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Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:10 PM

 

Is a Pet Dog Really Killed by a Police Officer Every 98 Minutes?




In November 2012, police officers in Commerce City, Colorado, received a call about a large dog roaming free in a subdivision. Unbeknownst to the police or the caller, Chloe, a large, three-year-old mixed breed, was not an intruder. A woman in the neighborhood was dog-sitting for a friend, and Chloe had flown the coup.

Eventually, police and an animal control officer cornered the anxious dog in an open garage. A cell phone video shows them debating what to do as Chloe sat and watched. Eventually, one of the officers tasered Chloe. She fell over, then began to run away. As Chloe attempted to flee, an animal control employee snagged her with a catch pole. That should have been the end of the story, except Commerce City Police Officer Robert Price proceeded to shoot Chloe four times with his service weapon, alarming the animal control worker and killing the dog.


http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/2013/10/dog-really-killed-police-officer-every-98-minutes/7356/




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FreakinDJ Dec 2013 OP
Orrex Dec 2013 #1
FreakinDJ Dec 2013 #3
Dash87 Dec 2013 #2
Dawson Leery Dec 2013 #4
Egalitarian Thug Dec 2013 #5
hfojvt Dec 2013 #6
Jesus Malverde Dec 2013 #7
Comrade Grumpy Dec 2013 #8
xchrom Dec 2013 #9
LeftyMom Dec 2013 #10
life long demo Dec 2013 #11

Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:15 PM

1. Is it the same dog in each case?

Because that would be a heck of a story.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:18 PM

3. We all know how much you approve of Police Shooting Unarmed Innocent Civilians

 

shameless apologies included

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:16 PM

2. They love every chance to shoot their guns off.

Dogs are convenient because they won't get in trouble, unlike if they shot people (but they would do it if they could get away with it). They get a power rush from killing living things, not unlike a serial killer.

Not all cops are like this, but too many are.

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Response to Dash87 (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 12:42 PM

4. +1

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:02 PM

5. Yay cops. Always looking to ingratiate themselves to the community.

 

Nothing says "Trust me, I care." quite like executing household pets, especially when you do it right in front of the kids.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:20 PM

6. that would be 5,363 dogs a year

which is kinda hard to believe.

But I certainly believe there is a lot of incompetence in police departments and animal control departments.

At least there seems to be in my city - anecdotally.

My male used to jump the fence or crawl under the fence on a regular basis - as I kept trying to close escape routes - even going so far as to sometimes put him on a chain in my fenced yard.

Once he was gone pretty much all day, and after being unable to find him in searches, I started to head to work. As I got on my bike I could hear a dog barking furiously in the alley and my other dog reacted to it as well.

Turns out my neighbor had coaxed my dog into her yard with bologna and she and a cop had him cornered in a corner of her fenced yard and the garage.

Well, of course when you trap an animal in a corner it is gonna be scared and fight.

Then there's animal control. The daughter of that dog decided to run off one very hot night, and she was gone for a week while I searched the city, searched the woods, and called the police and animal control. Wednesday night they got a call about my dog. Instead of calling me, I didn't hear anything until I called them on Friday. Only to learn that she was hit by a car a few hours before my call.

I still believe that THEY chased her into traffic or ran her over themselves. She was fine for a week until they happened on the scene. And if they had called me Wednesday afternoon, she would have been home, and unhurt Wednesday evening.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 01:21 PM

7. The murder of pets...Comes from the war on drugs...nt

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:43 PM

8. For my job, I have a Google news search about police shootings.

 

It's not the dogs I'm interested in, but I can't help but noticing that cops are shooting them every freaking day. Sometimes with reason, but plenty of times not.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 02:59 PM

9. shooting the dog is a lesson police have for you to prove who is in charge

and who MUST be obeyed -- and i mean obeyed right now.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:05 PM

10. And the consequences are minimal,

in most places the most the court could award a victim would be the cost of replacing the dog.

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Response to FreakinDJ (Original post)

Sun Dec 22, 2013, 03:07 PM

11. Actually, it wouldn't surprise me, when you consider all across the US.

Yes, I would believe it averages out to that. You haven't noticed it?

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