Skip to comments.Police Shoot, Kill Dog When Going To A Home By Mistake
Posted on 01/15/2013 8:33:45 PM PST by CedarDave
ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) An Adams County man is in shock after he says deputies shot and killed his dog.
Jeff Fisher said deputies went to his house by mistake. He said when they opened the door his dog Ziggy ran outside and officers shot and killed him.
Fisher said Ziggy was his best friend and cant believe hes gone.
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You just wun yer war on drugs.
Crime doesn't pay. Traffic violators do.
this is why more and more people aren’t viewing police as being on their side anymore. they shouldn’t be surprised if the community more and more turns against them since they’ve adopted these non-thinking zero-tolerance “officer safety above everything else” policies.
they have no rights to do this kind of violent assault on people,especially when they make the mistake. they need to pay dearly for these lethal, non-fixable mistakes. how’d they like this to happen to them?
it’s called “officer safety first above everything else, including your life, your rights, your pets’ life”. even when they screw up and you’re the wrong house. you’re just a frigging peon.
It does not make me hate all cops. I am sure there are plenty of good ones.
BUT, if a cop comes in my yard and shoots my dog he better shoot me too.
i would so hang that jury if i was on it.
The police behave as if their minds are addled by illegal drugs. It is time we start drug testing the police.
most places don’t. the only way you can shoot someone in these places is if they are attempting to steal or harm the animal, and you try to stop them and they then become a threat to you. once that occurs you can defend yourself.
my uncle in law is a conservative attorney, was a city attorney for many years, he said if anyone ever went after his animals he’d shoot them.
Just like seriel killers, start with animals, then when the S.H.T.F., they can shoot other americans, law abiding americans w/o even thinking about it and not lose an ounce of sleep over it.
Sir, your house was not targeted “by mistake”.
Your house and your dog were targeted *deliberately*.
Do not make excuses for our government employees in blue that you would not make for the UPS man, the pizza delivery man, the repairman.....
You got that right.
Only the police and military can be trusted with guns. All the better people know that.
Absolutely terrible. Looks like Ziggy was a great dog. I recently got a call from the NYPD Fraternal Order of Police, wanting a donation for some police cause. Oh boy! They got an earful from me about their rude and disgusting officers who act more like jackbooted thugs than servants of the public. I also had in mind all the dogs killed by cretinous police officers all over the country, including NYC. I told them, in no uncertain terms, that they were not on my list of approved charities and never to call my number again.
“Your attitude is noted, citizen.”
If one is that frightened for one's safety, DON'T BE A COP, A**HOLE!
Pretty soon some dog owner is going to get pissed off and return fire.
I, for one will! Anytime anyone comes to my home and starts shooting, that’s a real threat to more than just our dogs and will be answered by returning fire. REGARDLESS of the final outcome.
Re my post at #7. Being concerned about the numerous shootings of dogs all across the country by LEO, and because of the appearance this is some universal policy to shoot, and kill dogs I sent an email to an old friend of mine (Army buddy from the mid sixties) who retired a number of years ago from a major city Police Department. We had both joined back then, but I chose to go a different career. Following my question to him is his response, which seems quite clear to me:
My Question to him: “Article after article from locations all across this Nation we read about LEO arriving on scene at someone’s home, and Zippy the dog runs out the door, and the LEO pulls his gun, and shoots the dog dead, or LEO enters a person’s backyard through a closed latched gate, and encounters a dog, shoots, and kills the dog. It’s happening all over the country in towns, and cities in every State of the Union as though it’s an authorized, sanctioned policy.
Is it that you know of?”
Retired Police Captain’s response: “Nothing I have ever heard of, and I rather doubt its a sanctioned policy, sounds like a whole bunch of cops with itchy trigger fingers. Trust me, thats a full blown officer involved shooting, and you never want to go through one of those.”
So now I wonder if it’s chain reaction sort of copy-cat type of act. One guy did it, and now his actions are being copied by LEO’s that should not have passed the test, or perhaps an attitude has evolved that needs to be addressed.
Have your friend read several articles documenting the phenomenon. If these officers were *not* acting with the approval/condoning of their commanding officers, they would not repeatedly commit and get away with such actions. (As a rule, these cases are *cleared* by “internal investigation” around the country).
At best, he is ill informed.
At worst, he lied to you and told you what you wanted to hear.