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Posted on 01/20/2011 5:25:54 PM PST by Immerito
EUGENE, Ore. -- To his owner, 7-year-old Bull Terrier "Spanky" was a calm and loving companion.
"I had this dog for seven years since he was a puppy and I never seen him aggressive toward any human being," said Spanky's owner, Christopher Robinson.
Robinson said Spanky was gentle and never snappy, but the dog Robinson describes is a far cry from the dog a Eugene Police Department detective encountered on Tuesday.
According to neighbors and Robinson, the detective stopped by Robinson's home to talk to him about an unrelated case involving one of his neighbors.
Robinson said he wasn't home at the time but that the detective later told him that as he approached Robinson's home, he noticed that the door was open and that Spanky was in the yard.
According to neighbors, the detective said Spanky began to growl and show his teeth before lunging towards him.
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"I believe it was excessive use of force because he shot him twice," said Robinson. "The only reason I can think he would do something like that is if the officer already has his gun drawn."
Robinson said a neighbor watched as the detective approached the home. According to that neighbor, the detective approached the house with his gun drawn, Robinson said.
Another trigger happy cop. Another dead dog.
Another cop deserving to be fired.
As a rule, your average butterfly has a nastier disposition than a Bull Terrier.
I’m beginning to wonder if “shoot the dog and claim self defense” is being taught in the police academy now.
It sounds like this cop approached the dog with the gun already drawn; if that is the case, I’m not surprised the dog barked and growled; they are smart and can sense danger. That is what most of them were bred to do—to warn of intruders, especially dangerous ones. The idiot cop deliberately provoked the dog’s flight or fight instinct.
The question to be asking is ‘how are hiring policies at police departments allowing, even showing preference for, people who are so trigger-happy that dogs (and people) are dying every day because the cop can “claim” he was threatened?’ They will gun down a wood carver in 5 seconds because he has a knife. They will shoot your dog in your yard because the dog is doing what dogs are supposed to do when strangers come into your yard.
Obama, or any other fascist, won’t have any trouble finding their camp guards and stormtroopers. All they will have to do is look in the police departments.
First option of firing a warning shot shows that Mr. Robinson isn't the brightest bulb in the box, though his second option is far more reasonable
Why can't these LEO call animal control when faced with a animal especially in a simple walk up to follow up on a previous investigation.
No known apparent threat, am open door is not necessarily nothing more than an open door
“Another cop deserving to be fired.”
Another cop deserving to be fired upon.
Fire him and then sue him once his immunity’s gone.
The best word I can think of to describe a bull terrier is “goofy’ (or funny).
“a Eugene Police Department detective”
If a guy in plainclothes came on to my property and shot my American bulldog, I would use the same excuse he is using to explain his demise.
What gets me was a story posted here not too long ago about a cop who was chasing a criminal through people’s backyards, jumping over fences and such,
and he jumps into a fenced in yard with a dog in there, a golder retriever type, and just blew the thing away.
The only reason for blowing away a dog properly confined on owners’ property was because the damn officer jumped into the yard.
And we had a ton of assholes on this site defending the actions of the cop.
Seems it’s now policy. Shoot the dog first then question the homeowner.
I agree that Mr. Robinson was ignorant on that score, but the second option (leaving) was reasonable, especially in light of the assertion that the Police officer showed up on the wrong day.
From one of the comments:
Tylersgirl2010 38p · 1 hour ago
Spanky was a very gentle dog. He acted like a puppy all the time and he was very playful. The news didnt play all the story but the detective shouldn’t have been there. They had scheduled to talk on Thursday not Tuesday. He knew that know one was at home and stopped by anyway.
I am amazed more cops are not shot. Good people have sane limits, but once control is lost over such an outrage, no limits.
Too true. Any normal person’s instinct would be to back the hell off, move to a protected location (car) to assess the animal’s behavior. All to reduce / eliminate the provocation.
For this dude to advance in the face of potential danger is unwarranted, ridiculous and stupid. No question.
Wait til the ‘cops can do no wrong’ JBT- boot-lickers show up to defend this imbecile.
Anyone who shoots my dog, (and I mean anyone), better make sure his last life insurance premium check didn’t bounce.
This doesn't sound like one of those cases where the beat cop was chasing a perp through someone's backyard.
This sounds like a detective doing a routine neighborhood canvas to interview neighbors about someone else.
Where was the urgency that required the detective to shoot the dog? Why didn't the detective go back to the car and call someone? Why didn't the detective simply come back to this house later?
No, but i guarantee you the FOP and PBA shyster lawyers are telling these thugs with badges that.