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Authorities continue to scour several East Texas counties on Wednesday following a Tuesday traffic stop where a K-9 officer was fatally shot near the city of Lindale and Interstate 20.
According to Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith, detectives from several law enforcement organizations are searching for the alleged shooter in Wood County, Smith County and Van Zandt County, however, no organized manhunt is underway.
Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby stated they were continuing their efforts Wednesday and would not stop until the suspect was caught.
originally posted by: accountabilitynow
I think it's despicable that they try to elevate the life of a dog to that of a human simply because it suits them.
"Rondo did exactly what he was trained to do," Vallejo police Lieutenant Jim Jaksch said yesterday. "The individual attacked the dog with a knife, and the dog bit him. Rondo went into that pipe so an officer didn't have to. He died doing his job."
originally posted by: peskyhumans
Can't say I feel any sympathy at all. Killing a K9 is considered murdering a police officer according to law, but when police officers raid someone's house they are more than ready to gun down a homeowner's dogs and easily get away with it.
Then there's the fact that drug sniffing K9's are trained to get "hits" on any car irregardless of whether or not they have drugs. When you reward a dog for giving you a hit and don't reward it for not, the dog will realize it's better to act a certain way and get the reward. As such K9's are a tool of oppression that give police the ability to bypass our Constitutional protection from unreasonable search and seizure.
If K9's stop being used for drug sniffing purposes and cops are held liable for murder when they shoot other dogs, maybe I'll shed a tear when this type of thing happens. Until then as far as I'm concerned this was just desserts.