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Remember, when dog bites man it’s not news

Lede of the day, if not the week:

A man who approached a police cruiser claiming, “I need a bag of dust,” struck an officer and bit a police canine early this morning, police said.

From the New Haven Register.

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  1. Now THAT’s a story!

  2. Dave Brooks

    That’s also a reporter who has covered the cops too much: “Police canine” … sheesh.

    I know wading through cop press releases can turn brains to mush, but this paper is on the slippy slope of printing a story with “perps” in the lede.

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