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Federal Court Ruling Police Can Shoot a Dog If It Moves or Barks When Officers Enter a Home


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Sheryl
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Beth M (138)
Monday December 26, 2016, 12:58 pm
WTF? These officers were not in imminent danger. Where is the petition? The court just gave officers another excuse to kill anything that moves even when it is not a threat. What about all the times that officers enter the wrong house? Guess it is legal to kill then, too.
 

Freya H (345)
Monday December 26, 2016, 1:08 pm
Somebody must be trying to give cops a s***ty name. Just one slaying of an innocent pooch (or cat, or guinea pig, or cockatiel) could be the proverbial straw that proverbially breaks the proverbial camel's back.
 

Trish K (29)
Monday December 26, 2016, 1:24 pm
Here is the petition from this site. This is the most stupid law ever. People will start shooting police dogs if they start this crap.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/658/505/598/demand-immediate-halt-to-legalized-murder-of-family-dogs-by-police-in-battle-creek-michigan/
 

Barb Knight (1687)
Monday December 26, 2016, 1:36 pm
I posted that petition!
 

Joanne p (13)
Monday December 26, 2016, 1:49 pm
TY
 

Animae C (507)
Monday December 26, 2016, 2:04 pm
Good grief!!!

ANIMAE,
YOU TOOK ACTION ON DECEMBER 25, 2016
763 SUPPORTERS

TY Dande
 

Teresa W (782)
Monday December 26, 2016, 2:07 pm
noted and signed, thank you
 

Peggy B (43)
Monday December 26, 2016, 2:26 pm
US police are armed and shoot more dogs than any other country in the world. Maybe the police aren't up to the job if their knee-jerk reaction is to shoot and ask questions afterward. Obviously the judges that made this decision aren't up to their tasks either. People, YOU have the power to stop this. Actually research the people you vote for. Not by articles written by biased bloggers or party members. Actually go into the government records and see how each person votes. It is all public access. Not difficult at all.
 

Kathleen M (210)
Monday December 26, 2016, 2:28 pm
S&N. Damn the trigger-happy thugs! Thx Dandelion.
 

Lone F (58)
Monday December 26, 2016, 2:28 pm
Noted - unbelievable "One officer testified that he shot the first dog after it “had only moved a few inches” in a movement that he considered to be a “lunge.” The dog then ran away from the officer to the basement, where it was shot again and killed."
Thanks dear Dandelion
 

Sue L (72)
Monday December 26, 2016, 3:42 pm
"Given the totality of the circumstances and viewed from the perspective of an objectively reasonable officer, the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer’s safety,” Judge Eric Clay wrote in the decision

How in the world did the judge determine that it was reasonable to shoot both these dogs? It certainly is NOT reasonable from the description given of what happened. How can you be able to shoot a dog just for barking?!
 

Nancy B (60)
Monday December 26, 2016, 3:55 pm
O hello no , I'm sure I'd be shot protecting my pets .
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday December 26, 2016, 4:27 pm
Another example of a Banana Republic. . .
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday December 26, 2016, 4:29 pm
Hyperlink to petition kindly provided by Trish
Demand Immediate Halt to Legalized Murder of Family Dogs by Police in Battle Creek Michigan
792 SUPPORTERS
1,000 GOAL
Reshared already signed petition over social media.
 

Kay M (347)
Monday December 26, 2016, 4:57 pm
and signed.
 

Kay M (347)
Monday December 26, 2016, 4:57 pm
kind of like saying they can use deadly force if anyone yells. cowards.
 

aj E (164)
Monday December 26, 2016, 5:30 pm
s&n
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday December 26, 2016, 6:53 pm
Most dogs will "move" when people come into their home and some might bark. Basically this is saying see a dog one can shoot it on sight.

So much for your home being your castle. One certainly doesn't want a dog to bite anyone but open season on people's pets is not the way to address this.

Police duties come with certain "risks" being bit by a dog is a possibility, knock it out with your nightstick if it bites. But a dog simply moving period should not warrant it's death. If the police can't handle situations on the job without shooting everyone, be it two legged or four legged, perhaps they need to find another line of work..............and I think that Judge best get their head examined.
 

Walter F (129)
Monday December 26, 2016, 7:05 pm
Barbs petition on this issue signed.. I'm not surprised .They shoot Afro Americans for petty reasons so why not include dogs .
 

Shirley S (187)
Monday December 26, 2016, 7:13 pm
Petition signed. That judge should be shot if he opens his mouth or moves ! ! !
 

Raleighaway k (359)
Monday December 26, 2016, 9:48 pm
noted shared - such an unfair law and stupid!
 

Past Member (0)
Monday December 26, 2016, 11:16 pm
Just brutal. Completely illogical. Signed Trish's petition/shared thx Dandelion
 

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 2:33 am
Petition signed
 

Jim Ven (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 2:40 am
thanks for sharing.
 

SylvieBusy A (190)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 3:25 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 3:32 am
Signed earlier,plz don't shoot Snoopy.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 4:02 am
Civilisation?!?!?!?!
 

Stella G (403)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 5:45 am
Already signed the petition and shared.
Thanks Dandelion
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 6:02 am
This is just unbelievable!
 

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 6:22 am
Shocking! Petition signed.
 

Winn A (179)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 6:28 am
Signed!!!!!!!!!!
 

. (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 6:37 am
noted and signed
 

Robert B (60)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 7:17 am
Looks like we're now in a FASCIST DICTATORSHIP where the storm troopers can kill at will.
 

Lisa M (13)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 8:01 am
Total ignorance of the repugnant human race, especially power-hungry, human supremacist cops who are really cowards with guns and killers of the unarmed and innocent. There is no doubt I would go down protecting my pets.
 

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 8:55 am
This is o the brownshirts can do as they please in the coming fascist dictatorship. Are we liking it yet?

Just a note for the Trumpophyles....it's not my dogs you need be worried about....I have a much bigger bite...which all my Trumpophyle neighbors can attest to..... :)
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 9:41 am
Previously Signed, Noted, Thank you
 

Ingrid A (524)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 9:44 am
It sure is Ruth.
 

Mandi T (366)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:04 pm
Outrageous !!!!!! They best not try to shoot my dog. She is my built in alarm for crying out-loud. Petition signed 891 SUPPORTERS
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:12 pm
udostępnione na fb.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:12 pm
podpisane
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 12:13 pm
tweetnięte
 

Jeff Creech (64)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 1:34 pm
the police in the united states are almost never held accountable for shooting anything or anyone. Heck, even when there on videotape committing flat-out murder, there is no accountability.
 

Mike M (40)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 2:43 pm
N&S
 

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 3:02 pm
Horrible! I disagree with this ruling!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 4:30 pm
INSANITY...LET A POLICE OFFICER SHOOT M ANIMAL AND HE WILL BE NO LONGER IN SERVICE!
 

Veronica B (35)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 8:10 pm
WTF???
Outrageous!!!Repugnant!!!Sickening!!!

Noted,thanks Dandelion.
Petition Signed.
 

Kay M (46)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 9:26 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - which i read and noted- also the petition which i signed- this action also happens when the cops go to the wrong house by mistake - they have shot dogs -kids- they even threw a flash bomb in a crib that was occupied by a baby- - the baby was badly burned- and nothing happen to those blue cowards- and trump in charge now it is only going to get worse- sincerely KAY M.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday December 27, 2016, 11:06 pm
Hyperlink to petition kindly provided by Trish
Demand Immediate Halt to Legalized Murder of Family Dogs by Police in Battle Creek Michigan
940 SUPPORTERS
1,000 GOAL
Reshared already signed petition over social media.
 

William C (0)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 7:23 am
Thanks.
 

W. C (7)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 8:18 am
Thank you.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 8:21 am
Hyperlink to petition kindly provided by Trish
Demand Immediate Halt to Legalized Murder of Family Dogs by Police in Battle Creek Michigan
956 SUPPORTERS
1,000 GOAL
Reshared already signed petition over social media.
 

Connie Palladini (106)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 8:56 am
WTF...DISGUSTING!!!!
 

Scott S (14)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 1:44 pm
Thanks!
 

Sandra Vito (85)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 3:23 pm
Firmado| ! gracias
 

Davida Knight (0)
Wednesday December 28, 2016, 5:35 pm
This is just an excuse for fear isn't there any alternatives?
 

Danuta W (1251)
Friday January 6, 2017, 2:23 am
noted
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday January 6, 2017, 8:47 am
Hyperlink to petition kindly provided by Trish
Demand Immediate Halt to Legalized Murder of Family Dogs by Police in Battle Creek Michigan
1,214 SUPPORTERS
2,000 GOAL
Reshared already signed petition over social media
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday January 6, 2017, 10:06 am
YOU TOOK ACTION ON DECEMBER 26, 2016
 
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