Skip to comments.Dog that lunged at probation officer is shot, killed
Posted on 01/23/2014 5:47:05 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy
OCEANSIDE A county probation officer shot and killed a dog that lunged at her in an aggressive manner Wednesday night in the backyard of an Oceanside house, police said.
The probation officer went into the backyard, where the pit bull-mix came after her, the lieutenant said. She shot the dog to protect herself, he said.
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Whew! Thank goodness!
Why was she in the back yard? This smells.
Hey, that Shih Tzu was a man-killer!
PETA needs to weigh in.
Pet safety and gun control at the same time.
“Why was she in the back yard?”
IIRC, Probation Officers are authorized to search the person and residence of those on probation. It’s a condition of their probation.
I usually very critical of the steroid-ridden combat soldier wannabees dressed as cops, but in this case, I’m willing to cut her some slack. This kid was not to be messed with and we don’t know if he was a gang-banger that had turned a dog vicious.
That may be true, but since they were looking for a teenager, it seems very unlikely the teenager owned the home, or backyard where the dog was shot to death.
If they are worried about people knowing they are there and flushing drugs down the toilet or something, it doesn't seem to be any better to sneak into an area where probably half the homes have dogs that would bark anyway. Or going in and shooting them, letting everyone inside the police are there.
The police have policies to shoot dogs at the minimum inconvenience.
Night probation visit...backyard? The probation officer was a fool. She needs to be terminated for not utilizing common sense and about 6 months of community service at an animal shelter for killing an unarmed canine.
FYI, in MD [and other states] “assault with a deadly weapon” includes but it certainly is not limited to a pocket knife, a rock, a stick, etc.
Was he convicted of assault *and* battery or did he just ‘give an appearance of intending to do harm”, contingent upon the plaintiff’s “perception”?
“I felt threatened.”
Probation is given for minor offenses, usually for misdemeanor convictions.
Parole is a different story.
If they have “Probation Officers” with guns, it must be for a reason, even if it’s stupid. If you’re on Parole or Probation it’s some condition of court-imposed restriction. I don’t know how it works, I was only ever on PBJ for a traffic citation.
Years ago a female police officer in a small town near where I live killed a pit bull with her PR24. The owner had ordered the dog to attack her and she caught it mid-air before it got to her neck.
Technically that is not true.
Probation is usually given in lieu of a jail sentence.
Parole is an early release that is granted for good time credits earned off of a prison sentence.
But you're correct, both parole and probation "officers" carry weapons.
You’re both right.
Drunk posting carries some risk.
Every so often, I feel the need to appear to be reasonable and enlightened. It almost never works out well for me on FR.
I’m seeking treatment.
(I’m having fun with this and essentially agree with everyone about the unnecessary slaughter of dogs by the jack-booted thugs.)
All pitbulls should be shot.
The daily + shooting of dogs is a display....a display of dominance.
It is intended to show clearly and unmistakeably that the badgemonkeys
have been granted absolute authority over the flock. The unspoken
message is simple and clear....”we can shoot your dogs with impunity,
we can shoot you and your family with the same impunity, OBEY OR ELSE”.
It was a pitbull
they should be shot
Might as well as been a grizzly bear in the back yard
Aw, man, I try to be a good role model.
Unarmed K-9??? There is no such thing as an unarmed pit bull mix dog.
He should be shot for that crooked goutee.
OK, can’t argue that.
Agree. Hate ‘em.
Welcome back, Chet99.
It's nice to know that visceral unreasoned hatred of a breed of dogs has returned.
The single line in this article that disturbs me the most is:
She was conducting what is known as a Fourth waiver search on a 16-year-old probationer, meaning he had waived his Fourth Amendment rights to demand a search warrant as a condition of his probation.
How can a MINOR WAIVE ANY RIGHT? He doesn't own where he lives, and it's extraordinarily unlikely he's independant...
I know of many, and was one of few independant minors back in the day. NOT ONE of us would have snivelled to be "free" had it meant random searches by the probie po-po.
We would have laughed at the judge... She was conducting what is known as a Fourth waiver search on a 16-year-old probationer, meaning he had waived his Fourth Amendment rights to demand a search warrant as a condition of his probation.
How far a stretch is THAT?!?
happened here as well.....someone sicced their pitbull on another cop and was mauling him pretty bad when the woman cop showed up and pulled the dog off and blasted it.
I doubted the story until I saw the woman cop....she looked like a Female Russian Shot Putter.
visceral unreasoned hatred
Redundant, and wrong. Killing pitbulls, and the lengthy imprisonment of any pitbull owner who harms a human, is perfectly reasonable.
I kill fire ants. It may be visceral, and possibly hatred, but not "unreasoned".