The Pennsylvania SPCA will now start arming it's officers. It makes sense to me, though the talking heads on the local news said that this was needed "for the protection of the officers." Funny how the media never makes that basic connection when they're not talking about an agent of the State. When it's just average citizens they're all too happy to promulgate the tired old "blood in the streets" line the Brady's have been pimping for years.
I'll say if I were doing their job in Philly I'd sure as hell want to be armed to protect myself from violent animals, human and otherwise.
Fighting for Liberty has more. Note disgusting irony of the title of his linked article given what we know of the general attitude towards CCW and Open Carry in Philly.
Tam and Sebastian have also linked here and share their own perspectives.