Ohioan charged with barking at police dog loses free-speech claim | The Columbus Dispatch

There are 28 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 23, 2011, titled Ohioan charged with barking at police dog loses free-speech claim | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A southwest Ohio man charged with teasing a police dog by barking at it could face trial after a judge rejected his request to dismiss the charge.

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Black Lion

Columbus, OH

#21 Jul 23, 2011
Woof !

Since: Jun 09

Hilliard, OH

#22 Jul 23, 2011
Really!
mock dog barking

Reynoldsburg, OH

#23 Jul 23, 2011
I vote no on this. How dare a fellow human bark like a dog to another dog.
Norm MacDonald

Washington, DC

#24 Jul 23, 2011
Marvin Glep wrote:
<quoted text>Your name says it all. I can fend for myself, just fine, thanks. But we now live in a police state and I'm not allowed to do that. I have to leave it to the "professionals." "Professionals" who need trained attack dogs to get the job done. And woe be to anyone teasing these beasts because they're "special." Now, if you have a dog that goes wild when passers-by tease it then you are liable to having the dog stolen by the county and paying
a fine. If the cops do it, the teaser is liable to jail
time and a dine. Do you see the problem here
or are you in the tank for cops who abuse their
authority?
Have you ever met a 'professional' human who could sniff out dope, bombs, humans, etc...?

I'm not against what one does during their recreational time as long as they take care of their responsibilities. However, the following two serve a very much needed public service.
grimreaper_99

Dayton, OH

#25 Jul 24, 2011
That's right dumbo,it's free speech, not free barking!!
Observer

Columbus, OH

#27 Jul 24, 2011
I meow back at my cat and lots of people bark back at their dogs. For most, it is just an expression of affection. Even if it were not, it is hard to see how barking at a dog hurts it. If that riled the dog, the dog is poorly trained to deal with the public. This case crosses the line into the realm of the incredible. It is pure police mentality in action.
Its a Dogs Life

Hainesport, NJ

#28 Jul 24, 2011
As usual, I think we're not getting the full story here. From what I understand, not only did he bark at the police dog, but he raised his leg and urinated on the tire of the police vehicle, than proceeded to hump the police officer's leg after sniffing his butthole!
Woke

Columbus, OH

#29 Jul 24, 2011
Its a Dogs Life wrote:
As usual, I think we're not getting the full story here. From what I understand, not only did he bark at the police dog, but he raised his leg and urinated on the tire of the police vehicle, than proceeded to hump the police officer's leg after sniffing his butthole!
As usual, a liberal misrepresentation of the facts.

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