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Who’s at Fault When Police Kill Your Pet?

An estimated 10,000 pet dogs are shot by police officers in the line of duty each year. While officers usually explain the shooting of a pet as ‘self-defense,’ a California law professor argues that there is no requirement of public accountability to test their claims.

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Why I’ll Never Dial 911

Some police chiefs have worried about a decline in crime reporting. In some at-risk neighborhoods and in some situations, it’s not hard to understand why cops aren’t called when an emergency happens, argues a TCR columnist.

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