Friday, April 20, 2007

Pit Bull Owner Charged With Felony

Kitsap County prosecutors have filed felony charges against a Poulsbo woman whose pit bull attacked and injured a woman neighbor last week. Because of the vicious attack, Poulsbo police are also looking into changes to the city's code concerning dogs, including the possibility of banning dangerous canines outright. Police said the woman was attacked in mid-morning on April 10 when Law's gate surrounding her home was left open.

Some lessons here. First, don't leave dogs unattended in your back yard. Build a proper kennel or have them indoors. Second, if you have a pit bull breed, you have a "kick me" sign pasted to your back. You have to go overboard to make sure you don't run afoul of the law, because if you do, then you will have the living daylights kicked out of you. Third, you should have a spring loaded gate door on the side of your house, which closes it automatically. Fourth, even if you didn't do something negligent, and someone else leaves your back gate open, you could be charged with a crime and go to jail. Who knows how this gate became undone. Fifth, notice that whenever something like this happens, the first thing politicians do is try to find a way to take away more of your rights. So, some person a million miles from you does something stupid, we all end up paying the price. Collective punishment. Will anyone fight back?

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