Skip to comments.Public outrage builds over police officer who fatally shot dog (Austin, Texas)
Posted on 04/17/2012 8:27:51 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
AUSTIN The fatal shooting of a pet dog by an Austin Police Department officer over the weekend is sparking outrage near and far.
As of Monday evening, close to 22,000 people had hit the "Like" button on a Facebook page called Justice for Cisco, the name of Austinite Michael Paxton's dog, which was killed by an officer.
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I suspect they have had that training and what is happening is the results of that training.
The liberals I know love it. They think they are immune and only blacks, rednecks, and conservatives get their dogs or themselves shot when police get calls to homes.
Hey! Better not admit that out loud! (Sorry. You just teed up my rant, not teed me off.)
This is why I don't understand the official Public Information Officer's reaction yesterday "All procedures were followed."
Not a word about how to address the problem that apparently anyone can just call in a wrong address or misread a number and whoever gets shot, well, that's their problem.
ALL PROCEDURES here, then, are proved to be insufficient to protect the public. THE PROCEDURES allowed the domestic disturbance (the college newspaper actually found them...the cops didn't) THE procedures got a dog shot. The procedures had an innocent man with his hands in the air with a cop shouting incoherent commands to him ("hands up! control your dog!"). And what? Chief Acevedo is "sorry."
So what? Now what?
All of this on the heels of a officer funeral where they ran the procession in a complete loop around the city in order to block as much traffic as possible. The people MUST kneel to their masters!
I’m seriously getting worried about my sweet, gentle, and aging Golden Retriever. He’s 11; and as he ages, he sort of groans, or sighs, when getting up and down. Somebody could mistake that sound for a growl. It’s the same sound I make when getting up and down since I damaged my knee slipping on the ice earlier this winter.
This rash of dog killings is getting worrisome.
this has got to stop.
Yep, especially if it's mine!
And, they better be a good shot, because my dog WILL go for the gun! For real! I can't shoot with her around anymore because of this....have to lock her up. Not sure where she got that from? Natural instinct I guess.
After some of the dog-killing cops disappear a few weeks after shooting a dog, it will stop.
Gun sales are on the rise, you know.
Years ago, a deputy sheriff shot a friend's dog in their back yard in Colorado.
They were in their backyard tending their trash fire they had burning in an old oil barrel.
Apparently, the deputy saw the smoke and was walking around their house to the back yard to see what was going on.
No one knew he was there and when he came around the house, he surprised their old german shepherd, who naturally barked and headed over to see who he was.
He pulled out his gun and shot her dead, right in front of them and their toddler son.
I heard they reassigned him. "Sorry about the dog."
Thing is, if that had happened in 2012 instead of 20 years ago, all three of them would have put holes through that deputy.
They won't be letting something like that happen again.
this has got to stop
There was some more info on the local news here in Austin this morning. Apparently the owner and his dog were playing catch in the back yard. The owner heard the sirens out front and went to investigate and that’s where the cop pulled his gun. The owner’s dog got out of the back yard and came running up and was barking. Not making judgement on this case but thought would offer some more info.
“The Humane Society should have a firing range for cops... this way the cops can get it out of their systems”.
Are you serious?!! Get it out of their systems?
Dog or cop?
I saw the video. The cop is black, the “perp” (dog-owner) is white. Nothing to see here.
“Well its obvious that the officer was in fear of his life and needed to shoot the dog to protect himself from mortal danger. He probably should have shot the homeowner too, just to be sure.”
Default shooting of the dog AND homeowner or resident(s) will become SOP in the not-so-distant future.
I just glad the dog wasn’t black.
I fail to see any reason to not sue the crap out of them. A wrong address, no reason to be there, shooting a dog. It is idiocy. I have always had a working breed dog, currently a Malinois, her job is to confront strangers. I would not take kindly to an officer walking up to my house with gun drawn, dog or not.
You shoot a police dog, you go to prison for murdering a police officer, or killed first...
A cop shoots your dog and he gets a paid vacation...Something incredibly wrong with that picture...
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