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Police shoot, kill grandmother's dog after raiding wrong house (13 year-old pug named "Wrinkles")
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Posted on 06/24/2010 8:21:50 PM PDT by Chet 99

WASHINGTON — D.C. police are investigating after an officer shot and killed a dog that allegedly attacked him while serving a search warrant at a Northwest Washington home Tuesday night.

Marietta Robinson, who lives at the address, said police were unjustified in killing the dog, which she put in the bathroom before police entered the home. Police were searching for her grandson, who the woman said hasn’t lived there in so long, not even her 13-year-old dog knew what her grandson looked like.

An officer entered the bathroom over the 62-year-old woman’s protests and shot the dog, named Wrinkles. As many as eight shots may have been fired, Robinson said.

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1 posted on 06/24/2010 8:21:52 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: All

Link to AP story on the shooting, which has a picture of the dog... it is a pug:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eul8Bohn_Zk&feature=player_embedded


2 posted on 06/24/2010 8:22:46 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

8 shots for a pug?!

A swift boot could have handled it.


3 posted on 06/24/2010 8:26:48 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: Domandred

Cowardly cops are all that’s allowed in DC with the coward in chief.


4 posted on 06/24/2010 8:28:17 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Chet 99

I generally support the police on anything, but I know Dogs and this was a friggin Pug. Cmon, let the little turd chew on your Pants and have Grandma get him.


5 posted on 06/24/2010 8:28:17 PM PDT by mortal19440
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To: Chet 99

Just another isolated incident...


6 posted on 06/24/2010 8:34:27 PM PDT by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompitence..)
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To: Chet 99
This happens way, way, way too often for it to be just coincidence. Shooting the family dog has become a systemic method of intimidation. When do they start shooting people as SOP on serving a search warrant?
7 posted on 06/24/2010 8:36:25 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (I am so immune to satire that I ate three Irish children after reading Swift's "A Modest Proposal")
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To: Chet 99

The cops sure seem to be after Grannies. Read a story on FR today where they tazed an 86 year old granny. Must have been tea partiers. And the pug too.


8 posted on 06/24/2010 8:39:05 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: KarlInOhio

>When do they start shooting people as SOP on serving a search warrant?

Soon; read this: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2541050/posts


9 posted on 06/24/2010 8:42:45 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Chet 99

The granny said she doesn’t want any apology, she wants them all fired and hire somebody that knows what they’re doing.

Go grannie. Drugs or no drugs, when the cops go into a bathroom where they know a little dog is and shoot it eight times when granny warns them and begs them- I’m on grannies side.


10 posted on 06/24/2010 8:44:29 PM PDT by I still care (I believe in the universality of freedom -George Bush, asked if he regrets going to war.)
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To: Chet 99

Another needle-d***, trigger-happy oinker “saves the day”!!!!


11 posted on 06/24/2010 8:45:17 PM PDT by Boucheau
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To: All

Wow, if I hadn’t read the article, I’d have sworn that an LEO in Florida had done the shooting. This type of thing is more than just a little bit up their alley.


12 posted on 06/24/2010 8:45:43 PM PDT by MplsSteve (Don't Be Stupak!)
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To: Chet 99

A pug? A pug?

Just wait, someone will be here shortly justifying this.


13 posted on 06/24/2010 8:46:47 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Chet 99

Something is mentally wrong with a man who would shoot a 13 year old smash faced pug. Keeping the officer on the force is a disaster waiting to happen.


14 posted on 06/24/2010 8:47:36 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Chet 99

If nothing else this moron should be laughed off of the team he was on. More likely than not, he’ll get a minor reprimand.

Personally, I wouldn’t want this guy within 10 miles of me while he has a loaded weapon and is conducting any type of “operation”.


15 posted on 06/24/2010 8:48:36 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Chet 99

Pugs: A known man-killer..........can’t be too careful just before Dunkin’s has a fresh batch due out.........


16 posted on 06/24/2010 8:48:36 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: DJ MacWoW

“I’ll get you and your little dog”.........


17 posted on 06/24/2010 8:48:56 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Skooz

See #16


18 posted on 06/24/2010 8:49:32 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Chet 99

There’s not a lot of exposure to the various dog breeds, apart from pit bulls, in the ‘hood. I’m sorry to say it but that’s the truth.


19 posted on 06/24/2010 8:50:03 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: Rebelbase

*snerk*


20 posted on 06/24/2010 8:50:19 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Chet 99

It’s OK guys the shooting was justified. They found drug paraphenalia. We are now closer to winning the war on civil liberties! Um, I mean drugs......


21 posted on 06/24/2010 8:51:23 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (STATE CONTROLLED ECONOMIES SUCK ! LONG LIVE AMERICA.)
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To: Domandred

At 13, the poor thing is probably blind and not moving quickly. They certainly can’t really be a threat to anyone!
They are great “alarm” dogs. I just can’t imagine why they had to shoot it.


22 posted on 06/24/2010 8:51:31 PM PDT by RebelTXRose
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To: I still care

Me too!


23 posted on 06/24/2010 8:57:50 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: I still care

Me too!


24 posted on 06/24/2010 8:58:18 PM PDT by ninergold3 (Let Go and Let God - He IS In Control)
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To: All

The worst part is right in the headline. I could understand shooting the dog during, or even before raiding the wrong house. Afterwards they should be more interested in fixing the doors they kicked in. Cops 1, Innocent Pet Owner 0.


25 posted on 06/24/2010 8:59:27 PM PDT by KarinG1 (They should put the terror watch list online so we'd know who to drag out and feed to the gators.)
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To: Chet 99

They shot and killed a PUG?!

A 13 year old PUG?!

They shot it EIGHT times?!

Abso-freakin-lutely NO excuse for that. None. Strong arm tactics like that, and boneheaded things like RAIDING THE WRONG HOUSE are what justifiably cause people to have real trust issues with “law enforcement.”

Hey, you wanna search my house? Knock on my door, in broad daylight, with a couple of uniforms and and if necessary a detective or two. FIRST THING, present me with the WARRANT. I’ll shut up my little dogs — who wouldn’t harm you ANYWAY. I’ll call my lawyer, and you can search my house. That’s Constitutional.

YOu bust down my door in the dead of night with weapons screaming and wake me from a sound sleep, ALL I know is some fools with guns are invading my home. And I start shooting the invaders — because THAT is what they INVITE by their tactics. Home invasions by criminals happen too often nowadays. When you can’t tell the difference between cops and criminals tactics — where does that leave the citizen at 3am as his door is kicked down by armed men in the dark shooting his dog...?


26 posted on 06/24/2010 9:00:27 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: DJ MacWoW

Oh Oh, goat granny better be careful.......GG


27 posted on 06/24/2010 9:02:41 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

This week it’s Grannies. Next week could be Gramps turn.


28 posted on 06/24/2010 9:05:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (If Bam is the answer, the question was stupid.)
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To: Chet 99

Hope someone shoots this particular cop. 8 rounds ought to do it.


29 posted on 06/24/2010 9:14:34 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: Chet 99
first, shoot the dog...
30 posted on 06/24/2010 9:16:18 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chet 99

Oh no! Not again!


31 posted on 06/24/2010 9:16:48 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: KarlInOhio

You’re right. Shooting the dog appears to be a SOP for police officers. I’m sure someone can explain the rationale for this.


32 posted on 06/24/2010 9:22:59 PM PDT by Elsiejay (.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
We better put out an emergency warning to all gramps on free republic...but I think there are more granny's posting than gramps...:O)

But if any policeman shot my dog in my house, I'd track him down....at my age a little prison time would mean nothing...

33 posted on 06/24/2010 9:23:10 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Chet 99

Prince Valiant at your service!


34 posted on 06/24/2010 9:27:24 PM PDT by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: Chet 99

In the LEO’s operations manual the first thing to do when invading the wrong house is to shoot the family dog ....


35 posted on 06/24/2010 9:52:18 PM PDT by SkyDancer (A Kangaroo Is Loose In The Top Paddock)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

A holes....a holes with a badge.


36 posted on 06/24/2010 9:52:59 PM PDT by coon2000 (Give me Liberty or give me death!)
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To: KarlInOhio

JBT


37 posted on 06/24/2010 10:20:48 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: patriot preacher
"When you can’t tell the difference between cops and criminals tactics — where does that leave the citizen at 3am as his door is kicked down by armed men in the dark shooting his dog...? "

There are too many things I could say in reply to that statement - all or most would get me in trouble with whatever federal trolls monitor the internet.

So, I'll comment on another part of the report:
Eight shots were heard - and from what I've seen reported involving police shootings, the poor little guy probably had a heart attack from the noise and any actual wounds would have come from tile fragments.

38 posted on 06/24/2010 10:44:40 PM PDT by norton
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they SAW her put the dog in the bathroom = and they went after it. the dog ‘attacked” them - How much does a little pug weigh

How did they get so much blood on their hands that that had to wash them - and to wash them in her water cooler!

What kind of cretins are these?


39 posted on 06/24/2010 11:11:25 PM PDT by maine-iac7
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Sweet Jesus, if it has been a pit bull, they would have nuked it from orbit.


40 posted on 06/24/2010 11:23:16 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: pandoraou812

What kind of trigger happy wimp would shoot a pug?


41 posted on 06/24/2010 11:33:53 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: patriot preacher
Hey, you wanna search my house? Knock on my door, in broad daylight, with a couple of uniforms and and if necessary a detective or two. FIRST THING, present me with the WARRANT. I’ll shut up my little dogs — who wouldn’t harm you ANYWAY. I’ll call my lawyer, and you can search my house. That’s Constitutional.

Exactly! Minus the dogs the same thing applies here. As I have posted many times before, to serve as a legal public notice, I do not recognize no-knock warrants as Constitutionally legal instruments. All unannounced forced entries will be treated as armed home invasions. I may or may not use all the lethal force at my command to repel them as I so choose. If I stack up a pile of bodies and live through the invasion I will not apologize to anyone and there will not be any admissions of guilt or remorse.

42 posted on 06/24/2010 11:48:57 PM PDT by TigersEye ("Flotilla" means "pirate ships running supplies to terrorists.")
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To: Chet 99

A Pug.

Shot 8 times.

It must have peed on his shoe or sumpthin . . .


43 posted on 06/24/2010 11:59:17 PM PDT by Petruchio
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What is there to discuss. We are obviously living in a different country than what I grew up in. There is NO LEGAL EXCUSE for the police to treat people (even druggies) in this manner. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Where are we heading since this has become the norm.


44 posted on 06/25/2010 12:30:04 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Petruchio

What is there to discuss. We are obviously living in a different country than what I grew up in. There is NO LEGAL EXCUSE for the police to treat people (even druggies) in this manner. Un-be-lie-va-ble! Where are we headed since this has become the norm.


45 posted on 06/25/2010 12:30:55 AM PDT by Cowgirl
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To: Chet 99

The dog was a pitbull mix according to another news outlet and weighed around 100 lbs. Also the dog apparently bit an officer.

May not excuse the shooting, but we are not talking about a lap dog here.


46 posted on 06/25/2010 12:39:38 AM PDT by exhaustguy
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To: SmithL; Eyes Unclouded; Rodney King; Redcitizen; ellery; dcwusmc; Forgotten Amendments; ...
"Whoops... Sorry, citizen. We thought you were someone else" PING

Click the link to be added to the "Whoops. Sorry, citizen. We thought you were someone else" PING list.

47 posted on 06/25/2010 2:17:22 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: exhaustguy

Would it be too much to ask for you to post a link to this other article? Still doesn’t justify shooting a dog that the owner has put in another room, though.


48 posted on 06/25/2010 2:28:21 AM PDT by BruceS
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To: patriot preacher

I wonder how many killers invade homes and yell “Police!” We’ll never know because the residents were killed by the invaders who yelled “police”.


49 posted on 06/25/2010 2:32:43 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Chet 99
Botched Paramilitary Raids
50 posted on 06/25/2010 3:03:06 AM PDT by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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