Skip to comments.Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged
Posted on 07/23/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
The moment Paul Trott let his two dogs out in the backyard he could see a problem. Someone had broken the gate at the rear of the yard, and the dogs made a dash for the opening and into the alley beyond. As his partner Josh Lyczkowski ran out the door to collect the dogs, they heard someone in the alley shout No! Dont! Stop!, according to Lyczkowski. Then they heard a gunshot. Their largest dog, Tito, a Cane Corso that weighed about 120 pounds, had been fatally shot in the head. Lyczkowski arrived so soon after the shooting that the police officer who shot the dog still had his gun drawn. Tito, who was nearly two years old, was killed two garages down the alley from Lyczkowskis property. Lyczkowski said the tragedy was that Tito was a gentle giant known in the neighborhood for being friendly. Hes a sweetheart, said Lyczkowski. They claimed Tito had lunged at [the officer]; if anything Tito would have been playful.
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Don’t cops carry mace anymore?
They now killed a “gay” man’s dog.
Since this is pet of one of the “ruling class”,
there may be some action taken.
Given the way the Minneapolis Police react, I’m surprised that the owner wasn;t also shot because he was deemed a “threat”.
I’m a middle-aged, clean-cut law-abiding white guy and the Minneapolis Police scare me!
How come when they shoot at bad guys all they can hit are bystanders but when they shoot at dogs they can make clean head shots?
Don’t know, but they sure don’t carry common sense anymore.
The dog or his 'partner'?
More on the Cane Corso:
It is a decision not taken lightly. It is a decision not made at all. It is not a decision. It is automatic action dictated by training. See a dog. Shoot the dog.
Mace is “inhumane.”
When my daughter (a serious dog person) was with the police in a major city, she told me that she/they received absolutely no training in dealing with dogs or situations involving dogs. Most of the officers had no clue beyond drawing and shooting a dog.
Human life must come first. But indiscriminately killing domestic animals behind the shield of a uniform is very bad for a number of reasons. But the rabid law and order folks should realize that this is another slippery slope, and left unchecked becomes part of their (LE) thinking process and culture. When a dog’s life becomes that cheap, you’d better believe that carries over to humans.
If you missed this post, read it:
See my post #12
Culture is determinative - and this dog owner has tattoos, a metal ring through his lower lip, and what appear to be 1/2” I.D. grommets in his ear lobes!
Add to that the well known fact the Cano Corso breed is a guard/fighting dog breed.
Yup, it may well have been a lover, not a fighter, but coming at a run, how could the cop know?
Asking a cop to master both a gun and a pepper spray device is possibly a request too much.
Can’t cause ‘brain strain, Ya knows.
A clear case of homophobia...
“How come when they shoot at bad guys all they can hit are bystanders but when they shoot at dogs they can make clean head shots?”
Unenlightened self interest?
However, considering that the city has been taken over by dog-hating Muslims there will be little concern over the dog being killed by the police there.
Sharia Submission: Minneapolis Mayor Proudly Wears Hijab When Meeting Somali Muslims
Janna Brock April 10, 2014
Minneapolis is a hub for Somali Muslims, so much so that they have taken to politics to "get a seat at the table." It's not too hard to get in, because the powers that be have already kowtowed to Sharia. Minneapolis mayor Betsy Hodges took sharia submission a step further, in donning a full hijab when meeting with Somali Muslims.
Read more at http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/04/sharia-submission-minneapolis-mayor-proudly-wears-hijab-when-meeting-somali-muslims/#roqOLY73gXyJhY43.99
were they in business together?
They were giving each other the business.
Unless it’s a police dog and if you kill one it’s the same as if you shot a human cop. But dog’s aren’t cops unless you raise them to the level of a human or tell the cops they are dog equivalents.
I’m confused and reaching out for help. (barf)
All dogs are equal? Or are some dogs more equal than others?
When will they start arming and teaching the dogs to shoot when confronted by people?
Yes, I am being sarcastic but who opened the gate?
The quaint and colorful Somalis belong in the pages of old National Geographics, not in the USA. However, it is good to know they are in Minnesota, as we in Maine have been seeking a place to send ours.
You would think they could get some training from the USPS.
What fun would that be?
They LIKE killing dogs.
It’s a national epidemic.
A Cane Corso is similar to a Mastiff, often with black Labrador markings. It is a muscular dog, used both for self defense and hunting. Truthfully, seeing a 120 pound dog like that running at you, and you have a gun, you might get off a shot or two if it is attacking you. If you don’t take the shots, you could be severely injured or killed.
Yes, I like dogs. And I like big dogs. But if you want to keep them alive, they must always be under control. As soon as you lose that control, for whatever reason, their lives can be forfeit.
Aside from the poor dead doggie and the owners affections for it.....
These breeds cost lots of money. Police are destroying expensive private property.
Give as you get........... X3.
The decision to shoot, or harm, an animal is not made lightly, but at times must be made immediately. Officers have no way of knowing the history of the animal, or what the animal may do,
Thats in in a nutshell. When in doubt, they will kill your dog. Simple as that. They got the power.
This has GOT to stop!!!
Not important and really irrelevant.
The dog would have been shot regardless of breed. I doubt if the average Minnesota flat foot even heard of a cane corso.
The decision comes far sooner...are they going to chase misdemeanor criminals through people's yards or go on highspeed car chases for non-violent criminal offenses?
Cane coursos (sp?), like Pit Bulls, can be decent dogs in the right hands. That said, a loose 120 lb Cane courso is a rather unnerving sight and poorly trained they can be people aggressive. Hard to blame the cop for this one.
The cops who murder innocent dogs are either Cowards or Sadistic SOB’s.. or Both!
Of course you would!
I can blame them.
First thing the cop said to the dog owner was , “This is what we do and I’d do it again”.
He’s still waiting on an apology from anyone except the suspect.
I’ve heard waaaay too many statements from people I know about how nice their dogs are and they wouldn’t hurt a flea, while the dog is looking at me with stiff legs, hackles raised and lowered head. I love dogs, but I also pay attention to dog behavior and many owners do not. Cane Coursos are what Cesar Milan would call a gladiator breed, very dangerous if not well trained.
So, in my view this is the unfortunate result of a loose dog (not the owners fault nor the cops)
Unjustified dog death by cop is rampant and very concerning, but I don’t think this is one of them.