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08-24-2014 10:10 PM
selzer I have to say my parents alarm has dropped many times. I know, because I am on the call list. Only once did the cops come. We were having a party -- well Christmas at Grandma's and some of the grandchildren were monkeying with the alarm, and the cops came. Cujo escorted him past the meth-head red-headed step-young-adults in the kitchen to the alarm. No one got shot.

But no, I probably wouldn't have put the dog up if there was an alarm -- that time, we didn't know it until the cops were there. Usually they call and the cops never come.

What an awful story, but I am glad the dog seems like he will pull through. Pretty crappy thing for an older dog to have to go through though.
08-24-2014 08:06 PM
llombardo This is the one that happened in Chicsgo recently.

Chicago police shoot and kill family dog during chase | WGN-TV
08-24-2014 08:03 PM
middleofnowhere Forget fundraising for the vet bills -- demand the stupid city to take care of them. I would be so fried.
08-24-2014 08:00 PM
lyssa62 I'll go to prison over my family / friends and ( pets ...who fit into both categories )
08-24-2014 07:48 PM
onyx'girl A local village had their police chief resign vs being ousted. due to his "military state" presence.
http://hastingsbanner.com/barry-town...w-p6590-84.htm
Pierce had hired and trained nearly 40 reserve officers for his department, which has four full-time officers and patrols a community of less than 3,900 residents.

The police department operates out of one room at its Delton station that had become the center of controversy regarding the department’s use of armed reserve officers and equipment, such as Humvees and two armored personnel carriers. Some accused the department of using excessive force in recent arrests, often referencing the altercation that occurred at Tu-Jax’s bar, an incident that resulted in a broken wrist for the owner and gave fuel to the movement to oust the chief and his reserve program. - See more at: http://hastingsbanner.com/barry-town....O3ITLqzY.dpuf
08-24-2014 07:41 PM
llombardo
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Originally Posted by Nikitta View Post
I think the mindset of the police is changing though. Have you followed what happened in Fergeson? The army is selling surplus weapons and armored cars and tanks ( yes TANKS) to local police stations. These people are not trained to use these weapons and vehicles. The pic of that black kid getting shot and the police were in camo.Why? They aren't in the jungle. And as stated by a military guy they were holding their weapons totally incorrect; pointing them at spectators. Is it any wonder the police are going Rambo; even at animals. This crazy crap needs to stop. One town that had less they 5000 people has a tank for god sake. Why??
I would not want to be a police officer there right now. There will be some kind of retaliation and it isn't going to be pretty. Are you talking about the kid they thought was holding a knife, but it was a pop bottle?
08-24-2014 07:38 PM
Nikitta I think the mindset of the police is changing though. Have you followed what happened in Fergeson? The army is selling surplus weapons and armored cars and tanks ( yes TANKS) to local police stations. These people are not trained to use these weapons and vehicles. The pic of that black kid getting shot and the police were in camo.Why? They aren't in the jungle. And as stated by a military guy they were holding their weapons totally incorrect; pointing them at spectators. Is it any wonder the police are going Rambo; even at animals. This crazy crap needs to stop. One town that had less they 5000 people has a tank for god sake. Why??
08-24-2014 06:25 PM
onyx'girl Not necessarily the news coverage that is the reason for more exposure, but the fact that many are using dogs as a deterrent. In my area, a few dogs have been shot because the homeowner will let the dog out when LEO comes to pay a visit. Gives the home owner a bit of time to head out or hide(in their skewed thinking) Then they sue the police for killing their dog.
08-24-2014 06:14 PM
Dainerra
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Originally Posted by llombardo View Post
Yep and I made that choice. I'm not arguing the point. There are other ways to go around a dog. You didn't see this stuff happening 10, 15, or 20 yrs ago and I'm sure it's always been a dilemma for police. They were able to avoid it then, they can avoid it now. If an officer ever shot one of my dogs in my yard, he would never be a police officer again by the time I got done.
honestly, I come from a rural area and, believe me, there has never been a shortage of people shooting dogs. It was so commonplace that it simply wasn't remarked upon. Growing up, if someone shot your dog, it was generally believed that your dog probably deserved it. Not much chance of stirring up public sympathy.

Even with the increased reporting of cops shooting dogs, it is a minuscule number compared to the number of police/dog interactions every week. You dog has a greater chance of being hit by lightning than shot by the police. Are there some cops that are more likely to shoot a dog vs find another way to deal with it? Of course. Just like there are some drivers who would prefer to just run over your dog than try to brake or swerve around him.

I really don't think that there are more cops shooting dogs today. It's merely the latest fad thing to be reported. Mostly people sharing it on Facebook.

Much like a few years ago when it seemed that every other day in the news there was another child abducted. It seemed like the danger to children had increased 1000%. When the number of cases was compared to previous years, however, the number of abductions was actually LOWER than it had been in some years. The difference? More news coverage.
08-24-2014 05:42 PM
Jax08
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Out of site, out of mind?

Just because something has lacked media coverage doesn't mean it hasn't always happened.
And when you have 24 hours of airtime to fill.....

Mom tells the story of having a Collie when we were little. A person living in the area tracked the Collie down to where it was UNDER the trailer we lived in and shot it while we were sleeping in the room above. Things like this happened all the time. The difference is media coverage and people are more attached to their animals now so all **** breaks loose...as it should.
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