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3 thoughts on “District of Columbia Court of Appeals Upholds 'Pit Bull Act' (2005)

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  1. Many people are basically hiding in their homes for fear of pit bulls.

    They can’t use their yards, they can’t go for walks.

    At times, however, they do need to step outside to do something like deposit their trash for pick-up and they get attacked.

    This is the kind of life many people are forced to live thanks to legislators and leaders that are enabling the dog fighters and dog breeders.

    Of course, many people suffering this way are POOR, and the breeders have more money and are bigger bullies, so the legislators step on the poor in favor of a minority of middle class criminals and tax cheats.

    When will someone speak up for the poor who are getting terrorized and attacked by pit bulls?

  2. I’ve noticed this, too! Always the victims are those that can’t afford to be the victims!

  3. There was also this case at the same time…

    Pit Bull Owner Sentenced in D.C. Attack; Incident Scarred 14-Year-Old Girl, Spurred Passage of Muzzle Law
    [FINAL Edition]
    The Washington Post (pre-1997 Fulltext) – Washington, D.C.
    Author: Bill Miller
    Date: May 14, 1996
    Start Page: B.03
    Section: METRO
    Text Word Count: 530
    A D.C. Superior Court judge issued a three- to 10-year prison term yesterday to a man who set his pit bull terrier on a 14-year-old girl in Northwest Washington.

    Anthony A. Fuller, 23, reluctantly accepted responsibility for an attack in the Columbia Heights neighborhood that created an uproar and led to passage of a law requiring that all pit bull terriers and Rottweilers be muzzled when in public.

    Authorities said Fuller chased two teenage girls into a building Feb. 19 and ordered them to undress. When they didn't, he used his pit bull as a weapon. He shouted, "Sic 'em, sic 'em!" and the leashed dog lunged forward.

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