Of course people shouldn’t be frightened of them. But they are, and that’s the reality of the day. The other reality of the day is that if something does happen, even if it’s another dog’s fault, the pit bull will always be blamed.
It shouldn’t be that way. You’re right. But it is. And until that changes, it’s probably not a good idea to let your pit bull run free anywhere, even if it is at a dog park.