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Old 01-23-2013, 01:50 PM
 
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They are shooting dogs and elk in Denver.
In COS the last 2 of 4 officer involved shootings 5-7 rounds used.
Your thoughts?
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Default You are incorrect

The elk was shot in Boulder. It was (as their trial will show) a planned hit.
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boul...n-elk-shooting

Chloe, a dog, was shot in Commerce City.
http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_22424626

Ziggy, a dog, was shot by an Adams County deputy sheriff (who is, by definition, not a cop)
http://www.9news.com/news/article/31...ng-killing-dog
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I don't know how many cops there are in the entire state of Colorado, but a couple of animal shootings in Denver doesn't make all Colorado cops trigger happy. How many rounds should be used? 3? 4? Real life isn't what they show on television.

That being said, I do think certain departments need to get some additional training.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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Default No. The media is overhyping it.

Thousands of LEOs, tens of thousands of dogs, and 2 or 3 shootings. Grant Family Farms in Fort Collins slaughtered 5,000 chickens right before they filed for bankruptcy. To me that's more serious than the dogs being killed.
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If I lived in Adams County or Commerce City, I'd think twice before calling the cops, especially if I had a pet.
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Old 01-24-2013, 12:06 AM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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The elk was shot in Boulder. It was (as their trial will show) a planned hit.
Boulder police officers Sam Carter, Brent Curnow resign over Mapleton elk shooting - Boulder Daily Camera

Chloe, a dog, was shot in Commerce City.
Commerce City officer who shot Chloe the dog has new arraignment date - The Denver Post

Ziggy, a dog, was shot by an Adams County deputy sheriff (who is, by definition, not a cop)
Adams County deputy accused of wrongfully shooting, killing dog | 9news.com
Not sure what your definition of a "cop" is.

In most counties that aren't Denver, the sheriff's department provides law enforcement for the unincorporated parts of the county.

If it looks like a cop, drives a cruiser like a cop, and arrests you like a cop, then its a cop (even if you have to call them deputy).
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:18 AM
 
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The big question should be, "Why were the 2 dogs running loose? Were the owners breaking the law, by not having their dogs in a fenced yard, or on a leash", is question #2.

I was raised on a fairly large cattle ranch as a kid. We had problems with people letting their dogs run free if they lived on the edge of the town. We had numerous times, when these dogs would get together and harass our cattle, doing things like biting the tail off of a young Registered Champion Milking Shorthorn Heifer, worth about $2,500 in today's dollars that I had bought with my fair winnings born at the fair and had raised and shown in fairs. Some killed chickens, baby pigs, etc. in addition to the cattle. Heard a ruckus in a field one day, and went out and there was a pack of 6 large pet dogs running the cattle around all over the place, biting them and having a great time. Six shots from my scope mounted .250/300 from about 100 yards stopped that. Everyone of them had blood on their muzzles.

Some of the people got real angry when the dog catcher would take their dog home (not alive), and fine the owners for dogs running around unleashed, and give them a bill for the damage to animals they cause.

Don't blame the police if they shoot a dog that is running loose. Blame the owner for not taking care of their dogs.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:33 AM
 
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The vast majority of Colorado cops are crazy. Sorry, no way around that one.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:14 AM
 
Location: The 719
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I think criminals are getting trigger happy.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:26 AM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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The vast majority of Colorado cops are crazy. Sorry, no way around that one.
ALL Colorado cops? Really? How do you come to that conclusion?
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