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Two Southaven Police Shoot and Kill Two Dogs
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Posted on 12/02/2012 4:20:22 PM PST by nickcarraway

Two Southaven police officers shot and killed two dogs in the same day.

The chief of police calls these types of incidents extremely rare, but anytime an officer fires a weapon there's an investigation to make sure all procedures were followed.

Southaven police said the animals became aggressive and had to be shot.

"Normally this is a quiet neighborhood," said neighbor Walter Husley.

Husley was outside smoking a cigarette late Wednesday night when he heard the commotion from the street.

"I heard three, what sounded like to be gunshots," he said.

Investigators said a pit bull was attacking a smaller dog and wouldn't let go.

Neighbors said the scuffle between the dogs started in a yard and folks on the street were trying to separate them, even using a water hose,

"Eventually, animal control had to be called and the dog was shot here in the other neighbors yard just next to where the fight began," said Husley.

"I poked my head out the door and I saw this dog kind of laying the yard over there," he continued.

On the same day during another routine arrest, another dog broke loose from its chain and became combative with another officer.

Other than an occasional bark, neighbors say the dogs stay pretty quiet up until Wednesday.

"It's a pretty massive pit bull, they were always gentle to me and never had any problems with my dog when she was in the backyard" said Husley.

The dog's owner was cited for the animal being lose, while internal affairs reviews the other incident.

The dog being attacked was injured but at last check was expected to survive.

Action News 5 let you know when the second investigation is complete.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping
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1 posted on 12/02/2012 4:20:25 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Not the same as our usual police dog killers. This was justified. But why the other dog?


2 posted on 12/02/2012 4:25:24 PM PST by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: nickcarraway

Rare, but common.


3 posted on 12/02/2012 4:25:39 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like justifiable dogicide.


4 posted on 12/02/2012 4:28:36 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: nickcarraway

Somewhere a dog loving geek is ordering some Dragonskin body armor, and is looking into a remotely controlled by camera device that will fire some sort of defensive weapon, could be tear gas, could be a mass of high voltage darts, could be anything.

I’m just saying when you gets pushed to the cliff you either push back or jump, and I think people are fed up with jumping off of cliffs.


5 posted on 12/02/2012 4:32:07 PM PST by Eye of Unk (A Civil Cold War in America is here, its already been declared.)
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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.

6 posted on 12/02/2012 4:32:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Eye of Unk

it doesn’t take much for officers to shoot anything nowaday. depriving you of life or’liberty is nothing compared to “officer safety.”

Screw officer safety. they’re just shy of murdering people with ccw permits cause one of the idiots with badges will scream “HE’S GOT A GUN!”

“Officer Safety” in my day was a goof in a funny costume. Not a paramountstanding order to shoot anything and everything because cop is wetting her (or his) pants and “feels threatened”.

Hell, i feel threatened with the low caliber of cops running around with weapins they can’t wait to have an uneasy feeling to grab and fire at anything that moves. wish us regular citizens had sovereign immunity too.


8 posted on 12/02/2012 5:35:21 PM PST 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: nickcarraway

Who would have though; a dog bred to fight dogs attacking another dog when off leash!

I have had experience with this, had a tenant that had a pit mix; great with people but always attacked my Springer until I made him get rid of it. It even found a way to get out of a muzzle.

Pits do get lock jaw when on a “kill”; but if you pick the beast up by the tail (STRAIGHT UP), it will let go. At that point I recommend swinging it into a brick wall....


9 posted on 12/02/2012 6:05:26 PM PST by logic101.net (Was Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?)
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To: logic101.net; Eaker; Salamander

They DO NOT get lock jaw.


10 posted on 12/02/2012 7:23:37 PM PST by Lil Flower (American by birth. Southern by the Grace of God! ROLL TIDE!!)
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To: Lil Flower; Eaker; shibumi

Well of course they get lock jaw.

They can also fly and shoot lasers out of their eyes.

Amazing creature, the Norwegian Blue.

[wait...what?]


11 posted on 12/02/2012 7:41:00 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: logic101.net; Eaker
"but if you pick the beast up by the tail (STRAIGHT UP), it will let go."

There's one major flaw in your "how to break up a dog fight" theory, hoss.


12 posted on 12/02/2012 8:02:03 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander; logic101.net

Good job Sal!

Maybe moron101.nut can understand a picture because words might be too hard for him.


14 posted on 12/02/2012 8:08:17 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: Lil Flower
Here is my pit mix getting all lock-jawed on my grandson.


15 posted on 12/02/2012 8:16:31 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: Eaker

The funny thing is the incidental “up” and “down” arrows.

I just noticed them.

[dog-tail-grab-and-jerk even comes with instructions for illiterates]

;D


16 posted on 12/02/2012 8:19:28 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Eaker

If your Pit is prone to lock-jaw, you really should get him a tetanus shot.

:P


17 posted on 12/02/2012 8:27:05 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander; Eaker

Two of my Jack Russel terrorist suffered from lock jaw when they locked their jaws onto each others heads. I could not pry them apart. I suspect that is what people are talking about.


18 posted on 12/02/2012 8:31:12 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

There are people who actually believe that a Pit’s jaws have some kind of a ‘bio-mechanical’ feature that literally “locks” their jaws if they bite.


19 posted on 12/02/2012 8:35:35 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

From my experience.... all dogs have that.


20 posted on 12/02/2012 8:37:42 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter

No dogs have that.

They think the dogs literally *can not* “unlock” their jaws once “locked”.

[God, even I can’t believe how loony that looks when typed]

;D


21 posted on 12/02/2012 8:43:18 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Lil feller cried and had my post pulled. At least I know he read it.

22 posted on 12/02/2012 8:43:44 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: Ditter

“Two of my Jack Russel terrorist”

Just now caught that.

LOL


23 posted on 12/02/2012 8:49:28 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Of course the dogs can unlock their own jaws but we can’t pry them apart.


24 posted on 12/02/2012 8:49:44 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Eaker

And...that’s all I need to know about him.

Hope he didn’t trip on his skirt hem while running to the mods.


25 posted on 12/02/2012 8:52:06 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

LOL! :D


26 posted on 12/02/2012 8:52:56 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Ditter; Salamander

Anytime I hear the “locking jaw” argument I simply ask the person to point me to a diagram, animation, youtube video etc. where somebody can show me exactly how it works...Supposedly certain evil dogs have evolved some type of vice grip appliance in their skull structure, but nobody has ever actually seen, much less diagramed one.


27 posted on 12/02/2012 8:55:17 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Salamander; Ditter
“Two of my Jack Russel terrorist”

LOL!

I guess I have a pit bull terrorist!

28 posted on 12/02/2012 8:58:21 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: Ditter

Tell the Lock Jaw Contingent that.

:)


29 posted on 12/02/2012 8:58:44 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

‘Halla the puppy has a ratchet jaw but I think it’s just her being an exuberant, yappy puppy although I have no hard evidence to support or disprove that theory.

;D


30 posted on 12/02/2012 9:05:13 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Eaker; Ditter

Al Canidae; Allah barkbah!


31 posted on 12/02/2012 9:07:09 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: Salamander

Funny looking pit


32 posted on 12/02/2012 9:46:29 PM PST by Figment
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To: Secret Agent Man
it doesn’t take much for officers to shoot anything nowaday. depriving you of life or’liberty is nothing compared to “officer safety.” Screw officer safety. they’re just shy of murdering people with ccw permits cause one of the idiots with badges will scream “HE’S GOT A GUN!” “Officer Safety” in my day was a goof in a funny costume. Not a paramountstanding order to shoot anything and everything because cop is wetting her (or his) pants and “feels threatened”. Hell, i feel threatened with the low caliber of cops running around with weapins they can’t wait to have an uneasy feeling to grab and fire at anything that moves. wish us regular citizens had sovereign immunity too.

oh please....next time .....I can't even finish my brilliant sarcastic reply to your inane posting.....you sound likw a crook who got caught!!!

33 posted on 12/02/2012 9:54:49 PM PST by terycarl
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To: Salamander
There's one major flaw in your "how to break up a dog fight" theory, hoss.

That is one ugly animal!!! and can't you immediately spot its weakness....it has legs like toothpicks and testicles.

34 posted on 12/02/2012 9:59:26 PM PST by terycarl
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To: nickcarraway

Last week Dallas SWAT came busting into our building. There were over twenty of them with bullet proof vests with SWAT emblazoned across their chests. They came through our warehouse to get to the office area behind us where a Korean was running an illegal gaming operation (according to the officers.) I immediately grabbed my yorkie and locked her in a closet and began to pray they did not shoot her or us. As it turned out, the SWAT team was polite to us and we were all safe. It was frightening for a while though.


35 posted on 12/02/2012 10:02:12 PM PST by publana (Beware the olive branch extended by a Dem for it disguises a clenched fist.)
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To: logic101.net; Salamander; Eaker; Lil Flower; Ditter; Joe 6-pack
Pit Bulls do not have "locking jaws."



Gary Busey, on the other hand, does.

36 posted on 12/02/2012 11:29:22 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Figment

He’s an alien hybrid Pit.

[secret government project...don’t tell anyone]


37 posted on 12/02/2012 11:42:56 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: terycarl

38 posted on 12/02/2012 11:45:24 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: shibumi

LOL

Awesome.


39 posted on 12/02/2012 11:47:34 PM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: terycarl; Salamander

Holy crap dude, you just stepped in a minefield. I seriously hope you can get the mods to pull your statement before Sal sees it.


40 posted on 12/03/2012 12:09:18 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Fire_on_High

Meh.

That dog stands on his own.

He certainly doesn’t need me to ‘defend’ his obvious, stunning perfection...:)


41 posted on 12/03/2012 12:16:26 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: terycarl

and you sound like a shill for the cops because they never do anything wrong. perhaps you don’t see this country is slipping into a freaking police state. You’d fit right in in 1930s nazi germany not noticing it changing all around you.

go jump in line for your tsa cavity search.


42 posted on 12/03/2012 12:27:44 AM PST 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

I’m personally wondering why it dislikes ‘toothpick legs and testicles’, myself.

[stocky lesbians more up its alley or just simple envy?]

;]


43 posted on 12/03/2012 12:38:29 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: nickcarraway

44 posted on 12/03/2012 1:25:29 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: shibumi

I have had to remove a pit bull from my dog. Have you had that pleasure yet shibmii?


45 posted on 12/03/2012 5:04:03 AM PST by logic101.net (Was Orwell wrong about anything besides the date?)
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To: logic101.net

I had to remove Gary Busey from him.

That was way worse. (And quite creepy!)


46 posted on 12/03/2012 5:06:57 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: logic101.net

I had to remove 5 golden retrievers from my dog. They punctured his lung and almost killed him. He was never healthy after that and died earlier than he should have. All dogs are capable of doing bad things.


47 posted on 12/03/2012 5:12:55 AM PST by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: Salamander
No more "toothpick legs" with our new hybrid Pit Bull/Pygmy Hippo mix.



Comes complete with a Master Lockjaw Set and several spare Jaw Keys.

48 posted on 12/03/2012 5:22:55 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: beandog

Geeze...I’m so sorry.

People really don’t understand that all dogs have the potential to kill.

That’s why responsible owners are paramount.


49 posted on 12/03/2012 6:32:47 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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To: shibumi; 50mm

Hmmm...I see that 50mm is responsible for that charming image.

Not sure where the ‘toothpick’ crap comes from.

My dog’s forearm is bigger around than my wrist.

Maybe the photo needed something for perspective.

[or the poster is just an ignorant dork...pick one]


50 posted on 12/03/2012 6:36:08 AM PST by Salamander (If animals could speak, mankind would weep.)
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