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Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:48 PM

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

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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."




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



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 Dec 2016 OP
snort Dec 2016 #1
Eric J in MN Dec 2016 #2
christx30 Dec 2016 #3
Tactical Peek Dec 2016 #4
snort Dec 2016 #7
shenmue Dec 2016 #5
NobodyHere Dec 2016 #6
Sunlei Dec 2016 #8
OKNancy Dec 2016 #9

Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 01:49 PM

1. FUCK THE PIGS!

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:03 PM

2. It's normal for a dog to bark at a stranger and run to him to sniff him.

This ruling is a death sentence for dogs in families where cops search.

Searches are often no-knock or three-knocks, neither of which gives the family a time to chain their dog in the hopes that a cop won't shoot a chained dog.

It's the logic of the War on Drugs. If people had a few minutes before cops entered, then they could flush drugs down the toilet.

We need to end the War on Drugs.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:14 PM

3. Last night I was walking home and this HUGE full sized poodle

came up to me and started jumping around and getting on me. I was nervous, because this dog on her hind legs was taller than me, but I playfully pushed the dog way, and just pretty much passively protected myself in case it did turn aggressive. It was a full 45 seconds of trying to get by this beautiful dog before the dog's owner came out and said "She's friendly".
If it was one of these cops with their itchy trigger fingers, that dog would be dead.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:22 PM

4. Fuck those goddam cowards.


Poor widdle policeman was scared.

At least they didn't shoot the family, I guess be thankful for small favors.

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Response to Tactical Peek (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:44 PM

7. I doubt if the poor little pig was scared.

A POS saw a chance to kill something and went for it. Thats why scuzzballs like that seek out the job. Killing things with impunity makes you a bigshot.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:24 PM

5. This is nuts

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:29 PM

6. Well I think that standard applies to humans too.

 

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 02:45 PM

8. door batter down home invasions(drug raids) are why the police are feared & hated by many people.

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Response to Bayard (Original post)

Sat Dec 31, 2016, 03:03 PM

9. old article - locking

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