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Ocoee family says officer shot, killed pet
ClickOrlanda ^ | September 25, 2012 | Lisa Bell

Posted on 09/25/2012 8:42:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

OCOEE, Fla. - A Central Florida family is demanding justice after their pet dog was shot and killed by a police officer.

Jackie and Mitch Schutt said an Ocoee police officer knocked on their front door on Sept. 18 to return an ID, but when Jackie opened the door, her dogs ran out to the porch and, she said, the unthinkable happened.

"The officer just pulled out his gun and shot her three times while I had a hold of her," said Jackie Schutt.

The Schutts say bullet fragments struck their front door right where their 9-year-old and 6-year-old children were standing.

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Ocoee police Lt. Stephen McCosker said the officer involved is a veteran who's been on the force for more than 10 years. Lt. McCosker also said the officer also took a few days of medical leave to recover from the bite.

Local 6's legal expert Luis Calderon said officers have the right to come onto someone's property and shoot and kill a dog, but only if the officer has reason to believe they are in danger.

The Schutts say the Ocoee officer was never in danger and added he refused treatment from paramedics after the incident.

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: dog; policeman; shoots

1 posted on 09/25/2012 8:42:30 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

control your dog.


2 posted on 09/25/2012 8:45:56 AM PDT by steve8714 (Code pink vaginas shown actual size)
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To: Uncle Chip

Some donut-munching JBT shoots my dog, it will be the last thing they ever shoot.

This cop needs sued into bankruptcy and the entire city taken to the cleaners.


3 posted on 09/25/2012 8:50:34 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: steve8714

She had a hold of the dog.

Are you reading impaired?


4 posted on 09/25/2012 8:51:16 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: steve8714

There are two better options.

1. Control the cops
2. Don’t open the door for cops unless they have a warrant.


5 posted on 09/25/2012 8:52:20 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Uncle Chip

They won’t release this idiot with a badge’s name.

I’m hoping someone posts his name, address, phone numbers, and where his kids go to school.

Years ago I used to out undercover cops online.


6 posted on 09/25/2012 8:55:12 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Uncle Chip
The Schutts say bullet fragments struck their front door right where their 9-year-old and 6-year-old children were standing.

Likely in the future, the time will come in which the children will be gunned down.

7 posted on 09/25/2012 9:02:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Record high turnout is our hope for sending 0bama home. Pray hard!!!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Was the dog a pitbull? Did the officer get any kind of assault from the dog BEFORE this hairbrained woman ‘got ahold of the dog’?


8 posted on 09/25/2012 9:07:23 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

It was a Boxer, the family said she did scratch him. He says it bit him.


9 posted on 09/25/2012 9:12:37 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Uncle Chip
I'm losing huge respect for cops. They are watching too much Hollywood shit and lost the respect for life. We are getting out of control. Instead of protect and serve we are slowly be considered evil and must be put down. There was no need to kill this dog since he was being held. Damn fool. Maybe it is time to arm ourselves before answering the door.
10 posted on 09/25/2012 9:14:32 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Uncle Chip

Sue the cop and his family into 3rd world poverty. Make sure every control freak in uniform knows it can happen to them.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 9:22:14 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Emperor Palpatine

“Years ago I used to out undercover cops online.”

I got suspended from school for doing that once. I posted on FB how this one guy kept asking me if I could tell him who was ‘holding’ (drugs) and I told him several times that I didn’t do drugs and didn’t care to know who was or wasn’t ‘holding’. I finally posted on FB complaining about him and got suspended for ‘outing’ a cop online.

I enjoyed the week off from school and got my mom to agree to independent study and I never went back.


12 posted on 09/25/2012 9:28:38 AM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
Important thing to note from the article:


The Schutts say the Ocoee officer was never in danger and added he refused treatment from paramedics after the incident.
13 posted on 09/25/2012 9:30:18 AM PDT by Gennie
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To: ScottinVA
Likely in the future, the time will come in which the children will be gunned down.

Like this: Gray State

14 posted on 09/25/2012 9:33:21 AM PDT by Noumenon (“...the other side wants everything in America to be free, except us.” Paul Ryan)
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To: MHGinTN

It was a Boxer. Can’t you read plain English, or do you just need new glasses?

BTW, what difference does it make what kind of dog it was?

This moron came up to her front door on her property. The dog was just doing what he’s supposed to do, defend his or her family from strangers.

NWA was right. F*ck tha Po-lice!


15 posted on 09/25/2012 9:37:28 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

some inconsiderate a$$hole lets their dog out and it bites me, I will kill it with my bare hands..

The animal bit the cop, therefore she did not have control of the animal.... period


16 posted on 09/25/2012 9:42:04 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: joe fonebone

You come on my property uninvited you, yourself might get ventilated by me, pal.

You’re obviously a dog-hater and JBT boot-licker.

I have a sign on my porch, and it applies to cops as well.

“No Trespassing! Violators will be shot! Survivors will be shot again!”


17 posted on 09/25/2012 9:46:59 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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Cops aren’t ‘veterans’ unless they’ve served in the military.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 9:47:12 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: Emperor Palpatine

Not a dog hater by any means...

However, I do detest people who refuse to control their animal, and then blame everyone but themselves when their out of control animal causes physical harm or damage to others..

A cop knocks on your door and you are going to just shoot him?

Or turn your animal loose on him?

Man, you gots some serious social issues, along with needing an adjustment in your meds.. chump


19 posted on 09/25/2012 10:07:00 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: joe fonebone

No, cops just better not show up at my door.

Read the story. The cop was on her front porch, the dog did what dogs are supposed to do when a complete stranger shows up.

besides, cops are evil bastards anymore anyways. To Hades with ‘em.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 10:08:57 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: steve8714

Anybody harming one of my dogs is a dead man walking. The only open questions are where, when, and how.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 10:16:05 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

I did read the story...

the cop was there to return a lost ID card..

the dog bit the cop..

end of story


22 posted on 09/25/2012 10:19:16 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: Uncle Chip

I read elsewhere that the officer was returning the ID after being at the house for a prior incident an hour earlier. Just wonder if it had any bearing on this?


23 posted on 09/25/2012 10:24:10 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Uncle Chip
police shoot dog
24 posted on 09/25/2012 10:29:25 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: joe fonebone

Cop almost hit two kids.

Cop should be fired and sued into living under a bridge out of a shopping cart.

Cops shoot too many dogs.

BTW, a little bite that this jagoff refused treatment for. he just wanted to shoot something and knew he’d get away with it. Its high time we started shooting back. They’re the enemy.

End of story


25 posted on 09/25/2012 10:38:40 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine ("On the ascent of Olympus, what's a botched bar or two?" -Artur Schnabel)
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To: Uncle Chip
At least he had the dog to shoot and didn't have to shoot the lady. That is why every household should have a dog, to give the police something they can shoot to avoid them having to shoot one of the kids or Mom or Pop.

I put a "satire" tag on it then thought better of it. With every passing incident it is getting more real and matter-of-course.

26 posted on 09/25/2012 10:45:58 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-less)
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To: Uncle Chip
At least he had the dog to shoot and didn't have to shoot the lady. That is why every household should have a dog, to give the police something they can shoot to avoid them having to shoot one of the kids or Mom or Pop.

I put a "satire" tag on it then thought better of it. With every passing incident it is getting more real and matter-of-course.

27 posted on 09/25/2012 10:50:14 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: joe fonebone

On my property. I’m in control. You threaten my dog or anything or anybody that I care about...your last thought will be amazement at your lack of understanding about personal freedom and personal property.


28 posted on 09/25/2012 10:52:21 AM PDT by winnotwhine (It's easy to whine...I'd rather win)
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To: joe fonebone

On my property. I’m in control. You threaten my dog or anything or anybody that I care about...your last thought will be amazement at your lack of understanding about personal freedom and personal property.


29 posted on 09/25/2012 10:52:28 AM PDT by winnotwhine (It's easy to whine...I'd rather win)
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To: joe fonebone

On my property. I’m in control. You threaten my dog or anything or anybody that I care about...your last thought will be amazement at your lack of understanding about personal freedom and personal property.


30 posted on 09/25/2012 10:52:47 AM PDT by winnotwhine (It's easy to whine...I'd rather win)
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To: winnotwhine

WOW...

where did i say i would come onto your property and threaten your dog???

my god, some of the people on these threads have more than just a few screw loose..

anyway, i carry....

turn your animal loose on me and it will be shot..

come after me for defending myself, and YOU will be shot..


31 posted on 09/25/2012 10:58:18 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: pnz1
Just wonder if it had any bearing on this?

If that's true then it might have.

I had a dog once that regularly bit at the heels of a friend who came to the house. He never did this to anyone else. It just so happened that this friend was a meter reader who threw rocks at dogs.

Dogs have a sixth sense for things like that. And in this case the dog obviously had this officer pegged as potential trouble. The dog turned out to be right by paying for it with his life.

32 posted on 09/25/2012 10:58:50 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: joe fonebone; Emperor Palpatine
If the dog actually bit, I would tend to side with the officer and say it was a good shoot.

If the dog did not actually bite, then the officer is simply engaging in the now-common game, Plinkadog, and needs to get taken down hard.

33 posted on 09/25/2012 11:02:59 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: joe fonebone
where did i say i would come onto your property and threaten your dog???

But why, joe fonebone?

Why do you want to kill us?

Please don't kill us, joe fonebone.....

34 posted on 09/25/2012 11:05:03 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: arthurus
That is why every household should have a dog, to give the police something they can shoot to avoid them having to shoot one of the kids or Mom or Pop.

That is an excellent point. The first line of defense against runaway cops.

35 posted on 09/25/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lazamataz

Awwww..

I want one..


36 posted on 09/25/2012 11:11:23 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: Lazamataz

Oh, and by the way, would you please put me on your monkey list????

I promise I will not harm you in any way... :)


37 posted on 09/25/2012 11:13:21 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: joe fonebone

Only if you promise not to use it for skeet.


38 posted on 09/25/2012 11:13:57 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: joe fonebone
Oh, sure, butter me up with monkey love, just as I'm about to mess you up on puppies.

(Sigh)

Okay, you are on, and your strategic FR chess moves are devastating.

Signing off the discussion...

Lol

39 posted on 09/25/2012 11:15:44 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Lazamataz

puppies are no good for skeet...

now chipmunks are another story...


40 posted on 09/25/2012 11:19:39 AM PDT by joe fonebone (The clueless... they walk among us, and they vote...)
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To: joe fonebone

Well yeah, chipmunks, but how many cops are shooting THOSE?


41 posted on 09/25/2012 11:22:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The American news media, the 'Pravda Press', is fully Soviet-ized.)
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To: Uncle Chip

All it says on the Facebook page is that the police were there earlier for an unrelated incident with her father-in-law.. says at the time dog shot she was pulling the dog back by the hind legs..


42 posted on 09/25/2012 11:47:47 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: pnz1

**All it says about the previous police visit that is..


43 posted on 09/25/2012 11:48:43 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Uncle Chip

We have tighter Rules of Engagement in Afghanistan than American cops have in suburban American neighborhoods.


44 posted on 09/25/2012 2:01:05 PM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: Uncle Chip
It has occurred to me that with cops getting automatic paid vacations for shooting citizens, that might suggest a tactic to police unions, sort of like a "sickoưt" but the officers don't call in sick, they just shoot motorists and people who answer the door. If a lot of them do it the police department will be hamstrung by the "job action" with so many of its officers on paid vacation until some new terms are agreed to in the union contract. A "shootout?"
45 posted on 09/26/2012 4:22:26 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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