"The Daily Show" has a brilliant strategy to avoid getting shot by cops

"Keep it safe, doggy style"

Published November 11, 2014 3:11PM (EST)

       (Comedy Central)
(Comedy Central)

On Monday evening's edition of "The Daily Show," correspondent Jordan Klepper looked into police sensitivity training programs in Austin, Tx. and came up with an absolutely brilliant strategy to avoid getting shot at by the fuzz.

He learned that cops are extremely reluctant to shoot a pet dog, because that's what gets the public outcry. "There's more reaction when a dog is shot, as far as public outcry, as far as calling our office, than when it's a human being," said Margo Frasier of the Austin Police Monitor.

So, how might we protect ourselves against the police other than by fundamentally changing our culture?

"Cultural shifts take decades," Klepper said. "If only there was a quicker way to make people as sympathetic and huggable as dogs--wait a minute that's it!"

Watch the clip to see the plan in action. Spoiler: You dress up like a dog and always have a Morkie in a baby bjorn strapped to your chest. Sorry, that's just what it's going to take.

By Joanna Rothkopf

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