Skip to comments.Michigan police shoot, kill couple's dog in their backyard
Posted on 05/14/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A Michigan couple is furious after police shot and killed their 10-month-old lab-pit bull puppy in their own backyard.
Bianca Alakson and Ryan Showalter said their dog, Rock, was in their backyard Sunday morning when police began chasing a suspect through their Redford Township neighborhood, WDIV-TV reported.
Police said they saw their suspect in the couple's home. When officers went through the gate into the backyard to find the suspect, Rock charged, one officer said.
The officer fired one round, but when that didn't stop the dog, he fired a second, fatal shot.
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Well, we have one now.
And for extra good measure - the homeowner was arrested too.
Rock charged?...case closed. Bury the dog.
So, just for grins, what would have happened to the cop if it was discovered that the dog he pumped two (probably hollow point) bullets into turned out to be an active duty police dog.
It's like medieval England...
That's to keep him from causing any trouble and make sure he understands that he will pay for any lack of respect.
Yet another reason to keep my back yard gates locked.
We live out in the woods at the end of our dirt road, and so have very few dog barking incidents.
When we do, though, and I’m called to go out and find out what’s up, I depart with the AR loaded, with 29 backups, and the Aimpoint on.
Our local cops are unlikely to shoot at anything in our patch, and I hope that holds, because I suspect I’d fire back.
In case you missed it...
ROCK WAS IN HIS OWN FENCED BACK YARD.
That doesn’t matter to the bootlickers.
“That doesnt matter to the bootlickers.”
“CopSuckers Uber Alles!” - the battle cry of our Ubermenschen Armed & Dangerous.
What a night-stick sucker you are!
We’re supposed to just roll over and take it. All this $h!t is just training us to be good little sheep.
And that report comes from whom? The police officer. The cops have never, never been known to lie in order to justify their actions have they? A firearm is appropriate only when there has been an actual attack with physical contact and those are extremely rare. A repellent spray ought to be the first choice. Unless, of course, you want the public to know that the Nazis are in charge and they better watch out.
Cop comes barreling through my fenced-in backyard without a warrant, he’s going to have to worry about more than a puppy.
See dog; shoot dog. IQ isn’t required for this cop game.
Did the cops go home safe and sound that evening?
The story doesn’t say, a bunch of time was spent handwringing nonsense about some worthless dogs and stupid civilians. They should have skipped all that.
Did the Cops get home safely?
Nothing else matters.
Sounds like he was arrested for merely being upset that they killed his dog.
I guess knocking on the front door because the cop “suspects” something is too much? The cop has learned well from DC, there are no rights. Guilty until proven you’ve committed some kind of crime. We will kill you, your pets, your family members, and we do it with the full faith and backing of the government.
lab-pit bull ?
Isn’t that the breed that will tear your arm off and then bring it back to you?
A) Eliminate unions for civil servant - starting with the PBA and FOP
B) Require all law-enforcement to live in the jurisdiction in which they serve
C) Eliminate 20 and out - everybody else has to work a full lifetime for a pension and benefits
D)Civilian Review Boards
E) Civil volunteers auditing ALL classes in police “academies”.
F) Replace all Police “chiefs” with Public Safety Administrators who answer to and are subject to the civilian authority
G) End “swat teams” and other paramilitary trappings for every police establishment in the Country. These should only be in selected cities, not every burg and hamlet.
Do THAT and episodes like this and OTHERS when the party shot is an innocent civilian.
Dogs are territorial, much like humans, no?
If I enter your “territory”, are you or are you not going to come and “check me out”?
Why is it not “permissible” for the dog to do so, in a fenced yard at risk of it being killed? A dog is only following it’s natural instincts.
Should we now seek training for our dogs to roll over and play dead whenever they see a cop enter our yard in order for the dog to have a chance at surviving an encounter with a cop?
Seems like cops are using the “it charged me” gambit regardless of the dog’s actual intent in order to justify shooting them.
My dog, a Corgi mix of something, will come to “check you out” if you enter her territory (my yard), does she deserve to be shot because she’s “charging”?
“Rock charged?...case closed. Bury the dog.”
A quote from Jeff Spicoli comes to mind.
Has anyone done a study of the number of pet dogs shot by police officers over the last few years compare to a comparable time span, let’s say 30 years ago?
Just me, but it seems like the incidents of pets being shot, by those who are charged to protect society, is going through the proverbial roof.
So do we.
A great little dog!
They certainly are...
I’m so sick of these stories. Looks like the dog was a wonderful part of their family.