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Family dog shot and killed after Fort Worth police officer responds to the wrong house

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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Family dog shot and killed after Fort Worth police officer responds to the wrong house


www.the33tv.com

"I started saying yelling my dogs don't bite please don't hurt them. They're going to come down and just greet you and I'll grab them up and put them in the backyard, Boling said.

Mark caught up to Gracie but Lillie ran up on the porch where the officer was standing.

They say within seconds the officer pulled out his pistol and shot Lillie in the back.

"My dog was standing there looking like I got a new friend and he turned and shot her in the back", Mark Boling said.

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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This isn't the first time you've read a story like this. This isn't the first time it's happened in my city either.

The call the officer was responding to was a copper theft. Someone had called the police for a theft that had already occured, there wasn't a suspect at the ACTUAL address and it wasn't a violent crime.

The officer showed up at the wrong address and when he approached the WRONG house, he was greeted by a sweet border collie. Border Collies' do not resemble pit bulls in the slightest.

..The officers name has not been released but the department is defending the officer. If he didn't do anything wrong and they weren't embarrassed by this situation, then why not release his name? I bet money nothing happens to the officer.

Mailmen deliver to houses with dogs everyday. Most of the time mace isn't even used. This cop was such a wuss that he pulled his weapon and shot the dog.

...pisses me off like you can't imagine....

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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:34 PM
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Even if the officers account is completely true, having a dog barking at you when you're out of it's reach isn't an acceptable reason to discharge a firearm in a neighborhood. Mace it, tase it or call animal control. And who cares if he thought it was a pit bull? You don't get to shoot pit bulls on site.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:40 PM
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Originally posted by DarkSarcasm
Sounds like that cop needs to lose a family member.


Kill one of his family members because he shot a dog. You need a reality check.

The family needs to get a good lawyer and take this to court. Someone as trigger happy as this shouldn't be on the force.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:43 PM
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Sounds like you need to get shot in your face.... Do you see how stupid that last statememt was? The officer is clearly in the wrong and should be disciplined, but to say he should lose a family member is asinine. Don't give me the whole "animals are people too" routine, I have pets, I love them. But a dogs life doesnt equal a human life, & if you think it does then you'd better be a vegetarian, because then cows, chickens & pigs are equal to humans as well.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:44 PM
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I would like to know who has the correct account of the situation first and foremost. I think that it would say a lot to see who is telling the truth about this situation. Also I am not sure about the laws for that city but if a dog is acting aggressive then the officer has a right to defend himself in any way he sees. The aggressive action could be the dog barking or even so much as running up to him with its mouth open. It comes down to the laws are already written to protect officers in this type of situation.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:45 PM
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W..T..F..???

So now it is becoming common practice for officers to shoot dogs? This is becoming unprecedented.

This line stuck out at me:
""I guess the officer that had shot Lillie I heard him say to the other one he said I was at the wrong house. I shot their dog and he said I thought it was a pit bull", Benavides said."

So..you can now just shoot a dog because you THINK it's a pit bull?? And what a load of top grade BULLS**T. She is a border collie and looks nothing like a pit!

I can't stand these stories. I hope the family pushes and pushes and pushes for justice for their fallen family member. These animal haters need to understand that shooting a family pet has consequences. Imagine if you or I just walked up to someone's house and then shot dead their dog, and then said "Well I thought it was a pit bull." and expected that to be a reasonable explanation.

What is next? They will walk up and shoot your kids playing in your front yard and claim they thought they were carrying a gun??



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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It has happened before and will happen again. People are shot all the time because the officer thinks they saw a gun in their hand. It is just the way things are in the world we live in today. If you don't like it then try to make a change but don't just sit around and let it happen if you have a problem.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:49 PM
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Originally posted by bastet11
W..T..F..???



What is next? They will walk up and shoot your kids playing in your front yard and claim they thought they were carrying a gun??



That's quite a leap in logic...



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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Not defending the cop however everyone says their dog doesn't bite and I have seen totally non aggressive dogs go ballistic at a uniformed person.

I kicked a dog once that the owner insisted would not bite and that dog was hell bent on biting me. The owner got mad at me for kicking the dog.

Having said all that if the officer was on the pillar why did he need to shoot the dog? Shooting was an over reaction but it is partly the owners fault for not restraining the dogs. They think because they believe the dog wont bite there is not urgency to restrain the dog from running up to someone especially in uniform. I am a dog lover however I see people with dogs all the time who claim oh he won't bite you so let the dog run up to you and it's clear the dog is hell bent on biting you or someone, owners like that piss me off!

However if the cop said he thought the dog was a pitbull then he loses all credibility right there. Those dogs look nothing like pitbulls. Still this was private property and the cop had no right to be there so he is at fault.





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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 12:53 PM
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What a sad thing. How can a LEO be so dim ? Had it been a charging pit bull type, I would have no qualms about him shooting it. What sort of people are you Americans employing to " Protect and Serve " ( ? ) you ?

No investigation or apology ?

Are LEO,s trained and screened ?

" O.k, you,re breathing, you qualify " seems to be enough qualification to be a LEO.....

As a dog owner myself, I feel sorry for this dog owner



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:02 PM
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if he'd killed my pet, he wouldn't even have made it off the lawn. how much of this crap do people bend over and take before they remind the cops that they are our employees, not our overseers? sick of stories like this. a thousand plagues on that officer.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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This disgusts me. Almost as much as the woman that walks her dogs around my neighborhood with their leashes attaches without holding them. Last weekend my gf and I were going to a family BBQ and her stupid dog camee over to my yard WHICH I FRESHLY MOWED and I was yelling "NO, HEY, GET BACK, WHERE"S YOUR OWNER" Which soon turned into a bunch of cussing as i watched it crap in my freshly manicured lawn. Stupid lady doesn't even live in the neighborhood. Just lets her dogs crap in other ppls lawns and pretends to pick up the turds which she doesn't. Maybe I should shoot her dog.

But asside from that I love dogs. My grandparents and my neighbors brought all their dogs to run wild on my uncles property at the family BBQ. The only dog you have to wory about is Sabina's (she's german grew up in Berlin during WW2) and has Rhotwhilers which are always nice to me but sometimes like to bite my step dad or my grandpa in the ass LoL. And then my cousin brings her designer dog that's smaller than a rat and isn't fixed and you should have seen my grandpa's 7 month Golden Retriever get chased by this thing, she wasn't aftraid of the big dogs only the small ratdog which I feared was gunna try to mount her! LOL She still things she's as small as she was 6 months ago and will try and jump on your lamp at any sign of trouble it's hilarious.

My family loves animals and my coursin's a vet and if anybody shot my grandpas dog you can gurantee the favor would be returned. Once I have a family I'm getting a Black Lab too. Anyways sorry for the offtopic comments but our family is quite fond of dogs and animals as long as they're trained properly. It's sad watching them age and pass away and then seeing my grandpa name the next golden retriever or black lab with the same name wearing the previous dogs collar.

If anybody hurt my Bengal Neo i.e. Chairman Meow, or Neon Trotsky I would take out my SKS and shoot the next burglar that pops up in this neighborhood. It's funny I never thought I was an animal person until I adopted my sisters Bengal.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:03 PM
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Absolutely. Even if it was a pitbull that gives them no right to kill our animals.

That's my Boxer in my avatar. If he was shot by anyone, it would be a considerable amount of restraint on my part not to fire back.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:14 PM
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This is the fault of the department for letting this trigger happy lunatic carry a badge and gun.


Boling said he had gained control of one of the dogs by the time the officer raised his gun. "Then I hear my wife yelling, 'Don't shoot my baby, please don't hurt my baby!'"



"You'd better check on your dog," she quoted the officer as responding.

Read more here: www.star-telegram.com...=cpy


..It doesn't sound like he was very worried about getting bit to me, It sounds like he was trying to be a bully and to prove a point.....



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:18 PM
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Originally posted by EyesWideShut

Originally posted by bastet11
W..T..F..???



What is next? They will walk up and shoot your kids playing in your front yard and claim they thought they were carrying a gun??



That's quite a leap in logic...


Really? I went to google and I started typing "cops shoot kid..." and a bunch of auto entries popped up with stories of cops killing kids by accident.

Here is one, and another, and another where they apparently planted evidence after the fact.

Being trigger happy is not reserved just for dogs. And for those that say retaliation is not warranted, because it was "just a dog," I hope you don't have pets. If someone steps foot on my lawn, with no right to be there, and they end up killing a kid, a dog, or a dandelion on purpose, I will retaliate. I have every right to retaliate. Nobody has the right to come onto my property, without my permission, and kill something that belongs to me, or something that I happen to care deeply for.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:19 PM
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Originally posted by becomingaware
reply to post by Domo1
 


Absolutely. Even if it was a pitbull that gives them no right to kill our animals.

That's my Boxer in my avatar. If he was shot by anyone, it would be a considerable amount of restraint on my part not to fire back.


Why use the restraint at all? Fire back! Just because he is in uniform? Plenty of people wear fake uniforms. A violent man comes onto your property with unknown intentions and murders your dog..... shoot him! It is perfectly justified.



posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:23 PM
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I see commenting is disabled regarding the topic on the originating site. I think the officer in question should be fired immediately, should be subject to criminal charges and open to a civil lawsuit. This is complete BS. These psycho officers need to be reigned in. A $50,000,000 lawsuit vs the city, the state(they certified him as an LEO), and the officer himself would certainly put them on notice that we citizens are not going to take their crap anymore.

ETA: You can comment at the star telegram site if you register first. Guess they need to know who to target.
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posted on May, 30 2012 @ 01:26 PM
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Awwwww....very sad.....poor Lilly. Shooting her is unforgivable, disgusting abuse of power by a "sadistic" twisted cop. That poor dog owner must be tramatized, i can't even imagine how you get over something like that.



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