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Man says officer ‘fought back a smile’ after shooting friendly dog in the head

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Taking the easy way out....sad for the owner as the owner clearly didn't set this dog up to fail.


There was a shooting about an hour ago in my city. From an eye witness that lives by the dog/owner, this dog was often wandering the street, but avoided people, never showed aggression. Owner failed the dog in this one
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This is awful.

Most cops like dogs, and own dogs. They don't want to shoot someone's dog. But if the innocent bystander wasn't present, would this cop have gotten away with this? I am glad the bystander was willing to report what he witnessed.

In any population, there are people who are not right for the job. I hope no one will ever hire this man again as a police officer.

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Taking the easy way out....sad for the owner as the owner clearly didn't set this dog up to fail.


There was a shooting about an hour ago in my city. From an eye witness that lives by the dog/owner, this dog was often wandering the street, but avoided people, never showed aggression. Owner failed the dog in this one
Pit Bull Shot After Biting Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer | FOX17online.com
Idiots owning dogs, and dogs pay. Sucks. The officer did what he had to do.

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Cops abusing power. What a surprise. Poor dog. Without cameras or witnesses cops do whatever they want cuz their word always wins out.

Imo having a college degree should be a requirement to become an officer. Putting people who are too stupid to get a degree into a position of power is not a good idea.
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Cops abusing power. What a surprise. Poor dog. Without cameras or witnesses cops do whatever they want cuz their word always wins out.

Imo having a college degree should be a requirement to become an officer. Putting people who are too stupid to get a degree into a position of power is not a good idea.
They do have to have a degree almost everywhere here, it doesn't changed ehi they are.

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Cops abusing power. What a surprise. Poor dog. Without cameras or witnesses cops do whatever they want cuz their word always wins out.

Imo having a college degree should be a requirement to become an officer. Putting people who are too stupid to get a degree into a position of power is not a good idea.
Maybe not a college degree but regular psych exams and credit checks. Almost every cop friend of my husband's is in serious debt and spends a lot more than they make even though they have xcellent salaries here. If you don't have enough good judgment to stay within a budget, that tells me you don't have good judgment - period and shouldn't hold a job where you have lethal weapon.

This is a terrible story .If a police officer did this to my Molly I'd be seriously depressed.
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Cops abusing power. What a surprise. Poor dog. Without cameras or witnesses cops do whatever they want cuz their word always wins out.

Imo having a college degree should be a requirement to become an officer. Putting people who are too stupid to get a degree into a position of power is not a good idea.
Are you even certain that this guy doesn't have a degree? Plenty of cops do. A degree won't make you a better person. He'd still be smiling after he shot that dog even after 4 years worth of keggers and random arts classes.

And cops aren't people who are too stupid to get a degree so they become cops, these are people who can't sit around and do nothing while their friends and families and innocent people become victims to criminals. They need to make the world safer themselves, not sit back and hope someone else does it for them.

Obviously some become cops for the authority or others become jaded by the twisted and horrible experiences they endure on the job that unsurprisingly warp their views of humanity, but not all. Not even the majority.

If you want cops to require a college degree, then fight for it. Petition. Write reports on the benefits of university educated officers. Do something. Because most of the cops you see out there saw something wrong with the world and they are doing something to try to make it better.

Personally, after attending university for computer science, I don't see a need for cops to have a degree. Maybe 10% of my classes were actually related to computers, the rest was filler dubbed as 'degree requirements' . Also(depending on where you live), the amount of hours spent in the police basic training program accumulates to roughly the same amount of hours you would spend in class at university getting a 4 year degree. So really, these are people who basically got a 4 year degree in a much, much shorter time frame.


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This is horrifying. It literally left me in shock.

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Yeah unfortunately a degree or credit check or whatever else cannot measure a person's morals.

The majority of cops are great people with good hearts but one bad cop can ruin a lot of lives. When it's their word vs yours, charges like felonies can ruin lives. I read a story where a cop ran a stop sign and tboned this lady, broke her neck, and then charged her with drunk driving. He only got caught when video footage from a nearby store told a much different story from the police report. That type of stuff ruins lives.

If someone shot my non aggressive dog I would be in jail for assaulting an officer. Just reading about a pos cop shooting someone else's dog makes me angry.
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