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Family Outraged After Officer Shoots Their Dog (5 lb Chihuahua)
WCPO ^ | 06/09/2009 | Lynn Giroud

Posted on 06/09/2009 6:42:04 AM PDT by TSgt

CINCINNATI, OH -- A Blue Ash family is outraged after returning home to find their dog had been shot and killed by a police officer.

The dog was a Chihuahua-mix named “Jack” that Scott and Sharon Bullock had given to their 12-year-old son for his birthday a few years ago.

When the Bullocks returned home from a family member's funeral on Friday, they found blood and three bullets on their front porch – along with a note to call the Blue Ash Police Department about their dog.

The Bullocks were shocked to learn that Jack had gotten out of the backyard and two officers who tried to catch him, ended up shooting and killing him right on the family's front porch.

"He was cornered on the porch and scared," said Sharon Bullock. "The officer bent down bare-handed to pick up Jack, and Jack bit him."

"My five-year-old cried himself to sleep the night before last, wanting his dog," said Sharon Bullock.

"He ‘barks’ for him" added Scott Bullock. "He'd ‘bark’ and Jack would always come to him, so he's outside going ‘Bark bark bark,’ hoping he's gonna come back. It's heartbreaking."

The Bullocks told their five-year-old and three-year-old sons that Jack ran away.

The Bullocks admit they were at fault for leaving their dog outside, and are sorry the officer was bitten, but they say their dog was not a vicious animal and had never bitten anyone before.

They're wondering why the officers didn't call the SPCA to catch the dog.

"They didn't make that phone call other than to come scoop the dog off the porch after they shot him," said Scott Bullock. "Two grown men that can't gather up a five-pound dog – and they're trained police officers – sounds ridiculous to me."

That officer later explained to the family that he was following procedure.

The Blue Ash Police Department has not returned 9News’ calls for comment on this incident.

The family says there were two officers involved. One was bitten. The other officer tased, then shot the dog three times.


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To: AD from SpringBay
There were two cops in on this and neither had the brains nor the ethics to see how wrong this was. They were ‘following procedures’. This is chilling.

They're "procedure" must read something like this:

PROCEDURE FOR SMALL DOGS FOUND LOOSE IN THEIR YARDS.

1. Corner it, then attempt to pick it up with your bare hands.

2. If it becomes frightened or protective and nips at you, don't back away or call animal control. Shoot it multiple times, then leave a note for the owner.

101 posted on 06/09/2009 8:52:08 AM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: AAABEST
*their*

Why do I always do that?

102 posted on 06/09/2009 8:53:39 AM PDT by AAABEST (And the light shineth in darkness: and the darkness did not comprehend it)
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To: AAABEST
Why do I always do that?

Don't you mean "Wye dew eye awl-weighs due that?" ;-)

Gotta love homonyms!

103 posted on 06/09/2009 8:58:19 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possiblity of failure.)
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To: pepperhead
I doubt that. I am sure there is lots of other good ones out there.

So everyone keeps saying... I tend to wonder seeing that these theoretical "good ones" never seem to turn in the "bad ones."

Also, I should explain my usage of terms. When I say "good cop" I'm using the same formula as the saying that there is no such thing as a "good muslim." A muslim who is "good" can not be a very devout practitioner of islam; while a strict practitioner of islam can not be "good."

In the same way, I am developing the opinion that the practical requirements of being a modern day police officer preclude anyone who is "good" from being able to tolerate those requirements, while anyone who can tolerate those requirements can not be truly "good."

104 posted on 06/09/2009 8:59:34 AM PDT by papertyger (A difference that makes no difference is no difference)
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To: Filo

Yeah, that BART story was the last “presumption of innocence” straw for me, too.


105 posted on 06/09/2009 9:04:23 AM PDT by papertyger (A difference that makes no difference is no difference)
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To: AD from SpringBay

“There were two cops in on this and neither had the brains nor the ethics to see how wrong this was. They were ‘following procedures’. This is chilling.”

Exactly. It makes you wonder how they would treat an average citizen in a stressful situation (I wouldn’t want to be the one to find out). These fools do not need to carry firearms or have any power over the citizenry.


106 posted on 06/09/2009 9:12:34 AM PDT by Cecily
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To: pepperhead
I doubt that. I am sure there is lots of other good ones out there. I know a cop that goes to my local dog park. From what I have seen he seems like a great person. I doubt he would ever do something like this to a dog.

Ask him what he thinks of this incident.

A "standard issue" cop will start dissembling about how they won't pass judgment or they weren't there or some other malarkey to keep them from having to admit that these morons screwed up.

If he admits that these two cops were f-ups with no reservations, hemming and hawing then he's a part of the 1%.
107 posted on 06/09/2009 9:31:50 AM PDT by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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To: green pastures

Pets is a topic in General/Chat. This story is in News/Activism.


108 posted on 06/09/2009 9:52:59 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Okay, so it’s limited to topics within the primary/main topic.

Thanks...


109 posted on 06/09/2009 9:58:14 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: green pastures

De nada.


110 posted on 06/09/2009 10:00:38 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("If Dick Cheney is Darth Vader, then Barack Obama is Jar-Jar Binks!")
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To: MikeWUSAF
That officer later explained to the family that he was following procedure.

My attorney would be filing a subpeona for a copy of that procedure so fast it'd make this idiot cops head spin.

111 posted on 06/09/2009 10:01:02 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: netmilsmom

Now, now. The cop might have broken a fingernail!!


112 posted on 06/09/2009 10:01:55 AM PDT by Politicalmom ("Energy prices will necessarily skyrocket"-Zero)
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To: Politicalmom

I think most of you are missing the point! It was policy procedure just like they have at the schools. It didn’t matter that none of it made any sense. It is the Nazi-rules we are living under right at this time. “We the people” are no longer in charge.


113 posted on 06/09/2009 10:42:06 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Tallguy

Highly unlikely.

For well over 7000 years, they’ve hunted and killed in packs.

They *never* “accidentally” [or otherwise] harm one another.

They have an uncanny and somewhat unnatural deeply ingrained pack mentality.
[almost like a “hive mind” sort of thing where anything “other” is the “enemy”]

In fact, if I have to yell at one of them or go stop one from hurting the rabbits that frequent my yard, *all* the rest of them rush over to make sure *I’m* not harming the one I’m running after.

I have 4 bitches and one neutered male.
If 2 of the girls bicker over a bone or toy, the other 3 will rush in to “break it up” by inserting their bodies between the bickerers.

This is who they are.

[but yes, I was VERY lucky to snatch her up before that freaking Pterodactyl did]...:))


114 posted on 06/09/2009 11:03:59 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: netmilsmom

If you *really* want to shudder, you should go read about what eagles are capable of.

I *used* to think my dogs were “safe” because an eagle couldn’t “fly off” with them.

The size of animals they can successfully kill and then stand there and eat is incredible.

I have a hybrid wild/domestic rabbit in a bunny run who was hit by a huge red tail hawk in my goat pasture.

He was too heavy to carry away but the hawk was doing his level best to kill him, regardless.

By the time we got to him, the hawk had flown off and “Booger”, as he was later named [because the first thing I said was “You sure are one lucky little booger!”] had freaked out and run into my smoke house to hide.

There was blood on the snow but none on the rabbit.
I think he gave the hawk what-for.

Unfortunately, his typically fragile bunny back was injured by the impact of the strike to the point where he can no longer run properly or survive in the wild so I’ve tended him lovingly all these years.

I always stay out with my dogs too, weather be damned.

Thanks about the dogs.
They’re pretty cool but they’re labor intensive.
[special fencing, constant vigilance to avoid prey-driven take offs, etc]

I look forward to going back to having Dobermans again.
They actually *listen* to ~you~ and not some internal, ancient primal drum beat of “Run! Hunt! Kill!”....:))


115 posted on 06/09/2009 11:20:19 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: papertyger

As a contrast, we saw a state trooper risking his own life to save a wounded red tail hawk from oncoming traffic on the “killer side” of a mountain curve in Cumberland MD.

We asked if he needed help and he said no, he was just keeping it from going back onto the road and waiting for the local raptor rescue group to show up.

Then again, these are hillbillies and farm boys turned cops so maybe that’s the difference.


116 posted on 06/09/2009 11:30:27 AM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: MikeWUSAF


I, Chihuahua! Somebody needs to be disarmed and pasturized off the force.

117 posted on 06/09/2009 11:37:04 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Confirm thy soul in self-control, thy liberty in law.)
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To: Salamander

Wow! That’s a story!

>>and not some internal, ancient primal drum beat of “Run! Hunt! Kill!”....:)<<

In our house it’s “I love you, pet me, I love you, run with me, I love you....Squirrel!!!!”

(Have you seen Pixar’s “Up?” Doug the Dog is our Minnie)


118 posted on 06/09/2009 12:04:13 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: Salamander
VIDEO...Hunting wolves with a golden eagle in Mongolia. Yes an eagle can kill a wolf


119 posted on 06/09/2009 12:44:00 PM PDT by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: Snurple

Thanks but I think I’ll pass on watching that.


120 posted on 06/09/2009 1:02:15 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: netmilsmom

“In our house it’s “I love you, pet me, I love you, run with me, I love you....Squirrel!!!!””

You have just succinctly summed up the last 20 years of my life....LOL!

Haven’t seen the movie yet.
[I hate our theaters...I feel like I’m sitting in narrow box car]

When it hits pay-per-view or DVD I’ll check it out...:)


121 posted on 06/09/2009 1:04:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: netmilsmom
In our house it’s “I love you, pet me, I love you, run with me, I love you....Squirrel!!!!”

I had a husband who was just like that.

122 posted on 06/09/2009 1:39:26 PM PDT by Graymatter (Don't enable destroyers. File for chapter 44 -- barackruptcy.)
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To: Graymatter

LOL


123 posted on 06/09/2009 1:43:32 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Graymatter

*snicker*!


124 posted on 06/09/2009 1:55:53 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Psalm 109:8 - Let his days be few; and let another take his office)
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To: The Old Hoosier

The TEETH!!! Look at the TEETH!!


125 posted on 06/09/2009 3:27:56 PM PDT by rednesss (fascism is the union,marriage,merger or fusion of corporate economic power with governmental power)
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To: sig226

“It doesn’t tell the distance between the gun and the dog.”

Most likely PBR - point-blank range.

Words mostly fail me about this.


126 posted on 06/09/2009 9:21:13 PM PDT by PLMerite ("Unarmed, one can only flee from Evil. But Evil isn't overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper)
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To: CA Conservative
"Can't - sovereign immunity."

While municipalities and townships do enjoy some very limited immunity against some claims, they actually are sued quite often. If fact, it's not unheard of to have small townships go belly-up because they've lost civil suits with huge damage claims.

I'm guessing that the city of Blue Ash, OH has already contacted their lawyers and insurance company, with good reason.

127 posted on 06/10/2009 5:59:00 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: pabianice
"How do spent bullets wind up sitting on a porch?"

I'm sure a 9mm at point blank range would just blow through the pooch and embed in the porch. That dog must have been an absolute gory mess.

128 posted on 06/10/2009 6:01:07 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: hoosierham
"Yet on the local Cincinnati TV station comment posts some people are 100% supporting the Blue Ash police."

Astroturfing by the police union, no doubt. They'll protect each other to the death no matter how CLEARLY guilty they may be.

129 posted on 06/10/2009 6:02:50 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Filo
" How many ever come out against their fellow cops who colossally stupid things, like shooting unarmed, non-threatening, restrained civilians in the back?"

That's the real key, isn't it. I suppose that most cops are honorable, decent people just trying to do an honest days work in support of their community. However, most all of them seem eager to be accomplices after the fact when one of their blue brothers does something with depraved indifference or so obviously criminal or unconstitutional.

130 posted on 06/10/2009 6:31:14 AM PDT by Big_Monkey
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To: Soothesayer

good point.i mean,why didnt the idiots just call the spca? thats so not fair! they wouldnt have shot a person! and 2 make things worse....i live in blue ash 0_0 i do think that its rediculous that 2 trained,grown policeman cant contain a 5 pound chihuahua. and even if they cant,why dont they just call the spca? at first i was like really scared when i saw this on the news because i have a friend who lives really close to me (in blue ash) and she has a chihuahua mix named jack. but it wasnt her dog,luckily.still i feel really sorry for those ppl and the dog. i mean,sure,the dog shouldnt have bit the officer,but it happens,hes a dog.i mean,he bit him,so they kill him!? >_<


131 posted on 06/10/2009 12:06:07 PM PDT by roofweb
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