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Tue Jun 24, 2014, 01:25 AM

Sugar House man wants officer fired for shooting dog in his backyard

Source: McKenzie Romero, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY ó A grieving dog owner wants the officer who shot his pet to be fired.

Sean Kendall and his attorney met with six Salt Lake City police representatives for about two hours Monday to discuss the June 20 shooting. The Sugar House man said he didn't get the result he wanted from the meeting, though he called it a step forward.

"I want justice for my dog that was wrongfully killed in his own backyard," Kendall said. "I want to educate law enforcement so this doesn't happen again."

Both sides said they hope they can come to an agreement without a lawsuit.


Read more: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865605681/Sugar-House-man-wants-officer-fired-for-shooting-dog-in-his-backyard.html



So let me get this straight

The Cop trespasses onto this guy's property, shots his dog in the head and then walks away like its all part of the job

Nice Job

Looks like they have set up a Justice for Geist Facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/JusticeforGeist

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Reply Sugar House man wants officer fired for shooting dog in his backyard (Original post)
FreakinDJ Jun 2014 OP
christx30 Jun 2014 #1
WovenGems Jun 2014 #17
tomm2thumbs Jun 2014 #2
sakabatou Jun 2014 #3
Sunlei Jun 2014 #14
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #4
valerief Jun 2014 #18
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #22
FreakinDJ Jun 2014 #26
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #27
safeinOhio Jun 2014 #5
sendero Jun 2014 #6
newfie11 Jun 2014 #9
safeinOhio Jun 2014 #10
Dawson Leery Jun 2014 #20
newfie11 Jun 2014 #7
Earth_First Jun 2014 #8
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #23
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #24
Brigid Jun 2014 #28
Lydia Leftcoast Jun 2014 #11
Sunlei Jun 2014 #12
bullsnarfle Jun 2014 #13
valerief Jun 2014 #19
red dog 1 Jun 2014 #25
leftyladyfrommo Jun 2014 #15
KamaAina Jun 2014 #16
nomorenomore08 Jun 2014 #29
Xolodno Jun 2014 #21

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 02:26 AM

1. If the police department

wants to know why the cops aren't trusted, look at this right here. And look at the department's action on it.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 02:23 PM

17. Same happened here

And the dog in question was a Golden.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 02:31 AM

2. keeping the story out there -- kick


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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 03:08 AM

3. Kicked

This seems to happen often, doesn't it?

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Response to sakabatou (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:34 AM

14. yes, this happens way, way to often with some people in 'authority' positions.

Not all are bad, personally I've known & seen some police go way out of their way to help animals in need and lock-up the criminals. But the good 'common sense police', are far outnumbered by the bad ones.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 04:37 AM

4. K&R .. That cop could have used pepper spray

the way postmen & meter readers do.

That sweet dog didn't do anything wrong....the cop was in HIS backyard!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 03:34 PM

18. Bullets or tasers. Nothing else will do for violent cops. nt

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Response to valerief (Reply #18)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:29 PM

22. + 1

It seems to me that quite a few innocent people have died because cops Tased them.
IMO, Tasers shouldn't even be classified as "non-lethal" weapons anymore.

Why can't they use real "non-lethal" weapons instead?
For example, Bean-bag guns, stun guns, or even pepper spray in cases like this one.

If that cop had used a stun gun, or a bean-bag gun, or even pepper spray on that poor dog, the dog would still be alive today

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #22)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:44 PM

26. The Mailman uses pepper spray

the police didn't want to compete

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #26)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:30 PM

27. Meter readers use it too

Last edited Wed Jun 25, 2014, 11:59 AM - Edit history (1)

I know, because I was one for P G & E (Summer job while in college)
I rarely had to use it; but one time I did use it on a viscous dog & it didn't stop him from snapping at me..the only thing that saved me from being bitten was to hold out my leather-bound meter reader book & back out of the yard while he chomped through the leather cover.
The cops, however, have large containers of pepper spray, the kind that hunters use on bears
They also have the tear gas cannisters, which they use on non-violent demonstrators.

IMO, not only should that cop be fired..He also should be sued in civil court for damages.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 04:38 AM

5. Solution

Go after the Mayor to fire the chief or remove him from office. If the courts won't work for the public, it's time to clean house by starting with the elected. We can fire the elected officials that hire the police brass. We can start at the top with elected officials as a way to work down to cop on the beat to get him removed, or at least trained to follow department policy.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:37 AM

6. Unfortunately..

.... that is what it will take.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 08:50 AM

9. ++++++++++++

Exactly!!

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 08:59 AM

10. After I moved out of the state

the sheriff asked me why I moved. I told him a deputy told me as a "professional courtesy" the other deputes would be pulling me over all of the time if I came back. He stood up and threw his business card down and wrote his personal phone number on the back and said "if you ever get pulled over in my county, call me and they will both be fired, that will not happen in my county".

Go to the guy that has to get elected to keep his or her job.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 04:03 PM

20. +1

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 07:55 AM

7. Read on, this happens often

http://waterlandblog.com/2013/02/22/the-case-of-rosie-the-newfoundland-ending-with-51000-civil-settlement/

At least these people got some money from the cops but it doesn't bring Their sweet dog back.

If not for all the Newfoundland owners, NCA club, and local dog owners this would probably have been ignored!

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 08:17 AM

8. Here is the picture of Geist, the dog mentioned in the article...



Appears to be a Weimaraner.

Not a dog that is generally known for aggressive behaviour. A highly energetic dog who's friendly disposition is hardly mistaken as aggressiveness...

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:31 PM

23. It was probably that cop who was aggressive, not the dog.

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #23)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:35 PM

24. All you have to do is look into the dog's eyes,

in all the photos listed in the article & in the petition as well, and you can see that this dog was a "sweetheart".

What that cop did was WRONG...period!

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Response to Earth_First (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 02:24 AM

28. For some reason Weimaraners seem like to lean on you when you pet them.

Maybe to the cop that's "aggression."

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 09:09 AM

11. There was a case in Oregon several years ago of an off-duty cop who

shot and killed a Labrador retriever that ran after him.

Knowing Labs, which are some of the friendliest, most playful dogs on earth, the dog probably just wanted to play "chase," but the cop was trigger happy and killed it.

I think cops need some training in telling when a dog is being dangerous and when it is just being a dog.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:23 AM

12. Utah police and much 'authority' associated with animals are used to brutality towards animals.

There is no empathy in their hearts, that would understand the meanness, the cruelty of killing a persons pet dog. This is a highly religious state with a twisted dark soul undercurrent that no real 'God' would allow. They will always have bad karma follow them from their deeds that give pain to other people and animals.


Wild Horses Leap to Their Death

7/ 2013, by Johnny Rustywire, Journalist for 'Indian Country'news, slight text edit, move to poetic stanza by me.

The last remaining part of the herd that represented their former life as the People of the Shining Mountains who were born on horses and roamed all over these lands from Denver to Salt Lake.

One spring a few years ago, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) set up a wild horse roundup in Eastern Utah.

A helicopter was out early that morning gathering the horses. Some of the wranglers were private contractors and some were employees of the BLM.

Moon Water Point, way out in the middle of nowhere with undulating hills that dropped into the valleys and canyons surrounding the Green River some 50 miles north of Green River, Utah

BLM set-up V, to funnel the horses into a makeshift corral that had three sides dropping off the bench like a cliff dropping off steeply

The helicopter was chasing them from behind. They were of assorted colors, magnificent animals, their legs flying and moving with a grace of years of running through sagebrush and these lands.

This was their place and we were the interlopers. Their nostrils were flaring, their manes and tails blowing in the wind.


They ran up by us onto the bench at full speed, galloping past with a beauty and grace that took me back a hundred years

The lead horse didn't slow down and we all watched as he continued to run to the edge of the point where the land dropped off.

All of the horses were running behind him at a full gallop. He was going to fall off, straight to his death, and take some of the others with him.


We were watching but could not believe it when he jumped off, and one by one the whole group went over the edge. A sick feeling came over me as I saw this. It would be a sad day to see all of them lying at the bottom of the drop. There was a 35- to 40-foot drop to the bottom.

When we rode up the edge and looked below the last of the group was bounding over the cliff, leaping to a large rock standing apart a ways from the drop and it was to here they had jumped using the rock as a way to jump halfway down and then bouncing off it to drop to the valley below without breaking stride. There was no pause and they were still running; not a one injured or hurt; all had made it.

I stood there with those Ute wranglers. The guys from BLM were all cussing those horses and talking about the craziness of them. The Indians to a man stood there apart quietly watching them. All of us looking and without saying a word our hearts were running along with them as they escaped into the canyons below, running wild and free.



Johnny Rustywire is Folded Rocks Clan People on his motherís side, and born for Tsinahbiltnii, the Mountain People Clan on his fatherís side. He comes from Toadlena-Two Gray Hills, New Mexico, where the mountain is cracked and the water flows. He is a father of six and grandfather of 12. He attended Indian boarding schools and grew up on the Navajo Reservation, and has been married to the same woman for 40 years, a Ute from Fort Duchesne, Utah.






















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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 10:31 AM

13. What the hell

was the cop doing in the guy's back yard without his permission? Don't you still have to have a warrant to go onto or into someone's private property anymore???

So much for the effing 4th amendment.

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Response to bullsnarfle (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 03:37 PM

19. Haven't you heard? There are only two amendments now. The 1st for corporations only and

the 2nd for angry white men with guns.

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Response to bullsnarfle (Reply #13)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 05:36 PM

25. + 1000

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 11:40 AM

15. This has become common enough

that I never leave my dogs out when I'm not there. And if the police are in the neighborhood I put them inside, in their kennels until I know what's going on.

Shooting the dogs has become SOP.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 02:14 PM

16. Oakland cops are notorious for this

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Answering-alarm-Oakland-police-kill-family-dog-3251501.php

Mary Kate Hallock arrived at her Oakland hills home after running errands Tuesday and found a blue note fluttering on her front door.

"Oakland police responded to your residence to investigate a burglar alarm," the handwritten note read. "While circling the rear perimeter, lab advanced on officers in a threatening manner before being shot and killed."

"Lab" was Gloria, an 11-year-old, arthritic yellow Labrador Hallock's family had owned since she was a puppy. Oakland police shot Gloria three times with a 40-caliber Glock handgun in the family's backyard while responding to a false burglar alarm at the property. The dog, police said, growled and barked at them. ...

The shooting occurred just a few months after Oakland Police Chief Anthony Batts called for a review of police procedures after the controversial videotaped police shooting of a young deer that was cornered in an East Oakland backyard. Officers in that case fired six rounds.


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Response to KamaAina (Reply #16)

Wed Jun 25, 2014, 04:57 AM

29. No fucking wonder everybody hates the OPD. Ridiculous and awful.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Tue Jun 24, 2014, 04:24 PM

21. I was hiking on a trail....

...and a guy had three dogs unleashed. They rushed at my wife and I and.....











....proceeded to lick us to death and rubbed against us to be pet....The Nerve!!!!

If it was this cop, he probably would have shot all three and maybe the owner.

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