Bizarre WaPo story today about an ill-fated police raid in Prince George’s County that started with a mysterious thirty-two pound package of marijuana and ended with a handcuffed mayor and two dead dogs. Should Prince George’s County dog owners be worried? Not according to Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mario Ellis:

“We’re not in the habit of going to homes and shooting peoples’ dogs,” Ellis said. “If we were, there would be a lot more dead dogs around the county.”

Cats, on the other hand, are totally fair game.

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Justin Peters is editor-at-large of the Columbia Journalism Review.