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Old 05-01-2015, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Even if the dog did attack, he was attacking a stranger that was in his fenced in back yard.

This is sad... but it's nothing more than a mistake. The officer went to the wrong address by mistake. He didn't intentionally go to the wrong house looking to shoot a dog. He was responding to a burglary call. If he had gone to the correct house and a large dog jumped out of the window and was growling or barking (or attacking), this wouldn't even be a story.

He screwed up. Maybe he should be retrained to make sure he goes to the right address. Or maybe the dispatcher gave him the wrong address. Either way, like I said... it was a mistake.
The thing is though it's a mistake they most likely won't be held accountable for. I had a sales job in the past that required me to go to people's homes. Over the course of 10 plus years I easily set foot on over 5,000 private properties in both day and night. I've had more dog incidents than I care to count. Somehow I miraculously managed to emerge unscathed without ever killing a dog. How about mail carriers who go onto probably 500+ private properties every day? When was the last time one of them killed a dog? The reason cops kill dogs all the time is they know they can get away with it. Rather than trying to somehow escape or avoid the situation and avoid killing someone's dog their first and only concern is me me me and bang.

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Old 05-01-2015, 05:51 AM
 
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Thanks for the link..it led to an even more heartbreaking one that is all incident reports on the many hundreds of family pets shot by police every year. There was one body cam video that showed an officer actually whistling to the dog to get him to turn and face him before he shot him, and the dog was a million miles from him not doing anything! I know most cops are decent humans and even heroic, but the minority that are running around like jack-booted thugs make them all look bad. The worse thing in these incidents (to me) is that they have NO remorse.
And....these so called good cops always cover for the bad cops because they know one day their own ass might be in a sling and they may need their pals to reciprocate.

And....the police wonder why people hate them
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I wasn't aware that we had insight into these officer's personal feelings. You have no way of knowing who has remorse or not. Sure, some might not... just like many criminals have no remorse when they take another person's life. But these cops are human, just because they don't personally go apologize for shooting a dog or another person doesn't mean they don't feel terrible about it. It tears a lot of them up.


Do you not think this officer had remorse after shooting and killing this man?
Dashcam Video Shows Montana Officer Breaking Down After Fatal Shooting - NBC News
Look around. The average cop's primary concern is them self. Their daily actions illustrate this. I'd wager the guy was torn up because he was worried that he might be in deep doo doo over this incident.
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Police officer was bitten twice as dog came through open window.. he shot the dog four times striking him twice... he went to 622 instead of 621... no one answered and he went around the back finding a gate open and window open.. as he looked in dog jumped and bit him

Dog did what he was supposed to do

Officer went to wrong address by one number... it does happen

Accident.. and will happen again when humans are involved.. sad for all.. accidents are just that... no criminal intent and as such in this case not a crime.. doesnt universally apply to accidents but here it does because of totality of circumstances. You as a citizen wouldnt be coming to someones home to take a burglary report... and wouldnt have the duty to investigate...

If a citizen shot an aggressive dog in a public place in my county they would be within their rights

No evil intent
Normal people call it gross negligence, pal. They also expect someone to be held accountable. Go figure....
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Old 05-01-2015, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I love it how you make up facts as you go along to fit your narrative.. you have NO IDEA what the policeman saw walking up the driveway.. we ont have the police report do we.. we have a one sided article..


Police officer went to front door

No one answered.. went around side found gate then window open.. drew his weapon... dog came out window and bit him twice... horrible mistake...

We dont get paid to get bit by dogs.. mistakes or not


Now... have you ever made an error in your life that resulted in a negative consequence for another human being?... had an accident.. perhaps dui MJ? or DUI drugs?... maybe injured another human being by mistake.. ever>? and if your answer is no... maybe you want to think back a bit.. know what I mean?

Ill await that answer....

Department should compensate for dog without question.... compensation based upon worth of dog.. as dog.. and not family member.. that is not compensated.. unless they want to sue.. and perhaps in this sue happy world a jury might give them more.. but .. not likely...
So we don't have a report that was written by the grossly negligent party who will obviously try to cover their ass and may or may not be chock full of lies? That's unfortunate.

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Old 05-01-2015, 06:25 AM
 
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Even if the dog did attack, he was attacking a stranger that was in his fenced in back yard.

This is sad... but it's nothing more than a mistake.
A MISTAKE????

HE WILLINGLY KILLED THIS DOG......... NO MISTAKE ABOUT IT!!!!!!

Bastard should be given the same treatment!!!!!!!
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:28 AM
 
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If a cop shot my dog, I would kill them and their entire family. I would start with any kids first, spouse and finally the pig himself. It might take years to do it but I would eventually get it done.
You need to be institutionalized. I understand the cop but why the wife and kids?
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:30 AM
 
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You need to be institutionalized. I understand the cop but why the wife and kids?
I don't understand any of that. I greatly object to police misconduct and abuse but people who have those sentiments are worse than the abusers we have issues with.
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Old 05-01-2015, 06:45 AM
 
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You need to be institutionalized. I understand the cop but why the wife and kids?
Because we all know that cops are above the law, the courts will do nothing to punish them. I would want the cop to feel the same pain and loss that I experienced. If you kill one of my family members, I will respond in kind.
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