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Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")
Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter

Posted on 11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST by Arthurio

To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities."

To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely.

"He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background.

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"He doesn't want to play," one officer is heard commenting. About a minute later, another officer says, "I'll shoot him. Let's just go shoot him," according to the lawsuit and dash-camera audio.

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


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: 2012; animalabuse; animalcruelty; assholecop; deadleoswalking; dog; doggieping; donutwatch; govtabuse; newfoundland; rosie; subhumanpos; warondogs
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1 posted on 11/28/2012 11:51:06 AM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

Yep, seems too many cops just LOOOOOOVE to shoot people’s dogs as an expression of their contempt for the communities they supposedly serve. They shoot the people, too, when they think they can get away with it.

http://articles.nydailynews.com/2012-04-04/news/31289689_1_villavaso-and-robert-faulcon-kenneth-bowen-robert-gisevius


2 posted on 11/28/2012 12:00:48 PM PST by MeganC (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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3 posted on 11/28/2012 12:02:54 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Arthurio

Poor dog - dumb cops!


4 posted on 11/28/2012 12:03:23 PM PST by melsec (Once a Jolly Swagman camped by a Billabong....)
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Good grief, cops can handle jerks and punks, get ‘sensitivity training’ on all sorts of human groups, but don’t know the simplest things about dogs? Or is it just a sadistic streak in some of them?


6 posted on 11/28/2012 12:05:17 PM PST by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Arthurio

When I was Base Police @ NAS Fallon, NV in the Mid-80s the ONLY time I came even CLOSE to un-holstering my weapon was in Navy Housing when a BIG BLack Dog(someone’s pet/breed unknown) had scaled the backyard fence and was running the neighborhood. Anyway We (my partner and I) arrived on the scene and was trying to 1. find out where the dog came from and 2. put it back in the yard. I tried to call the dog and this dog(HE WAS HUGE) growled twice and I reached down and unfastened my retainer strap that held my weapon in the holster and PRAYED “Lord PLEASE don’t make me have to SHOOT this dog(1. The Paperwork for an expended US Navy Bullet in the Mid-80s was HORRENDOUS and 2. I did not want to have to kill somebody’s pet). Anyway he(or she) growled again and scaled the fence and got back into the yard(hopefully the right one). We issued the occupants a ticket for having their pet unsecured. I then breathed a sigh of releif.


7 posted on 11/28/2012 12:07:17 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Arthurio
Department investigation said they did the right thing according to procedures. Case closed.
8 posted on 11/28/2012 12:07:23 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Arthurio

I wonder if Lora Perry’s rights were violated as well?


9 posted on 11/28/2012 12:07:33 PM PST by Truth29
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To: Arthurio

This is just sad. I thought their job was to call animal control. I hope these 3 lose their jobs.


11 posted on 11/28/2012 12:12:44 PM PST by Durbin
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To: SkyDancer

The “right thing” is for these two cops to vanish without a trace. Period


12 posted on 11/28/2012 12:16:09 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: SkyDancer
Department investigation said they did the right thing according to procedures. Case closed.

Yeah, funny how that works eh?

Now had you or I done this....

13 posted on 11/28/2012 12:16:09 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: Arthurio
Cops are basically gang-bangers with badges.
14 posted on 11/28/2012 12:19:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Labor unions are the Communist Party of the USA.)
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To: Las Vegas Ron
I can see animal cruelty coming. You can be arrested in some places for shooting rats; in Ohio you need a permit to shoot rats in your own cellar.
15 posted on 11/28/2012 12:22:05 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Arthurio

This article made me CRY!
Newfies are nothing but giant, sweet slobbery babies.
I’ve never seen a mean one, ever.
That poor family.

I’d be out for serious revenge if someone did this to either of my dogs.


16 posted on 11/28/2012 12:22:33 PM PST by a real Sheila (R.I.P AMERICA 1776 - 2012)
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To: Lurker

I can see animal cruelty coming. You can be arrested in some places for shooting rats; in Ohio you need a permit to shoot rats in your own cellar.


17 posted on 11/28/2012 12:22:52 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Precisely


18 posted on 11/28/2012 12:33:18 PM PST by EdReform (Oath Keepers - Guardians of the Republic - Honor your oath - Join us: www.oathkeepers.org)
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To: a real Sheila
I’d be out for serious revenge if someone did this to either of my dogs.

Yep....you give things a while to cool down while insuring that you know the name of the cop that killed your dog. Then, one night, when he's off duty you pretend that he is a rabid dog and that YOU are the policeman......

And then lose the gun
19 posted on 11/28/2012 12:33:29 PM PST by jrg
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To: SkyDancer

If that were my dog criminal charges of any kind would be the least of these cop’s problems.


20 posted on 11/28/2012 12:35:56 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

Same here - they would know no peace. For starters I’d be wearing a t-shirt that had “These cops shot and killed my dog” with their pic’s and of my dog on it.


21 posted on 11/28/2012 12:38:54 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Arthurio

Way too many of these stories lately. Way too many!


22 posted on 11/28/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by cork (Remember Bengazi!)
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To: SkyDancer
in Ohio you need a permit to shoot rats in your own cellar.

LOL...series?

Dang, it's even worse than I thought.

It does conjure up memories of those Crossman pump pellet rifles though!!

23 posted on 11/28/2012 12:43:00 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: MeganC

Contemptible, disgraceful, and disgusting!


24 posted on 11/28/2012 12:51:45 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished.)
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To: SkyDancer
Bruneio, the Freemansburg chief, said Lasso was trying to fend off the two snarling dogs, kicking at them while holding a Taser straight in the air in his left hand.

"Shoot 'em," Bruneio yelled before a shot rang out and Lasso fell to the ground

25 posted on 11/28/2012 12:51:45 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: melsec

Dogs KNOW that cops are not their friends.


26 posted on 11/28/2012 12:54:32 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
Different stories, different scenarios. No correlation.
27 posted on 11/28/2012 12:59:10 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

Saw it on FARK and some news site but yeah ...


28 posted on 11/28/2012 1:00:14 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Arthurio

Shoot a police dog = be treated as though you shot a police officer.

Shoot a private citizen’s dog = “It was just a dog....”


29 posted on 11/28/2012 1:01:15 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: SkyDancer
The cops drove the dog from it's home.

I've put barking dogs back in their yard after they jumped on the gate, opened it and came out to "visit" with my dog.

How hard would it be to get the dog back in the yard and raise the fence? What is the point of getting a dog license if the gov't doesn't use the paid for data to protect and serve?

Cops are always acting stupidly when it comes to pet dogs.

30 posted on 11/28/2012 1:04:40 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SkyDancer
"different scenarios"

The dog wasn't even barking at the LEOs when shot. Even more reason to make them accountable.

31 posted on 11/28/2012 1:07:06 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Arthurio

And cops wonder why some people call them pigs.


32 posted on 11/28/2012 1:12:07 PM PST by dainbramaged (My dog can talk - when she feels like it.)
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To: Arthurio
The best thing about these threads is that it shows that people's eyes are slowly being awakened to the fact that LEOs are not their friends. The worst thing about them is there are so many of them.
33 posted on 11/28/2012 1:19:22 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: Arthurio

Justice for ice. Check it out on Facebook. Another dog shot down for no good reason. It’ll break your heart


34 posted on 11/28/2012 1:25:59 PM PST by poptartacus (wet paper bag)
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To: dainbramaged

I don’t know folks, the officers spent an hour trying to corral the animal. It is true that animal control doesn’t work on sundays in many places. Taser’s can work on animals but I don’t think it is always effective. This is one of the reasons why I put a catch pole in each of my patrol cars. I learned once from a Sgt when I was a road officer a little trick; I had 2 large dogs that were about a block from home. The male was agressive when I approached. My sgt suggested that I open the back door of my car and step back. Both dogs jumped into the back seat. Domesticated obviously. I have used that since but the catch poles would have worked.


35 posted on 11/28/2012 1:25:59 PM PST by midcop402
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To: Paladin2
Right. I've read stories where they chased a dog through a person's house (the mayor in this instance) and the dog hid under the bed. It was a Lab. They shot it there. They shot the other Lab he had as they busted into his house. It was a setup. Some druggie mad at the mayor said he had dope. Didn't bother to check sources, etc.

Another one was this Chicago cop shot the family pet in the yard behind a fence. Cop said she was 'feard for her life' - it was a cocker spaniel.

36 posted on 11/28/2012 1:26:31 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: zeugma

In the past if I saw a cop in trouble my first thought would be how can I help. Now if I saw a cop in trouble I would think maybe they deserve the ass whooping they are getting.


37 posted on 11/28/2012 1:28:56 PM PST by soupbone1
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To: Altariel

“Shoot a police dog = be treated as though you shot a police officer.

Shoot a private citizen’s dog = “It was just a dog”

EXACTLY CORRECT.


38 posted on 11/28/2012 1:31:27 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: Arthurio

Poor pup.

Stupid bastards...


39 posted on 11/28/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by DickBrannigan (When did logic become reversed, and right became wrong, and wrong became right?)
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40 posted on 11/28/2012 1:51:59 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: midcop402
"Both dogs jumped into the back seat."

(Self) Busted!

41 posted on 11/28/2012 1:54:52 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SkyDancer

“Some druggie mad at the mayor said he had dope.”

And yet, LEOs still insist “criminal informants are reliable sources of information” and persist in using them (and claim to be STUNNED, STUNNED when the information turns out to be, in fact, falsified.


42 posted on 11/28/2012 1:56:01 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: midcop402

If only more officers would use that trick.


43 posted on 11/28/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Arthurio

I will sign that petition.

THis has gotten totally out of line. These guys think thye can shoot anyone or anything and walk away. If they loose in court, the taxpayers pick up the bill.

We need civilian review boards - NOW.


44 posted on 11/28/2012 2:04:01 PM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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We don’t want these “COWARDS” as police officers. They are afraid of “DOGS”???? What if they came in contact with a dangerous criminal?

I was a residential plumber for over 30 years. I have been to, somewhere in the neighborhood, of 15,000 homes. Many had dogs. Many owners were not home. In all that time I was only bitten, I mean nipped, twice by an ankle biters while the owners stood right there. (Beware Poodles! Shoot on sight!)

I only felt in danger to the point I would have to defend myself, twice. Once a chained dog went berserk every time I passed him. Had he broken the chain, I was sure he would attack me as he was in a frenzy. It didn’t, he didn’t.

The other time, a neighbors dog came charging across the empty lot between the houses. He was at full speed. It didn’t look like he was going to stop. I expected him to jump for my throat when he reached me. I dropped my tools except for the 18” pipe wrench I was carrying. I was preparing to time my swing with his launch and hit him in the head with all my strength, probably killing him. At the last second, the owner whistled for the dog and he stopped dead in his tracks and returned home.

Was he actually going to jump for my throat? I don’t know. He did show me that he could stop on a dime. Maybe he was trying to scare me (it worked) and would stop short of me and just bark.

First of all it’s a DOG! It’s not a bear. It’s not a wolf. These are GROWN MEN who are so afraid of being “bitten” by a dog, that they shoot people’s pets first and ask questions later.

In all the cases I have seen, the dogs were NOT attacking, only protecting/defending, as dogs are wired to do.


45 posted on 11/28/2012 2:04:13 PM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
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To: US Navy Vet
Once a dog learns to jump a fence its hard to keep them in the yard...I had a red husky that was a big baby but could look at you and scare you, he had amber eyes and it gave him a “don't mess with me” look, but all he wanted was someone to scratch his belly... I'd let him out the back door and run to the front door and he would be sitting on the grass trying to figure out which way to go....we lived on a court....We finally gave him away to another gal that a husky, but a black one....she knew what she was in for with that silly breed...but he sure was a beautiful dog...I’d take him for a walk when we were camping and had more than one person that would have liked him to stud...I got him at a good price cause I had no intention of breeding...papers to go with him would have cost another hundred dollars and that was about 30 years ago..with 5 kids, he was a luxury for us to buy...
46 posted on 11/28/2012 2:13:34 PM PST by goat granny
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To: cork
Way too many of these stories lately. Way too many!

Agree. We're only hearing a fraction of these cases...

2 Investigates: Nearly 100 dogs shot by metro police since 2010 (Atlanta)

47 posted on 11/28/2012 2:24:03 PM PST by Ken H
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To: Paladin2
I've put barking dogs back in their yard after they jumped on the gate, opened it and came out to "visit" with my dog.

A guy who lived across the street from my parent's house on Detroit's East Side had a great dane that he used to occasionally leave in the back yard when he left for work in his Sears appliance repair van, leaving his old car in the front driveway.

About a half hour before the guy returned from work, the dog would casually jump the fence and jump onto the car and lie on the front hood waiting for him......It was hilarious to see this.

48 posted on 11/28/2012 2:39:00 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Altariel
Yeah, it's sorta like “Our bad” then ... Oh, they followed the policies and procedures laid out when cops kill the family pet book.
49 posted on 11/28/2012 2:50:49 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church shows up at your funeral)
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To: Arthurio

Which do today’s cops love more? Shooting dogs or eating doughnuts?


50 posted on 11/28/2012 3:45:13 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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