reply to post by thisguyrighthere
You sir are rediculous.
Everyday, there are hundreds of police officers that respond to the wrong addresse to serve an arrest warrant on someone who does not live there. And
everyday, after investigating and coming to that determination, the police officer leaves without incident.
Everyday, there are hundreds of police officers that come into contact with dogs that could be or are viscious. And everyday, after either realizing
they are not viscious or dealing with them in another way, the police officer and animal part ways without injury.
Maybe, instead of blowing the war trumpet, a better suggestion would be to lobby to have the policy changed in your local police department so that
officers are not allowed to use firearms on domestic animals unless absolutely necessary.
Can a dog seriously injure or mame someone? Absolutely. Can a dog kill a grown human being? Yes, but it is highly unlikely.
I am sure that using pepper spray against any domesticated animal is much easier and safer than trying to shoot a moving animal. So a change in
policy seems to be warranted. A labeling of all police officers as corrupt criminals and tearing down the entire system is not warranted.
The reason, although a little insensitive, the officer deemed the area a crime scene is because after an officer discharges his or her firearm,
whether to shoot a person, an animal, or accidentally, the scene is now evidenciary. A lengthy investigation ensues to recover evidence and find out
exactly what happened so the officer can be judged on whether or not it was a legal and within policy discharge.
Could the officer have attempted to help the dog or allow the owner to. I believe he should have, not because I am an animal lover as well but
because it is the right thing to do. Will the department be held liable. You bet they will settle with the family and they will be paid hansomely.
Does this heal all wounds caused by the department. Nope, but there is little more the department can do.
Now we come to you OP. You take every mistake made by a police officer that makes the news and you run it up your flag pole. Then you play up
everyone's emotions and fears to create an atmosphere where you are the "liberating hero that brings peoples attention to the corrupt system we live
I am not buying it and I am sure there are others that read this post that do not either.
What job do you do sir?
Is it one where it is your duty to put yourself in situations where your safety is in jeopardy? Probably not.