Thursday, February 17, 2005
Current law in Maryland provides a stiffer penalty for assaulting a police dog than for assaulting an actual cop. The legislature is moving to put cops on the same footing as their dogs. Story here.
Given the outbreak in recent years of overzealous parents assaulting those who referee their children's sports, the legislature in Indiana is seeking to enhance the penalties for assault when the victim wears stripes and carries a whistle. Story here. [Mark Godsey]