Judge Bars Combat Veteran's Service Dog From Court
"A judge barred a combat veteran attending a trial from bringing his service dog into a Detroit courthouse after the miniature poodle barked at jurors.
Wayne County Circuit Judge Lawrence Talon said the small dog, named Lt. Dani, could influence jurors, The Detroit News reported. The dog belongs to U.S. Army Col. Timothy McKernan, who wants to attend the trial of his daughter's boyfriend."
The lawyers adjudicating this case should have spoken out in defense of the combat veteran, and argued that their legal arguments are far more persuasive than the mindless barking of a miniature poodle.
While in the crime-riddled city of Detroit the veteran should have left his poodle at home and borrowed a German Shepard.
Army Col. Timothy McKernan has served in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, and Somalia, he should be allowed to attend the trial buck naked with his miniature poodle and his goldfish, if he so wishes.
Follow Robert Paul Reyes on Twitter: http://twitter.com/robertpaulreyes
Robert Paul Reyes is a NewsBlaze writer on Politics, Pop Culture and Pointless Pontificating. Contact him by writing to NewsBlaze. Read more stories by Robert Paul Reyes.
* The views of Opinion writers do not necessarily reflect the views of NewsBlaze
Related Opinions News