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The training excuse again
Sep 14th, 2018 by Ken Hagler

Cops Kill Lots of Dogs. This Simulator Trains Them Not To. “We identified that this was a problem and created this training so we could keep officers safe, pets safe, agencies from paying out multi-million dollar lawsuits, and honestly, so we can keep the relationship between police and community a whole lot better, because it’s just rampant,” [National Sheriffs’ Association deputy executive director] Thompson continues. “Every day you hear of an officer shooting a dog. It’s not because they’re crazy, warmongering people who want to shoot a dog, it’s just they’ve never been trained or told different.” [Hit & Run]

The “we need more training” is a standard cop excuse for various vile acts. It’s particularly ridiculous when they use it for their dog-killing habits, because there are millions of ordinary Americans (myself included) who carry guns around strangers’ dogs every day and never have the slightest inclination to shoot any of them. We didn’t get any special training in not shooting dogs, all we do is not be a bunch of vicious psychopaths.

A cop tells the truth
Dec 19th, 2008 by Ken Hagler

Dead Dog Tales.

Two dogs killed this week in Gwinnet County, Georgia. Two very different reactions from local authorities.

Here’s the first:

Gwinnett police are asking for the public’s help in tracking down the person who stabbed and dismembered a dog before discarding the carcass behind a Duluth store.

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A stab wound led to the dog’s death, said Gwinnett police spokeswoman Cpl. Illana Spellman.

Spellman said investigators are especially anxious to get leads that could point them to the culprit in the “gruesome” crime, adding that “anybody that is capable of doing that is capable of doing anything,” Spellman said.

Whoever killed the dog is subject to be charged with aggravated cruelty to animals, which carries a penalty of one to five years in prison and fines of up to $15,000, police said.

Here’s the other story:

A family in Gwinnett County was outraged Wednesday night after they say police officers shot their beloved dog.  The homeowners said the incident happened because police went to the wrong house.

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The homeowner said when police went into the garage she heard three shots.  The homeowner said an officer told her they shot the dog and the dog ran off.

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Officer said they were looking for a material witness in a gang member’s trial, but they entered the wrong home.  Police entered 1468B, instead of 1468A.

Officers said the dog charged and the officer felt he was in imminent danger and shot the dog.

The vicious beast was a 2-year-old Dalmatian.

It’s the second time in 10 days that cops in Gwinnett County have forced their way into the wrong home.

[The Agitator]

I don’t often see a Gestapo spokesman (or woman) tell the truth, but when this thug said that “anybody that is capable of [brutally killing a dog] is capable of doing anything,” she was clearly not speculating, but speaking from personal experience.

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