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Sicko cop shoots Texas manís dog on sight
Daily Caller ^ | 04/23/2014 | Robby Soave

Posted on 04/24/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by Rusty0604

The officer came to the house in response to Middleton’s 911 call. Middleton made the call around 11:00 AM, after returning to his home and finding it robbed. Middleton was in his fields when the officer showed up. He was hurrying back to the house when the deputy shot Candy.

According to Middleton, the shooting was baseless. Candy did not bite or threaten the officer.

“She’s barking when he pulls into the driveway letting me know someone’s at our house...

Though shot in the head, Candy did not die immediately. Middleton had no gun of his own — his weapons were stolen — and tearfully begged the deputy to put down the dog. The deputy refused.

“And then I had to do the unthinkable, the otherwise unthinkable,” he said. “I had to kill my dog with my bare hands and put her out of her suffering, praying for this to be over with.”

Other officers soon appeared at the farm, tasers and pistols drawn. They demanded to know whose blood was all over Middleton’s shirt.

“That is the blood of my dog that I was holding because this deputy pulled up and shot her in my yard,” he told them.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: donutwatch

1 posted on 04/24/2014 6:10:17 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

I think it’s a safe assumption on any homeowner’s part that the dog is in mortal danger if the cops are around. That’s just the way it is. Cops know they can do some killin’ without repercussions, so they do so.


2 posted on 04/24/2014 6:13:50 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Rusty0604

Don’t have the source handy at the moment, but apparently the Deputy claimed falsely that the dashcam would back up his story that the dog “charged” him (it didn’t). Also, examination of the dog’s body revealed that it had been apparently shot while running *away* from the Deputy.

Given how frequently dog deaths seem to be happening these days, I have to wonder if this is actually an element of LEO training, possibly even to establish intimidation.


3 posted on 04/24/2014 6:15:09 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig

To the police the important thing is that the deputy went home safely that night. The killing will be adjudged justified because the deputy felt threatened, the only criterion necessary for use of deadly force by police these days.


4 posted on 04/24/2014 6:18:09 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Wolfie

I watched the video. Cops are sarcastic, well assured of their collective authority and pompous. Hey, “we” built, empowered and supported this tyranny, and people everywhere continue to fund the institution. “We” believe we can’t live without it.


5 posted on 04/24/2014 6:19:15 AM PDT by DariusBane (Liberty and Risk. Flip sides of the same coin. So how much risk will YOU accept? Vive Deco et Vives)
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To: Rusty0604
The sheriff’s department is investigating the matter.

Gee, can anyone predict the results of that? Possible results: (1) No wrongdoing. (2) Citation for Bravery in the Line of Duty. (3) Both. /spit

6 posted on 04/24/2014 6:19:37 AM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Little Pig

Thanks for the info.


7 posted on 04/24/2014 6:20:19 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: luvbach1
The killing will be adjudged justified because the deputy felt threatened, the only criterion necessary for use of deadly force by police these days.

That's pretty much it. And another deputy makes it home safely.
8 posted on 04/24/2014 6:20:55 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Little Pig
Given how frequently dog deaths seem to be happening these days, I have to wonder if this is actually an element of LEO training, possibly even to establish intimidation.

You may be right. It does seem to be happening with increasing frequency. Law enforcement trends seem to be every more militant and intimidating. Seems more pets and even innocent people are getting shot within seconds of LEOs showing up. It would be a joke, be funny, if it weren't life and death serious.

Can you imagine a police call to a dog park for some minor infraction (fender bender in the parking lot etc.)? The responding officer would immediately call for backup and it'd look like Fallujah before they were done...

9 posted on 04/24/2014 6:27:48 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Little Pig
Given how frequently dog deaths seem to be happening these days, I have to wonder if this is actually an element of LEO training, possibly even to establish intimidation.

I don't doubt that for a minute. And it is job security for cops since dogs are known to deter crime and the cops don't like the competition.

10 posted on 04/24/2014 6:30:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Rusty0604
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11 posted on 04/24/2014 6:31:13 AM PDT by SkyDancer (I Believe In The Law Until It Intereferes With Justice. And Pay Your Liberty Tax Citizen.)
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To: Rusty0604

This putrid piece of protoplasm masquerading as a cop should be tasered in his tender spots. He should then be billed for the cost of a new dog and any associated veterinary costs. Finally,he should be forced to take a sensitivity training course and write a letter of apology to the pet owner. What a total piece of slime is this so-called LEO.


12 posted on 04/24/2014 6:32:08 AM PDT by EinNYC
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To: Rusty0604

This poor man had to kill his own dogs with his own hands to end her suffering. The cop refused the end the suffering but was happy to oblige in inflicting it. The idea of strangling my own dog to end suffering... my mind just won’t let me go there.


13 posted on 04/24/2014 6:39:29 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: Rusty0604

Cops are upset because they can’t go around shooting people whenever they get the urge, so they shoot dogs. The psycho deputy could have waited in his car while someone secured the dog, but that would have been beneath him. He is the government.


14 posted on 04/24/2014 6:44:48 AM PDT by pallis
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To: momtothree

I feel sorry for the guy.


15 posted on 04/24/2014 6:47:28 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: pallis

That would have been too logical. The cop was just answering a report of robbery. Apparently the robber didn’t have to shoot the dog.


16 posted on 04/24/2014 6:49:41 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: Rusty0604

Getting really tired of this.


17 posted on 04/24/2014 6:54:23 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Rusty0604

Cops have become the enemy of the American people.


18 posted on 04/24/2014 6:56:08 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: piytar
"Gee, can anyone predict the results of that? Possible results: (1) No wrongdoing. (2) Citation for Bravery in the Line of Duty. (3) Both. /spit"

(4)Homeowner charged with whatever comes to mind because he has dared to speak up.

19 posted on 04/24/2014 6:56:12 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Rusty0604

Cops have to be real mental cases to shoot dogs the way they. I guess liberals were right, give some people a gun and they become trigger happy nutcases.


20 posted on 04/24/2014 7:00:32 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: Little Pig

Let’s call it what it is: Terrorism.


21 posted on 04/24/2014 7:13:23 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: Rusty0604

Why is the name of Deputy hound hitter is not in the article? I’ve tried to find it in other stories of this incident but the puppy punchers names is always suspiciously absent.


22 posted on 04/24/2014 8:40:02 AM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Rusty0604; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Slings and Arrows; Doomonyou
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Evidently he gets extra points if the animal suffers.

23 posted on 04/24/2014 9:01:38 AM PDT by null and void (...if you are too sure of your place in heaven you might be too arrogant to actually get there.)
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To: Durus

The deputy’s name is Jerred Dooley.


24 posted on 04/24/2014 10:44:16 AM PDT by Ken H
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To: Rusty0604

Seems like a lot of macho *ssholes in uniform, who have never fired a weapon in defense and never will, like to get their nuts off shooting defenseless dogs.

Pretty sick.


25 posted on 04/24/2014 11:44:26 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: Rusty0604

I read the cop was fired today. Not enough, but it’s a start.


26 posted on 04/24/2014 12:13:33 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: TexasRepublic

That is good to hear, usually they don’t even get a slap on the wrist. Thanks for posting.


27 posted on 04/24/2014 12:25:26 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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