posted on Sep, 26 2012 @ 04:50 PM
Originally posted by abeverage
Originally posted by TinkerHaus
Why should cops have guns? For the same reason that citizens should have guns - CRIMINALS have guns.
If you read through my posts you'll see I'm no police apologist. In this case I think the officer was justified in shooting. Maybe those dogs weren't
going to bite, maybe they were. In any case EVERY person has a right to defend themselves when they legitimately think they have reason to fear for
their or their family's safety.
To the OP, the officer that was being charged is the ONLY one who fired. The officer with the camera COULDN'T shoot without risking the safety of his
I love dogs, and MOST dog shootings make me really angry at police, but in this case I believe the responsibility falls on the dog owner for allowing
his dogs to run outside and attack an officer. Imagine if that were a girl scout trying to sell cookies...
The moral of the story is this; If you cannot control your dogs, you shouldn't have dogs. Sad that this dog had to pay the price for his owner's
Thank you for your response.
I agree that cops should have guns. But this was a routine call for the welfare of children. Do they need guns? Couldn't have tazers been another
option? Children could have actually been the victims here as well!
And if you watch the video the Officer opens the door, and soon after the cop is attacked. Not sure about you but my pet is not on a leash inside my
house! Which makes your argument flawed.
A girl scout would never (nor should) open a door......it is why many people get pets who bark as a deterrent to a break in! The dog barked a lot
before it came after the officer if you saw the video.
I would like your reply to a pet inside a house being controlled.
My argument is NOT flawed. Do you think this is the FIRST TIME those dogs have run out the door at a visitor? I highly doubt it.
So, knowing that this behavior is most definitely not new or surprising to the dog owner, do you still believe he should just let them go running out
the door any time they have a visitor? Those dogs seemed aggressive, that dog owner is not a good dog owner.
My dogs aren't on a leash inside either, nor are the on a leash outside and part of my yard is unfenced. Why aren't my dogs on a leash?? Well, they
don't go chasing after people barking viciously and they come when I call them.. I hope you can see the difference.
The cop didn't open the door, the homeowner did, and he let his dogs run out. I think you need to watch your own video a few more times...
I used to work as a pizza delivery person, and obviously knocked on a lot of doors. Even people with overly friendly dogs that jump on you to lick and
love you will keep their dogs away from the door when I knocked.. This dog owner just let his run out and attack..
I understand that this is a sad story, and shocking, but we can't let our predetermined notions of police and dog shootings cloud any single incident.
And depending on the nature of the call, it's very appropriate that the officers come with weapons. Those weapons are only out until the officer can
determine whether or not there is a reason to use them, it's better to show up prepared and put it away than it is to show up unprepared and not have
the ability to defend yourself in a hostile situation. This video is a shining example of that very justified philosophy.
As I said, if you read my previous posts you'll see I'm the first person to call a cop out when he doesn't something wrong... This is not one of those
edit on 26-9-2012 by TinkerHaus because: (no reason given)