A. Barton Hinkle on Cops Shooting Dogs


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Another day, another horrific story makes the news about a cop shooting and killing a beloved family dog. Why is it, asks A. Barton Hinkle, that postal workers, meter readers, and pizza deliverymen—among others—all manage to do their jobs without either getting maimed by pets or killing them? It seems awfully curious that police officers seem to be the only ones who face such a stark either/or.