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Shooting Dogs, A Police Epidemic? Dog is Killed in Hazel Crest
chicagonow.com ^ | 12/27/2012 | Steve Dale

Posted on 12/27/2012 4:46:24 PM PST by fulltlt

Hazel Crest police searching for an escaped prisoner from the Metropolitan Correctional Center, traversed back yards in the south Chicago suburb....a Rhodesian Ridgeback (who the owner and others maintain was a friendly dog) was somehow perceived as a threat - and escaped the owner's yard (likely because police opened the gate themselves). And the answer: shoot and kill the dog?

Unbelievable isn't it? But this is - according to reports - exactly what happened.

This is the second occurrence in the Chicago area in a month of a friendly dog shot by police. A 7-month old pup survived when an Chicago Police Officer shot at him, December 1 on the north side. According to witnesses, the puppy was busily sniffing at a tree, as the police officer was busily writing a parking ticket. What's more those bullets aimed at the innocent puppy ricocheted and could have hit innocent people nearby, including a baby in a stroller.

As for the shooting in Hazel Crest, according to WLS-TV reports, the police department had no comment. They did issue the dog's owner, Chanette Weaver, a $50 citation for 'having an animal at large.' ...

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dogs; police; policedogs
Yet again
1 posted on 12/27/2012 4:46:30 PM PST by fulltlt
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To: fulltlt

You shoot my dog for no god da**ed reason and you better watch your back for the rest of your life.


2 posted on 12/27/2012 4:48:28 PM PST by RC one (From My Cold Dead Hands.)
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To: fulltlt

Muslims hate dogs. Is there a pattern?


3 posted on 12/27/2012 4:50:39 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: fulltlt

Buh Bye 4th Amendment!


4 posted on 12/27/2012 4:54:07 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: fulltlt

Note to self: These dogs didn’t have second amendment rights.

There but for the grace of God, and our second amendment rights, go us.


5 posted on 12/27/2012 4:55:34 PM PST by DoughtyOne (How about a waiting period for putting crazies out on the streets, say a million years or so.)
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But it was for the cheeruns!


6 posted on 12/27/2012 4:57:50 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: fulltlt

If you don’t want your dogs shot quit complaining and pass a city ordinance.


7 posted on 12/27/2012 4:59:32 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: RC one

I’m torn on this one. On one hand I feel exactly like you do. If you shoot my dog, well, you’ve pretty much made a life decision.

On the other hand, I’ve been to Hazel Crest.


8 posted on 12/27/2012 5:03:48 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: fulltlt

Over the past years, the friendly neighborhood cops in America have been morphing into jack-booted thugs.


9 posted on 12/27/2012 5:04:32 PM PST by AlexW
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


10 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


11 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


12 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


13 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


14 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: donna
If you don’t want your dogs shot quit complaining and pass a city ordinance.

What would this ordinance say? Not sure what you can do when these cops just claim that they were threatened, and they're backed by their department.
15 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:13 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


16 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:22 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: DoughtyOne

We need effective ‘Police Control’


17 posted on 12/27/2012 5:09:30 PM PST by STD (“Cogito, ergo armatum sum)
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To: fulltlt

When the only tool in your toolbox is a hammer, you treat everything you encounter like a nail.

It is past time to take the guns from the cops!


18 posted on 12/27/2012 5:12:20 PM PST by wrench
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To: fulltlt

The cops are practicing for when they get the OK to start shooting gun owners.


19 posted on 12/27/2012 5:19:33 PM PST by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: STD
We need effective ‘Police Control’

What have you done to initiate it?

20 posted on 12/27/2012 5:19:53 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: fulltlt

I live in the America. Why am I afraid police might enter my home and shoot my dog? A few years ago the thought would have seemed ridiculous, paranoid, but things are different now. How did it happen? There is something mighty wrong here. How can it be stopped?


21 posted on 12/27/2012 5:23:16 PM PST by Marylander
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To: STD

We need effective “Keyboard Control”.


22 posted on 12/27/2012 5:26:36 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: Marylander
How did it happen?

Did you complain about bogus child molestation witch hunts 20 years ago?

Did you complain about Ruby Ridge?

Did you think only liberals and minorities were offended by Rodney King's beating?

Were you in the majority who applauded showing those nuts in Waco to respect law enforcement?

Were you in the majority who applauded showing Elian and those nuts in Miami to respect law enforcement?

Were you in the majority who think only liberals oppose torture and warantless wiretapping?

Have you ever thought that Rudy Giuliani had any redeeming value?

My FRiend, this is what happens in democracy. People don't want freedom. They want LEADERS and at heart, all people want fascism. You think we are more "exceptional" than the poor Germans or Russians who'd just survived the slaughter WWI? HA! Nobody ever won an election campaigning for fewer laws and weaker government. It's only gonna' get worse. The dogs are the proverbial canary in the coal mine for all of us. Place your faith in your family, not the remnants of the USA.

23 posted on 12/27/2012 5:47:22 PM PST by Forgotten Amendments (I remember when a President having an "enemies list" was a scandal. Now, they have a kill list.)
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To: fulltlt

And the officers are still alive? Amazing.


24 posted on 12/27/2012 5:54:32 PM PST by Ed Story
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To: fulltlt

The question that should be asked is why does this happen so much more in the USA compared to other countries?


25 posted on 12/27/2012 5:55:12 PM PST by expat1000
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To: aomagrat

Well, it looks like the Chicago cops need more time at the range ‘cause the story says the pup survived. Too bad the pup couldn’t return fire.


26 posted on 12/27/2012 6:14:12 PM PST by technically right
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To: RC one

“You shoot my dog for no god da**ed reason and you better watch your back for the rest of your life.”

At my place it would be dead cop in the driveway! These killings are absolutely abhorent. Time some of the perps got punished by the dog’s owners.


27 posted on 12/27/2012 6:16:31 PM PST by vette6387
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To: fulltlt
and yet another doughnut muncher earns their dog shooter merit badge...

28 posted on 12/27/2012 6:21:33 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: andyk

“What would this ordinance say?”

It can say whatever dog lovers want it to say. Tell the cops to never shoot a dog - wait for animal control no matter what the danger.

Just pass a law they like or stop complaining.


29 posted on 12/27/2012 6:28:41 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: Forgotten Amendments

Yes, canaries in the coal mine. The people may not be exceptional; they have had an exceptional Constitution thrust upon them and have not been able to appreciate or maintain it for all the reasons and experiences implied in your questions and analysis.


30 posted on 12/27/2012 7:15:11 PM PST by Marylander (Thinkable? Unthinkable? One and the same.)
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To: donna

It doesn’t take a dog lover to recognize an abuse of power, and a change in the relationship between cops and citizens from a partnership to an adversarial one.


31 posted on 12/27/2012 7:55:26 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: RC one
You shoot my dog for no god da**ed reason and you better watch your back for the rest of your life.

I would definitely get my revenge.

32 posted on 12/27/2012 8:24:45 PM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: vette6387

Many around here share your sentiments.


33 posted on 12/27/2012 8:25:43 PM PST by x1stcav (Breathe deep the gathering gloom.)
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To: fulltlt

Just getting rid of their competition who do a better job protecting life and property than they do.


34 posted on 12/27/2012 9:20:13 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: andyk

Then do something. Change the law. Don’t be so helpless.


35 posted on 12/27/2012 10:59:17 PM PST by donna (Pray for revival.)
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To: fulltlt

Creeping towards fascism ,Obama’s America.


36 posted on 12/28/2012 6:41:15 AM PST by James Cona
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To: technically right

Different dog survived. The one the main story is about was shot 3 times. The owner was interviewed on WLS a couple days ago. Very sad story. Cops asked her if she had a garbage bag, then gave her a $50 ticket and drove away. She later went and filed a report about the incident. They refused to give her a photocopy of her own report.


37 posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:07 AM PST by fulltlt
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To: technically right

Different dog survived. The one the main story is about was shot 3 times. The owner was interviewed on WLS a couple days ago. Very sad story. Cops asked her if she had a garbage bag, then gave her a $50 ticket and drove away. She later went and filed a report about the incident. They refused to give her a photocopy of her own report.


38 posted on 12/29/2012 6:54:22 AM PST by fulltlt
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