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originally posted by: Liquesence
a reply to: Bluntone22
Something almost identical to this happened here in Georgia last summer. That cop was arrested and faced felony charges, and it later came out that one or two other dogs had previously "died" under his care or watch.
I still don't get how people can become so distracted that they leave pets or children in the car.
What should happen? Charges for negligent manslaughter at least, no more K9 duty, and more training.
Under the Federal Law Enforcement Animal Protection Act, which went into effect this week, anyone convicted of purposely assaulting, maiming, or killing federal law enforcement animals such as police dogs and horses could be fined at least $1,000 and spend up to 10 years in prison. Previously, the animals were covered by a variety of state, rather than federal, laws.
Actually, "the perps" who shoot at or otherwise attack a police dog do willfully and maliciously attempt to or actually does harm the animal.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
A k9 cop in my town Got home from work and leaves his dog in the car.
4 hours later we have a dead dog.
So here's the question...s
What's the proper punishment?
Is this killing a police officer?
Does this deserve a harsher punishment because of the offender being a cop?
originally posted by: SlapMonkey
a reply to: NerdGoddess
So, let's expand on this logic of yours: In a friendly-fire situation where, say, a Soldier accidently shoots another Soldier, is that the same as intentionally inflicting harm or death?
In the same breath, you also pretend that in a similar scenario, where an enemy is fighting with a Soldier and shoots that Soldier, that this is the same as the friendly-fire incident above, and therefore both the enemy combatant and the Soldier who did the accidental shooting should be seen as and punished the same?
Just trying to wade through the logic, here.