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Old 05-08-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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I noticed early in my adult life that any time the local government wanted more money they would claim they were going to have to fire teachers and let prisoners go if they didn't get it. Basically direct emotional appeals/threats against people's children and family safety. This is similar.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:18 PM
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Perhaps they could retrain the dogs to detect B.S.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:20 PM
 
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I'll take lying for $20 Alex.


IMO, here's what would really happen if pot was legalized. Police depts. would not be able to justify budget increases, and would probably have to lay off some of their police force. "Oh noes! We can't have THAT!"
Yes!

Law enforcement and the drug cartels rely on each other for their survival. Take drug crime and drug related crime away and what would all these LE agencies be left to deal with on a daily basis?

Law enforcement should have ZERO input/opinion on laws, its their job to enforce whats created, not to have an opinion.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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I noticed early in my adult life that any time the local government wanted more money they would claim they were going to have to fire teachers and let prisoners go if they didn't get it. Basically direct emotional appeals/threats against people's children and family safety. This is similar.


Exactly! An appeal to emotion distributed via an over-simplified, sensationalist rag.

Many years ago I narrowly missed being attacked by a guard dog which apparently had been incorrectly trained (The animal was apparently "triggered" by my walking trough a small gap in a fence while carrying a club used to test tires; a supposedly-trained security guard was present at the time.)

The unfortunate fact is that the behavior of supposedly-"retired" guard dogs can't always be predicted; and appeals to raw emotion won't change this.

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Old 05-08-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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I noticed early in my adult life that any time the local government wanted more money they would claim they were going to have to fire teachers and let prisoners go if they didn't get it. Basically direct emotional appeals/threats against people's children and family safety. This is similar.
Yea, you only hear that, never hear of letting go of the admin/overhead staff.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:45 PM
 
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They’re just upset their “war on drugs” gravy train is coming to an end. No more budget increases and jail expansions to arrest and put away all those dangerous potheads.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:53 PM
 
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Yes!

Law enforcement and the drug cartels rely on each other for their survival. Take drug crime and drug related crime away and what would all these LE agencies be left to deal with on a daily basis?

Law enforcement should have ZERO input/opinion on laws, its their job to enforce whats created, not to have an opinion.

And hellz, lots of police depts. fund their depts. with asset seizures. You gotta have the busts, so you can collect the assets, so you can auction them off later, and fill the coffers.
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:57 PM
 
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"At this point, they're trained on five different odors," explained the Normal Police Department's assistant police chief, Steve Petrilli, a former K-9 handler. "Once they're programed with that, you can't just deprogram them." The dogs are also trained against being social in order to be effective workers, which led Larner to suggest "a number" of the K-9s would have to be euthanized in the event that marijuana is legalized, The Pantagraph writes.
Illinois police claim if marijuana is legalized, they'll have to kill their police dogs

I'm speechless lol
What he said is a lie, and complete BS! They can be retrained, or retired. The anti mj people are getting desperate. A last ditch effort. Many canines live with their handlers at home with their family. Completely bogus threat.

While on my move back west I stopped to fuel in eastern Missouri, or the previous state , and there was a police officer with his gorgeous male German Shepard. He let me pet him, and that dog was so sweet, and friendly. I'm glad the dog liked me, lol. But as a well trained Officer Doggie I know it would have followed orders perfectly. The dog lives at home with him, and his family too. He said they get all their dogs from Slovakia, or somewhere around there. He said their breeding programs were the best. Probably follows orders in several languages .
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:06 PM
 
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B.S.


Retired police dogs as well as bomb-sniffing and other military dogs are made available for adoption all the time. They often are adopted by their handlers, who take them home to live with their families. Others are adopted by regular people. They take quite readily to the couch-potato life of a family pet.


If the dogs were so antisocial, they would not be able to work as part of a police team.


These people are lying or crazy.
I agree! I'm not a dog guy BUT if I had to have a dog at all I'd damn sure take one that is trained to obey and PROTECT my family!! They may be retired dogs but they are not useless!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2018, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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They are not going to mass euthanize healthy, trained dogs. They will do other work or be adopted. German Shepherds are wonderful dogs that have done us and continue to do us a great service.
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