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Response to Truth Be Told. Stop being an apologist for the dog catcher. What she did was wrong. She HAD ZERO RIGHT, much less authority to stop a vehicle/hold him hostage and that is HOW the law views it.
YES she should be fired from her post and charged with attempting kidnapping for her unauthorized and aribitrary actions BY the man in this case. You are apparently an apologist/collaborator for any tin horn on the government payroll to order us ordinary citizens around
AND YES, in West Columbia, SC, the dog catcher has been witnessed by multiple home owners going onto property and chasing both cats and dogs into the streets so to fine pet owners.
In Akron, OH, cats have been picked up, their licensed collars removed and thrown down, and killed in the truck by these wannabe cops from owners fenced yards.
Columbia, SC. 2004 Man dumps bleach and antifreeze on cat food, on city street 25 feet from the front door of day care, across from high school too kill cats (and whatever else ate it) Brags on tv camera and to newspaper he did it. Columbia "Animal Control" refuses to prosecute and blocks attempts by SPCA to do so.(obstruction of justice) Calls man "The Victim". Blames cats and person feeding them. Clemson University LIVID as their lab tested and proved crime was committed both under cruelty and environmental statutes.
This case is about ready to resurface as statute of limitations not yet passed for prosecution.
Inconsistency?. YES. Violation of Public trust?. DEFINATELY!
Some of you defending the dog catchers are probably dog catchers themselves. I do know the SC SPCA director is in the process of bringing animal cruelty charges against several POUNDS in our state to combat dog catchers abusing and overtepping their authority especially in the areas of entering people's property on "annonymous barking complaints".
Another care of abuse. Columbia, SC Dog Catching try to steal dogs from fenced yard for "Lack of showing License". One of the dog owners at home. Gather's up dogs, takes off in car toward husband's office. Dog catcher's, in tax-payer provided vehicles try to run her off road. She alludes them. Calls husband. Alerts him at his office. Dog Catchers call in Police to chase telling them lie about owner threatening them.
Arrive husband's office. Woman exits car with dogs. Cops pull guns. Husband comes out. Tells cops what's going on. Cops look sheepish, attempt to leave. HE asks for rank, file, and serial number.
Husband is lawyer. Sues city. City settles civily for illegal action of dog catchers in exchange for husband dropping criminal charges against dog catchers.
Incredible. Nutty?. Truth is definately stranger than fiction.
Advice from Sherrif in my county. ANYONE without a court order is trespassing on your property. PERIOD. Including civil boo-ro-crats. Call his department because tresspassing IS trespassing without due process.
BTW, annonymous civil complaints (Dog Barking, etc) are ILLEGAL in this county. If it's true, then step up to the plate and sign your name!..I've had to do it for a terrible case of an injured dog being neglected. AND when I was threatened and harrassed by the owner of the poor dog, a sherriff deputy gave them ONE warning to cease and desist.
Rant. Animal Control has ZERO oversight. There are no checks and balances except for the general public's awareness.
If I'd been this guy, I'd been the first to call the cops. I'd claimed I'd payed and this KOOK in a uniform jumped on my hood and attacked me.
Then if I'd felt my life was in danger, I'd have stopped the car and "subdued" this criminal on-the-spot making sure to use only enough force to "defend myself"..
In Texas, it's permissable to SHOOT someone trying to make an illegal arrest like this wannabe Joe Friday dog catcher did to this dude.