Man protests shooting of dog by police in Millcreek

Full story: Erie Times News

A Millcreek Township man accused township police of acting hastily and without provocation when they shot and killed his pet pit bull in a neighborhood near his home Friday afternoon.
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Virginia Randall

Albion, PA

#1 Sep 27, 2013
The woman that called did not want the dog killed, the cop told her it was a tranquilizer gun, he lied. When he shot the dog it landed in front of her and she is traumatized for what they did.
Why did he not use a taser if he was so afraid of a dog playing in a tree??? All the witnesses said he lied.
Law enforcement need more training on how to handle these calls about animals.
This is a shame and I think the owner should sue for the loss of his pet by an untrained officer who didn't know what he was doing and for not using common sense.
There will be a protest on Thursday October 3 3:30-5:30 in front of the Millcreek police department...If you would like to join us that would be great...invite everyone you know
Cannon

Beach City, OH

#2 Sep 27, 2013
all cops lie and have criminal minds ... but cops are too lazy to be professional criminals .
Zugzwang

Erie, PA

#3 Sep 27, 2013
Virginia Randall wrote:
The woman that called did not want the dog killed, the cop told her it was a tranquilizer gun, he lied. When he shot the dog it landed in front of her and she is traumatized for what they did.
Why did he not use a taser if he was so afraid of a dog playing in a tree??? All the witnesses said he lied.
Law enforcement need more training on how to handle these calls about animals.
This is a shame and I think the owner should sue for the loss of his pet by an untrained officer who didn't know what he was doing and for not using common sense.
There will be a protest on Thursday October 3 3:30-5:30 in front of the Millcreek police department...If you would like to join us that would be great...invite everyone you know
....or you morons can put your pets on leashes to keep better track of them. Would you let your newborn run around unsupervised? Next time you'll make sure it's properly secured on your own property.
Buddy Hinton

Erie, PA

#4 Sep 27, 2013
Of all the things to be getting worked up over you chose a dog?

No wonder this country is circling the bowl.
trevor

Beach City, OH

#5 Sep 27, 2013
Zugzwang wrote:
<quoted text>....or you morons can put your pets on leashes to keep better track of them. Would you let your newborn run around unsupervised? Next time you'll make sure it's properly secured on your own property.
its okay in chimp world. In chimp world the dogs are smarter than kid chimps
DaQuan Jenkins

Erie, PA

#6 Sep 27, 2013
trevor wrote:
<quoted text>its okay in chimp world. In chimp world the dogs are smarter than kid chimps
dats raciss u cracka
Dog Lover

Erie, PA

#7 Sep 27, 2013
If someone killed my dog I would kill them.
Buddy Hinton

Erie, PA

#8 Sep 27, 2013
Dog Lover wrote:
If someone killed my dog I would kill them.
No you wouldn't.

Stop lying, Rambo.
cheetos

United States

#9 Sep 27, 2013
I don't understand why people allow their babies to crawl all over their animals?? Even the best dogs have bad days.
Your dog next

Erie, PA

#10 Sep 27, 2013
bubba

Erie, PA

#11 Sep 27, 2013
Dog Lover wrote:
If someone killed my dog I would kill them.
your f'ing unleashed dog come at me and I will shoot it. you try to kill me for protecting myself and i'll drop your gay asz too.
Buddy Hinton

Erie, PA

#12 Sep 27, 2013
Your dog next wrote:
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Oh FFS, dramatic much?
mike

Fairview, PA

#13 Sep 27, 2013
good, they shoulda shot the dog. then bill the owner for the bullets.

I blew away my neighbors dog last summer cause it was in my yard. he tried to sue me and lost, i counter sued for the bullets and wasting my time and won a $2500 judgement.
cheetos

United States

#14 Sep 27, 2013
mike wrote:
good, they shoulda shot the dog. then bill the owner for the bullets.
I blew away my neighbors dog last summer cause it was in my yard. he tried to sue me and lost, i counter sued for the bullets and wasting my time and won a $2500 judgement.
oh bullshit, you'd been charged with animal cruelty, fines and a possible two years in jail.
Eye witness observer

Erie, PA

#15 Sep 27, 2013
Virginia Randall wrote:
The woman that called did not want the dog killed, the cop told her it was a tranquilizer gun, he lied. When he shot the dog it landed in front of her and she is traumatized for what they did.
Why did he not use a taser if he was so afraid of a dog playing in a tree??? All the witnesses said he lied.
Law enforcement need more training on how to handle these calls about animals.
This is a shame and I think the owner should sue for the loss of his pet by an untrained officer who didn't know what he was doing and for not using common sense.
There will be a protest on Thursday October 3 3:30-5:30 in front of the Millcreek police department...If you would like to join us that would be great...invite everyone you know
Your facts are all wrong.
Ang

Mansfield, OH

#16 Sep 27, 2013
DaQuan Jenkins wrote:
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dats raciss u cracka
...cracka is racist... you just went full retard never go full retard
Sunshine Boy

Baltimore, MD

#17 Sep 27, 2013
In England the Bull breeds were known as "nanny dogs" they were so good with kids. Remember "petey" from "Little Rascals"? I am sorry for this dogs death, and his owners grief.
Sunshine Boy

Baltimore, MD

#18 Sep 27, 2013
Bottom line- if you loe your pit (as I'm sure most do) make sure he is secure and cannot get loose. I boarded up my house basement windows so I could go to work. If you are the least bit lax, this is usually the result. Sad but true tough love.
mike

Fairview, PA

#19 Sep 27, 2013
cheetos wrote:
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oh bullshit, you'd been charged with animal cruelty, fines and a possible two years in jail.
um no, the dog was un-chained, on my property and i decided it was a threat to my kids...

so i had my 9mm, problem sovled.
gary lover

Philadelphia, PA

#20 Sep 29, 2013
It's a PItt Bull it's it has been bred for one reason , to fight in a pit and kill!
It's instincs are to KILL! they have 1400 lbs psi jaw strength , that's not a pet that is a liability!

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