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Clayton County Georgia Police Officer Shoots, Kills Dog
WSB TV ^ | 08/06/2010 | WSB TV

Posted on 08/06/2010 4:56:25 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A Riverdale man said he felt mistreated after an officer shot and killed his dog in response to a false alarm Friday.

“It’s not right. It’s just not right for Clayton County police officers to do that,” Stacy Clark told Channel 2’s Rebecca Lindstrom.

Police officers said they thought there was a holdup at the house. When they arrived, Clark’s dog, Jadore, came running out and one officer didn’t have enough time to grab his pepper spray, police said. He reached for his weapon instead, police said.

Clark said Officers asked everyone in the house to step outside, and three of them were ordered to the ground and handcuffed. Police removed the handcuffs after verifying their identities.

That’s when Clark noticed Jadore wasn’t moving, he said.

When Clark asked what happened, he said he was told, “I shot it. Just point blank, I shot it.”

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: donutwatch; warondogs

1 posted on 08/06/2010 4:56:27 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Bastards,keep a yard dog that is alright,but you’d shoot also,,,sometimes.

First threat “ The Dog “.


2 posted on 08/06/2010 5:02:36 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Cops shoot dogs for practice.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 5:04:33 PM PDT by microgood
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Did any Koreans show up shortly after the shooting pulling a barbecue trailer?


4 posted on 08/06/2010 5:07:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

No but your sister did.


5 posted on 08/06/2010 5:09:37 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Why do cops do this? Because they can.


6 posted on 08/06/2010 5:11:00 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: All

Compared to many others here, I have a strong inclination to give Police officers the benefit of the doubt, but these weekly stories of uncalled for unjustified trigger happy killing of peoples pets, really makes me want to re-examine that inclination. A person who will use deadly force on an animal simply because “policy” says they can, may be inclined to use deadly force on a person in similar situation.

As long as I can remember I have been a strong supporter of the death penalty even believing it should be used more often and more quickly. Part of that support was based on the belief that prosecutors would only seek the death penalty in cases where guilt was certain. yet a number of cases in the last few years have shaken that faith.


7 posted on 08/06/2010 5:14:37 PM PDT by Jonah Johansen ("Coming soon to a neighborhood near you")
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To: driftdiver

I’m more amazed they responded to a homes alarm system.....

An not enough time for OC but enough for the firearm....whatever.


8 posted on 08/06/2010 5:15:54 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Jonah Johansen
"Compared to many others here, I have a strong inclination to give Police officers the benefit of the doubt..."

I, on the other hand, feel that police should not be given the benefit of the doubt; they should be held to a higher standard.

9 posted on 08/06/2010 5:17:22 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Cop would have a problem sometime in the furture if it were my dog.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 5:21:07 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Jonah Johansen

‘A person who will use deadly force on an animal simply because “policy” says they can, may be inclined to use deadly force on a person in similar situation.”

MAY? If its not a cop and they are abusing an animal the standard response is they will do it to people if they arent stopped.


11 posted on 08/06/2010 5:23:46 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Squantos

Rumor has it they only respond to a home alarm if there’s a dog they can shoot.


12 posted on 08/06/2010 5:27:26 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: silentreignofheroes

The cop that shot my dog , and I , would have died as well just as soon as they removed the cuffs..... yep , believe it .
Snoot ;o)


13 posted on 08/06/2010 5:30:57 PM PDT by snooter55 (People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
What is with these repeated episodes of cops blowing away the family dog? Is the overall quality of law enforcement in a state of decline?

It is no longer just those at the margins of society who are losing respect for the police. Here in NC, the head of the State Highway Patrol resigned in disgrace because there were so many cases of misconduct among the NCHP. It is troubling when those who are entrusted with so much authority and power are seen as having little in the way of judgment, discretion, or common sense. And it undermines the credibility of all the good officers out there.

14 posted on 08/06/2010 5:34:17 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

There is way too much of this wanton cruelty being displayed by the JBTs theae days. I used to trust and support local law enforcement. With their increased militarization and inexcusable brutality, I no longer feel that way. They’re on their own and I will absolutely vote NO on anything they’re pushing politically.


15 posted on 08/06/2010 5:36:42 PM PDT by Czar (NRA Life Member)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

This crap is going to stop once homeowners start returning the favor, on the spot. A few cops blown away will convey the message that people don’t want their pets killed.


16 posted on 08/06/2010 5:42:55 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Was it that “certain” breed known for causing problems??


17 posted on 08/06/2010 5:47:39 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Red_Devil 232

“Cop would have a problem sometime in the future if it were my dog.”

Ditto that.


18 posted on 08/06/2010 5:55:05 PM PDT by panaxanax (Keep plucking those chickens and boiling that tar. There's a party coming in November!)
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To: Jonah Johansen
Weekly???

If I posted every single story I found on a DAILY basis of cops shooting, tazing, kicking, abusing and even running over dogs because whatever reason I'd crash the FR Servers...

Its not weekly, its almost hourly this stuff happens.

19 posted on 08/06/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Joe 6-pack

I agree, they should be held to a higher standard.

The quality of the candidates in the police academies many years ago was much higher than it is today. Actually, that fact has been documented.


20 posted on 08/06/2010 6:05:26 PM PDT by khnyny (Worst US environmental disaster EVER - BP Oil Spill in the Gulf - Obama's Fault!!!)
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To: muleskinner
"Was it that “certain” breed known for causing problems??"

The cop or the dog?

21 posted on 08/06/2010 6:06:50 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: hcmama
Well its not just the killing of family pets, it needs to be taken with every thing else being reported the cops are doing. Everything from CHild porn to murder and rape to DUI.

Yes I do think the state of law enforcement is in a huge grave yard spiral of a decline.

Just have a look for your self at some of the news stories.

http://twitter.com/InjusticeNews

http://whentennesseepigsfly.blogspot.com/

http://policecrimes.com

http://www.copblock.org/

22 posted on 08/06/2010 6:10:04 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Yes I do think the state of law enforcement is in a huge grave yard spiral of a decline.

We're heading towards Argentina. Might as well have their police forces.

23 posted on 08/06/2010 6:12:09 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
Huh...

Police officers said they thought there was a holdup at the house. When they arrived, Clark’s dog, Jadore, came running out and one officer didn’t have enough time to grab his pepper spray, police said. He reached for his weapon instead, police said.

So the pepper spray, which is likely on hid belt right next to his sidearm, was just too inconvenient to grab?

24 posted on 08/06/2010 6:21:20 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: khnyny
The quality of the candidates in the police academies many years ago was much higher than it is today. Actually, that fact has been documented.

Both my brothers and my father-in-law are LEO's. While I have not seen any empirical data about the decline in quality of recruits, I have sure heard a lot of anecdotal evidence to support it.

25 posted on 08/06/2010 6:35:09 PM PDT by hcmama
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Strange. Why didn’t he HEAR the “cop” shoot the dog?


26 posted on 08/06/2010 6:51:13 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Crap like this may be the reason some people do not call the police.


27 posted on 08/07/2010 7:40:27 AM PDT by seemoAR
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Another notch on the bedpost for the cops! High five!


28 posted on 08/07/2010 3:52:46 PM PDT by Nate505
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To: STACYCLARK

Stacy, we can’t publish your last posts - they have personal contact information in them and that can be very dangerous. FR is seen by a lot of people, not all of them friendly. Please be careful.


29 posted on 08/07/2010 8:11:19 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: muleskinner
Was it that “certain” breed known for causing problems??

In Clayton Co. the odds are high in that favor.

Plus the rest of the article explains that the cops were responding at 4:00 AM because an alarm company called them and said the panic button had been activated.

30 posted on 08/07/2010 8:22:49 PM PDT by eddie willers
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