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| So did anyone else hear about the cop that recently shot and killed a Pitbull in Petco? The Pitbull had a confrontation with a Maltise, but the owners managed to separate them for a little while. Suddenly, the teenage Pitbull owner lost control of the dog and the Pitbull began attacking the Maltise to kill it. A cop came and shot the Pitbull, killing it, while being able to bring the Maltise to a vet. I think this is ridiculous, considering the officer in this scenario was not being charged by the dog itself and could have tried other tactics|
Here's a video explaining what happened, it is NOT graphic, it is just a recap
So, you see a very aggressive dog attacking another dog, with intent to kill, the owner being unable to control the dog. What would you do? Wrestle with the dog? Try to attack it with a tazer, hoping it sticks and works otherwise it might turn the dog on you? Try to reason with the dog? Bait him with something else?
Go aheadn, condemn the cop for putting down an aggressive and vicious dog that was about to kill another dog, in the ending saving that dog's life. What "other tactics" should he have tried?
Gtafiver has obviously never seen a pitbull attack either, theyare almost impossible to break free of whatever they attack.
I watched a video where one clamped onto another dog and the pitbull was kicked, punched, bashed with hard objects and everything and it didn't let go until the other dog was killed. I am getting a little tired of the People constantly hating on police for stupid sh*t, example being this, and this whole topic, the cop was in the right to shoot in Both incidents.
@ both of you, I'm sorry, I have never seen a bigger dog attack something and have no clue how tough it would be to get it to stop, I should have known better than to speak without prior knowledge. Pardon my ignorance with this question, but would a taser distract the Pitbull?
The likelihood of a Taser discharge hitting the dog would be about 10% - then there's not 100% guarantee it works.
Even on humans, from what I've seen happen the Taser failure rate is about 55% so you always have a secondary force model available (Baton or CS here)
Taser is fantastic, but not that fantastic...
edit: The reason Taser isn't as effective as you may think isn't actaully a problem with the device (though bad batteries can be a problem) but more the cartridge deployment system - if the barbs are too close on contact they short against each other rendering the entire device useless, if your aim is off and you get contact from one barb (which happens a lot, targets tend to move when Taser is being deployed) and the other hits the ground it's useless - so many variables so it's never as simple as saying Taser = less leathal. In a dog attack you want one, safe, quick option to prevent injury to yourself and others and in this situation the officer used a sidearm to deliver that, myself I think I'd try my CS and then scream in pain when it doesn't work and wait for someone with a gun to turn up!
Edited by MikeWh, 07 July 2013 - 03:22 PM.