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Friends, neighbors rally behind owners of dog fatally shot by police officer in mid-Michigan
Click on Detroit ^ | September 12, 2012 | Unknown

Posted on 09/14/2012 9:38:36 PM PDT by Altariel

ST. LOUIS, Mich. -

Friends and neighbors in a mid-Michigan community are rallying behind owners of a golden retriever that was fatally shot by a police officer.

The Morning Sun of Mount Pleasant reports supporters gathered Tuesday at the home where the dog named Scout lived in St. Louis, about 50 miles north of Lansing.

Mike Goetzinger says the officer had "no reason" to kill the dog owned by his brother Brian Goetzinger and his family. They're planning a protest and vigil Wednesday.

(Excerpt) Read more at clickondetroit.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: 2012; assholecop; cop; cops; deadleoswalking; dog; doggieping; donutwatch; goldenretriever; leo; militarizedpolice; policebrutality

1 posted on 09/14/2012 9:38:44 PM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

What is it all about these cops shooting all these family pets?


2 posted on 09/14/2012 9:41:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Altariel

Video:

http://www.wnem.com/video?clipId=7708278&autostart=true

“A local family is trying to understand why a police officer opened fire and killed their Golden Retriever puppy – now TV5 is asking the officer’s boss about the shooting.”


3 posted on 09/14/2012 9:44:17 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: freekitty

Well, it was a golden retriever, very viscious dogs......


4 posted on 09/14/2012 9:44:37 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Yes, golden retrievers , the pit bulls of woolly lovable dogs.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 9:49:52 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: Altariel

http://www.wnem.com/story/19503465/family-wants-answers-after-officer-guns-down-family-pet

A local family is still shocked after what happened to their beloved pet. They say their dog was shot and killed at the hands of a police officer.

The shooting happened Saturday in St. Louis, Mich., in Gratiot County.

Lori Walmsley, a neighbor of the family who lost their pet, says she saw the incident.

Walmsley says she was outside playing with her own dog when her neighbor’s golden retriever, Scout, ran over into her yard. She says she called the dog over to play, which Scout did, and then Scout ran back over back into his own yard. That’s when Walmsley says a police officer showed up.

Walmsley said the officer asked if the was dog hers. She said “no,” but told the officer Scout wasn’t dangerous. She says the officer tried to catch the dog, who apparently didn’t want to be caught. The dog tried to run away and when cornered by the officer, let out a little growl. Walmsley says she couldn’t believe what happened next.

“I heard ‘pop pop pop pop pop,’ and I thought, ‘what is going on,’ and I [saw] the St. Louis Police Department standing over my dog,” said Scout’s owner.

“He just started shooting him, he just kept shooting him in the head,” said Walmsley. “I said, ‘What are you doing? He’s just a puppy!’”

The dog was taken to the vet were it later died.

The witness says the officer wasn’t provoked and she doesn’t feel his reaction was warranted. Scout’s owners were inside their house during the incident.

For more on this story, including the police report from the incident, check out TV5’s update here.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 9:59:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: freekitty

Because they assume they’re at the right address, that everything inside wants to kill them, and that drugs are being flushed down the toilet right now.

Either that or they like dress-up and making their toys go “Blammo!”


7 posted on 09/14/2012 10:02:00 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: freekitty
"Because I can."


8 posted on 09/14/2012 10:03:12 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
This case and many similar cases are covered here:

http://www.dogmurderers.com/

9 posted on 09/14/2012 10:24:13 PM PDT by TChad
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To: umgud
Indeed. Merciless to bacon :)


10 posted on 09/14/2012 10:25:31 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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11 posted on 09/14/2012 10:26:39 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

More evidence the police are out of control and intentionally disregarding any sense of law and order. Protesting doesn’t mean anyone will be held accountable and the actions stopped. They are trying to incite us.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 10:34:59 PM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Altariel

I’ve known too many cops who are cowards until they put on that badge and strap on a gun. They’re itching to shoot something. I’m not saying all cops. But I do wonder why all cops aren’t tested for mental stability.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 10:39:07 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Terry Mross

I will never trust any cop I encounter. Ever.

They’ve brought this on themselves.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 10:53:10 PM PDT by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Terry Mross

If cops were tested for good sense then they wouldn’t follow the asinine policies of the chiefs and mayors.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 10:53:28 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Altariel

I am waiting for a pet owner to take down an officer who does this bullsh1t.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 10:55:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: freekitty

The cops are simply (or is it simple) cowards.

Every dog is a threat to them.

Listen to their midnight donut bull sessions at the local convenience store.Like just about every part of government they no longer serve the citizen ,they serve themselves.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 10:57:22 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
If cops were tested for good sense then they wouldn’t follow the asinine policies of the chiefs and mayors.

Put the blame where it belongs - on the cops who carry out these actions and the cop unions that go to bat for them.

It's way too convenient to lay the blame on the higher ups.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 11:15:38 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: freekitty

It’s a tatic of psychological warfare against the population. Some people distain weakness they see in the public and they get off on the power to abuse them.

When libs are in charge Americans are constantly disrespected, cut down, divided and hated. It becomes the spirit of the whole government in the way it interacts with citizens. We’ve never had so many cruel people in power who got away with it like this.

I hate to see the dogs killed and the broken hearts of the families. It’s just mean spirited. Police officers survived just fine when they were not this careless and we had a kind and cooperative culture. Alot has changed in ten years and it is not for the better.


19 posted on 09/15/2012 12:08:30 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: SaraJohnson

I wondered about that.


20 posted on 09/15/2012 2:19:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: umgud

Yes: They could lick you to death.


21 posted on 09/15/2012 4:50:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Altariel

This is why some of us despise the b@stards with badges.


22 posted on 09/15/2012 5:35:44 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Terry Mross
But I do wonder why all cops aren’t tested for mental stability.

I suspect that the tests include a section on aggressiveness, and this is what the police departments want: aggressive SOBs.

23 posted on 09/15/2012 5:38:49 AM PDT by OldPossum
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To: Altariel
She says the officer tried to catch the dog, who apparently didn’t want to be caught. The dog tried to run away and when cornered by the officer, let out a little growl. Walmsley says she couldn’t believe what happened next....“He just started shooting him, he just kept shooting him in the head,” said Walmsley. “I said, ‘What are you doing? He’s just a puppy!’”

America's finest showing up to protect and serve -- and kill your little puppies.

24 posted on 09/15/2012 7:00:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Altariel

The cop psyche is geared to intimidate. That is their force field when they are on the streets. Dogs are loyal to their human pack and territorial, and those instincts prevent them from being intimidated by cops. Out comes the gun, the ultimate intimidater. Besides that, cops are taught that there are too many dogs on the streets, and that they are dangerous. When a cop sees a dog, the hunter blood lust surges through them. They become big game hunters. Maybe if they were all forced to legally hunt deer, elk, bear, whatever, they would get the desire to hunt dogs and shoot live things out of their system.


25 posted on 09/15/2012 7:36:07 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Venturer
Yes: They could lick you to death.

No, first they bash you unconscious with their wagging tail, then they lick you to death.

It's awful.

I had a coworker who hated me. She used to bring her enormous Golden to work, and that boy loved me to pieces.

Snicker...

26 posted on 09/15/2012 11:03:33 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Secret Agent Man
I am waiting for a pet owner to take down an officer who does this bullsh1t.

That's how Ruby Ridge started.

27 posted on 09/15/2012 6:55:47 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (The good news ... There's no Bob Dole Jr.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

That isn’t the reason Ruby Ridge started.


28 posted on 09/15/2012 7:39:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They shot the family dog. The Weaver boy shot the thug and they killed him.


29 posted on 09/15/2012 8:34:01 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (The good news ... There's no Bob Dole Jr.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

That isn’t why Ruby Ridge happened. The fedgov was harassing this family to the point they were trying to get them out of their house. Thry were trumping up charges against them to get them out. People were killed as well as the dog and it was a standoff situation for days.

This was one stupid cop who shot a dog in a person’s yard while out on an unrelated call, that hardly posed a credible threat.

WHile dogs were shot in both cases they are hardly comparable incidents.


30 posted on 09/15/2012 9:18:27 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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