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.
I'm not surprised she sued. These dogs go for a couple thousand apiece. Their fur is like cashmere. Amazing dogs.
and probably attrition.
It take special training for Milwaukee cops NOT to shoot dogs? What am I missing here?
“We also need a Jack-Booted Thug ping list.”
There is (or at least there used to be) a website called “Rate Your Cop.” The one time I looked at it, there were some real “interesting” comments.
Perhaps some day the police will graduate to petting the dogs or offering them treats
“There is (or at least there used to be) a website called Rate Your Cop.”
I did a search “rate your cop”. I had a number of returns for various police rating sites. I sampled just a few, and the general tone is that cops everywhere are becoming thugs.
I worked as a courier for two years. During that time I was confronted by at least a dozen dogs. When a dog rushed at me barking I would freeze. In almost every case the dogs advanced only so far and then stopped. In one or two cases, when I was menaced further, the owner appeared to call the dogs back. I was unarmed but escaped all of these incidents unscathed. An armed policeman would probably have killed 3 or 4 of these dogs.
How do they train them? Shock collars?
Hate to say it but my dogs are my alarm. They get shot I know it is time to shoot.
I delivered pizza as a kid. Got jumped by a Doberman once. Poor guy was just doin his job. His mom was old and slow. He bit my leg and it hurt pretty good. I gave him the meatlovers and we were cool after that. I did tell his old lady to kiss my butt if she had a problem with me giving up the goods.
Not any more! Now there are more decent concerned citizens than supporters since I opened the list to all.
Besides, for some reason many supporters have demanded that I remove them from the list or else!
JBT Ping list
(Police doggy style...)
(First post on the Mac at the new digs!)
It’s a start. Others have commented in the past that cops should learn more about canine body language so they understand better what’s really threatening, and it’s working.
It’s not a complete fix by any means, but it’s still a point where things are better than they were.
Take what you can get while working for more, don’t throw it back for not being good enough all at once.
Darksheare, you is a *bad* puddytat!
The police actively weed out candidates that are too smart. No bull.
You only just noticed this?
The eye patch, the cat with an eye patch, the henchmen.
It was all there!
They know the dogs actions are nonthreatening.
They shoot dogs because they like to shoot dogs, the same way a cruel boy might pull the wings off of a fly.
Hi Nully! Hope your new job is going great. ;-)
Hey, I used to pull wings off flys. What are you trying to say here?
It is, thanks!
I believe you understand the connection between the two actions.