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Texas Man Claims Police Killed His Dog When Responding to Wrong Address (Video)
ABC News ^ | 4/16/2012 | ABC News

Posted on 04/17/2012 3:30:22 PM PDT by Dallas59

A Texas man claims that his beloved dog Cisco was shot point blank by a police officer who responded to a call at the wrong address.

Michael Paxton, 40, said he and his Australian cattle dog Cisco were relaxing and playing Frisbee in his Austin backyard on Saturday afternoon when he decided to go get something from his truck in the driveway.

As he approached his truck, he said he saw something from the corner of his eye and looked up to see a police officer who immediately drew his weapon and told Paxton to put his hands up.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


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KEYWORDS: dog; police; shot
Video Of Shooting (Language)
1 posted on 04/17/2012 3:30:29 PM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59
YOUTUBE Video Of Shooting (Language)

Dismiss the the first post link.
2 posted on 04/17/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Dallas59
Pull that crap on my dog and we're all gonna be shot.

Love the way the cop begins to shape the story from the gitgo. POS.

3 posted on 04/17/2012 3:51:07 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Dallas59

This cop is a rogue, evil thug and should be put in a jail cell along with 5 HUNGRY Pitt Bulls. Basturd. There’s NO excuse for this.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Dallas59
guess he earned his dog killing merit badge then...
5 posted on 04/17/2012 3:55:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Dallas59

SO where is PETA now ?


6 posted on 04/17/2012 4:00:20 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (The sheepdogs guard the sheep.)
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To: Dallas59

,,, was the dog black ???


7 posted on 04/17/2012 4:05:47 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: Lionheartusa1
,,, was the dog black ???

Worse, it was a Husky/Chiuaua

8 posted on 04/17/2012 4:14:43 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio - http://www.istandwithrush.org/)
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To: Lionheartusa1

If Obama had a son, his son would have a dog that looks just like Cisco.


9 posted on 04/17/2012 4:15:42 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Newbomb Turk

You are correct. PETA has been completely silent over this issue. Why is that?


10 posted on 04/17/2012 4:17:56 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Dallas59

Read this in correlation to the timeframe of the video:

“Show me your hands!”
“Get your dog!”
-BANG-

It happened ^exactly^ within the same time it took you to read that

Mr. LEO is too trigger happy to retain his badge. City needs to pony up property damage and pain and suffering. Mr LEO needs to defend himself in civil court.


11 posted on 04/17/2012 4:22:03 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: blackdog

Talented cop. He said ‘get your dog’ and pulled the trigger at about the same time.


12 posted on 04/17/2012 4:23:01 PM PDT by FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs
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To: Dallas59

It appears to me this cop was trigger happy. If the dog hadn’t come out the owner may have been shot.

I think a law needs to be passed that says a cop must allow the owner ample time to restrain the dog, or, if the owner is not present the dog has to actually draw blood before a cop can shoot it. We’re not talking about lions and tigers and bears. Most dogs bark but don’t bite.

Flame away.


13 posted on 04/17/2012 4:26:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Dallas59

And the spokesman say, “...It not a concern...”.

Work for “the public” and you have a free ticket. The officer seemed somewhat abusive. I can understand taking charge of a situation, but ...


14 posted on 04/17/2012 4:31:01 PM PDT by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Dallas59
Cool, the plugged the barking dog merit badge, the wrong address merit badge, the no part of the suspect description fits the detained person merit badge, and the can't remember any part of the call merit badge all at once.
15 posted on 04/17/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it and the law is what WE say it is.)
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To: FedsRStealingOurCountryFromUs

These thugs with badges continue to abuse their authority. There is no excuse for killing an innocent dog, none. Even worse when all too typical LEO bungling is involved. One of these days, a LEO is going to get capped for this kind of brutal stupidity. As for this LEO, I hope he gets his ass sued off along with the city.


16 posted on 04/17/2012 4:32:39 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: Czar

Cesar Millan, the dog whisperer, says that police who shoot dogs are wussies.


17 posted on 04/17/2012 5:11:21 PM PDT by NostraDanUS
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To: Dallas59

Most people think that if that happened to their dog they’d react violently and give the cop what he deserves. The reality is that most people react with shock and disbelief, and become very easy for the cops to control. That’s why they do it. It works.


18 posted on 04/17/2012 6:02:39 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Navy Patriot
Cool, the plugged the barking dog merit badge, the wrong address merit badge, the no part of the suspect description fits the detained person merit badge, and the can't remember any part of the call merit badge all at once.

Indeed. It's a hat trick of stupidity, malice, and incompetence.

19 posted on 04/17/2012 6:02:39 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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To: BykrBayb
The reality is that most people react..............

I am not most people. My children are grown and situated. My house is paid for. I endure the abuse of government excess on steroids every day.

20 posted on 04/17/2012 6:16:32 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Dallas59

Black cop? White-Blue Healer? Sounds like a race crime to me.

These douche-bag, dog-killing cops have got to be reined in (collared).


21 posted on 04/17/2012 6:23:23 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: BykrBayb

As more dogs are capped, more dog owners will become desensitized.

Stay tuned for the combat vet, dog owner, that isn’t shocked and awed.


22 posted on 04/17/2012 6:26:41 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: x1stcav

I keep expecting him, or maybe her. I know there are people who would react with vengeance, but most people only think they would. And each situation is unique. There are any number of variables that could affect a person’s ability or willingness to exact revenge. Most of us take our responsibilities seriously, and that can be a real hindrance to fulfilling Internet tough guy fantasies.


23 posted on 04/17/2012 7:21:31 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb

I think, for a lot of people out there, Internet tough guy fantasies are starting to blur into everyday reality. The rhetoric is hardening fast. So are the attitudes. The average, law-abiding, productive, socially responsible person is getting tired of being pushed around.

Just saying.


24 posted on 04/17/2012 7:27:24 PM PDT by x1stcav (There's a bunch of us out here spoiling for a fight.)
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To: blackdog

No one person is most people. I believe there are situations in which you would be likely to get immediate revenge for such an act. I also believe there are situations in which Michael Paxton would have reacted with violence. human nature being what it is, he reacted as most people do.


25 posted on 04/17/2012 7:31:44 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: x1stcav

Everyone has their breaking point, and people are being pushed farther every day. Someone’s bound to return fire on one of these power hungry cops. I hope somebody gets good video, to serve as a warning to other dirty cops.


26 posted on 04/17/2012 7:37:39 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Dallas59; basil; txhurl; wolfcreek; lormand

KLBJ had this topic yesterday morning. Typical APD behavior.


27 posted on 04/18/2012 6:20:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, thanks for the rain, but please let it rain more in Texas. Amen.)
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To: Arrowhead1952

This is going to have the effect of people not trusting the cops on their property for any reason.

This ‘wrong address’ issue comes up way too often.


28 posted on 04/18/2012 12:02:51 PM PDT by wolfcreek (‘closed eye’ mentality is the reason for our current reality)
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To: Dallas59

So wrong on every damn level. At the wrong address, shoots a dog on the yard after pulling a gun on an innocent person. There should be justice here.


29 posted on 04/18/2012 12:13:13 PM PDT by commonguymd (Freedom is a myth anymore it seems)
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To: Dallas59

Is 0bama due in Austin soon? Perhaps APD was filling out the menu.


30 posted on 04/18/2012 12:47:50 PM PDT by tpmintx (Problem: The people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who VOTE for a living.)
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