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Caught On Tape: Police Shooting Dog Who Defended Homeless Friend Who Had A

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You know, I'm all for spreading news, but it is highly suggested that you warn people of "GRAPHIC" videos like that one within the topic.

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You know, I'm all for spreading news, but it is highly suggested that you warn people of "GRAPHIC" videos like that one within the topic.

 

 

It was going to say that, but IP. Board cropped it out. The title of the video had (GRAPHIC) in it, but I guess the title was too long.

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There goes another reason why people (most) are against Police.......

 

There are other ways to control a dog then using a damn gun. Just sad!

 

As I read on the news, the man had a seizure, and instead of calling up EMT, the cops were just kicking the man. Like why didn't they do that instead.... They ain't the health specialist................. After this, lead to the dogs case, which got worst...

 

Conflicting reports continue to dispute the alleged details of what happened on Monday afternoon in the East Village at 2nd Ave and 14th Street when a NYPD officer shot a homeless man's dog in the head. On Thursday, the Daily News reports the dog is still clinging to life at Animal Care and Control in East Harlem as opposed to initial reports the dog had died.

 

More detailed reports tell of a young, epileptic Polish immigrant who may have been having a seizure when officers were called to assist. Eyewitnesses state the officer took no precautions against the dog as the officer approached the man and attempted to check on his condition. The dog allegedly growled at the officer and subsequently leaped up at him. The officer responded and shot the dog in the head in self-defense.

 

According to a conflicting report by the Daily News, East Side resident Aida Feliciano said three officers kicked the man to get the man's attention, and the dog obviously perceived that as an attack on his owner. Feliciano questions why an ambulance wasn't immediately called?

 

The dog and his owner are regulars in the area, and there have been no reports of the dog ever being aggressive. Residents of the area say the man relied on his dog to be his protector.

 

Now the questions remains if the officer was defending himself or did he use excessive force? Both the officer and the homeless man were taken to the hospital. The NYPD officer was treated and released for ringing in his ears. The homeless man is also doing fine.

 

Read More: http://www.examiner.com/article/manhattan-pit-bull-shot-by-nypd-allegedly-still-alive-but-serious-condition

 

 

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It is so sad and COPS did the wrong thing.

I think they suppose to contact ASCPA Officers who will use their transqualizer gun to sleep the dog who was defending the homeless.

I think these NYPD officers need to be fired.

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I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon because there are conflicting stories about what happened. Also, we don't know if the dog had gotten his shots or not.

 

What kinda gets on my nerves is that they (the cops and the screaming public) just completely ignored the man on the ground in that video...

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Something caught my eye in the article Mark1447 posted:

 

More detailed reports tell of a young, epileptic Polish immigrant who may have been having a seizure when officers were called to assist. Eyewitnesses state the officer took no precautions against the dog as the officer approached the man and attempted to check on his condition. The dog allegedly growled at the officer and subsequently leaped up at him. The officer responded and shot the dog in the head in self-defense.

 

Now the questions remains if the officer was defending himself or did he use excessive force? Both the officer and the homeless man were taken to the hospital. The NYPD officer was treated and released for ringing in his ears. The homeless man is also doing fine.

 

Read More: http://www.examiner....rious-condition

 

Also see the very beginning of the video: The officer did approach the man trying to assist him when the dog viciously tried to attack the officer. That is clearly shown in the video What can I say? He had to do something quick. The first thing he could grab was the gun, forget the taser.

 

 

As for excessive force, that is another issue. Now as to why the officers did'nt go back to assist the man? It looks like they did call the EMTs and were preoccupied with trying to set a perimiter to establish order. But I agree, one of the officers should have went to check the condition of the man. The bystanders wouldnt go to assist the man. Why? They don't need too since the police was there at the scene and was handling the situation, albeit in a bit of a distasteful way, and second the man could have sued the samaritian if something went wrong. It is what it is.

 

But yeah this sucks all around for so much reasons.

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As what I saw in the video, the officers seem poorly trained, just like any NYPD officer, what should be done is the officer should've not intimidated the situation to a point where the dog is panicking and in attack mode. The officer should have not kicked the man, instead kneel down cautiously and tap the man on the shoulders (if disgusting, they should have gloves). It seems like guns are used way too often in certain situations where it is not needed, and the Police Departments across the United States are poorly trained and equipt with vital alternatives, like tranquilizers. Though I understand the officer is trying to defend, however conflicting reports say otherwise, so I am not taking sides, but I think the Police has to be trained better and not miss any memo.

 

At least the dog has not died, it's alright, however I hope what comes down from this incident is that NYPD needs better trained officers and officers that should've put the police tape in a more closer spot (like at the corner of the building housing the beloved and hated infamous Fried Chicken Restaurant) instead of looking like they are at fault.

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I'm not going to jump on the bandwagon because there are conflicting stories about what happened. Also, we don't know if the dog had gotten his shots or not.

 

What kinda gets on my nerves is that they (the cops and the screaming public) just completely ignored the man on the ground in that video...

 

 

I noticed that shit too. The lady screaming at the top of her lungs about the dog, meanwhile that dude still laying there...throughout that whole 9 minute video, its like they weren't worried about him.

 

As for the dog, they could've tasered it instead of shooting it in the head.

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the monday morning quaterbacking here is a disgrace. so the next time the cops encounter this, lets call cesar millan to come over and help, or the next time theres a knife weilding guy in times square, lets call dr phil to help.and you guys wonder why some cops have an attitude, everything gets second guessed by people who have never been in that situation and dont have the guts to get into a situation like that. cops are not robots, they are human, they are imperfect, yet they are expected to make split second decisions, that are scrutinised by others who expect it to be perfect. if you watch the tape, the dog tries to bite a bystander, then turns and starts at the cop, what should he have done, pull out a beggin strip? what would you have done? ill bet 99% of everyone here wouldve shot, the other 1% would be nursing a severe bite wound. Dont get me wrong, i love dogs, and i felt bad for the dog, but in this case the cop had no choice

 

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I mentioned this before in a previous post over the police over putting a bullet in the dog's head, but let me elaborate a bit more, if I was P.O and a vicious dog was to lunge at my throat, you think I'm going to be a martyr for the sake of animal rights? Yeah right, I'll kill it with bullets. Quick. I don't want to end up severely injured over a vicious animal. The P.O was justified in defending himself.

 

As to what happened after that is another issue which I gave my thoughts on already. People in NY can be very apathetic but it is what it is. The P.O did initially try to assist the man. The video and the article clearly shows that. I don't really see what the debate on this is.

 

I love dogs. I'm trying to get a German Shepherd if I can get the right living circumstances to accommodate caring for a dog (Brilliant dogs with an attitude, they're awesome

 

But if a dog is trying to bite me to seriously injure me believe me I'll beat the sh!t to death with a rock, break its neck or something.

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Departmental regulations allow for an officer to dispatch an animal in these cases.

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I love dogs. I'm trying to get a German Shepherd if I can get the right living circumstances to accommodate caring for a dog (Brilliant dogs with an attitude, they're awesome

 

they are great dogs, my last dog was a rottie\dobie\shepherd mix i got from north shore when he was 10 weeks old, he was the smartest, mos loyal dog ive ever had. he died 2 months before his 14th birthday and i still miss him

 

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the officer did nothing wrong, he was protecting himself from the dog. Cops are not EMTs (some are trained as EMTs but it's not required) so the only thing they could have done was call for a bus which they did. The last thing you want when someone is sick or injured is for someone with no training to start doing what they think is right, that only adds to the problem.

 

Also take note that the waste of life screaming about the dog and most of the other people didn't seem to care about the guy laying out on the side walk. Even the guy taking the video saw that the dog was going to attack and the officer did what he needed to do to protect his own life.

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the officer did nothing wrong, he was protecting himself from the dog. Cops are not EMTs (some are trained as EMTs but it's not required) so the only thing they could have done was call for a bus which they did. The last thing you want when someone is sick or injured is for someone with no training to start doing what they think is right, that only adds to the problem.

 

Also take note that the waste of life screaming about the dog and most of the other people didn't seem to care about the guy laying out on the side walk. Even the guy taking the video saw that the dog was going to attack and the officer did what he needed to do to protect his own life.

 

 

But they didn't even try to see if the guy was dead! And what would the dog have done but bark at them? They could have tranquilized the dog, but they overreacted, and there is no excuse for that...

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But they didn't even try to see if the guy was dead! And what would the dog have done but bark at them? They could have tranquilized the dog, but they overreacted, and there is no excuse for that...

 

 

The video does show everything that has happened. For one, they were called upon a man having a seizure. Secondly cops don't carry tranquilizers on them. So you want to tranquilize the dog and have to wait for someone equipped and watch the guy just die there? Yeah go figure, everyone is quick to judge.

 

I again say the cops may have used excessive force on the dog, but the dog did attack a woman as well. Then I lost all home on faith when the dog got shot and no one gave a shit about the guy.

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But they didn't even try to see if the guy was dead! And what would the dog have done but bark at them? They could have tranquilized the dog, but they overreacted, and there is no excuse for that...

 

First off they did check on the guy and called for an ambulance, secondly when dogs attack like the dog here was going to, they like to bite and hold on. Third, their cops, not animal control. Where do they get tranquilizer guns from?

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First off they did check on the guy and called for an ambulance, secondly when dogs attack like the dog here was going to, they like to bite and hold on. Third, their cops, not animal control. Where do they get tranquilizer guns from?

 

 

But killing the dog? There is such a thing as excessive force. That is what happened in that video.

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But killing the dog? There is such a thing as excessive force. That is what happened in that video.

 

So the officer should have let the dog bite him, oh wait they should have shot the dog in the paw or some crap like that.

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So the officer should have let the dog bite him, oh wait they should have shot the dog in the paw or some crap like that.

 

 

The officers behavior in the video is indefensible. There's no excuse for what they did...

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The officers behavior in the video is indefensible. There's no excuse for what they did...

 

 

Hmm kill the dog or let the dog attack everyone on that block. Yeah, you get the picture. The bigger picture is the people having no concern over the dude on the ground.

 

If the dog were human with a knife, people would probably still react the same way.

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So the officer should have let the dog bite him, oh wait they should have shot the dog in the paw or some crap like that.

 

 

LOL

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