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Michigan police shoot, kill couple's dog in their backyard
NY Daily News ^ | 05/13/2014 | BY Meg Wagner

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.

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


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; copshootsdog; donutwatch; michigan
Have we had a Cop Shoots Dog story yet today? No?

Well, we have one now.

And for extra good measure - the homeowner was arrested too.

1 posted on 05/14/2014 8:46:06 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Responsibility2nd

Rock charged?...case closed. Bury the dog.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


3 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:27 AM PDT by shadeaud (Be strong when you are weak.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
Next step - beating the innocent homeowner for protesting to the King's Men.

It's like medieval England...

4 posted on 05/14/2014 8:51:43 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: Responsibility2nd
"And for extra good measure - the homeowner was arrested too."

That's to keep him from causing any trouble and make sure he understands that he will pay for any lack of respect.

5 posted on 05/14/2014 8:53:19 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Responsibility2nd

Yet another reason to keep my back yard gates locked.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 8:53:34 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 8:53:54 AM PDT by benewton
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

In case you missed it...

ROCK WAS IN HIS OWN FENCED BACK YARD.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 8:54:05 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Responsibility2nd; AngelesCrestHighway

That doesn’t matter to the bootlickers.


9 posted on 05/14/2014 9:02:57 AM PDT by Shimmer1
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To: Shimmer1

“That doesn’t matter to the bootlickers.”

Sieg Heil!

“CopSuckers Uber Alles!” - the battle cry of our Ubermenschen Armed & Dangerous.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 9:15:27 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est - because of what Islam is and because of what Muslims do.)
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To: Truth29
That's to keep him from causing any trouble and make sure he understands that he will pay for any lack of respect.

Forgive my sanguinity. I suspect the visceral pleasure of cruelty in power is more likely. Call it a tyrant orgasm... there are inevitable post-canicide shudders of pleasure.
11 posted on 05/14/2014 9:15:42 AM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What a night-stick sucker you are!


12 posted on 05/14/2014 9:21:05 AM PDT by Roman_War_Criminal (Bible Summary in a few verses: John 14:6, John 6:29, Romans 10:9-10)
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To: Responsibility2nd

We’re supposed to just roll over and take it. All this $h!t is just training us to be good little sheep.

Baaaaafreakingbaaaaa!


13 posted on 05/14/2014 9:33:44 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Rock charged?...case closed. Bury the dog.

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.

14 posted on 05/14/2014 9:47:32 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Responsibility2nd

Cop comes barreling through my fenced-in backyard without a warrant, he’s going to have to worry about more than a puppy.


15 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:26 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Shoot cops that shoot dogs.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

See dog; shoot dog. IQ isn’t required for this cop game.


16 posted on 05/14/2014 9:54:40 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.

NOTHING.


17 posted on 05/14/2014 9:58:36 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Want to keep your doctor? Remove your Democrat Senator.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Sounds like he was arrested for merely being upset that they killed his dog.


18 posted on 05/14/2014 10:06:14 AM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: null and void

Puppycide ping.


19 posted on 05/14/2014 10:18:12 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


20 posted on 05/14/2014 10:30:27 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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WWOOOOooooooooooooo


21 posted on 05/14/2014 10:46:05 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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22 posted on 05/14/2014 10:49:31 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

lab-pit bull ?

Isn’t that the breed that will tear your arm off and then bring it back to you?


23 posted on 05/14/2014 10:53:58 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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24 posted on 05/14/2014 10:55:44 AM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thugs!


25 posted on 05/14/2014 11:02:49 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: kiryandil
The police are out of control - everywhere. They have morphed into a paramilitary army of occupation instead of a peace officers association.

The solution?

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.

26 posted on 05/14/2014 11:28:57 AM PDT by ZULU (https://www.facebook.com/freejustina)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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”?


27 posted on 05/14/2014 11:41:19 AM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

“Rock charged?...case closed. Bury the dog.”

A quote from Jeff Spicoli comes to mind.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 1:44:24 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

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.


29 posted on 05/14/2014 1:52:01 PM PDT by OneVike (I'm just a Christian waiting for a ride home)
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To: SZonian
My dog, a Corgi mix of something,

So do we.

A great little dog!

30 posted on 05/14/2014 2:31:33 PM PDT by Eaker (Dogs love to be hugged! Rescue and Hug One Today.)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The officer fired one round, but when that didn't stop the dog, he fired a second, fatal shot.

Hmm.. I don't know too many animals that will continue running at you after a loud bang/getting hit. Especially dogs. Especially puppies. A loud noise is going to scare almost any animal off, not convince it to continue "charging" at you.

But the homeowner, at least, wasn't charged with anything. Too bad, he could have gotten tens of millions instead of only a couple.
31 posted on 05/14/2014 3:54:04 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: Eaker

They certainly are...


32 posted on 05/14/2014 4:15:08 PM PDT by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political parties in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

I’m so sick of these stories. Looks like the dog was a wonderful part of their family.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 6:32:46 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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