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Old 08-03-2019, 10:40 AM
 
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn...dog/index.html

CNN) A Texas police officer trying to shoot at a barking dog killed the woman he was there to help during a welfare check, authorities say.

The woman has been identified as Margarita Brooks, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said at a press conference Friday.

A caller reported a woman passed out in a grassy area in Arlington on Thursday evening. Arlington police officers, the fire department and EMS were dispatched to the scene to conduct a welfare check, officials said.

When the officer approached the woman, he noticed an unrestrained dog nearby, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement.

"As the officer called out to the woman repeatedly concerning her welfare, the dog began to run towards the officer while barking. The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm," police said. "The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured."
Brooks was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Preliminary information shows she was struck by gunfire from the officer, according to the police.

The Arlington Police Department is carrying out both a criminal and an administrative investigation, Johnson said.

A police body-worn camera captured the incident and the footage will be used in the investigation, authorities said.

The dog is in quarantine at the Arlington Animal Shelter, Johnson said. Police are looking into reports that the animal may have been grazed by a bullet.

Arlington is west of Dallas and has a population of about 365,000
Accidents DO happen!"To date, 24 officers have been shot to death in the line of duty this year"

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/us/20...rnd/index.html


And you NEVER post about them. WHY?


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Old 08-03-2019, 10:42 AM
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Will you be starting threads every time a tragic accident occurs involving the police?
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Great Britain
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Probably something to do with dislike of dog bites.
Police in other parts of the world, as well as postmen and others who visit peoples home run exactly the same risk of being biten but they don't shoot dogs.

The US Police are unique in the democratic first world in relation to their use of force and trigger happy attitude.

In other countries postal workers and police some times carry sprays such as "Bite Back" to fend over any aggresive dogs and the police also have pepper spray as standard issue, and there are special units, support units and dog wardens that can be called in, in most countries.

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Old 08-03-2019, 10:50 AM
 
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CNN) A Texas police officer trying to shoot at a barking dog killed the woman he was there to help during a welfare check, authorities say.

The woman has been identified as Margarita Brooks, Arlington Police Chief Will Johnson said at a press conference Friday.

A caller reported a woman passed out in a grassy area in Arlington on Thursday evening. Arlington police officers, the fire department and EMS were dispatched to the scene to conduct a welfare check, officials said.

When the officer approached the woman, he noticed an unrestrained dog nearby, the Arlington Police Department said in a statement.

"As the officer called out to the woman repeatedly concerning her welfare, the dog began to run towards the officer while barking. The officer retreated backwards from the running dog while drawing his duty firearm," police said. "The officer discharged his firearm multiple times towards the dog. After the shots were fired, the woman yelled out and it was apparent she was injured."
Brooks was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead. Preliminary information shows she was struck by gunfire from the officer, according to the police.

The Arlington Police Department is carrying out both a criminal and an administrative investigation, Johnson said.

A police body-worn camera captured the incident and the footage will be used in the investigation, authorities said.

The dog is in quarantine at the Arlington Animal Shelter, Johnson said. Police are looking into reports that the animal may have been grazed by a bullet.

Arlington is west of Dallas and has a population of about 365,000
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To date, 24 officers have been shot to death in the line of duty this year"

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/us/20...rnd/index.html

How come you NEVER post about THEM?
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:53 PM
 
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TY for your service. God bless you and we are indebted to you for what you have done.
I wonder if vets really appreciate this type of praise. Specially those who know their job in foreign countries is to kill and plunder resources to give them to American corporations, regime change to make space for Western financial institutions, their policies, etc.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:57 PM
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I've always wondered why police don't have a 'net gun' for situations like this. Watch as some good ole boy gator hunters (and good ole girl w/ nice cleavage) test out their net gun.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDT3wi8vfJ4
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Old 08-03-2019, 06:22 PM
 
Location: Micronesia
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To date, 24 officers have been shot to death in the line of duty this year"

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/us/20...rnd/index.html

How come you NEVER post about THEM?
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Will you be starting threads every time a tragic accident occurs involving the police?
These retorts are extremely weak and reek of "the lady doth protest too much, methinks".

To insinuate that posting one news article, including no opinion or propaganda, somehow mandates that i must now search the nation in order to find articles to post regarding the death of police officers, is absolute nonsense and you know it.

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Old 08-03-2019, 06:45 PM
 
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Only police should have guns.
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Old 08-03-2019, 08:45 PM
 
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Police in other parts of the world, as well as postmen and others who visit peoples home run exactly the same risk of being biten but they don't shoot dogs.

The US Police are unique in the democratic first world in relation to their use of force and trigger happy attitude.

In other countries postal workers and police some times carry sprays such as "Bite Back" to fend over any aggresive dogs and the police also have pepper spray as standard issue, and there are special units, support units and dog wardens that can be called in, in most countries.
True but in many ways we don't want US police to wait. Ask an ex Deputy School Resource officer who waited for back up. We had a victim potentially needing immediate medical care and since more police than animal control officers are normally on patrol and local that is who gets the call to deal with it, now. Because it might be too late. And the spray, when it works, just gives you time to back off not continue to move forward. If you move forward an aggressor dog will stop rubbing his eyes and resume an attack.

I do have a US letter carrier friend who used a knife on two high end attack/fighting dogs instead or relying on his satchel and dog repellent for protection. For the past three years he has been suspended pending termination as his union still fights to get his job or at least his FERS pension back
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:28 PM
 
Location: California
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Some people just shouldn't be cops, they have no clue how to deal with a simple situation.
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