This story is over a year old.
It involves a pit bull and a Baltimore police officer.
SO DON'T CHEAT! LOOK AT THE ARTICLE, THEN READ IT. THEN COME BACK HERE. Yuri's questions:
Question: What did you think the story would be about before you clicked the link?
Well, Fargo's Brilliant One, I thought you were going to bring up hate and discontent to the readers again because I was going to be commenting on yet, another reason why cops have to shoot things and people. It was a relief that I cried instead.
Question: What do you think made this story newsworthy?
From the cop perspective:
This story is newsworthy because it shows a humanitarian side to the "copworld" which if often brushed over by citizens. Police are usually given the "blanket party" of being a robot in a uniform without emotions, carrying out "ridiculous notions of enforcing laws" which people think they can break without consequences. OR...that police are "just the facts, mam" and do not have human interests at heart. Most cops are not torturers of animals as that is reserved for arsonists and serial killers.
Seeing the human side of law enforcement is always something to hit media attention because a) they think it is so rare or b) they want a "feel good" story in a world of doom. My devils' advocate side hopes it was published because it is a great story to gain readership and boost police confidence in the world and show that there are great people behind The Shield.
Yes, I had tears in my eyes. I am a girl.
It was a great story, Yuri. Thank you for sharing it.