LEO’s want to be the only ones to have guns.
Does not make me feel all fuzzy and safe.
posted on 03/07/2012 10:55:44 AM PST
(you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
Now this officer gets to go to those special meetings and learn the secret handshake.
posted on 03/07/2012 10:57:30 AM PST
by maine yankee
(I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
Seems to me that in this case it was shoot or get bitten.
The part where I completely lost sympathy for Applegate and her dog was when the neighbor said that the dog was often off leash running up to people. Sweet once he got there, but scared the HELL out of people.
Domestic disturbance and the report that someone was stabbed - go into the yard and be approached by a growling pit bull? Sounds like any reasonable person would shoot.
That or pull a “Columbine” (where a small explosion made the LEO’s cower in apathetic and pathetic inaction for hours) and let a potential stabbing victim bleed out while they fetched a dog restrainer or waited for animal control.
posted on 03/07/2012 11:02:51 AM PST
(Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
Sorry, but no sympathies on this end. Volatile situation, big dog not on leash comes running up with neither side knowing the other: possibly bitten and severely injured, or shoot.
I'd shoot too. Owners fault for not keeping dog on leash -sadly, too often experienced from too many irresponsible owners.
posted on 03/07/2012 11:04:12 AM PST
(What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
Not your typical “cop shoots dog” story.
I blame the idiot owners for ALL of this.
They can’t use those tazer things or pepper spray on dogs?
posted on 03/07/2012 11:06:50 AM PST
Next time my wife starts yelling at me I can tell her to keep it down or the cops will show up and murder our dog.
posted on 03/07/2012 11:08:49 AM PST
(Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
To: Joe 6-pack
posted on 03/07/2012 11:18:43 AM PST
(The truth will out, one day.)
“caretaker”? How ‘bout “owner”? Oh, that’s right - dogs aren’t slaves.../s
posted on 03/07/2012 11:18:47 AM PST
("Write in Palin and prepare for war...")
They were fortunate they had a dog for the police to shoot. The officer did not have to shoot the owners.
posted on 03/07/2012 11:46:17 AM PST
(Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
"The St. Petersburg police did the right thing, I'm sorry," said Benson. "I mean, what if that dog attacked them?"
Then he would have had a reason to shoot it. What reason did he have for shooting a dog that didn't attack?
posted on 03/07/2012 12:13:01 PM PST
(Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
How are tens of thousands of mail deliverers able to do their jobs without shooting dogs on a routine basis?
posted on 03/07/2012 1:34:07 PM PST
(Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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