To kill a dog is to attack the very virtues of loyalty and innocence. In Diesel's death we are reminded that we are at odds with an ideology out to destroy not just Western virtues, but also everything that represents these virtues.
Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.
While dogs are commonly adored as pets and lovable companions, they are also capable of becoming highly skilled at a variety of jobs that help humans in countless ways, some very surprising. Here are a few examples.
Three Nevada Highway Patrol officers claim Chris Perry, the director of Nevada's Department of Public Safety, hijacked the state's police canine program, turning the dogs into "trick ponies" with the purpose of falsely alerting to drugs on command.