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Army Vet Says Police Raided Wrong Apartment, Killed His Dog
WKBW.com ^ | June 4, 2013 | Allen Leight

Posted on 06/05/2013 6:20:16 AM PDT by Altariel

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - Adam Arroyo has lived in his Breckenridge apartment for three years but has never experienced a day like this past Monday; when police busted down his door in search of drugs, shooting and killing his dog in the process.

"She's over here, chained up, and look at all these bullet holes man. Look at the blood right here," Arroyo explained as he showed Eyewitness cameras where his pit bull mix Cindy had been shot.

"She was tied up in the kitchen like I tie her up every single day, and they shot her for no reason."

When Arroyo returned home Monday evening he found his apartment torn apart, door busted down and several bullet holes in his kitchen wall.

He also found a search warrant for 304 Breckenridge, upper apartment.

The suspect named in the warrant was described as a black male and was wanted on suspicion of dealing crack.

Arroyo is Hispanic and lives at 304 Breckenridge, upper-rear apartment, which has a completely separate entrance and is clearly marked on his mail box.

Reporter: "You have never used or sold drugs in this apartment?" Arroyo: "Never. Never. I don't do drugs. I'm a United States veteran. I work everyday. I'm just trying to live my life."

Arroyo is a combat veteran who served in Iraq and plans to join the National Guard. This incident, however has left him heart-broken and angry.

"For police to wrongfully come into my house and murder my dog... It wasn't that they felt threatened. No. They murdered my dog," said Arroyo, beginning to tear up.

"That was my dog, man. That was my dog. They didn't have to do that, you know. They didn't have to do that."

Arroyo now has to pay to have Cindy cremated. He also had to repair his door at his own cost and has had to miss work.

He plans now to press charges against the City of Buffalo.

Buffalo Police spokesperson Michael DeGeorge says Internal Affairs has launched an investigation into the case, but that police believe they had the proper address.

He also says detectives "don't believe the dog was chained or leashed" when they executed the raid. Adding that if any wrong doing is found in the investigation that officers will face consequences.

DeGeorge could not comment on whether officers found any drugs inside the apartment.


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KEYWORDS: buffalo; dog; doggieping; donutwatch; govtabuse; newyork; policestate; rapeofliberty; veteran
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To: Alaska Wolf; Salamander

Yes, responsibly and irresponsibly so-—and responsibly and irresponsibly raised.

Just like any other breed.

This media induced hysteria is no different than previous hysteria revolving around German Shepherds, Dobermans, Rottweilers and the like.

The end result is places like Fairfield, IA, where breed specific legislation is heavily enforced; breeds to include “other dogs in excess of 100 pounds”.

I’m sure they’re awash in Chihuahuas and other small breeds.


151 posted on 06/06/2013 12:48:40 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Alaska Wolf

Breaking down an innocent man’s door and shooting his dog is criminal.

Unlawful government employee intrusions are an established pattern.

Whereas in the case of the owner, his reason for chaining his dog inside the house has not been established.

Odd, how you are focusing on an apparent wrong, rather than an actual wrong committed. One might suspect your goal was to minimize the latter.


152 posted on 06/06/2013 12:51:48 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JLLH
I did answer your question.

No, you just sputtered. Tell me there aren't better breeds/types of dogs for companionship, hunting, service, rescue, tracking, etc. Where besides fighting do the "bullies" excel? I don't see labs, setters, spaniels, poodles, beagles, wolfhounds, deerhounds, Great Danes, etc., involved in dog fighting.

Many dogs and breeds are loyal to a fault. What bulldogs were in the past has little to do with what they've become today.

153 posted on 06/06/2013 1:01:10 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Altariel
Just like any other breed.

Really? Can you post a number of incidences where setters, spaniels, labs, wolfhounds, Great Danes, etc., have attacked, maimed and killed people?

154 posted on 06/06/2013 1:05:15 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I figured you would say that. I did not have funds extra for a dog but I needed one to protect my property in a rental home. Parents gave me $200 to pay for the German Shepherd from a breeder. The breeder permitted me to attend obedience classes for free. The dog saved me from further burglaries. The dog was five months at the time and had spent days with the trainer at his facility. The dog needed to learn to take commands from me.


155 posted on 06/06/2013 1:06:43 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Altariel
Unlawful government employee intrusions are an established pattern.

Miranda readings are an established pattern. What percentage of law enforcement citizen contacts are unlawful intrusions?

156 posted on 06/06/2013 1:08:08 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Altariel
Breaking down an innocent man’s door and shooting his dog is criminal.

Who has stated otherwise?

157 posted on 06/06/2013 1:09:40 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Actually, as I recall, the dog was seven months old when I got her. Not five months. She was young but still big enough to frighten burglars.
158 posted on 06/06/2013 1:11:23 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: JLLH
And you’re saying something else occurred?

You're the one who stated the owner was in the kitchen when the dog was shot.

159 posted on 06/06/2013 1:12:20 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: JLLH
dog fighting and whether or not you condone it?

No, I don't condone it. If I had my way, those caught and found guilty would be executed.

160 posted on 06/06/2013 1:14:29 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Bronzy
I did not have funds extra for a dog

If you had funds for food and veterinary care certainly you could have found the money for a kennel. You can pick them up for less than $50.00 on Craigslist.

161 posted on 06/06/2013 1:18:25 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You asked a question. I have answered you twice. Not my fault if you don’t like or don’t agree with the answer. Your problem, not mine.


162 posted on 06/06/2013 1:19:19 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

You keep sputtering. You’re not fooling anyone.


163 posted on 06/06/2013 1:21:05 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf; Altariel; Salamander

Such “dog breed” stats have long ceased to be useful, according to the CDC. No one has them — despite the screeching and whining of many in trying to prove otherwise.

As for your question, I’m sure Salamander can oblige you as she has listed a long, though not exhaustive list, of just such breeds biting and attacking.


164 posted on 06/06/2013 1:24:45 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Alaska Wolf

Stating facts is “sputtering” to you? Hilarious, but sad for you. You are the one who has been chasing rabbits for the past 10 posts or so — and you are NOT fooling anyone here. I’d say most of the posters here on this thread are seeing right through you and your attempts to dodge the issue: an unwarranted killing of a dog by cops. You are the one who seems to think that’s not the issue. Regardless of the type or breed of dog chained — and regardless of whether or not one approves of chaining or leashing in the home (separate issue) — this man’s dog was killed and was clearly no threat. Cops entered into his home —without cause and killed his leashed dog. Clear enough for you, now????


165 posted on 06/06/2013 1:27:41 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Altariel

Breaking down an innocent man’s door and shooting his dog is criminal.

Unlawful government employee intrusions are an established pattern.

Whereas in the case of the owner, his reason for chaining his dog inside the house has not been established.

Odd, how you are focusing on an apparent wrong, rather than an actual wrong committed. One might suspect your goal was to minimize the latter.

Bingo, Altariel!! See post #165.


166 posted on 06/06/2013 1:30:56 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH
Such “dog breed” stats have long ceased to be useful

BS! Those statistics are indicative of the danger of certain types of dogs over others. How many articles are there about setters, spaniels, poodles, labs, wolfhounds, deerhounds, shepherds, beagles, Great Danes, etc., attacking, maiming and killing people.

167 posted on 06/06/2013 1:33:26 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf
I have addressed this in several posts. I did not have funds. The dog lived a long life. She was not abused and was not harmed in any way by my using a leash instead of a kennel. Point is, the man may have had reasons for having his dog tied in the kitchen. A kennel would not have saved his dog from the police. Police probably shot at the barking.
168 posted on 06/06/2013 1:35:12 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: Alaska Wolf

Only if the breed was clearly and correctly identified — hence the stance that the CDC has taken. Even THEY seem to recognize that this is not happening in the vast majority of the cases.... not to mention the various factors involved: intact dog attacks versus non, dogs chained versus not, provoked attacks, etc... No way to track that — but happily for the media there are always the gullible who are willing to believe everything they dish out and accept it as Gospel truth — even here among supposed conservatives.


169 posted on 06/06/2013 1:36:37 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Bronzy

Obfuscation, Bronzy. Pay no attention. Some here want to make this about something other than what it was....


170 posted on 06/06/2013 1:39:06 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH
Stating facts

First you tried stating the owner was in the kitchen when the shooting occurred. That certainly wasn't a fact, was it?

171 posted on 06/06/2013 1:52:09 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

You are again comparing apples to pianos, rathehr than apples to apples.

I again remind you that the case here involves the criminal actions of government employees against a an innocent veteran and his dog.

Not any other rabbit trail you clearly desire to rather dart down at the earliest opportunity.


172 posted on 06/06/2013 1:58:50 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JLLH
Only if the breed was clearly and correctly identified

How many articles are there about setters, spaniels, poodles, labs, wolfhounds, deerhounds, shepherds, beagles, Great Danes, etc., attacking, maiming and killing people.

173 posted on 06/06/2013 1:59:12 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Altariel

What percentage of law enforcement citizen contacts are unlawful intrusions?


174 posted on 06/06/2013 2:01:18 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: JLLH; Alaska Wolf

Enjoy this brick wall of reality.

http://voices.yahoo.com/after-puppy-kills-2-month-old-zane-alen-earles-people-1740591.html?cat=25

http://articles.latimes.com/2000/oct/09/local/me-34015

http://www.khou.com/news/local/13-day-old-baby-killed-in-attack-by-family-dog-129221558.html

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/118964/baby_killed_by_family_dog

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120421/PC16/120429826

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/dog-killed-2-month-old-baby-ripped-child-legs-father-slept-room-police-article-1.1065711

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/29/baby-killed-by-dog_n_1462963.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2132912/Horror-family-dog-kills-dismembers-month-old-baby-father-slept.html

http://www.igorilla.com/gorilla/animal/2000/dog_kills_baby_los_angeles.html

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/nov/21/family-baby-boy-killed-by-dog

http://www.wcti12.com/news/Baby-killed-by-family-dog/-/13530444/16581734/-/4fpqd5z/-/index.html

http://globalgrind.com/news/babys-first-birthday-party-turns-deadly-when-he-was-killed-family-dog-details

http://www.examiner.com/article/two-month-old-baby-left-child-swing-is-killed-by-family-dog

http://www.wfaa.com/news/texas-news/13-day-old-baby-killed-in-attack-by-family-dog-129241248.html

http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/infant-killed-by-family-dog-in-hertford?hpt=us_bn8

http://charlotte.cbslocal.com/2012/04/20/cops-family-dog-kills-dismembers-2-month-old-boy/

http://www.chicagonow.com/steve-dales-pet-world/2012/04/loving-family-dog-kills-baby-could-it-have-been-an-accident/

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/mild-mannered-family-dog-killed-baby-boy-125119981.html#qTz0AW4

-Every- dog is “the wolf in your living room”.

We forget that to our eternal peril.

Dogs is dogs and dogs got teeth.
Two dogs or more is a pack and will act like it.
Immutable facts.

I was born into a family with dogs.
I have obedience/protection trained Dobermanns since I was 14.
I have rescued countless Dobes from God-knows-what backgrounds, rehabbed and trained the to CDX levels and rescued Ibizan Hounds for 20 years.
I have never been bitten by a dog whether it was mine or somebody else’s, in spite of being exposed to literally thousands of them in people’s yards or junk yards.


175 posted on 06/06/2013 2:07:38 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Salamander
-Every- dog is “the wolf in your living room”.

Then you'd better never have a dog.

Baby Girl Killed by Family Dog October 09, 2000

2000? 13 years ago?

176 posted on 06/06/2013 2:19:35 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Irrelevant to the fact that this government-employee instigated invasion was an unlawful intrusion.


177 posted on 06/06/2013 2:20:21 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Alaska Wolf; Salamander

Ahh, of course. If it doesn’t support your current selective cynophobia, it must be belittled or ignored.

This is the factual result of what happens when selective cynophobists demand “something be done:

http://cityoffairfieldiowa.com/DocumentCenter/Home/View/123

6.14.070
Dangerous animals.
(a)
Defined.
“Dangerous animal” means:

......

J) Any crossbreed of such wild animals listed above which have similar characteristics to the animals specified above;
(K) Attack dogs, by training made vicious in response to stimuli or command;
(L) Doberman Pincher;
(M) Pit Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull, Staffordshire Terrier, or any other dog whose appearance and characteristic of breed is commonly regarded as Pit Bull, Pit Bull Dog, or Pit Bull Terrier or a combination of such breeds;
(N)Rottweiler;
(O)German Shepherd;
(P)Belgian Malinois;
(Q)Siberian Huskies;
(R)Malamutes;
(S)Dogs that by size present control con-cerns including Great Danes, Wolfhounds, Deerhounds, Mas-tiffs, Boerboels and other dogs weighing in excess of one hundred pounds;
(T) Any crossbreed of such dogs listed in subsections (a)(3)(L) through (S) of this section which have similar characteristics to those animals specified

******

After all, we can’t have people protecting their homes with medium-to large breed dogs, now can we?


178 posted on 06/06/2013 2:28:34 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: JLLH

Frankly, I’m just bored with AW’s non-answer answers and agonizingly repetitive ‘stats’.

If they start quoting the dog-bite law site as “proof”, I *might* break out in laughter, though.

[although the bizarre straw man foray into another poster’s ability to pay for a kennel was amusing...in a warped, non-linear kind of way]


179 posted on 06/06/2013 2:29:37 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Altariel
Irrelevant

Only in your opinion.

180 posted on 06/06/2013 2:31:23 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: JLLH; Bronzy

NO NO NO!

I wanna see Bronzy publicly pilloried for not owning a kennel!

Convict Bronzy now!

/ofGs


181 posted on 06/06/2013 2:32:29 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I don’t have any dogs.

I hate dogs.


182 posted on 06/06/2013 2:33:14 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

It is irrelevant to the fact that this man suffered an unlawful intrusion of government employees.

It is merely another attempt to divert from the subject.


183 posted on 06/06/2013 2:34:28 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
we can’t have people protecting their homes with medium-to large breed dogs, now can we?

You certainly may, but you are responsible for the actions of your dog if it attacks, maims and kills your neighbors or your own child.

184 posted on 06/06/2013 2:34:56 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Salamander
I don’t have any dogs. I hate dogs.

Who cares, drama queen?

185 posted on 06/06/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows

I always knew you were a closeted cat-lover.


186 posted on 06/06/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Who the hell wrote that train wreck?

Should I be extremely con-cerned about my Doberman Pinchers, now?

:D


187 posted on 06/06/2013 2:36:10 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

That isn’t what the law in Fairfield, IA states.

Go back and reread.


188 posted on 06/06/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Screw the subject...poor thing is attempting to divert from reality.

Why are you all wasting electrons on a straw man chomping con-cern troll?


189 posted on 06/06/2013 2:38:04 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Altariel

You slap yourself *right now*!

LOL

[don’t think that didn’t get you a Disapproving Dobermann Stare, missy!]


190 posted on 06/06/2013 2:39:23 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Salamander

Only if they hit the magic 100 pound mark. ;)


191 posted on 06/06/2013 2:39:28 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
It is irrelevant to the fact that this man suffered an unlawful intrusion of government employees.

You're the one who stated as fact; Unlawful government employee intrusions are an established pattern.

192 posted on 06/06/2013 2:39:45 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Oh, my.

*Somebody’s* getting their knickers in a knot.

:)


193 posted on 06/06/2013 2:40:23 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Altariel
That isn’t what the law in Fairfield, IA states.

Do you live there?

194 posted on 06/06/2013 2:41:25 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Altariel

Oh, thank God.

He’s only 99.7 pounds *and* I don’t live in Io-way.

[you had me terribly con-cerned for a bit]


195 posted on 06/06/2013 2:42:18 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Salamander
*Somebody’s* getting their knickers in a knot.

Why don't you stop?

196 posted on 06/06/2013 2:42:22 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Do you?

If not, how do you *you* know?

[omniscience aside, of course]


197 posted on 06/06/2013 2:43:42 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Peewee?

Peewee Herman?

Is that you?


198 posted on 06/06/2013 2:44:45 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

One’s residence is irrelevant to what the law states.

Go back and reread.


199 posted on 06/06/2013 2:46:43 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: kanawa

:)

200 posted on 06/06/2013 2:47:54 PM PDT by Salamander (The only things that last forever are memories and sorrow.)
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