Skip to comments.Milwaukee police no longer shooting as many dogs, thanks in part to training
Posted on 06/15/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT by TurboZamboni
MILWAUKEE -- Jane Flint was at work when a friend called and warned her that Milwaukee police were about to search her home for endangered reptiles. She rushed home to keep her four boisterous dogs from interfering with police, but before she arrived, officers shot and killed two of the Tibetan mastiffs. She has never been told why.
Milwaukee police shoot and kill dozens of dogs each year, often saying the animals appeared to be a threat to officers or to the public. But in response to criticism and two lawsuits, police have been able to reduce that number with improved training, which began in 2012 and expands this fall. The sessions teach officers to recognize when dogs' actions are nonthreatening or when less-lethal defense might be more effective.
Michael Tobin, the executive director of the Milwaukee Fire and Police Commission, said police are eager to improve how officers interact with dogs. Even one dog shooting generates so much outrage that it can take years to repair the damage to community relations, he said.
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Police not shooting as many dogs
We are supposed to be thankful for THAT?
So, what are they going to shoot more of in order to compensate?
Some people think that's innate, but it's not.
If somebody had reported that she was keeping illegal aliens in her home, the fuzz would have just yawned and hung up. I get tired of this phony baloney BS. "Endangered reptiles" my @$$.
Years ago I did fence work on residential homes. I was in the backyards of hundreds of homes with dogs. If you know how to deal with them it is not a problem. I never had to shoot any of them.
LOL. What’s best in your family, arms or legs?
We also need a “Jack-Booted Thug” ping list. This is what US police have been morphing into over the last ten years.
Too many “Get on the ground, get on the ground NOW”, as seen in the movies and TV dramas.
Nully has the jbt ping list, but the people on it are jbt supporters
Ear with fava beans.
‘This is what US police have been morphing into over the last ten years.’
This started back in the mid-1960s with the first SWAT unit in Philthadelphia.
It’s not a ‘sanctuary city’ for dogs.
Special weapons and tactics.
Using weapons and tactics that rode the special short bus to remedial classes because they were precious special little snowflakes.
No longer the case; some of us asked to be added so we could keep up with JBT atrocities.
*pets lazy angora*
The plan moves along nicely then!
*Bond villain laugh*
People, like in post 8.
teach officers to recognize when dogs’ actions are nonthreatening
This begs the question; how stupid are the people Milwaukee is hiring to be cops?
The libs have militarized the police in preparation for having to keep the “subjects” in their places.
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