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(Salt Lake Tribune)   Police find missing 3 year old sleeping in his own basement after searching the neighborhood door to door search and only shooting one dog   (sltrib.com) divider line 235
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2014-06-25 05:18:32 PM

Mikey1969: jst3p: The Flexecutioner: i hope the cop's 'property' gets destroyed and someone gets away with it too.  fark them in the ass with a hot fireplace poker.  how could they not search the home first?  fire him and the others for that level of incompetence.  it doesnt even need to be about the dog.

i wonder how the children's parents feel now that they know they didnt check the farking basement.

Thrilled that their kid isn't missing?

"Thrilled"? Their inability to check their own farking basement has resulted in someone's dog getting shot in its own backyard. I bet they feel pretty shiatty. Good thing it wasn't a person that cop shot, or these people would feel like garbage.

The cop would still feel great though.

nyseattitude: jst3p: nyseattitude: "There are extenuating circumstances," said Wilking. "A child is missing, and if you're a parent, you would want us to look everywhere for your child. We wouldn't want to leave any stone unturned."

That give you the right to void everyone's rights and break the law.

The guy should press charges for murder, breaking and entering, trespassing, illegal search, conduct unbecoming of an officer, excessive force, civil rights infractions and everything else a lawyer can come up with.

In the end all he can sue for is replacement cost of the dog, I guess if it were a rescue that would be 0.

Seriously? Why is that?

Or am I missing a joke?

Right now, the dog is considered"property". The owner is trying to get a bill introduced that will change that.

insertsnarkyusername: Headso: remember the police should be the only people allowed to carry guns

Nobody says that ever.It's definitely a common anti-gun argument. The ordinary cops probably shouldn't have guns to begin with. Let the call an armed response team if it can't be dealt with by mace and tasers.

FTFY

Maybe you're right, nobody says "only" the police. They like to go ahead and throw the military in as well. So it's the military and the police that should be the only ...


Nobody wants to take your guns away. This is America, it won't happen. The only people saying guns are going to get taken away are people trying to fearmonger to make a political point.
 
2014-06-25 05:19:45 PM

Callous: Three Crooked Squirrels: they may have exceeded their authority with only good intentions

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  That's why the founders included the 4th amendment.  So the cops can't throw your rights to the wind whenever they find them inconvenient.  Just because a child is involved doesn't give them the right to trespass and kill an innocent dog.  Overstepping their authority is overstepping their authority regardless of the reason.  Stop justifying bad behavior or it will continue to get worse.  What's next?  Should they kick in doors and search the homes of everyone that's not home in case the child got into one those homes?  They had the best of intentions right?

Remember people "BEWARE OF THE DOG" and  "NO TRESPASSING" signs aren't just to protect stupid people from your dog.  They are also to protect you and your dog from stupid people like this cop.


What if the home owner did have signs posted for "Beware of Dog"?

Not that he should have to, but just wondering if that would change anything here in terms of the cop being found guilty of bad judgement...or possibly give the home owner more leverage in court for a better settlement...
 
2014-06-25 05:21:32 PM
I used to care for a Weimaraner for a year. Sweetest clown. That cop needs a change of career, but he probably couldn't be trusted with a mop and a bucket of water.
 
2014-06-25 05:24:38 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Nobody wants to take your guns away. This is America, it won't happen. The only people saying guns are going to get taken away are people trying to fearmonger to make a political point.


I didn't say anyone wanted my guns. I merely pointed out that plenty of people take the stance of "Only the police/military should have guns', despite your assertion that "nobody" says that. There are people who state it on the national scene quite frequently. Like I said, it doesn't mean that I believe them, just that the OP had a valid point.
 
2014-06-25 05:25:45 PM
remember kids:

Cop dog = officer

your dog = property
 
2014-06-25 05:25:54 PM

johnh2005: Callous: Three Crooked Squirrels: they may have exceeded their authority with only good intentions

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  That's why the founders included the 4th amendment.  So the cops can't throw your rights to the wind whenever they find them inconvenient.  Just because a child is involved doesn't give them the right to trespass and kill an innocent dog.  Overstepping their authority is overstepping their authority regardless of the reason.  Stop justifying bad behavior or it will continue to get worse.  What's next?  Should they kick in doors and search the homes of everyone that's not home in case the child got into one those homes?  They had the best of intentions right?

Remember people "BEWARE OF THE DOG" and  "NO TRESPASSING" signs aren't just to protect stupid people from your dog.  They are also to protect you and your dog from stupid people like this cop.

What if the home owner did have signs posted for "Beware of Dog"?

Not that he should have to, but just wondering if that would change anything here in terms of the cop being found guilty of bad judgement...or possibly give the home owner more leverage in court for a better settlement...


Idk for sure, but I have heard that those signs can actually work against you. If you have a beware of dog sign up it means you know your dog is dangerous, somehow this makes you MORE liable if someone gets bit.
 
2014-06-25 05:29:10 PM

Headso: farkin_Gary: In answer to your question; Everyone has some motivation to lie.

That actually doesn't answer my question, my question was do you believe everything that anyone with motivation to lie has to say or just the police?


Unless it can be independently confirmed, I don't believe much that anyone has to say, most especially the police.


Yeah, I've been lied to a lot.
 
2014-06-25 05:32:49 PM

Mikey1969: insertsnarkyusername: Nobody wants to take your guns away. This is America, it won't happen. The only people saying guns are going to get taken away are people trying to fearmonger to make a political point.

I didn't say anyone wanted my guns. I merely pointed out that plenty of people take the stance of "Only the police/military should have guns', despite your assertion that "nobody" says that. There are people who state it on the national scene quite frequently. Like I said, it doesn't mean that I believe them, just that the OP had a valid point.


Who is saying that? Name them.
 
2014-06-25 05:33:13 PM

haolegirl: johnh2005: Callous: Three Crooked Squirrels: they may have exceeded their authority with only good intentions

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.  That's why the founders included the 4th amendment.  So the cops can't throw your rights to the wind whenever they find them inconvenient.  Just because a child is involved doesn't give them the right to trespass and kill an innocent dog.  Overstepping their authority is overstepping their authority regardless of the reason.  Stop justifying bad behavior or it will continue to get worse.  What's next?  Should they kick in doors and search the homes of everyone that's not home in case the child got into one those homes?  They had the best of intentions right?

Remember people "BEWARE OF THE DOG" and  "NO TRESPASSING" signs aren't just to protect stupid people from your dog.  They are also to protect you and your dog from stupid people like this cop.

What if the home owner did have signs posted for "Beware of Dog"?

Not that he should have to, but just wondering if that would change anything here in terms of the cop being found guilty of bad judgement...or possibly give the home owner more leverage in court for a better settlement...

Idk for sure, but I have heard that those signs can actually work against you. If you have a beware of dog sign up it means you know your dog is dangerous, somehow this makes you MORE liable if someone gets bit.


I don't see how it could leave you more liable, but it would definitely take away the cop's ability to say the dog surprised him or that he didn't know he was there, eliminating the split second decision defense..
 
2014-06-25 05:36:25 PM
Are there 'find my keys' devices that use your smartphone?
Put one on the kid.

'Find my lost dog' GPS collars?
Put one on the kid.

Invisible fence (tm) collars?
Put one on the kid.
 
2014-06-25 05:38:28 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Mikey1969: jst3p: The Flexecutioner: i hope the cop's 'property' gets destroyed and someone gets away with it too.  fark them in the ass with a hot fireplace poker.  how could they not search the home first?  fire him and the others for that level of incompetence.  it doesnt even need to be about the dog.

i wonder how the children's parents feel now that they know they didnt check the farking basement.

Thrilled that their kid isn't missing?

"Thrilled"? Their inability to check their own farking basement has resulted in someone's dog getting shot in its own backyard. I bet they feel pretty shiatty. Good thing it wasn't a person that cop shot, or these people would feel like garbage.

The cop would still feel great though.

nyseattitude: jst3p: nyseattitude: "There are extenuating circumstances," said Wilking. "A child is missing, and if you're a parent, you would want us to look everywhere for your child. We wouldn't want to leave any stone unturned."

That give you the right to void everyone's rights and break the law.

The guy should press charges for murder, breaking and entering, trespassing, illegal search, conduct unbecoming of an officer, excessive force, civil rights infractions and everything else a lawyer can come up with.

In the end all he can sue for is replacement cost of the dog, I guess if it were a rescue that would be 0.

Seriously? Why is that?

Or am I missing a joke?

Right now, the dog is considered"property". The owner is trying to get a bill introduced that will change that.

insertsnarkyusername: Headso: remember the police should be the only people allowed to carry guns

Nobody says that ever.It's definitely a common anti-gun argument. The ordinary cops probably shouldn't have guns to begin with. Let the call an armed response team if it can't be dealt with by mace and tasers.

FTFY

Maybe you're right, nobody says "only" the police. They like to go ahead and throw the military in as well. So it's the military and the police that should b ...


In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.
 
2014-06-25 05:40:24 PM

moeburn: I live in Toronto, so I don't know what the fark you Americans are talking about when you talk about amber alert notifications.  But from what I hear from farkers, I think it's a rural thing.


Not rural, just local.  We used to get them on the radio in Dallas all the time.  The whole idea of Amber Alerts started in the DFW metroplex, so the local police were pretty eager to issue them.  Since then I've lived in other cities where I heard much fewer, but I will still see one on my phone or a highway sign every once in a while when traveling (way too often with stupidly little information, like the local authorities don't understand the whole point).
 
2014-06-25 05:51:25 PM
Can we PLEASE make it legal to shoot the cop who shoots our dog?
 
2014-06-25 05:59:54 PM
haolegirl
What still confuses me is why cops aren't taught at cop school how to deal with dogs. How many pet dogs are there in the US? Millions? Tens of millions? It doesn't have to be a months long in-depth class...just basic common sense. Just seems like an obvious thing to me...

What are police not taught to deal with people with mental issues, dogs, drunk people, ect.

Because they are protected by law and can do pretty much whatever they want until they piss off their department and have to move on.
 
2014-06-25 06:04:07 PM

cgraves67: This is kind of a legal gray area, but I'm going to side with the people who think that cops should have a warrant to enter your property without permission, even if they are looking for a missing child.


I'm pretty sure they do. I used to live along a prison transport route, and twice we were asked if the police could search out properrty for escapees. They wouldn't ask if they didn't have to. Also, if he has a concrete fence, why did the officer need to go into it? The kid couldn't get into it, so skip it. The sweep is for a child who wandered off, not a kidnapped child.

That said, the dog owner sounds weird. Member of the family? Maybe in spirit, but it's not some child. And what the hell is up with his concrete fence?
 
2014-06-25 06:10:02 PM

Tyrosine: Regardless of whether or not the circumstances meet the criteria for exigent circumstances, would it have been a major inconvenience for the cops to knock on the door first and inform the home owners what they were doing?


that's way too rational. better to jump over the fence and murder an animal. hooo rah!
 
2014-06-25 06:11:58 PM

insertsnarkyusername: The only people saying guns are going to get taken away are people trying to fearmonger to make a political point.


And, people who benefit from gun/ammo sales
 
2014-06-25 06:14:24 PM

moeburn: teenytinycornteeth: moeburn: teenytinycornteeth: namegoeshere: Three Crooked Squirrels: Apparently he was found before we even got the recorded phone call.

Grrrr... there was an Amber Alert originating several hours away from me, no details, just a common type of car and a license plate. Like even if I was driving in the area I would have checked my phone for the license plate number every time I passed a similar car. It buzzed my phone every ten minutes all freakin' afternoon. And evening, and in the middle of the night. Long after they had arrested the faked-my-own-kidnapping little chippie for stealing the car and a gun herself.

I guess I never thought I'd see the day when people were pissed about Amber Alerts.  Here's something weird...I don't get them sent to my phone and as a result they don't "buzz all freakin' afternoon".  Take a little initiative so those dang missing kids don't have to ruin your day!

people aren't pissed about amber alerts, they are pissed about the amber alert phone notification system.

I'm not sure where you live, but I've never ever gotten an Amber Alert notification on my phone here in Chicago.  Can't you opt out of the notifications?

I live in Toronto, so I don't know what the fark you Americans are talking about when you talk about amber alert notifications.  But from what I hear from farkers, I think it's a rural thing.


You should probably leave your basement once in a while. You might find out what the rest of the country, including your own city is doing.
http://www.wirelessamber.ca/faq.html
 
2014-06-25 06:17:02 PM
Again, there is a lot of "what-if" and "maybe this" kind of arguments about the cops actions. We should just equip them all with go-pros and we can see if he acted appropriately. But I feel most are right who say he will escape punishment if it is deserved. "Under investigation" is just a way to delay until the press dies down.

Hey, we are giving them guns and the right to detain citizens. We should expect some oversight. Not just in this case, but overall. We need to break that Blue Shield, that code of silence,
 
2014-06-25 06:17:12 PM

Headso: farkin_Gary: Police officers should always turn their backs and run away from angry dogs.


Always.

I doubt the dog was even aggressive, do you believe anyone that has motivation to lie when they say stuff?


Right. The cop shot the dog because he's a cat guy.

/common sense
 
2014-06-25 06:17:34 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Nobody wants to take your guns away. This is America, it won't happen. The only people saying guns are going to get taken away are people trying to fearmonger to make a political point.


Probably
images.politico.com
 
2014-06-25 06:22:28 PM

JesseL: CowardlyLion: Salt Lake man wants police officer who killed his dog fired

Waaaaah. STFU and train your next dog not to attack the police.

/it's a dog--grow the fark up
//white people are the farking worst

Wow, every line in this post has the troll factor cranked to 11.


It's kind of easy when you've got people crying over someone else's dead dog, the owner from the article trying to get the law changed so that dogs get human rights, and people crying for the murder of the officer because e shot a dog that was probably biting him.

It sucks for this guy in the article but the rest of you will get over it.
 
2014-06-25 06:27:00 PM

Mikey1969: jst3p: The Flexecutioner:

Right now, the dog is considered"property". The owner is trying to get a bill introduced that will change that.


They're pushing for this in Quebec. I'm not certain, but the way it was explained to me at a rally I attended, this might also have an adverse effect on halal/kosher.
 
2014-06-25 06:31:00 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: JesseL: CowardlyLion: Salt Lake man wants police officer who killed his dog fired

Waaaaah. STFU and train your next dog not to attack the police.

/it's a dog--grow the fark up
//white people are the farking worst

Wow, every line in this post has the troll factor cranked to 11.

It's kind of easy when you've got people crying over someone else's dead dog, the owner from the article trying to get the law changed so that dogs get human rights, and people crying for the murder of the officer because e shot a dog that was probably biting him.

It sucks for this guy in the article but the rest of you will get over it.



Eh, in the heat of the moment I'd probably use deadly force against someone who tries to kill my dog.

I know better, but this is one of those things where logic isn't particularly persuasive. My dog is "just a dog" but my brain has him pretty well wired into the same area that's aimed at keeping my son safe, and that's not an instinct that anyone should fark with lightly.
 
2014-06-25 06:33:37 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: Headso: farkin_Gary: Police officers should always turn their backs and run away from angry dogs.


Always.

I doubt the dog was even aggressive, do you believe anyone that has motivation to lie when they say stuff?

Right. The cop shot the dog because he's a cat guy.

/common sense


My dog is big but not the slightest bit aggressive. He's a big slobbery love. But he will run right at you. Of course, he's thinking HI HI HI OMG I LOVE YOU COME PET ME HI HI HI GOT TREAT?? I don't let him off leash because I know this could be scary to a non big dog lover. (And because I don't believe dogs should be off leash in non-dog areas.) But if someone came into my fenced yard and shot him, I'd be pissed.

Weimaraners (sp?) that I have known have had that personality. Poor doggie was probably after some lovin', and gets double tapped for his trouble.
 
2014-06-25 06:34:43 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: It's kind of easy when you've got people crying over someone else's dead dog


Calm your tits, Casey.
 
2014-06-25 06:38:52 PM
The nasty, psycho little Brittany Spaniel I jog past, however...

If a cop shot that little f*cker, I'd campaign for his promotion.
 
2014-06-25 06:49:15 PM

Cerebral Ballsy: JesseL: CowardlyLion: Salt Lake man wants police officer who killed his dog fired

Waaaaah. STFU and train your next dog not to attack the police.

/it's a dog--grow the fark up
//white people are the farking worst

Wow, every line in this post has the troll factor cranked to 11.

It's kind of easy when you've got people crying over someone else's dead dog, the owner from the article trying to get the law changed so that dogs get human rights, and people crying for the murder of the officer because e shot a dog that was probably biting him.

It sucks for this guy in the article but the rest of you will get over it.


i think what everyone is bothered by is that the cop had to trespass onto this guy's property before he could encounter the dog as the dog was properly contained.  Had the cop been on the sidewalk or street and the dog was not properly contained and gotten aggressive with the cop it would be a completely different story.

What outrages people is if a regular Joe(even if he was helping to look for the child) had jumped this guy's fence and put two rounds in the dog's head he would be sitting in jail right now as he should,  He would be facing trespassing and weapons charges.  Yet cops can break the law with impunity and aren't even held to account when people or pets are killed as a result.
 
2014-06-25 06:49:26 PM

cgraves67: This is kind of a legal gray area, but I'm going to side with the people who think that cops should have a warrant to enter your property without permission, even if they are looking for a missing child.


If there were a good reason to believe that the missing child had been taken into that yard or that house, I believe it would make sense to claim it falls under the "exigent circumstances", and so no warrant needed to search.

But "We are searching for a missing child" should not mean "We can go any damn place we want, without a warrant, and we can shoot dogs if we happen across one" doesn't fit that bill.  And he wouldn't have been able to get a warrant, since he had absolutely no reason to believe that the child was in that yard.  He was wandering around randomly, and when the dog barked at him he decided to kill it.

The dogs owner wants him fired.  Personally, I think he should be fired and charged with animal abuse or whatever you or I would be charged with if we decided it would be fun to kill a dog.
 
2014-06-25 06:51:07 PM
How come nobody mentioned the guy just go and kill the police officers family dog for the fun of it?  It'll only cost him the price of a dog right?  That might be the way I would deal with a situation like that... specially if I didn't get a result that I felt was fair.
 
2014-06-25 06:52:08 PM

namegoeshere: Cerebral Ballsy: Headso: farkin_Gary: Police officers should always turn their backs and run away from angry dogs.


Always.

I doubt the dog was even aggressive, do you believe anyone that has motivation to lie when they say stuff?

Right. The cop shot the dog because he's a cat guy.

/common sense

My dog is big but not the slightest bit aggressive. He's a big slobbery love. But he will run right at you. Of course, he's thinking HI HI HI OMG I LOVE YOU COME PET ME HI HI HI GOT TREAT?? I don't let him off leash because I know this could be scary to a non big dog lover. (And because I don't believe dogs should be off leash in non-dog areas.) But if someone came into my fenced yard and shot him, I'd be pissed.

Weimaraners (sp?) that I have known have had that personality. Poor doggie was probably after some lovin', and gets double tapped for his trouble.


First shot was probably point blank to the head as the dog sat in front of him with its tail wagging waiting to be petted.

Second shot was probably into the ground to pretend the cop was firing under stress and missed the first shot as a vicious attack dog whos lineage can be traced back to the guard shack at treblinka made threatening motions.
 
2014-06-25 06:56:26 PM

moeburn: Can anyone tell me, what does the law state about defending yourself against the police?  Like what if a cop tried to rape you?  Would it be illegal to resist?


In Indiana you can't do squat if they kick the door down without a warrant. Got people pretty riled up when this came down.

LINK
 
2014-06-25 06:58:06 PM

JesseL: Cerebral Ballsy: JesseL: CowardlyLion: Salt Lake man wants police officer who killed his dog fired

Waaaaah. STFU and train your next dog not to attack the police.

/it's a dog--grow the fark up
//white people are the farking worst

Wow, every line in this post has the troll factor cranked to 11.

It's kind of easy when you've got people crying over someone else's dead dog, the owner from the article trying to get the law changed so that dogs get human rights, and people crying for the murder of the officer because e shot a dog that was probably biting him.

It sucks for this guy in the article but the rest of you will get over it.


Eh, in the heat of the moment I'd probably use deadly force against someone who tries to kill my dog.

I know better, but this is one of those things where logic isn't particularly persuasive. My dog is "just a dog" but my brain has him pretty well wired into the same area that's aimed at keeping my son safe, and that's not an instinct that anyone should fark with lightly.


It's like that for everyone and their own pets. Hell, your dog is probably a really nice dog, and even if he was a yapper, I'd hate to see him shot.

But these articles are written to produce clicks. The dog could have bitten the officer and that tidbit could have been left out to produce just enough outrage to land on Fark and score more hits. I would not put anything past news producers any more; I've just seen way too much one-sided and incomplete stories.

I try to assume the likely scenario.
 
2014-06-25 06:58:09 PM
Oh, good, another imbecile with a badge.  I really wish the PD's would update their hiring standards to Moron and try really hard for Borderlines.

What really makes me laugh is that we expect these big, tough, roided out cops NOT to shoot people, because they are all macho and stuff, but fact is, they are all into the standoff weapons, swat teams and the like - bunch of pansies the entire lot of them, not one of 'em able to take a man their size unaided by their taser or hollow metal baton.

Crime goes down, cost of cops goes up, you CAN'T explain that....

But go ahead and keep shooting our dogs, it really makes us love you back.
 
2014-06-25 07:13:21 PM

lostcat: Dear local taxpayers.

One of our police officers shot a dog.

We're supposed to fire him, adding him to the roll of unemployed in our county. Oh, and sorry about wasting all that money of yours on training him.

But he shot a dog.

We haven't really had a chance to assess the situation, but the owner of the dog insists that we fire the officer. He also insists that we use some of your money to train our officers to better deal with aggressive dogs, which we think is a good use of your money. But yeah, we're also supposed to fire him...So. There you go.


Dear Chief:

One of your Prized Officers jumped over a concrete fence no 3 year old could possibly have climbed over and was surprised by a dog.

Already demonstrating his dismal judgment by hopping a really tall fence in the blind, he then decides that the ONLY way he can SURVIVE is to shoot the dog twice.

Such a big, brave man surely is wasted as a SLC cop and should be immediately repurposed as a fly-wing remover.

Good luck hiring his replacement, try for a smart one next time OK?

The Taxpayers
 
2014-06-25 07:37:36 PM
Cerebral Ballsy:
That said, the dog owner sounds weird. Member of the family? Maybe in spirit, but it's not some child. And what the hell is up with his concrete fence?

Where I live we call a concrete fence a 'wall'.  I bet your one of those fancy high-nosed teadrinkers that calls your car hole a 'garage' too.
 
2014-06-25 07:38:21 PM

LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.


Who?
 
2014-06-25 07:39:50 PM

insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?


Heh. Didn't like my response?
 
2014-06-25 07:43:11 PM
Here's the thing.

Any time we have a cop-shoots-dog thread, we have the usual idiots from the 101st Keyboard Brigade, Flying Humane Society Division, calling for the death of the cop, the rights of the dog/dog's owner, how cops killing dogs are getting so out of hand and cops just love to kill dogs, etc. etc.

However. Whenever we have a dog-eats-toddler thread, we have the usual idiots from the 101st Keyboard Brigade, Anti-Pit Bull Special Ops Unit, proclaiming just as loudly that pit bulls are dogs from hell, they should all be euthanized for the good of humanity, anyone who keeps them should be shot as well, and deriding the subversive Pits Are Pets! fifth columnists who claim there are no bad dogs, just bad owners.

Look, cops are people too. People who get to carry guns and wear body armor for a living, but they're still people. They hear all the same stories about how killer dogs are going to rip your lungs out the first chance they get (plus extra stories about how meth dealers train their dogs to start with cops' balls and chew slowly). A lot of people, of which cops are some, currently believe that any barking dog is a) a pit bull and b) is going to kill them. And why? Because besides the cop-shoots-dog stories, there are just as many dog-eats-toddler stories, telling everyone how evil and vicious dogs are. And who is usually on the receiving end of REALLY mean dogs? Cops.

So sure, cops get trigger-happy when they're confronted with barking, charging dogs. In a case like this, where we don't know the full circumstances of why the cop was in the yard, it's hard to say exactly why Officer Sureshot didn't just hop back over the fence; but I guarantee you he did not, as some of the Flying Humane Society Division think, climb over that fence looking for an innocent puppy to gun down. It's for sure he shouldn't have been in that yard; but that's another story entirely.

But the real issue is that the cop shouldn't have been in that yard; once he was there, when confronted by a snarling, barking, angry dog, OF COURSE, he was going to shoot it, because nowadays dog=pit bull. Just like gun=assault rifle. I'm not saying that's right, but it's the way things are, and we all can change that.
 
2014-06-25 07:45:25 PM

Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?


Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.
 
2014-06-25 07:48:54 PM

Gyrfalcon: But the real issue is that the cop shouldn't have been in that yard; once he was there, when confronted by a snarling, barking, angry dog,


Absolutely right on the first part. No proof combined with wild speculation on the second part. None of us were there and this dog was not a Pit.
 
2014-06-25 07:49:10 PM
You search people search are search slacking. Search 170 search comments search and search not search one search of search you search has search called search out search Subbysearch on search the search headline search yet search?

/shocking search
 
2014-06-25 07:51:38 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?

Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.


http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/10/obama-suggests-us-needs-ban-on-sem ia utomatic-automatic-weapons/

Is a ban on semi autos too nuanced?
 
2014-06-25 07:51:59 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?

Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.


Ah, got it. Now know exactly where you are coming from.
 
2014-06-25 07:59:08 PM

sporkme: In Indiana you can't do squat if they kick the door down without a warrant. Got people pretty riled up when this came down.


I remember an incident like this.  It actually ended up with a 'nasty anti-cop' law being passed by the legislature and signed by the governor with massive public support(except by cops).

Roughly speaking, the courts went 'you have no right...' and the legislature went 'yeah, about that'.
 
2014-06-25 08:04:07 PM

Giltric: insertsnarkyusername: Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?

Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/10/obama-suggests-us-needs-ban-on-sem ia utomatic-automatic-weapons/

Is a ban on semi autos too nuanced?


A trashy conservative websites cherry picks Obama quotes and then fills in the blanks to create the impression that Obama wants to seize your guns? Has that ever happened before?
 
2014-06-25 08:05:35 PM

teenytinycornteeth: moeburn: teenytinycornteeth: namegoeshere: Three Crooked Squirrels: Apparently he was found before we even got the recorded phone call.

Grrrr... there was an Amber Alert originating several hours away from me, no details, just a common type of car and a license plate. Like even if I was driving in the area I would have checked my phone for the license plate number every time I passed a similar car. It buzzed my phone every ten minutes all freakin' afternoon. And evening, and in the middle of the night. Long after they had arrested the faked-my-own-kidnapping little chippie for stealing the car and a gun herself.

I guess I never thought I'd see the day when people were pissed about Amber Alerts.  Here's something weird...I don't get them sent to my phone and as a result they don't "buzz all freakin' afternoon".  Take a little initiative so those dang missing kids don't have to ruin your day!

people aren't pissed about amber alerts, they are pissed about the amber alert phone notification system.

I'm not sure where you live, but I've never ever gotten an Amber Alert notification on my phone here in Chicago.  Can't you opt out of the notifications?


This was upstate NY in my hometown, and I'm pretty sure this was the first time it was used.  I didn't get it, my iPhone is not equipped (only iPhone 4S and above), but a wide area did, as OP stated, he's a few hours away.  People said their phone wouldn't stop alerting until they acknowledged the text, but I didn't hear anyone say it went off repeatedly after that.  Someone said you can opt out of the alerts by turning off the GPS and alerts, I don't know.
 
2014-06-25 08:16:15 PM

insertsnarkyusername: Giltric: insertsnarkyusername: Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?

Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/10/obama-suggests-us-needs-ban-on-sem ia utomatic-automatic-weapons/

Is a ban on semi autos too nuanced?

A trashy conservative websites cherry picks Obama quotes and then fills in the blanks to create the impression that Obama wants to seize your guns? Has that ever happened before?


No usually they refer to his campaign website and his votes and quotes as a senator where he wanted to ban guns....pistols and semi autos IIRC.

http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/barack_obama_gun_control.htm

Next thing you will tell me is Obama has not responsible for his subordinates actions....unlike Christie....right?
 
2014-06-25 08:16:56 PM

Giltric: insertsnarkyusername: Giltric: insertsnarkyusername: Ow! That was my feelings!: insertsnarkyusername: LiteWerk: In case you are unaware, some very prominent people in the political world currently and in the past 20-30 years have gone on record as to wanting to banning all private ownership of guns.

Who?

Heh. Didn't like my response?

Feinstein wanting to ban "assault weapons" is neither here nor there in what we are discussing.

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/10/obama-suggests-us-needs-ban-on-sem ia utomatic-automatic-weapons/

Is a ban on semi autos too nuanced?

A trashy conservative websites cherry picks Obama quotes and then fills in the blanks to create the impression that Obama wants to seize your guns? Has that ever happened before?

No usually they refer to his campaign website and his votes and quotes as a senator where he wanted to ban guns....pistols and semi autos IIRC.

http://www.ontheissues.org/domestic/barack_obama_gun_control.htm

Next thing you will tell me is Obama has is not responsible for his subordinates actions....unlike Christie....right?

 
2014-06-25 08:17:34 PM
Well I just googled the phrase "only the police should have guns" and this was the first result:


                                                                                                                                          NO GUNS!

by Sarah, age 10

"I think all guns should be banned. The only exception is for police officers. I have 3 uncles who are police officers, and they have guns just to protect us. It definitely makes us safer IF it is in a police officer's hands."

Prominent people indeed.
 
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