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71 clicks; posted to Main » on 31 Mar 2003 at 10:14 AM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-31 09:02:43 AM  
Bullshiat. What was he doing, arguing with the K9? All he wanted to do was make his friends laugh. Doing so to the aggravation of the dog was harassment.
2003-03-31 09:17:55 AM  
Whew... I'm glad this matter was cleared up. Now I can move on.
2003-03-31 09:22:09 AM  
He barked at a police dog in a car 30 feet away? Who the hell cares?
2003-03-31 09:59:07 AM  
Hey, it ALways news when man barks dog.
2003-03-31 10:13:01 AM  
Get back to me when it's Man Humps Dog.
2003-03-31 10:16:53 AM  
2003-03-31 10:18:12 AM  
woof woof woof, arf arf arf, that's all it is with you people
2003-03-31 10:19:14 AM  
K9: Yes, doctor?
2003-03-31 10:22:25 AM  
He barked at a police dog in a car 30 feet away? Who the hell cares?

The cop cared, he must have thought that the kid barking back at his dog somehow implied that his nightstick wasn't big enough.
2003-03-31 10:22:36 AM  
And what does Quizzical Dog have to say about this?

No, seriously, where has that dog been?
2003-03-31 10:24:35 AM  
I'm glad that court case is done. Farking pigs are always trying to get you when you piss them off, no matter what the law says.

"Save the world, kill a cop."
2003-03-31 10:25:29 AM  
repeat. I saw this green a few days ago.
2003-03-31 10:26:05 AM  
AlienOmega I believe Alto has been restricted from posting the ever perplexed pooch.

Malinois Wasn't that article written by Tom Arnold? I can understand his concern...
2003-03-31 10:26:11 AM  
What you say:

Bad dog, Cindy! You know better than to crap on the carpet, Cindy! Now go outside, Cindy!

What they hear:

Blah Blah, Cindy. Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah, Cindy! Blah Blah Blah, Cindy.

Larson had a Far Side cartoon on this one.
2003-03-31 10:26:12 AM  
So if I yell "fvck you!" to a cop in a car 30 feet away, and he hears me, I'm getting a free ride downtown, but I can bark it to a police dog and I suddenly have "free speech" hmm, sounds like a test for our judicial system coming up...
2003-03-31 10:27:44 AM  
"I'm in pursuit of a 3-14. Waking a police officer"
2003-03-31 10:27:45 AM  
The cop should have let the dog loose. Then we'd see just how much that asshat kid really had to say.

K9 dogs are badass. You want protection? Forget guns, get a well-trained dog.
2003-03-31 10:28:56 AM  
Bump: Ooooh...I thought it was David Gest, but you may be right.
2003-03-31 10:29:37 AM  
Malinois: Bullshiat. What was he doing, arguing with the K9? All he wanted to do was make his friends laugh. Doing so to the aggravation of the dog was harassment.

I'll see your bullshiat and raise you three dogshiats. I'm not aware of any inherent rights that dogs - even police dogs - have to live their lives without aggravataion. Lord knows I don't have such a right.

Some dogs get aggravated if you walk by them minding your own business. So can I get arrested for that too? What if I'm taking Rompy, my cute kitty for a walk and pass too close to a K9. Does that get me an anal probing with the old billy club as well?

If you outlaw barking at dogs you're on a slippery slope... soon it will be illegal to bark at cops, or the President. And then where would we be?
2003-03-31 10:29:57 AM  
I don't think it's a problem as long as he wasn't saying anything "bad" to the dog. But how do we know what he really said? Let the dog loose. If it goes over to sniff his ass, all is well. If it attacks the guy....well, hopefully someone will have a camcorder.
2003-03-31 10:30:27 AM  
What I can't believe is that they took it to an appeals court. I mean, dogs bark at everything, sometimes people bark back at them. Strange, yes, but dog owners everywhere do that. Heck, my old German Shepard used to bark at me, and when I barked back, he just kept on going. The only difference I see here is one very stupid cop who doesn't know how to take care of a dog, like playing with it, for example. Dogs like to be played with, and that includes barking back. Its not like the guy hit the animal or anything. Geez...
2003-03-31 10:32:24 AM  
I remember one time I was at a 3 day festival, and was walking with some of my friends about two miles to the gate.. On the way, we encountered a state policeman sitting on the hood of his car with his police dog. Being the complete idiot I am, and having the better part of an ounce in my pocket, I walked over and proceeded to strike up a conversation with the police officer. The dog proceeded to give me a weird look. Kinda spooked me and my friends, so we hastily started to beat a retreat. The cop's like.. "Hey.. Wait a minute!" I had the ounce half way out of my pocket, ready to throw it and run, when the officer says "You kids want a couple cans of soda?" Nothing beats a cure for dry mouth, especially a state-funded one!
2003-03-31 10:33:41 AM  
2003-03-31 10:34:43 AM  
Kylie:- Free speech doesn't cover obscenities like that. you wash your mouth out.
2003-03-31 10:35:59 AM  
Ok...if this is legal...
Would it also be legal to prolithesize (sp?) back at the preachers in uniform that patrol the beach strip near where I live? If I see one more of those thought police bastards tell a girl on the fuking beach to cover up her bathing suit bottom because it isn't "proper", or a guy wearing a heavy metal t-shirt to turn it inside out just because it is heavy metal I'm going to jail for assault of a police officer.

/not in a good mood
2003-03-31 10:36:49 AM  
Doc: Heh, no slippery slope ;)

These dogs are extremely well trained, and the training time is usually at least 12-15 hrs/week to keep them at top form. The reason for the law in the first place was to keep their training from being compromised.

Eh, whatever, but if you're going to do it as harassment and taunting, then the officer should have a chance to let the dog meet you.
2003-03-31 10:37:26 AM  
A dog might be bad, but never taunt a police officer. nsfm avi video (not safe for morons)
2003-03-31 10:37:58 AM  
2003-03-31 10:38:05 AM  
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"Now go away, or I shall taunt you a second time."
2003-03-31 10:38:36 AM  
2003-03-31 10:39:38 AM  
Jay_vee Meow?
2003-03-31 10:40:44 AM  
Baaaaaa baaaaa
2003-03-31 10:44:17 AM  
Kylie:- Saying it in another language doesn't change anything.
2003-03-31 10:45:03 AM  
Anyone know what happened to those asshole cops who shot that poor family's dog?
2003-03-31 10:45:23 AM  

That's pretty farking stupid.

I once hit a bowl in front of the White House. That was probably pretty stupid too.

Clearly, we're both dangerous criminals. Someone should put us in jail.

/drugwar rant
2003-03-31 10:46:04 AM  
Honestly what kind of fool would walk up to a police officer and do that?
2003-03-31 10:46:13 AM  
Baja Men surrender
2003-03-31 10:46:14 AM  
*Squid Noise*
2003-03-31 10:50:21 AM  
Dataway The audio is the only thing that I could get out of that, but it sounds hillarious.
2003-03-31 10:52:43 AM  
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2003-03-31 10:53:20 AM  
Police are arses they should all die
2003-03-31 10:53:52 AM  
Flipoffcop, hopefully it'll work.
2003-03-31 10:54:08 AM  
Rule 1:
Do not taunt the happy fun killer attack dog.
Rule 2:
Do not taunt the happy fun killer attack dog.
Rule 3:

You get the idea.

2003-03-31 10:54:42 AM  
Athens + 21 year-old = drunk Ohio University student.

Easy as that...

I'm looking to go here in a year or so...pray for me.
2003-03-31 10:54:58 AM  
Thaaat's right, bark like a dog for me.
2003-03-31 10:55:13 AM  
It's probably still illegal to lick your balls when the police dog licks his.
2003-03-31 10:58:11 AM  
NakedApe - ah, but are you allowed to lick the police dog's balls?

/nope, still nothing
2003-03-31 11:03:53 AM  
ah, but are you allowed to lick the police dog's balls?

Probably, you'd have to pet him first though.
2003-03-31 11:05:14 AM  
City Prosecutor Lisa Eliason argued in the appeal that taunting can occur from any distance.


*in french accent*:
Now go away, or I shall taunt you some more, you English Knnnnnnigget.
2003-03-31 11:09:23 AM  
What about mooing at cows from a car window?
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