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NYC cop has to shoot protective pit bull on the street

Discussion in 'Caliber Corner' started by cowboy1964, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. cowboy1964

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    (quick search didn't show me any threads on this yet but who knows)

    Synopsis: pit bull was guarding seizing owner. Pit bull rushes cop, gets shot by another cop.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/the...it-bull-on-the-street-will-shock-you-graphic/

    How often do we hear about how weak 9mm is against large aggressive dogs?

    "WHY DID YOU SHOOT THE DOG!?" Why do you THINK lady? Would you be asking that if it had lunged at YOU and clamped onto your leg... or your throat?
     
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  2. Adamz04

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    That's tough to watch for me being a dog lover, but he did the right thing by putting it down because it was preventing anyone from helping its owner. I don't understand how after the dog is down no one is helping the guy. The bystanders are yelling at the cops for shooting the dog but do nothing for the man? New York for ya
     

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  3. unit1069

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    Good shooting, in my opinion.

    That obscene screaming woman might feel different if it was the pit bull rushing at her, and I'm certain she'd feel different if a dog known for it's massive jaw power was preventing emergency medical personnel from attending to her and possibly saving her life.

    Some people are just too stupid to understand the big picture, but in fairness she might have been suffering some disorientation after the shock of seeing an officer fire and kill the animal.
     
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  4. M 7

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    That was horrible.

    Necessary, but horrible.

    The (not so) "innocent" bystanders who have a problem with it wouldn't let themselves be bitten, but its OK if someone else has their leg amputated below the knee by that four-legged stump-grinder. :upeyes:

    Of course, these are also the sort of people who would say that the police must also have bullets flying past their heads before they can shoot to defend themselves. By the time that happens, the police are already dead.
     
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  5. lady screaming "why did you shoot him?".... uhh is she blind?
     
  6. JW1178

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    That's so sad but it has to happen because the dog is just trying to protect the man, no malitious intent, and it felt so much pain, hearing him scream, I really hate seeing that. They didn't need to keep shooting the dog when it was down. After the first two shots the dog was down. However I'm not going to nit-pick. Even if they didn't shoot it again it just would have died anyways. I guess the dog has a bad rep, so maybe it's for the best. I am a bleeding heart liberal for animals.... people not so much.
     
  7. happyguy

    happyguy Man, I'm Pretty

    SOP when I worked around Military Working Dog Teams. If the handler is down and the dog won't let you attend to him, you kill the dog. Those dogs are very expensive but you have to have your priorities.

    Regards,
    Happyguy :)
     
  8. seanmac45

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    Why? The round did exactly what it was supposed to do.

    Nice job. Good, quick hit under stress.
     
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  9. Adamz04

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    That's what I thought. A charging pit bull and a quick unset shot. That's clutch shooting. Great job. I would have liked to see him give it one more so it didn't suffer, but he did the right thing because the dog was down and there was people all around and another shot just wasn't required. I love animals and hate any kind to suffer at all, but people have to come first!!!
     
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  10. NEOH212

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    I love animals but oh well.

    If that dog charged me, I would have done the same thing and have before.

    Tough do do. Dog not contained + dog charges cop= dead dog.
     
  11. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    There was no way the first responders were going to get close to that guy with the dog there. By the time animal control would get there he could have died.

    A life was at stake and they had a job to do. It's sad but oh well.
     
  12. NEOH212

    NEOH212 Diesel Girl

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    It sure looked like the 9mm did just fine to me. :whistling:
     
  13. What it boils down to is irresponsible pet ownership. The junkie can't even take care of himself or stay sober enough to supervise what he knows to be an aggressive dog. Sad to see but good shoot nonetheless.
     
  14. unit1069

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    It appears the same way to me. I assume the round used to stop the pit bull was Speer 124-grain Gold Dot +P.
     
  15. Brucev

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    The policeman is to be commended for handling the situation appropriately. The concerns of the bystanders, etc. are without merit.
     
  16. Travclem

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    Good shoot! But why no help for the seizure victim after the shooting?
     
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