A. Barton Hinkle: Train Police to Protect Pets

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“I raised my girls to trust police officers,” said Brittany Moore back in April. “That if they ever got lost, to find a police officer and they would help them. Now they don’t trust them.” Moore spoke those words at the state capitol in Colorado, during a rally on behalf of legislation meant to reduce incidents in which police officers shoot family pets. As A. Barton Hinkle explains, her testimony underscores a serious problem for anyone who supports good law enforcement. The killing of family pets by cops needs to stop.