‘Dog’ the bounty hunter provides valuable input on legislation
I’ve always believed that the private sector, given the opportunity, can operate more efficiently than government. In few areas is that concept better exemplified than in bail bonding. Returning defendants to custody is the most difficult part of the industry. It’s also when the industry is most reliant on bounty hunters.
Oklahoma has seen an influx of bad actors in this field. High-profile stories have caused public outcry and requests to do something. For two years, my colleagues and I have been attempting to reform the industry through training, regulation and certification for bounty hunters. This has drawn the interest of one of the most recognizable characters on reality television — Duane “Dog” the Bounty Hunter. I had heard many opinions about Dog and his character. I had also heard many opinions about how his team members conduct themselves during the operation of their business. These questions were answered when I was given the opportunity recently to spend time with Dog and his team in Oklahoma City.
The bulk of Dog’s and his wife Beth’s time on the job is spent in preparation and in counseling defendants. In each case, the couple would immediately begin doing what they could to help defendants turn their lives around. Upon their release, many defendants were ready and willing to do so. We are blessed to have their input on establishing regulations for their industry. I count it an honor to call them my friends and look forward to working with them in the future.
Sen. Ralph Shortey, Oklahoma City
Shortey, a Republican, is author of Senate Bill 1013, which would create the Bail Enforcement and Licensing Ac
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This week, a 3 hour DOG mini-series begins. One fugitive, 3 hours of chasing over 3 weeks of hour long episodes at 9pm EST. We are told by A&E they are 3 of the best DOG episodes ever !!!
From our research team. These facts have been backed up by witnesses.
1) DOG did not report the alleged gun shots. The neighbors called the police. This was not the actions of a person looking for media coverage.
2) The Fugitive was wanted for alleged gun crimes.
3) DOG did not want fugitive to face anymore charges. The fugitive was taken into custody and DOG shook his hand.
4) The media came to DOG asking questions.
5) DOG and crew heard a loud bang as did witnesses.
6) The crime scene was swarmed with witnesses as are many scenes
now where DOG and crew are spotted. The site was not taped off by
Police and was not a clean crime scene. Any evidence could have easily vanished.
This clown of a public service asking for charges is way out of line. What a waste of taxpayers money. Let us use his salary for drug programs, rehabs and causes that matter. Not someone seeking a spotlight.