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Family outraged after officer shoots dog
tdb.com ^ | September 22, 2010 | ABC 7 News

Posted on 09/23/2010 7:45:07 AM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter

Family members claim they called police for help Wednesday morning, but when officers arrived, they were treated like criminals and an officer shot and killed their family dog. It all unfolded in the 1100 block of Fiji Lane in Landover.

Four-year-old Mercedes, a Rottweiler mix, is the latest dog shot and killed by police in Prince George's County.

Dog owner Sterling Barlow said about Mercedes, "Cold blood... Shot in the head for no reason."

The problem started when owner Sterling Barlow's brother pulled into the family driveway after work early Wednesday morning. The family claims two men immediately approached, armed with a gun and demanding his car. The brother managed to fight them off, ran into the house and came back out firing his gun.

"If somebody did that to your family you will retaliate the best way you know how," said Barlow.

After a shootout with the alleged robbers, the two brothers called police. When police arrived, Barlow says things got out of hand with the officers and his innocent dog paid the tragic price.

Barlow said, "One grabs me in the head lock and starts punching me in the face."

Mother Dwana Barlow said, "The police officer wouldn't even let me go to the bathroom... and held me hostage in my own house."

While being wrestled to the ground by five different cops, Barlow and witnesses in the neighborhood tell us a female Prince George's County officer shot the dog in the head.

Barlow stated, "While this was going on I said 'please, don't point a gun at my dog.' I begged her. She didn't need to be involved in this. She was in the yard."

But Barlow was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including insulting an officer. Police say the officer acted appropriately when shooting the dog.

Neighbor Barbara Wells said, "The dog did not attack anyone. He never approached anyone. Even as the officers grabbed Sterling the dog didn't do anything."

Police spent hours Wednesday searching for the full police report. Around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, police called ABC 7 News on the phone and confirmed that an officer did shoot and kill the dog out of self defense. There will be a police investigation but that officer will not be placed on administrative leave.

The alleged robbers have not been found.


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1 posted on 09/23/2010 7:45:09 AM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

They are trained to do that for dominance, the less need it more as you can see.


2 posted on 09/23/2010 7:47:40 AM PDT by yesca (..belief is the enemy)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Barney Fife would have handled this a lot better.


3 posted on 09/23/2010 7:49:32 AM PDT by dblshot (Insanity - electing the same people over and over and expecting different results.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Calling the cops? Confine your Rottweiler.


4 posted on 09/23/2010 7:49:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Put the kettle on!)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
When police arrived, Barlow says things got out of hand with the officers

The story is in the details here.

5 posted on 09/23/2010 7:51:17 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
After a shootout with the alleged robbers, the two brothers called police. When police arrived, Barlow says things got out of hand with the officers and his innocent dog paid the tragic price.

Barlow said, "One grabs me in the head lock and starts punching me in the face."

I can't help being a little curious about how "things got out of hand". What did Barlow do in the moments before the headlock was applied?

6 posted on 09/23/2010 7:53:17 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

More proof that there is no situation that can’t be made worse with the presence of cops.


7 posted on 09/23/2010 7:54:30 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

So tired of police treating victims like criminals. If I was on the jury I would give the family about 10 million dollars. The only way to stop this sort of abuse is to make it hurt so much that police forces can’t aford to hire officers who do this sort of thing.


8 posted on 09/23/2010 7:54:36 AM PDT by monday
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
But Barlow was arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including insulting an officer.

So insulting a LEO is a criminal offense now?

9 posted on 09/23/2010 7:55:40 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Nothing will turn people against the police faster than this rampant dog shooting BS.


10 posted on 09/23/2010 7:56:05 AM PDT by Hacklehead (Note to Leftists- We Will Bury You (politically)
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To: rogue yam
What did Barlow do in the moments before the headlock was applied?

Some possibilities:

1. Barlow acted like a complete ass.
2. The cops acted like complete asses.
3. Barlow AND the cops acted like complete asses.

11 posted on 09/23/2010 8:02:31 AM PDT by Fundamentally Fair (If exercising the right to free speech invites violence, then girls in short skirts invite rape.)
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To: Genoa
Calling the cops? Confine your Rottweiler.

Maybe you need to read the article.

12 posted on 09/23/2010 8:03:25 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
I know the whole story has not been told here, but I am perturbed by the number of dogs that are killed by policeman. It is almost as if they are anxious for a chance to shoot anything just to have a little excitement. It reminds me of the time I went rabbit hunting as an adolescent with some teenage friends. We couldn't find any rabbits, so we wound up shooting some innocent songbirds. I am not proud of this.

The bottom line, I guess, is if you see an officer approaching, lock up your dogs. It doesn't matter if he is wagging his tail and looking for a pat on the head. He stands a good chance of becoming another puppy silhouette stamped on the side of a squad car.

13 posted on 09/23/2010 8:04:37 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

When the revolution comes, a lot of folks are going to put the police in the “enemy” category. And in a guerrilla war, having to wear a uniform is a big disadvantage.


14 posted on 09/23/2010 8:06:42 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
So insulting a LEO is a criminal offense now?

Last I heard, insulting a cop is freedom of speech and even flipping the bird at a cop has been cited by the courts as free speech.

15 posted on 09/23/2010 8:07:04 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
Yet another Prince George County cop shooting a citizen's dog for no justifiable reason.

Are they trying for some sort of Guinness record book or is there a contest between them and some other county or do they just hire dog haters?

16 posted on 09/23/2010 8:10:35 AM PDT by GBA
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Too many skipped details in the story to tell whether this was police misconduct or not.

Doesn’t sound like a normal post-robbery interview to me. What does “it got out of hand” mean? What caused it to “get out of hand”? Why did FIVE cops need to put the guy in a headlock and wrestle him to the ground?

SnakeDoc


17 posted on 09/23/2010 8:11:01 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much." -- John Wayne)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

The cops don’t know that your “Fluffy” is a sweetheart, the way you do. If you call the cops, put-your-dog-away dumb-ass!


18 posted on 09/23/2010 8:11:34 AM PDT by old school
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To: IYAS9YAS
Last I heard, insulting a cop is freedom of speech and even flipping the bird at a cop has been cited by the courts as free speech.

That was when the party in power was the party not in power...times are a changing.

19 posted on 09/23/2010 8:14:20 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: monday
If you are going to “give” the family any money make sure that the county commissars don't raise everyone’s taxes to pay for it.

I am beginning to think that some police officers need to post a personal liability bond before they put their first day in uniform. As long as police officers aren't held personally responsible for their actions they have no reason to behave.

20 posted on 09/23/2010 8:17:18 AM PDT by Nip ("Much less than expected" the new synonym for Obamanomics)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Another Merlan dog had to die.


21 posted on 09/23/2010 8:18:48 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: old school

Were this my animal there’d be at least one cop looking over her shoulder every day for the rest of her life.


22 posted on 09/23/2010 8:19:10 AM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: old school

The citizens don’t know if the cops are hot-headed thugs, best to not call them in the first place.

They are rendering themselves useless to the communities they serve through their bad behavior.


23 posted on 09/23/2010 8:20:15 AM PDT by KEVLAR
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To: ClearCase_guy

I can’t go after uniforms...just can’t do it. My list of progressives, communists, and liberal filth already take up most of my “list” for when the day comes and the balloon goes up. /henry bowman


24 posted on 09/23/2010 8:24:21 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

JBT’s


25 posted on 09/23/2010 8:26:16 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Fundamentally Fair

All of the above.


26 posted on 09/23/2010 8:26:57 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Nip; monday
If you are going to “give” the family any money make sure that the county commissars don't raise everyone’s taxes to pay for it.

That's the real deal. They don't have any skin in the outcome. It's the taxpayers who would be stuck footing the bill. I like the idea of a personal liability bond. It may make the think before they do something stupid.

27 posted on 09/23/2010 8:28:01 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: Lurker
Were this my animal there’d be at least one cop looking over her shoulder every day for the rest of her life.

God Bless Bill Ruger for his 77/22, and God Bless Gem-Tech for their quiet suppressors. The day may come where I switch from 4 legged varmints to 2 legged ones.

28 posted on 09/23/2010 8:28:53 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

“including insulting an officer”

How is that possible? I need to know the words!


29 posted on 09/23/2010 8:28:57 AM PDT by benewton
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To: Genoa

Calling the cops? Don’t. It would take a lot for me to call the cops. I expect the worst from them. Things are dangerous, people are flaky but the behavior of some cops is completely out of reason and the risk of them doing something like this or worse is too great.

These people are given a public trust to brandish lethal weapons, use personal discretion in making arrests and applying force. When they violate this trust the punishment should be decisive and disproportionate to the offense. They should be held to a higher standard because they are given higher authority than the rest of us.

Sure, there are good cops but bad cops seem to be growing in number. Cops need to police their own lest they find themselves facing the retribution of citizens. Like someone said, it is tough to be in uniform in a gorilla war.


30 posted on 09/23/2010 8:36:59 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: DCBryan1
Who do you think are the front line, badge heavy, bloused-booted, skinhead thugs between you and the "...progressives, communists, and liberal filth...", the ones who have been given free rein to terrorize, brutalize and kill, without penalty, anyone who "insults" their authority?

Try taking a picture, or recording, of a cop...

31 posted on 09/23/2010 8:38:31 AM PDT by jonascord (The Tea Party just gave the Republican senators an ice-water enema.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

If a common citizen kills a police dog, they are charged with a felony for it. If I am not wrong, a police MAN can use deadly force to defend his dog. Why can’t the common man do the same?


32 posted on 09/23/2010 8:39:52 AM PDT by runninglips (Don't support the Republican party, work to "fundamentally change" it...conservative would be nice)
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To: Sequoyah101
I had a home invasion robbery, didn't call the cops, they are a useless expense on our local economy and our city has far too many of them.

We taxpayers a law abiding citizenry, with what is being done by making everything illegal or subject to fine is a form of totalitarianism fueled by kickbacks to officers of city government.

33 posted on 09/23/2010 8:45:23 AM PDT by MissAmericanPie
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To: Nip

I like the idea of the personal liability bond. Screw ups like this would put them off the force permanently for lack of the ability to post bonds in the future.

In Virginia, if a person kills another in self defense, the law states that the person still standing is to be automatically charged with the death of the other, with an investigation to follow. [This would encourage the philosophy of “shoot, shovel, shut up”, all else being equal.] The question I have is this: Is this true in the case of a shooting by police, and if not, why not? I realize that this could be taken as a sarcastic rhetorical question, like a lot of others that I post; in this case it is not. I am REALLY getting tired of people with uniforms considering themselves above the law, like the folks that write the laws do.


34 posted on 09/23/2010 9:09:39 AM PDT by Pecos (Liberty and Honor will not die on my watch.)
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To: SunTzuWu; Genoa
Maybe you need to read the article.

Why don't you drop the giant attitude and just say what you mean in a respectful, intelligent manner.

I read the article and wondered myself why the dog wasn't confined somewhere away from the arriving officers. Maybe it was in fact restrained somehow but the article does not state that.

35 posted on 09/23/2010 9:11:49 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: GBA
Yet another Prince George County cop shooting a citizen's dog for no justifiable reason.

Either you know more than the article states or you are getting ahead of what you do know.

36 posted on 09/23/2010 9:14:24 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
they called police for help

First mistake

37 posted on 09/23/2010 9:19:39 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: old school
"Neighbor Barbara Wells said, "The dog did not attack anyone. He never approached anyone. Even as the officers grabbed Sterling the dog didn't do anything."
38 posted on 09/23/2010 9:32:57 AM PDT by SZonian (July 27, 2010. Life begins anew.)
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To: Inappropriate Laughter
Yet another FEMALE cop flips out in a stressful situation. Call me sexist, but it sure seems like an inordinate number of these horror stories involve female cops. Does anyone have figures to back me up?
39 posted on 09/23/2010 10:16:31 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: rogue yam
Why don't you drop the giant attitude and just say what you mean in a respectful, intelligent manner.

I thought I was respectfull, short and to the point. This from the article is what I was refering to...

Barlow stated, "While this was going on I said 'please, don't point a gun at my dog.' I begged her. She didn't need to be involved in this. She was in the yard."

Neighbor Barbara Wells said, "The dog did not attack anyone. He never approached anyone. Even as the officers grabbed Sterling the dog didn't do anything."

40 posted on 09/23/2010 10:24:06 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: SunTzuWu

You were not respectful.

You arrogantly insulted a fellow FReeper for no reason.

This is a simple fact and if you can’t understand this and admit it then there is something wrong with you.

As for the passages from the article you excerpt, nothing there shows that the dog was restrained. Genoa and I (and others) simply expressed the opinion that if you call the police to come to your house to investigate a violent crime then you should secure your dog away from the responding officers.

If you have some reasonable, intelligent rejoinder to this opinion then you have not yet stated it.


41 posted on 09/23/2010 10:37:14 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: rogue yam
You arrogantly insulted a fellow FReeper...

How?

42 posted on 09/23/2010 10:46:05 AM PDT by SunTzuWu
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To: rogue yam

Why does someone have to confine their property (dog) because they call the police. If the dog is well trained and does not attack the police the police have no right to do anything to the dog. The article does not indicate the dog was doing anything to the police. This looks to me like an over reaction by the police and a destruction of private property.


43 posted on 09/23/2010 10:48:52 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: Forgotten Amendments

FREEZE! I JUST HAD MY NAILS DONE!
March 16, 2005

How many people have to die before the country stops humoring feminists? Last week, a defendant in a rape case, Brian Nichols, wrested a gun from a female deputy in an Atlanta courthouse and went on a murderous rampage. Liberals have proffered every possible explanation for this breakdown in security except the giant elephant in the room — who undoubtedly has an eating disorder and would appreciate a little support vis-a-vis her negative body image.

The New York Times said the problem was not enough government spending on courthouse security (”Budgets Can Affect Safety Inside Many Courthouses”). Yes, it was tax-cuts-for-the-rich that somehow enabled a 200-pound former linebacker to take a gun from a 5-foot-tall grandmother.

Atlanta court officials dispensed with any spending issues the next time Nichols entered the courtroom when he was escorted by 17 guards and two police helicopters. He looked like P. Diddy showing up for a casual dinner party.

I think I have an idea that would save money and lives: Have large men escort violent criminals. Admittedly, this approach would risk another wave of nausea and vomiting by female professors at Harvard. But there are also advantages to not pretending women are as strong as men, such as fewer dead people. Even a female math professor at Harvard should be able to run the numbers on this one.

Of course, it’s suspiciously difficult to find any hard data about the performance of female cops. Not as hard as finding the study showing New Jersey state troopers aren’t racist, but still pretty hard to find.

Mostly what you find on Lexis-Nexis are news stories quoting police chiefs who have been browbeaten into submission, all uttering the identical mantra after every public safety disaster involving a girl cop. It seems that female officers compensate for a lack of strength with “other” abilities, such as cooperation, empathy and intuition.

There are lots of passing references to “studies” of uncertain provenance, but which always sound uncannily like a press release from the Feminist Majority Foundation. (Or maybe it was The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, which recently released a study claiming that despite Memogate, “Fahrenheit 911,” the Richard Clarke show and the jihad against the Swiftboat veterans, the press is being soft on Bush.)

The anonymous “studies” about female officers invariably demonstrate that women make excellent cops — even better cops than men! One such study cited an episode of “She’s the Sheriff,” starring Suzanne Somers.

A 1993 news article in the Los Angeles Times, for example, referred to a “study” –- cited by an ACLU attorney — allegedly proving that “female officers are more effective at making arrests without employing force because they are better at de-escalating confrontations with suspects.” No, you can’t see the study or have the name of the organization that performed it, and why would you ask?

There are roughly 118 million men in this country who would take exception to that notion. I wonder if women officers “de-escalate” by mentioning how much more money their last suspect made.

These aren’t unascertainable facts, like Pinch Sulzberger’s SAT scores. The U.S. Department of Justice regularly performs comprehensive surveys of state and local law enforcement agencies, collected in volumes called “Law Enforcement Management and Administrative Statistics.”

The inestimable economist John Lott Jr. has looked at the actual data. (And I’ll give you the citation! John R. Lott Jr., “Does a Helping Hand Put Others at Risk? Affirmative Action, Police Departments and Crime,” Economic Inquiry, April 1, 2000.)

It turns out that, far from “de-escalating force” through their superior listening skills, female law enforcement officers vastly are more likely to shoot civilians than their male counterparts. (Especially when perps won’t reveal where they bought a particularly darling pair of shoes.)

Unable to use intermediate force, like a bop on the nose, female officers quickly go to fatal force. According to Lott’s analysis, each 1 percent increase in the number of white female officers in a police force increases the number of shootings of civilians by 2.7 percent.

Adding males to a police force decreases the number of civilians accidentally shot by police. Adding black males decreases civilian shootings by police even more. By contrast, adding white female officers increases accidental shootings. (And for my Handgun Control Inc. readers: Private citizens are much less likely to accidentally shoot someone than are the police, presumably because they do not have to approach the suspect and make an arrest.)

In addition to accidentally shooting people, female law enforcement officers are also more likely to be assaulted than male officers — as the whole country saw in Atlanta last week. Lott says: “Increasing the number of female officers by 1 percentage point appears to increase the number of assaults on police by 15 percent to 19 percent.”

In addition to the obvious explanations for why female cops are more likely to be assaulted and to accidentally shoot people — such as that our society encourages girls to play with dolls — there is also the fact that women are smaller and weaker than men.

In a study of public safety officers — not even the general population — female officers were found to have 32 percent to 56 percent less upper body strength and 18 percent to 45 percent less lower body strength than male officers — although their outfits were 43 percent more coordinated. (Here’s the cite! Frank J. Landy, “Alternatives to Chronological Age in Determining Standards of Suitability for Public Safety Jobs,” Technical Report, Vol. 1, Jan. 31, 1992.)

Another study I’ve devised involves asking a woman to open a jar of pickles.

There is also the telling fact that feminists demand that strength tests be watered down so that women can pass them. Feminists simultaneously demand that no one suggest women are not as strong as men and then turn around and demand that all the strength tests be changed. It’s one thing to waste everyone’s time by allowing women to try out for police and fire departments under the same tests given to men. It’s quite another to demand that the tests be brawned-down so no one ever has to tell female Harvard professors that women aren’t as strong as men.

Acknowledging reality wouldn’t be all bad for women. For one thing, they won’t have to confront violent felons on methamphetamine. So that’s good. Also, while a sane world would not employ 5-foot-tall grandmothers as law enforcement officers, a sane world would also not give full body-cavity searches to 5-foot-tall grandmothers at airports.

COPYRIGHT 2005 ANN COULTER


44 posted on 09/23/2010 11:04:42 AM PDT by Inappropriate Laughter (Obama: Another illegal alien living in public housing)
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To: Ratman83
Why does someone have to confine their property (dog) because they call the police. If the dog is well trained and does not attack the police the police have no right to do anything to the dog. The article does not indicate the dog was doing anything to the police. This looks to me like an over reaction by the police and a destruction of private property.

The article does not state exactly what the dog was doing or where. Nor does it state what the local laws are concerning how dogs must be confined. I expressed no opinion as to whether the officer's actions were legal or reasonable. I did not say that someone "has to" confine their dog. I just think it is stupid not to. You have police responding to a report of a violent crime. They are going to be concerned for their own safety and acutely aware of potential threats. Why wouldn't you take your dog inside while you talk to the police?

45 posted on 09/23/2010 11:11:23 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: SunTzuWu
You arrogantly insulted a fellow FReeper...

How?

I am not going to explain why your Reply #12 is insulting because I assume that you are trolling. If you are genuinely too crazy and/or stupid to understand why what you said was insulting then you have my sympathies and I sincerely hope that you outgrow your condition somehow.

46 posted on 09/23/2010 11:15:19 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: Inappropriate Laughter

Thank you!!!!!!!!!


47 posted on 09/23/2010 11:15:27 AM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (I'd rather be Plaxico Burress than Sean Taylor)
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To: rogue yam

You are right you did not say some one has to confine their dog. But you did say “ read the article and wondered myself why the dog wasn’t confined somewhere away from the arriving officers.”

You implied that teh dog need to be confined. As I said why should it be. If the police are professional and the animal is controlled then no confinement is required. To qoute the O the police acted stupidly.

Your commment “You have police responding to a report of a violent crime. They are going to be concerned for their own safety and acutely aware of potential threats.” If I am the one who calls them then I should not have to be fearfull of them, they should be coming to my aid. If they are not then they are not the public servents that they should be.

In answer to your question “Why wouldn’t you take your dog inside while you talk to police?”, because I do not have to do so on my property. I am not a subject that has to be diffenrential to them.


48 posted on 09/23/2010 11:43:16 AM PDT by Ratman83
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To: MissAmericanPie

The daughter of a friend back home woke one night to noises in the house. The husband went to investigate and found one of the kids from across the street crawling through the house. Drunk, on drugs or whatever. The perp is related to one of the local constabulary and they let him go.

I’d have blown his brains out and maybe call the cops after.


49 posted on 09/23/2010 1:02:34 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: Sequoyah101

Yes, I know how to spell guerrilla.


50 posted on 09/23/2010 1:05:40 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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