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Milwaukee police shoot, kill dozens of dogs each year; training helping to reduce that number
Milwaukee Star Tribune ^

Posted on 06/05/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT by Altariel

MILWAUKEE — Jane Flint was at work when a friend called and warned her that Milwaukee police were about to search her home for endangered reptiles. She rushed home to keep her four boisterous dogs from interfering with police, but before she arrived, officers shot and killed two of the Tibetan mastiffs.

She's never been told her why.

Milwaukee police shoot and kill dozens of dogs each year, often saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public. But in response to criticism and two lawsuits, police have been able to reduce that number with improved training, which began in 2012 and expands this fall. The sessions teach officers to recognize when dogs' actions are nonthreatening or when less-lethal defense might be more effective.

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


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; donutwatch

1 posted on 06/05/2014 7:08:47 AM PDT by Altariel
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To: Altariel

As long as they are at-large pit bulls, I have no problem with this.


2 posted on 06/05/2014 7:11:18 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altariel
She's never been told her why.

WHO EDITS THIS PAPER? Yes, I was yelling.

3 posted on 06/05/2014 7:11:46 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: fwdude

“Tibetan mastiffs” are not pitbulls.

Nor were they at large.


4 posted on 06/05/2014 7:12:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

Taze the dogs. Shoot the criminals.


5 posted on 06/05/2014 7:12:47 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: driftdiver
Tibetan Mastiff


6 posted on 06/05/2014 7:21:43 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: fwdude

You really, really, really should do your homework.


7 posted on 06/05/2014 7:22:40 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
You really, really, really should do your homework.

A pit bull ate my homework :)

8 posted on 06/05/2014 7:27:15 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: driftdiver

Where in the story do you see that ALL of the dogs shot were Tibetan mastiffs not at large?


9 posted on 06/05/2014 7:31:09 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

Same place it says its morally acceptable for cops to shoot dogs willy nilly.


10 posted on 06/05/2014 7:32:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

Yes, they are good dogs.


11 posted on 06/05/2014 7:33:34 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Stop “reading” your picture book and pay attention to words.


12 posted on 06/05/2014 7:34:58 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: fwdude

awww you made a funny

bad cop, no donuts


13 posted on 06/05/2014 7:39:38 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
I'll ask again, show me in the article where all dogs shot were identified as owner-contained Tibetan mastiffs.

Any answer other than in response to this question will not be accepted.

14 posted on 06/05/2014 7:53:47 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altariel

A lesbian’s dog of choice, I’ll bet. Especially when she has 4 of them.


15 posted on 06/05/2014 7:55:13 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altariel

Beautiful dog!


16 posted on 06/05/2014 7:58:24 AM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: fwdude

Well copper since you said it was ok for all pitbulls to die, I’d say the responsibility to prove your statement has precedence.

I could give a sh!@ about your acceptance or not. Are you testy because you haven’t met your quota this week for dead dogs?


17 posted on 06/05/2014 7:59:51 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

You assume way too much out of your pay grade, ass - u - me!


18 posted on 06/05/2014 8:02:00 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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To: Altariel
saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public.

With all these dangerous dogs running around Milwaukee, it is funny that the police chief thinks that all citizens should be disarmed.

In fact his statement when open carry was ruled to be the law of the state was that his officers will take people down and ask questions later. Hmmm, seems to be his attitude towards dogs too now that I think of it.

19 posted on 06/05/2014 8:04:44 AM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: JimRed
WHO EDITS THIS PAPER?


20 posted on 06/05/2014 8:05:41 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: fwdude

bad cop, no donut


21 posted on 06/05/2014 8:08:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Altariel

Between 2000 and 2008, Milwaukee police shot and killed 434 dogs, or an average of 48 per year.


Now times that by the number of towns and cities and you have some thousands and thousands of animals being shot. These trigger happy guys need to be fired from their job. They should not have access to weapons.


22 posted on 06/05/2014 8:47:03 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Altariel

That’s actually a Rottweiler with a bad ‘80s haircut:)


23 posted on 06/05/2014 4:32:33 PM PDT by Ken H
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