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libertygrl
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Posted 08/08/11 - 1:32 PM:
Subject: Therapy dogs in court
Should "therapy dogs" be allowed on the witness stand?

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/09/....html?pagewanted=1&_r=2&hp

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henry quirk
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Posted 08/11/11 - 10:29 AM:

"There was no way for me to cross-examine the dog..."

Says it all, I think.
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Posted 08/11/11 - 11:52 AM:

it seems like an obstruction to me. i think the dogs could be allowed in court, to keep the witness company while they wait (before and after their testimony). not on the witness stand, though.
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Posted 08/12/11 - 12:49 AM:

For me the idea is a bit problematic, because not ever dog has the same reaction on criminals, some are more or less intelligent confused
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