Steven, It was the Carroll County Sheriff Department K-9 and handler. The incident took place in Green Forest. I don't know why the sheriff department was there as it looked to be within city limits and GF has a police department.
And yes, Mayfield is a good cop and a good candidate. He has lived in Arkansas a long time, but was raised in Pennsylvania. He did a stint in the navy and has a son in the marines. Our current sheriff had very little hands-on policing experience. I think he was a postal inspector or something.
I agree with you on the need for socialization---some breeds need it more than others. I considered getting an Anatolian shepherd until I read up on them. They are very protective of their "pack" and can sometimes mistake children playing with violence and run to the rescue. I have two dogs now and maintain pretty good order with them. All discipline falls apart with my big dog when there is a thunderstorm though. He is terrified and insists on getting on the bed with me and I haven't the heart to lock him out of the bedroom. I was terrified of thunder and lightening when I was little so I understand.
Every dog needs some sort of obedience training for his own safety. I prefer group classes as it teaches them to work with distractions (30 other dogs).
I think people are okay with a wet county but may not want a liquor store in their neighborhood. If implementation had been delayed to allow country club neighborhoods to opt out, it would be an easier win.
Lest there be the TEENSIEST confusion on where this is going, Outlier, an "overwhelming" 85% of young American Catholics support gays and lesbians.
Pretty sure this particular cloud doesn't contain pennies from heaven.
Don't knock it. Being an animal lover, and caretaker of many critters, our house had also been a ferret rescue shelter.
That was a wonderful time, and a wonderful pack I raised. I learned much from them. I had a couple of them that loved to protect the local livestock. They played with cattle, and chased off coyotes. They could be very gentle, and my daughters loved to frolic with them.
All dogs, and wolves, need a close, loving environment where there is attention and socialization done to ensure the animals knows its boundaries.
That kind of stuff is very imperative with working dogs. Socialize, train and time spent gets a dog and handler to the pint where the dog does what is needed with little worry. Don't put in the time, and you end up with embarrassing episodes like the Green Forest PD.
Sorry to disagree el, but term limits is how we wound up with people like Rapert and "that asshole from Buri-vul". Term limits removed the incentive for more qualified folks looking to building a career in the statehouse. Yeah we got a few Nick Wilsons, but all in all we had an elite group of pols who had the time and longevity to gain true expertise on the issues and knew when they were being BS'd by the lobbyists. Our current Governor came from that class. If the current crop of fools is the farm club for our future heads of state, we really are in trouble.
Just to make it crystal clear, Outlier, how much the Church is NOT changing; at Mass for a cozy 70,000 in St. Peter's square today, Pope F beatified Pope Paul VI, who died in 1978.
You know: the pontiff who enshrined the Church's ban on contraception.
Meanwhile, Outlier, the Mayor of Rome - a Vatican-adjacent city - defied the Italian (read Catholic) government yesterday and recognized the foreign same-sex marriages of 16 couples.
To "thunderous applause."
The times, they're a'changin'.
The Church, it's a'dyin'.
As many have pointed out, Pope F's "new and more enlighted" message was never anything more than PR lipstick on a very old, very sick, very ugly pig.
>>stronger ethics was opposed 62-23.
Let's call a spade a goddamned shovel. It's term limits extension or, for practical purposes, it's term limits removal. In 16 years, the new term limit for this "ethics" bill, another Nick Wilson or Senator Knox Nelson will become the norm running the entire state via committee head while being elected by a very small group of Arkies. No thanks. The asshole from Buri-vul who gave us the short-lived "Voter ID" reminds us the value of term limits. How many look forward to 16 yrs of a Rapert accumulating power over state government?
Vote NO to Issue #3. Sorry Warwick but you shouldn't have let them hijack your well-intentioned ethics bill.
Still undecided as to whether it was a good idea to have the wet/dry issue on the ballot this time. Might have been better during a presidential year.
As I observed years ago up here in the hills, the "dry" question would resolve itself overnight if we really made dry counties dry: no private clubs, no possession, no transportation.
Why am I not surprised that Steven raised wolves?
Clarification....my comment about JuicePlus and Monavie refer to the fact that these people can apply their blind faith to things that make no sense, even when presented with facts to the contrary. Americans seem to want the quick fix...hard work doesn't matter anymore, because there's an easier way if you can take advantage of another person and their weakness. It works in healthcare, on Wall Street, multi-level marketing schemes. And in my experience, the people who fall prey to those schemes are very devout Christians who can apply their faith to that model more than others who tend to question and seek proof and facts.
Outlier, you're correct when you note the dog may take the fall for the police handler. Using dogs requires a lot of intense integration of communication between dog and handler. A dog is only as good as the handler.
I raised wolves. Out of the six I had, there were only two who would follow my commands with certainty. If I had all six with me, that was good enough because the other four would follow the two as Alphas.
Outlier, I hope Mayfield really is a good candidate, because it looks like some basic procedures and training are needed. The Green Forest PD should take note of the criticism, and learn from it, instead of getting their back up.
Strangelove, I as a liberal also expect that the government is going to be a good steward of my tax dollars. But I am sick and tired of it being used for ongoing, unending wars; giving unfair advantages to corporations and the wealthy who pay little to nothing in taxes; channeling money away from education; and forcing young women to have children they don't want or are unprepared to raise because their LEGAL choices and rights are being chipped away.
I am tired of the Bible thumpers trying to force their beliefs on the rest of us while taking away our rights. The same folks who BELIEVE with all their heart that JuicePlus and Monavie are their path to riches. That believe that they can do evil things to others in the name of their religion and it's okay because they are above others. The same people who don't want to teach reproduction or science in our schools, effectively destroying America and allowing other countries to surpass us technologically. Seriously? You don't think dinosaurs ever existed and think its a threat to your religious beliefs? Stupid. And I've heard that one with my own ears. Baffling.
I believe in personal responsibility. But am thoroughly disgusted in how the odds are stacked against hard-working Americans, and they don't even know it because of the lies propagated by a group of people who do not have their best interests at heart. Everyone on the right likes to talk about the "moochers" and "takers," and they're referring to minorities when they say it. What they ignore is that states that vote Republican are almost always the states taking the most from the federal government while giving back the least because of their failed economic policies.
And by the way. I have a niece who is alive because after she became insured through Obamacare, she was able to get that lump checked out that was stage 3 breast cancer and get treatment. I have many young friends who are finally able to get the AFFORDABLE care they DESERVE. We don't have a free market system in healthcare. We have a system designed to benefit one entity and one entity only...the INSURANCE INDUSTRY. A true scourge to our country that serves no real purpose but to inflate the cost and availability of care.
Oh please God, let this man get very sick, very soon.
I am pro-Obama care but I have to say young people that get pregnant are taking advantage of Medicare by not paying for cost of having a child. I have relatives that are doing so and I don't like it especially when they have a second or third child at government expense. Medicare needs to go after the both the Daddys and the Moms to pay these Medicare cost, they are working the system. In most cases the mother and father report different addresses but still live together. That is wrong and is why so many Tea Party types have an issue with Medicare.
The farm should be closed down and Cargill should move their hogs to N Carolina where they have huge farms already polluting and getting away with it. The Newton county owners can go with them and work for them there. Ms. Marks needs to be asked to resign from her position or be fired for negligence for her part.
Tough time on Capitol View this morning.
Don't think I'll be drinking Route 66, but I would like to hear that blues-rock band..........
I fear that this story is not going to end well for the dog through no fault of its own. At the very least, both he and his handler need some intensive retraining. A police dog should react INSTANTLY to a command. He also should have been sitting quietly by his handler instead of straining at the leash.
The Malinois is a high energy dog and needs daily, intense exercise---not just a slow amble around the neighborhood. Judging from Harlan's picture (and his heavy breathing on the video with no physical exertion) he is not exercising the dog. I have owned and trained 4 big dogs in the last 40 years and they needed constant work to maintain the level of obedience they had upon graduation from obedience school.
Randy Mayfield is running for sheriff against Grudek. He's a really good guy and a good cop. He has 20 years in law enforcement---14 as a Berryville city cop. He will bring professionalism and good policing to the Carroll County sheriff's department. I have gotten to know him and I like him a lot.
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