” A dog is dead, and its owner is alleging trigger-happy police work after a Filer officer shot the animal Saturday outside his home.
Police, however, say the dog was aggressive and had to be put down.
Rick Clubb said Monday that his son’s 9th birthday party was wrapping up about 5:30 p.m. when Officer Tarek Hassani came to his home on Jacklyne Circle on complaints of dogs running at-large.
He shot the 7-year-old black labrador, “Hooch,” Clubb said, though it showed no aggressive behavior.
Clubb said he suffers Parkinson’s disease, and Hooch was his trained service animal.”
While the dogs were acting a bit aggressively why is it necessary for law enforcement’s first inclination always be to pull a gun . The officer was answering a call about loose dogs for chrissakes , there was no need for anyone or anything to die .
Why couldn’t he get back in his patrol car and have headquarters call the owner and tell him to take them into the house ? That should have been easily doable .
Once the dogs were under control the cop could have given his warning/lecture/ticket to the owner and none would be the worse . This is purely a case of arrogance on the officer’s part and that arrogance pervades the police departments nationwide .
Unaccountable martinets is what we have allowed to be created . The neighborhood cop who was everybody’s friend and someone the kids would admire and emulate has turned into the petty tyrant with a superiority complex . God help us . War is coming .
Shamelessly Lifted Verbatim (sans graphic) From Instapundit Because It’s Perfect
” CHANGE: One Out of Every 6.5 Americans Is on Food Stamps. “The new all-time record number of recipients, 47.7 million (up from 31.6 million when Obama took office) exceeds the combined populations of Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wyoming.”
From Woodstock Nation to Food Stamp Nation. Forward! “
We’ve been told the Republican Party must recalibrate all its positions following an election in which very little changed. We’ve been lectured on abortion after exit polls showed voters were motivated by the economy. We’ve watched various big-government “conservatives” crawl out from under rocks murmuring the usual incantations against the Tea Party. And we’ve endured a video of Meghan McCain saying she “hates” Karl Rove being praised as some sort of avant garde one-woman stage show.
As a friend of mine exclaimed a few days ago, “We lost one election!” It was a stinging loss at a crucial time, to be sure. But it hardly portends the extinction of conservatism.
That being said, there’s one voice in the cacophony that’s worth a listen. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho) said this on Meet the Press this past Sunday:
[W]e believe in small government, but we also believe in the individual. There are too many Republicans here in Washington, DC, and they are actually defending big business. They are defending the rich. I didn’t become a Republican to defend the rich. And– and what we need to understand is that big business loves big government, because they get all the goodies from big government. They get more– they get less competition. The more that government grows, the more that big business actually benefits from the tax code and from the regulations.
File this under rules for everything . Idaho has just issued new rules for dealing with roadkill . Just when you thought there was one single thing that government had not decreed up pops yet another rule , regulation or law .
“BOISE — When it comes to road kill, new rules approved during Idaho’s recent legislative session is regulating how people handle it.
Game animals may now be salvaged, as long as they died as a result of an accidental vehicle
collision. People who want to remove a dead animal on
the road must notify the Idaho Department of Fish and Game within 24 hours. “