Thursday, March 12, 2015

Blasphemy

 

Underdogs and Overlords

In its original draft, “Tanja's law” would have treated the killing of a police dog as an act of second-degree murder – the charge that would have been filed against Vickers if he had killed Dakota Corbitt and had done so as a common citizen, rather than a state-licensed purveyor of violence.
If enacted in its original form, “Tanja's Law” would have been the first statute in U.S. history – perhaps in the history of the Western World – to recognize the deliberate destruction of a non-human creature as “murder.”