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(KATU)   Another of those consequences nobody ever thinks about. Legalized marijuana means all the drug dogs need to be retrained   (katu.com) divider line 14
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2013-03-20 02:09:42 PM
9 votes:
Why would they forget how to bark on command?
2013-03-20 03:37:37 PM
5 votes:
1.  Put training pot dogs up for sale.
2.  Sell to forgetful potheads who always loses their stash.
3.  Profit!
2013-03-20 03:55:29 PM
3 votes:
I do not agree with allowing dogs to be used to gain probable cause. I think drug sniffing dogs should be allowed only when there is already grounds for a search. This would include border crossings, airports and instances where the police already have a search warrent. The dog can not testify in court and therfore should not be used as a vehicle to gain probable cause where it did not exist before.
2013-03-20 05:44:27 PM
2 votes:
Use them as avalanche rescue dogs, pretty much every skier I know is holdin'.....

/ win, win amirite?
2013-03-20 03:38:40 PM
2 votes:

beantowndog: Why would they forget how to bark on command?


Done it one.

King Something: beantowndog: Why would they forget how to bark on command?

It's not that simple. They've been trained to bark when they smell pot (or when the handler gives the "say this guy has pot so that we can legally beat him to within an inch of his life and steal all his worldly possessions without the slightest chance of repercussions" command). If pot is not illegal, the dogs' barks become worthless to the cops -- they might as well be barking because the guy has steak or a cat in his car.


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2013-03-20 03:09:46 PM
2 votes:
So, their noses will be out of joint?
2013-03-20 02:16:51 PM
2 votes:
A spokesdog, asked about the prospects of former police dogs on the job market, admitted that the outlook was "rough".
2013-03-20 04:04:24 PM
1 votes:

Russ1642: Can't they train the dogs to somehow indicate what drug they're detecting?


Already been done, here are the signs for
www.fieldandstream.com
1) Uranium in your suitcase
2) slave in your stagecoach
3) imports trying to dodge tariffs
4) precursors in the Pepsi bottle in your pants
2013-03-20 03:50:41 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: King Something: beantowndog: Why would they forget how to bark on command?

It's not that simple. They've been trained to bark when they smell pot (or when the handler gives the "say this guy has pot so that we can legally beat him to within an inch of his life and steal all his worldly possessions without the slightest chance of repercussions" command). If pot is not illegal, the dogs' barks become worthless to the cops -- they might as well be barking because the guy has steak or a cat in his car.

No they don't, because of what you said before it. Instead of being pot, they'll claim it was coke, meth, heroin, [insert illegal narcotic here] that the dog picked up and still have probable cause to search. Your car could be completely brand-spanking new just driven off the lot and as long as the dog barks, they're justified in searching. The only difference now would be actually finding pot and not being able to do shiat about it besides harassing the person.

Wasn't there a supreme court ruling on drug-sniffing dogs recently? They basically said even if the dog has a fail rate of 90%, it's justified because they wouldn't have caught the actual bad 10% otherwise.


Because if the dogs aren't legally certified to not bark at pot, someone facing trial for 10kgs of coke could argue that the search was illegal (prompted by the smell of legal pot) and might actually win and walk free - which looks bad on the prosecution team.
2013-03-20 03:45:34 PM
1 votes:

scottydoesntknow: Russ1642: Can't they train the dogs to somehow indicate what drug they're detecting?

Heh that would be pretty funny.

Cocaine - dog starts scratching nose and thinking it's invincible
Crack - dog starts itching around the neck and begging other dogs for treats to feeds its habit
Speed - dog starts spinning really fast in circles
Bath-salts - dog leaps at its handler's face and just starts tearing it apart


It's within the capabilities of a dog. Maybe hold up a card and have the dog put his paw on the right symbol. I don't know but I'm sure they've considered it. The only reason they don't do it now is it would limit searches. If a dog indicates for marijuana, and they find cocaine and no pot was it an illegal search?
2013-03-20 03:45:18 PM
1 votes:

King Something: they might as well be barking because the guy has steak or a cat in his car.


Cats should be illegal, they only lead to this:
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2013-03-20 03:44:21 PM
1 votes:
Your are all of you misunderestimating the number of training pot dogs that are employminated at police law stations.
2013-03-20 03:43:11 PM
1 votes:
My dog barks whenever I get aroused.  Mostly because he's a light sleeper and always feels it go in.
2013-03-20 03:08:44 PM
1 votes:

King Something: beantowndog: Why would they forget how to bark on command?

It's not that simple. They've been trained to bark when they smell pot (or when the handler gives the "say this guy has pot so that we can legally beat him to within an inch of his life and steal all his worldly possessions without the slightest chance of repercussions" command). If pot is not illegal, the dogs' barks become worthless to the cops -- they might as well be barking because the guy has steak or a cat in his car.


No they don't, because of what you said before it. Instead of being pot, they'll claim it was coke, meth, heroin, [insert illegal narcotic here] that the dog picked up and still have probable cause to search. Your car could be completely brand-spanking new just driven off the lot and as long as the dog barks, they're justified in searching. The only difference now would be actually finding pot and not being able to do shiat about it besides harassing the person.

Wasn't there a supreme court ruling on drug-sniffing dogs recently? They basically said even if the dog has a fail rate of 90%, it's justified because they wouldn't have caught the actual bad 10% otherwise.
 
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