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Arin Greenwood

Critics Slam Mississippi Bill That Equates Pit Bulls And 'Dangerous Dogs' | Arin Greenwood | Posted 01.27.2015 | Green

Mississippi state lawmakers have introduced a first-of-its-kind bill that would, in part, allow police officers, without a warrant, to enter any home ...

'That Dog Meant More To Me Than Most People'

The Baltimore Sun | Pamela Wood | Posted 04.06.2014 | Crime

As Anne Arundel County's police chief pledged a thorough investigation Monday into the shooting death of a dog by a police officer, the pet's owners r...

Family Devastated After Maryland Cop Shoots Dog In Yard

The Baltimore Sun | Colin Campbell and Tim Swift | Posted 04.05.2014 | Crime

An Anne Arundel County police officer shot and killed a family's dog Saturday while investigating a burglary in Pasadena, officials said. Police said...

Kickstarter Campaign Seeks Funding For 'Puppycide' Documentary

Radley Balko | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

The indie production company Ozymandias Media is asking for help to fund a documentary looking at the issue of police killing dogs. They've just launc...

GRAPHIC VIDEO: $620,000 Judgment For Family Dog Shot By Cop?

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Danielle E. Gaines | Posted 11.25.2013 | Crime

The Animal Legal Defense Fund, a nonprofit law organization based in California, has filed a legal brief supporting a local family whose dog was shot ...

Arin Greenwood

Baltimore Family Sues Police For Killing Pet Pit Bull | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.05.2013 | Crime

Police called the New Year's Day shooting of Kincaid, a Baltimore family's 3-year-old pit bull, "a tragic incident that occurred." Stacy Fields and...

Cop Shoots Therapy Dog While Serving Warrant At Wrong House

Posted 06.22.2013 | Crime

A police officer in Texas is under review for firing a bullet into the back of a 3-year-old trained therapy dog. “This dog wasn't after him. Thi...

Raid Of The Day: Thomas and Darren Russell

Radley Balko | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

In February 2009, Chicago police raided both units of a flat as part of a drug investigation. According to a lawsuit later filed by the wrongly ra...

Kincaid Was Killed By Baltimore City Police

The Baltimore Sun | Ian Duncan | Posted 03.15.2013 | DC

Residents protesting a police officer shooting another resident's dog on New Year's Day staged a demonstration on Saturday outside the headquarters of...

The Most Read Agitator Posts of 2012

Radley Balko | Posted 02.19.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

Here are the 10 posts from The Agitator that generated the most pageviews in 2012. -- Puppycide in New Mexico. -- But for Audio. (Florida woman's ce...

Morning Links: Oxycontin Abuse Wanes, Your Kindle Is Spying On You, Surprising Statistics AboutMass Shootings

Radley Balko | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- The smartest thing I've read yet on the Newtown tragedy. Related: You might be surprised to learn that mass killings are not happening more frequen...

Late Morning Links: Puppycide, Oatmeal, Donkey Cheese

Radley Balko | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- Politician wants to ban a gun that doesn't exist. -- Headline of the day. -- Puppycide: Dog-with-tennis-ball-in-mouth edition. -- Internet feud ...

Morning Links: UN vs. Legal Pot, Georgia Can't Fire Bad Cops, Puppycide in Colorado

Radley Balko | Posted 01.26.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- In Kentucky, a year in jail for not believing in God. -- The United Nations wants the Obama administration to boot the boot down on Colorado and W...

Police In Two Texas Cities To Get Dog Training

Radley Balko | Posted 01.23.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

Back in April, Jessica Greene and I wrote a piece for HuffPost about the odd and troubling trend of police shooting dogs. We looked at a couple dozen ...

Morning Links

Radley Balko | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Radley Balko

-- This is way too smart of a policy to ever get implemented. Plus, making birth control available over the counter takes a way an effective wedge iss...

Radley Balko

PHOTOS: Cops Shoot Playful Chihuahuas, Elderly Labs | Radley Balko | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

Last week, Austin, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo publicly apologized to Michael Paxton over the death of his dog Cisco. Paxton was playing fetch wit...