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Sun Jan 1, 2017, 02:38 PM

Court Rules It Was Reasonable For Cop To Shoot Dog For Barking

Source: Huffington Post

12/22/2016
"A federal appeals court has sided with police officers who fatally shot two dogs during a drug raid, even though officers testified that one of the dogs was merely barking and “just standing there.”

Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek, Michigan, first brought a lawsuit against the City of Battle Creek, the city’s police department and three officers in 2015, the Battle Creek Enquirer reports. A drug raid gone awry had resulted in their two dogs being killed two years prior.

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Klein said the first dog continued barking aggressively and “lunged” at him when he went inside, although he specified the “lunge” only involved the dog moving “a few inches.” At that point, he shot and wounded the dog. Both dogs then retreated into the basement. The officers then entered the basement in order to “sweep” the place for drugs and possible other suspects. When the wounded dog at the bottom of the stairs began barking again, Klein shot and killed her.

At this point, the second dog was standing in the middle of the basement. Klein testified that she started barking while standing still and facing away from the officers. He fired two shots at her, and she ran to the basement’s back corner. Officer Damon Young said he shot the dog when she started “moving” away from the corner and toward him. The dog ran behind a furnace, at which point Officer Jeffrey Case fatally shot her. He said didn’t want to see her continue to suffer and that there was “blood coming out of numerous holes” in her body."


more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/court-rules-it-was-reasonable-for-cop-to-shoot-dog-for-barking_us_585c4bc9e4b0eb586485d619


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The story is about the appeal ruling, which happened last week.

This is insane. I have two big Great Pyrenees, and their job is to bark and let me know someone is around. These two dogs in Michigan were executed because strangers burst in their front door with a battering ram, and got barked at.

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Bayard Jan 2017 OP
KamaAina Jan 2017 #1
djg21 Jan 2017 #2
Duppers Jan 2017 #5
LeftyMom Jan 2017 #6
Bayard Jan 2017 #3
Duppers Jan 2017 #4
TheFrenchRazor Jan 2017 #7

Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 04:38 PM

1. Was the dog black?

 

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 05:12 PM

2. Maybe you should read the decision before rushing to conclusions:

 

https://mgtvwten.files.wordpress.com/2016/12/16a0293p-06.pdf

Officers trying to execute a lawful search warrant at a residence of a know gang-member who had a violent history and had just been released from prison, where there were two pit bulls that perhaps were being used to guard a stash? The officers weren't dealing with Golden Retrievers of Great Pyrennees that might bark them want the officers to throw a tennis ball.

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Response to djg21 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:44 AM

5. Your prejudice is showing.

It's you who should have read the article more closely.

Do you think this standard should also apply to humans?

End the war on drugs.



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Response to djg21 (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:47 AM

6. There are a pit bull mix and two mastiffs (I'm only dogsitting one of the latter) at my house.

They're not guarding shit, except their own dog beds, and their enormous kibble bowls. But if somebody comes over they're going to bark, because they're dogs, whether that somebody is the JWs bothering me again, the same mail carrier who comes by at the same time every day for as long as they've lived here, or the police the one time they've knocked on the door.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sun Jan 1, 2017, 06:13 PM

3. The possible drug dealer was already in custody

This couple just happened to be living in their mom's house. Even though these dogs were pitbulls, they were family pets, and not menacing the officers in any way. They've admitted that. If nothing else, they could have tazed them.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 01:39 AM

4. EXACTLY!!

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2017, 04:35 AM

7. cops can do no wrong. they are an anti-social, thug gang, nothing more. nt

 

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