Yeah, you’re right about the gang-banger element. Some rapper has a CD out with a cover of him holding a woman and a pit bull on a leash. He asks, “which is the meanest bitch?” I’ve heard my friends tell me that when these attacks occur it’s not the dog’s fault. Gee, that’s some consolation when your child’s face is eaten off! And it never seems to be a Lab or Poodle. This happens in San Antonio about once a month. I can’t imagine what I’d do if I had young children and there was a pit bull next door that snarled and growled at them daily.
I work in an emergency room and see lots of dog bites from lots of breeds. However, we’re talking one or two bites, not an attempt to kill. It seems that once certain breeds get going they won’t stop and pit bulls are the most infamous of these.