|06-22-2014 06:10 PM|
If that 3 years old's Father or any one of us did the exact same thing as that officer. Went looking for the lost child. Took out our legal register firearm. Then blew away the family pet. We would have been charged with trespassing on a secured property, animal cruelty, firing a gun (2 shots) in a residential area, made false statements about fearing for his life and who knows what other charges....
On the justice for Geist site. A neighbor said all the officer needed to do if he wanted to illegally enter was look over the fence and see in the yard there is a dog kennel. Then if he still insisted on going in stand by the opened gate before going in. Make a little noise to see if there were a dog. Then he could have just shut the gate. A lot of the neighbor's also own dogs. There was a much better probable cause that there was a dog in the yard then a lost 3 year old. But another Rambo-cop realizing they get away with doing what they want all the time goes in and blows away a family pet. He gets a pat on the head, a dog shooter merit badge. Then sent out on the streets again.....
I will give the SLC Police a Lot of credit for something. They have a SLC Police face-book "fan" page. They are letting everyone go on there and post exactly what they think of the situation and the officer that did it. They are now letting all the negative posts stay up (last time I checked). In addition none of the PD officers or family members are on there trying to intimidate anyone. In addition they are encouraging calls and e-mails. You get a form letter back but it's still good they are doing that....Contrast that to a few years ago where I live. There was a story of a NJ State Trooper titled Drunken trooper let off (10 times) often in Hamilton. The police and their sympathizers were on all the time trying to intimidate everyone. Same thing happens with every cop gets in trouble story......At no time would any comment not positive be allowed on a township police face-book page. I live in a Police State, NJ. Utah sounds like a good place to move if I ever get the $$$$.......
|06-21-2014 11:22 AM|
RE: Geist the Weim shot and killed in his own backyard mentioned below. The toddler they were searching for was 'found' safe at home. All that mayhem and a beloved dog dead when the house the kid lived in wasn't checked out first.
Dog shot and killed during search for toddler | KSL.com
|06-21-2014 06:34 AM|
|TommyB681||Its a shame|
|06-21-2014 04:39 AM|
Theres certain areas of the country where the police are a criminal gang= major cities on the east coast. I dont see it changing but thats the last area id ever consider moving to...
I see cops episodes on east coast and the cops just run up on people and start choking them to make them spit some tiny quantity of drugs. Then the cops tell like 20 lies in a row to get the people to make a statement-In that case the cops are commiting much harsher crimes than the so called criminals.
|06-21-2014 04:05 AM|
You can work towards that goal but it will never happen. People are people. Things happen. Someone is normal today and loses their mind tomorrow
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|06-21-2014 03:02 AM|
This is how they should all be, we shouldn't have to look around around. They are in positions to be trusted. There shouldn't be any bad apples in the bunch and the general population shouldn't have to worry if they might come across one of those bad apples. As a society we should not even have to accept the fact that there are some bad ones. When something like that becomes normal to see there is a problem. When we start to just look the other way and become blind to what is happening everywhere and more often everyday that is an issue.
|06-21-2014 01:55 AM|
|Sarah~||Yeah this officer was obviously just not right in the head or something... I know there are more good officers than bad, my stepdad has worked for the Seattle police department for more than 20 years, he was really upset when I showed him the article.|
|06-21-2014 12:14 AM|
|my boy diesel||
sad but not even typical of your ever day police officer
every single day i read about how a police officer has helped a dog here or there and all we tend to see or dwell on is the bad stuff
this was just last month
as was this
oh and this was like last week
all you have to do is look around
|06-20-2014 11:41 PM|
|06-20-2014 10:15 PM|
The man was arrested, put on leave without pay, and charged with felony animal cruelty, and other officers were appalled. Let's not attack all police officers because there are some bad apples out there. No one is covering up for the guy or making excuses for him. It sounds like justice will prevail here.
I am sorry the woman's dog got loose. I am sorry she bit a jogger. I am sorry that the dog met up with the wrong police officer, and it is highly unlikely that that police officer will ever be in the position to abuse his authority again.
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