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Irmo family unhappy officer shot and killed their dog
WIS TV ^ | September 03, 2013 | Meaghan Norman

Posted on 09/03/2013 6:19:51 PM PDT by aomagrat

An Irmo family was shocked to come home to a note on their door explaining that a police officer had shot and killed their dog on Labor Day.

The police chief says the shooting was justified but the family says the action was excessive and unnecessary.

Four-year-old Kenya was a German Shepherd Lab mix. She's been known to roam her Irmo neighborhood from time to time. But her family says she's never gone far and never hurt anyone.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
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The war on dogs goes on.
1 posted on 09/03/2013 6:19:51 PM PDT by aomagrat
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To: aomagrat
You have to look at it from the cops angle. More and more these paramilitary forces are being bred to behave like Dobermans. No sense, just aggressiveness, hostility to the populace and a dire need to eliminate all canine competition.

Soon, the Democrats will ring a bell and the Dobermanns will kill upon command. It's advanced training 201.

2 posted on 09/03/2013 6:25:09 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: aomagrat
"An Irmo family was shocked to come home to a note on their door explaining that a police officer had shot and killed their dog on Labor Day."

IOW, there were witnesses.

3 posted on 09/03/2013 6:27:14 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: aomagrat

If the owners let their dog roam the neighborhood unattended and off leash, then they are the reason it is dead.

Poor dog seems to have had stupid people.


4 posted on 09/03/2013 6:27:57 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: aomagrat
Old Maine farmer joke:

"You look kinda glum Virgil."
"Had to shoot my dog."
"Was he mad?"
"Well, he weren't too pleased about it."

5 posted on 09/03/2013 6:28:35 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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6 posted on 09/03/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: aomagrat

If the family was so concerned about its safety, they shouldn’t have allowed it to roam the neighborhood. It sounds like careless owners and careless owners often have undisciplined dogs, which can be an predictable mix.

Dogs, even nice ones, can on occasion do things that owners don’t expect.


7 posted on 09/03/2013 6:29:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: chris37

We have a Kenya(n) roaming the country. Good riddance.


8 posted on 09/03/2013 6:29:54 PM PDT by MisterArtery
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To: aomagrat

Back in the 70’s in a suburban Long Island town our German Shepherd Duke hung around the house not tied up nor behind a fence for the 9 years of his life. He was not vicious and loved kids and no issues with the neighbors. Best dog evah..... These days that couldn’t happen.


9 posted on 09/03/2013 6:31:00 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: MisterArtery

Sorry can’t go that far.

I’d much rather have the dog then the Kenyan.


10 posted on 09/03/2013 6:36:37 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi

11 posted on 09/03/2013 6:37:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: aomagrat
I'm no longer needed to provide for my children. I'm past those years. My dog & I OTOH have what you would call an inseparable bond. She will not show any opinion on your intent unless you get between us, and should you do so, it's the doggie version of Cujo postal. If you come into our home, she could not care less. That is until you raise your voice or hand.

Do not ever "high five" a family member. She caught my son's teacher's arm mid swing before it could hit my son's hand. Five feet in the air might I add. She's a little older and slower these days, but her core priciples remain steadfast.

12 posted on 09/03/2013 6:38:22 PM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: aomagrat

You want a war on dawgs, wait until this Saturday. Go Cocks!


13 posted on 09/03/2013 6:41:31 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: SC Swamp Fox; dixie sass; upchuck

No sure which of you has the SC ping list...


14 posted on 09/03/2013 6:42:07 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: tflabo
Yeah, I never leashed my dogs until the roads and traffic got bigger and vacant lots got more houses. It just seemed time to fence them in while I went to work.
15 posted on 09/03/2013 6:42:18 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: blackdog

That’s what I call a dog!

I have two Lhasos. The little girl dog is a great judge of character. If she doesn’t like someone I stop being around that person. She especially hates atheists.


16 posted on 09/03/2013 6:42:53 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: chris37

“If the owners let their dog roam the neighborhood unattended and off leash, then they are the reason it is dead. Poor dog seems to have had stupid people.”

The dog died because the neo-fascists in the PD have been trained that any dog approaching them is a life threatening act that justifies deadly force.


17 posted on 09/03/2013 6:44:30 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: aomagrat
and yet another doughnut muncher earns their dog shooter merit badge...
dogshoter2

18 posted on 09/03/2013 6:46:55 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Gamecock

GO COCKS!!!!!!
19 posted on 09/03/2013 6:47:33 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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No sure which of you has the SC ping list...

Swamp Fox's last post: June 7, 2013 dixie sass's last post: Oct 9, 2011. So I guess I do.

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20 posted on 09/03/2013 6:50:33 PM PDT by upchuck (The nobama regime: a string of omnishambles that stretches, seemingly, to infinity.)
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To: blackdog

“”She was still moving 30 minutes later and I asked if I could take her to the vet and they said no,” said a neighbor. “And that’s when one of the police officers asked the other police officer to get a tarp and just covered her up.”

Despicable.


21 posted on 09/03/2013 6:58:34 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

This ^


22 posted on 09/03/2013 7:00:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

Negative.

There is no reason and no excuse for a dog owner to let their dog do anything off leash or unattended or both.

Doing so is inviting harm to the dog and to others.

They are to blame.

I have had to mace a few dogs in the face because of their idiot owners.

Others carry guns.

Don’t be a menace to your dog by being an inconsiderate and irresponsible jerk.


23 posted on 09/03/2013 7:00:36 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: MisterArtery

Unlicensed to boot.


24 posted on 09/03/2013 7:06:03 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: aomagrat

‘Irmo family unhappy officer shot and killed their dog’

Was the above story title used because the title,

‘Irmo family kicks off two week block party in celebration of the killing of their beloved pet dog’, was too long?


25 posted on 09/03/2013 7:07:18 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: chris37

Escapes happen, otherwise none of us would have to keep posting “Lost dog” notices on FB or kepp trying to find homes for ‘strays’ who wind up in the pound.

NO fence/leash/kennel/door is 100% failsafe.

Even the best owner in the world can have a slip up.

If you did, how would you feel if a cop shot your ‘scary’ GSD?

I know I’d be absolutely gutted.


26 posted on 09/03/2013 7:28:20 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: tflabo

In the 1970’s, I had a German shepherd named Duke. He was incredibly intelligent and obedient, and he got along very well with our cats. We have pictures of the huge dog sleeping next to our tiny cat.


27 posted on 09/03/2013 7:29:56 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: chris37

“Negative. There is no reason and no excuse for a dog owner to let their dog do anything off leash or unattended or both.
Doing so is inviting harm to the dog and to others. They are to blame.”

That is simple BS used to justify the cowardly actions of your cop friends. Every dog off a leash is not a threat and only a cowardly idiot thinks its ok to shoot any dog that comes their way off-leash. We live in a country full of dogs and their behavior is well understood by just about everyone but coptards who cant tell an attack from a warning bark. In fact what “invites harm” is training cops that it is acceptable to shoot ANYTHING that poses ANY level of threat. Finally, if you want to permanently turn the general public against the police, just keep up the unnecessary dog shooting BS.


28 posted on 09/03/2013 7:31:10 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: aomagrat

It was a dog. The officer had a bullet. What more is there to say? It is better that police practice on dogs than on children.


29 posted on 09/03/2013 7:41:33 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/econohttp://www.fee.org/library/det)
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To: Brooklyn Attitude

I do not have a single cop friend, and I never have.

I am a dog lover.

Irresponsible dog owners are dangerous to dogs. I do not know if you know this, but a great many people are incredibly stupid and shouldn’t be allowed anywhere near dogs.

The person who owned this dog is one of those.


30 posted on 09/03/2013 7:58:29 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Salamander

That’s true that they do, however this dog was known to roam...therefore I am going to assume the owner failed to take proper measures or allowed this to occur as a matter of habit.

If a cop shot my dog because she got out, I would feel worse than I’ve ever felt, because I would feel responsible for it.

I am her keeper. She is my responsibility. If she got out because of a mistake I made and bit a child, that would be my responsibility.

Now, if a cop shot my dog because she was in her yard when he arrived at the wrong house...then I would feel fury.


31 posted on 09/03/2013 8:03:17 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: chris37
According to a neighbor, the dog was still alive 30 minutes later but the cops refused to let the neighbor take him to the vet.

Any comments on the cops' behavior?

32 posted on 09/03/2013 8:35:11 PM PDT by Ken H (First rule of gun safety - have a gun)
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To: Zuben Elgenubi; Salamander
The brush you are painting with. is very broad.


33 posted on 09/03/2013 8:39:07 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Ken H

I cannot imagine any reasonable explanation for that at all, and at that point I’d say the cop should be charged with felony cruelty to animals.


34 posted on 09/03/2013 8:42:46 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Ken H

Good point Ken. I’ll bet tho that a lot of the little dick fans of the steroided up jackboots will somehow let us all know that the poor suffering dog was STILL a threat.....thus they let it die. My God, when I was a kid, eons ago, the ‘beat’ cops were looked upon as the best men around. We loved ‘em! Now?....Just look what 70 years of the liberal indoctrination has taken us. NOBODY’S pet should be taken from them like this. I wonder what this steroided up thug punk might think if HIS doggy was assassinated......and then try to explain THAT to his children. This old boy is SO sick of these little dick Rambos running around with their wrong door ‘No Knock’ raids and killing pets. Where is it gonna end!!??


35 posted on 09/03/2013 9:09:58 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: chris37

I live in crazy land where I have fences inside of fences.

It’s like a Supermax, here.

However, up until the early 90’s, I had no fences and my dogs stayed on their own land.

Ibizans changed all that and the fences came.

Those dogs can jump a 6’ fence from a standstill so my neuroses was born.

For 23 years, I have obsessed over secure fences, collars, leashes, harnesses, door locks, seat belts, windows...all of it.

Now, there’s the added angst of “what if?”, potentially involving some cop.

The world has gone mad and dogs and Christians seem to be preferred targets.


36 posted on 09/03/2013 11:30:55 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Daffynition

What a great picture. I got a big smile out of those two.


37 posted on 09/03/2013 11:31:17 PM PDT by Nacho Bidnith (The Govt's war on drugs was the setup for war on the American People)
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To: Daffynition

LOL!


38 posted on 09/03/2013 11:31:36 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Nacho Bidnith

Thank you.....glad you liked it.....and for joining the insomniac dog owners of FR.


39 posted on 09/03/2013 11:32:50 PM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: Ken H

That is the part of the article I dearly wish I had not read.

Shot dead is bad enough...left to suffer in agony is simply reprehensible, soulless and egregious.

There is NO excuse for that.


40 posted on 09/03/2013 11:33:42 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Daffynition

“the insomniac dog owners of FR.”

We need to start a club or sumthin’.

:)


41 posted on 09/03/2013 11:35:17 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Jonty30
It sounds like careless owners

It sounds like you didn't read the article.

42 posted on 09/04/2013 4:16:10 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: aomagrat

I live I the country but off a fairly busy highway connecting several towns. The speed limit on this road is 55, but most people do 60 or 65.

City folks are often abandoning their dogs and cats here, thinking (wrongly) that some farmer will take them in. And people in the country often let their dogs roam free.

The traffic has increased dramatically over these past two decades. The result of all of this is there are a lot of run over and killed dogs and cats along my road.

Saddens me because so many of those could be prevented if the just tied their dogs or took the unwanted pets to the shelter.


43 posted on 09/04/2013 4:45:45 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: PistolPaknMama

I read in the article that they routinely allowed their dog to wonder the neighborhood. That makes them careless.


44 posted on 09/04/2013 5:45:33 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: aomagrat

A wandering dog craps on other people’s property, runs into traffic, terrorizes children by it’s mere presence and scares people who find the animal sniffing them. As a stray, we in the country shoot most all of them since most are drop offs. We do the job in the country while police do it in the city and suburbs’. If you’re tired of your animal, turn it into the pound rather than dropping it off in the country. Ammo is scarce and expensive these days.


45 posted on 09/04/2013 5:47:15 AM PDT by AKinAK
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To: aomagrat

No. Its a war on civilians by a new Carabineri/Gendarme/Vopo military force.


46 posted on 09/04/2013 8:04:13 AM PDT by ZULU (Barack Hussein Obama is the Prince of Misrule)
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To: Salamander
We may already started one.


47 posted on 09/04/2013 8:06:52 AM PDT by Daffynition (Life's short- paddle hard!)
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To: AKinAK

I bring them into the yard and track down their [very grateful and relieved] owners or find them new homes if nobody claims them.

I like my way better.


48 posted on 09/04/2013 8:09:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Daffynition

Heh.

;)


49 posted on 09/04/2013 8:10:05 AM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep...the clowns will eat me.)
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To: Salamander

We don’t shoot dogs willy-nilly. If it has a collar then we leash them and call the owner. With the large number of dogs that wander onto the property without a collar, we’d need to start a kennel to house them all. It’s bad enough we have to haul them off to the ‘outback’ area where the bears and coyotes finish them off. It looks like a boneyard there.


50 posted on 09/04/2013 8:24:17 AM PDT by AKinAK
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