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Pregnant Pacifica woman killed by family pit bull
sfgate.com ^ | August 11, 2011

Posted on 08/11/2011 5:08:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

PACIFICA -- A pregnant Pacifica woman was found dead by her husband today after an apparent attack by a family pit bull, police said.

The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was killed in her home on the 500 block of Reina del Mar, said Capt. Dave Bertini, a Pacifica police spokesman.

The woman's husband told police that he had arrived home from work around noon and found one of the couple's two pit bulls standing over his wife's body. He was able to get the dog into the backyard before police arrived a few moments later.

Attempts to revive the woman were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.

While the investigation was under way, Bertini said, the dog got loose from the yard and charged at officers who were stationed outside. They fired three shots at the pit bull, killing it.

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1 posted on 08/11/2011 5:08:34 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Chet 99

Chet99 ping...


2 posted on 08/11/2011 5:11:11 PM PDT by null and void (Day 931. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Repeat after me... Pits aren’t an evil breed...

Has a chihuahua ever done the same kind of thing??


3 posted on 08/11/2011 5:11:57 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Hope & Change - I'm out of hope, and change is all I have left every week | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“We just can’t understand it...Rolfie has always been such a sweet dog. He would never hurt a soul...”


4 posted on 08/11/2011 5:13:01 PM PDT by moovova (“There is nothing wrong with our country,” Obama said in a speech at a Holland, Mich. plant.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Never own a dog whose ass you can’t kick.


5 posted on 08/11/2011 5:13:56 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Doomonyou

Excellent advice. And, the dog needs to understand that.


7 posted on 08/11/2011 5:16:24 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Keith in Iowa
Has a chihuahua ever done the same kind of thing?

I know a few chihuahuas that would....if they could. :)

8 posted on 08/11/2011 5:19:02 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Keith in Iowa

nope.

but if you say anything bad about pits, you’ll get bitten.


9 posted on 08/11/2011 5:25:18 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

nope.

but if you say anything bad about pits, you’ll get bitten.


10 posted on 08/11/2011 5:25:18 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: SuzyQue
And, the dog needs to understand that.

Story: My wife or daughter can open the back door and call the dog (who is snoozing in front of the fireplace) and say, Joe! Outside!, and Joe stays in his bed and looks at me, I just point to the door, he gets up, stretches, and goes out. Drives my girls nuts.

11 posted on 08/11/2011 5:25:38 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping.

My 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and my daughter’s standard poodle were attacked last weekend in a public park in NY. The park is a popular place to walk your dog, and your dog is allowed to be off leash if it has passed an obedience test and holds a special license.

The grandchildren were ahead of my daughters. A man and 2 dogs came toward them. His dogs — a pit bull and a boxer — were off leash and roaming way ahead of him. The dogs had no off leash licenses. His dogs ignored my grandchildren and raced right towards the 20 month old standard poodle. The boxer stood back and the pit bull charged the poodle, slamming him in the chest, while my daughter was holding him on the leash close to her. He put his teeth on Rusty’s neck while my daughter screamed at both to dog and the man.

The man said his dog was just “playing” (there was no sniffing or play bows — just a sudden charge). My daughter said “That is NOT playing. Get your dog under control, or get out of here.”

The man left in a huff saying that my daughter had “spoiled his experience in this dog park.” My daughter responded, “This is NOT a dog park. This is a public park where people walk their dogs. Your dogs are not under control and do NOT have a license for this park.”

Luckily nobody was hurt, but that man doesn’t know how fortunate he is. He encountered my 2 daughters and threatened a dog belonging to one of them. My daughters are the closest human comparisons to pit bulls had their children, or their pets, been threatened. They are both mama grizzlies.


12 posted on 08/11/2011 5:27:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Doomonyou

My dogs know I’m the top dog, so we don’t have that sort of argument. But, they’re middle-sized to small, so it’s not as much an issue.

I love dogs, but you’re not doing any one any favors if you don’t give them security and discipline.


13 posted on 08/11/2011 5:29:35 PM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: Doomonyou

Had a friend who has a dog like that. Wouldn’t listen to his wife, but sure listened to him. Course the wife really didn’t take care of that dog either.


14 posted on 08/11/2011 5:30:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Keith in Iowa

Repeat after me... Pits aren’t an evil breed...

*****************************

Also: “There are no bad dogs, just dead owners.”

Something like that . . .


15 posted on 08/11/2011 5:37:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: null and void

LOL, he’s with us in spirit.


16 posted on 08/11/2011 5:38:18 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Doomonyou
Never own a dog whose ass you can’t kick.

I laughed out loud. Really, I did. I'm still laughing.
17 posted on 08/11/2011 5:41:01 PM PDT by 762X51
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To: Keith in Iowa
Has a chihuahua ever done the same kind of thing??

If you count attacks/bites, chihuahuas are very bad. Statistically, the worst biters are chow-chows.

What this looks like is bad pack power structure, with the wife not carrying enough authority.

18 posted on 08/11/2011 5:43:32 PM PDT by Hardraade (I want gigaton warheads now!!)
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To: Hardraade

Eh? Lock your wife and dog in the trunk, drive around town a bit, then open the trunk. Which one is happy to see you?


19 posted on 08/11/2011 5:46:06 PM PDT by null and void (Day 931. The mob is decisive when the law is not.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Dreadful. RIP.


20 posted on 08/11/2011 5:46:40 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


21 posted on 08/11/2011 5:50:59 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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All pit ball breed dogs should be destroyed. All animals are inherently unpredictable. But the strength and ferocity of this breed is such that it is just too dangerous to have around humans. Not a day goes by but we hear or read of some horrific story concerning these animals. People are more important than animals. We don't need the risk they present.
22 posted on 08/11/2011 5:54:37 PM PDT by Godwin1
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To: Godwin1

People own pits to intimidate other people.


23 posted on 08/11/2011 6:02:37 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I am glad to hear your family is okay.

When they go after the illegal breeders; they will cure this kind of stuff. The breeders are breeding them with too much aggression.

Unfortunately, no one wants to do the right thing.


24 posted on 08/11/2011 6:03:27 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was this the owner’s fault? One hears that so much with these beasts.


25 posted on 08/11/2011 6:06:41 PM PDT by Realman30 ("I've already made a donation to Haiti. It's called taxes". . . . El Rushbo.)
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To: null and void

What?


26 posted on 08/11/2011 6:17:55 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
That is so sad. I know people love their pits, but I just don't get the attraction.

Just one of these "Pit bull kills ____" stories is too many and I long ago lost count.

I'm sticking with English springers. My one springer should be a WalMart greeter. He LOVES everyone and people just love him back.

Need to get him into therapy dog training...he's a natural. Every one I've had has been like that, but my boy takes it up to the next level or so.

27 posted on 08/11/2011 6:20:40 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Keith in Iowa

I don’t know, but a german shepherd did:
http://www.morgancountycitizen.com/?q=node/18044

a mastiff did:
http://www.times-age.co.nz/local/news/masterton-fears-after-kid-mauled/3962334/

a boxer did:
http://www.urbanacitizen.com/main.asp?SectionID=3&SubSectionID=5&ArticleID=157964

a doberman did:
http://www.kgan.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/kgan_vid_7383.shtml

a bulldog did:
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/9181642.Bradford_dog_attack_victim_s_arm__is_saved_/

a rottweiler did:
http://www.echo-news.co.uk/news/local_news/9183480.Seven_year_old_boy_mauled_by_rottweiler_on_Southend_beach/

But the only one we hear about is the pit bull. So strange...


28 posted on 08/11/2011 6:30:01 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Venturer
People own pits to intimidate other people.

For the most part I think you are right. My daughter and son in law (newly married) are into the whole dog rescue thing. While I admire their concern for the animals, they always end up with pit bulls. Personally I think that is a very dangerous situation - but they seem to be doing well and I know that making a big issue about it would only get me alienated from them.

Recently my duaghter told me that they are thinking about starting a family within the next year or so. At that point I know I will have to do everything I can to get them to stop with the pit bull rescue stuff.
29 posted on 08/11/2011 6:34:17 PM PDT by DJlaysitup
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To: Hardraade
What this looks like is bad pack power structure, with the wife not carrying enough authority.

Really? To me it looks like the typical "poor mis-understood pit bull" story.

My husband is the top-dog in our household, yet, he has no qualms with leaving me alone with our corgi.

30 posted on 08/11/2011 6:47:02 PM PDT by LibertarianLiz
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To: Venturer
People own pits to intimidate other people.

amen brother...we have people in my city that own these worthless animals who are on food stamps(not the dogs, the people, poorly phrased sentence....anyway, they walk the streets with their dogs, usually on a leash, but you can see the arrogance on their faces....worthless people, worthless dogs

31 posted on 08/11/2011 6:48:19 PM PDT by terycarl
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To: null and void

Seriously, what do you mean by that?


32 posted on 08/11/2011 6:50:06 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: DJlaysitup

“At that point I know I will have to do everything I can to get them to stop with the pit bull rescue stuff.

Well I agree, but no need to focus on that one breed. Newborns and various “rescue” dogs are a recipe for disaster, so I’d just focus on that.

I’m a cat person, but when I brought my baby home I made sure to lock the 2 cats I had out of her room at night. Basically they just sat around and observed her, but I didn’t want to worry while I was sleeping. The thing with babies is they don’t know nothing, so they don’t even know if something is wrong, that was my concern.


33 posted on 08/11/2011 6:50:51 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: GBA
I know people love their pits, but I just don't get the attraction.

Name a better breed for guarding a meth lab.

34 posted on 08/11/2011 6:59:03 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: LongElegantLegs
Anybody can make anecdotal statements. Here's the real data:

In 2010, the combination of pit bulls (22) and rottweilers (4) accounted for 79% of all fatal attacks. In the 6-year period from 2005 to 2010, this same combination accounted for 71% (129) of the total recorded deaths (181).

So the record is clear.
35 posted on 08/11/2011 7:02:22 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: truthguy

Where’d you get your real data, if I may ask?


36 posted on 08/11/2011 7:06:04 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Where’d you get your real data, if I may ask?

Here you go: Dog Bite Statistics
37 posted on 08/11/2011 7:11:46 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
I screwed up. Try this:

Dog Bite Statistics
38 posted on 08/11/2011 7:13:50 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

What a great pet!

How long will it take for the idiot to go get another pit?


39 posted on 08/11/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: DJlaysitup
For the most part I think you are right. My daughter and son in law (newly married) are into the whole dog rescue thing. While I admire their concern for the animals, they always end up with pit bulls...

I am right now looking for another dog and petfinder.com is a good way of doing that. But, as I look through their listings I am struck by the sheer number of pit bulls and pit bull mixes that I see. I wouldn't take one of those dogs under any circumstances, and I see a lot of people agree with me.

40 posted on 08/11/2011 7:18:08 PM PDT by OldPossum
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To: truthguy

Okay...Got any statistics that were not made up by a crazy person?

http://btoellner.typepad.com/kcdogblog/2010/03/the-truth-behind-dogsbiteorg.html


41 posted on 08/11/2011 7:22:36 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: Doomonyou

At least make sure they know when they’re pups that you can kick their ass, and never back down after - it worked on my son who’s a foot taller than me now, so it ought to work on a dog...


42 posted on 08/11/2011 7:33:28 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: LongElegantLegs

Seriously don’t make null and void describe his pathetic attempt at humor from a horrible and tragic event. There are too many cruel and insensitive freepers. Meanwhile I’ve had several good friends banned from this site for encouraging voting for true conservatives over rinos. Really makes sense to keep classless folks around and get rid of those that generate genuine debate.


43 posted on 08/11/2011 7:33:41 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
Okay...Got any statistics that were not made up by a crazy person?

I expected a reply just like the one you sent. When some people are confronted by data they don't like then they immediately disparage the data. Gee do we know anyone else like that? Are his initials BO by any chance?

My sister is an animal control officer. So she deals with the situation all the time. She has told me that they have special training to deal with Pits and Rotts. Pit Bulls are in fact the most dangerous of the popular dog breeds in the United States. There is simply no question about that. The data is unassailable. If you check the website, you will notice that the data is carefully footnoted. Much of the data comes from the CDC.

In the dog park that I frequent, a huge and disproportionate amount of the trouble is due to Pit Bulls. I've seen the unprovoked attacks on other dogs. We've had bad injuries. You simply are in denial. And that can be a very dangerous place to be.
44 posted on 08/11/2011 7:36:49 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: null and void

Truly classless post. Disgusting. It read like something Bill Maher would say.

I’m certain you’ll
have an equally classless response. Whatever.


45 posted on 08/11/2011 7:38:47 PM PDT by Boxsford (God Is.)
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To: LaineyDee

Yeah. I know what you mean. “Stuffy”, our cat, looks at us like, “If I were only ten times bigger, I’d clean your clock!” (She weighs 13 lbs.)


46 posted on 08/11/2011 7:40:03 PM PDT by Twinkie (You can't spend your way out of debt !!!)
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To: Boxsford

There may be some courses at your local community college (taxpayer supported) on how to interpret irony and sarcasm. Highly reccomended.


47 posted on 08/11/2011 7:42:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: LongElegantLegs

How many pit bull deaths and maimings?

100x.

It’s like arguing the flash mob demographics.

I have young kids and the punk teenagers keep them to look cool around girls. I keep my 9mm with hollow points, just to make sure Doggy takes a dirt nap if he gets frisky.

It’s the breed, and sometimes the owner.

I detest pit bulls.


48 posted on 08/11/2011 7:46:51 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: freekitty

They are very fortunate that no one was hurt. Had one hair of anybody’s head been harmed, I don’t know what I would do. It was by the Grace of God that no one was harmed. One of the grandchildren in the group is autistic, and my daughter was being as protective of him as she was of her poodle.


49 posted on 08/11/2011 7:53:04 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: truthguy
If you check the website, you will notice that the data is carefully footnoted. Much of the data comes from the CDC.

*sigh*

50 posted on 08/11/2011 7:57:48 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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