No They Cannot
St. Paul, MN - The modern, intricate woven link that ties drugs, violence, criminals and pit bulls together began in earnest approximately in the late 1970s. The historic links amongst gambling, violence and pit bulls (dogfighting) began two centuries ago. One can only presume that criminals were drawn to the "pit bull trade" back then as well. Below is yet another everyday occurrence of drugs, violence, criminals and pit bulls. The four elements are nearly inseparable.
"St. Paul police say SWAT officers shot three [pit bulls] while executing a search warrant in St. Paul's North End. The commander of the Metro Gang Strike Force, Capt. Chris Omodt, says the warrant involved the Latin Kings gang. Officers found more than 30 pounds of marijuana, two handguns and an inert hand grenade during the search Wednesday. He says the strike force requested help from the SWAT team. Four dogs were in the home, but one in a kennel wasn't shot. Gang paraphernalia and two full ammunition boxes were also found. One of the people arrested is a Latin Kings member. Formal charges haven't get been filed."
02/23/09: Mendocino Pot Dogs (Pit Bulls) Killing More Horses and Goats
01/17/09: Another Alleged Dogfighter Shot, Cocaine and Pit Bulls Seized
11/14/08: Falls Pit Bull Owner Pleads Guilty to Aggravated Assault
07/21/08: Continuous Crime Wave: Pit Bull Owners and Their Dogs
05/12/08: 11 Years of Police Gunfire: Pit Bulls Top the Charts