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Posted on 09/19/2011 6:38:50 PM PDT by Immerito
Providence, RI - Rhode Island State Police say that the shooting death of a woman's Pit bull, "Champ" was an "unfortunate accident".
Accident or not, a beloved family companion is dead.
The tragedy happened on Wednesday morning when a fugitive task force was stationed outside of a home in Providence.
Though the task force was waiting for a fugitive to emerge, they were instead greeted by two dogs who had been let out for a potty break.
Moments after the dogs were let outside, shots were fired.
The officer who fired the three shots told the dog's owner that the dog "growled" at him.
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The comments at the Examiner site are not very flattering to the police. I believe we are close to the time when the police are going to be viewed as the enemy rather than ‘Officer Friendly the beat Cop’ by the majority of the population.
Close? A lot of us have been at that point for years.
Hey, another day, another dog shot by the good ‘ol boys in blue. It’s par for the course now.
I believe that has been the intent behind many of the dog shootings.
Can’t have a police state, where the cops and populace are on friendly terms.
yeah... I think we’re there. A criminal has never hurt my family. But through fines from various things, the police have lessened the amount of money I can spend on my family. So I don’t look very fondly on that particular gang.
If the latter, who just lets their dogs run outside into the street?
I'm not defending the cops, just irresponsible for the presumed owner to have no care to others and especially the actions of their dogs.
Not meaning any disrespect, but,
Were U to shoot a cop’s puppy,
Ya think you’d get any respect even if
u did it by “accident” ?
The American sheeple want a fascist police state. They love it, the politicians know it, so it's only going to get worse.
There is another possibility—the dogs were in her yard, but the officer didn’t appreciate a dog in its own yard growling at him.
The canine, in so doing, failed to respect his authoriteh.
The average UPS man or meter reader has larger cajones than the average cynophobic cop, it seems.
If a police officer can’t handle a growling dog, how will he deal with a real threat?
disgusting pigs are the praetorian guard for the govt and little else.
I suspect thats what happened. It’s just sad that where the dog was shot wasn’t mentioned.
Dog growls at officer.
Officer shoots dog.
Dead dog has apparently good judgment as to the officer’s character.
Didn’t the incident at Ruby Ridge start out like this? US Marshalls snooping around in the bushes shot the Weaver’s dog and Randy’s son shot one of the marshalls, and was himself shot in the back by another marshall.
You are right, not enough facts here. I think far too many cops are shooting dogs when they don’t have to, but I gotta tell you that is a pit is growling at me, I might shoot too. I’m a dog lover, but no fan of pits.
That is pretty well how I remember it.
I know there are a few cops out there, but they are getting harder and harder to find. I guess that is to be expected in a police state.
I’d like to post 1 of those “Desi Arnaz” pix. These threads are the same every time.
At least the cops said it’s accidental, and they want to help with the vet bills. Usually it’s “investigation” time and there is no apology to anyone.
Give them a little break, guys.
... it’s a murder “freebie” /// the cops get to shoot and kill something “live,” get to watch it die without any legal repercussions ... get to brag and boast to each other ...
stuff like, “any effin dog comes near me barking or growling i’m going to blow it’s effin head off.” Some of them are just waiting for some deranged person or innocent barking dog to “make their day.” Signed, ex-police science major.
If the neighbor’s kid hits a baseball through your window, do you want his parents to “help” to pay to replace it or do you want them to pay replacement costs for that window?
Same principle here.
The officer who shot the dog made a decision to discharge his weapon. He should be held accountable for his actions, and part of taking responsibility means paying the price for what you have done.
I know that it has happened at least one time and I think it’s going to happen again, and I will not feel sorry one bit for the officer who brings it on himself. I have reference to a dog owner blowing away a policeman who shoots his dog.
If the police departments would fire some of their trigger-happy force members who kill citizens’ dogs this will come to an end, but—and correct me if I’m wrong—it has yet to happen.
Another pit bull shot by police incident:
That has happened in Pennsylvania.
It would seem that these incidents are happening too often. My guess is that the NAZI Stormtropper academies across the country which indoctrinate these Gestapo types, they are taught to blow away a dog if there is any QUESTION of their personal security - and they are doing so.
The cops have definitely crossed the line far too often and we have allowed ourselves to be turned into a quasi-military police state. We have too many law-enforcement personnel - too many local cops, state cops, ATF, DEA, County Cops, TSA, Homeland Security, FBI, CIA, etc, etc. This is insane and these are the fruits of it.
The Founding Fathers would never have stood for it.
That’s nice. But too many of these cops have become just another collection of union guys looking for higher pay, promotions and perks instead of people with a decent interest in the communities in which they serve.
We DO need civilian review boards. We can’t trust them to police their own any more.
Yes, unions stink. I despise them.
Know what bothers me where I live? Not much else except the big hoo-hah made every time a policeman from the AREA dies. Even when the man was retired.
Here, they all must have a giant funeral where they are all buried at the same cemetery. The funeral procession literally officially SHUTS DOWN whatever road they are on - usually including our beltway. So as if the beltway isn’t enough trouble, whole sections are closed so this high&mighty procession (you know, ALL police must go to the funeral even if the man worked at Mayberry 75mi away from the big city and hardly anyone knows him) can be unaffected by traffic.
That irritates me to NO end.
They definitely have a “they” versus “us” mentality.
It takes a certain mentality to be a cop or else they wouldn’t become one.
If a dog -- ANY dog is growling at you, that is your warning. You can retreat at that point. If the dog is charging you, that's different. But if you happened on his turf, he growls, you retreat, everybody goes home and gets a belly rub. The dog gave him a warning, the cop killed the dog. The cop is a moron. And I'm not a pit bull fan either, but killing a dog that only growled at you is just a stupid person, cop or not.
Well let me say that I’m not a cop and I’m not going to invade a pit bull’s turf. I’m also not fast enough to outrun the pit if it came to that. I may or may not shoot, depending on the exact circumstances, but I don’t and won’t trust a pit and there’s a good chance he’s not going to get the benefit of doubt from me.
You missed the point.
First they came for the pitbulls...
No I didn’t. I’ll leave it at that.
Desensitization. Cruelty to animalst is a warning sign
of cruelty to humans.
Just recalled that I read in a book with the title
Confessions of a Concierge that the Nazis, y”s planned
to shoot all the dogs in Paris. Ammunition shortages