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Minneapolis police shoot, kill 120-pound dog; owner enraged
Star Tribune ^ | 7-22-14 | Matt McKinney

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! Don’t! 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 Lyczkowski’s property. Lyczkowski said the tragedy was that Tito was a gentle giant known in the neighborhood for being friendly. “He’s a sweetheart,” said Lyczkowski. “They claimed Tito had lunged at [the officer]; if anything Tito would have been playful.”

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogs; police

1 posted on 07/23/2014 7:23:59 AM PDT by TurboZamboni
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To: TurboZamboni

Don’t cops carry mace anymore?


2 posted on 07/23/2014 7:26:27 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

ping


3 posted on 07/23/2014 7:26:50 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: TurboZamboni

They now killed a “gay” man’s dog.
Since this is pet of one of the “ruling class”,
there may be some action taken.


4 posted on 07/23/2014 7:28:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: All

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!


5 posted on 07/23/2014 7:28:36 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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To: TurboZamboni

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?


6 posted on 07/23/2014 7:30:45 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Don’t know, but they sure don’t carry common sense anymore.


7 posted on 07/23/2014 7:31:50 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: TurboZamboni
“He’s a sweetheart,” said Lyczkowski.

The dog or his 'partner'?

8 posted on 07/23/2014 7:38:07 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparisons)
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To: TurboZamboni

More on the Cane Corso:

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/canecorsos.html


9 posted on 07/23/2014 7:38:36 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: TurboZamboni
The decision to shoot, or harm, an animal is not made lightly,

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.

10 posted on 07/23/2014 7:47:26 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Mace is “inhumane.”


11 posted on 07/23/2014 7:47:47 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: TurboZamboni

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3183799/posts


12 posted on 07/23/2014 7:49:15 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: arthurus
It is automatic action dictated by training. See a dog. Shoot the dog.

See my post #12

13 posted on 07/23/2014 7:50:43 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo
I owned a 130 pound Cane Corso and I can see why the officer panicked. They look like giant Pit bulls but they have the temperament of a Mastiff. If the dog ran towards the officer he probably couldn't tell if it was going to attack him or lick him. My dog would only attack someone outside the yard if they were hurting one of the kids. The breed is leery of strangers which usually meant he would keep his distance and watch the person until he figured out if he was a friend or foe.
14 posted on 07/23/2014 7:53:19 AM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


15 posted on 07/23/2014 7:53:38 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: TurboZamboni

A clear case of homophobia...


16 posted on 07/23/2014 7:55:57 AM PDT by WayneS (Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

“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?”

Motivation?

Unenlightened self interest?


17 posted on 07/23/2014 7:56:25 AM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: TurboZamboni
The breed looks like a nice dog.

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

18 posted on 07/23/2014 8:01:02 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: TurboZamboni
partner Josh Lyczkowski

were they in business together?

19 posted on 07/23/2014 8:05:00 AM PDT by showme_the_Glory ((ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government))
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To: showme_the_Glory

They were giving each other the business.


20 posted on 07/23/2014 8:09:38 AM PDT by CMailBag
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To: ChildOfThe60s

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?


21 posted on 07/23/2014 8:15:23 AM PDT by glyptol
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To: KeyLargo

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.


22 posted on 07/23/2014 8:29:56 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (The GOP is dying. What do we do now?)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

You would think they could get some training from the USPS.


23 posted on 07/23/2014 9:14:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

What fun would that be?

They LIKE killing dogs.

It’s a national epidemic.


24 posted on 07/23/2014 9:27:43 AM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


25 posted on 07/23/2014 9:28:03 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: TurboZamboni
If I was a cop confronted with a dog bigger than a toy poodle coming at me with bared teeth I'd fire...unless doing so might endanger *people*.I,a cop,would rather see a dead dog than an infected dog bite on my leg,arm or anywhere else.
26 posted on 07/23/2014 9:33:31 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: MrB

Bingo.


27 posted on 07/23/2014 10:09:57 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Can anyone tell me who the head of the Muslim peace movement is?)
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28 posted on 07/23/2014 11:00:02 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: TurboZamboni

Aside from the poor dead doggie and the owners affections for it.....

These breeds cost lots of money. Police are destroying expensive private property.


29 posted on 07/23/2014 11:07:03 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: TurboZamboni

Give as you get........... X3.


30 posted on 07/23/2014 11:27:21 AM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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To: TurboZamboni

“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!!!


31 posted on 07/23/2014 11:33:01 AM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: Moonman62

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.


32 posted on 07/23/2014 11:34:37 AM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: arthurus
They're getting ahead of themselves.

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?

33 posted on 07/23/2014 12:10:50 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


34 posted on 07/23/2014 12:32:17 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

The cops who murder innocent dogs are either Cowards or Sadistic SOB’s.. or Both!


35 posted on 07/23/2014 1:46:42 PM PDT by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: Gay State Conservative

Of course you would!


36 posted on 07/23/2014 6:07:24 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Gay State Conservative
If you have the opportunity to make sure your shot won't inadvertently hit a person in the background; you have the opportunity to use a taser or pepper spray, in other words less than lethal force.
37 posted on 07/24/2014 9:07:03 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Wicket

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.


38 posted on 07/25/2014 7:16:17 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

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.


39 posted on 07/25/2014 1:01:43 PM PDT by Wicket (1 Peter 3:15 , Romans 5:5-8)
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