Missouri deputy quits after killing pet Chihuahua Associated Press Posted on April 3, 2011 at 4:49 PM Updated yesterday at 6:45 PM
MARBLE HILL, Mo. (AP) -- A southeast Missouri sheriff plans to use a deadly showdown between a deputy and a growling dog as a training opportunity for his remaining officers.
There are other ways of fending off a snarling Chihuahua, Bollinger County Sheriff Leo McElrath says, than repeatedly shooting it.
"When I found out the dog that was shot was a Chihuahua, I really was upset," McElrath told an area news station.
The deputy, Kelly Barks, resigned last month after she was placed on administrative leave pending results of an internal investigation of the February incident that began with a domestic violence call.
3. "cops shoot dogs as a matter of policy and expediency"
Edited on Mon Apr-04-11 09:55 AM by PJPhreak
When I was younger I spent 4-5 years living out of a backpack,travelling around the U.S. with a Black Lab named DeeDee.
I can say without a doubt that Law Enforcement threatend to shoot my dog more than once,in fact they use this threat to intimate the Owner into doing whatever they wish... "If I see you here again I'm Gonna be Mad,I don't wanna hafta shoot yer Dog."
Just what do they expect a dog to do? The door comes crashing in,some stranger is moving aggressively thru the house, for almost ANY dog from 5lbs on up This is "Switch On",Their space is being invaded,they do what dogs do...They Defend,They Attack.
9. I had one of those bull cops approach my dog which I tied to
a bike rack before going into a convenience store. It was sort of a routine for us. We would both get our exercise, then I went in for a drink which we both would share if we needed it. Like I said, it was a routine. You saw me and my dog heading for the convenience store and you knew what we were going to do. I would tie her up for not more than the 3 to 5 minutes it took me to retrieve the drink and get back. She whined and barked when I was gone (I think she was abandoned as a pup) and I hope to get her confidence long enough to break her of that habit. However, she's a sweetheart and would pipe down if anyone gave her attention.
So, one time this bull cop approaches us as I tied her down. "Do you mind if I pet her?" I said, no, she's friendly. When I got back the cop said my dog growled at him. I knew he was lying. My dog has never growled at anyone under those kind of circumstances. She doesn't even need a sedative when they clip her nails at the vet. But I saw his agenda.
I stopped taking those walks when we tried to go back again and I saw him and his buddy waiting on a side street waiting to give out speeding tickets. I saw him just as he looked at his buddy, said something, then they both headed off in the direction of the convenience store.
That was it for me. Incredible the number of ways these people try to curtail your outside activities.
two of my male friends told me that I was crazy not to get the cops to come over and investigate when an intruder tried to break into my house late one night not long ago. WILLINGLY invite the cops over to my home?? I don't think so, I'll take my chances with the intruder!
she even followed the little dog around and shot it twice more. This female deputy's actions would seem to contradict the argument that the world would be all peaches and cream and less violent should women be totally in charge..
Doesn't seem to matter what gender, just give some people authority and the power to enforce it..and sit back and watch the abuses start..
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