More Cop-on-Dog Violence

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Yet another cop-kills-the-family-dog story today, this one from Willits, California:

Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force agents, aided by a uniformed Willits police officer, serving a search warrant at 64 Franklin Avenue on July 27, shot and killed a family pet, an 8-year-old half-pit bull mix named Tonka.

When agents searched the home, they found nothing directly linking the residents to the arrest of Craig Anthony Gelber, the target of the search, according to MMCTF Commander Bob Nishiyama.

Apparently the raid came after police spotted their suspect at or near the residence with marijuana starts.

“I know the officer felt terrible,” says [police chief] Nishiyama about the shooting. “You may have the nicest dog in the world, but we don’t know it. Officers are authorized to defend themselves. We offered to take the dog and take care of it, but the family preferred to handle the arrangements themselves.”

According to resident Anna White, Tonka’s owner, the police shot her pet while it was in a fenced area on her front porch. “We found the shell casing outside by the fence area. Tonka then ran into our house, got onto my bed and died.”

White described her bedroom following the search, claiming Tonka’s body had been dumped from the bed onto the floor and items from her room dropped onto the body and into the dog’s blood. “They destroyed our house and found nothing,” says White. “Tonka lived long enough to die on my bed, which we shared each night.”

Tonka was one of three dogs at the home. White’s father was the only family member at home during the first part of the search. Her father got to the door after the shot had been fired, says White. The three dogs then ran into the home. Her father did not know at first Tonka had been shot since he was handcuffed and lying on the floor during the search.

Just collateral drug war damage. Nothing to see here.

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66 Responses to “More Cop-on-Dog Violence”

  1. #1 |  Sinchy | 

    wow I barely finish the previous puppycide article and boom! there’s another

  2. #2 |  EH | 

    We offered to take the dog and take care of it, but the family preferred to handle the arrangements themselves.”

    “Hey, you want us to toss this in the trash when we leave?”

  3. #3 |  Aresen | 

    Dogtown PA: Patrons of the Dogtown Dunkin Donuts were shocked today when a member of the local dog pack entered the donut shop without permission and killed a police officer. When Officer Bob approached the dog, the dog bit the Officer, who died later at a local hospital.
    The leader of the local pack, Sparky, refused to identify the dog involved. He defended the dog’s actions, saying that there was a reasonable suspicion that there were treats in the store and that the dog was impelled to investigate. He maintained that Officer Bob approached the dog “in a threatening manner.”

    “Don’t get me wrong. I like police officers,” Pack Leader Sparky said. “but dogs are entitled to defend themselves. Our pack member did nothing wrong.”

  4. #4 |  Rhayader | 

    Jesus fucking fuck Radley, you vying for the internet’s most depressed readership or something?

    Oh well, I guess it’s better to have loved and had senselessly and brutally destroyed than never to have loved at all, no?

  5. #5 |  Maria | 

    *sigh* Christ on a crutch. Anyone up for making a calendar of puppycide victims as a fund raiser to help cover the costs for the families of future killed dogs (like vet/burial/etc)? Seriously. Not even sure if that’s in good taste or not. Or even how that would work but hell, if cops can have fund raising calendars that feature bios and pics of ‘fallen in the line of duty’ police officers. (I am not mocking real heros or brave souls that have lost their lives fighting real criminals.)

    Blah, I need to get off the internet now and go hug something.

  6. #6 |  Debbie E | 

    Maria, that’s a great idea and would sell well among animal rescuers. If you don’t mind I will pass your idea along to a couple animal rescue orgs.

  7. #7 |  Cynical in CA | 

    Afraid the best that can be hoped for is a snowball-effect of awareness. Keep depressing the readership, Radley. Eventually a tipping point will be reached. Question is, can this blog and its readership survive until then?

    Maybe if all the dog-owning citizens of every town in America visited their local constabulary with their furry friends, these LEO automata might be forced to recognize the human hearts that beat within themselves.

    My $0.02.

  8. #8 |  OB | 

    “Nishiyama alleges Gelber sold chemicals used for the manufacture of methamphetamine to undercover agents and had been observed at the 64 Franklin Avenue location with marijuana starts.”

    What is a marijuana “start”? A tiny, tiny plant? If that’s right, can you tell what it is without looking at it closely?

  9. #9 |  Gerald A | 

    Just shows how cowardly some cops have become. Maybe they should try doing their job first, like maybe a little planning before they go tearing off with guns drawn. Dogs aren’t really that tough to deal with.

  10. #10 |  Michael Chaney | 

    Again, the question is “why do cops have this problem that nobody else has?” Why don’t meter readers, mail men, etc. have to kill dogs all the time?

    I’m going to end with threadjack:

    http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=037_1280793290

    Basically, a cop tases a teen on a bike who fails to stop for him (I wonder why) and then runs him over when he falls down. The cop then proceeded to plant a gun on the kid while he was stuck under the police car and dead. The investigation into the gun planting consisted of the investigator asking “did you plant a gun on him?” and then dropping it when the cop said “no”. The gun was fully clean with no fingerprints on it, and the decedent’s friends and family say he was scared of guns. You can see the planting take place on another officer’s dash cam vid.

    Of course, the cop faces no charges.

  11. #11 |  J sub D | 

    White has filed a complaint against the Willits police officer who fired the fatal shot. Willits police Chief Gerry Gonzalez says he cannot comment on the incident until the complaint has been investigated.

    Just to save Gerry Gonzalez the trouble, I’ve drafted the following statement for him to release to the press.

    “After a thorough internal investigation, the Willit PD has determined that Officer (name withheld) acted in a professional manner completely in accordance with department policy”.

  12. #12 |  Dave Krueger | 

    “We offered to take the dog and take care of it…”

    Yeah, and probably anything else that constituted any kind of evidence that we fucked up.

  13. #13 |  Maria | 

    Debbie E.
    Please feel free! We need to use all available paths to raise awareness of the abuses that go on when civilians are treated as the enemy. At the moment, I do not have the resources to run with such an idea. I do feel that ideally any money made (doubt it would be much more than to cover printing/production costs) should go towards some sort of way to somehow benefit those that have their dogs shot. Such as the people above and the previous post. Not sure how that could work in reality though. Raising awareness amongst a different set of eyes and ears would be a good thing.

  14. #14 |  David in NYC | 

    #9 Gerald A: Dogs aren’t really that tough to deal with.

    Indeed. Especially when they are “in a fenced area on her front porch”.

    Every cop is a criminal
    — “Street Fighting Man” (Jagger/Richards)

  15. #15 |  Dave Krueger | 

    #5 Maria

    *sigh* Christ on a crutch. Anyone up for making a calendar of puppycide victims…

    That is an excellent idea. Maybe a website could be created so people could actually post pictures and tell their story. That would probably do more to shine a light on these cases than anything. A simple wordpress layout would be all it takes. One post per event categorized by state with comments.

  16. #16 |  ktc2 | 

    Off topic: http://gizmodo.com/5604430/oops-the-feds-have-been-storing-nudie-checkpoint-scan-images

  17. #17 |  ktc2 | 

    Back on topic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O89P4UwDVso

  18. #18 |  CharlesWT | 

    “I know the officer felt terrible,”…

    Breaks my heart!

  19. #19 |  Michael Chaney | 

    I should also note on #10 that the officer actually had no reason to stop the kid on the bike. He claimed at the time that the kid had stopped at a construction yard, so he thought maybe he was stealing stuff. When witnesses contradicted that account, he changed to trying to stop him because there were no lights on the bike. The victim was, needless to say, black.

  20. #20 |  Steve Verdon | 

    Afraid the best that can be hoped for is a snowball-effect of awareness. Keep depressing the readership, Radley. Eventually a tipping point will be reached. Question is, can this blog and its readership survive until then?

    Maybe if all the dog-owning citizens of every town in America visited their local constabulary with their furry friends, these LEO automata might be forced to recognize the human hearts that beat within themselves.

    My $0.02.

    Agreed. Keep it up so that your readership will arrive at the point I am not at: I hate cops, all of them.

    All cops are bad cops. Why? Because even the “good cops” cover up for the bad cops by not reporting them, letting them get away with being bad cops, by participating in a bankrupt and evil culture where force and brutality are seen as virtues not as evils.

    We saw this glimpse with the “Jack Dunphy” affair awhile back. Where Dunphy wrote and article at NRO about how people should not assert their constitutional rights when a police officers stops them or else they risk being shot (and Patrick Frey defended this position no less). Dunphy’s article basically laid things out very much like Dante’s post, he just tried to hide it with bullshit.

  21. #21 |  Steve Verdon | 

    sigh

    This,

    …point I am not…

    should be,

    …point I am now…

  22. #22 |  Beniamino | 

    @ # 4

    I’m not depressed; I’m pissed. Oh cops, why do you make me hate you?

  23. #23 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    I’m willing to take my chances with no police force at all. But then again, they aren’t here to serve ME and I obviously don’t have any voice in the matter.

    Fuck. All. Cops.

  24. #24 |  Nancy Lebovitz | 

    Mistreatment of people: The New Jim Crow– the extent to which the war on drugs is targeted at young black men.

  25. #25 |  EH | 

    I’m willing to take my chances with no police force at all.

    You can put your money where your mouth is by moving to Somalia.

    I’m not a “Fuck the Police” kind of guy, I’m more of a “Cops are Cowards” when it comes to these dog stories. It’s obvious that police training, seemingly across the board, is lame. I don’t mean it in the teenager way of saying “lame,” but in the horse-trainer sense. Police training is not sufficient for the job.

  26. #26 |  Steve Verdon | 

    You can put your money where your mouth is by moving to Somalia.

    Why do you morons always say this? Somolia isn’t a case where you have no police forces, it is a case where you have warring police factions (aka warlords).

  27. #27 |  Steve Verdon | 

    By the way, here is Dante’s post from the other post on a dog being shot by a cop,

    So, let’s review:

    Cop shoots a dog for no reason – no problem.

    Cop shoots an unarmed, 7 year old girl – no problem.

    Cop shoots a handcuffed suspect on the ground – no problem.

    Cop does any freakin’ thing he wants to you – no problem.

    But if a citizen video tapes any cop doing any thing, the citizen gets a beat down and a free trip to jail. Or maybe death.

    Who are the terrorists, again?

    Protect & Serve (Themselves!)

  28. #28 |  EH | 

    Steve Verdon:
    Somolia isn’t a case where you have no police forces, it is a case where you have warring police factions (aka warlords).

    …and the practical difference is what? Please use small words so us morons can understand.

  29. #29 |  travis | 

    #28
    http://c4ss.org/content/2859
    Somalia — Is That Really All You Got?

  30. #30 |  TDR | 

    All I’m saying is the obvious: The only things these thugs understand is a bullet.

  31. #31 |  André | 

    “We offered to take the dog and take care of it”

    I think they already took care of it.

  32. #32 |  JS | 

    Boyd Durkin “I’m willing to take my chances with no police force at all.”

    I totally agree. They have never protected me and I will never ask them to. I’m sure we’d be better off without them.

  33. #33 |  GT | 

    When shit like this happens, the victims should do the right thing (‘pay it forward’ as you Yanks now say): prevent is happening to anyone else.

    Find the perpetrators, and get it sorted out. It costs next to nothing, and one less shitbag means less recidivism (that’s their justification, after all).

    Shit like this will NOT STOP until these dirtbags get shown that the costs of being a dirtbag are too high.

    And don’t anyone DARE say ‘It was only a dog’. Retaliation is ONLY against a thug-drone – which is far FAR less than a man.

    Cheerio

    GT

  34. #34 |  Steve Verdon | 

    …and the practical difference is what? Please use small words so us morons can understand.

    In both cases you have police forces. Clearly having one police force results in less overall violence…at least the bullets flying/dead innocents kind, but you still end up with tyranny.

    Further as the link in #29 indicates, nobody is arguing for Somolia. A gradual reduction in the size and scope of the state to zero is what most anarcho-capitalists think of, or at least guys like David Friedman.

    We’ve lived through centuries of the process which Pyotr Kropotkin described in “Mutual Aid” and “The State,” by which centralized territorial states suppressed bottom-up, self-organized alternatives, and caused civil society to atrophy. Under such circumstances, when the state suddenly disappears, the result is likely to be a power vacuum with nothing ready to take its place, and the proliferation of all sorts of social pathologies.

    Every time you or someone says, “There ought to be a law….” they are part of the problem not the solution.

    For example, early on Pennsylvania had virtually no government, but it was not like Somalia. Why not use that example?

    Second, “Somalia” does not equal “Mogadishu.” Most of the horrific, Mad Max scenes captured in Somalia are in Mogadishu, where the central state was most powerful before the collapse and the institutions of civil society were accordingly most atrophied. As Roderick Long, director of C4SS’s parent body the Molinari Society, put it, “the farther one gets away from Mogadishu, the more one gets into relatively peaceful areas that have always been anarchic or close to it, barring occasional intrusions from the statebuilders in the city.” In other words, the further you get from Mogadishu, the less Somalia resembles “Somalia,” and the more it resembles the kind of stable society described by James Scott.

    What, what, what?!?!?! How can this be?!?!? Without the calming and protective hand of the government how can people not end up eating other in short order?

  35. #35 |  EH | 

    OK fine, substitute “Mogadishu” for Somalia. Mea culpa.

    A gradual reduction in the size and scope of the state to zero is what most anarcho-capitalists think of, or at least guys like David Friedman.

    Yeah. I think that goal is insanity, though. I also don’t really see the point where having multiple police forces is just like having a single police force, only with more than one. It seems more like gangland (or warlordism, as above). My point being, and everybody’s heard this angle before, is that I don’t see any small-government people moving to places with less government.

  36. #36 |  Andrew S. | 

    EH — I’ve never been one for “If you don’t like the way we do things, you should move to [insert silly destination here]!” argument, personally. It’d be hard for me to get a similar job in another country. Plus I don’t think my wife and daughter would move with me. So I’ll just stay here and try and change things for the better, thanks.

    But seriously. Radley. Two Puppycide articles in one day? Do you want me to fling my laptop against the wall? I’m not sure what’s more outrageous to me when it comes to these stories — the stories themselves, or the fact that most people aren’t outraged by them.

  37. #37 |  Gary | 

    “I’m not sure what’s more outrageous to me when it comes to these stories — the stories themselves, or the fact that most people aren’t outraged by them.”

    Unfortunately, the answer to that is easy… the latter. :(

  38. #38 |  jb | 

    Ya know . . .

    I have knocked doors in sales since 2003. Six days a week, armed with nothing but a pen to write deals. I had one Great Dane female (yes, she DID get my attention!) charge me, but when I growled she backed off. Turned out she had just turned out a litter 3 days prior. Dachshunds will bite themselves, and they are more afraid than chihuahua’s.

    Pits? They are pussies–most of them. The rest? Walk around the chain, for crying out loud, or tase the dog if ya gotta. All this shooting of dawgs stuff is crap. Uncle Len was a cop in Cleveland (downtown, Sports Fans, for those who know), and a biting dog might have gotten a swift kick while Uncle Len was tackling the perp who had a gun or knife. Neither dog nor perp got shot—Unc never discharged his weapon in 30 years . . . in downtown Cleveland. Downtown and in the Flats!

    But this shit of cops shooting and killing dogs every damn day is bull. Hell, mailmen were making deliveries for years while most of today’s cops were playing with their cap pistols.

    So these pussy boy cops shooting dogs ought to go get a hormone check.

    They seem worse than the dogs they shoot and kill. Hire me–I’ll take of the dawgs while you go threaten the innocent citizens.

  39. #39 |  JOR | 

    “I also don’t really see the point where having multiple police forces is just like having a single police force, only with more than one. It seems more like gangland (or warlordism, as above).”

    It is just like gangland/warlordism. That’s the point. Gangs are cops. Cops are a gangsters. Even since ancient times, armies were made up of the sorts of people who would otherwise be bandits (and, well, armies really were just big bands anyway – just more thorough and organized – the point was to get all these bloodthirsty thugs together so you could raid or conquer some city or other). Medieval nobles were almost invariably descended from bandits (oftentimes from vikings – a similar dynamic happened in the Arab/Persian part of the Islamic world, with Turks invading, converting to Islam and ending up as part of the warrior aristocracy everywhere, and eventually founding all the major dynasties).

    Having one police force is just having one gang (or coalition of gangs) be utterly dominant (for the most part). Is it better or worse? Well whatever the answer is, I don’t think comparing Somalia to Sweden or whatever is a good way to find it. Comparing a stateless society to a statist society that is otherwise fairly similar would provide a better answer. How does Somalia compare to other subsaharan African countries? You know, all those nasty little countries with actual governments.

    Incidentally, I also think it’s stupid to point at North Korea or the USSR as examples of how awful government is. Granted, government might be an awful thing (I think it is) but there could be other cultural factors at work in any given country that has one that account for just how truly awful a place it is to live beyond just “how much” government it has.

  40. #40 |  JOR | 

    #10,

    I made the mistake of reading the comments posted to that video.

    The only thing worse than a pig is a badgelicker. There is literally nothing a cop could do to a non-cop that they would ever disapprove of.

    I select the following quote because it’s a fairly typical example of a common sort of non-sequitur that comes up when people are defending double standards and either don’t know it or don’t want to admit it:

    “Don’t run from the cops.

    People die every day by making stupid decisions. This was one of them. Any time you have evidence of a person running from the cops, and getting injured or killed because of it, not the cops fault! EVER!!!!”

    You see what he did there? He starts from the purely prudential observation (cops will often use your running away as an excuse to escalate a situation, so it may be wise not to; like any other predator, they see displays of fear or helplessness as a signal to attack) and, completely without any supporting permises or arguments, concludes that it’s not the cops’ fault when they hurt or kill someone who runs from them.

    Now let us do something similar. Let us imagine, fancifully, that law enforcement is a particularly dangerous proffession – perhaps evenj half as dangerous as cops would have us believe. Let’s say, a bunch of cops get together and decide to bust into a drug dealing pimp’s hideout. And one of them gets shot in the face and dies. Well, clearly this cop chose to do something dangerous. Therefore, it was his own fault.

    Next, let us imagine that some badgelicker gets mugged. Being a Manly Man, he decides he won’t be intimidated by thugs. But also being a Good Law-Abiding Citizen, he is unarmed. But he does karate or macarena or some stupid shit like that so he thinks he can handle it. Little does he know, his assailant is also a master ninja. So he gets shot dead. Clearly, he made a bad (i.e. risky) decision; ergo, it’s his own fault that he died.

    Finally, let us imagine that someone makes another risky decision; first, they get out of bed . . .

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  42. #42 |  GT | 

    Anyone who falls for the ‘well go live in Somalia” bullshit is as dumb as those who spout it.

    If you want to examine a counterfactual, you ought to be comparing Somalia pre- and post- the Siad Barré régime… not comparing the police-state US with an unpoliced Somalia. And the fact is, almost ALL economic indicators in Somalia under anarchy, were BETTER.

    Nobody is claiming that an anarchic (or voluntaryist) US would be utopia… but you would not have uniformed fuckwits who think they are immune form retaliation or reprisal when they throw their weight around.

    The sort of fucktard who believes that state monopoly on the provision of violence is OK, should think harder: why not state monopoly on the production of food? We know how well that works from the former Soviet Union. Competition brings lower costs and superor products – always and everywhere.

    These badgelickers and whipkissers are the same sort of tard who claimed that unwinding the compulsory-worship framework would lead to – of course – ANARCHY (in a bad way, of course). This was well before the US even existed, so obviously there are about 3 people in the whole country who might be aware of it.

    Oddly enough, once the former-monopolist churches stopped lashing around trying to preserve their monopoly… people’s religious lives became voluntary and everyone got on with it.

    The same will happen with State machinery-of-violence: they will flail around trying to prevent the (inevitable) move to voluntary association. They will kill far more of us than we do of them (but we will selectively get rid of some of them). But in the end, the good guys will win.

    Cheerio

    GT

  43. #43 |  Pinandpuller | 

    How is this for a business start-up: K9 Kevlar? They have vests for taking your dog on a boat-why not give your dog a sporting chance in your yard?

    I was down in the hood today on a delivery and I spent some time playing with the dude’s pit. I was more worried about passing out from the heat.

  44. #44 |  GreginOz | 

    Let’s start a “WIKI”, one where ‘civilians’ post pics of puppy-killing, civilian murdering KillaKops. Then a points system is allocated for most creative way of disposing of them, kind of like a Demolition man competition & let the pigs know we are after them. “Ahhh 10-4 Officer Fuckhead, heads up, your chinlessness, you have just had your ugly mug posted on Wikiwackacop, you have ….12 blocks to make it back to base…and they’re gunning for ya!”

  45. #45 |  StrongStyle81 | 

    They had three dogs. All three of them were outside as I understand it, probably in the fenced in porch area. They shoot one dog. If one dog is a threat why not all three? Call the animal control paddy wagon and have all three of them put to sleep for obstruction of justice and resisting arrest. Jesus Christ, this is too depressing. So according to police we can’t use cameras or own dogs.

    This shit is really starting to get out of hand. We need to start protesting outside all police stations and do some sort of national boycott. Make so much noise that the media has no choice but to pay attention.

  46. #46 |  National Police Misconduct NewsFeed Daily Recap 08-04-10 « Injustice Everywhere | 

    […] A Mendocino California “Major Crimes Task Force” is accused of needlessly shooting a dog to death while it was fenced in during a raid on an innocent family’s home that resulted in nothing being found. The family says that the dog ran into the bedroom and died on the bed where it slept each night and they discovered it thrown on the floor in a pool of blood along with the contents of their room scattered on top of the dog and it’s blood. All, apparently, because police saw a drug suspect near their home one day. Hat tip to Radley Balko for this one. […]

  47. #47 |  scottp | 

    “You may have the nicest dog in the world, but we don’t know it.”

    Translation: We’re much too lazy and incompotent to determine if your dog is agressive, so we kill it, just to be safe.

  48. #48 |  BrentM | 

    how would you boycott police?

  49. #49 |  BadExampleMan | 

    “Watchoo talkin’ about, Willits?”

    …too soon?

  50. #50 |  Mannie | 

    No, Scott #47. They’re not too lazy. They’re too cowardly, and they don’t give a shit about you. Protect and Serve my arse.

    You’d be better off dealing with the ROE in Afghanistan, but then again, we’re trying to win hearts and minds over there. Get down on your knees in our presence, you fiilthy peasant.

  51. #51 |  Boyd Durkin | 

    My point being, and everybody’s heard this angle before, is that I don’t see any small-government people moving to places with less government.

    This evidence, if presented, would it convince you that you’re wrong?

  52. #52 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #10 | Michael Chaney — “Again, the question is “why do cops have this problem that nobody else has?””

    Since cops have legal resort to firearms, and virtually no one else does, the solution becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.

    Basically, when you have an option available to you, you tend to use it.

  53. #53 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #20 | Steve Verdon — “All cops are bad cops. Why? Because even the “good cops” cover up for the bad cops by not reporting them, letting them get away with being bad cops, by participating in a bankrupt and evil culture where force and brutality are seen as virtues not as evils.”

    Don’t forget the over-arching reason all cops are bad. They are paid with tax (read: stolen) money. This reason trumps all, and makes even the most golden-hearted, heroic officer forever tainted.

  54. #54 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #42 | GT

    Great comment GT, always a pleasure to read a fellow anarchist.

  55. #55 |  Cynical in CA | 

    #48 | BrentM — “how would you boycott police?”

    1. NEVER CALL THE COPS!

    2. NEVER TALK TO THE COPS!

    3. NEVER SOCIALIZE WITH A COP!

    There’s three quick, easy, non-violent answers to your question. I’m sure with a bit more brainstorming, you could come up with a dozen more.

  56. #56 |  Steve Verdon | 

    I also don’t really see the point where having multiple police forces is just like having a single police force, only with more than one.

    You left out the part that they are fighting each other. In the U.S. the police forces don’t fight each other, when you get right down to it they are all pretty much the same: an arm of the state for applying force and coercion on the populace.

    My point being, and everybody’s heard this angle before, is that I don’t see any small-government people moving to places with less government.

    BFD? Did you stop to consider that there are often rather sizable costs to doing so? What if they speak a different language, you’ll have to learn that. Could take years. Then there are moving costs themselves. Moving away from current friends and also family. And the alternative is, as one commenter pointed out, to try and change things here.

    So you don’t see people moving in droves…I don’t think that is all that impresisve.

  57. #57 |  paranoiastrksdp | 

    @#44
    Wikiwackacop?

    Jim Bell would approve.

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  59. #59 |  StrongStyle81 | 

    “The police department takes this incident very seriously and will continue to investigate all aspects of the case,” said Chief of Police Colonel James Teare, Sr.

    Pardon me if I’m a bit skeptical about this. The unnamed federal officer is claiming that the husky bit his dog and when he tried to pull the husky away the dog tried to bite him. Even if we give the cop the benefit of the doubt and chose to believe that the husky was biting his dog. That still doesn’t excuse the fact that he endangered the public by recklessly and carelessly discharging a weapon in a public park filled with people and children. Even if he is not punished for shooting the dog, he has to face consequences for that. Discharging a firearm in a public place if a very serious issue.

    By the way, I don’t believe the husky was biting his dog or him. There were no bite marks or scratches on either of the dogs.

  60. #60 |  StrongStyle81 | 

    Ignore previous statement, I posted it in the wrong “dog killed by cop thread”. My bad. I got confused.

  61. #61 |  rastaman44 | 

    I am liberal but you freaks on this blog trip me out. The cops were conducting a search pursuant to a warrant for the Major Crimes Unit. MAJOR CRIMES LIKE DRUG RUNNING, MURDER ETC. Do we really want the officers in that scenario to be concerned about a family pet more than protecting themselves aginst being hurt?

    Should the officer have been more careful? Yes> Do I think this is wanton police violence against pet? NO

    Geesh, get real!!!

  62. #62 |  GreginOz | 

    Hey #57!
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Bell

    Thanks man, fascinating.

  63. #63 |  TravisT | 

    Does this sound familiar?

    Cop claims, “He didn’t obey my commands”.

    Cop Kicks K9 Partner To Death

    While the incident happened a couple of years ago the cop-roach was just cleared of any wrongdoing within the last 2 weeks.

  64. #64 |  Toastrider | 

    rastaman44: What I want, and /expect/, is for police officers to hold themselves to the HIGHEST levels of professional conduct. That means proper threat assessment and using the big head instead of the little one.

  65. #65 |  TC | 

    When a dog can get on the stand and testify is the day I will recognize that a cops dog is superior to my dog.

    Until that time, they are just another potential target! They are are a proven and well publicized weapon.

  66. #66 |  No Suspect Found – Police Shoot Dog Instead | Dog Homicide | 

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