Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Chicago Family Says Police Officer Shot Their Puppy
chicagocbslocal.com ^ | 12/4/12 | chicago cbs

Posted on 12/04/2012 12:01:38 PM PST by ColdOne

CHICAGO (CBS) – Al Phillips wants to know why a Chicago police officer shot his dog while writing a traffic ticket outside his house.

“My neighbor called and told me I was getting a ticket on my van. When I opened the fence, my puppy ran out. That’s when I heard two gunshots and the officer shot my dog,” Phillips said.

The 7-month-old Bull Terrier miniature puppy survived but had a bullet in its leg and fragments in its abdomen.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicago.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS:
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

1 posted on 12/04/2012 12:01:45 PM PST by ColdOne
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Why not ask Rahm and Obama to intercede?


2 posted on 12/04/2012 12:06:42 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
Clearly terrifying. This "cop" should be fired.
3 posted on 12/04/2012 12:07:36 PM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

It’s the new normal.


4 posted on 12/04/2012 12:09:17 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

One of these days some dog owner is going to get medeval on one of these idiots, and then get a jury of dog ladies who vote not guilty.


5 posted on 12/04/2012 12:13:24 PM PST by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

6 posted on 12/04/2012 12:13:42 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice
This "cop" should be fired.

I agree, but that's going easy on him. Then they returned to ticket the owner for an unleashed dog? It's unbelievable.
7 posted on 12/04/2012 12:13:48 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Too bad, Copper. You left a witness.


8 posted on 12/04/2012 12:13:48 PM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: andyk

It really is. Shooting the dog is just SOP, regardless of why the cops are even there in the first place. But lets call it what is: Terrorism.


9 posted on 12/04/2012 12:14:12 PM PST by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

If the cop had a taser, the dog would still be living.


10 posted on 12/04/2012 12:16:57 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: pabianice

Kinda makes you wonder when enuf is enuf.


11 posted on 12/04/2012 12:17:15 PM PST by weps4ret (Republicans are suffering from Testicular Atrophy!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie
Shooting the dog is just SOP. Yes, but since when! This is a trend which seems to have popped up in the last several years or so. I don't recall that it used to be S.O.P. to shoot dogs for no apparent reason. It's just terroristic.
12 posted on 12/04/2012 12:19:13 PM PST by ArmyTeach ( Videteco eos prius (See 'em first) Sculpin 191)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Once again, the root cause is some inane piece of permitting - an officer writing a ticket for a parked vehicle. And cops returned, to write a ticket for an unleashed dog. Clearly the reward for filing a complaint.


13 posted on 12/04/2012 12:21:03 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie

all they’re doing is desensitizing them to killing live things. most cops already feel it’s and “us” versus “them” world and all the pap about how some cops will defend and protect the constitution is BS. They are doing they’re 15-20 years, getting their disability check and moving to Florida, Arizona or into another government nipple job like politician. re:Stupak.


14 posted on 12/04/2012 12:34:45 PM PST by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Kevmo

If the cop had any courage the dog would not have been shot.


15 posted on 12/04/2012 12:40:56 PM PST by fudimo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: ArmyTeach

Just Bing “cop shoots dog”. Happens a lot.


16 posted on 12/04/2012 12:45:19 PM PST by ilovesarah2012
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Oooh.. a pit bull. Didn’t see that coming.


17 posted on 12/04/2012 12:48:33 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fudimo

It’s easier & cheaper to provide cops tasers than to develop courage in them.


18 posted on 12/04/2012 12:55:57 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

RTFA. It’s not a Pit Bull, it’s a Bull Terrier.


19 posted on 12/04/2012 12:56:23 PM PST by SunTzuWu
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: ArmyTeach

Like most of this stuff, the first I recall seeing it was during no-knock drug raids. Most people didn’t pay attention back then because they thought they had nothing to fear from that sort of thing. Slippery slopes, and all.


20 posted on 12/04/2012 12:58:37 PM PST by Wolfie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: AppyPappy

“Oooh.. a pit bull. Didn’t see that coming.”

No, if you read the first few lines of the article you will see that it isn’t a pit bull. It is a bull terrier puppy, probably a Staffordshire bull terrier.

There are about a dozen different `bully’ breeds. Of course the journalist who wrote the article probably knows about as much about dogs as he does about guns, (”They’re all AKs...”) so he made the same mistake you made in failing to identify the dog breed.

I have an American bulldog and he looked a lot like the photo I posted at post 6 when he was seven months old. If we don’t defend the bully breeds, cops will be shooting nice chocolate labs next.

My attitude about the issue is (I think) fair enough: Don’t level a gun at my dog and you won’t look down my gun barrel.


21 posted on 12/04/2012 12:59:54 PM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Kevmo

That would be taking the low road instead of the high road.
But that seems to be normal these days.


22 posted on 12/04/2012 1:00:23 PM PST by fudimo
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: fudimo

The low road was hiring cowards who are afraid of puppies to work as cops who are too stupid to know that firing a gun in a populated area can kill someone. So, since we’re already on the low road, might as well save some dogs.


23 posted on 12/04/2012 1:05:05 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
This SOP makes sense when you realize that our government has been co-opted by an islamic cabal. muslims are calling the shots and muslims hate dogs.
24 posted on 12/04/2012 1:15:13 PM PST by semaj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

This should become a national outrage, but of course that will never happen. Not in the land of America.


25 posted on 12/04/2012 1:20:29 PM PST by DefeatCorruption
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

If the gun did not have a Police Officer as an owner, the puppy would not have been shot. Cops are the problem, not the gun or the puppy..........


26 posted on 12/04/2012 1:27:21 PM PST by Chief901 (Obama Septic Tank Campaign Ads, full of sh!t and smell like crap)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

Cops used to be real men, now their number 1 concern is going home without a scratch. It also indicates how low the qualifications have fallen to become a cop. Anyone who feels so threatenened by a small dog that he can only defend himself by gunfire is a poorly trained coward with lousy judgement. He is a menace to the community.


27 posted on 12/04/2012 1:33:44 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Brooklyn Attitude

“Cops used to be real men, now their number 1 concern is going home without a scratch. It also indicates how low the qualifications have fallen to become a cop”

And there you have hit on the root of the problem. Standards were lowered to almost non-existent in the 1980s to allow more of a certain protected minority access to gubmint jobs and pensions. Don’t know what this POS looks like but I can almost guarantee you he would not have been a cop prior to about 1980.


28 posted on 12/04/2012 2:01:59 PM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 27 | View Replies]

To: MtBaldy

They wouldn’t even let him be dog catcher after that. (Dog catchers have to have more self control.)


29 posted on 12/04/2012 2:07:26 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: Chief901

I could foresee a new class of attack animal: the house cat. It is difficult, but by no means impossible, to train them. And they can do some vicious damage.


30 posted on 12/04/2012 2:08:53 PM PST by HiTech RedNeck (How long before all this "fairness" kills everybody, even the poor it was supposed to help???)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: HiTech RedNeck

I’d rather run into a pibble over a housecat any day of the week (and yes, this miniature puppy was not a pibble).


31 posted on 12/04/2012 2:34:42 PM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

Computer Hope

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

32 posted on 12/04/2012 2:37:18 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

As a dog owner all my life, a cop who shot my dog would be just as dead seconds later.


33 posted on 12/04/2012 2:37:28 PM PST by Oldpuppymax
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #34 Removed by Moderator

To: MtBaldy

“And there you have hit on the root of the problem. Standards were lowered to almost non-existent in the 1980s to allow more of a certain protected minority access to gubmint jobs and pensions.”

Little wonder the country is falling apart when we have done away with hiring the most qualified and are now hiring on the basis of diversity. The hiring, promoting and electing of officials based on AA has led to the near collapse of all our major institutions.


35 posted on 12/04/2012 2:39:31 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: andyk

“Then they returned to ticket the owner for an unleashed dog? It’s unbelievable.”

That’s Chicago. If the cops violate your rights, and you complain, that’s when the retaliation begins, to teach you a lesson for daring to think that you have rights.


36 posted on 12/04/2012 2:44:52 PM PST by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Wolfie

“But lets call it what is: Terrorism.”

Yes, and let’s be frank. They’re shooting the dogs mainly because they can’t get away with shooting the citizens so easily. Yet.


37 posted on 12/04/2012 2:50:48 PM PST by Boogieman
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
I don't even know why this is news anymore.

People should just assume that anytime a cop shows up anywhere, a dog is going to get shot.

38 posted on 12/04/2012 2:57:56 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne
and yet another doughnut muncher earns their dog shooter marit badge...

39 posted on 12/04/2012 3:12:31 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Comment #40 Removed by Moderator

To: Oldpuppymax

Yeah, I know what you mean... As a dog breeder, anyone who tries to harm my dogs is playing with his/her life. It might not be immediate, but it will happen. Shoot, shovel, shutup...


41 posted on 12/04/2012 4:08:22 PM PST by LaRueLaDue
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: ArmyTeach

I suspect it was the gangsta drug dealer dogs that started it off. Just like with firearms, law abiding citizens are being treated like criminals. Now everyone’s dog is in jeopardy.


42 posted on 12/04/2012 4:11:10 PM PST by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

43 posted on 12/04/2012 4:22:57 PM PST by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ColdOne

OK, these comments have nothing to do with the incident, which sounds out of whack.

But the article is definitely biased: “puppy” “little”.

7 months is hardly a puppy, and thus he wasn’t that little, even for a miniature.


44 posted on 12/04/2012 6:52:29 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice

This is not a Pit Bull; it actually is just a Bull Terrier.


45 posted on 12/04/2012 6:55:14 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice; AppyPappy

>> cops will be shooting nice chocolate labs next.

We’re already well past that stage. The stories are out there. I think one in particular was a mayor or councilman in one of the MD DC suburbs.

This phenomenon is way out of control. We have harsh penalties for cruelty to animals because we’ve known for a long time that such behavior tends to lead to violence against people. What does this say about our police?


46 posted on 12/04/2012 7:00:02 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: the OlLine Rebel

OK, these comments have nothing to do with the incident, which sounds out of whack.

But the article is definitely biased: “puppy” “little”.

7 months is hardly a puppy, and thus he wasn’t that little, even for a miniature.

I'm just wondering. Do you think that perhaps there might have been a better option open to the cop confronted with a 7 month old miniature bull terrier?


47 posted on 12/04/2012 7:03:11 PM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: tumblindice

“It is a bull terrier puppy, probably a Staffordshire bull terrier.”

Bull Terriers are vastly different from Staff, which are true pit bull terrier types. They share a past, but just-plain Bulls are long since tempered down and removed from the ring.

This dog is plainly a white Bull Terrier, miniature (another clue it is not a Staff or any other Pit). The journalist didn’t fail to ID the breed.


48 posted on 12/04/2012 7:34:16 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: zeugma

Reread my 1st statement, please.

The cop was (likely) out of line.

Just pointing out how biased the article writing is. After all, it is based on the family asking the story to be printed.


49 posted on 12/04/2012 7:38:37 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: the OlLine Rebel

Seven months old is indeed a puppy and from the pictures he is indeed little.

Face it, the cowardly cop shot a little dog.

I bet a full grown Golden Retriever would have him soiling his diaper.


50 posted on 12/04/2012 7:49:34 PM PST by Eaker ( If a soldier demands that you carry his gear for a mile, carry it two miles.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-57 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson