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Explosive Detection Dog Receives More Training

January 19, 2014

WHEELING — Onlookers who have seen the Wheeling Police Department’s new explosive detection dog sniffing around public buses in the downtown area may have been temporarily caught off guar....

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Jan-20-14 11:06 AM

Our ever increasing pd. The city of Wheeling spends so so so much to maintain this mega-massive force, and our good citizens are increasingly criminalized to justify it, and the unnecessary NRJ. Sad, unjust, unproductive and unhealthy for our community.

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Jan-20-14 7:50 AM

So.....Wheeling has a single police guy to care, feed and have responsibility for this pooch? What happens if the officer falls down his steps or such and is laid up for a few months? Yeah...riight!

Aside from a total lack of dog management infrastructure Wheeling is likely the last village / hamlet Abdul and the boys are thinking about.

I’ll bet Obama hisself doesn’t even know where Wheeling is exactly. I remember reading when he took a first trip to Pittsburgh he was apparently shocked it was a ‘big city’.

There must be Federal ‘pork’ in this ‘initiative'. The only thing this hound will be smelling is mass bad breath from rotten teeth, dirty underwear and booze breath. Poor dog!

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Jan-19-14 1:38 PM

More money down the drain. It will die of boredom.

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Jan-19-14 10:33 AM

was that dignitaries or dingle berries?

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Jan-19-14 10:13 AM

dignitaries?? Coming to Wheeling?Think about it, if some DIGNITARY would decide to land in Wheeling and there were explosives,or a bomb on board their plane, dont you think the bomb would have exploded BEFORE it landed in Wheeling?

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Jan-19-14 9:52 AM

the next dog, McCash will be able to sniff out corruption in officials..sniffing to reveal unexplainable funds, he is sensitive to the smell of expensive free drinks and dinners. what a dog!

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Jan-19-14 9:09 AM

I wonder how much effort it would take for the local police department to justify the cost of an "explosive detection" dog for each community in Ohio County. Warwood, West Lib, Valley Grove, the Island, etc.

After all, each community has their own specific needs and those precious 10 minutes could be critical in saving potential lives from the hypothetical explosives of the lurking terrorists and rampant evildoers.

You can use that line of specious reasoning to spend millions and waste billions.

"Proactive" and "vigilant" have become the new buzzwords for the U.S. government.

All this fear mongering and paranoia sets a horrible precedent. Not only is it a distraction, it's fiscally irresponsible.

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