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Posted at 11:35 PM ET, 03/23/2010

D.C. girl injured after dog bite

By Eric Athas

A 12-year-old girl was seriously injured in the District of Columbia Tuesday evening when she was bitten by a dog, D.C. police said.

The dog was attacked in t he 4200 block of 6th Street SE, according to police. They said she was taken to a hospital with facial injuries.

Police said the injuries were serious but not life-threatening.

--Clarence Williams

By Eric Athas  | March 23, 2010; 11:35 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  | Tags:  dog bite in d.c.  
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I think the girl was attacked, not the dog. No offense to the girl, I hope she makes a full recovery. Dog attacks can be very scary. Is the owner of the dog at fault? If so, he should be prosecuted.

Posted by: destewar | March 24, 2010 1:59 AM | Report abuse

Where's the story??

Posted by: jam7 | March 24, 2010 7:59 AM | Report abuse

What a crass title for this story on the Metro page - Dog Chomps on 12 year old girl. It shows no compassion from the writer.

Posted by: brikki | March 24, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

Geez! It's bad enough the link to the "story" says "Dog Chomps on 12 year old girl," but then the "story" says the dog was attacked! I think I could write for the Post.

Posted by: ABedelia | March 24, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

@brikki & ABedelia: I had the same reaction to the link. They definitely need to re-hire some proofreaders/copy editors.

I've also been complaining because when they write articles (especially in these blogs) about child sexual abuse, they'll frequently use the word "affair," as in something along the lines of "The alleged affair began seven years ago when Mr. X was running the boys choir." The connotation of the word affair these days is a secret sexual relationship between two consenting adults. But it wasn't an affair, it was a crime, it was child abuse.

Posted by: IndolentCin | March 24, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

WARD 8 GETS NO RESPECT, AGAIN. WHERE'S THE STORY? POOR
CHOICE FOR THE TITLE.

Posted by: ward8resident | March 24, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

"What a crass title for this story on the Metro page - Dog Chomps on 12 year old girl. It shows no compassion from the writer."

Posted by: brikki | March 24, 2010 8:25 AM

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I totally agree. What a dunce.

Posted by: cbmuzik | March 24, 2010 9:49 AM | Report abuse

Clarence,

Get it together. The dog wasn't attacked, the girl was. Where is your compassion?

Posted by: AnnetteBridges | March 24, 2010 9:56 AM | Report abuse

So...what kind of dog was it?

Posted by: RichinVA | March 24, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

The writer is probably a DCPS graduate.

I can bet the dog was not a Maltese or a Chihuahua. Those in SE love Pit-bulls and Rottweilers. Coincidentally those type of dogs love to bite people.

Posted by: jabreal00 | March 24, 2010 11:10 AM | Report abuse

I would like to know the breed of dog as well. They are always so quick to point out and name a pitbull attack (even if it is mixed breed) so why can't they let us know the other kinds of dangerous dogs?!?!

Posted by: kam0715 | March 24, 2010 11:13 AM | Report abuse

"I can bet the dog was not a Maltese or a Chihuahua. Those in SE love Pit-bulls and Rottweilers. Coincidentally those type of dogs love to bite people."

What a stupid thing to say - "those dogs" do not love the abuse and cruelty they are subjected to in order to exploit their natural strength, which is what happens to them. Their OWNERS "love" for them to bite people - like this poor girl - and the owners should be punished, not the dogs.

As everyone should know, any breed of dog will become aggressive if trained to do so, and it's unfortunate that breed prejudice still exists against animals that are just as often gentle family pets.

Posted by: sushigirl301 | March 24, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Wow! Eric Athas did you graduate from DCPS? These readers’ comments appear prejudice. If you need this defined by a DCPS graduate: Preconceived judgment or opinion, an adverse opinion or leaning formed without just grounds or before sufficient knowledge; an irrational attitude of hostility directed against an individual. Maybe, you weren’t referring to students from NW, Southeast appears to be the target of ignorance. Sad!

Posted by: drfields | March 24, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

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