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Man Says Police Wouldn’t Let Him Help His Dog After They Shot It
Daily Caller via Yahoo! News ^ | 7/26/14

Posted on 07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows

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Theall told the TV station that he is less angry about the shooting since the officer was likely surprised. But what did upset him was the officer’s refusal to let Theall and his wife take Doctor for treatment for more than an hour.

The officer even twice used his police cruiser to block the man from getting help for the dog, Theall claims.

“No steps were taken by DeKalb police whatsoever to try to save my dog’s life,” he said.

“The dog was still alive, clearly bleeding like crazy and the police officer blocked my exit,” Theall continued.

“Finally he convinced me that I would be thrown in jail if I didn’t just stay where I was.”

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She also said that the police officer who pulled the trigger said that animal control were on their way to assist Doctor.

“I find out that animal control was told to come pick up a dead dog and had no idea about the dog needing help,” wrote Theall’s wife.

A DeKalb County police spokesman said that he understands the couple’s frustration but that police officers kept Doctor at the scene in order to preserve evidence of the shooting.

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A DeKalb County police spokesman said that he understands the couple’s frustration but that police officers kept Doctor at the scene in order to preserve evidence of the shooting

So if I ever see a police officer shot, I shouldn't call an ambulance - I should leave him at the scene to preserve evidence of the shooting? Got it.

1 posted on 07/26/2014 6:51:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows
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To: null and void; Joe 6-pack

JBT ping with attempted puppycide.


2 posted on 07/26/2014 6:52:02 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, at least that one.


3 posted on 07/26/2014 6:58:52 PM PDT by jacknhoo (Luke 12:51. Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

This is indeed horrible — and it’s not as if there were major crimes in progress and criminals shooting. The police responded to a burglar alarm going off, which turned out to be a false alarm.

What is this “see a dog, shoot it” attitude that some policemen — too many of them — have?!

Then top it off with not allowing the owner to treat his dog and take it to a vet “to preserve evidence” — you made an excellent analogy.


4 posted on 07/26/2014 6:59:01 PM PDT by Innovative ("Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing." -- Vince Lombardi)
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To: Slings and Arrows

There is no reason for conservatives to support the police anymore. They aren’t the good guys. They are the bad guys with badges.


5 posted on 07/26/2014 7:03:38 PM PDT by Askwhy5times (http://bluegrasspundit.com/)
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To: Askwhy5times

Back about the mid 1980’s I noticed that a lot of cops had the idea they were living as their favorite character in a cop TV show, they couldn’t tell life and TV apart.

They lived in a fantasy world created by TV.


6 posted on 07/26/2014 7:15:44 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Askwhy5times

I call it ‘badge Viagra’. Some departments obviously don’t do rigorous enough psychological screening to filter out the candidates who show signs of latent thuggery.


7 posted on 07/26/2014 7:18:37 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean I'm wrong.)
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To: Askwhy5times

It’s not just their attitude towards dogs. They truly believe they are above the law. Try this link, if you can put up with it -I was personally cursing quite vehemently only a few seconds into it...

Drunk deputy arrests female soldier at bar for rejecting him:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkhrWZ6twjw


8 posted on 07/26/2014 7:20:38 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Viking2002

See My post #8...


9 posted on 07/26/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by Utilizer (Bacon A'kbar! - In world today are only peaceful people, and the mooslimbs trying to kill them-)
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To: Askwhy5times

I was at a Tea Party (sort of) rally last weekend. The featured speaker was a Sheriff Richard I Mack. Fascinating delivery of a speech. The wife unit and I ended up buying three of his books and one of the books has a forward written by Joe Arpaio.

This Sheriff explained how a Sheriff is the ultimate law enforcement authority in his county and this country and they need to protect the people (his boss) in all matters.

This guy even sued Bill Clinton and won in the Supreme Court!

We need Constitutional Sheriffs like him and less police officers who just do what they think is right rather than what is Constitutional.


10 posted on 07/26/2014 7:25:35 PM PDT by Michigan Bowhunter (Patriots eneeeded!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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11 posted on 07/26/2014 7:27:33 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Guess he didn’t have a camera and piece of chalk in his cruiser?


12 posted on 07/26/2014 7:28:03 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: IMR 4350

It’s obvious the “observer effect” occurs on “COPS”.

I’ve seen it more than a few times; so I make sure to never watch it anymore.


13 posted on 07/26/2014 7:28:20 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: F15Eagle

I haven’t watched any kind of weekly cop TV show in 25 years probably.

Every cop thought they were a TV cop and every attorney thought they were a TV attorney.


14 posted on 07/26/2014 7:39:07 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

I often watch the TV show Cops; that I rarely see anything that could be construed as police miscoduct leads me to conclude two things; first, cops are on their best behavior when on camera; and second, any instance of misbehavior ends up “on the cutting room floor.”


15 posted on 07/26/2014 7:55:28 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Innovative

The cops obviously told Animal Control to come pick up a dead dog because that’s what they expected the result to be.


16 posted on 07/26/2014 7:57:32 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Utilizer

Yup. Like I said. Badge Viagra.


17 posted on 07/26/2014 8:02:02 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean I'm wrong.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Call me an ambulance, Please, call me an ambulance!!

OK, so you’re an ambulance.


18 posted on 07/26/2014 8:02:23 PM PDT by Scrambler Bob
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To: ApplegateRanch; All


19 posted on 07/26/2014 8:30:31 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: luvbach1

Back in the late 70’s, there was 3 of us in the truck and I was driving.

Got stopped by a cop that thought he was a Billy bad ass and he wanted to impress the other cops.

He was smoking a cigar and kept blowing smoke in my face.

I told him to stop and he wanted to know what I was going to do if he didn’t.

I told him to find out.

He flipped the ashes in my face and I proceeded to slap the cigar out of his hand.

He tried to handcuff me and soon found himself flat on his ass.

He tried to get the other cops to help him and they said no. They told him he started it he could finish it.

He tried to handcuff me again and again he was flat on his ass.

A highway patrolman walked up and told him if he tried to handcuff me again he would be handcuffed.

That finally calmed him down, he was about to loose control and go completely nuts. He was going to show me who was boss one way or another.

I’m not sure but I think he’s retired now.

He was a cop that never really did grow up and get the “I’m a Billy bad ass” out of him his entire career.


20 posted on 07/26/2014 8:37:57 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Slings and Arrows

Clearly a case of animal cruelty and should be prosecuted as such.


21 posted on 07/26/2014 8:37:58 PM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Slings and Arrows

Prick belongs in jail for felony animal cruelty.


22 posted on 07/26/2014 8:51:12 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: taxcontrol

It won’t be prosecuted.


23 posted on 07/26/2014 8:52:14 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Unelected thugs that love to say “I run this town” they were hired as peace officers. What can you do but shut up and be treated like a criminal.
In our little city, multiple stories of guys in handcuffs being worked over, it’s filmed put on line for all to see. Their superiors are never held responsible.
Phones taken and info deleted, no ones at fault. They hold their own reviews of these things and once in a while someone is suspended, but never a superior supervisor.


24 posted on 07/26/2014 8:59:31 PM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: IMR 4350

These days, you’d be thug-scrummed.


25 posted on 07/26/2014 9:20:18 PM PDT by kiryandil (making the jests that some FReepers aren't allowed to...)
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To: Slings and Arrows
So if I ever see a police officer shot, I shouldn't call an ambulance - I should leave him at the scene to preserve evidence of the shooting? Got it.

Going to be my modus from now on.

Only way to preserve the crime scene, and too bad it the cop bleeds out............

26 posted on 07/26/2014 9:33:42 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Slings and Arrows

Somebody planned this a long time ago, and implemented a radical change in the selection and training of American cops. They have become murderous thugs, shooting dogs and people.

The purpose is clear: to get the population accustomed to tyrannical, thuggish behavior, and to build up a gigantic force of cops eager to kill citizens when Obama orders them to.


27 posted on 07/26/2014 9:40:21 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: skinkinthegrass

Any data on the number of meter readers, mailman, or other “govmint” employees killed/injured in the course of their duties?


28 posted on 07/26/2014 9:41:54 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: doorgunner69

I wouldn’t dream of getting involved in any situation involving a cop, including calling for help if I saw one bleeding on the ground. They are an organized cohort of thugs and murderers. They are dangerous to be around. And I will never call them in any emergency. I don’t want to get shot.


29 posted on 07/26/2014 9:43:16 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan
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To: Slings and Arrows

Sherriff Mack and Arpaio are cool and one freeper cop.

It is getting really hard for me to see the others as good.

Mercy and dignity are uncool, while tats, rap, scowls and SWAT gear is cool.


30 posted on 07/26/2014 9:53:45 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Slings and Arrows

This has to stop.

The Cops are totally out of control.


31 posted on 07/26/2014 9:58:39 PM PDT by ZULU (Go REDSKINS!!! Impeach Obama!!!)
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To: kiryandil

Small towns aren’t as bad as the big cities.

In a small town the cops run the risk of jacking with the wrong family and loosing their jobs because of it. That has a tendency to keep them in line or if you kick their butts for getting out of line not much if anything is done about it.

In the big cities they aren’t as likely to run the risk of jacking with the wrong family simply because there is more people in the cities, and cops have a tendency
to want to throw their weight around with people more.

Too many times in big cities cops aren’t held accountable so they just keep doing it. When one gets away with it then the others think they can get away with it.


32 posted on 07/26/2014 10:08:52 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Askwhy5times

Being in a rual area, I have never had a problem with sheriff deputies.

When I lived in a bigger city, half the cops had chips on their shoulders and I would avoid them at all costs.

However, I knew several that were outstanding.

The larger the population, the worse the police force appears to be. Impersonal & authoritarian.

The other night I was outside with my lab(potty break). A car came by and shined a spotlight on my pooch, (probably thought she may have been a stray). Stopped the SUV, he was an AZ deputy sheriff, told him the dog was harmless, he petted her, gave her a treat and we talked a moment.

Suppose if I was still in Illinois, he would have shot the dog and arrested me for not having her on a leash.


33 posted on 07/26/2014 10:28:37 PM PDT by bobo1 (progressives=commies/fascists)
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To: Innovative

I just cannot wrap my mind around all this callous disregard for people and dogs the police have shown lately. It’s VERY worrisome.


34 posted on 07/26/2014 10:29:16 PM PDT by kelly4c (http://www.freerepublic.com/perl/post?id=2900389%2C41#help)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I don’t ever recollect that happening with a wounded police officer...Keep him at the scene to protect the evidence...I believe they’ve been lied to by the police...Imagine that...


35 posted on 07/26/2014 10:33:04 PM PDT by Iscool
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To: Iscool

It scarcely seems possible.


36 posted on 07/26/2014 11:01:21 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Askwhy5times

I still basically support cops but it grows more difficult.
I used to socialize with a gal from work and her deputy
sheriff husband. Both of them are much younger than me and
they have many young deputy type friends they party with
in this rural county. Their friends never seemed to trust
anyone who was not a cop and I could catch the vibe when
I was in their midst.

It used to be that local big shots like some business
types, lawyers, judges, and local celebrities would get
an escort home if stopped for a DUI. Now, to bust the
biggest big shot is a feather in cops’ caps. That may
not be a bad thing but the cops will still give a break
to cop wives, girlfriends, and kids of other cops. That
sucks.


37 posted on 07/27/2014 1:06:24 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That’s what I gather.


38 posted on 07/27/2014 4:33:48 AM PDT by nomad
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To: Utilizer

I could understand why you so quickly became angry . . . I can’t stand Joe Buck either.


39 posted on 07/27/2014 5:22:27 AM PDT by Pilgrim's Progress (http://www.baptistbiblebelievers.com/BYTOPICS/tabid/335/Default.aspx)
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To: F15Eagle

” It’s obvious the “observer effect” occurs
on “COPS”.

I’ve seen it more than a few times; so I
make sure to never watch it anymore.”

I’ve seen a few videos where a cop’s bad attitude improved instantly when they realized they were being recorded. They know how to behave. They just choose not to, as long as they think they are safe to vent.


40 posted on 07/27/2014 11:07:57 AM PDT by LevinFan
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To: Slings and Arrows

It must not count at the precinct if the dog doesn’t die...


41 posted on 07/27/2014 11:12:09 AM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: Askwhy5times

I have got to the point where I just lump them all in together. Americas largest THUG GANG, with a get out of jail free card. Now if see a cop bleeding and pleading in the street I will just figure “to bad, so sad”, probably had it coming for all the crimes he or she committed under cover of authority.


42 posted on 07/27/2014 12:25:14 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows


So if I ever see a police officer shot, I shouldn’t call an ambulance - I should leave him at the scene to preserve evidence of the shooting? Got it. “

That’s exactly how I will handle it. Thanks to the DeKalb cops for the tip.


43 posted on 07/27/2014 12:27:46 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

When the shooting war starts

Gonna be getback

Some got it coming

Didn’t have to be this way


44 posted on 07/27/2014 12:29:42 PM PDT by wardaddy (we will not take backour way of life through peaceful means.....i have 5 kids....i fear for them)
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To: Lurker

*shrug* Sauce for the goose, etc.


45 posted on 07/27/2014 12:37:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: IMR 4350
Today you would be massacred by multiple badges emptying multiple magazines into you while screaming, "Stop resisting!"


46 posted on 07/27/2014 1:19:38 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale
There will, inevitably, be the following type of situation(s) here in the United States if this trend of police militarization and tyranny continues to accelerate:

Graphic warning: 4GW in Chechna.

Do not watch if you have a weak stomach or are sensitive to violent material.

The thing about this video that I find notable is not the shooting itself, but the extremely calm and collected action and body language of the shooter immediately subsequent to it. That, to me, reads out a planned stop and search, and it wasn't a split decision on the part of the detainee but a planned killing.

Fire twice and go home. We've all heard that, right? No more free Wacos. We've all heard that, too. Lots of talk and bluster, and sometimes everyone on both sides forgets what it really looks like.

Graphic warning: This is what Waco looked like.

If the latter takes place here again... who would argue odds against the former taking place here as well?

There's one thing that would immediately lower the hostility between the People and the State... and that would demonstrate that law enforcement is in fact not viewing the citizenry of the nation as an enemy of said State:

Disband your paramilitary units. Divest of your military equipment including shock troop gear, heavy weapons and armored vehicles. Announce fealty to the People and publicly reaffirm your oaths to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution that is the agreement by which said People give their consent.

Follow the example of the police in the Ukraine who begged publicly on their knees for forgiveness from the People.

Graphic warning: Display of moral character by law enforcement

Anyone think the Albuquerque Police Department has it in them to perform an act of contrition like this? How about the ATF? What about Lon Horiuchi, did he apologize? Let's see Louis Freeh demonstrate remorse. Perhaps the US Marshal's Service?

Excuse me while I snort cynically and don't invest in waiting for that to take place. It won't take place until they have learned the hard way.

And by that point, if history is an accurate guide, the kneeling is usually not while begging forgiveness but while saying goodbye. The Ukrainian police were lucky.

Just my observational $.02 only.


47 posted on 07/27/2014 1:51:51 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Robert Teesdale

At some point I think I’m going to question whether I’m a thread-killer.


48 posted on 07/27/2014 5:39:11 PM PDT by Robert Teesdale
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To: Slings and Arrows; Alaska Wolf; TexasFreeper2009; DCBryan1; Doomonyou; napscoordinator; Shimmer1; ..
JBT Ping list


49 posted on 07/27/2014 7:28:47 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: Robert Teesdale; Darksheare
At some point I think I’m going to question whether I’m a thread-killer.

You need to double-tap a thread to be sure....

50 posted on 07/27/2014 7:32:36 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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