Monday, February 17, 2003

Just In Case You Were Wondering...

It's now officially been 47 days, and apparently no officers have yet been publicly disciplined, reprimanded, or chastised by either the Tennessee Highway Patrol or the Cookville Police Department, and there seem to have been no changes in policies or procedures related to the Smoak terrorizing/dog shooting incident of Jan 1, 2003. In fact, so far only the dispatcher involved has been disciplined.

A letter to the editor in today's Knoxville News Sentinel reminds us that the real tragedies aren't just the shooting of their dog, but also the tactics and methods used in their detention were way out of line. (Caveat: The letter itself goes overboard in comparing the importance of the incident to abortion and Orwellian future, so take the rest with a grain of salt). Still, I hope this situation is resolved soon before something like this happens again.

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