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Old 11-18-2009, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Stuff we wouldn't for sure.
And shouldn't have.

1) Sends a message it's ok to let your Dogs run loose??
2)OK to shoot your neighbors Dog...in their yard.??

Gotta wonder what else this guy has been up to over the years but never heard of.

Wootton Acquitted In Dog-Shooting Trial - News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh (http://www.wptz.com/news/21626489/detail.html - broken link)


Last year didn't 2 State Troopers run over someone in the road but it was of course ok too?

Last edited by Summerz; 11-18-2009 at 05:10 PM..
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Old 11-18-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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A Rutland Sheriff pulled me as I left my driveway for an
expired reg sticker. I was about 50 yards away from my driveway.
He called a friend of his to tow the car. He wouldnt let me drive it
back. He told me if I didnt take money out of an ATM and give them
cash, he would 'lose the car'. All three of us drove to an ATM, drained
it, handed them the cash, and they dropped the car in my driveway.
With this, and the way Rutland police handled a few high profile cases
while we were there, I would be very, very afraid of any VT police.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Did you report that to anyone? That makes no sense and I can't imagine it was legal. Don't lump all the VT police into that group. There are bad doctors teachers and lawyers too.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Michaux State Forest
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Did you report that to anyone? That makes no sense and I can't imagine it was legal. Don't lump all the VT police into that group. There are bad doctors teachers and lawyers too.
Yeah, but the stakes seem alot higher when it's a cop that is abusing their power. Many if not most don't report these abuses and crimes because of fear of retaliation, that and the very real concern that nobody would believe you since it's your word against that of a police officer. Talk about scary!
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:44 PM
 
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Did you report that to anyone? That makes no sense and I can't imagine it was legal. Don't lump all the VT police into that group. There are bad doctors teachers and lawyers too.
I agree, that does not make any sense and NJSouth is right not all cops are like this in fact is it a very, very small percentage that give all cops a bad name.
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Old 05-25-2010, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Providence, RI
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I can understand requiring you to have the car towed, it is, of course, the law (I've been in that situation, but it was a delivery truck for work, and the ticket was written out to the company, not me). However, the cops are NOT supposed to tell you who to use to tow the car. In my case, they asked who we wanted to tow the truck. That's how it's supposed to work. They can recommend someone, but not require it.

I'll be honest. That story is almost unbelievable, especially if it went unreported.

I've never had a bad experience with a cop, FWIW.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:38 AM
 
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Yeah, but the stakes seem alot higher when it's a cop that is abusing their power. Many if not most don't report these abuses and crimes because of fear of retaliation, that and the very real concern that nobody would believe you since it's your word against that of a police officer. Talk about scary!
I'd think the stakes would be quite high with a doctor abusing power (Josef Mengele says hello).
Also, lawyers, especially prosecutors, have a bit of power over people's lives.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:40 AM
 
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I can understand requiring you to have the car towed, it is, of course, the law (I've been in that situation, but it was a delivery truck for work, and the ticket was written out to the company, not me). However, the cops are NOT supposed to tell you who to use to tow the car. In my case, they asked who we wanted to tow the truck. That's how it's supposed to work. They can recommend someone, but not require it.

I'll be honest. That story is almost unbelievable, especially if it went unreported.

I've never had a bad experience with a cop, FWIW.
It does sound a little far fetched.
I've never had a bad experience with a cop either, but I'm a white dude. I'm pretty sure cops can't even see me.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Fort Wayne
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Stuff we wouldn't for sure.
And shouldn't have.

1) Sends a message it's ok to let your Dogs run loose??
2)OK to shoot your neighbors Dog...in their yard.??

Gotta wonder what else this guy has been up to over the years but never heard of.

Wootton Acquitted In Dog-Shooting Trial - News Story - WPTZ Plattsburgh (http://www.wptz.com/news/21626489/detail.html - broken link)


Last year didn't 2 State Troopers run over someone in the road but it was of course ok too?
I'm not a supporter of the police...but there isn't enough information for causal readers to make an honest judgment in this situation.

1) Where did the attack occur? In the shooter's yard or elsewhere?
2) Which dog was NOT restrained prior to the attack?
3) Did the officer have other non-lethal means at hand to use first?
4) Was the attacking known to have attacked other dogs in the past?

And a host of ther questions...

Frankly,if a dog was attacking my dog on MY property,I might use deadly force.Especially if the dog had a history of biting or snapped at or bit me when/if I tried to stop the attack.
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Old 06-05-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Vermont, grew up in Colorado and California
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Default To answer you questions....best as I can

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I'm not a supporter of the police...but there isn't enough information for causal readers to make an honest judgment in this situation.

1) Where did the attack occur? In the shooter's yard or elsewhere?
The neighbor's yard
2) Which dog was NOT restrained prior to the attack?
The Officer's dog
3) Did the officer have other non-lethal means at hand to use first?
Don't know
4) Was the attacking known to have attacked other dogs in the past?
Don't know

And a host of ther questions...

Frankly,if a dog was attacking my dog on MY property,I might use deadly force.Especially if the dog had a history of biting or snapped at or bit me when/if I tried to stop the attack.
per the article

"The April 30 shooting occurred when Wootton's dog went to the neighbor's yard, where it was attacked. Wootton then allegedly retrieved his weapon and shot the attacking dog. Neighbors claimed that by the time Wootton shot their dog, his pet was out of danger"

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Don't get me wrong.
I'm all for protecting one's own Pets.
His dog was the one running loose.
If he cared so much he should have not let it roam in the first place just my 2 cents.

And what if you or I did what he did?
Would there be a different out come?
I don't want to bicker about it lol.
Being an animal lover it just sort of got my fur fluffed when it was going on.

There have been some other incidents with some other Police since that has happened I won't go into as I don't want to open a new can of worms.
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