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Maryland Cop Kills Dog
Washington Post ^ | 2/3 | Rodney Balko

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 family’s yard en route to another house to ask about a burglary. In the process, the family’s Chesapeake Bay Retriever did what dogs do: It defended its turf from the unknown intruder. So the cop shot the dog.

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But it isn’t 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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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: donutwatch
Please read the whole article, it's very short, but it's worthwhile.
1 posted on 02/05/2014 1:01:02 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Arundel police officer kills family's dog during search
2 posted on 02/05/2014 1:02:43 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Didn’t you just post this? Why it got pulled?


3 posted on 02/05/2014 1:03:48 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

Police should need a search warrant to even step foot on someone’s property. The dog belonged there. The cop did not.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 1:04:03 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Anti-Complacency League! Baby!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Woof


5 posted on 02/05/2014 1:05:14 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I excerpted, but apparently 52% of content invalidated that, so I have to repost.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 1:07:01 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
Trespassers will be shot shoot on sight.
7 posted on 02/05/2014 1:09:30 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: nickcarraway

Either the cop is held accountable, or we live in a police state.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 1:10:50 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: nickcarraway
from the article: very few police departments give their officers training on how to read, interact, and respond to dogs. This, despite the fact that groups like the Humane Society offer the training to any department that wants it. Postal workers, for example, do get that training, and dog attacks on postal workers are rare

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.

9 posted on 02/05/2014 1:11:26 PM PST by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: nickcarraway

This is a winning issue for local tea party candidates.


10 posted on 02/05/2014 1:14:35 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Teotwawki
I don't see why cops have to shoot dogs so frequently

Simple, really:

We don't care .. We don't have to !

11 posted on 02/05/2014 1:16:30 PM PST by tomkat
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To: nickcarraway

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.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 1:17:40 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 1:21:18 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway; Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Maryland ping.....


14 posted on 02/05/2014 1:21:45 PM PST by momtothree
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To: Responsibility2nd; nickcarraway

It got pulled because he always takes Shiite from The Great Gatsby , AM’s and that punk Jim Thompson.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 1:23:28 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Teotwawki

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!”


16 posted on 02/05/2014 1:26:56 PM PST by NVDave
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To: Vendome

lolol. I recognize sarcasm. Hope those three do too. BTW. WHO is the Great Gatsby?


17 posted on 02/05/2014 1:27:43 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

It sure ain’t Nick.

He’s too honest, decent and smart....


18 posted on 02/05/2014 1:33:22 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

He’s too honest, decent and smart....

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Ahhh. More Sarcasm. ha ha ha ha ha ...

/confused


19 posted on 02/05/2014 1:36:50 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 1:38:58 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: nickcarraway

‘I unloaded on your dog. Your dog attacked me, and I killed it.’”

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/pasadena/bs-md-officer-kills-dog-20140202,0,3864041.story#ixzz2sUDlYFSP

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.


21 posted on 02/05/2014 1:44:00 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: napscoordinator

A labrador? I think the police officer is probably lying.


22 posted on 02/05/2014 1:53:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

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.


23 posted on 02/05/2014 1:57:03 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: ClearCase_guy
So you are saying a police officer chasing a murderer, raper, robber must stop when said bad guy runs into someones backyard or across someone’s lawn, or even runs into some innocent persons home. . or maybe the bad guys home?

I'm thinking it is a bit more complicated than merely saying “Police should need a search warrant to even step foot on someone’s property”

24 posted on 02/05/2014 2:46:02 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Responsibility2nd; nickcarraway

No, really. I know the dude.

He’s just plain a nice guy.


25 posted on 02/05/2014 2:59:57 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Teotwawki

Because many cops don’t have 1/4 of the brains and 1/10th the courage of a 12yr old paperboy.


26 posted on 02/05/2014 3:24:44 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


27 posted on 02/05/2014 3:34:45 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: nickcarraway
This sort of senseless killing must stop.

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.

28 posted on 02/05/2014 3:46:43 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: nickcarraway
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29 posted on 02/05/2014 3:52:47 PM PST by SkyDancer (Live your life in such a way that the Westboro church will want to picket your funeral)
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30 posted on 02/05/2014 4:08:59 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: NVDave

“I felt threatened”®


31 posted on 02/05/2014 4:22:07 PM PST by Salamander (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Hulka
I agree. "Cutting across a lawn" is not the same thing as chasing a fleeing suspect.

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.

-PJ

32 posted on 02/05/2014 4:26:21 PM PST 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: Buckeye McFrog

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.


33 posted on 02/06/2014 7:10:18 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: nickcarraway; napscoordinator

Chesapeakes are different. They’re more aggressive and tend to be a little nutty. Often are a one owner dog.


34 posted on 02/06/2014 7:12:40 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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