Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Wake deputy kills dog while searching for runaway teen (another 'isolated incident')
WRAL (Raleigh-Durham) ^ | December 29, 2011 | Beau Minnick

Posted on 12/30/2011 8:26:28 AM PST by bamahead

A Wake County sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a couple’s 3-year-old dog Wednesday night while searching for a runaway teenager.

John and Linda Super say two deputies came to their home on King Circle, looking for a 15-year-old neighbor who had run away and had often spent time with them.

One of the couple’s dogs, Elvis, forced his way out the front door and ran outside as the couple talked to the deputies, they said. One of the deputies shot Elvis twice, including once in the back of the head, killing him, according to the Supers.

“All we’ve got is a dead dog and a lot of questions that need answers,” Linda Super said. “(Elvis) came running out, never bothered a soul, never opened his mouth, never woofed or nothing when he came out the door.”

Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison said the deputy, Roderick Belfield, said the dog was barking and running towards him. Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.

--SNIP--

Harrison said he is investigating whether Belfield or the other deputy, Kenneth Edward Kay, used profanity while subduing John Super, who was upset after the shooting. John Super says the deputies were rough with him.

One of the runaway teen's guardians said Elvis was "vicious" and had lunged for the deputy, something the Supers dispute

“(Elvis) was my fourth child,” Linda Super said. “He was like the center of our lives.”

(Excerpt) Read more at wral.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: deadleoswalking; dog; donutwatch; jbt; lping; warondogs
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-98 next last
The victim:


1 posted on 12/30/2011 8:26:31 AM PST by bamahead
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; amchugh; ...
(Deputy) Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.



Libertarian ping! Click here to get added or here to be removed or post a message here!

2 posted on 12/30/2011 8:28:38 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

Usual newspaper title would read:

Police killed Elvis.


3 posted on 12/30/2011 8:30:07 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SandRat; Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping.


4 posted on 12/30/2011 8:30:33 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead
Good shooting mr deputy.
5 posted on 12/30/2011 8:32:22 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead
He was like the center of our lives.

Perhaps they need to be re-centered.

6 posted on 12/30/2011 8:32:40 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

>>Belfield will not be punished for shooting the dog.

Why would he be punished for shooting a dog? Cops can gun down unarmed people and they aren’t even punished.


7 posted on 12/30/2011 8:36:14 AM PST by qwerty1234
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bamahead
Whoa...you're paying your taxes, not bothering anyone, but they can kill your animals on your property and it's all fine and dandy with the Powers That Be.

What's the problem? All that power and responsibility and no consequences.

Just like the Constitution says...

8 posted on 12/30/2011 8:36:41 AM PST by GBA (Natural Born American)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

Do police officers carry “boomerang bullets” these days?

How does one shoot a *charging* dog in the back of the head?


9 posted on 12/30/2011 8:37:30 AM PST by Altariel (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

I’m surprised they didn’t tase the dog’s owner, beat him black and blue, and then arrest him on a whole host of charges. The police are just getting lazy these days!


10 posted on 12/30/2011 8:38:45 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

Clearly, Mr. Deputy has “boomerang bullets”.

He can shoot charging dogs in the back of their heads.

Suppose, when the targets of choice move from dogs to people, that such boomerang bullets will be used on conservatives and good Freepers?


11 posted on 12/30/2011 8:39:09 AM PST by Altariel (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

Dogs today, people tomorrow.


12 posted on 12/30/2011 8:39:49 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Jack Hydrazine

Tomorrow has come and gone.

Recall the marine who was shot in Tucson for no good reason a few months back.


13 posted on 12/30/2011 8:42:51 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

you are not getting it, genius


14 posted on 12/30/2011 8:43:06 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

Nice shooting indeed. It’s extremely difficult to shoot a dog charging at you in the back of his head.


15 posted on 12/30/2011 8:43:34 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

Doubtless a union contract term — this has nothing to do with a property damage civil claim which in the case of pets can be steep in these modern days, and the tax payer eats the cost of attempting to defend then paying the lawyer of the aggrieved party. Then the police chief shrugs and says his hands are tied.


16 posted on 12/30/2011 8:44:12 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I can’t blame the deputy.


17 posted on 12/30/2011 8:46:27 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

This will not end until ‘castle doctrine’ meets ‘unlawfull search’.


18 posted on 12/30/2011 8:49:09 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Lurker

A few years ago, a dang dog was running deer through one of my tobacco fields, instead of shooting the dog I shot in front of him to run him off. Killed him dead, when I went down where he was I noticed I had hit a rock, a chip of rock hit the dog in the head and killed him. But in this case, I would say he was putting the dog out of pain.


19 posted on 12/30/2011 8:50:53 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: bamahead
“Nobody wants to shoot a dog, but things like this are going to happen,” Harrison said. “Please put yourself in the deputy’s position. If you had been standing there, what would you have thought when the dog comes out charging towards you?”

So, I guess we are to assume that if some unarmed person came up to them and was "yapping" or perhpas cursing them out, these "Big Tough," (Supposedly) trained, PIGS (sorry, but while I respect most LEO's, I have NONE for those who shoot dogs) would do the same and shoot the individual?

Fer Christ sake, there were TWO of them and I also assume (as to most police) more than likely had mace/pepper spray and/or tasers?

WTF is up with these WUSS, GIRLY-GUY, JACK-BOOTED, Quick on the Trigger, THUGS, always resorting to (First) shooting dogs and never try to take any other evasive action--like maybe what most people do, call the dog with a friendly gesture and they respond (99% of the time) with a wagging of the tail and licking your hand--before opening up with guns blazing?

These BASTARDS ought to not only loose their jobs, but should be held (legally) accountable for damages and not be able to hide behind their "immunity!"

20 posted on 12/30/2011 8:51:16 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

(translation)

Teen runaways’ guardian has been to this this house before, demanding the teen return. Since he has been ‘confrontational’ the family dog doesn’t like him and has growled at him. That dog scares the piss out of him, so he calls the cops. He tells them the dog is a mean pit bull who will bite them.

The dog comes out the door, as the cops are roughing up the homeowner, and is reasonably on the defense. Most dogs would bark.

The cops fire at the dog, wounding him, then shoot him in the back of the head to ensure the kill.

Problem solved for ‘guardian’. Guardian has ‘proved’ to homeowner that he better not let ‘runaway’ into his home. Guardians get no money for runways that run-a-way.


21 posted on 12/30/2011 8:52:22 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

I used to live in East Cobb, Georgia until they taxed my family away from there. The land was passed down for generations and they kept upping the + acreage private land out of existence.

One night at 3 AM I got a call from the Cobb Police asking me if I owned such and such car, etc. I said yes, they told me they had a police car outside and were searching for a runaway in the area. They didn’t want me to shoot one of their officers. At least they did their homework. I sleep with a 1911 and extra mags - always.


22 posted on 12/30/2011 8:52:50 AM PST by Gaffer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I can’t blame the deputy.

Looks more like a boxer to me. Watch the video at the link for a better picture.

But if you still can't blame that deputy, then blame this one for pepper spraying and then gunning down a ferocious Jack Russel Terrier two weeks ago (while he was trespassing):

http://www.heraldsun.com/bookmark/16799366/

Interestingly enough, same part of North Carolina as the thread article, but different Sherrif's dept. Makes one wonder if it is some kind of union policy.
23 posted on 12/30/2011 8:53:04 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Tricky dog that pitbull, it can bite facing away from its prey.


24 posted on 12/30/2011 8:53:25 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

Lesson here: Don’t open your door to cops, unless they have a search warrant. Talk through the door.


25 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:01 AM PST by PAR35
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C. Edmund Wright
To: bamahead

He was like the center of our lives.

Perhaps they need to be re-centered.

I am going to let that idiotic comment slide and assume you have never had a dog which you became very close and attached to???

If it was me and my dog, whomever did so, absent any provocation (and simply coming up to a PIG, without snarling and teeth barred) shoot my pet, would be in for a "rough ride" and I better not be "carrying" if that happened!!!

26 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:03 AM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: DuncanWaring

They had a warrant for that place so they had all the justification to shoot anything that they felt threatened by.

The cops didn’t have a warrant for the boy and this dog didn’t threaten the cops according to the owners. Maybe the dog looked at the cops crossed-eyed or the ‘wrong way’ and that was all they needed to justify the shooting.

If you look at this thread

Suspicious Activity Reports From U.S. Malls Being Processed By Police State Fusion Centers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2826443/posts

And read this quote

“As he shopped for a children’s watch inside the sprawling Mall of America, two security guards approached and began questioning him. Although he was not accused of wrongdoing, the guards filed a confidential report about Kleinerman that was forwarded to local police.
The reason: Guards thought he might pose a threat because they believed he had been looking at them in a suspicious way.”

I won’t be surprised that if in the near future when the cops stop you for looking at them funny it will result in being disappearing from society and being indefinitely detained or being shot to death. All the cops will say is that they feared for their lives or felt the security of the state was under possible threat and will be immune from any prosecution.


27 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:37 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I can’t blame the deputy.

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

You look like you’re going to stab me. Can you blame me?


28 posted on 12/30/2011 8:58:56 AM PST by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk
“Dog forced his way out the door”, Dog forced his way out the door. Do you need to read it again. The deputy broke the pit-bull down with the first round and put him out of his pain with the last one. Common sense 101.
29 posted on 12/30/2011 8:59:49 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: bamahead

The occasional cat (Felis catus Viking) can be trained to attack and when it does, it can do more than simply bite, but it can claw, leap up clothing and attach itself to faces. Cats have even killed dogs larger than they are; instinct tells them where the jugular vein is. Dogs may be scary but a cat like that would inspire terror — and what is jackboot going to do, shoot or pepper spray himself in the face?


30 posted on 12/30/2011 9:02:08 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines
“That looks like a pitbull. If it is, I can’t blame the deputy’

What an ignorant statement. No offense.

31 posted on 12/30/2011 9:02:48 AM PST by faucetman ( Just the facts, ma'am, Just the facts)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat
But in this case, I would say he was putting the dog out of pain.

Do you have any evidence to back up that assertion?

32 posted on 12/30/2011 9:03:16 AM PST by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

the cop was trespassing. And the dog didn’t even bark. These overhasty cops think they are the bees knees when it comes to looking for “missing teens”. Teens go missing all the time., Reason being they do not want to contend with their parents. this jack leg cop had no business shooting that dog, (Although it is beyond me why anyone would want a pit bull, my cousin has one that is nice though. I wouldn’t own one under any circumstances.) Still, you can’t just go around shooting peoples’ dogs.


33 posted on 12/30/2011 9:04:51 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: maine yankee

You are right


34 posted on 12/30/2011 9:06:12 AM PST by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: DuncanWaring

They can tase you to death why not shoot your dog while they are at it.


35 posted on 12/30/2011 9:12:27 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk

Pity the kid in the custody of a jackboot state. While from time to time there may be a true tragedy that a youth would be better off away from where there’s nobody in the family to step up, statistics show that foster families are more frequently abusive than the average biological family. Joker social workers often do not screen these foster.orgs worth a damn (or expect them to be way lefty) and often it’s just another way to get welfare.


36 posted on 12/30/2011 9:12:49 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Sometimes progressives find their scripture in the penumbra of sacred bathroom stall writings (Tzar))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: bamahead
This deputy was wrong, very wrong, and perhaps lucky to be alive.
37 posted on 12/30/2011 9:13:14 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: yldstrk
Wrong the cop was not trespassing. Where did you make that up from??, The owner came out of the house to talk with them when the dog forced his way out of the door. And yes, in many places it is legal to shoot a dog running loose. It is where I live. I would like to see the owners arrest record, the druggies dog of choice.
38 posted on 12/30/2011 9:14:35 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: DuncanWaring

Actually, the marine was shot for a pretty good reason. He THREATENED a SWAT team executing a legal search warrant with an AR-15 assault rifle. Pointing a rifle at a SWAT entry team is going to get you shot pretty much every time.


39 posted on 12/30/2011 9:24:17 AM PST by MtBaldy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: faucetman

Yeah, yeah, I know...”pitbulls are good dogs, they have a bad rap, blah, blah...” I don’t buy it. I’ve seen even “gentle” pitbulls turn and too many thugs have bred them into living weapons.


40 posted on 12/30/2011 9:27:48 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

I notice that you are attempting to change the subject instead of addressing how a charging dog could be shot in the back of the head.


41 posted on 12/30/2011 9:29:13 AM PST by Altariel (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: PAR35

I’m to the point where if they come to my door now all I’ll say, through the closed door, is, “You’re trespassing. Unless you have a warrant, get off my property now. I am calling my lawyer and the media”.

I used to have some respect for the cops. Now I see them mainly as an occupying enemy force. I believe the US is fast approaching a real SHTF financial meltdown. When that happens cops may find themselves high priority targets for a citizenry looking for revenge. I may be tempted myself.


42 posted on 12/30/2011 9:30:19 AM PST by MtBaldy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

Bad cop, no donut.
Cop needs to be hit in the nose with a rolled up newspaper.

How does a dog who is ‘charging’ get shot in the back of the head?
Is that like the magic bullet of JFK?


43 posted on 12/30/2011 9:36:54 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Altariel

Wrong, the story says the deputy shot him twice, first one the dog goes down, the one to the back of the head was to put him out of his pain.


44 posted on 12/30/2011 9:37:38 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

The story doesn’t say that the shot to the back of the head was the second shot, it says that the two shots *included* a shot to the back of the head.

Will you be cheering when reports come in that a freeper was gunned down as dogs are currently being gunned down?


45 posted on 12/30/2011 9:44:45 AM PST by Altariel (`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: MtBaldy; PAR35
Actually, the marine was shot for a pretty good SORRY reason. He THREATENED TRIED TO DEFEND HIS HOME AND FAMILY AGAINST an UNANNOUNCED NO-KNOCK entry by a SWAT team INVASION FORCE executing a legal MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT, NO-KNOCK search warrant with an AR-15 assault rifle, A RAID WHERE THE COPS FOUND NO DRUGS, AND NOTHING ELSE INCRIMINATING.

Pointing a rifle at an UNANNOUNCED SWAT entry team INVASION FORCE is going to get you shot ASSASSINATED pretty much every time.


Sorry, you had a few omissions and misconceptions there that needed addressing...

And where does it end? http://www.cato.org/raidmap/
46 posted on 12/30/2011 9:45:19 AM PST by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Altariel; org.whodat

Why yes, yes he will.
As would Chet99.


47 posted on 12/30/2011 9:47:24 AM PST by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Altariel
Comparing a damn dog to a human is sick. Next you will be saying when a pit kills a kid he was just misunderstood.
48 posted on 12/30/2011 9:49:39 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and nervous supporters.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: Altariel

Shot in the back of the head? Uh, perhaps that would be because the charging dog, attested to by a gardian as viscious, had charged by the 1st cop and was lunging at the 2nd cop.

Ever been bit? Ever been attacked by a dog? People NEED to control their dogs and stop using them as clubs for society.


49 posted on 12/30/2011 9:55:53 AM PST by macquire
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: org.whodat

You tobacco has killed more people than that dog ever would have.


50 posted on 12/30/2011 10:05:45 AM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-98 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson