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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Shoot first, ask questions later. Too many of these recently:
For your doggie ping list.
That’s a vicious looking dog. He must have been guarding a pile of crack.
Pretty soon some dog owner is going to get pissed off and return fire.
Cops don’t need high capacity magazines to shoot dogs.
It’s them eyes!!!
Poor lil feller...
Great job officer...
As this sort of shooting of animals is happening over, and over again in towns, and cities across this country there must be some sort of policy in some standard, universal LEO training manual that states this is what will be done to dogs encountered in the LEO line of duty.
It’s happening too much too often all across the country to be coincidental. It seems to be authorized behavior.
The story neglects to point out that the police chief arrived on the scene as backup and told the deputy to shoot the dogs. Then Hitcho fired.
He is lucky they didn’t shoot him “by mistake”. Here’s a map of botched raids where some of the victims weren’t so lucky:
The dog looks like it has a beer bottle in its sights.
I wonder how the cops would feel if someone shot their dog.
“It seems to be authorized behavior.”
Yes, it is definitely authorized behavior, or maybe more accurately, standard operating procedure. They have adopted the philosophy that it’s proper to shoot a citizen’s dog, whether it poses a real threat or not, just to preserve the theoretical safety of the officer.
I think the same type of idea is at play in a lot of the police abuses that are happening lately. For example, the excessive tasering of nonviolent suspects. This is not a random phenomenon, but the result of police officers being trained to preserve their own safety as the highest priority. So, they will naturally tend to escalate to a taser rather than try to physically restrain someone, and it seems increasingly, rather than just talking to someone.
Not here in MN, but I understand some places you can shoot people to protect your property. If the cops had no warrant, were in fact at the wrong house, then they are no longer cops. They’re just a bunch of criminals. Blast away, I say.
What this is doing is making people hate ALL cops. If there are any good ones left they’d better start condemning this crap.
This also shows when obama orders guns and ammo and clips confiscated the local cops will be the ones knocking on your door. Why? Because very few of them have any idea what’s in the constitution. They believe they have the right to do anything they please. And the courts have ruled in their favor. A cop asks for an I.D. and you refuse? You’re arrested. A cop comes to your door and says he has “reason to believe” a crime is going on in your home, he’ll shoot you and your dogs if you don’t let him in.
My advice is if you own a dog and the cops knock on your door, secure the dog before you open it.
We’ve gotta find DAs with enough sand to prosecute these tresspassing vandals. If you have a warrant and are at the correct place, you ought to also show cause for why you shot a dog or otherwise damaged property. And, no, your word is not good enough. As for showing up at the wrong house, they oughtta be subject to the exact same laws that’d land me in trouble for breaking and entering, vandalism, terroristic threats, assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of property, puppycide, etc.
Once his excellency succeeds in getting all the firearms off the street, the public can clamor to reduce the size of the police forces citing we are now safe and don’t need you. They can also disband the many swat type units set up in just about every police department and get rid of their extensive firepower.
A few years ago when the G was handing out money and equipment to local agencies to help with terrorism, one department got some sophisticated night vision equipment which they quickly employed to find individuals at night who were violating the seat belt laws. Frankly, I feel pretty safe from terrorists but not from our over populated police forces. As the saying goes, when seconds count, the police are minutes away, probably running a radar trap or looking for seat belt violators.
It should be found in the state code. Here is the provision in my state:
"(b) Notwithstanding §1732 of this title, no dog shall be considered dangerous or potentially dangerous if the dog was protecting or defending a person within the immediate vicinity of the dog from an attack or assault."