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Round Rock police fatally shot dog inside owner's home
FOX 7 News ^ | May 30, 2014 1:23 PM PDT

Posted on 05/31/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT by null and void

Edited on 05/31/2014 7:13:47 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Round Rock police shot and killed a dog Friday inside its owner's home. The owner was at work when it happened.

Russell Lane says he got an alert that his alarm system was going off this morning. Minutes later his neighbor called saying shots had been fired inside his home.


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In many jurisdictions you can count yourself lucky if the police respond within an hour (or at all!) to a burglar alarm.

I guess it's different if there is a dog to shoot.

1 posted on 05/31/2014 7:08:42 AM PDT by null and void
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To: null and void
In many jurisdictions you can count yourself lucky if the police respond within an hour (or at all!) to a burglar alarm.

So I guess this is one of those Good News/Bad News situations.

2 posted on 05/31/2014 7:10:38 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

aaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrr


3 posted on 05/31/2014 7:11:28 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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4 posted on 05/31/2014 7:13:24 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: null and void; All
IBTPL (JBT)?

5 posted on 05/31/2014 7:14:57 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: null and void

I will post a large sign in my kitchen.

DEAR OFFICER,

To get the best and clearest shot to kill my dog, please get the treats from above the stove in the kitchen. You will find that my dog has been trained to sit nicely waiting for the treat, enabling you to get the best shot at him.

Thank you for your attention to this important matter.

Yours,

Laz


6 posted on 05/31/2014 7:16:06 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
Central Texas

These are local cops ... Texans ?

I guess madness came be selected out of any population.

7 posted on 05/31/2014 7:18:25 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ya gotta be quicker than that...


8 posted on 05/31/2014 7:19:07 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: Lazamataz

Really sick of this stuff...


9 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:15 AM PDT by MileHi
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10 posted on 05/31/2014 7:20:49 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: null and void
There should be a stand your ground law for dogs who are defending their owner's home.

11 posted on 05/31/2014 7:21:10 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: null and void; All
Ya gotta be quicker than that...
what can I say, I was just surfin'...

12 posted on 05/31/2014 7:21:29 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: null and void
In many jurisdictions you can count yourself lucky if the police respond within an hour (or at all!) to a burglar alarm.

Apparently, in some jurisdictions, you can count yourself lucky if the police never respond.

13 posted on 05/31/2014 7:24:48 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Paine in the Neck

*ouch* Touché!


14 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:54 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: null and void

Do not call 911, do not call the police, do not set up alarms that the police can respond to. The police are not your friend, THEY ARE THE ENEMY!


15 posted on 05/31/2014 7:25:56 AM PDT by Ace the Biker (I wasn't born in Texas but I got here as fast as I could.)
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To: knarf; null and void

This is in my neck of the woods, and no, Texas is hardly immune from JBT syndrome. In fact it is becoming pandemic here in Travis and Williamson counties.


16 posted on 05/31/2014 7:26:02 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: knarf

Round Rock is a bedroom community on Austin’s northern city limits and in Williamson County one of the most conservative counties in Texas. To say it is a “law and order” county is a gross understatement. People literally avoid restaurants and bars in WC due to very aggressive cops and DUI prosecutors!

On the dog, I guess the cops were duty bound to go in the house to see if there was a bad guy inside but I wonder why these Chiefs of Police don’t order them to Taser dogs instead of killing them. At least the dog would be alive.


17 posted on 05/31/2014 7:32:19 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: knarf

For as long as I can remember semi small town cops have been relatively JBTs who are not good enough to get on with TexDPS and are like Barney on steroids with wide open Rules of Engagement by the cities mostly interested in speeding ticket revenue from LEO.


18 posted on 05/31/2014 7:36:03 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: null and void
In many jurisdictions you can count yourself lucky if the police respond within an hour (or at all!) to a burglar alarm.

I guess when they go into Confrontation Mode, their tiny little brains just shut off?

19 posted on 05/31/2014 7:39:02 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: null and void

agreed.

my guess... the cop broke into the home and was in the process of disabling the alarm when the dog surprised him

check the area for home break-ins during the day where the alarms were disabled.

(i’d give this a 50-50 chance at being accurate)


20 posted on 05/31/2014 7:41:03 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: Cen-Tejas
To say it is a “law and order” county is a gross understatement. People literally avoid restaurants and bars in WC due to very aggressive cops and DUI prosecutors!

Can you say:

“He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people, and eat out their substance.”?

I knew you could. Wonder if the local government compensates the restaurants and bars for the loss of business? **snicker**

21 posted on 05/31/2014 7:42:36 AM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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To: null and void
Stolen from Freeper bama:


22 posted on 05/31/2014 7:45:58 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!! (Keeper of the Sick Individuals pinglist))
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To: Cen-Tejas

Pepper spray would stop the dog but it’s obvious they would rather practice their shooting at close range.

I know for a fact that skunk spray stops my dog every time. He’s been taught a lesson three times now and I think being sprayed just makes him hate them more.


23 posted on 05/31/2014 7:48:22 AM PDT by waredbird
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To: null and void

I think the problem here is that people seldom realize that a burglar alarm is legally similar to a “hue and cry”, so that if one goes off, it effectively removes 4th amendment protections against police search.

Even in the absence of a burglar alarm, if some “unidentified informant” says that your home is being burglarized, that is usually all the excuse the police need to bust in.

Right now, there doesn’t seem to be any mechanism that effectively can prevent a warrantless police raid on your home, with or without any legitimate reason for doing so.


24 posted on 05/31/2014 7:50:05 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy ("Don't compare me to the almighty, compare me to the alternative." -Obama, 09-24-11)
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To: null and void
an officer made 8-10 announcements of police through the cracked front door

Probably the dog didn't understand "police" in English?

25 posted on 05/31/2014 7:53:57 AM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: Cen-Tejas
I didn't get that impression (People literally avoid restaurants and bars in WC due to very aggressive cops and DUI prosecutors)..... Round Rock is known for its distinctive donuts.
26 posted on 05/31/2014 7:59:12 AM PDT by Guenevere
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy
I think the problem here is that people seldom realize that a burglar alarm is legally similar to a “hue and cry”, so that if one goes off, it effectively removes 4th amendment protections against police search.

Interesting point.

27 posted on 05/31/2014 8:00:49 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: PistolPaknMama

“an officer made 8-10 announcements of police through the cracked front door”

Although repeatedly warned the dog refused to back down. :-)


28 posted on 05/31/2014 8:00:53 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: PistolPaknMama; Salamander
an officer made 8-10 announcements of police through the cracked front door

Probably the dog didn't understand "police" in English?

There might be an advantage to training one's dog to lay down (or better "play dead") on the command "POLICE!"...

29 posted on 05/31/2014 8:04:39 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: null and void

This is exactly why I do not why ever turn on my system.

I may as well not even have it.

My dog is the more important than anything in my house, and I’m pretty sure she’ll keep a burglar out.

I would be extremely pissed if this happened to her.


30 posted on 05/31/2014 8:18:32 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: null and void
Two points:

1. People get the government they deserve. Police are a reflection of society.

2. People get the government they deserve. Cops do this because they know damned well that they'll get away with it. Ever notice that none of them are ever indicted/prosecuted? That's because, like literally every other institution in America, liberals control the justice system. A liberal prosecutor isn't going to indict a cop that is terrorizing the populace.

31 posted on 05/31/2014 8:20:31 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: null and void

pussies


32 posted on 05/31/2014 8:27:23 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Ace the Biker


Do not call 911, do not call the police, do not set up alarms that the police can respond to. The police are not your friend, THEY ARE THE ENEMY!


The government is not your friend. There is no one to call for help.


33 posted on 05/31/2014 8:29:02 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: null and void
Never call the police. For anything. Ever.

Take care of it yourself. Discreetly. SS&SU.

34 posted on 05/31/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: null and void

There are three armed cops, and they are afraid of the dog to the point they shoot it.

Now, explain to me again why they felt it was necessary to “clear” the house, when the dog was already doing a very good job of making them fearful to be inside?


35 posted on 05/31/2014 8:52:41 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: yldstrk
I would generally agree with that.

However...about 6 mo’s ago a “man”, not really, POS, called my house and threatened to kill me. Actually said “I'll be there in a few minutes and I'm gonna kill you”. I called the police. Didn't want to. Thought about it thoroughly before I did. Reason being, If he had shown up I would have killed him. And I really don't relish being in jail for 20 years or so. So, I called the cops. They already knew about this P.O.S. so I basically got free reign to shoot.

I really didn't want to have to call them. But, I thought I had no choice.

36 posted on 05/31/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT by saleman
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To: null and void
Oh my Lord! That poor man. He was crying over the death of his "best friend." I hope he sues the
snot out of those, as he so aptly calls them, "murderers."

The JBTs were so stupid that they couldn't read the sign announcing a large dog in the house?

This crap has got to stop. All this dog killing is a way to intimidate the American people. The 70-IQ
police departments that are also jacked-up on 'roid rage (which I happen to think is 'roid cowardice)
need to get back to 120+ IQs and "protect and serve."

All this wonton killing of family pets started when the police and psych testing were dumbed down
several years ago to fill the forces across America with these murdering thugs and morons.

Are you an intelligent, law-abiding citizen who wishes to keep the peace? Sorry, you don't make the
grade to be an officer a pet slaughterer and jack-booted thug of the law.
37 posted on 05/31/2014 9:24:31 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: SandRat

Glad I own a cat......


38 posted on 05/31/2014 9:36:05 AM PDT by njslim (T)
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To: njslim

They have been known to stomp parakeets and cats.


39 posted on 05/31/2014 9:39:45 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Never call the police. For anything. Ever. Take care of it yourself. Discreetly. SS&SU.

Take heed. Listen and learn from these words of wisdom.
40 posted on 05/31/2014 9:42:47 AM PDT by 762X51
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To: saleman

I think you did fine. You didn’t ask the cops to actually come to your house, but merely to report the threat.


41 posted on 05/31/2014 9:46:33 AM PDT by null and void (Disarm Hollywood! No Guns for Box Office!)
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To: saleman

Don’t worry, you didn’t do wrong. Maybe we can change that to “usually” hmm????


42 posted on 05/31/2014 10:05:40 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: null and void
Post a sign:

SANCTUARY HOME: UNDOCUMENTED MIGRANTS ON PREMISES

The jbts will go away.

43 posted on 05/31/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux. If not now, when? If not here, where?)
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To: TheOldLady

Wonton killing!!! oh noooooooo!!!! (said in my best Mr.Bill voice) Is that killing of wontons or with wontons??????

/LOL


44 posted on 05/31/2014 10:07:55 AM PDT by Shimmer1 (The love that dare not speak its name is now the love that will not shut its *bleeping* mouth)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Maybe they thought the perps have started bringing their own dogs to help them commit crimes. So the barking of the dog was thought to be a warning to the crook so Mr. Johnny Law took him out if the equation...


45 posted on 05/31/2014 10:19:10 AM PDT by shotgun
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And the shots go on.......

http://kxan.com/2014/05/30/round-rock-kill-dog-while-investigating-burglar-alarm/

Russell later walked KXAN through his home and mapped out what happened.

“They said they came in and said ‘Round Rock Police, Round Rock Police,’ they said
they cleared this room, they cleared this room. My dog still hadn’t moved at that
time, because he’s a real gentle dog,” Russel said. “They said they got here and
one officer turned and looked to this room he looked this way and my dog was standing
up on the futon…and they said at that time he jumped off the futon and they shot
him seven, they shot him seven times, hitting him five times. But ironically,
if they shot him here, there’s two bullet holes at the bottom of the baseboard
where he usually lays.”
...
Round Rock Police commander Jim Stuart said the dog was barking and growling
before lunging at an officer.

One of the officers fired a single shot; the second officer fired six rounds. Stuart
said the dog kept coming at them after being shot the first time.


46 posted on 05/31/2014 10:20:36 AM PDT by deport
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
“People get the government they deserve. Police are a reflection of society.”

At some point, this is going to boomerang. The sooner the better.

http://www.veteranstoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/554728_392755290761978_704060660_n.jpg

47 posted on 05/31/2014 10:22:05 AM PDT by FBD
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To: null and void; Abathar; Abcdefg; Abram; Abundy; albertp; Alexander Rubin; Allosaurs_r_us; ...
The owner was at work when it happened...of the seven shots Lane says officers told him bullet was hit five times.



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

48 posted on 05/31/2014 10:38:49 AM PDT by bamahead (Few men desire liberty; most men wish only for a just master. -- Sallust)
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To: bamahead

Only seven shots? This jack-boot showed remarkable restraint.
(For a jack-boot)

Usually, they empty their magazines on their targets. And then reload and shoot some more.


49 posted on 05/31/2014 10:44:27 AM PDT by FBD
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To: null and void

I can hear the dispacter now...All Units we just got a report of a dog home alone...

Twenty patrols respond “In-Route to Scene”


50 posted on 05/31/2014 10:51:11 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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