Monday, May 10, 2010

Who is responsible for the dead dog in Missouri?

Pete Guither over at collected a bunch of interesting reactions to the Missouri SWAT raid where the family dog was shot (I stole his title). My favorite is Megan McArdle writing for The Atlantic; she summed her feelings thusly:
 Short of multiple homicide, I'm having trouble coming up with anything that justifies that kind of police action.  And you know, I doubt the police could either.  But they weren't busy trying to figure out if they were maximizing the welfare of their larger society. They were, in that most terrifying of phrases, just doing their jobs.

And in the end, that is our shame, not theirs.
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