There should be a severe penalty for irresponsible dog owners.
There is. Should having your infant's face torn off be sufficient?
Those parents face the ultimate punishment.
Pits can be a dangerous dog on one hand yet on the other Pits can be the greatest dog ever. I would certainly be afraid of a stranger's pit, but if or when I raise one, I won't have one gram of fear. My chihuahua bosses my friend's pit around and everyone in my family that has a pit has a very obedient and gentle dog.
However the crack heads up the street from my parents had a pit who attacked my mom and her dog last year. The dog was put down and the owners ran out of the neighborhood. Once they attack, down they go but the owners should be put down too!