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Police Shoot and Kill Elderly Man's Dog (another German Shepherd)
examiner.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Penny Eims

Posted on 01/26/2012 6:30:56 PM PST by chrisinoc

Dover, TN - It has happened again - a companion dog has been shot and killed by the police.

In this case, the dog's name was Girl - she was a German shepherd who was a constant companion to 73 yr-old Blanks "Buddy" Phippen.

Back on January 21, Buddy and Girl were sitting in their front yard when a car crashed into a nearby utility pole.

From this point on, details become a bit muddy.

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; donutwatch; filtypigagain; germanshepherd; scumbag; warondogs
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1 posted on 01/26/2012 6:30:58 PM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

The cop shot the dog for growling? It must be a case of “respect mah authority”.


2 posted on 01/26/2012 6:44:51 PM PST by microgood
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To: chrisinoc

LEt me get this straight. After a tramatic incident for the dog (a car crashing into the porperty, Pippen left the now confused dog alone? Of course the dog is going to be confused and territorial. This shmuck killed his dog.


3 posted on 01/26/2012 6:49:42 PM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: rmlew

No, a cop killed the dog. Read the story.


4 posted on 01/26/2012 6:55:25 PM PST by southern rock
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To: chrisinoc

Postmen deal with far more dogs than the police, yet you never heard of them having a dog shot.

Give a maroon and he will shot it.


5 posted on 01/26/2012 6:55:45 PM PST by razorback-bert (Some days it's not worth chewing through the straps.)
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To: chrisinoc
what the hell is this, some kind of sick initiation rite of passage into the doughnut eater club or something???
6 posted on 01/26/2012 7:03:28 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chrisinoc

Psychopaths warm up with killing and torturing animals. Then they move to humans.


7 posted on 01/26/2012 7:11:02 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: chrisinoc

firemen - no dog killings

meter readers - no dog killings

postmen - no dog killings

religious whackos - no dog killings

cops - MANY MANY MANY dog killings


8 posted on 01/26/2012 7:16:23 PM PST by gaijin
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To: chrisinoc

9 posted on 01/26/2012 7:26:34 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: chrisinoc

This is ridiculous. I am sick of the cops doing this.


10 posted on 01/26/2012 7:34:02 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: gaijin

UPS - no dog killings
FedEx - no dog killings
DHL - no dog killings


11 posted on 01/26/2012 7:36:49 PM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: chrisinoc
He claims that he attempted to utilize a taser to fend her off, but that it "malfunctioned" and he was forced to shoot her.

Riiiiight. I'm absolutely sure that happened.

12 posted on 01/26/2012 7:41:15 PM PST by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: gaijin

firemen - no dog killings

meter readers - no dog killings

postmen - no dog killings

religious whackos - no dog killings

cops - MANY MANY MANY dog killings

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Garbage man


13 posted on 01/26/2012 8:05:31 PM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: chrisinoc
I wish I hadn't read this. It pisses me off and makes me miss my dad and his beloved dog at the same time.

When my dad's dog died, a big part of my dad died with her. When dad died a few years later, everyone said he was finally united with his beloved girl.

When I think of a cop shooting that old guy's dog, I think of how that would have broken my dad's heart. What a needless and freaking cruel thing for a cop to do.

It's too bad that cops like that apparently have no heart and can't understand the pain they cause. Maybe they enjoy causing pain or are just too numb to care any more.

"To protect and to serve"? Not from where I sit. Just F'ing cruel. May that one receive the earned karma that's coming back around.

14 posted on 01/26/2012 8:11:06 PM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
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To: chrisinoc

Where’s PETA when it counts?


15 posted on 01/26/2012 8:16:32 PM PST by MaxMax
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To: chrisinoc

Blanks “Buddy” Phippen?? Man, he must have had it as rough as that Boy Named Sue growing up. I’ll bet the girls were merciless.


16 posted on 01/26/2012 8:22:08 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: gaijin

come on, not true, I remember one shooting of a dog by a mailman.

one.

1990.
http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Q1weAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FsgEAAAAIBAJ&pg=2345,424155&dq=dog+shot+in+sterling&hl=en


17 posted on 01/26/2012 8:24:38 PM PST by CJ Wolf (OMG - Obama Must Go!)
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To: gaijin

one of our local postmen packs heat and killed a beautiful boxer about 5 years ago while on the job.


18 posted on 01/26/2012 8:39:02 PM PST by mpstan
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To: razorback-bert
Once USPS started lodging third-party suits dog owners quit letting their dogs bite postal employees.

There used to be upwards of 60,000 bites a year. Now it's down in the hundreds.

Frequently those dogs get euthanized as part of the agreement with the owners.

I can assure you I've heard of hundreds of dogs being shot by postal people years back when owners were just turning their dogs loose on them.

Remember, your letter carrier knows where you live ~

19 posted on 01/26/2012 8:47:57 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Letter carriers can refuse to deliver mail if they feel they are threatened by dogs. But it’s often a dodge to get out of work.

My friend’s mail was withheld because the carrier said his dogs threatened her. When my friend complained to the USPS about her behavior she was given time off and a different route. The next carrier said my friend’s dogs were fine and the previous carrier was not a nice person.


20 posted on 01/26/2012 10:06:26 PM PST by chrisinoc
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WOOOF!

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21 posted on 01/26/2012 10:13:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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No cop should have the right to carry a gun until spending 2 straight years with the K-9 unit.


22 posted on 01/26/2012 10:23:37 PM PST by Gene Eric (C'mon, Virginia -- are you with us or against us?!)
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To: muawiyah

I don’t when it began but it is against Federal law for U.S. mail carriers to carry firearms.


23 posted on 01/27/2012 12:04:40 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: southern rock; rmlew
Though it is unclear in the news report, it appears that Buddy left, but his dog, "Girl" stayed behind.

No, a cop killed the dog. Read the story.

Good advice, take it.

24 posted on 01/27/2012 5:05:56 AM PST by Eaker (Remember, the enemy tends to wise up at the least convenient moments.)
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To: chrisinoc
From the story it seems the owner was ordered to leave, then forced to watch, and our dog murdering hero figured he could tell any monsense story he wished since it was his word against a doddering old man's.

May the sky refuse to stand over them. May the earth refuse to support them. May their steps be confused, may their insides be twisted. May they do nothing in secret that is not broadcast from the rooftops, may their weapons betray them. With a free will for the good of all, may it be.

25 posted on 01/27/2012 5:39:28 AM PST by AnTiw1
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To: microgood
This is happening too often and in too many different places.

My guess is the Police Training Academies are instructing their students to shoot any dog which “might” be aggressive in any police action they are involved in.

Add all of this to the many cases where cops and other law-enforcement personnel have burst into the WORNG house and terrified, abused, and harassed the WRONG people and destroyed private property needlessly, and it points to the fact that the cops can no longer be relied upon to police themselves.

The profession of law enforcement has morphed into a situation where the average cop has become just another union employee - with a gun - and a license to act irresponsibly.

Further, I think we need an ongoing investigation into exactly what cops are taught to do in situations like these at police academies.

We also need civilian review boards to investigate these situations. Cops can't be relied upon to investigate their own anymore than any other sector of government can.

While we are at it, we need some monitoring of exactly what and how kids are taught in the public school system particularly with respect to American and western history.

26 posted on 01/27/2012 6:22:51 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: TigersEye
It's always been the law that USPS employees can carry firearms only if ordered to do so.

When it came to Post Office Department employees, there was the same law and I don't know when it was passed.

What you have to remember in this is that USPS employees aren't on duty 24/7. They get some free time and if they want to do some target shooting with a bad dog nobody is going to complain.

27 posted on 01/27/2012 6:25:06 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: AnTiw1

“May the sky refuse to stand over them...”

That is awesome. What is it from ?


28 posted on 01/27/2012 6:31:11 AM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: chrisinoc


Girl

29 posted on 01/27/2012 6:44:10 AM PST by aldabra
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To: aldabra

This is not Girl per caption, likely the writer’s dog.


30 posted on 01/27/2012 6:54:26 AM PST by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

OOPS! Sorry posted in too much of a hurry.


31 posted on 01/27/2012 7:02:07 AM PST by aldabra
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To: chrisinoc

UPS and my dog:
My Yorkie is about 3.5 lbs. and wears a pink bow on top of her head. When the UPS lady comes to my door, I hand her the puppy so she won’t charge out the door, and take my package inside. She holds her and plays with her until I come back to get her.

The UPS lady loves my dog.

About this dog that was shot: Why did the cop have to kill her four times? Four shots. He meant to absolutely kill her not just stop her.

Of course, I wouldn’t have left my dog out there, would have taken her with me when I left.


32 posted on 01/27/2012 7:57:30 AM PST by Marcella (Newt will smash Hussein in debates. Newt needs money.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Blanks “Buddy” Phippen??

We read that the cop was not shooting blanks. [sorry, I can’t help myself!]


33 posted on 01/27/2012 8:07:06 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: southern rock
No, a cop killed the dog. Read the story.
The cop killed the dog and so did the owner. Do you know the concept of suicide by cop? How is this all that different? The owner walked away leaving the dog stressed in a dangerous situation with police. And we all know that police shoot first with dogs. If the owner wanted the dog to live, he should have put it indoors.
34 posted on 01/27/2012 10:57:16 AM PST by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: muawiyah
LOL Well, I don't suppose many carriers would come around in their off hours to shoot a problem dog on their route but I suppose, as well, that it does happen.

I used to be married to a USPS rural route carrier and she was not allowed to carry nor was anyone else in her office. She would have liked to, and I would have liked for her to, but it wasn't due to dogs that we did. I think she gave treats to dogs to win them over.

They issued her a rather pansyass version of pepper spray but I don't recall any incidence of her having to use it. As I'm sure you are well aware mail carriers, particularly rural carriers, are rather vulnerable to attack. Primarily from two-legged dogs.

35 posted on 01/27/2012 1:13:19 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Yup.


36 posted on 01/27/2012 1:19:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

That was a concise response. lol :-)


37 posted on 01/27/2012 1:25:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: chrisinoc
WTH is going on with cops!? Has this always happened, but we're just hearing about it now?

During Christmas celebrations my niece's boyfriend (a cop) walked cautiously into the room and my Border Collie gave out an 'alarm' bark at him but not anybody else. He must of picked-up on his uneasiness and defense mode because I sure did.

Are cops being trained to fear all dogs or something?

Just Chill Out Coppers!
38 posted on 01/27/2012 2:10:49 PM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: rmlew

“The cop killed the dog and so did the owner. Do you know the concept of suicide by cop? How is this all that different? The owner walked away leaving the dog stressed in a dangerous situation with police. And we all know that police shoot first with dogs. If the owner wanted the dog to live, he should have put it indoors. “

The owner likely had no idea that any cop would (claim to) be terrified of a gentle house pet.

It is the cop’s responsibility to resign from the force since he clearly lacks the mental capacity to act as a peace officer, not the owner’s responsibility to guess all scenarios that are (to his mind) preposterous.

I’m sure had you asked the man before this incident if some cops shot house pets, he would have told you the very idea was crazy.


39 posted on 01/28/2012 7:03:13 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Joe 6-pack

These incidents need to stop. What are conservative police officers doing to get these bad cops off the force?


40 posted on 01/28/2012 8:04:27 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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Sorry this is late, but still somewhat active.

GERMAN SHEPHERD PING LIST

Flora Berkemeyer

This is a low-volume list………so don’t worry!

(Please Freep-mail me if you’d like to be on or off the list.)

41 posted on 01/28/2012 9:59:02 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: chrisinoc

I’m with the German Shepherd writer on this - why was the dog “left behind” outside? (Although, apparently that meant “going in the house”, whereas I think of “leave the scene” to be “get out of this neighborhood”.)

OTOH, I don’t quite get why some cops are so shocked that a dog would bark and growl at him being on her property. Shouldn’t there be some mitigation tried? Note: this is apparently NOT a deadly serious crime scene/chase, so I see no hurry implied by just shooting the dog. But then, why wasn’t the man a witness to be questioned (OK, maybe they did, but it was left out) instead of booted out of there?


42 posted on 01/28/2012 10:07:47 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“why was the dog “left behind” outside?”

Presumably because the dog was in its own yard and the owner had no inkling that an officer would be “threatened” by his dog. Likely he assumed that the officer would do his job and be on his way, and nothing worse would happen.


43 posted on 01/28/2012 10:11:41 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

“The owner likely had no idea that any cop would (claim to) be terrified of a gentle house pet.

“It is the cop’s responsibility to resign from the force since he clearly lacks the mental capacity to act as a peace officer, not the owner’s responsibility to guess all scenarios that are (to his mind) preposterous.”

This is a very poor reaction.

Never mind few ever assume a German Shepherd is a “gentle” house pet. (1 of the reasons I love them; their mere presence scares people and keeps them out of your business.)

You are responsible for your dog. If s/he bites someone, it’s on you. Would you honestly say the man didn’t need to take the dog in (i.e., control her) if a postman walked up, a UPS man, a neighbor? If she should do anything negative, even on your property, even if it’s logical for a dog, you’re in big danger of a nice lawsuit. Why wouldn’t that apply to cops also? The only difference is you know the cop has a gun. But that is no excuse.


44 posted on 01/28/2012 10:19:56 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

This dog was on its own property. So long as it did not wander off the property, it was secured.

I have known several German shepherds; while they can be very protective, all of them which I have known were friendly, sociable and gentle animals (with decent, law-abiding citizens).

I would have had no problem with holding the man responsible if his dog had bitten the officer. However, that isn’t the case here.

We don’t have a problem with an unrestrained dog, here.

We have a problem with an unrestrained cop.


45 posted on 01/28/2012 10:26:08 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

I know German Shepherds pretty well. I happen to love them - that’s why I run the ping list. Reality: people are scared of GS, and there is a reason for that, even if it’s just because they’re in MIL/police duty all the time. Even if the dog is a dope (like mine), a scared person can trigger protective instincts, just because (”ah, you must be guilty then”).

The dog didn’t bite the officer YET - but may have. He was (theoretically) protecting himself. Again, only difference is a gun. If your neighbor had a gun while he was walking up to pay you a social visit, and was charged by this dog repeatedly, he may’ve shot him, too, before an actual bite. What then?

Point is, a dog may bite someone. I already stated it DOESN’T MATTER if it’s his/your property - you are going to get slapped with a lawsuit. It may fall through as not your fault, but it will be there, period, with all the inconveniences and nuisance.

Likewise, loose on open property is not “secure”. There needs to be a fence, etc. Apparently there wasn’t.

Bottom line: always makes sense to truly control your dog and bring her with you.


46 posted on 01/28/2012 10:44:40 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We don’t know that the dog charged anyone. That’s the officer’s side of the story, and the officer’s side of the story includes statements that the dog’s owner insists he never made.

One of the sides is lying about the circumstances. The question is, do we assume that the officer who shot the dog is being truthful about the circumstances, or do we assume that the law-abiding owner is being truthful about the circumstances?


47 posted on 01/28/2012 11:01:59 AM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

Your magnificent dog has nothing to fear.

A cop would never be able to get off a shot.... he’d be too busy screaming “mommy, mommy”, while running 100 mph in the opposite direction. ;>)

People need not fear my German Shepherd dog, it is me that could send them to hell.

My “attack geese” can not be bribed nor negotiated with, it is they that will put fear in the heart of any man. LOL

As an aside, today would be a bad day to screw around with my boy. He had surgery yesterday and his isn’t one bit happy about it.


48 posted on 01/28/2012 11:25:49 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Gator113

“it is me that could send them to hell.”

Yup.

Them’s the bettin’ odds here, too because frankly, I’d rather risk my self than my dog.

;]

I had 3 attack geese.

Bob T Gander [T for Tiberius] was the honking, pinching, flopping scourge of all who dared walk these grounds.

He even beat up on my goats.

What a foul fowl he was.

[Gert was a sweetheart and Lucy was a slattern who tricked Lucy into sitting on *all* the eggs]

I miss those crazy birds.


49 posted on 01/28/2012 11:41:14 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: Salamander

I wish you guys were neighbors.... it would be fun.


50 posted on 01/28/2012 11:54:05 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--it’s about the survival of our country!!)
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