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Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/06/2008 5:36 AM  |  Flag  
What a shame...The guy survives being a WWII tank driver only to get "blown up" by two canine IEDs 60 years later.

The city paid out $5 million last year but still allowed their ethereal A/C Dept to coddle these owners. Time to pay up....

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/06/2008 10:28 AM  |  Flag  
Municipal liability - another compelling reason for pit bull bans.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/06/2008 11:03 AM  |  Flag  
One of the problems I see when discussing dog attacks is that the pro-pit lobby tries to shift focus onto the situation rather than the breed of dog. Whenever an attack involves a family member, the pit bull activists try to muddy the waters by insisting that the owners are not telling the truth about an unprovocked attack, the dog must have given warning signs, the dog was being provoked, the parents should not have left the child alone with the dog, etc.

But what no one seems to want to discuss is the other category of attacks...pit bulls that are off leash, off property, that violently attack a person without provocation. If we create a category of dog attacks that is limited to dogs off leash, off property, including dogs that break containment, (fences, chains, leashes) to attack a non-family member or neighbor, we find that it is overwhelmingly pit bulls who fit this category. If we add leashed pit bulls who have lunged and bitten people without provocation, the numbers are even higher. This is where a credible argument arises that pit bulls have become a public health menace. While pit bull attacks against their owners are often horrific, the public is seldom moved to act because the risk and consequence was borne by the dog owner. When a pit bull jumps a fence/breaks a chain/crashes through a screen window to attack a person walking down the street, voters realize that these dogs pose too great a risk to remain unregulated. Claiming that all we need to do is enforce leash laws offers little comfort to parents who are afraid to let their children play outside because of the chance that a neighbors pit bull could make it over the fence and kill them.

I think victims advocates must pay special attention to this category of attack, and break out statistics to support our view that the regulation of pit bull dogs is a public health issue that can no longer be ignored.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  8/09/2008 5:39 AM  |  Flag  
On one Caesar Milan episode he stated that when a dog encounters a situation it has three choices to make:

Flee, Submit(be friendly), or ATTACK!...We all know which decision a pit bull is likely to make.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  9/14/2009 9:52 AM  |  Flag  
Thank you Mr. Piotrowski, for the service to your country in WWII. I'm deeply grieved by the horrendous way you were repayed for that service. It should NEVER have happened. I hope the city gave you the money you asked for-they should have given you more.

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