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Concord: Owners of cocker spaniel shot by police seek apology
Contra Costa Times ^ | Rick Hurd

Posted on 06/26/2013 1:57:05 PM PDT by Morgana

CONCORD -- Two Concord roommates are seeking an explanation as to why a police officer shot their aging cocker spaniel during a neighborhood search for a suspicious person last week.

Zach Grimm and Dave Biller say Kirby, a 13-year-old cocker spaniel, is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder after barking at an officer in the backyard of their home in the 2000 block of Weaver Court on June 17.

But a week after the incident, the two say they have received no explanation from police about why officers were in their yard. Worse, they said, they have not received an apology from the department.

"It's obviously pretty upsetting," said Grimm, 29, who said the dog has been in his family for about 10 years. "The officer who shot at him, after it was over he just sort of had this goofy look on his face, almost like a smirk, and then he left. No explanation, no apology or anything."

Police were in the area around 4:30 p.m. after reports that a person posing as a door-to-door salesman was looking into backyards, according to Concord police Lt. Bill Roche said. In the course of the search, officers entered the backyard of the residence and were confronted by the 29-pound, reddish-brown dog.

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KEYWORDS: cockerspaniel; dog; warondogs
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1 posted on 06/26/2013 1:57:06 PM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

I know there’s a T-shirt out there with something like “The cops shot my dog and survived” .....


2 posted on 06/26/2013 1:59:10 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Morgana

The police are above the law and owe no one an explanation for their actions. They are answerable to themselves and their superiors.


3 posted on 06/26/2013 1:59:44 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Morgana
"The officer who shot at him, after it was over he just sort of had this goofy look on his face, almost like a smirk, and then he left. No explanation, no apology or anything."

Soon, very very soon ....

4 posted on 06/26/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: rarestia

pray I don’t need a /sarc tag, but I’m adding it just in case.


5 posted on 06/26/2013 2:00:03 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Morgana

Dogs. Cops target practice.


6 posted on 06/26/2013 2:00:15 PM PDT by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Morgana

When are cops going realize that every family pet shot, and every “wrong door” kicked erodes their support and authority?
Eventually, there is going to be substantial support for shooting back at the cops.


7 posted on 06/26/2013 2:02:19 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Elderly Cocker Spaniel ping


8 posted on 06/26/2013 2:05:17 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Morgana

A cocker spaniel? What a coward!


9 posted on 06/26/2013 2:06:01 PM PDT by microgood
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie Ping


10 posted on 06/26/2013 2:07:05 PM PDT by ro_dreaming (Chesterton, 'Christianity has not been tried and found wanting. It’s been found hard and not tried')
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To: Morgana
Concord police contend that the dog was aggressive enough that the officer perceived a threat and fired once only after a warning was given.

Is this for real?

In what language did the officer deliver this warning? Was it "Bark-bark. Bark. Bark. Bark?" Or was it "BARK-BARK-BARK. Bark... Bark?"

-PJ

11 posted on 06/26/2013 2:10:31 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Morgana

keep it up. Eventually you’ll lose the respect of ALL the citizens, not just the criminals.


12 posted on 06/26/2013 2:11:11 PM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Little Ray
When are cops going realize that every family pet shot, and every “wrong door” kicked erodes their support and authority?
Eventually, there is going to be substantial support for shooting back at the cops.

Looks like the Tea Party may soon be dusting off the old Black Panther slogan, "off the pig!"

13 posted on 06/26/2013 2:11:33 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Morgana

They’ll probably get a bill for the bullet.


14 posted on 06/26/2013 2:11:42 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Fiji Hill

Looks like we need a new slogan

“Don’t come into my yard and shoot my dog. Thank You.”


15 posted on 06/26/2013 2:13:18 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Morgana
"The officer determined that the dog was posing enough of a threat that he fired a single round to stop the dog," Roche said.

The department had no other comment. Police did not find the suspicious person.

There has to be a limit to these warrantless searches that the police are doing more and more often.

In this case, the person was just "suspicious," not even someone who was fleeing a crime. And still, the police felt that they were empowered to enter an uninvolved neighbor's private property without permission, and then claim to feel threatened by the animal that lived there, and then to fire their weapon.

This has got to stop.

-PJ

16 posted on 06/26/2013 2:14:57 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Morgana; SkyDancer

17 posted on 06/26/2013 2:16:45 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: Morgana

In NY a police officer can now charge you with a felony if you “harass, annoy, threaten or alarm” an on-duty police officer

They have not been given the right to shoot you using this criteria, YET!

I wonder if there is an honest lawyer (usually mutually exclusive terms, I know) willing to challenge this on a 1st Amendment infringement.

I only agree with the “threaten” assuming it is threatening to do physical harm not “threatening” to sue but the law, like all laws today is so poorly written as to allow the JBTs and ruling elite to do just about anything.


18 posted on 06/26/2013 2:18:25 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Nothing says "ignorance" like Islam! 969)
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To: Wurlitzer
They have not been given the right to shoot you using this criteria, YET!

No, but it is perfectly acceptable to bootlicking public for a thug-scrum of these brave public servants to club your unconscious body half to death while yelling "STOP RESISTING! STOP RESISTING!"

19 posted on 06/26/2013 2:23:25 PM PDT by Orangedog (An optimist is someone who tells you to 'cheer up' when things are going his way)
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To: Morgana

I’ve spent my entire life cringing when I heard police called ‘pigs’...

Now I understand...


20 posted on 06/26/2013 2:24:39 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Morgana

Last year, a St. Louis cop shot a golden retriever. I have never seen either a cocker spaniel or a golden retriever look threatening. This is pathetic.


21 posted on 06/26/2013 2:28:09 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Morgana

Lord, a cocker doesn’t have enough brain to be dangerous! Like shooting a special-needs kiddo...


22 posted on 06/26/2013 2:29:23 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Morgana

Aaaaaaand to all those with special needs kiddos, my humblest apologies. Gotta think before “send”.


23 posted on 06/26/2013 2:30:07 PM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: Morgana
"Two Concord roommates are seeking an explanation as to why a police officer shot their aging cocker spaniel"

A: Because the police weren't sticking to their primary responsibility: Raising money from productive citizens for the welfare state.

24 posted on 06/26/2013 2:31:31 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (If you’re happy and you know it clank your chains!)
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To: Morgana

In before that “holster sniffer” states that dogs deserve to be shot.


25 posted on 06/26/2013 2:33:03 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: hadaclueonce

In a Obama perfect world, LEO’s would sit at the coffee shop and only respond for a seatbelt violation.

They need the revenue and want to go home safe every night.


26 posted on 06/26/2013 2:35:30 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (dont worry about Mexico, put the fence around kalifornia.)
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To: rarestia

In this instance, you didn’t need a “/sarc” tag. You needed a “/sad but true” tag.


27 posted on 06/26/2013 2:36:31 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: rarestia

“The police are above the law and owe no one an explanation for their actions. They are answerable to themselves and their superiors.”

Most cities are corporations and the cops are armed security guards for the corporation and you ain’t a stockholder. :)


28 posted on 06/26/2013 2:43:52 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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29 posted on 06/26/2013 2:45:56 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Morgana

Don’t seek out an apology from the cop. Seek out the cop.


30 posted on 06/26/2013 2:47:09 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Morgana
What if you are dressed in a dog suit and the cops happen upon you? Let's say, this one.


31 posted on 06/26/2013 2:47:27 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: dljordan

First it starts with doggie death squads.

As America descends into third world status those death squads will shoot the citizenry.


32 posted on 06/26/2013 2:50:31 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Morgana

I wonder if it would be legal to sell signs that said:

“Police Officers Conducting Warrantless Searches While Trespassing Are Subject To Be Fired On Without Notice”.


33 posted on 06/26/2013 2:50:54 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Morgana

Thank God I moved out of that city 13 years ago. How sad things went downhill. It was a beautiful conservative city but now rise of crime, and just weird things.


34 posted on 06/26/2013 2:51:21 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: Morgana

If a cop came into my house and shot one of my pets (cats, I admit), I would seek and get more than a frikken apology.


35 posted on 06/26/2013 2:55:36 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: Bon mots

I will make a T-shirt of that! Thanks!!


36 posted on 06/26/2013 2:57:26 PM PDT by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral.)
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To: Morgana
and yet another doughnut muncher earns their dog shooter merit badge...

37 posted on 06/26/2013 3:02:58 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Morgana
I felt threatened®
38 posted on 06/26/2013 3:08:48 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Fiji Hill

I sure don’t want that.


39 posted on 06/26/2013 3:10:17 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Wurlitzer

Exactly what might one do that they would consider “alarming”?

Where are the boundaries between being yourself and being ‘alarming’?


40 posted on 06/26/2013 3:13:59 PM PDT by Salamander (.......Uber Alice!.......)
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To: Morgana

If the men wanted some attention, they should have claimed Kirby was gay and in the country illegally.


41 posted on 06/26/2013 3:19:19 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Morgana

Another scumbag hiding behind a badge....


42 posted on 06/26/2013 3:19:20 PM PDT by pallis
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To: Morgana

If that was my dog, the cop wouldn’t be smirking after losing a knee.


43 posted on 06/26/2013 3:21:15 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Morgana

So let’s review. Cop looking for suspect hiding from the police, looks into a back yard and sees it is protected by a dog, a dog so “fierce” that the cop feels compelled to shoot it. Did it ever dawn on the cop that the suspect would not be there because of the dog?


44 posted on 06/26/2013 3:33:49 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Morgana

” “The officer who shot at him, after it was over he just sort of had this goofy look on his face, almost like a smirk, and then he left. No explanation, no apology or anything.” “

....And some Freepers will defend even this in 3...2...1....


45 posted on 06/26/2013 3:34:24 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Kinda long for a sign. ;) :)


46 posted on 06/26/2013 3:35:00 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: saganite

and in the Lib, Peta haven of the MOST compassionate voters......CALIFORNIA!


47 posted on 06/26/2013 3:40:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Will Freepr combat)
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To: NonValueAdded

The cop wasn’t afraid of the dog.

The cop *liked shooting* the dog.

A cop which *likes* to shoot dogs will almost certainly one day turn his itchy trigger finger on his fellow man.


48 posted on 06/26/2013 3:41:37 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Morgana

My grandmother used to raise cocker spaniels and I never knew a mean one.


49 posted on 06/26/2013 3:47:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Salamander

You should train The Boy to bark that phrase. :)


50 posted on 06/26/2013 3:57:40 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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