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  • Shelley Frost

History suggests police dogs mission should change

Since the days of slavery, dogs were used to violently chase down escaped men and women who were running for their lives. As Black Americans fought for civil rights, k9 units were used to terrify people protesting or simply walking to school. Today, police dogs have been used during Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests to capture and hold people suspected of committing crimes.

For more background on why police dogs should not be used by law enforcement especially during rallies advocating for the lives of Black Americans, check out my article on Medium Should Police Dog K9 Units be Defunded as an Outcome of Black Lives Matter?

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