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Dog that lunged at probation officer is shot, killed
San Diego Union Tribune ^ | Jan. 22, 2014 | Susan Shroder

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.

SNIP

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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The probation officer was not injured.

Whew! Thank goodness!

1 posted on 01/23/2014 5:47:05 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Why was she in the back yard? This smells.


2 posted on 01/23/2014 5:51:27 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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3 posted on 01/23/2014 5:52:45 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
I think we should teach dogs proper lunging techniques to prevent these sorts of tragedies:


4 posted on 01/23/2014 5:53:57 PM PST by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Hey, that Shih Tzu was a man-killer!


5 posted on 01/23/2014 5:54:36 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

PETA needs to weigh in.

Pet safety and gun control at the same time.

Perfect!


6 posted on 01/23/2014 5:56:19 PM PST by glyptol
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To: Vince Ferrer

“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.


7 posted on 01/23/2014 5:57:01 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy
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8 posted on 01/23/2014 5:58:39 PM PST by SkyDancer (Imagine a world without politicians, lawyers and federal judges.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

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.


9 posted on 01/23/2014 6:05:49 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: PLMerite; Vince Ferrer
IIRC, Probation Officers are authorized to search the person and residence of those on probation. It’s a condition of their probation.

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.

10 posted on 01/23/2014 6:06:31 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: PLMerite
I can understand that, but It wouldn't hurt to go to the front door first, get someone in the house, and then have them tie up the dog. Then search the house and yard all they want.

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.

11 posted on 01/23/2014 6:07:15 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: x1stcav

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.


12 posted on 01/23/2014 6:12:17 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: x1stcav

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.”


13 posted on 01/23/2014 6:14:24 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: PLMerite
IIRC, Probation Officers are authorized to search the person and residence of those on probation. It’s a condition of their probation.

Probation is given for minor offenses, usually for misdemeanor convictions.

Parole is a different story.

14 posted on 01/23/2014 6:14:49 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

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.


15 posted on 01/23/2014 6:19:43 PM PST by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

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.


16 posted on 01/23/2014 6:28:01 PM PST by CH3CN (Gone Galt 05/25/13)
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To: PLMerite
If you’re on Parole or Probation it’s some condition of court-imposed restriction.

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.

17 posted on 01/23/2014 6:31:33 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues; Salamander

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.)


18 posted on 01/23/2014 6:50:14 PM PST by x1stcav ("The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.")
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

All pitbulls should be shot.


19 posted on 01/23/2014 6:50:14 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: x1stcav

ROFL!!!


20 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:11 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

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”.


21 posted on 01/23/2014 7:07:52 PM PST by nvscanman
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

It was a pitbull
they should be shot
Might as well as been a grizzly bear in the back yard


22 posted on 01/23/2014 7:13:13 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: stinkerpot65
All pitbulls should be shot.

Aw, man, I try to be a good role model.

23 posted on 01/23/2014 7:17:34 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: A_Tradition_Continues
"about 6 months of community service at an animal shelter for killing an unarmed canine."

Unarmed K-9??? There is no such thing as an unarmed pit bull mix dog.

24 posted on 01/23/2014 7:37:27 PM PST by oldenuff2no ("For which she should be charged with and face a jury. Not summarily executed.")
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To: Navy Patriot

He should be shot for that crooked goutee.


25 posted on 01/23/2014 8:09:53 PM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: stinkerpot65

OK, can’t argue that.


26 posted on 01/23/2014 8:20:26 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: stinkerpot65

Agree. Hate ‘em.


27 posted on 01/23/2014 10:21:52 PM PST by imardmd1 (Fiat Lux)
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To: stinkerpot65
All pitbulls should be shot.

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?!?

28 posted on 01/23/2014 10:48:09 PM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: CH3CN

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.


29 posted on 01/24/2014 6:15:19 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Don W
Well, whoa.

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".

30 posted on 01/24/2014 6:43:46 AM PST by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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