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Cop Shoots, Kills Dog While Chasing Suspect Through Backyard
1150WIMA ^ | Wednesday, May 14th 2014

Posted on 05/14/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway

a Redford Township police officer is being accused of killing a 10-month-old lab/pit bull mix. The officer was chasing a suspect through a backyard when the officer claims the young puppy charged at him. He claimed he fired two shots because he feared for his life. When the dog's owner came out to demand answers police arrested him and charged with interfering with a police investigation.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; badcopculture; copshootsdog; donutwatch; illegalentry; thugswithguns; thugwithabadge; toprotectandblame
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1 posted on 05/14/2014 1:20:24 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

No wonder that citizens are losing respect for the law... this does not surprise me in the least.


2 posted on 05/14/2014 1:24:09 PM PDT by Wasichu
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To: nickcarraway
Related thread here.

Not a duplicate...

3 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:22 PM PDT by null and void (When was the last time you heard anyone say: "It's a free country"?)
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To: nickcarraway

If they don’t get a grip on themselves, those window stickers with the blue line on the black background will become targets. People are getting fed up.


4 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:38 PM PDT by wolfpat (Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. -- Cicero)
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To: Wasichu

exactly.
And then your gonna arrest the owner of the dog you just blasted? Screw you pig.


5 posted on 05/14/2014 1:27:38 PM PDT by hillarys cankles
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To: nickcarraway

I have always had a respect for the police. That respect has been fading fast.


6 posted on 05/14/2014 1:29:45 PM PDT by IC Ken
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To: nickcarraway

Chasing a suspect and he feared for his life from a DOG!!!!!!!!!!!
The a$$hole was running after the suspect and all he had to do was avoid the dog.

Maybe we should support “rights for animals” so the cops who do this can be sent to jail.


7 posted on 05/14/2014 1:30:04 PM PDT by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible. Complicit in the destruction of this country.)
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To: nickcarraway

Another sissy cop.

But what would happen to me if I jumped into someone’s backyard uninvited and then shot their dog?

We all know what would happen to me. That same exact cop would cuff me, and arrest me. Then a DA would charge me with a felony.


8 posted on 05/14/2014 1:31:45 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: left that other site

ping


9 posted on 05/14/2014 1:32:04 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: nickcarraway

I never hear tales of letter carriers shooting dogs.
Letter carriers usually keep a few milkbones in the bag to handle dogs.


10 posted on 05/14/2014 1:32:23 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Government by Gun Point.)
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To: I want the USA back
Maybe we should support “rights for animals” so the cops who do this can be sent to jail.

Like they are shooting innocent people too?

11 posted on 05/14/2014 1:33:25 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: BuffaloJack

Or dog spray, same as cyclists carry. Or a water pistol filled with ammonia, one shot in the snout will take the fight right out of ‘em.


12 posted on 05/14/2014 1:34:55 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: I want the USA back
"from a DOG"

It was a puppy, not a dog.

13 posted on 05/14/2014 1:35:28 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: SampleMan
But what would happen to me if I jumped into someone’s backyard uninvited and then shot their dog?

We all know what would happen to me. That same exact cop would cuff me, and arrest me. Then a DA would charge me with a felony.

"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."

--Thomas Jefferson

14 posted on 05/14/2014 1:35:30 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: null and void
Another one here: Orlando Cop Shoots Dog During Alleged Attack
15 posted on 05/14/2014 1:36:17 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: I want the USA back
Chasing a suspect and he feared for his life from a DOG 10 month old puppy!!!!!!!!!!!

Fixed it for you.

16 posted on 05/14/2014 1:36:35 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: I want the USA back
Chasing a suspect and he feared for his life from a DOG!!!!!!

It seems like an either/or situation has arisen. Either our nation is hiring cops who are so jittery and scared of their own shadows that they open fire on anything that moves fast or our nation is hiring some very bloodthirsty maniacs who yearn for the chance to kill something and get away with it.

I expect in another generation's time the "cop shoots and kills dog because it came running up with tail wagging" stories will be replaced with "cop shoots and kills homeowner because she answered the door with a frown" stories.
17 posted on 05/14/2014 1:39:15 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: IC Ken
That respect has been fading fast.

Fading, you say? I lost respect for them years ago. To me, they are nothing but a bunch of blue-shirted thugs with a disdain for the peons they supposedly "serve."

18 posted on 05/14/2014 1:42:31 PM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: nickcarraway

Sounds like animal cruelty and abuse topped off with harassment of a private citizen. Some folks consider their pets part of the family. You shoot a member of the family, you get shot right back. As the respect for the police continues to be marred by events like this, it's not a matter of "if" but "when".


19 posted on 05/14/2014 1:44:00 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: nickcarraway

10 months is a “puppy” Really?


20 posted on 05/14/2014 1:45:05 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BuffaloJack

“I never hear tales of letter carriers shooting dogs.”

That’s probably because they carry pepper-spray.


21 posted on 05/14/2014 1:50:55 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: BenLurkin

Yes it is. 10 month olds are still quite immature emotionally.

A lab mix? Hearts of gold and heads of stone.


22 posted on 05/14/2014 1:51:46 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: I want the USA back

Odd that the dog didn’t attack the suspect. Or maybe only the cop entered the citizen’s property where the dog was.


23 posted on 05/14/2014 1:53:03 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: nickcarraway

Damn, the dog was in its own yard.


24 posted on 05/14/2014 1:53:47 PM PDT by mware
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To: pgyanke
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."
- Thomas Jefferson

Great quote and perspective.

25 posted on 05/14/2014 1:55:46 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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To: BenLurkin

“10 months is a “puppy” Really?”

Yes & no. Large breeds are typically not mature until they reach age 2. That said a 10 month old Lab, or a Pit Bull of the same age, is a pretty big animal, easily mistaken for an adult.

I don’t really know what a homeowner is expected to do these days. You put up a fence to keep your dog safe, and your neighbors safe from your dog. Somebody trespasses in your yard, the dog bites them and you are at fault?

That somebody is a police officer on official business has a right to be there, for sure. But if he gets bit? Well, that’s taking one for the team as far as I’m concerned. Occupational hazard.


26 posted on 05/14/2014 1:56:16 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: a fool in paradise

It probably was like a hockey fight: the dog didn’t have time to react to the first person over the fence — but nailed the second (or nearly so).


27 posted on 05/14/2014 2:00:13 PM PDT by Tallguy
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To: nickcarraway

I think some of these bastards are Benghazi Barry Brownshirts—drunk with “power”, and trying desperately to make ordinary citizens SNAP.


28 posted on 05/14/2014 2:06:41 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Tallguy
But if he gets bit? Well, that’s taking one for the team as far as I’m concerned. Occupational hazard.

Totally agree. Being a cop has risks just like being a deep see fisherman or oil roughneck and if they don't like that they can quit. The way I see it a citizen's rights, including property rights, are more important than a cop's safety.

29 posted on 05/14/2014 2:10:08 PM PDT by RightOnTheBorder
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What’s the problem, couldn’t pass the mailman test so you became a cop? If he shot one of my family members ( Cause that’s what they are) you better not be on my property cause I would have claimed trespassing and put a round in his ass.


30 posted on 05/14/2014 2:15:30 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: nickcarraway

fukking cops ,, again..


31 posted on 05/14/2014 2:19:37 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: longfellow

When I lived in CA. the Sears store was behind our house. A shoplifter was being chased by the Cops and bailed over our fence the Wife was sun bathing and our dog cornered the perp in the corner of the fence when the cops bailed over the fence he was tagged, Misty got a thanks from the Cops! Today prob have been dead!


32 posted on 05/14/2014 2:20:53 PM PDT by DocJhn
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To: DocJhn

And they would have arrested your wife.


33 posted on 05/14/2014 2:22:30 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

And, of course, you were afraid for your life - you know how cops are...


34 posted on 05/14/2014 2:23:30 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray

Absolutely.


35 posted on 05/14/2014 2:29:00 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: nickcarraway

The most important takeaway from this story us that the cop was able to go home at the end of the day and plat fetch with his own dog.


36 posted on 05/14/2014 2:37:52 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: longfellow
And they would have arrested your wife.

Or shot her, too.

37 posted on 05/14/2014 2:50:00 PM PDT by grobdriver (Where is Wilson Blair when you need him?)
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To: Wasichu

What part of the reality that you only “own” anything (including your dog), at the pleasure and whim of any government here is unclear. And, in many cases, don’t forget to pay your rent.

IF there is one single hair of difference between this (except possibly that it worse, in that rent is involved)and 1950’s era USSR life, I’d like to have this explained to me.


38 posted on 05/14/2014 2:53:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: SampleMan

“We all know what would happen to me. That same exact cop would cuff me, and arrest me. Then a DA would charge me with a felony.”

You’re dreaming. You would be hauled off in a body bag - you would not be charged. Your gun would be confiscated, though, “as evidence”.


39 posted on 05/14/2014 2:55:11 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: LostInBayport

“I expect in another generation’s time the “cop shoots and kills dog because it came running up with tail wagging” stories will be replaced with “cop shoots and kills homeowner because she answered the door with a frown” stories.”

Well, except THOSE won’t be printed or available for reading on the Internet.


40 posted on 05/14/2014 2:58:22 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: hillarys cankles
"And then your gonna arrest the owner of the dog you just blasted? Screw you pig."

Right...give him the death penalty. After all, it was just a leg and he doesn't need both legs. What a self-serving creep...

41 posted on 05/14/2014 2:59:31 PM PDT by Dutchboy88
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To: BenLurkin

“10 months is a “puppy” Really?”

Uhhh...yes, it in fact, is.


42 posted on 05/14/2014 3:11:55 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Tallguy
Yes & no. Large breeds are typically not mature until they reach age 2. That said a 10 month old Lab, or a Pit Bull of the same age, is a pretty big animal, easily mistaken for an adult.

Dog lover here chiming in. We don't have the full details here, but I suspect the cop only had a second or two to react to a possible vicious breed. At least the city should do is erase any police record, and buy them a new dog and pay them 5 grand for their trouble..

43 posted on 05/14/2014 3:19:17 PM PDT by EVO X
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To: ObozoMustGo2012
The most important takeaway from this story us that the cop was able to go home at the end of the day and play fetch abuse his own dog.

there - i fixed it for you

44 posted on 05/14/2014 3:26:04 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: The Antiyuppie
10 month lab/pit is liable to pin you down and lick you to death. /chuckle

Out of curiosity, I called my daughter who at one time was with SFPD (they have an 8 month academy) and is a serious dog person.

She said one of the flaws with police training is that there is NO training on dealing with dogs. Which is stupid considering the number of households that own them and how often the police have to come in contact with them.

So the question becomes why, if the government is so infallible that it should run all of our lives, does it not do something as common sense based as train police about dogs? Well, because the government is, by its nature, incompetent and should be trusted with as little of our welfare as humanly possible.

45 posted on 05/14/2014 3:57:35 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
10 month lab/pit is liable to pin you down and lick you to death.

I've got one that'll pin you down by sitting on your foot, and then beat your ankles black and blue with his tail.

46 posted on 05/14/2014 4:01:28 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: tacticalogic

My daughter has fostered a lot of pits and pit mixes. One was a lab/pit mix. I never felt unloved around that one. Or any of them for that matter. Velcro dogs...you know what I mean?


47 posted on 05/14/2014 4:06:54 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: nickcarraway

Groups that don’t shoot dogs:

Mailmen, meter readers, FedEx and UPS guys, Sanitation Dept., Animal Control, Lawn care dudes, Pool guy, Cable guy, Girl Scout cookie patrol, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormons, Census takers, Meals on Wheels, Publishers Clearinghouse.

Groups that do shoot dogs:

Police

Why is it only the police? Because they can.


48 posted on 05/14/2014 4:12:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: BenLurkin

It’s not a full-grown dog.


49 posted on 05/14/2014 4:19:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Velcro dogs...you know what I mean?

Magnetic Velcro.

50 posted on 05/14/2014 4:48:30 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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