Pwease vote Yes on Amendment 64

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Via Mason Tvert, who is one of the organizers of the Colorado initiative “Regulate Marijuana like Alcohol”, and apparently is tired of all the marijuana-related SWAT dog shootings that are second nature to American law enforcement:

-More asset forfeiture posts later today. -Eapen Thampy

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17 Responses to “Pwease vote Yes on Amendment 64”

  1. #1 |  (B)oscoH, Yogurt Eater | 

    Pugs not and drugs!

  2. #2 |  JLS | 

    Why would a talking dog not be able to pronounce the letter L?

  3. #3 |  Boxy | 

    @JLS

    http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/RuleOfCute

    Sorry about ruining your life.

  4. #4 |  Matthew | 

    @3 Boxy

    You missed the funny.

  5. #5 |  Andrew S. | 

    I’m no fan of excessive laws, but posting links to TVTropes should be illegal, because once you click it’s physically impossible to stop.

  6. #6 |  Andrew S. | 

    Also, apparently that site is banned from my work filter:

    Access Denied
    Reason:
    This Websense category is filtered: Marijuana.

    URL:
    http://regulatemarijuana.org/

    Date:
    9/19/2012

    Annoying as hell.

  7. #7 |  Boxy | 

    @4 Matthew

    I think I caught the funny, and then threw it in a dumpster. I’m not yet sure myself whether or not that was intentional.

  8. #8 |  DoubleU | 

    #3 Boxy, pugs are not cute in anyway shape or form.

    I am going to vote “No” because of the use of baby-talk and the use of a pug.

    #6 Andrew…. GET BACK TO WORK!

  9. #9 |  Danny | 

    Police dog-shooting is, by far, the weirdest phenomenon of the 21st century so far. I literally did not hear of a single case of it before, maybe, three years ago. Now it’s rampant.

    Is it just because incidents are being accumulated on the internet? Was this a “silent scourge” before Radley started hyper-linking?

  10. #10 |  ALowe | 

    I don’t think cops killing dogs is a particularly new phenomenon, although it is likely better reported these days. It is interesting to note that the first shots fired at both Ruby Ridge and Waco were from federal agents killing dogs.

  11. #11 |  Windy | 

    I’ve said it before and here it is again, the cops shoot people’s dogs for two reasons: they like shooting things, especially dogs; and shooting the dogs of people they are raiding demoralizes the “suspects”, throws them off their equilibrium so that they are “more manageable” (yeah right, more manageable? I just know it would make me so fucking angry I’d want to kill the cop(s) that shot my dog with my bare hands and there would be NOTHING more on my mind than that revenge, they wouldn’t get a single word out of me that was unrelated to that righteous fury and it would make me far more unmanageable, I’ll grieve later!). The worst part is that it doesn’t really matter to the cops if the “suspects” and the dogs are actually innocent and/or the raid is at the wrong address.

  12. #12 |  Dante | 

    RE: Cops shooting dogs.

    The police didn’t used to do this. Now it is Job #1 to kill any dogs which are present when the police show up. It’s the first order of business.

    Reason? Because the police don’t suffer any negative consequences for killing dogs, and also because they just happen to enjoy killing dogs. This is not a coincidence. They set it up this way so they could keep doing it.

    At the end of the day, who benefits from the actions of the police when they shoot your harmless and friendly dog in front of your family? You? Your children? The innocent dog? The neighborhood? Who benefits from the depraved killing of harmless family pets as they run away in fear?

    Protect & Serve (Themselves!)

  13. #13 |  Sean | 

    So many “puppycides” anymore it’s hard to keep up with them, but here’s the most ridiculous one I’ve heard about in the past week — cop goes out to investigate stolen ladder, goes to the wrong house, gets no answer at the front door so he goes into the backyard and shoots a chained German Shepard.

    http://www.wsiltv.com/news/local/Eldorado-Man-Accuses-Police-of-Killing-Dog-170392616.html

  14. #14 |  Sean | 

    Cop goes to investigate burglar alarm — while the owner waits out front to meet them and explain it was a false alarm the cops go to the back door, open it, and shoot and kill his chocolate lab :

    http://www.13wmaz.com/news/georgia/article/197157/52/Cobb-Officer-Shoots-100-Pound-Chocolate-Lab

    “I heard pop-pop and said, ‘Please don’t shoot my dog'”

  15. #15 |  Nancy Lebovitz | 

    Off topic: Why the British police don’t carry guns

  16. #16 |  tensity1 | 

    Pic would’ve been better if the pug was wearing a bullet-proof vest. Not everyone is familiar with the many incidences of drug raid dog killings.

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