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Cop Finds “Aggressive” Pit Bull – What He Did Next Will Restore Your Faith In Hoomanity

The Arlington Police Department received multiple reports about an “aggressive” pit bull following citizens around. Sergeant Gary Carter responded to the reports and checked out the North Arlington neighborhood, and it didn’t take him long to find the pit in question. Instead of repeating the recent mistakes of some police officers and blindly taking aggressive action towards the pit, Sergeant Carter decided to try interacting with the pooch. It was immediately apparent that the pittie wasn’t aggressive at all, and was in fact super friendly! Though it was also clear that the pup was lost and thirsty, so Sergeant Carter decided to help.

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MSM news about a COP not killing a dog.

Faith restored? More like a new level of sad disappointment.

If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

I love this cop's attitude, but

would he have had the same love and respect for a human being? Or would he and 5 other cops have wrestled him to the ground after tasering and beating him half to death?

Sadly, the pit bias is prevailant in dog lovers, too

My pooch, a rescue half lab half boxer, has the boxer bump and square jaw. This makes him look like he has a touch of pit in him. When walking him I was approached about breeding him but then the guy mistook him for a pit mix. His reaction was saddening. Hell, the dog that we reunited with its owner a few weeks later (causing us to get another rescue dog) actuall DID have a significant amount of pit in her and was the sweetest thing ever. Such a lover.

I'm glad this officer has his head screwed on right and kept his gun where it belongs; in the holster. A beautiful pooch was spared and reunited with his/her owner.

The only crime here is the

The only crime here is the dog's unintelligible tattoo faced owner.

Geezus, WTH is wrong with people? "I'm gonna get a tear tattooed on my face so my future in the job pool is bright!" LOL!

I'm not sure what they put into the water in the US and Australia nowadays but face tattoos aren't "cool."


Police learning their lessons, or propaganda?

While I'm glad that the cop

While I'm glad that the cop didn't shoot the dog, the fact that we are now so used to police executing pets that we are happy when they don't is a pretty sad commentary on the state of amerika. When i was delivering pizzas, I dealt with aggressive dogs all the time without harming or killing them. Where are my kudos?


Great job on not shooting dogs! Thanks

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

I want national recognition

I want national recognition damn it!!!!

The Daily Paul is international recognition.

Thank you for not shooting people's pets from someone who has never shot anyone's pet.
Everyone else here who has not shot a dog and is not responsible for the police shooting one, thank you too.

[F]orce can only settle questions of power, not of right. - Clyde N. Wilson

I'm going to go out on a limb here

and say he probably wasn't interested in national attionion any more than I am. He is a cop which makes him a person and the average person that I know doesn't really want notaional attention. He's also probably a type 2 cop.

type 1 - rare - evil murderous bastards who don't obey the law, shoot first, murder pets, violate rights with impunity, and generally are why we don't trust cops. These are the ones that make the youtube rounds.

type 2 - very common - normally a good person but, for whatever reason, holds the thin blue line and will protect any type 1 or type 2 cop regardless of their crime. These are the ones who find their type 1 friends followed policy.

Type 3 - unicorn rare - a genuinely good cop who will stand up for justice and the law regardless of uniform the perp is wearing. These are the ones who actually get fired.

You have my recognition as

You have my recognition as well.

baby steps

Heard it first on the DP!

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

Always happy to see these kinds of videos...

Over 96% of folks are good people.

It's that other ~2-4% that make the others look bad.

For those that may have missed the update at the end.

PUPDATE: According to the Dallas News, the dog got out again and this time the owner decided he did not want Jeffrey back. So Sergeant Carter adopted Jeffrey, and gave him a new name: Chance.

Good Find Barracuda!!

Thanks for sharing...

Yay! finally a cop/dog story with a good ending.

But I hate to admit it. My Pitt bull is aggressive........especially when I wake up and her big head is on my pillow, and she's under the blankets just like me......she aggressively licks my face until I get up and take her big head out for a walk.......crazy ass dog.

Edit: did I mention she's got a big ass head? Lol. I love my girl. She's my best friend. Big sloppy tongue, all in my eyeball, at 5 am.
And she hasn't eaten the cats.

"A great civilization is not conquered from without until it has destroyed itself within" W. Durant

The BAR Has been Lowered

So a cop doesn't shoot a HARMLESS dog and he gets news coverage for it.

What am I missing here?

Has the bar been lowered that far? That now when police behave like any normal member of society, they get special praise?

Doesn't make sense, so I'm going to file this one under: Propaganda.

Show me the story of the cop involved in a raid on a violent criminal's house, who encounters a defensive large breed dog, and who saves that dog from the situation it didn't create.
THAT would be something special.

"If you always lean on your master, you will never be able to proceed without him." - Jefferson to his daughter Martha. March 1787

Ever since

Police Departments have been discriminating against hiring smart people one must keep in mind cops have an IQ just above retard as a matter of policy. Sometimes you have to give these near retards incapable of independent thinking a smiley face sticker or gold star if they act normal to inspire the rest of the near retards incapable of independent thinking to act normal more often.

My thoughts exactly...

While I'm obviously glad the officer didn't shoot the dog, I can't help to think about what a sad state of affairs we live in when this has become so outside the norm that it gets news coverage.

"We're not all out to shoot large dogs."

Sounds to me like he just backhandedly confirmed that many/most are out to shoot large dogs.

NOTE: I am not advocating violence in any way. The content of the post is for intellectual, theoretical, and philosophical discussion. FEDS, please don't come to my house.

Positive reinforcement

Xenophobia is the unreasoned fear of that which is perceived to be foreign or strange [Wikipedia]. As important as having news coverage for abuse of power by the police, showing and reaffirming respectable behavior by police helps to reintroduce familiar expectations for the peace officer of a seemingly bygone era. To the extent that we have police and are compelled to pay for them, we need them to see us as the community whom they serve and not a perpetually antagonistic body whereby a twisted logic they feel the need to fight.

This news report seemed fair; they mentioned the problem of police shooting dogs and informed the public of the subsequent training that this particular department had for their officers in response to the problem. Even so, this is on par for local TV news when you consider what you see usually are girl scout bake sales or firemen getting called out to rescue a kitty from a tree.


It's good to see some good news for a change.

Edward Moran


Thanks for posting such a nice story! Good to see some good news for a change.

Edward Moran

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Bump for a good LEO. Thanks,

Bump for a good LEO. Thanks, bt :)

It is easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled. – Mark Twain