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originally posted by: Mikeultra
a reply to: Jakal26
That blurry name looks like Deputy Josh McC_ _ _ _ _ ? His dog looks like the more vicious of the two. And Josh looks younger and more lazy than the other cop.
originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: FirePiston
Oh...to answer your question about the victims. The boy was taken to a children's hospital, the mother to a local hospital (was released the same day I think) and the father was not charged with anything....as far as I know. Again, the article pictured in the OP is the only source of info I have at all. No updates and can't find locals chatting about or even mentioning it. It seems they have kept it quite hush hush.
"The Voice" is a local paper that does print many things others won't or are afraid to. They don't whitewash everything but it seems they certainly like to keep their "connections" to other stories by having buddies in the PD. They whitewash this one well and even though I respect that they printed it when no one else did, I don't respect the sugar coating and covering up of guilty party(s).
originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: Asktheanimals
That really shouldn't have anything at all to do with leashing this K9. It cannot be considered a dog can it? After it is trained, one would think it is no longer just a dog. It is a weapon! And this weapon lashed out at a child. It is tantamount to this cop leaving a loaded gun in his back yard. Except this loaded gun didn't just "lay there"....on it's own accord it decided to attack an 8 year old boy, not just once but numerous times.
Given the information in the article and the description of the K9 circling the house and trying to find entrance, I truly believe it was looking to kill him. Maybe not in those certain terms, but surely to subdue......(as it had been trained?)
Why did this K9 decide to attack this boy so violently that it would attack numerous people willing to fight it, to get to the child? Even provoked, a dog generally bites....even a few times, and is done. Maybe I'm a bit wrong on that. I am going to have to look further into it to be honest. The question of why it attacked him remains.
There may be more to the story than is being told.
originally posted by: MyHappyDogShiner
A trained attack dog is really no different than a trained attack human and considering it cannot communicate it's intentions to it's so called handler in any direct and clearly understandable way it certainly shouldn't be magically protected by laws that protect it and it's handler from liability when that trained thing does something that damages another.
I have a neighbor about 250 yards away from where I sit right now who has two dogs he claims are drug dogs or used by the K-9 guys or whatever, I really think he's just a scaredy cat that tells stories to make himself feel safer from...whatever...
But this guy moves into a house directly adjoining the property I occupy and simply puts "beware of dog" signs out instead of putting up a fence while he has some really big german shepherds wandering around his yard with his little kids playing there with no adult in sight whatsoever most of the time.
I have kept dogs for at least the past 20 years and know from experience they have bad days just like anything else, I have been bitten several times by several different dogs over the years, and believe it or not, all of those bites were accidental as in if the dog was not on a leash tied to me I would not have been bitten while the dogs fought with other dogs that were running free.
I don't care what kind of dog it is, the goddamned thing needs to be under control at all times and the department and handler of this dog should be held fully accountable and liable for any damages arising from this incident, as my neighbor will be one way or the other if his dogs wander too far and conduct themselves in a threatening fashion.
A dog without a human controller is a dog wandering around in a threatening fashion.
It's not like you can ask it what he or she is doing wandering around your space like you can a person now, is it?, but then you can go to prison for life for defending yourself and your loved ones and property for dealing with it....
Things develop a taste for certain things after a time just like I did when I was in the military, which was the reason I got myself the hell out of the military....
Some things are just so WRONG!!!....
Some police people have been killed when serving no knock warrants lately and the person was justified for the shooting in at least one case, maybe this crazy stuff with police dogs being above reproach is about to change also, as it should be.
Another issue is it was a child that was injured, if it had been you or I the attack would have been justified, you or I would have been brought up on some bogus charge to justify the dog attack somehow and charged with killing a police officer...
Then, another issue, how the # does one take the testimony of an entity that cannot communicate to the court in a suit or trial, is it secondhand testimony of the handler who cannot possibly keep up with the canine when set free?.
I'm not sure of all the circumstances or what caused this. Is this officer at fault?
I think this incident needs to help us to reconsider how we house police dogs, and perhaps make it just that much more difficult for them to get out.
Ah I didn't do anything at all besides bring it to my husbands attention and asked him if we could find out more, he was the one who found out the information.
originally posted by: Jakal26
a reply to: OpinionatedB
ETA: How rude of me......Thank your husband for me, from one online stranger to another
I nearly forgot!