Episode 107 - Are Police Dogs Racist - with Michael Goosby

Canine Conversations - Dog Training Podcast

Feb 24 2023 • 56 mins

California Assembly Bill CA AB740 is being presented by California Assemblyman Corey Jackson. This bill aims at eliminating the use of police canines (k9s) in many situations including apprehending potentially dangerous suspects. He claims the bill will help right the wrongs of the past - a "carryover from a dark past." He uses inciteful language such as: "The use of police canines has inflicted brutal violence and lifelong trauma on Black Americans and communities of color," and more.

This type of language will create knee-jerk reactions among policymakers and place many people, especially those in under-served communities in great danger. We've seen the problems things like defunding the police does to communities and I hope this video will open people's eyes to the true benefit of police canines.

Michael Goosby is a decorated LAPD police officer, he served as chief K9 trainer for the LAPD and has been a police officer for over 30 years! I can't imagine a person better qualified to talk on this topic than him. This chat will give you great insight from a man of the highest character, a police k9 expert, and a man of color who cares about people.

I hope that Assemblyman Jackson will watch this video and rethink his position or at least sit down with someone like Michael to educate himself on this topic. I'm assuming he didn't before proposing / writing this bill.

Please contact Assemblyman Jackson here to voice your concern:

1021 O Street, Suite 6120, P.O. Box 942849 Sacramento, CA 94249-0060

District Office #1:
18700 Lake Perris Drive Perris, CA 92571 951-943-6054

Use this link to find your representative, and make them aware that you oppose this bill: https://findyourrep.legislature.ca.gov

Police dogs SAVE LIVES... lives of black and brown Americans as well as all other law abiding citizens. People have a right to feel safe, in particular those living in high crime neighborhoods - police canines offer that!

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Here's a link to the proposed bill: