But how can you convince the “authority” of that if the Breed Ban is open vague interpretation by law enforcement?
So then what’s the problem? A loophole in the town allows police officers to essentially ban any dog they believe to be a pit bull at their personal discretion.
“This is the craziest ordinance you’ll ever hear in your life,” Millman-Rinaldi said, explaining that it allows a police officer or animal control officer to make a “visual determination” about whether or not a dog is a pit bull.
And the law says that determination can be based on criteria as vague and unscientific as the “personal and professional experience of the officer in having observed pit bull terriers in the past” — though research has shown that visual identifications of dog breeds, even by people experienced with dogs, are often wildly off base.