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Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:01 PM

Raiders player under investigation for taunting police dog before Steelers game, officials say

Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

An Oakland Raiders football player is under investigation by the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office after it says he taunted a police dog before Sunday’s Steelers-Raiders game at Heinz Field.

The player lifted his shirt, beat his chest and barked at the dog before telling a female K-9 deputy to release the German shepherd, Chief Deputy Kevin Kraus said.

The encounter happened in a corridor between the locker room and field, as the uniformed team was getting ready to take the field, he said.

Chief Deputy Kraus said the handler was not harassed, but rather that the player directed his attention to the police dog.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/local/region/2015/11/10/Oakland-Raiders-player-under-investigation-for-taunting-Sheriff-s-Office-police-dog-before-Pittsburgh-Steelers-game/stories/201511100179

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alp227 Nov 2015 OP
AngryAmish Nov 2015 #1
christx30 Nov 2015 #3
AngryAmish Nov 2015 #5
LanternWaste Nov 2015 #20
ieoeja Nov 2015 #24
Sunlei Nov 2015 #18
groundloop Nov 2015 #2
Purveyor Nov 2015 #4
Skittles Nov 2015 #6
bluedigger Nov 2015 #7
Hoppy Nov 2015 #8
DBoon Nov 2015 #9
ProudToBeBlueInRhody Nov 2015 #10
Angleae Nov 2015 #11
weaselbit Nov 2015 #13
LanternWaste Nov 2015 #21
weaselbit Nov 2015 #12
imthevicar Nov 2015 #14
wordpix Nov 2015 #16
LeftyMom Nov 2015 #25
wolfie001 Nov 2015 #15
Sunlei Nov 2015 #17
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2015 #19
LanternWaste Nov 2015 #22
Evergreen Emerald Nov 2015 #23

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:10 PM

1. That is not a crime.

 

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:18 PM

3. It actually is:

Title 18
§ 5511.2. Police animals.
(a) Illegal to taunt police animals.—It shall be unlawful for any person to willfully or maliciously taunt, torment, tease, beat, kick or strike a police animal. Any person who violates any of the provisions of this subsection commits a felony of the third degree.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:20 PM

5. If a dog can charge you with drug possession...then nevermind.

 

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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:17 PM

20. I'd move the goalposts too...

 

I'd move the goalposts too...

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #20)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 03:14 PM

24. It's called a joke.

 


AngryAmish appears to find it insane that this really is a law.

Actually, the law makes sense. These animals are trained to be aggressive. They don't want anything fucking up that training.

That said, grabbing people and pounding them into the ground is illegal too. But not if you're playing football. Getting aggressively riled up is also part of the game. So they should let this go.

But it does serve to get the word out there that this sort of thing is illegal. I imagine most people are shocked to learn that is so.


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Response to AngryAmish (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:07 PM

18. In America, "Land of Over Sensitive Police" what he did is a Felony charge.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:12 PM

2. What will he be charged with..... acting childish?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:20 PM

4. Oh FFS. Have they nothing better to do? nt

 

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:32 PM

6. stupid, but doesn't really sound criminal

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 10:53 PM

7. Are they going to extradite him for that?

Or are they just looking to publicize that it's against the law to mess with K-9 cops?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Tue Nov 10, 2015, 11:03 PM

8. If I was on the jury, I would want the dog to testify.

 

Absent that, no conviction.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 12:37 AM

9. Is molesting a duck a crime as well?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 12:39 AM

10. If it was a Raider from the 70's or 80's, he would have bit the damn dog. n/m

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:09 AM

11. And given the dog rabies.

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Response to Angleae (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:24 AM

13. He would have just ate the dog and spit out the collar.

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Response to ProudToBeBlueInRhody (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:18 PM

21. Or if a current player in the NFL...

 

Or if a current player in the NFL, simply have the dogs bite each other while in a cage, and charge people to see it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:22 AM

12. who the hell puts sheriffs with dogs near the opposing team?

Why was there a sheriff with a dog anywhere near the Raiders when they're in the hall getting ready to go on the field?
They said the dog was there to sniff for bombs.
No reason to have it anywhere near the opposing team's players unless you're attempting to intimidate and maybe provoke a response.
Looks like she got one.

Football players get nuts before a game. It's what they do.
Opposing players shouldn't be subjected to sheriffs with aggressive police dogs in close proximity.

No doubt his response was over the top.

But he may have also been reacting to, "What the hell is a f--ing police dog doing here in the entrance hall when we're getting ready to take the field? Who the hell does this?"

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Response to weaselbit (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 04:12 AM

14. You Know the Dog and Female Cop were

 

there to take the MOJO away from them, this guy flipped the script. Well Done That Player!

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Response to weaselbit (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 12:52 PM

16. probably b/c fans can be drunk, crazy & try to hug & kiss players

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Response to wordpix (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 03:34 PM

25. Fans have no access to players in the tunnels under the stadium in any facility I've ever seen.

I accidentally got off the wrong elevator exit once and wound up outside an empty training room, and security was all over me like white on rice on a paper plate in a snowstorm.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:04 PM

17. can't they train their police dogs to ignore people acting a tiny bit 'strange'? fucking EASY to do.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:10 PM

19. And if the dog responded by attacking him imagine the uproar on DU

Sure, taunt the dog, but then don't complain when the results are exactly what you would expect.

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Response to Evergreen Emerald (Reply #19)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:19 PM

22. You expect professionally trained dogs to bite people who verbally taunt them?

 

You expect professionally trained dogs to bite people who verbally taunt them?

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #22)

Wed Nov 11, 2015, 02:46 PM

23. I expect them to respond to threats. And it was more than verbal.

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