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Cop Arrests Man, Forced Him to Leave Family Pet on the Side of the Freeway to Die
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Posted on 07/29/2014 1:13:45 PM PDT by chessplayer

On July 13, Josie Garcia’s husband was pulled over by Houston PD for failure to use a turn signal.

The routine traffic stop lead to a search and prescription drugs belonging to the passenger were found. Both men were subsequently arrested and the SUV was impounded. Charges against her husband were dropped days later.

Unfortunately, Garcia’s 14 year old chihuahua, Guero, was along for the ride.

As the men were being taken into custody and the SUV towed, Guero was removed from the vehicle and left on the side of Highway 59.

Garcia’s husband plead with the officer to let him call someone to come get the dog or for the officer to call animal control, who’s shelter was only 2 blocks away.

The officer refused, claiming the dog would be fine.

For the next 3 days Garcia put up missing posters and searched for her beloved pet. Eventually, she received a call to let her know where he was.

Guero had been found, dead, on the side of the highway not far from where the men were pulled over. The elderly chihuahua was nearly blind from cataracts and had been hit by oncoming traffic.

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What the hell is it with the cops in this country and their love of animal abuse?
1 posted on 07/29/2014 1:13:45 PM PDT by chessplayer
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The routine traffic stop lead to a search and prescription drugs belonging to the passenger were found. Both men were subsequently arrested and the SUV was impounded.

Some facts are missing, here.

2 posted on 07/29/2014 1:15:53 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: chessplayer

Police Officer Dog Haters are they all Muslim or are they being trained by Muslims ?


3 posted on 07/29/2014 1:15:57 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: null and void

What the ****?!


4 posted on 07/29/2014 1:16:40 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: chessplayer

Cop just saving bullets.


5 posted on 07/29/2014 1:18:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed. If you do read the newspaper you are misinformed)
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To: chessplayer

I love my dogs like children. If true, i dont have the words.


6 posted on 07/29/2014 1:21:09 PM PDT by Carry me back
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To: NorthMountain
"Some facts are missing, here."

Any facts that would explain why the dog was left on the side of a highway?
7 posted on 07/29/2014 1:22:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: chessplayer

What the hell is it with citizens who jettison their constitutional rights and allow the constabulary to search their vehicle as a result of a simple “civil infraction” traffic stop?

I posit that anyone who agrees to a vehicle search in these circumstances because “I haven’t broken any laws” and “I’ve got nothing to hide” is no US citizen at all.
Tell Larry Law to get a warrant.
Tell Larry Law that you will wait for the K-9 patrol.
Tell Larry Law that you will only open your vehicle when thay have properly executed warrant and...by-the-way...while we wait...I’m calling my lawyer (look up at the nearest highway billboard-—that is your lawyer!)


8 posted on 07/29/2014 1:23:07 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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9 posted on 07/29/2014 1:23:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: Carry me back

If a “civilian” were to leave a dog in a car to die, he’d face charges.


10 posted on 07/29/2014 1:24:52 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Kartographer

If the story is true as presented, the officer is liable for a lawsuit?..................


11 posted on 07/29/2014 1:25:06 PM PDT by Red Badger (If you compromise with evil, you just get more evil..........................)
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To: Kartographer
Facts as to what how "prescription drugs belonging to the passenger" led to anybody getting arrested. That makes absolutely NO sense to me.

Cops should have called animal control for the mutt. Leaving it there creates a traffic hazard AND is irresponsible handling of a citizen's private property.

12 posted on 07/29/2014 1:25:39 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: chessplayer

“prescription drugs belonging to the passenger were found”

I call BS


13 posted on 07/29/2014 1:25:52 PM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: chessplayer

is there some law that says the public cant sue in civil court


14 posted on 07/29/2014 1:26:44 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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Its OK, folks. Houston’s Head Lezzie in Charge has apologized....

Tuesday, she spoke before City Council, compressing her story into three short minutes. It got an immediate response from Mayor Annise Parker.

“Let me give you a public apology right now on behalf of the city of Houston,” Parker told Garcia. “I don’t know what airhead — there’s another word in my mind but I’m not going to say it — would throw, you wouldn’t put a kid on the side of the road. You shouldn’t put someone’s pet on the side of the road.”

more....

http://abc13.com/pets/family-traffic-stop-ended-with-family-pet-dead/213313/


15 posted on 07/29/2014 1:27:35 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Red Badger

Say that despite the fact that no charges were filed what facts would make it OK for the Cops to not secure the dog and have it picked up by Animal Control?


16 posted on 07/29/2014 1:27:53 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: NorthMountain
Did you read to the end of the paragraph??? Charges against her husband were dropped days later.

Why do you suppose that happened? Could it be because it was a bad arrest, as in they really didn't have jack and were just being A-holes because they can.

There is no cover for the cop(s) on this story even if it was a righteous arrest because you don't leave animals on the side of the highway, period, because they are a f-g traffic hazard. Swerving to miss a dog could cause an accident.

It was a pure dick move by the cop and he should be fired for endangering the public as well as animal abuse.

17 posted on 07/29/2014 1:28:58 PM PDT by Valpal1 (If the police can t solve a problem with violence, they ll find a way to fix it with brute force)
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To: chessplayer

This is so sick and sad. That poor dog, almost blind, alone and terrified and without food and water for 3 days, wondering why it’s friend left it. And it was TOO MUCH DAMNED BOTHER for the cops to make one damn call to a shelter two effing blocks away.


18 posted on 07/29/2014 1:29:39 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

“What the hell is it with the cops in this country and their love of animal abuse?”

The job attracts many sadistic bullies so of course they love to torture animals. They do it to humans too anytime they can get away with it.

I know lots of cops and more than half laugh about doing this type of sh**. Probably even more talk about it in private. Keeps the job “exciting”.


19 posted on 07/29/2014 1:33:36 PM PDT by varyouga
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To: Valpal1
"It was a pure dick move by the cop and he should be fired for endangering the public as well as animal abuse."

I wonder if he has been identified publicly, perhaps in the hearing? It might give him some pause if the general public knew his identity.

20 posted on 07/29/2014 1:34:58 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Valpal1

“It was a pure dick move by the cop and he should be fired for endangering the public as well as animal abuse. “

He’s obviously too stupid to be a cop or he’s a sociopath. Either way he needs to be removed.


21 posted on 07/29/2014 1:35:13 PM PDT by dljordan (WhoVoltaire: "To find out who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize.")
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To: NorthMountain
Some facts are missing, here.

That's my guess.

Cops wouldn't leave a dog on the freeway. Somehow the SPCA would get involved.
From the WORST point of view, the dog's presence there might CAUSE an accident.

22 posted on 07/29/2014 1:35:19 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: null and void; Joe 6-pack
Guero Ping
 
Family: Traffic stop ended with family pet dead

 

Here's a thread where a typical "cop shoots dog" would have been preferrable over this.

23 posted on 07/29/2014 1:36:28 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: chessplayer

This is outright animal abuse, he should be fired, stripped of all benefits, and charged the maximum under the law.


24 posted on 07/29/2014 1:37:01 PM PDT by machman
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To: chessplayer

This sickens me.Just what the hell has happened to Law Enforcement these days?This is revolting and someone should have to answer for the death of that animal.


25 posted on 07/29/2014 1:37:53 PM PDT by puppypusher ( The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: chessplayer
Josie Garcia’s husband was pulled over by Houston PD for failure to use a turn signal.

Really? On Highway 59?

Does anybody use their turn signal when changing lanes on 59?

Turning on your turn signal just causes the person in the other lane to speed up. How did this guy get singled out?

-PJ

26 posted on 07/29/2014 1:39:40 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chessplayer

Is anyone else getting sick and tired of seeing these stories every frickin’ DAY?


27 posted on 07/29/2014 1:39:54 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Valpal1
Did you read to the end of the paragraph???

Yes, I did.

Charges against her husband were dropped days later.

Yes. I noticed that. So WTF??? Why were charges filed in the first place? Why were they arrested? What were the cops thinking? Enquiring minds ...

Why do you suppose that happened?

I don't know. Were you there? Can you provide any actual information?

you don't leave animals on the side of the highway, period, because they are a f-g traffic hazard.

I refer you again to my post, previous in this thread, to which you responded.

It was a pure dick move by the cop and he should be fired for endangering the public as well as animal abuse.

Possibly.

28 posted on 07/29/2014 1:40:35 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: Carry me back

Unfortunately, it’s true. A sad end to it’s life,,,abandoned and alone. DAMN COPS!!!


29 posted on 07/29/2014 1:41:40 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: cloudmountain
Cops wouldn't leave a dog on the freeway.

Wrong.

Cops DID leave a dog on the freeway. That fact is established. Even they don't deny it.

30 posted on 07/29/2014 1:41:50 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

Prescription drugs are supposed to be kept in their original container. If they aren’t then the cops suspect you are trying to traffic them to others.

There are still many facts missing from this story though.


31 posted on 07/29/2014 1:41:58 PM PDT by rfreedom4u (Your feelings don't trump my free speech!)
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To: Valpal1

Sorry ...
You responded to my post #2, not my post #12 ... in which I make comments regarding the gross inappropriateness of leaving a dog on the freeway.


32 posted on 07/29/2014 1:44:00 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: NorthMountain

This is the Houston P.D.? Wow, are they screwed up.


33 posted on 07/29/2014 1:44:27 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: chessplayer

Too bad this didn’t happen in Bellaire, a suburb of Houston. The cops there routinely pick up strays in the middle of the night and the next morning they take them to my brothers veterinary clinic where they take care of them until homes can be found. Not all cops are dog haters. This happens about every 1 or 2 months


34 posted on 07/29/2014 1:44:46 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: rfreedom4u
Prescription drugs are supposed to be kept in their original container. If they aren’t then the cops suspect you are trying to traffic them to others.

Cops need to adapt their thinking to reality, in which most folks who take prescription drugs during the day DO NOT carry with them the original containers.

35 posted on 07/29/2014 1:45:27 PM PDT by NorthMountain
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To: puppypusher

“”Just what the hell has happened to Law Enforcement these days?””

I second the comments here about the cause for arrest to begin with and what’s with the passenger having prescription pills? Is it against the law in TX to not use turn signals?

I’m sorry but the thought occurred to me while reading this that we will not be able to trust or rely on our local law enforcement agencies when the SHTF here in this country. I’ve thought that fearing them would be malarkey but there’s just too much of this going on not to realize that they are not like the rest of us. And I have to say that there are more with mentalities like this than we realize and who are responsible for the elected politicians who will not think twice of relieving us of our rights.


36 posted on 07/29/2014 1:46:02 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: cloudmountain

Cops wouldn’t leave a dog on the freeway.


Uhhh,,,they did JUST THAT!


37 posted on 07/29/2014 1:46:05 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

The problem is the preponderance of ex-military men in police departments. Too many view their taxpayer employers as they did the enemies in Iraq. And all the military equipment our police now have reinforces this attitude.

Apologies don’t mean squat. Officers who act this way should be fired within 24 hours of such incidents. Better yet, no former military personnel should be hired until they have been back in civilian life for ten years.


38 posted on 07/29/2014 1:47:10 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: chessplayer

I believe it’s a two major factors are involved:

1. Confirmational bias — Single sourcing news from your preferred ideological news source.

2. Internet providing that preferred ideological news source.

This has probably happened just as often as pre-internet era, we just didn’t know it as stories like these rarely if ever made national news.

So rest assured, as you read this and get enraged, KOS, DU, DB, HuP will probably never see it as they suffer from the same confirmational bias as some of us — include me to. I’ve been guilty.

Interesting, my spell checker turned confirmational into confrontational. New phrase is invented. Confrontational Bias.


39 posted on 07/29/2014 1:47:39 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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most folks who take prescription drugs during the day DO NOT carry with them the original containers.

True. Many people transfer their pills (when they are on a regimen) into sorters for morning pills and evening pills.

-PJ

40 posted on 07/29/2014 1:50:35 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: chessplayer

The officer needs to be fired pronto..whats with these punks nowadays?


41 posted on 07/29/2014 1:51:42 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: NorthMountain
Cops need to adapt their thinking to reality, in which most folks who take prescription drugs during the day DO NOT carry with them the original containers.

Older people with multiple prescriptions routinely take a pill from each and put it in a container, when they know they will be traveling and will need to take their pills on the road.

42 posted on 07/29/2014 1:52:49 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
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To: chessplayer

Oh and further research yielded this:

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2014/07/guero_josie_garcia_hpd.php

Wherein it states they found PCP.


43 posted on 07/29/2014 1:53:02 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: chessplayer

Cops used to be the good guys. Now they all want to be SWAT team ninjas and abuse and kill people.


44 posted on 07/29/2014 1:53:47 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Usagi_yo

So rest assured, as you read this and get enraged, KOS, DU, DB, HuP will probably never see it as they suffer from the same confirmational bias as some of us — include me to. I’ve been guilty.

________________________________

Ummmm Nope. Chess here got this story from the DUmp.


45 posted on 07/29/2014 1:54:21 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: varyouga

Bullies and Misfits all.


46 posted on 07/29/2014 1:54:23 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: chessplayer

Uh...I ALREADY admitted that they did.


47 posted on 07/29/2014 1:56:50 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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Cops wouldn't leave a dog on the freeway.

I think you're correct. Normally they'd have just shot it. However it would be hard to claim that a 14 YO chihuahua was a danger to them without seriously affecting their "big man" standing in the department. Better to just leave it on the side of the road and let nature take its course.

48 posted on 07/29/2014 1:57:54 PM PDT by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

All is well, folks. The HPD will get to the bottom of this travesty.

In 6 months time.

An internal Houston Police Department investigation into a complaint that an officer left a dog on the side of the road to die after arresting the dog’s owner could take up to six months, according to an HPD spokesman.

http://blogs.houstonpress.com/hairballs/2014/07/guero_josie_garcia_hpd.php


49 posted on 07/29/2014 1:58:47 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: chessplayer

[ The routine traffic stop lead to a search and prescription drugs belonging to the passenger were found. ]

OMG the Horror, the Horror!!!!

Heaven forbid I stop on my way home at Walgreens to pick up a prescription I could end up in jail.....


50 posted on 07/29/2014 1:58:54 PM PDT by GraceG (No, My Initials are not A.B.)
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