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Police Chief Jim Clark backed his officers on Monday. He pointed to the fact that, despite threats, no one was arrested in the incident.
Originally posted by areyouserious2010
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 in."
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.
Originally posted by mustard seed
Sickens me every thread this happens some LE or wannabe LE steps up and tries to defend this crap. What the hell? Some of you pick on the weakest points to stand on or come in quiet and nice and a backhand smile and condescension.That there are those who defend the indefensible indicate a large problem should their demographics IRL match those online.
Originally posted by areyouserious2010
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.
"To serve and protect."
Originally posted by listeningintently2728
How do we get rid of these old systems of things? We are the control, we are all the same, whether we are uniformed, in a robe, trapped behind the bars of an institution, or freely walking on the streets of this land. We are the support. PERIOD. It seems so far fetched anymore to think that we can change these things without any "power." But remove the common ideas of "power," and what do you have? I think you know the answer.
It seems that even though we are all completely aware of the transgressions certain individuals impact us with, and they are certainly publicly aware of them, in our current day, that nobody cares. That is definitely a dangerous mark in the book. It is not enough anymore to tell your random neighbor to simply remove support from our "governing bodies and institutions." That is the ticket though, I assure you. But it must be orchestrated on a much grander scale. How do we go about that?
KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE: spread it! We can figure this out my brothers and sisters. We are a the leaders of a new generation.