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Old 06-19-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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Baltimore police officer slashed dog's throat, authorities say

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Just before they got to the scene, Bolger was overheard saying, "I'm going to gut this (expletive) thing," according to charging documents.
The dog in this case had previously been identified as having bit a woman in the hand. By the time the officer in question arrived at the location the dog was already being held by an animal restraining pole. At this point what would be the purpose of slashing the dog's throat? The dog's owner wasn't even notified of her dog's death until a neighbor had told her. The police department didn't even contact her about the incident until a few days after it had happened. Even then they didn't tell her how her dog died. She found that out through the news reports [which is pathetic].

It's not like the accused officer was an untrained rookie. He's been on the force since 1992. The fact that he thought he'd be able to slash this dog's throat [which at that time was not a potential threat to anybody] and get away with it is pretty frightening. People want to wonder why certain segments of the population are afraid of police officers. It's because you can't take for granted anymore that the guy in the police uniform is there to "Serve & Protect". It's obvious that some of these guys were never cut out to be police officers. The problem is that by the time you figure it out, it's too late.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:50 AM
 
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Jesus christ. You know what I would do? I would kill that guy. Seriously, if anyone harmed or killed my pet, I would kill them. Plain & simple.
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Old 06-19-2014, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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Jesus christ. You know what I would do? I would kill that guy. Seriously, if anyone harmed or killed my pet, I would kill them. Plain & simple.
Ditto.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Jesus christ. You know what I would do? I would kill that guy. Seriously, if anyone harmed or killed my pet, I would kill them. Plain & simple.
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Ditto.
While I totally agree that what the police officer did was wrong. Would you really KILL someone who harmed or killed your pet?

You would be willing to go to jail for life or the face the death penalty for killing someone for hurting your cat or dog?

In my city they are far, far too many murders. Almost all are for pretty stupid reasons, someone drank his room mate's milk, another one was over someone shuffling poorly during a card game, another person killed his brother because he woke him up from a nap (so the brother could get to work on time), "he looked at me", wrong color hoodie, cap tipped the wrong way, and some were for absolutely no reason at all (just random drive-by shootings).

Do you value life so little that you would KILL someone for hurting your cat or dog? what about your pet fish or pet bird? Would you murder someone for harming them?

What if your 6 year old son pulled the tail of his friend's cat? Would the friend's father be justified in murdering your son? If he follows your reasoning than you would have to answer "Yes"
and say that murder was the appropriate response.

From the facts that were listed, the police officer clearly should not have killed the dog, he should face charges, but his penalty should not be death.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:36 AM
 
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While I totally agree that what the police officer did was wrong. Would you really KILL someone who harmed or killed your pet?

You would be willing to go to jail for life or the face the death penalty for killing someone for hurting your cat or dog?

In my city they are far, far too many murders. Almost all are for pretty stupid reasons, someone drank his room mate's milk, another one was over someone shuffling poorly during a card game, another person killed his brother because he woke him up from a nap (so the brother could get to work on time), "he looked at me", wrong color hoodie, cap tipped the wrong way, and some were for absolutely no reason at all (just random drive-by shootings).

Do you value life so little that you would KILL someone for hurting your cat or dog? what about your pet fish or pet bird? Would you murder someone for harming them?

What if your 6 year old son pulled the tail of his friend's cat? Would the friend's father be justified in murdering your son? If he follows your reasoning than you would have to answer "Yes"
and say that murder was the appropriate response.

From the facts that were listed, the police officer clearly should not have killed the dog, he should face charges, but his penalty should not be death.
Not sure why you're so upset by our posts. Where do you get that I don't value life? Maybe you should be directing that towards the people who kill pets.
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Jesus christ. You know what I would do? I would kill that guy. Seriously, if anyone harmed or killed my pet, I would kill them. Plain & simple.
You would go to prison for your pet??? Wow!
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Old 06-19-2014, 10:58 AM
 
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You would go to prison for your pet??? Wow!
Who says I would get caught?
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Chicago area
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It's horrifying alright. I hope he looses his job.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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Jesus christ. You know what I would do? I would kill that guy. Seriously, if anyone harmed or killed my pet, I would kill them. Plain & simple.
I would help you.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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Who says I would get caught?
That is what I was thinking.
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