Hey Rebel....re: the dog shooting thread

  1. FYI, tonight at 9pm est on the FOX News channel, Gretta VanSusteran is doing a segment on the dog shooting in Tn. l've been seeing the previews today and it looks to be an excellent piece. Thought you might want to know. Looks like Boss Hogg will be exposed at last.........LR
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  3. by   2ndCareerRN
    The dog shooting was uncalled for, but, all of this media attention is also uncalled for. There are many other things going on that people should hear about, but don't because it isn't emotional or inflammatory enough. Do I have much use for the media? No, not really.

    So, I will start with something else.

    How about that lady in Detroit that was being arrested, and during the handcuffing the arresting officer pulled out his knife to cut her coat sleeve and ended up cutting OFF one of her fingers at the first knuckle?

    Takes quite a bit of force to get through a joint. But, then again, this just doesn't pull at the emotions like a dog shooting, does it?


    bob
  4. by   l.rae
    Bob, l never even heard this, and gee, l watch the news a lot. Personally, l agree and disagree with you. Your right ,for what ever reason about the emotional aspect of the dog shooting. But l believe the focus is not the injury of the dog but the stupidity of the officers...scarey stuff, cause if they are moronic enough to do to dog, what about a person, as in the case you mention. l feel any medium that brings this low-life mentality to the forefront is fair game, the public needs to know and these Boss Hogg run PD's need to know they don't have a free pass to inflict themselves on the public just cause they have a badge. Any links to the story you mentioned?..............LR
  5. by   2ndCareerRN
    LR,

    here is one:

    http://www.freep.com/news/locway/knife7_20030107.htm

    and another about the same officer shooting a 79 year old woman:

    http://www.freep.com/news/locway/cop8_20030108.htm


    And our boys in Cookeville, TN are at it again..what a bunch of morons:

    http://dailybeacon.utk.edu/article.php/5544


    Just some of the other disturbing things going on within the "thin blue line" recently

    bob
  6. by   JonRN
    Cookeville isn't near as big as Los Angeles, but it seems they have the same lack of common sense. What a bunch of Dorks!!!
  7. by   l.rae
    Bob, Thanks. l read all the links....as a rule, l have a high regard for law enforcement officers....but it is and individual judgement call in every case...Ya know, maybe it's just cause l work in the ER, but l don't just automatically believe these stories that the press grabs hold of. l have seen so many cases where the perp is a drunken low-life with quite a history...a lot a variables can be involved when it 's people you are dealing with...Once had a drunk escorted into ER, officer was sitting in a small waiting area, only him and pt, door was only open a crack...the pt kept screaming at the top of his lungs, "stop, oh..oh my god, your killing me you sob...HELP..police brutality..help..over and over, ppl were staring and looking. l happened to walk by the door, the officer is sitting in a chair by the door reading a magazine...the pt is on the other side of the room writhing on the floor, hands cuffed behind his back....it was a hoot!....l guess the thing that really cinches it in the dog shooting is, dog is harmless, innocent, police wouldn't even shut the car door!....Ya know, what l don't get is all the hoopla over the officer shooting the other officer, seems in the Cookville case this would be a community service!
  8. by   l.rae
    oh yeah...the segment on FOX News might be 10 p instead of 9 p...anyway, l e-mailed the last link Bob gave me to Greta VanSusteran ...we'll see.....LR
  9. by   oramar
    There is another story that broke today. A woman was mauled to death by two pit bulls. Where is a cop with a gun when you need one? I think the point being that dangerous dogs give a lot of body signals off when they attack. This particular dog was all play. I said in another post that I wonder if the cop in question has a problem reading body language. Dogs and otherwise, some people do have a lot more problems reading body language than others.
  10. by   sanakruz
    TV will rot your brain.
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Originally posted by 2ndCareerRN
    The dog shooting was uncalled for, but, all of this media attention is also uncalled for. There are many other things going on that people should hear about, but don't because it isn't emotional or inflammatory enough. Do I have much use for the media? No, not really.

    So, I will start with something else.

    How about that lady in Detroit that was being arrested, and during the handcuffing the arresting officer pulled out his knife to cut her coat sleeve and ended up cutting OFF one of her fingers at the first knuckle?

    Takes quite a bit of force to get through a joint. But, then again, this just doesn't pull at the emotions like a dog shooting, does it?


    bob
    I so agree.. I love animals too, but sometimes our priorities do get skewed, and the media only reflects our values in one way or the other. If we hate the media, we need only hold a mirror of our society to see what is not to like about it. OF COURSE, Over-zealous law officials must be dealt with, whether they abuse animals or people, but I find it very interesting that the human interest story regarding this lady never made it past the local pages while all the uproar over this dog rings loud and clear nationwide. Interesting indeed.
  12. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    I think that there is always a bit more of an uproar when the victim is unable to defend, or speak up for, themselves. These types of offenses are bound to make people more emotional.

    Heather
  13. by   TheLionessRN
    I have been reminded of a friend of mine who happens to be a pastor. A cat who had been mauled badly by a dog crawled into their yard. Because it was in such pain, my friend killed the cat, to put it out of it's misery. Somehow the local press got wind of it, but instead of talking about a cat having been mauled and in pain, the big story was about a minister who killed a cat.
    The press is breathtakingly irresponsible at times, and we all need to filter what they report.

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