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Cop shoots service dog during kid's birthday party - Filer Idaho

FILER, ID -- An officer took a neighborhood dispute over unleashed dogs into his own hands. After arriving at the dog-owner's house, the cop immediately started kicking the dog and in a matter of 38 seconds had shot it to death. The community is outraged after viewing the video, showing a questionable use of force that the police chief praised.

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Isnt killing dogs and small animals the way

most serial killers start? Sure are a lot of Cops killing dogs.

I'd rather have a bottle in front o' me than a frontal lobotomy

We must do something

about pig on dog crime. The dog his helpless against the pig the lays in it's own filth.

I am just curious..

I am just curious, we hear over and over about police shooting dogs. Why do we not hear about them tazeing dogs? Do they do it and it is not being reported? Or if they don't do it, why are they not trained to taze a dog as the first line of defense and only revert to lethal measures as necessary. Anyone out there with law enforcement training or knowledge that can answer my questions??????? It would seem that tazeing a dog would be less of a PR problem for the police. Why is it not common practice ??????


I actually feel bad for the cop in this case

You can tell the police officer felt bad about shooting the dog. I can tell you from my experience of having people tell me there dog is not aggressive and then turning my back and being bit I can feel for him.

Guess what...both times that happened to me it was a black lab and when it happened to my employee it was also a black lab. The dogs in all cases lunged at us aggressively exactly like they did with the police officer so I feel he was totally justified in using force against the dog. Maybe he could have retreated to his car and honked the horn but maybe that is not his duty.

In any case I would be the first person to say if I felt the cop was using excessive force etc. Not sure if he could have used pepper spray or a taser or not but in any case he was within his rights to protect himself against an aggressive animal that was running loose in the neighborhood.

We had a neighbor who had a very aggressive German Shepherd that always chased us when we went to and from school but of course it was not a threat. I could not imagine letting an animal with a temperament like that run around loose and not inside a fenced yard or house.

So in this case shame on the owner for not preventing a confrontation with his dog and the public but that is too bad for him and his dog.

You know people care more about a dog

Then they do about people.

A dog is just property, the officer should have to pay the $300 to get him a new Dog, and maybe a couple hundred more for training, shots, etc.

Its no different than if he would have broken the mans gate.

On the other hand, Cops shot people for bad reasons all the time, and most people ( some present company excepted), give the cop the benefit of the doubt, especially if the person doesn't fit in societies lego blocks.

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I hear what you say. Some do, others don't

I hear what you say. Some do, and others don't.

I agree and I find bizarrely hypocritical to value any animal more than a human.

I, for one, don't. Because such people are just weird and annoying to me, actually.

But if we're talking of this specific case only, it is for me pure brutality and contempt for life... of a mammal which happens to be one of our oldest companions.

I don't know if you have this saying in english, but my parents taught us along the lines of "he who can be cruel with animals can be cruel with people".

The saying alludes to acts, not just language.

This dog didn't deserve anything but neutral and tactful respect of the situation.

No doubts in my mind if this cop wasn't sick, he could have made it to knocking at the door QUICKER than what he did to feel superior.

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I don't see it so much as brutality

Compared to what we do to pigs and cows, its not so bad.

Its more of a wanton disregard for private property - which is an evil thing in itself.

I get what you are saying, some people like "seeing animals suffer" - we tend to interpret animal behavior from a human point of view, and so we see certain behaviors as fear, or suffering, but there is no evidence that is the case. Dogs in particular have developed behaviors to help them get along with humans, so we tend to misinterpret what their actions mean and sort of think they are like us, and think like us, when they really don't

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Fair enough

Fair enough.

But bear with me, I just don't eat dogs, sir!

Okay, only... hotdogs, I may eat those... I confess :)

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Maybe If The Owners Children Growled & Showed Their Teeth...

The cop may have used very poor judgment. He was still traumatized about his alleged experience with a past incident involving a dog that had bite him previously. The past trauma affected his judgment.

I just hope if this cop is called agin, that the man's child doesn't growl or show its teeth.

Lots of dogs growl and show their teeth, but pulling out a service revolver and shooting the dog is unacceptable.

It seems since 9/11 the cops have gone haywire, over reacting to almost everything. But I can tell you in my neighborhood dogs run all over the place and bite no one. Although i do remember a German shepherd named Misty that went nuts when ever it saw a mailman. Must be the color of the uniform. That was the only time i saw that dog go goofy.

In my opinion this cop needs help. You can tell he cannot function like a normal person. What is he going to do shoot every dog that runs loose and growls at him.

The video may show the dog growling and showing its teeth, but dogs are territorial and are only doing what come natural to them.

However, to abide by the city laws it is probably best to have dogs tied up so they are not running around where maniac cops like this fella can use their position to kill innocent and helpless animals..

BOTTOM LINE: The family lost their pet and now the cop has to do all kinds of paper work...and for what?

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In my book: a thug

My brother got bit as a teenager by a medium sized dog ... on his FACE (lower lip damages), and out of his own recklessness.

I got bit once, as an adult, by a larger dog this size, on my forearm... for the exact same reason.

I'm still a dog owner, a black labrador and stray mix.

I can tell you NEITHER of us would even remotely think to only start the interaction as that "cop" did.

That "cop" is a thug in uniform. And if not done yet, he will be most harmful to a human GRATUITOUSLY, as far as I can see already.

The state freaking loves hiring them these days.

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Well said

this is a violent and dangerous man who likes to assert dominance. It's only a matter of time that his lack of respect for life is on full display in the killing of a human being.

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Child brain VS cop brain

In answer to R-Hal CT, most kids are a lot smarter about interactions with dogs than most cops. Sure, there are examples of bad things happening with animal interactions. For example, certain ethnic groups believe in training dogs to fight & kill each other for the owner's entertainment with a little gambling thrown in. If one of these dogs gets loose, look out. This is wrong in most minds for obvious reasons. I think everyone needs to be aware of their surroundings, especially parents. Personal bias about animals is also an issue. People that never grew up with animals tend to be fearful of them. Their exposure to other people's animals will usually be a negative one for no other reason than lack of knowledge. As is most often the case, experience is the best teacher.

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And some want to disarm the public?

And some want to disarm the public?

F tards.

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These dogs were calling their owner.

They were on duty, on the job - alerting their owner that a visitor was entering within the bounds they guard.

They were not in attack mode.

They were "hey, who are you? please wait for my owner".

That's not a cop.

That's a f v ck:ng bastard.

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And what was the idiot owner doing all this time?

And what was the idiot owner doing all this time?

Freaking disgusting to watch.

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Ok, I'm the dumb one.

Ok, I'm the dumb one.

I overlooked the owner is disabled.

Which makes the video all the more outrageous.

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Too bad the cat the lady was

Too bad the cat the lady was kicking wasn't there, the cop would have got his ass kicked

i love that ninja cat

when i was young i had a little black ninja cat in training. he would hide behind corners and jump out can tear your leg up (bleeding) and then vanish into thin air (under something). he would shred all the toilet paper like boxing speed ball and i think my mom even trained him to use the toilet, weird. he snuck out one day and got hit by a car and that was it.

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When Should You Shoot a Cop?

When they kill my dog for no good reason


Anyone that thinks this dog was an aggressive threat...

is naturally timid. I could of had this dog chasing a stick or ball in 10 seconds.

What a complete disgrace to

What a complete disgrace to America this so called police officer is.

All he had to do was get back in his vehicle and make a phone call either to the K-9 unit, or the owners of the home he was in front of.

This cop should be charged with animal cruelty. All the dogs were doing were acting like dogs normally do when they encounter a stranger.

The stupidity of what he did is astounding.

All he had to do was either act like a coward and crawl back into his vehicle for assistance, or act like a man and walk up to the homeowners door and knock on it.

What a freaking PUSSSSSSSY!

Sorry, that really pissed me off.

Never be afraid to ask simple questions.

I don't

know how anyone in their right mind could defend the cop in this situation. These dogs were clearly non aggressive, especially the black one. This cop is terribly sick in the head and a danger to society. Always keep in mind just how dangerous cops like this are and protect your family as well because many of them don't care if you are dog or human. See Kelly Thomas. They are in a constant state of fear of anything that doesn't match their rulebook and your life means little.

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policeman was wrong and knew he was

--using his PA system would have brought out the owner who would have then taken the dogs inside the house, but the cop likely thought that would make him look weak. he had to get out and prove he was the boss. typical cop mentality. and with the militarizing of the police it's only going to get worse.

This is just another cop with

This is just another cop with no brain and a gun and since he only has one tool the outcome is all too predictable. I go walking every day in my neighborhood and am approached by strange dogs all the time. I'm always carrying. Never once have I felt the need to draw my gun, no less shoot. I'm not saying anyone should go actively looking to murder this cop, but if I read he pulled over some violent 3 time felon with nothing to lose who made sure this cop had to have a closed casket funeral, I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.

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That cop had other options

Not that tasing would've been good but it certainly would've been better than shooting it.

His other options

were to pet them on the head and walk past since they were friendly. I'm sure he now tells all his friends of the recent "close call" with benji in which he unfortunately had to put the dog down. Sick fuck. I'm sure it would have "procedure" if his gun ricocheted and killed one of the children.

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Anyone that thinks this dog was an aggressive threat...

is a big WUSS. I could've had that dog chasing a stick or ball in 10 seconds.

Jesus, no wonder this country sucks.

Tough One..50/50 on this

I love dogs too, but these ones did seem territorial. There were a few times as a child I was chased by dogs acting in this same demeanor. One time I ran into a neighbors house I didn't even know just to escape, just opened the door and ran in.

I just can't help but think these dogs would be chasing a kid down the street riding his bike or something. Not say they deserved to die, but they definitely needed to be fenced in the back yard or kept on a leash.

I honestly do think the cop was defending himself - however - he put himself in that situation needlessly.

As soon as he opened the door and the dogs growled, at that point, why not just get back in the car and try to place a call to the owner to fetch them? Or call and wait on animal control to come catch them?

Dogs didn't have to die in this situation. It could have been handled better, or by another scenario. And also, had the owner been more responsible, his dogs would be alive.

As is, the dog was shot, the irresponsible owner had his dogs on the loose, and the officer could have been the bigger man here and handled the situation with animal control or just try calling the owner on his cell to fetch his dogs. Maybe some remedial training for the officer is due for handling situations in the future, but I don't think that he deserved more than a slap on the wrist. He sounded heartfelt and genuine when he said he was sorry.

Also, what would a conceal carry person have done had they been just taking a jog down the street and the dogs growled, pursued, and made them to feel threatened? Would we bash the conceal carry owner for defending himself if he felt threatened by the same demeanor of these dogs? Or is it just the fact that its an officer in this situation, so there is some prejudice here against law enforcement in general?

Just my opinions.


The cop has a PA system

a siren, a taser, and a computer.

With these tools, could you have made a better decision?

This is like watching a

This is like watching a horror movie with an insane stalker on the loose. The people in that town are not safe with him on the loose.