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Cop tries to shoot dog, misses, hits 10-year-old boy
The Free Thought Project ^ | July 12, 2014 | John Vibes

Posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by null and void

A ten year old boy in Georgia is lucky to be alive after he was shot by a police officer who was firing his gun at a dog. According to multiple reports, the police officer was in pursuit of a robbery suspect at the time of the indecent. A dog crossed paths with the officer and he decided to shoot at it.

His shot missed the dog and the stray bullet struck the young Dakota Corbitt who was playing nearby. It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place, and there is no indication that the dog approached the officer in a threatening manner.

The bullet entered from the back of the knee and exited out of the front of the child’s leg.

Janelle Rich, Corbitt’s sister, told reporters of the horrific experience of her brother’s attack, and said that the officer seemed to have no remorse about what he had done.

“I ran out the house with one of my kids and saw my little brother on the porch pouring blood. He [the officer] was sitting there like he didn’t have a care in the world.” Rich said.

The officers name has not been released, nor has any information about his disciplinary action.

After the Dakota was shot he was rushed to Coffee Regional Medical Center and then transferred to Savannah Memorial Hospital where he was held for several hours for surgery.

The family waited in the hospital all night thinking that their son would need surgery. Luckily, hours later after lengthy examinations, they were told that the boy would not need surgery because no vital arteries were hit by the bullet. The full extent of the wound is unknown, and it is likely that the child will be traumatized for his entire life.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was called to investigate the shooting, however since that is just another state institution it is doubtful that the family will see any justice.


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1 posted on 07/15/2014 7:21:35 PM PDT by null and void
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2 posted on 07/15/2014 7:22:14 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Guess cop didn’t know the difference between a dog and a kid. Maybe he should go look at some more pictures to see the difference. Maybe.


3 posted on 07/15/2014 7:23:03 PM PDT by SkyDancer (When the government is above the law, it's called fascism.)
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To: null and void

O k .. Beer summit time..

If ever there was a safety issue right up a community organizer’s alley so to speak, this is it.

Please, Mr. PoliceMan, Stop shooting our kids and dogs.

Cats are on their own. :-p


4 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:08 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: null and void

“Nice shootin’, Tex”

Bill Murray.

Ghostbusters.


5 posted on 07/15/2014 7:25:33 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Please $upport Free Republic.)
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To: null and void

There was a thing on Drudge sometime back about a family pet being shot by a cop every 98 seconds or something. Are they taught to hate dogs at the police academy?


6 posted on 07/15/2014 7:26:44 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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Jeepus what a knucklehead!


7 posted on 07/15/2014 7:29:30 PM PDT by mylife
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Dirty bastard cop!

Poor little kid.

This type of dumbass crap needs to stop.

8 posted on 07/15/2014 7:30:05 PM PDT by The Cajun (Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Mike Lee, Louie Gohmert....Nuff said.)
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To: null and void

“It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place,”

Fish gotta swim, bird gotta fly.


9 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: null and void
It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place

It's genetic. It's been bred into them. Sort of like pit bulls. You can never feel completely safe around one.

10 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:16 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: null and void

The article reads just a TAD bit jaded.


11 posted on 07/15/2014 7:31:32 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Up yours IRS!)
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To: null and void

They should prosecute him for shooting this kid. It sounds like his act was intentional.


12 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:09 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: null and void

It may not have been life threatening, but it could still be disabling because tissue damage doesn’t always heal completely, especially one so young.


13 posted on 07/15/2014 7:32:16 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: The Cajun

In all my more than 30 years as a cop, I never once shot a dog. You just learned to deal with all the dog situations in other ways. A kick in the head, putting something between you and the dog, etc. Tossing garbage cans in their direction was my favorite, worked most of the time (of course we had metal cans back then ... the noise and all).


14 posted on 07/15/2014 7:33:50 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: null and void
The officers name has not been released

Don't tell anyone, but the cop's name is Michael Vickers.

15 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:09 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: null and void

That cop needs to be in prison.

He saw a dog and just decided to shoot it for no reason?


16 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:34 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Tau Food
It sounds like his act was intentional.

Forgetting your primary mission (pursuing the robbery suspect) is inexcusable.

Dirty shoot.

17 posted on 07/15/2014 7:34:55 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: PAR35
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18 posted on 07/15/2014 7:35:00 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Was the kid holding a Nintendo WiFi at the time???

Maybe he was the real target —


19 posted on 07/15/2014 7:36:56 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: doc1019

I don’t understand why cops don’t use mace.

Bicycle riders use a civilian form of machine and it works like a charm.

Bear spray will stop a grizzly.

So shooting dogs is totally evil and cops should be disciplined for doing so.


20 posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:19 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: null and void

The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer. That’ll make most officers pretty jumpy.


21 posted on 07/15/2014 7:37:59 PM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: old curmudgeon

Bicycle riders use a civilian form of machine and it works like a charm.


That was supposed to be that bicycle riders use a civilian form of mace.....


22 posted on 07/15/2014 7:40:52 PM PDT by old curmudgeon
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To: old curmudgeon

Good question ( I never carried mace, so can’t answer that one).


23 posted on 07/15/2014 7:42:51 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: null and void

>According to multiple reports, the police officer was in pursuit of a robbery suspect at the time of the indecent.

An indecent use of force?


24 posted on 07/15/2014 7:43:23 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE! --- ISLAM DELENDA EST)
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To: null and void
if this FPOS doesn't do some real jail time over this, there might come a day he wished he did...
25 posted on 07/15/2014 7:46:19 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

I don’t care who he was chasing or why. This cop needs to be prosecuted criminally and then bankrupted civilly. Once he’s out of prison the family can get a little personal payback.


26 posted on 07/15/2014 7:46:29 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

I propose any time a cop kills a dog, he has to eat it.


27 posted on 07/15/2014 7:48:52 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void

Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later ..


28 posted on 07/15/2014 7:49:55 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer. That’ll make most officers pretty jumpy

So he shoots a DOG?

29 posted on 07/15/2014 7:51:10 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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To: Lurker; <1/1,000,000th%
I don’t care who he was chasing or why.

No no no no no! A chase give a cop unlimited authoratah to shoot anything or anyone he encounters!

30 posted on 07/15/2014 7:51:29 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

As long as we’re playing the race card, was it a back dog?


31 posted on 07/15/2014 7:52:27 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: null and void
"I propose any time a cop kills a dog, he has to eat it.

No way, given the present "diversity" push many a neighborhood would soon be devoid of all doggie friends.

32 posted on 07/15/2014 7:56:08 PM PDT by Rashputin (Jesus Christ doesn't evacuate His troops, He leads them to victory.)
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To: Rashputin

Hmmmm. Good point.


33 posted on 07/15/2014 7:57:28 PM PDT by null and void (If Bill Clinton was the first black president, why isn't Barack Obama the first woman president?)
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To: tumblindice
Fish gotta swim, bird gotta fly.

Cop shows up, dog gotta die.

34 posted on 07/15/2014 8:00:25 PM PDT by Squeako (The radicals are the wolves. The moderates are the wolves in sheep's clothing.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
"The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer."

Anybody chasing the officer who was wanted for shooting a kid?

35 posted on 07/15/2014 8:03:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
"So he shoots a DOG?"

He's got 1/30 of a second to decide whether something is a threat, or not - it's safest to just shoot everything you see.

36 posted on 07/15/2014 8:03:52 PM PDT by Flag_This (Liberalism: Kills countries dead.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%
I don't see the nexus here. Did the black shooting suspect look anything like the dog or kid? Was the dog viciously attacking the officer? No report of any wounds. Did the kid viciously attack the officer? Was this some sort of warning shot? "Stop! or the dog gets it!"
37 posted on 07/15/2014 8:05:21 PM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: SkyDancer
Guess cop didn’t know the difference between a dog and a kid. Maybe he should go look at some more pictures to see the difference. Maybe.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

My guess is the cop was ready, willing, able, and will be held un-prosecutable regardless of what living being he shoots, and for what or no reason.
Flame On lickers!

38 posted on 07/15/2014 8:08:36 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: GeronL
He saw a dog and just decided to shoot it for no reason?

Well, yea. Duh! It was in his line of sight and if he turned left and saw another
dog then it also would be in his line of sight, and the other 359degrees of turning.

Dog, kid, what's the problem?

39 posted on 07/15/2014 8:16:53 PM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: null and void; Alaska Wolf

Hoo boy! This JBT shooting story will get the wolfie-ette girl REALLY rollin’ tonight!


40 posted on 07/15/2014 8:18:11 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: null and void

Any word about the unshot dog? Did it end up killing the cop and going on a deadly rampage since it got to complete whatever it was doing?


41 posted on 07/15/2014 8:21:27 PM PDT by ansel12 (LEGAL immigrants, 30 million 1980-2012, continues to remake the nation's electorate for democrats)
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To: null and void
It is still unclear as to why the officer felt the need to shoot at the dog in the first place...

Don't be silly, he's a cop, it was a dog. What more justification do you need? Sadly, not sarcasm.

...there is no indication that the dog approached the officer in a threatening manner.

Come on, dog, cop. Apparently most officers see virtually every dog as a threat. Again, sadly, not sarcasm.

42 posted on 07/15/2014 8:22:48 PM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obarma now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: doc1019

Mormon Missionaries don’t shoot dogs.


43 posted on 07/15/2014 8:25:28 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: Lurker

It only took 20 posts before “the cops are always right” crowd showed up.


44 posted on 07/15/2014 8:26:47 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: null and void
“I ran out the house with one of my kids and saw my little brother on the porch pouring blood. He [the officer] was sitting there like he didn’t have a care in the world.” Rich said.

Probably jotting notes on his scorecard, score 0 for dogs, score 1 for kids. To take back and compare notes with his buddies.

45 posted on 07/15/2014 8:32:01 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: VerySadAmerican

They also don’t pursue criminals through dog ridden back yards, at least not to my knowledge.

And as a reminder, as a cop, I never shot a dog. Beat several in the head with garbage can lids, kicked a few to get them off my leg and put many a fence between me and them in the pursuit of my duties, but never shot on. LOL!


46 posted on 07/15/2014 8:33:41 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: null and void

Why wasn’t the cop applying emergency medical care to the little boy he shot?


47 posted on 07/15/2014 8:43:31 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: LostInBayport
There was a thing on Drudge sometime back about a family pet being shot by a cop every 98 seconds or something. Are they taught to hate dogs at the police academy?

Those dog shootings are simply warning shots.

Owners are being warned that they are next.

Just watch, I'll be proven correct, and it won't take long.

48 posted on 07/15/2014 8:53:04 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle (If America falls, darkness will cover the earth for a thousand years.)
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To: <1/1,000,000th%

> The officer was chasing a black man who was wanted for shooting an officer. That’ll make most officers pretty jumpy.

Dog, child, black man... I’m reminded of this:

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult. To be “cured” against one’s will and cured of states which we may not regard as disease is to be put on a level of those who have not yet reached the age of reason or those who never will; to be classed with infants, imbeciles, and domestic animals.”
— CS Lewis


49 posted on 07/15/2014 9:35:23 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

The Powers That Be want it... they are orgasmic over the idea of sparking off a civil disturbance so they can impose their will with deadly force.


50 posted on 07/15/2014 9:38:40 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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