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Half of intentional shootings by police involve dogs, study says
SeattleTimes.com ^ | December 1, 2012 | Mike Carter

Posted on 12/02/2012 11:56:08 AM PST by Daffynition

There has never been a documented case of a dog killing a police officer.

The same can't be said for police killing dogs.

Every year, hundreds — if not thousands — of animals, mostly canines, are killed by police or animal-control officers. According to the National Canine Research Council, up to half of the intentional shootings by police involve dogs.

Sometimes, the animals have been injured and need to be put out of their misery. Sometimes, they are vicious and killed for reasons of public or officer safety.

But mostly, they die tragically and needlessly, victims of misunderstanding, prejudice or simple convenience, according to animal-rights and behavior experts.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: dogs; donutwatch; donuwatch; police
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RIP Fido.
1 posted on 12/02/2012 11:56:11 AM PST by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

This thread is gonna be fun. Too bad I’ve got choir practice. I’ll check back later.


2 posted on 12/02/2012 12:00:25 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Daffynition; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


3 posted on 12/02/2012 12:04:02 PM PST by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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To: CrazyIvan

And a fair number of unintentional shootings by police involve their own left foot.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 12:07:14 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: Daffynition

I’ve got two pit bulls living next door that the owner claims are docile, but one jumped off the roof to intimidate me. I guarantee a lot of those dogs do require elimination.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 12:24:40 PM PST by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: DaxtonBrown

That might be true, but it’s hard to side with the police when one of them shoots an aging black lab which was friends to all in the neighborhood.


6 posted on 12/02/2012 12:30:03 PM PST by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Daffynition

“half involve dogs,” and ALL involve PIGS! Ha, ha, ha.


7 posted on 12/02/2012 12:33:43 PM PST by Doctor 2Brains
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To: DaxtonBrown

I had the same problem back in college when I was living in this house for rent. Neighbor had a pack of pit bulls. The owner had the gall to say they don’t bite when right in front of us, one of them lunged towards my roommate and went for the throat. Good thing he was 6’4’ and plays for defense for the football team. Grabbed the sucker by the collar quickly. Looked at the owner and said “if your dog bit me, I’ll turn you into dog food.”


8 posted on 12/02/2012 12:39:51 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: DaxtonBrown

A lot? Some? A few?

I’ve never run into a hostile pit bull.

Guess I’m just living right.


9 posted on 12/02/2012 12:44:09 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: x1stcav
I’ve never run into a hostile pit bull.

People who do run into hostile pit bulls sometimes don't live long enough to ask themselves "Was I just living wrong?"

10 posted on 12/02/2012 12:56:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: All
2012 Mauling deaths by dog breed. Doesn't look good for Pit Bulls. But hey, they are such sweet boys, err dogs, who have never done anything like that before. Sounds familiar. 2012 Mauling Fatalities Still, the number of cops shooting family pets, some of whom are even chained or caged shows a major psychological flaw in police training these days.
11 posted on 12/02/2012 1:06:34 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals love to do what is "best" for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: x1stcav
I’ve never run into a hostile pit bull.

I'll venture to guess that you don't hang around drug dealers?

Or people that try to "rehabilitate" pit bulls that used to belong to drug dealers?

12 posted on 12/02/2012 1:09:12 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Calvin Locke; Daffynition; Altariel; Eaker

OMG...even more wretched are those lunatics who rehab fighting dogs!

The horror!

http://www.badrap.org/vick-dogs

http://vickdogsblog.blogspot.com/

[and so cross-eyed Mary goes jumping in, again]

;]


13 posted on 12/02/2012 1:36:32 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Daffynition
But mostly, they die tragically and needlessly, victims of misunderstanding, prejudice or simple convenience, according to animal-rights and behavior experts.

How about deliberate thuggery and intimidation of lowly 'civilians' by armed government agents?

Too bad for them when their jobs, their pay and their pensions are put on the chopping block. And they will be.

14 posted on 12/02/2012 1:36:40 PM PST by Ken H
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To: TruthBeforeAll

That crap-infested site is run by a PETA-freak liberal Obama worshiper.

http://www.colleenlynn.com/

Still wanna use her as your ‘expert cite’?


15 posted on 12/02/2012 1:40:46 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Ken H

The murdered dogs are “object lessons” we are being taught.

“I kill because I can.”

No more, no less.


16 posted on 12/02/2012 1:43:00 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Slings and Arrows
And a fair number of unintentional shootings by police involve their own left foot.


17 posted on 12/02/2012 1:43:00 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Ken H

http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/


18 posted on 12/02/2012 1:50:18 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Daffynition

“Osorio, a former cop, tells them there are dogs in about one in three households — nearly 80 million in all. He says officers shoot about 250,000 dogs a year... often needlessly.”

That’s one quarter of one million dogs a year.

Just let that sink in a bit.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 1:56:28 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Daffynition

Obviously, this happens because the police are racist.


20 posted on 12/02/2012 1:58:00 PM PST by Red Dog #1
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To: Daffynition

Which breaks down to 684.9315068493151 dogs per day.


21 posted on 12/02/2012 1:58:35 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Nonsense. The Ruger LCP comes out with any hostile...animal or otherwise.


22 posted on 12/02/2012 2:00:19 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Yeah, you’re right. I’ve structured my life so that I don’t have to associate with, or brush up against, human kind’s detritus.

In the event that happens, out comes the LCP.


23 posted on 12/02/2012 2:03:04 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: CrazyIvan

He’ll I just had 3 of them straining at their leashes trying to get at us in a park not 2 hours ago. No doubt about what would have happened


24 posted on 12/02/2012 2:09:50 PM PST by Riverine
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To: CrazyIvan

He’ll I just had 3 of them straining at their leashes trying to get at us in a park not 2 hours ago. No doubt about what would have happened


25 posted on 12/02/2012 2:10:03 PM PST by Riverine
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To: Salamander

All I care about is truth (thus my username). The stories check out. Truth is not defined by political affiliation, it is what is. I’m tired of dealing with people who’s entire concept of truth is based on listening to those who tell them what they want to hear.


26 posted on 12/02/2012 2:36:56 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals love to do what is "best" for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: Salamander
Which breaks down to 684.9315068493151 dogs per day.

I assume the decimal amount includes a number of dogs with fewer than 4 complete paws.

3-legged dog walks into a bar. Looks at the bartender and says, "I'm looking for the man who shot my paw."

27 posted on 12/02/2012 2:52:56 PM PST by eldoradude (Let's water the tree of liberty with THEIR blood...)
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To: Salamander
Don't forget the dogs' owners' lawyers. Remember that poor woman in SF? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Whipple

The lawyers (married couple) brought home a pair of Presa Canarios that were owned by one of their convicted clients that was going to get into the dog fighting biz.

28 posted on 12/02/2012 2:53:43 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: DaxtonBrown
but one jumped off the roof to intimidate me.

Sure it did.

29 posted on 12/02/2012 2:54:39 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: Riverine

Sure you did.


30 posted on 12/02/2012 2:57:18 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

32 posted on 12/02/2012 3:07:20 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Eaker

They can fly.

I’ve seen ‘em do it.


35 posted on 12/02/2012 3:30:57 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: eldoradude

Oof.

That was bad.

:P


36 posted on 12/02/2012 3:35:25 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

The “truth” is that she’s in cahoots with a lawyer who makes a fortune prosecuting dog owners and she’s a paranoid obsessive because she got bit by a dog, once.


37 posted on 12/02/2012 3:38:25 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll
"All I care about is truth (thus my username). The stories check out."

dogsbite.org cites the studies of Merritt Clifton, whose methodology is seriously flawed and whose agenda has been previously exposed. If you are, as you say, concerned only with the truth, you may want to take a look at these articles

Debunking Merritt Clifton’s “Statistics”

Merritt Clifton -- when the numbers just don't add up

Dangerous breeds,” dog bite statistics, and the Merritt Clifton report

If you subscribe to this guy's ccredibility as a researcher, you'll also have to accept the notion that vegeteriansim combats global warming.

38 posted on 12/02/2012 3:46:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ClearCase_guy; CrazyIvan
And unethical, deplorable behavior: We recently had a statie steal cash and jewelry from a guy killed in a motorcycle crash.Conn. state trooper charged with stealing cash, jewelry from victim of fatal crash

Not only are these Cretans overtly stealing....they are padding their overtime so they can retire. getting six-figure retirement checks, again stealing from the overburdened tax payers of the state...erstwhile shooting pets when they enter private property. I despise every last one of them.

A state police commander said: If the allegations of misconduct are proven true, we wish that it not reflect the perception of the police or its union,"

Hello? hello? Can anyone hear me?

39 posted on 12/02/2012 3:46:24 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Joe 6-pack; TruthBeforeAll; Salamander

Good post Joe.

However most people who state that “all they care about is the truth” usually have an agenda and are liars. This is how they try to cover up their lies.


40 posted on 12/02/2012 4:02:43 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: Calvin Locke

It’s not the dog, it’s the idiots that turn them into rage machines. I’ve been around large and dangerous dogs all my life. I have three German Shepherds now. I’ve never had an issue. Part of it is because I know how to work with large and potentially dangerous dogs. The other is that I’ve never met a dog that couldn’t be rehab’ed.

Now, if anyone tries to shoot my dogs, we’re gonna have some real ugly issues. Badge, no badge, it doesn’t matter. My dogs are there to protect my daughter, you assault them, you’re proving to me that you are trying to harm my daughter. It’s called constructive intent.

But, if that happens, I’m feeding the offender(s) to my snakes. One piece at a time if necessary.


41 posted on 12/02/2012 4:28:08 PM PST by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226; Salamander
But, if that happens, I’m feeding the offender(s) to my snakes. One piece at a time if necessary.

I love it!

42 posted on 12/02/2012 4:32:15 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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To: BCR #226
Feed in small pieces...just to be sure
43 posted on 12/02/2012 4:39:51 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Eaker; BCR #226
Me too!

This one goes on my Good Guys list!

:)

44 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:20 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Daffynition

OMG...that was horrible.
[and it was a goat, not a cow]

There are creeps who catch recently-fed Pythons and Anacondas and torment them until they regurge because the snakes can’t escape from their torturers with their bellies full.

They do this for YouTube hits.

I have a feeling the person who filmed this was involved with snake regurging.

B@stards.


45 posted on 12/02/2012 7:31:59 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

The human is so depraved who would do that....I hope there is a special place in Hell for them. Events like this make me ashamed to be part of the human race. It’s disgusting.


46 posted on 12/02/2012 9:07:42 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Daffynition

It’s especially horrid when you consider a lot of the snakes die from doing that.

That one in the video also threw up blood, most likely from the goat’s horns tearing its throat on the way back up.

They don’t care.

It’s “just an animal”.


47 posted on 12/02/2012 9:14:55 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Daffynition

48 posted on 12/03/2012 1:30:27 AM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Eaker

“However most people who state that “all they care about is the truth” usually have an agenda and are liars. This is how they try to cover up their lies.”

That has got to be the most ignorant illogical post I have read in all my years at FR. Seriously.


49 posted on 12/03/2012 8:51:23 AM PST by TruthBeforeAll (Liberals love to do what is "best" for you, even if it kills you.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

Were the words too big for you to understand?

If so then it is your problem.

Perhaps you can find someone to explain it on a second grade level as I am done with you.


50 posted on 12/03/2012 9:14:56 AM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
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