“Twenty years ago, I cant recall hearing about one such shooting.”
Good God. 20 years ago, there was no Internet (in practicality). You didn’t get fed this stuff from all over the country constantly - local stories like that wouldn’t make national news. You THINK it’s more prevalent, but you have no proof - go do statistics on dog-shootings then and now. I have little doubt it’s mostly PERCEPTION because you have more information sources flooding you.
It’s not merely the lack of Internet accessibility. There’s been a fundamental change in the attitude of LEOs.
Comparing “dog shootings” to “unlawful, unwarranted shootings of housedogs by LEOs” is akin to comparing “fruit” with “Texas Grapefruit”.
You compare like with like, not broad category to specific parameters.
If you can demonstrate, factually, that unlawful, unwarranted dog shootings of housedogs by LEOs has NOT majorly jumped in the past 20 years, I will apologize on Free Republic and retract my statement.