"So many of those situations [where police kill dogs
in people's homes] are because an officer is fearful, and
they have no training, but it's completely unnecessary.
Mailmen get excellent training on how to deal with dogs.
Police don't get similar training. They have firearms at
their side and jump to lethal force, and it's completely
unnecessary. They're only as good as their training."
-- Cheye Calvo, mayor of Berwyn Heights, Maryland, quoted
by Danial J. Gross in "Officers being trained on confronting
animals", in The Gazette or Gazette-Star or possibly
the Prince George's Gazette (the actual title of
the newspaper is unclear[*]), 2012-07-26 (I
haven't found a volume/issue number yet), about a
settlement reached between Calvo and Prince George's County
Police relating to a 2008 SWAT raid in which the mayor's dogs
were shot and killed.
[*] The masthead simply
gives the title as Gazette-Star (no location as part of
the name), with smaller print below that listing several cities
in P.G. County, starting with Bowie (suggesting that the Gazette
organization swalloed the old Bowie Star at some point?),
but other indications refer to it simply as Gazette, with
the additional complication that their web presence indicates
a handful of separate newspapers published by the same entity,
all called merely Gazette ... and at least one
of those is referred to elsewhere using a location-name, the
Montgomery Gazette. Is it one newspaper with several
editions, multiple newspapers with the same name, multiple
newspapers with disambiguating names that get re-ambiguated,
or what? Is there a way to refer to it correctly such that it
can be told apart from newspapers in other places also named