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Pit Bull Attack Leaves One Toddler Dead
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Posted on 02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST by Arthurio

A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old girl in critical condition Monday morning and after being admit to a local area hospital, the girl died as a result of her injuries.

According to KWTX, the 2-year-old girl was from Temple Texas and has been identified as Je’vaeh Mayes. Corporal Christopher Wilcox told reporters that officers were dispatched at around 11:30 am Monday morning to a home in the 800 block of East Avenue E. with reports of a dog bite.

KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching for a friend. The dog was in the backyard at the time of the alleged attack. 2-year-old Mayes had wandered into the backyard and was reportedly bit by the pit bull at that time. The girl’s parents say they didn’t know that their daughter had wandered out into the backyard.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/1138307/pit-bull-attack-leaves-one-toddler-dead/#VJ9aPo0AxU28kPd2.99

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: attack; doggieping; maul; pitbull; pitbullattack; pitbulls
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1 posted on 02/18/2014 12:54:08 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

In before “It’s the owner, not the breed”!


2 posted on 02/18/2014 12:55:24 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Mohammed was a pedophile and Islam is a Totalitarian Death Cult.)
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To: Arthurio

If the news was fair and balanced, they would report such attacks by other dog breeds as well. Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 12:56:55 PM PST by freedom462
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To: Arthurio
apparently, this dog/beast NEEDED to be shot by LEOs..owners.

4 posted on 02/18/2014 12:58:11 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: freedom462
Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.

Would like to look at the stats for that. Pit bulls still rank #1 for kills.

5 posted on 02/18/2014 1:00:51 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: freedom462

True that but pits are much more likely to maim or kill.


6 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:17 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Arthurio

Chet99 is back


7 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:19 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Cowardly Cops prefer to kill harmless and defenseless animals like Collies and Labrador Retirevers.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 1:02:29 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
KBTX stated that the dog which allegedly bit the girl was a pit bull that the family had been watching for a friend. The dog was in the backyard at the time of the alleged attack. 2-year-old Mayes had wandered into the backyard and was reportedly bit by the pit bull at that time. The girl’s parents say they didn’t know that their daughter had wandered out into the backyard.

This particular paragraph says to me the "parents" must spend a lot of time wresting for use of a single brain cell.

- Watching a pit bull "for a friend" when a toddler is in the house????

- The parents "didn't know their daughter had wandered out into the backyard???"

Really???

This is going to haunt those parents for the rest of their lives... as it should.

9 posted on 02/18/2014 1:06:28 PM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: freedom462

What is the rate of death, serious injury, dismemberment and scars for pit bulls vs other breeds?


10 posted on 02/18/2014 1:08:28 PM PST by Hulka
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To: freedom462
Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.

Most = >50%. What is the source of your information?

11 posted on 02/18/2014 1:08:34 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Arthurio
Wasn't even the family's dog, they were dog-sitting, had it in the back yard and lost track of their toddler.

Sad.

12 posted on 02/18/2014 1:08:43 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: freedom462

<>If the news was fair and balanced, they would report such attacks by other dog breeds as well.<>

You mean news like this:

Arizona neighborhood terrorized by feral packs of abandoned CHIHUAHUAS

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2562128/Arizona-neighborhood-terrorized-feral-packs-abandoned-CHIHUAHUAS.html


13 posted on 02/18/2014 1:10:09 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: ScottinVA

East Temple is a bad part of town. Dangerous. . .even without the pit bull threat.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 1:10:13 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Arthurio

This can’t be! They’re such a sweet, harmless breed. I’m told this all the time - between attack stories.


15 posted on 02/18/2014 1:10:29 PM PST by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Arthurio
And people think guns cause more deaths. I think pit bulls are quite the killing machine. Funny how liberals never talk about banning pit bulls....I find that intriguing.
16 posted on 02/18/2014 1:13:25 PM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Arthurio
sometimes, any pet/family member will do..including a (caged) parakeet.
apparently..the dog bit; the kid repeatedly, hence, shoot/kill the dog.

17 posted on 02/18/2014 1:13:47 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: rjsimmon

Couple problems.

Pit bulls are more or less the canine equivalent of assault weapons. The definition of which breeds are included is very loose. Often means any large scary dog.

Statistics on dog bites are collected with a very wide degree of reliability.

Any statistic as to number of bites or deaths caused by a particular breed is pretty meaningless without qualification by number of those dogs of that breed in US or percentage of dogs of that breed.

IOW, if (to make up some numbers) 25% of fatal bites are by “pit bulls,” but pit bulls are only 1% of all US dogs, they’re a lot more dangerous than the raw numbers or ranking would indicate.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 1:14:50 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: napscoordinator

“Funny how liberals never talk about banning pit bulls...”

Well, I don’t know if it is liberals, but there is fairly frequently talk of banning pit bulls, they may in fact be banned in some localities.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 1:17:09 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Uncle Miltie

I encountered a female pit bull in our local kitchen store when the owner brought her on a leash into his office through the shop. I just stood stock still with my left hand slightly held off to my side. She came up, sniffed me, determined that I was ok, and we became friends. A little petting going on. Hope I didn’t interfere with her training as a watch dog.


20 posted on 02/18/2014 1:21:14 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
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To: freedom462

>>>If the news was fair and balanced, they would report such attacks by other dog breeds as well. Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.<<<

Roughly two thirds of all dog attack fatalities involve Pit Bulls, which make up only about 5% of the dog population.

The vast majority of the hundreds of other dog breeds either never kill humans or kill them only, very, very rarely (like 1 in 20 years or more).

Most stories about dogs killing humans are about Pit Bulls, because most of such killings are BY Pit Bulls.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 1:21:58 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade (The people have the right to tell government what guns it may possess, not the other way around.)
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To: Sherman Logan
From 1982 to 2013, dog bite/fatality statistics are pretty clear. Not just percentage wise, but raw numbers.

From the site www.dogsbite.org

Pitbulls: 263 deaths

Rottweiler: 81 deaths (next closest)

Dog Kills

22 posted on 02/18/2014 1:27:00 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: jocon307
banned in some localities.
They are illegal to own in Denver.
23 posted on 02/18/2014 1:27:20 PM PST by dainbramaged (Windage and elevation, Mrs. Langdon; windage and elevation.)
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To: Arthurio

My vet is quite clear, pit bulls need to become extinct and that can be done by making breeding and selling illegal. He believes they are this dangerous.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 1:27:39 PM PST by Toespi
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To: rjsimmon

I believe pit bulls are most accurately characterized as a group of breeds, not as a breed as such. And it appears dogs outside this group are very often classified as pit bulls when they’re involved in a severe incident.

IOW, I suspect the numbers are overstated for “pit bulls.”

Not particularly a defender of pit bulls, just trying to keep the record straight.


25 posted on 02/18/2014 1:29:44 PM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: napscoordinator

“Funny how liberals never talk about banning pit bulls....I find that intriguing.”

I guess you never heard about “breed-specific” regulations? It’s the first step...


26 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:16 PM PST by Tallguy
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To: rjsimmon

Pit Bulls like to argue bite stats, not fatalities and argue that a nip on the ankle from a chihuahua is just as bad as a pit permanently disfiguring a child’s face.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:22 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: napscoordinator
Funny how liberals never talk about banning pit bulls....I find that intriguing.

Seriously? Do you not watch/listen to the news.

28 posted on 02/18/2014 1:33:32 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Arthurio

Errr, pit bull apologists


29 posted on 02/18/2014 1:34:06 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Sherman Logan

Fair enough. Pit Bulls are a subset of the Bulldog family and bred for their tenacity. I too would like to see the data and how the dog was classified and by whom.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 1:34:13 PM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: napscoordinator

Pit bulls are popular among Holder’s People and urban hipsters


31 posted on 02/18/2014 1:35:11 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Uncle Miltie

dang I hate those things!


32 posted on 02/18/2014 1:36:36 PM PST by MNDude
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To: Arthurio

Its the owner.

Never leave children unsupervised around dogs, cats or ferrets.

They may be domesticated but pets can still bite if they feel they’ve have had enough or their space is threatened.

Pet owners have to exercise responsibility. The dog needs to be killed so it can never harm another human being again but the lesson here is people have to make sure pets and children together are under adult supervision at all times. Period.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 1:52:57 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ScottinVA
This is going to haunt those parents for the rest of their lives... as it should.

Nah, they'll just blame whitey.

34 posted on 02/18/2014 1:55:42 PM PST by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: freedom462; rjsimmon
Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.

rjsimmon and I have both asked you for the stats or source of that information. You've ignored us both.

Does this mean there isn't any data to back this up, and you pulled this statement out of your imagination?

I don't care if you're counting breeds according to the AKC, the UKC, the CKC, the NZKC, the ANKC, or the Fédération Cynologique Internationale. Where is your data than >50% of breeds recognized by one of those groups attack humans more than pit bulls do?

35 posted on 02/18/2014 1:58:28 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Scoutmaster

Pit bulls can be sweet and loving family dogs.

But not every one wants them as a companion dog and that’s when there’s trouble afoot.


36 posted on 02/18/2014 2:02:40 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Arthurio

yep — especially drug dealer types. Given the neighborhood this kid was in 10-1 that owner was a drug seller. They selectively pick the meanest dogs they can find, breed those mean dogs to other mean dogs, and it’s not long before you have a problem. I wish just once those d*** dogs would eat their druggie owners.


37 posted on 02/18/2014 2:03:46 PM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: Arthurio

Just one of the facets of this wonderful family pet.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 2:08:56 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: Arthurio

Well, we can do the math. IF the percentages in that link to Dog Bites are correct, then it’s a good thing Chows, Huskies and Bull Mastiffs aren’t more populous. If there were as many of those breeds as Pit Bulls, and all other things being equal, then Deaths by Husky over the last 31 years would be 2,142, Deaths by Bull Mastiff would be 4,500, and Deaths by Chow would be a whopping 4,662.

For what it’s worth. I don’t have a dog in this fight.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 2:09:35 PM PST by The Barrister (Just sayin')
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To: napscoordinator

Funny how liberals never talk about banning pit bulls....I find that intriguing.

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Plenty of talk about that here in Maryland, so we know its liberals doing the talking.

You may want to do some research on your statement above.


40 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:01 PM PST by dmz
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To: freedom462
If the news was fair and balanced, they would report such attacks by other dog breeds as well. Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.

By percentage of the breed as pets in our country, Pit bulls attack more than 1.5 times as much as rotts, 2 times more than german shepherds and then the math really goes off the charts.

Pit bulls make up less than 10% of the pet dog population but account for the vast majority of dog attacks that cause hospitalization and death. That is the truth. I don't know where other numbers come from but these numbers come from the US Center For Disease Control.

41 posted on 02/18/2014 2:19:54 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: goldstategop; freedom462; rjsimmon
Whether pit bulls can be sweet and loving family dogs is not the point.

The point is that a FReeper stated as fact that "[p]it bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds."

I've never seen any data to support that statement. If that is a true statement, then I'd like to know. Knowledge is power, particularly with this controversial subject.

Two FReepers have asked to know the source of that stated fact.

After conducting some research on my own, and after being ignored by the FReeper who made that statement as fact, I now believe there wasn't, isn't, and is unlikely to be any report, statistic, study, or bubble gum wrapper supporting that statement.

42 posted on 02/18/2014 2:30:11 PM PST by Scoutmaster (I'd rather be at Philmont)
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To: Arthurio

“Pit bulls are popular among Holder’s People and urban hipsters”

And:

motorcycle gang members

meth makers and distributors


43 posted on 02/18/2014 2:43:58 PM PST by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: dainbramaged
They are illegal to own in Denver.

Smart move!

It should be illegal to breed these dogs and owners should be required to carry liability insurance the absence of which would then result in forfeiture of ownership.

44 posted on 02/18/2014 2:56:55 PM PST by wmfights
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To: Scoutmaster

For starters, google is one’s good friend when looking to debunk myths about pit bulls. Looking at the first couple pages by googling pit bull myths or pit bull myths debunked, for example, can give some insight. The facts are that pit bulls have been owned by criminals and those with tendencies for criminal behavior more often than other dogs and it is the behavior of the owners that made them dangerous. Also, pit bulls are often too difficult to classify for groups like the CDC, which could for example classify American bulldogs and similar breeds as “pit bulls”, for starters. Studies showing the tendencies for aggression in pit bulls relative to other breeds, under the presumption that they are raised by owners who know how to train and work with a dog correctly, buts them below many other breeds, including, for example, poodles and labradors.


45 posted on 02/18/2014 2:59:42 PM PST by freedom462
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To: freedom462

A good Doberman is 10x the guard dog a pit is.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 3:12:59 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Usagi_yo

True, and a doberman with an owner who isn’t up to the challenge is potentially 10x more dangerous than a pit bull, if not more so.


47 posted on 02/18/2014 3:17:01 PM PST by freedom462
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To: freedom462
Pit bulls do attack humans less frequently than most other dog breeds.

Assuming that's true (and it might be because other breeds are more common), would you also contend that pit bull attacks are no more serious than the attacks of other dog breeds?

48 posted on 02/18/2014 3:17:40 PM PST by luvbach1 (We are finished)
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To: fwdude

It’s kind of like the fairyland US mainstream media...knockout gamers are colorless, Obama is awesome and the scary guys are Ted Cruz and the Koch Brothers, not Schumer and Soros.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 3:24:47 PM PST by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: freedom462

People that can’t raise a doberman right probably couldn’t raise a labrador right and probably shouldn’t own a dog.


50 posted on 02/18/2014 3:26:37 PM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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