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Old 06-17-2015, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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There has been a tragic trend among some police officers to shoot dogs for no reason. It happened in Cleveland.

CLEVELAND, Miss.: Mississippi officer on leave; shooting of dog investigated | National | The Sun Herald
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:15 PM
 
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Your statement is false. The Officer did not shoot the dog for "no reason." He had a reason. We can and should debate that.
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Old 06-17-2015, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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An overreaction most likely.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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Your statement is false. The Officer did not shoot the dog for "no reason." He had a reason. We can and should debate that.
Of course he had a reason. The question is whether or not the reason qualifies as an excuse; whether the reason justifies the action. This is a discussion I have with my kids frequently; "WHY did you [insert destructive action here?]" And I won't accept, "I don't know", as an answer.

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Muzzi told The Bolivar Commercial the dog was friendly and never aggressive toward strangers. Muzzi says police told him the officer felt threatened, prompting the shooting.
In the officer's defense, some friendly dogs that are starved for attention (common with social breeds like labs who are tied in a yard all day) can be so desperate for human interaction that their behavior actually does become aggressive. Lunging at the leash, barking, etc.

But if that's the reason it still doesn't work as an excuse. If the officer isn't capable of telling the difference between a dog that wants to kill him and a dog that wants desperately to be petted, then perhaps that officer should consider a different line of work.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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An overreaction most likely.
You can call it anything you want, it is still demonstrably false.
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Old 06-22-2015, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Mckinney
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Many dogs are friendly with their family, or even family friends, but can be ferocious and dangerous to strangers coming on to a property. Just a possiblity.
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