on the Los Angeles Sheriff Department Canine Special Detail finds that the number of minority individuals bitten by police dogs has dramatically increased between 2004 to 2012. In a department already plagued by accusations of racial targeting, 100 percent of dog bite victims in the first six months of 2013 were blacks and Latinos.
And that's not much of an anomaly. According the report, the annual percentage of black and Latino dog bites generally stands about 90 percent. Surely, 90 to 100 percent of all crimes in Los Angeles aren't being committed by blacks and Latinos. But you know, this couldn't possibly be due to racial profiling because that just doesn't happen on our nation's police forces anymore.