Skip to comments.Slain Pa. officer had pointed stun gun at 2 dogs
Posted on 08/12/2011 12:20:01 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
FREEMANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer slain while responding to a domestic disturbance in a small eastern Pennsylvania borough had pointed a stun gun at two dogs before being shot.
The Morning Call of Allentown reports Freemansburg police Officer Robert Lasso had pointed at the attacking dogs when the homeowner pulled out a shotgun and fired the fatal blast Thursday evening.
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Does PA have the death penalty?
Mr idiot will now spend the rest of his life setting on death row, damn fool.
He’s like doritos - they’ll make more.
. . . . good!
And the dogs will more than likely be put down unless a suitable home can be found for them.
But the price for shooting a cop remains the same. This guy will fry, if PA has the death penalty.
This happened in my area. I have a lot of questions about this. Freemansburg cops are a bunch hard asses. Not professional in my opinion. I would like to know why this perp shot the officer if he knew he was a cop. Was the cop out of uniform? There needs to be more info before I call for the perp to fry. This doesn’t add up to me.
“Court documents indicate the alleged gunman, 46-year-old George Hitcho Jr., had told Lasso to get off his property.”
Somebody better check. Is this guy a FReeper?
Cause I’ve read way too many replies from FReepers who have said they would do this if ever a cop shot their dog.
I wonder what the cop killers FReeper name is?
I already see that one of his kind has already posted on this thread.
Updates would be appreciated.
Huh, a cop’s hard on for attacking dogs backfires on him.
George Hitcho Jr., charged in police officer's death, was a nuisance, neighbors say
George Hitcho Jr.'s weapons previously confiscated by police for 2003 protection-from-abuse order
George Hitcho Jr. charged with homicide in fatal shooting of Freemansburg police officer Robert Lasso
Before you pop off again, it says domestic violence call. And by law, all the so called private property claims go out the window. Try a little educational reading, it may help you, but I doubt it.
Jeez, no kidding.
More information bump...
This does point out to everyone who says ‘It’s coming here.’, why the riots in Britain won’t be coming here.
Put me on the jury!
Put me on the jury!
Read the links on #15, ESP the 1st
You don't believe in private property? Or what? Hard to have a Free Republic without private property and property rights.
Typical lousy reporting job by a 20-something functional illiterate AP drone journ-o-list school graduate. That having been said...
The story said it was a stun gun the officer was pointing at the dogs. Pointing, not firing.
Pretty restrained, I think, when you think of what has happened in other cases.
They are, of course, very mistaken. This is why we keep "Ol'Sparky" wired up, and the wheels on the gurney's greased.
Why was this moron still running around loose ?
Stop spamming that!
Why don’t you get dressed and get out of your mom’s basement?
I wish all you cop-haters here would read the local press who actually reported the story. The perp was a doper bully who had prior run-ins with police and neighbors. The officer was doing his job, and leaves behind a widow and two kids, ages five and three.
Go up to the funeral home in Lehigh County tell the widow and kids about how they’d shoot their dad too if he came to your house.
If it was my wife, she’d drop you where you stood.
Come and get me, Mods. You let the idiot cop-haters and moronic anti-Mormon snake-handling, strychnine swilling freaks run roghshod all over this board. I’ve had it with FR.
Pathetic loser morons. You’re worse than DU.
This was bound to happen and will happen more if police officers don’t change their “rules of engagement.”
If I were on the jury and it was proven by the defense that the cop was fixing to shoot the guy’s pets or harm anyone on the premsis...jury nullification. It has to stop.
Reform is needed and needed now. Policing has to fit constitutional restraints and common sense. They don’t get to kill nor brutalize everyone and everything upon their whim and excuse.
You are posting it all over FR. Please, enough is enough.
Or in other words, the dog owner didn’t take kindly to someone threatening the lives of his dogs while on his property...
Now imagine if some stranger pulled a gun on your daughter... and you had a shotgun.
Ain’t nothin’ different between the two. Dogs are part of the family (cats, birds, etc... too, but for some reason are less targeted).
Creepy druggie perp on left; Decent cop on the right
Freepers are not idiots and slaves. We know our constitutional rights and we do have common sense to judge meat head policing from just policing. A minority are blind knee jerks who do not think...
(Still being nice)
OK, but how is that any different to posts by The Old Lady and others bumping All to hit up the FReepathon?
100% agree SargeK. I was beginning to think we had some long hidden moles popping up from many comments I’ve read lately.
Hitcho looks like the typical resident of that area. It is a crappy little town outside of Bethlehem. If his neighbors thought he was filth, you know he was bad news. The towns only claim to fame is a motorcycle hill climb.
This instance does not sound like an insane cop that needed to be dealt with....it sounds like the guy with the shotgun was the one that was insane.
Nothing can be designed that is 100 percent perfect, but then cops leaving while someone bleeds out is not the answer either and that is why we have the current laws.
Dang, Troy Aikman really let himself go.
This wasn't a swat raid gone bad. This wasn't a homeless man getting beaten to death by rogue cops.
This was a cop doing his job responding to a domestic dispute with a known problem neighbor. And he was pointing a STUN GUN at the dogs, not his service weapon.
Yeah, police activities sometimes go too far. But so does the cop-hatred. Both are signs of unbalanced minds.
This is how it usually happens. It’s not the cops that deserve it that get plugged, nor is it the average Joe that does the plugging. Cops get away with murder (just look at the Fullerton PD) all the time and then something like this happens where an A$$h##e offs someone that sounds like an OK cop.
However, if we did not live in a police state neither would be happening so it’s kind of like who cares anymore? Cops shouldn’t have the right to invade our property just based on some allegation of wrong doing and attack our dogs/property/persons at will and if they do then be prepared for this kind of thing to happen and for more and more people to not really care.
Support for cops is slipping away as more and more people get caught in the gears of the police state, either for revenue enhancement (traffic tickets at $500 a pop! and $100 for a parking ticket out here in CA) or some silly DV accusation by a PO’d wife/GF or some cops looking to work off a little roid-rage. That plus there is a growing part of the population that have no respect for the law what so ever, illegals and other minorities in particular. Means that more and more are not going to give a damn when someone pops another cop off as they are starting to look like part of the problem rather than part of the solution.
Do you REALLY have to ask that one? Jeez. They are helping fundraise for FR to keep the site going.
I sincerely hope you forgot your “sarcasm” tag.
The articles give some more info but not enough. Why was the officer in the rear and not the front?
And I have no use for statists that don't respect property rights.