"Sin" Charges Officers
Chicago Heights, IL - It was reported yesterday that on May 1st, Amber Singleton called the police about 4:00am to report that her live-in-boyfriend, Robert Smith, was arguing and fighting with a relative inside the Hanover Street residence. After police arrived, Sin, one of the couple's three pit bulls, escaped its cage and charged the officers. According to police, eight shots were fired at the charging animal: two officers fired one shot each and another fired six shots.
Three police officers and eight bullets were used to stop this pit bull. Police said the eight shots were necessary.
We return to the single most powerful reason why pit bulls must be regulated: The average person cannot stop a pit bull attack. Once a pit bull starts an attack, it may be impossible to stop. Back in March, a police officer fired 10 shots to stop a pit bull that attacked a pregnant woman and her boyfriend and then tried to attack the officer. Both instances embody the undeniable public safety threat that pit bulls present and the indisputable reason why they must be regulated.
04/21/09: Pit Bull Tasered 15 to 20 times During Attack: No Effect
03/17/09: 10 Shots Stop Pit Bull Attack on Pregnant Woman and Officer
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs
12/13/08: Pit Bull that Takes Three Bullets for Family is Anecdotal Evidence