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Cop shoots 4yr old by "accident"

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Oct 10, 2015.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/cop-accidentally-shoots-4-old-212529646.html


    Wtf......I'm always someone who adamantly defends LEOs, but this guy should be held accountable.
    I would have handled this with extreme prejudice.

    You don't try to shoot someone's dog because your charging in their house and you don't try it with such recklessness you end up shooting a 4 yr old.
    I'm sorry but how are you that scared of a dog?
     
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  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think Ava's going to be living in a new house soon! Her lawyer will see to that.
     
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  3. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    I see this a bit differently - the cop decides to shoot at an 'assumed' threat (the dog) the dog is not 'technically' a threat - it cannot be categorized as a threat in the 'human' sense so by deciding to shoot at it he is then in effect shooting indiscriminately at everything and anything - bottom line a fearful and dangerous cop who needs to be removed from the job. No doubt There dogs capable of being a viable threat and may need to be dealt with but a boxer-terrier mix? AND the cop was not responding to a crime in progress - he was being asked for assistance with a physical accident and apparently lost his sense of 'being' and 'self' and quite possibly became temporarily 'delusional' and was transformed into 'The Warrior of the Wasteland' . I think psyche eval is necessary.
     
  4. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I could see if this was a drug bust, warrant arrest, but to go to help with a medical situation?
    Even if the dog bit you, your first reaction shouldn't be to start blazing away. If you can't subdue a dog then find a new line of work.
     
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  5. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Yea - ya know how many mail carriers are bitten with nothing more than pepper spray to protect themselves?
     
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  6. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Career change in 3, 2, 1.....
     
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  7. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Police train with dogs!?!?! You would think they would have a better idea how lethal or not they are - unless it's an abused animal or fighting dog the most your going to get are a few stitches.

    Sorry but I hate this.

    Kill a civy dog (or kid) and it's oops oh well.

    Kill a cop dog and your going to fry...


    Dog and kid lover here so this story got the blood flowing.
     
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  8. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Textbook irony at its best.
     
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  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Time to put that cop down.