Here come the pit bull arguments.
I have two pit rescues. Got them both around 3 months old, which is the only way I would get a pit if I have children or expect to have children around. Your experience may vary, but since so many pits are abused and/or used for fighting or other "status" purposes, if you rescue a mature pit, they will often not be well socialized and can have issues. If you get them as puppies, you can socialize them and instill good habits. That said, dogs are animals and they do not always act predictably -- as strong, aggressive (not the same as evil/bad) dogs, if you can't be firm with them, you run certain risks.
The dog in this picture was rescued after being struck in the head with a hammer. I would not adopt it into a family, but working as a police dog with a strong handler is probably a perfect way to rehabilitate the dog. It will receive love but also structure and a good outlet for its energy.
TL;DR: Pit bulls can be great pets, but they are strong dogs that need firm and consistent training.
This has been reposted for almost a year now...
This dog isn't an NYPD dog, It's a dog in the Poughkeepsie department, a NY department but not NYPD proper
Shout out to Judy hopps for being the first bunny cop on the force
Yeah that's going to work out real well.
I onnnnceeeee was looooost but nowwwwww I'm found. Ammm goood pupperrrr! Ammmm poliiiiice.
Edit: the last part for slightly added funnies