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(ABC Local)   Police to family after shooting family's dog: Just buy another one   ( abclocal.go.com) divider line
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2013-06-22 11:08:49 PM  
8 votes:

inclemency: The uncle dropped off a chihuahua to help deal with the loss? Seems more like punishment to me.

When people are grieving, it's customary to bring something for them to snack on?
2013-06-22 10:50:19 PM  
6 votes:
Better than the advice they gave me: "just bury it in the pet cemetery, and it'll be good as new."
2013-06-22 10:49:43 PM  
4 votes:

TheZorker: Wow.

Just wow.

In some families, there'd be a revenge killing for this. Some people might consider it justified.

exactly. The city can always just rent more cops.
2013-06-23 12:03:02 AM  
3 votes:
The important thing is that the kid now knows that if he runs away, a stranger will violently murder his pet.

Bet they could turn that into a PSA or something.
2013-06-22 10:53:29 PM  
3 votes:
Looks like a city may be getting a new lawyer, since the new PR guy just went to work for the Food Network.
2013-06-23 12:28:50 AM  
2 votes:

rustypouch: The internet tough guys come out.

I guess if you can't get affection except from an animal you train to like you, losing that might be rough.

But as TFA said, get a new one. There are places almost overrun with dogs, trying to give them away, and the ones that aren't given away get killed, which puts their value into perspective.

Hope you don't get convicted of theft in a sharia law country, you'd lose the only thing that could be trained to love you. And I'm guessing that took some time!
2013-06-22 11:23:41 PM  
2 votes:
 They spared the humans.

They don't "Protect & Serve" the dogs.

They offered sound advice to deal with their loss.

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/you should be kissing their asses, civilians
2013-06-22 10:55:48 PM  
2 votes:
"You can just hire another one."
2013-06-23 12:23:26 AM  
1 vote:

omeganuepsilon: I've been attacked by some pretty damn big dogs. Can scare the shiat right out of you, not to mention make you twitchy whenever you come into a similar circumstance with a barking dog charging you, it's kind of hard-wired into us, fight or flight.

I had both my arms and part of my torso mauled by two dogs in fear for their lives.

The owner had choker chains on them. They were playing and one got his paw twisted in the others chain.

This lead to one dog being choked to death while the other dog's paw was being literally crushed. These two completely harmless and sweet (but large) dogs had grown and lived together and were brothers in every sense. They were trying to kill each other out of a natural reaction to pain and complete fear and panic.

So I had two choices: Shoot one, or try to get the collars off.
I was mauled up pretty bad before I got the choker pulled over the one dog's head.

I don't get praised by my town every farking turn around. No one gives me parades or medals. I'm not referred to as "The brave and heroic MurphyMurphy" and nor should I be.

In those who wish to serve the public and want all that comes with the job, they need to understand as a cop they are putting themselves on the line. This means you may be in a situation where you have to risk your own ass for the public good. Otherwise all the praise and support is really meaningless.

What the fark is so brave about walking around dictating law and shooting everything that frightens you?
Where is this written as being a police officers duty?

That means not shooting everything that scares or threatens you.

/I was a young 20something at the time
//when I showed up at the office bandaged up and people heard the story, I swear, you could hear the panties getting moist :P
///you would be SHOCKED at how fast a dog can perforate you when he's in life/death mode!
2013-06-22 11:52:33 PM  
1 vote:

fusillade762: Is it just me or do cops seem to actively look for opportunities to shoot family pets?

a cycle of violence is good for the privatized prison industry,
2013-06-22 11:48:19 PM  
1 vote:
Don't worry citizens they will be suspended with pay.
2013-06-22 11:40:20 PM  
1 vote:

spidermilk: I can't believe the department wouldn't pay $7000 in vet bills

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2013-06-22 11:11:16 PM  
1 vote:

pedobearapproved: Better than the advice they gave me: "just bury it in the pet cemetery, and it'll be good as new."

Sometimes... dead is better.

2013-06-22 10:53:40 PM  
1 vote:
The uncle dropped off a chihuahua to help deal with the loss? Seems more like punishment to me.

/terrible story
//fakkin cops
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