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another dog shooting

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by gjk5, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. gjk5

    gjk5 Pinche Gringo

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  2. Psychman

    Psychman NRA Life Member

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    Hmmmm. Sounds like someone was having a bad day.
     

  3. Altaris

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    It was a terrifying 7month old 29lb dog! Oh the horror! :faint:
     
  4. Drain You

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    Had an incident recently where I called the police to my home to keep me from doing the Zimmerman dance on a punk that told me he was going to beat my ass in my own yard...

    lady cop comes over and is talking to me, 2 of our small girl dogs, 20 and 40 pounds, got out the back door in the commotion and came running around to see me.

    Lady cop reacted just like I've seen women scared of spiders, she was back peddling without even looking where she was going, "D d d d d dog get your d d d dog".

    I grabbed them up and took them inside before things got really stupid for her. I just can't believe they don't weed people out like that.

    But between your diversity hiring and void of good candidates I guess you have to pick and choose your battles. It will cost them one day.
     
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  5. Roering

    Roering Sorting nuts

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    Officer panicked and fired before thinking. At least it was not a human.......this time.
     
  6. WarCry

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    This is one of those extremely rare cases when my support doesn't automatically fall to the cops.

    From the statements in the article (admittedly, only one side of the story), the cop was calm, cool, collected, not fearful. Follow that up with - again, according to their statements - that the police saw them talking to the news and then came back and cited him 3 days later?

    This story is just a big steaming pile and the CPD stepped about knee-deep into it.


    On top of all that....two shots, point-blank, and the pup (thankfully) made it? I'd hate to think if this cop was shooting at a REAL danger.
     
  7. aplcr0331

    aplcr0331 Compulsory Collectivisim

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    Man these dog better quit messing with the Cops, they have guns ya know? Stupid animals.
     
  8. schild

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    As long as the officer safely went home without being mauled by a twenty-nine pound dog.................:whistling:
     
  9. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    They shot Spud McKenzie?
     
  10. Altaris

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    Not only did he go home safely, he calmly finished writing the parking ticket after he shot the dog and re-holstered his gun.
    Have to make sure to generate as much revenue for the city as possible since you will be costing them a lot now.
     
  11. Adjuster

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    I am not even going to read the article because I get the gist of it from the thread but I am going to pose a legitimate question as this is a scenario any of us could face at anytime and is 1,000,000 times more likely to happen as opposed to being confronted by a bad human.

    Standing in your driveway or standing anywhere for that matter no easy retreat. You see a dog maybe one city block away in distance and the dog starts running for you. Assuming we are all CCW in GlockTalk. What factors go through your head in determining the threat and if you need a weapon and when that weapon should be brought to the ready or used? Size of dog? Breed of dog? Demeanor of dog? There are only three outcomes that I see. The dog licks you. The dog attacks you. You shoot the dog. Obviously there is a difference if its a 6lbs Chihuahua or a 100lbs Rottweiler. I am not going to let myself get bit if I can prevent it and you have no idea what the dogs intentions are until after the fact. You almost have to make the decision to shoot and blame the stupid dog owner for not securing their pet.


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  12. Phaze5ive

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    Poor dog.

    Based on looks alone though, that is one ugly looking dog. It's like a big, fur-less, albino rat.
     
  13. redbaron007

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    I guess I don't understand the outrage towards the officer. The officer felt threatened by the dog...even the dog's owner (in the video) told the police he can't vouch for how the dog approached the police officer, he was on the other side of the van. A witness even stated the officer yelled twice to the dog owner to get the dog.

    I love dogs, but I'm also very alert and when a dog is moving towards me...I take a defensive posture......mace or shooting one is not out of the realm of possibilities.

    :wavey:

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    Here's an article on dog-bite claims.

    From my experience, the little yap-yap dogs do most of the biting.

    Just because the owner thinks the dog won't bite, doesn't mean it won't. Owners are naive to their dog will do.

    :wavey:

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  15. Roering

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    I wonder if pepper spray or tazing was an option.
     
  16. SGT HATRED

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    That sounds about right... Thank god colonel lived.
     
  17. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    I know I'll get crap for this, but if you *need* to shoot a 30lb dog to 'save' yourself as an LEO, you're probably in the wrong business. Shooting is supposed to be a last option, not first option.
     
  18. FCastle88

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    So "moving towards" someone is now aggressive behavior for a dog?:upeyes:
     
  19. concretefuzzynuts

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    But it was in Chicago. Doesn't everyone shoot first in that city?
     
  20. WarCry

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    Actually, the article specifically states the witness said the cop was talking to the owner, not yelling, and stated the cop did not sound like he was in any danger:


    And to be clear, this was a seven-month-old puppy. The dog would have just barely lost it's puppy-teeth. Seriously, trying to claim the cop felt like he was in true danger in this case - based on the information that's been released so far - sounds completely absurd, and the witness statement supports that.