Skip to comments.Maryland Cop Kills Dog
Posted on 02/05/2014 1:01:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
This one happened in Anne Arundel, Maryland. The officer apparently cut across the familys yard en route to another house to ask about a burglary. In the process, the familys Chesapeake Bay Retriever did what dogs do: It defended its turf from the unknown intruder. So the cop shot the dog.
But it isnt just Maryland. These stories are all over the country, and have given rise to Facebook groups and websites to track how often it happens.
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Didn’t you just post this? Why it got pulled?
Police should need a search warrant to even step foot on someone’s property. The dog belonged there. The cop did not.
I excerpted, but apparently 52% of content invalidated that, so I have to repost.
Either the cop is held accountable, or we live in a police state.
At 12 I was a paperboy in Alaska where quite a few people kept dogs large enough and aggressive enough to scare the bears away from getting in their trash cans. I was challenged by dogs daily but I never had to shoot one and I never got bit. I did have to smack down a couple dogs on a regular basis. I don't see why cops have to shoot dogs so frequently.
This is a winning issue for local tea party candidates.
We don't care .. We don't have to !
Here in Pittsburgh, we had a police K-9 killed last week when he was stabbed by a knife-wielding maniac.
In addition to an absurd week of public mourning for a DOG (complete with flags at half-staff and a big public funeral on Friday), there is now a bill in the State Legislature to make the penalty for killing a police dog a minimum of 10 years in prison.
More than you would most likely serve for killing a HUMAN BEING.
Meanwhile the police can still kill YOUR dog with impunity.
That dick should be held personally and criminally liable
There is no excuse fir a casual saunter through someone’s property and shooting a dog or human being nor any living thing, when you have ZERO Exigencies to do so.
It got pulled because he always takes Shiite from The Great Gatsby , AM’s and that punk Jim Thompson.
Because police are now taught that their safety is paramount.
Add to this that they’ve recruited a bunch of low-IQ pussies who can’t handle themselves in the real world.
What you get is a resulting mindset of “everything is a threat that needs to be shot.”
For these clowns, life is spent imitating Cartman from South Park:
“You will respect mah authoratah!”
lolol. I recognize sarcasm. Hope those three do too. BTW. WHO is the Great Gatsby?
It sure ain’t Nick.
He’s too honest, decent and smart....
Hes too honest, decent and smart....
Ahhh. More Sarcasm. ha ha ha ha ha ...
This incident happened in my county. We have heard about this case for days. The dog owner was interviewed and does not want the cop fired (he was a rookie cop or at least inexperienced). A dog like this can cause a lot of damage to a human if not stopped. The biggest shame of it all is that he was cutting through the yard to help another neighbor. I am Switzerland on this case....I really feel for the family but I also can understand that the cop may have been scared that the dog would do something.
‘I unloaded on your dog. Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.’”
Kind of a jerky way to tell the owner. I thought the cop was sorry for killing the dog and genuinely frightened for his life, but reading this version, the cop sounds horrible.
A labrador? I think the police officer is probably lying.
I thought it was one of those hot headed pit bulls. A Labrador? I have two Labrador retrievers and if confronted with a cop would probably lick the guy to death. lol.
I'm thinking it is a bit more complicated than merely saying “Police should need a search warrant to even step foot on someones property”
No, really. I know the dude.
He’s just plain a nice guy.
Because many cops don’t have 1/4 of the brains and 1/10th the courage of a 12yr old paperboy.
If this POS Cowardly Pig was in fear for his life by a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, he needs to have his badge pulled for that reason alone.
For most people, their dogs are not just their property, they are family.
If I'm ever on a jury trial for homeowners who shot a LEO type who shot their dog, they are most definitely innocent and good freaking luck proving otherwise.
It really doesn't have to be this way and it wasn't this way not very long ago, so why are things this way now? What is really going on? Because it looks like this is some of Satan's last bit of vomiting on the earth before his end.
“I felt threatened”®
A police officer should stick to public access sidewalks and streets when not in pursuit. This has nothing to do with not being trained to approach dogs. It has everything to do with an entitlement attitude by the cops that anything goes, including taking a short-cut across someone's private backyard with absolutely no authority to do so.
Legislator should be a part-time job, that pays just enough to reimburse your expenses. They should meet once every two years for no more than six weeks. We need to stop letting politicians run things.
Chesapeakes are different. They’re more aggressive and tend to be a little nutty. Often are a one owner dog.