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  • NYPD cop shoots, kills Bronx family’s beloved dog in incident captured on video

    03/25/2016 6:02:30 AM PDT · by thefactor · 23 replies
    Daily News ^ | 3/24/2016 | Aidan McLaughlin
    One minute Yvonne Rosado was dancing with her pet pit bull inside their Bronx apartment — and the next, her dog was dead in the hallway, a city cop’s bullet in its head. A gruesome video captured the officer, responding to a domestic violence call at a neighboring apartment, pumping a fatal gunshot into beloved 4-year-old Spike. The pet’s devastated owner says the cop needlessly lost his cool when the typically pleasant pooch, its tail wagging happily, wandered outside before the Feb. 13 tragedy. “The officer just reacted badly,” a teary Rosado told the Daily News on Thursday. “I was...
  • Police encounters are often deadly for dogs

    07/14/2014 5:34:49 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 7-13-14 | Sue Manning
    LOS ANGELES -- The majority of shootings in most U.S. police departments involve animals, usually dogs, and experts say a new series of videos can help change often quick-trigger decisions fueled by fear. "There will be times when police need to defend themselves because they are being attacked by a dog and don't have a choice, but that is the minority of cases," said Brian Kilcommons, a Southbury, Conn., dog behaviorist and trainer. He is featured in the five-part series that teaches officers to detect the warning signs of an aggressive dog and how to avoid using lethal force. Efforts...
  • Cop Shoots Service Dog During Kid's Birthday Party

    02/11/2014 5:50:18 PM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 130 replies
    ©2012 Reason Foundation ^ | Feb. 11, 2014 2:03 pm | Zenon Evans
    On Saturday, a police officer in Filer, Idaho responded to a call about two dogs running around without leashes on a suburban street. Thirty-eight seconds after exiting his patrol car, Officer Tarek Hassani determined that one of the animals was too aggressive and fatally shot it in the front yard of its owner's house. A video ...shows the 7-year-old black labrador convulsing and whimpering before moving out of the dash cam's line of sight. The dog, named “Hooch,” belonged to Rick Clubb, who says he suffers from Parkinson's disease and that Hooch was his trained service animal. At the time...
  • Sad! Cop Shoots Dog During Child's Birthday Party

    02/12/2014 3:25:56 PM PST · by cycjec · 27 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | February 11, 2014 | Sara Noble
    Officer shoots dog The officer can be seen shooting the dog in this picture and in the video A man in Idaho with Parkinson’s disease had his service dog shot by an officer who felt the dog was too aggressive. It was as the man’s 9-year old son’s birthday party wound down. The officer came in response to a call that the dogs were on the loose. He shot the 7-year-old black labrador, named “Hooch,” at point-blank range when the dog menaced him. The dog’s owner Rick Clubb said the officer was much too trigger-happy. Adding insult to injury, Mr....
  • Puppycide A surprising number of dogs are shot by cops.

    11/04/2013 6:03:55 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | November 4, 2013 4:00 AM | By Charles C. W. Cooke
    On a Sunday afternoon in October of this year, Gabrielle Stropkai’s dog was shot by a police officer investigating a burglary nearby. The dog “was walking by and went ‘ruff ruff’ — just a couple of little ruffs,” a neighbor of the Stropkais’ told local television in Boise, Idado. But “she didn’t jump at him or anything.” In response, the owner remembers, the officer “pulled his weapon, asked whose dog it was, and shot her in the back of the head.” The dog died instantly. The Stropkais are not alone in their grief. A Google search for “dog shot by...
  • Puppy seized from family in UK and destroyed

    10/27/2012 9:12:31 AM PDT · by Altariel · 72 replies
    Today marks the birthday of a puppy named "Fudge." The guest of honor would be two years of age today, but her life was ended before she even reached her first birthday. Back on March 22, 2011, Fudge, who was just five months of age, was seized from her family in Liverpool because she was considered to a "dangerous dog" based upon nothing more than her looks. Within one hour of being seized from her family, the beautiful puppy with the silky, soft fur and the captivating eyes, was dead. Even though the young puppy had never hurt anyone or...
  • Enid Woman Wants Justice After Police Shoot, Kill Family Dog

    07/04/2013 6:02:23 AM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies ^ | July 3, 2013 | Lisa Monahan
    ENID, Oklahoma - A family pet was shot to death by a police officer and the pet's owner is claiming that the officer was too quick to pull the trigger. Now her dog is gone and she is demanding justice. North Enid Police were called to Stacey Long's neighborhood for reports of a dog at large. Long said when police arrived they shot and killed her dog in her own front yard. "It was our baby, family member … we loved that dog," said Long. Long buried her dog but not her anger over his death. "For no reason to...
  • Concord: Owners of cocker spaniel shot by police seek apology

    06/26/2013 1:57:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 87 replies
    CONCORD -- Two Concord roommates are seeking an explanation as to why a police officer shot their aging cocker spaniel during a neighborhood search for a suspicious person last week. Zach Grimm and Dave Biller say Kirby, a 13-year-old cocker spaniel, is recovering from a gunshot wound to the shoulder after barking at an officer in the backyard of their home in the 2000 block of Weaver Court on June 17. But a week after the incident, the two say they have received no explanation from police about why officers were in their yard. Worse, they said, they have not...
  • Carteret deputy tases tied dog

    06/21/2013 7:03:06 PM PDT · by Altariel · 195 replies
    Independent Register ^ | June 21, 2013 | William Toler
    When Rebecka Brown returned home June 5, she noticed a business card stuck in her door. That card was from Det. Joey Cooper, a deputy with the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.“Naturally I called the number immediately to find out why an officer had been here,” she wrote on a Facebook page.Det. Cooper told her he was there to serve a warrant to her husband for failure to appear in court in relation to a ticket he had received while hunting. She also found out something horrifying.“He then told me he had to tase my dog.”When she asked why, Brown says...
  • Leander police officer shoots dog at wrong house

    06/19/2013 8:28:12 AM PDT · by Altariel · 58 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | June 18, 2013 | Esther Robards-Forbes
    A dog was shot and severely injured by a Leander police officer Monday night after the officer attempted to serve a warrant at the wrong address, according to the dog’s owners and a statement from the Leander Police Department. The dog, a German shepherd named Vinny that works as a therapy dog, was shot in the neck and is recovering at the home of his owners in Liberty Hill. Renata and James Simmons, the dog’s owners, are baffled and distraught by the actions of the officer. According to the statement from LPD, Warrant Officer Woodson Blase arrived at the Simmons’...
  • Police shoot support dog; neighbors say they didn’t need to do it

    05/16/2013 6:02:08 AM PDT · by Altariel · 44 replies ^ | May 6, 2013 | Boris Sanchez
    DACONO, Colo. — A Dacono family is demanding answers from police, after their support dog was shot when he got loose and ran toward a neighbor’s yard Sunday night. Mongo, a 3-year-old pit bull puppy, is recovering from a gunshot wound to the chest, as his owner, James Vester, is hoping for an apology from Dacono Police. “I didn’t think I would see that again. You see it in Iraq — and then you see your best friend here get shot,” said Vester, a Marine Corp. sniper, who says he got Mongo, a certified emotional support dog, to alleviate stress...
  • Protecting Your Dog Do you include your dog in your home-defense plan?

    01/17/2013 8:52:54 PM PST · by Altariel · 63 replies
    Shooting Illustrated ^ | January 8, 2013 | Sheriff Jim Wilson
    Protecting Your Dog Do you include your dog in your home-defense plan? by Sheriff Jim Wilson January 08, 2013 From time to time we see reports of police shooting a dog in the course of responding to a call for assistance or while executing a warrant for search or arrest. Without a doubt, some of these incidents may be the result of poor training or the lack of proper planning on the part of law enforcement. However, that is of little comfort to the citizen when his family pet has been destroyed. With some thought, planning, and training, this kind...
  • Family Pet Shot in Lafayette Backyard by Police on House Alarm Call

    01/08/2013 12:25:48 PM PST · by Altariel · 75 replies
    99.9 KTDY ^ | January 7, 2013 | Debbie Ray
    A Lafayette family’s 15 year old pet dog was shot inside their fenced backyard today by Lafayette Police. Officers were dispatched when the Sonnier family’s house alarm was set off because a door was not properly closed when they left the house this morning. According to the Sonniers, when the alarm went off, the monitoring company called the contact list, including Michelle Sonnier, a nurse practitioner who was with a patient at the time. Her husband Matt was also unable to answer, so they called Michelle’s mother, next on the list. She then called Matt – he was able to...
  • Have We Lost the War on Drugs?

    01/08/2013 12:22:55 PM PST · by Altariel · 38 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 4, 2013 | By GARY S. BECKER and KEVIN M. MURPHY
    President Richard Nixon declared a "war on drugs" in 1971. The expectation then was that drug trafficking in the United States could be greatly reduced in a short time through federal policing—and yet the war on drugs continues to this day. The cost has been large in terms of lives, money and the well-being of many Americans, especially the poor and less educated. By most accounts, the gains from the war have been modest at best. The direct monetary cost to American taxpayers of the war on drugs includes spending on police, the court personnel used to try drug users...
  • Commerce City Police Officer Charged With Animal Cruelty For Killing Dog

    12/29/2012 5:50:22 PM PST · by Ken H · 27 replies
    CBS4 Denver ^ | December 20, 2012 | n/a
    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (CBS4)- The Commerce City Police officer who shot and killed a family dog last month has been charged with animal cruelty. The shooting happened Nov. 24 when officers received a call of a dog running unattended in the neighborhood. When officers tried to catch the dog, Chloe, they had trouble. They used a taser and tried a neck harness. Police Officer Robert Price then fired five shots, killing Chloe. The incident was caught on video.
  • Lawsuit says police didn't need to shoot, kill Rosie (Cops: "Let's just go shoot him")

    11/28/2012 11:51:03 AM PST · by Arthurio · 74 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-27 | Mike Carter
    To Deirdre and Charles Wright, their 4-year-old Newfoundland named Rosie was a member of the family — a big, hairy, doe-eyed friend and companion who "aided in their enjoyment of life, well-being, personal development and daily activities." To the trio of Des Moines police officers who confronted the barking bear-of-a-dog in the driveway of the Wrights' home two years ago, she was something else entirely. "He doesn't want me to get very close," one of the officers is heard saying on an audio recording from a patrol cruiser's dashboard camera, the deep bark of the dog in the background. -snip-...
  • [Channel] 2 Investigates: Nearly 100 dogs shot by metro police since 2010 [Atlanta]

    10/30/2012 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Altariel · 22 replies
    WSBTV (Atlanta) ^ | October 30, 2012 | Erin Coleman
    ATLANTA — A Channel 2 Action News investigation found nearly 100 cases of local officers shooting dogs within the past two years. The investigation looked into the heartbreaking circumstances when a police officer kills a family pet -- probably one of the most difficult scenarios for a pet owner and for police. Nearly two years after Basil was shot and killed in an empty lot by Fulton County Marshals, Elizabeth and Carey Cullifer said they still feel every bit of the pain. "She was a really kind and gentle dog," said Elizabeth Cullifer. She left their 45-pound dog outside alone...
  • VIDEO UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: Dog Shot By Omaha Police Officer

    10/30/2012 9:10:46 PM PDT · by Altariel · 20 replies
    WOWT (Channel 6 News) ^ | October 29, 2012 | Mike McKnight
    An Omaha police officer shot and killed a dog on a public sidewalk. The officer’s report claims the shooting was justified; however, the owners call the incident an execution of a friendly, family pet. Mike McKnight obtained surveillance video of the incident for a Fact Finders exclusive. On October 7th, after midnight, police blocked a street in the area of 35th and Vinton to look for an armed suspect. They say Chris Schulte, who lives in the area, ignored orders to stop and walked the family dog toward the search area. He was arrested and his dog, Teela, shot. Chris...
  • Pit bull owners: San Antonio police officer at wrong house shoots family dog

    10/17/2012 12:29:30 PM PDT · by Altariel · 30 replies
    KSAT ^ | October 15, 2012 | Jessie Degollado
    A local couple says a San Antonio police officer who shot their dog in the jaw early Sunday morning was at the wrong house. Albert Morales said his brother, Hector Serna, woke him up before dawn after hearing the gunshot and then pounding on his window. “I thought someone was trying to break in,” Serna said, since the officer never identified himself. Serna and Morales said they went outside and the officer approached them saying there had been a 911 call about a deceased woman. Morales then said the officer told him he was responding to the call from another...
  • Officer and family have differing stories over shot dog

    10/14/2012 9:03:24 PM PDT · by Altariel · 23 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 11, 2012 | WMC-TV Staff
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - A Memphis family is irate after a police officer shot their dog Thursday. But the police department says the officer was trying to protect a child. Quawan Branch, 9, described the attack by Memphis Police on his 1-year-old Labrador, named Pepper. "The police officer, he just came up and started shooting at my dog," he said. According to the Memphis Police Department, an officer was flagged down on Spottswood Ave. regarding a loose dog trying to attack a child. "I didn't see anyone flag him down. They must have done it a street over or...