So a convicted would-be domestic terrorist is upset that his rights were violated? Hmmm…why wasn’t he concerned with the rights of the people he was going to firebomb? The guy that was fighting the system now wants it to work for him.
 July 30, 2014 at 12:08am
Governor Haslam is about half RINO. NOT a true conservative. He’s just blowing wind to make the news and give the impression he cares, but in reality he goes right along with way too many progressive ideas. Common Core and Obamacare to name two. He also just narrowly missed criminal charges related to his company although they company will have to pay $92 million in restitution. I wouldn’t expect too much out of his letter to Obama. Most likely they’re already laughing about it with each other.
 July 23, 2014 at 11:00pm
You’re missing the point completely. I absolutely agree that it’s a tragedy when this happens. However, the OP was speaking of Tennessee specifically and so was I. Also, these cases are relatively rare, which is why they are newsworthy. There simply isn’t an epidemic of dog shootings by police. There is no data ANYWHERE to back up your claim. Yes, it does happen. Yes, it is too frequent, but I would wager that many, many more dogs are shot by homeowners and farmers annually than police ever have. Also, the few statistics that are out there fail to take into account which shootings are justified versus malicious. And one more thing, according to the CDC there are over 4.5 million dog attacks each year resulting in about a million emergency room visits and 35 fatalities. So why don’t you, as a good dog owner, speak up to stop these attacks? To paraphrase your words “The bad rap comes in when we hear a family followed procedure by chaining or fencing a dog on private property that escapes and attacks innocent people. When that happens, we hear crickets from the good ones.” If the good ones would just speak up, there wouldn’t be 4.5 million attacks each year. Again show me any data that backs up your claim and I’ll be man enough to say I’m wrong.
 July 23, 2014 at 10:24pm
A swing and a miss for you.
1. Those are not results of individual cases. They reflect multiple instances of the same story. I typed in Charles Manson and got 1.7 million hits, but there is only one of him. In Google…..
2. Those are not results for Tennessee specifically, which is what the OP was referring to. I doubt very seriously that 18 million dogs have been killed by police recently.
 July 23, 2014 at 4:47pm
You are picking isolated incidents to make your case. Of course you can find individual instances where dogs were shot that shouldn’t have been. However, you are letting emotion cloud facts. In Tennessee, there are approximately 15,000 sworn officers. After a quick internet search, I was only able to find 5 cases where a dog was shot by officers inappropriately (in fairness, this was a very quick search). Five officers out of 15,000 is .00034% which is miniscule to me. And this is over a ten year period. Even if there were ten time as many incidents, the percentage is still very small. So if five people out of 15,000 do this, it’s because no officer spoke up and all should be held accountable? That’s a pretty high standard you’re setting. One incident every two years for the entire state of 6.5 million people is an epidemic? Really? You’re going to judge thousands of people because of the actions of 5 over ten years? I’m sorry, but emotion is clouding your judgment. If you have data to show otherwise, I would really like to see it.
 July 23, 2014 at 2:58pm
In my 6 years with the local sheriff’s office (in TN), I have only witnessed one dog put down by another officer. I’ve never had to do it. The dog was struck by a car and had zero chance of survival. The owner asked that it be put down because she couldn’t stand to see it suffering. Every officer I know will go out of their way to save an injured animal and I’ve seen this too many times to count. You’re making a blanket statement about a very large group of dedicated men and women based on a comparatively minuscule number that make the news for doing something stupid. You can find good if you look for it. How about this recent article? http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2014/04/tennessee-police-raid-dog-fighting-ring/
 July 9, 2014 at 2:59pm
He was against it. Before he was for it. Before he was against it.
April 15, 2014 at 9:45am
Like most other celebrities that move here, he will likely NOT be living in Nashville proper. Could be Franklin, Green Hills, Brentwood or some other suburb. With that said, welcome to Tennessee Brad! Glad to have you and though our urban areas are liberal islands, the “regular” people of this state are overwhelmingly conservative, friendly and generous. You’re gonna love being a Volunteer!
September 29, 2013 at 12:19am
My food poops on his food.
May 11, 2013 at 1:41pm
Thanks Rand! Now I know who you really are. Just another RINO in conservative clothes. Next…….