After the ongoing unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the police shooting of Michael Brown, “The Daily Show’s” Jordan Klepper tried to look at one police department that’s doing something about it.
The Austin Police Department has designed a program to respond to controversial shootings, hoping to train its officers to use their guns only as a last resort, but it wasn’t exactly what Klepper was looking for.
Of course, the catch is that the program is about dogs and not people.
“There’s more reaction when a dog is shot, as far as public outcry, as far as calling our office, than when it’s a human being,” said Margo Frasier of the Austin Police Monitor. “Our phone system essentially gets shut down.”
While Klepper was assured that there are plenty of programs to help train officers to use their guns as a last resort in dealing with human beings as well, a panel of concerned citizens wasn’t confident in those programs, calling them “a joke.”
So Klepper fell on the perfect solution to “make people as sympathetic and huggable as dogs.” Simply dress them up as man’s best friend.
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