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Cop shoots, kills family dog (Golden Retriever)
ajc.com ^ | 12/20/10 | Alexis Stevens

Posted on 12/20/2010 9:59:29 AM PST by Nachum

A Clayton County mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked.

But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night.

“He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.”

A Clayton County police officer was on foot patrol on North Shore Drive when the dog jumped off a porch and started barking and running toward the officer, Capt. Tina Daniel said. The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn't, the officer shot and killed the animal in its yard, Daniel said.

The officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a call reporting a suspicious person, police said.

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1 posted on 12/20/2010 9:59:30 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

This spaz cop should get the Barney Fife treatment from his commanding officer: make him ask permission to load one bullet in his gun.


2 posted on 12/20/2010 10:02:23 AM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Nachum

Yes, them Goldens are vicious. Hundreds of people are licked to death annually.

Friggin idiot.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 10:02:32 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (We be fooked.)
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To: Nachum
Frightened little pussies who are afraid of ordinary dogs shouldn't be allowed to be cops.

Maybe they could deal drugs or something more suitable to their intelligence level.

4 posted on 12/20/2010 10:02:52 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (DEFCON I ALERT: The federal cancer has metastasized. All personnel report to their battle stations.)
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To: Nachum

How awful for this family.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 10:02:52 AM PST by austingirl
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To: Nachum
The cop ordered the golden to stop and when it didn't he shot it.

The cop is a coward...

A golden!!! He should be laughed off the police force.

6 posted on 12/20/2010 10:03:53 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Nachum

Why are cops allowed to shoot seemingly anything that moves with no penalties?


7 posted on 12/20/2010 10:04:00 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Planning on using 911? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Nachum

“The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn’t, the officer shot and killed the animal in its yard, Daniel said.”

Did the officer expect the dog to have an understanding of the English language? This is bad as the Seattle PD officer who murdered the Native American woodcarver.

Comply or die, baby! is the name of the game these day.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 10:04:36 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

We have a golden/black lab mix. Barks at our postman and our postman is terrified of her. I can’t figure it out myself.

She probably wants to jump up, lick his face and beg for a treat.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 10:04:48 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

The officer made a mistake because he missed details. The dog wasn’t on a leash, but it was contained within an invisible fence system. An alert officer would have noticed a control collar on the pet before opening fire.


10 posted on 12/20/2010 10:05:05 AM PST by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Nachum
The officer, whose name was not released, was responding to a call reporting a suspicious person, police said.

A resident called police to report that someone was selling meat from the back of a white pickup truck, King said.

11 posted on 12/20/2010 10:05:19 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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12 posted on 12/20/2010 10:06:34 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Nachum
The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn't...

ordered to stop? This "officer" was not speaking retrievereze. The proper way to address a golden is with a dog biscuit. Sheesh... this pup was probably wagging the whole time, hoping upon hope that the officer would pet him or her on the head.

13 posted on 12/20/2010 10:07:12 AM PST by C210N (0bama, Making the US safe for Global Marxism)
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To: Nachum

Those in law enforcement seem really scared and paranoid nowadays...

A Golden Retriever?

Unbelievable...


14 posted on 12/20/2010 10:07:36 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit.)
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To: Nachum

“The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn’t, the officer shot and killed...”

So...they can shoot to kill if you don’t follow their orders? Wish that went for illegals that don’t understand their orders, either.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 10:08:54 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Nachum
Damn dog didn't understand English...
Some owners neglect their dogs English lessons..
16 posted on 12/20/2010 10:09:45 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Nachum

My lab loves people too much. He thinks everyone wants to play so he wags his tail & jumps around like a jumping bean. Any cop that shoots a dog that just barks & wants to play should be kicked off the force, made to work for free at an animal rescue group & buy the family another puppy.


17 posted on 12/20/2010 10:10:12 AM PST by jrcats (Sarah Palin's Alaska beats Obama's D.C. Disaster!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Well said.


18 posted on 12/20/2010 10:11:08 AM PST by Captain PJ
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To: Renderofveils
My mutt is part Goldie. She's also on a buried wire fence. She also barks. She's not just a pet, she's a member of my family. My kids treat her like she's their furry Sister.

Anyone takes a pot shot at her while she's still on my property and I'll return fire.

19 posted on 12/20/2010 10:11:17 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: Nachum

The gun shot probably spooked the suspicious person, but the cop got to shoot a dog. Dog shooting has become a sport among police officers, and as the quality of police recruits continues to decline, this nonsense will get worse.


20 posted on 12/20/2010 10:11:48 AM PST by pallis
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To: mvpel
The officer, whose name was not released,

They should release his name, his address, where his wife works (assuming someone was idiot enough to marry this monster), along with information about where his kids go to school.

21 posted on 12/20/2010 10:12:29 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

“Hawoooooooooo! Hawoooooo!” *pant, pant* “How rrrr oooooooo? I come with oooooooo toooooo? Hawooooooooo!”

If some golden/black lab talked to me, I’d be so happy.


22 posted on 12/20/2010 10:14:12 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: pallis
Dog shooting has become a sport among police officers

Never heard that one.

23 posted on 12/20/2010 10:14:15 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

This is getting as common as “Dog Bites Man.”

I am waiting for articles on “Dog Shoots Trigger-happy Cop.”


24 posted on 12/20/2010 10:14:48 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Nachum

I’ve never met a barking Golden that wants to do anything other than sniff you, then lick you unless you were hurting a family member.

I would be devastated if our Golden was killed by some idiot cop in his own yard. She would do exactly what this dog did, bark and run towards them announcing to the world someone strange was in her yard.

This cop needs to be cleaning puke out of the drunk tank for the rest of his career IMHO.


25 posted on 12/20/2010 10:15:00 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Nachum
"The officer ordered the dog to stop"

Like he's a member of the pack. /s

Sue him and the dept. They obviously need some sensitivity training.

26 posted on 12/20/2010 10:15:10 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Did he (the LEO) yell STOP in dog talk? If it had been a non-English speaking person, wouldn’t he be required to yell STOP in their own language?


27 posted on 12/20/2010 10:15:44 AM PST by NEMDF
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To: Nachum
I guess I'm going to be on the "wrong" side of this.

But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night.

The police officer is faced with what looks like an attacking dog.

“He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.”

And the police officer knew this how? Is he supposed to be a dog mind reader? The dog acts as though it is going to attack the officer, but via some unknow telepathic ability the officer is supposed to read the dog's mind and determine that the dog doesn't bite, but only acts like it is going to bite.

All this could have been avoided if the owner had kept their dog under control.

Golden Retrievers weight from 65-75 pounds, about what a Germand Sheppard weighs. They are plenty big enough to do serious damage if they become aggresive. A police officer has no obligation to put themseves at risk (of any kind), because a dog owner can't or won't control their animal.

28 posted on 12/20/2010 10:15:54 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: mikey_hates_everything

“The officer ordered the dog to stop and when it didn’t, the officer shot and killed...”

> So...they can shoot to kill if you don’t follow their orders? Wish that went for illegals that don’t understand their orders, either.

It also works for Indians that are deaf in one ear wearing earphones and carving totems on the street bothering no one.


29 posted on 12/20/2010 10:16:21 AM PST by Kent C
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
someone was selling meat from the back of a white pickup truck

Ah, maybe the dog was buying the meat and was caught in the crime. Immediate death sentence.

30 posted on 12/20/2010 10:16:38 AM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: Nachum

Another law enforcement jackass looking for trigger time. The dog was just a convenient excuse.


31 posted on 12/20/2010 10:16:43 AM PST by Banjoguy (Barack H. Obama, the Democrats and the MSM are at war with the American people.)
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To: Nachum

I do not get this. I think a nightstick would be a more appropriate way for a policeman to deal with an aggressive canine. Also nicely self-limiting as a weapon, since if the dog is close enough for you to use it, you’re pretty much, by definition, justified in doing so.

Have the cops all forgotten the possibility of using non-lethal force?


32 posted on 12/20/2010 10:16:54 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Nachum

I think the cops use dogs for practice.


33 posted on 12/20/2010 10:17:58 AM PST by microgood
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To: Jack Hydrazine

He and many of them would shoot you or me just the same.

Wouldn’t want their job but don’t trust them any further than I could throw you by your eyelashes from here.


34 posted on 12/20/2010 10:18:07 AM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep
A resident called police to report that someone was selling meat from the back of a white pickup truck, King said.

The cop probably would have shot the meat guy if he hadn't used all his bullets on the dog. It's a good thing there were no kids that ran toward him.

35 posted on 12/20/2010 10:18:17 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: Lurker

I don’t think it’s the right thing to do to release the name of his wife and other such information, but yes, his name should have been published so people could know from whom to stay away. Stupidity can be lethal as that poor golden found out. Dumbass! (him, not you)


36 posted on 12/20/2010 10:18:31 AM PST by definitelynotaliberal
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To: C210N
"The proper way to address a golden is with a dog biscuit."

LOL

Our main postman has trained my retirever dogs this way. Now they are the biggest USPS fans and "attack" the substitute postal peps who mace them (or don't deliver the mail that day).

37 posted on 12/20/2010 10:18:35 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

Back in the summer, there was a thread on FR where a North Carolina shot a four month old kitten because he perceived it to be a threat to his life.


38 posted on 12/20/2010 10:19:07 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Brookhaven
And the police officer knew this how? Is he supposed to be a dog mind reader?.....Golden Retrievers weight from 65-75 pounds, about what a Germand Sheppard weighs. They are plenty big enough to do serious damage if they become aggresive.

If a cop doesn't recognize the difference between a golden retriever and German Sheppard, he should be laughed off the police force.

39 posted on 12/20/2010 10:19:24 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Post WOULD have been removed by moderator.

LLS


40 posted on 12/20/2010 10:19:49 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Nachum

What a moron.....

The biggest danger from Goldens is being licked to death. If he had shouted *Bad dog! Go home!* the dog would have probably stopped dead in her tracks, rolled over and exposed her jugular, and then needed counseling for years afterwards.

I’ve met very few dogs who can stand up to being yelled at with *Bad dog!* without dropping their tail and backing off.


41 posted on 12/20/2010 10:20:11 AM PST by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Nachum
The officer ordered the dog to stop

How stupid.

That poor family. We had a Golden when I was a child and she was a sweetheart.

42 posted on 12/20/2010 10:20:35 AM PST by proud American in Canada (To paraphrase Sarah Palin: I love when the liberals get all wee-wee'd up.)
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To: Nachum

If a cop doesn’t recognize the difference between a golden retriever and German Sheppard, he should be laughed off the police force.


What’s the difference between a 75 pound attacking dog, and a 75 pound attacking dog?


43 posted on 12/20/2010 10:20:58 AM PST by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: Brookhaven

“Your” an idiot.


44 posted on 12/20/2010 10:21:32 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: C210N

We moved into a house several years ago and the neighbor behind us had a Rottweiler that was an outside dog. It would go nuts whenever it saw us in the back yard. My wife was afraid to go out in the yard, so she had me build a privacy fence. Every afternoon I would fill my pocket with dog bones and go out to work on the fence. I fed the dog bones. Within three or four days the dog would meet me at the fence with her tail wagging. She was a really sweet dog that was just doing what she was supposed to do.


45 posted on 12/20/2010 10:22:05 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: metmom
If he had shouted *Bad dog! Go home!* the dog would have probably stopped dead in her tracks

Or just yelled "SIT". Of course he would have had to give it a treat.

46 posted on 12/20/2010 10:22:05 AM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Brookhaven
All this could have been avoided if the owner had kept their dog under control.

Try reading the article. They have an Invisible Fence.

47 posted on 12/20/2010 10:22:12 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Nachum

we had a labrador/aussie mix. He would go wild barking at the postman and once got out. She sprayed him with something before he was pulled back inside.If he had gotten to her, he would have jumped on her and tried to hug her, just like he did with any of the utlity people. The post office refused to deliver our mail again until we wrote a letter and moved our box to the curb. Of course, they changed carriers as soon as we did. The new carrier wasn’t so freaked.


48 posted on 12/20/2010 10:22:59 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: Brookhaven
The breed. Honestly, if you continue on in this vein, you are in for a long afternoon.

It was a golden retriever, for crying out loud.

49 posted on 12/20/2010 10:23:10 AM PST by carton253 (Ask me about The Stainless Banner - a free e-zine dedicated to the armies of the Confederacy.)
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To: Brookhaven

I understand your point but I have a question. If you, as a private citizen, are walking down the street minding your own business, and somebody’s dog comes running toward you, what do you do?

What I do is stop and face the dog. If it stops and doesn’t show signs of aggression, I back up a little, and soon go on my way. Shooting it, even if I happened to be armed, does not occur to me as a first response. But then I’m not a cop with control issues.


50 posted on 12/20/2010 10:23:58 AM PST by old3030 (I lost some time once. It's always in the last place you look.)
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