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Pit bull mix shot by police at street festival

Parrot is [a] two-year-old dog for whom we have cared for almost a month. He has never bitten another dog and is regularly walked along 17th street during the busiest times of day without incident. He's extremely friendly.

Today, there was an unexpected scuffle between Parrot and a poodle. Aaron, subdued Parrot, who was wearing both a leash and a harness. To do so, he placed his hands in Parrot's mouth and held it open, which he has done when Parrot gets overexcited when romping in the apartment. As it had in the past, this calmed Parrot down.

At this point, the policeman knocked Aaron off of Parrot. The policeman put his knee in the middle of Parrot's back while pulling Parrot's forelegs behind him, as one would do with an armed criminal. Without waiting to determine whether this technique would calm Parrot, the policeman grabbed Parrot, lifted him off the ground, and brought him to the top of the concrete staircase. He threw Parrot over the banister, down twelve steps, and onto the concrete floor. Then, the policeman stood at the top of the stairs, drew his weapon, and executed Parrot. Aaron cannot recall the number of shots fired.

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An officer with the D.C. police department shot and killed a dog — possibly a rottweiler or pit bull — outside The Brass Knob antique store at 2311 18th St. NW. The shooting followed an intense, two-minute scuffle between the dog and what witnesses describe as a "smaller" white dog.

D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier, in response to an e-mail from advisory neighborhood commissioner and candidate for the Ward 1 D.C. Council seat Bryan Weaver, said three people, including a K9 officer, were bitten by the dog. Here's an excerpt of the e-mail:

"I don't know all of the facts at this point so it is very difficult for me to comment beyond the facts that I have been given. All I know is that there is one dog who was attacked by the pit bull and 3 people, including a K9 officer, that were bitten by the pit bull. The officer involved is assigned to AC Burke so I would ask that he provide you with additional information as it becomes available.

Clearly, I am a dog lover as well and never want to see an animal harmed. We will keep you posted."


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Added: Sep-12-2010 
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  • Don't know all the facts yet but right now between the two versions it sounds like one possibility is that Aaron got to the dog AFTER he bit the K9 officer so the dog was dead..if you know what I mean..no matter what Aaron did to calm it down.

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  • LOTS of dead dogs at the hands of cops these days...also the TASER stories...hmmm, killing devoted protection (dogs)...Tasing granny (schoolchild, protester, crippled kid, etc..."insert tased" here) on the side of the road...is this some sort of agenda? nahhh...let's all go out and vote republican or democrat again and watch it all "change".

    Who we elect matters, but between the 2 parties we've been offered...hasn't mattered in years. Get used to the police state...or get More..

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  • I am tired of taking shit from pit bull owners of how great their dog is.
    There are so many alternative to pit bulls, but you have to chose a pit bull, you know, the one that would never bite someone. How many normal dogs did you overlook to find skippy here? Are you really that stupid that you can't figure why the cop shot the pit bull and not the poodle? We are tired of your shit. Remove the owners and the pit bulls from the gene pool.
    Don't bother with a reply or I will tell you what happene More..

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    • The owners keep pit bulls to go with their Hummers and mullets: something to advertise their testosterone.

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    • of all the stupid things to say about pitts.. remember
      Michael Vick?? Pitts have been THE status-dog for ghetto-rich niggers since the 1980's!!!!

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    • @nexus1961
      sorry my friend but bikers and skinheads like them too.

      p.s. your avi---i used to have that poster in the 70s when there was hot and cold running drugs.

      :)

      gettin stoned agin as i click.

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  • How about keeping your big fucking dogs at home.

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  • how about learning a dogs body language?? humans are such idiots, especially in crowds..

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    • @MEXICO-MEXICO-MEXICO
      so it was the dog walker's fault for not knowing that there was a pack of dogs running in her neighborhood---huh.
      i'm glad i don't live in your neighborhood.

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  • pitt bulls = nobody like 'em

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    • Bullshit...Im 50 years old and a year and a half ago I bought my first pit bull pups..I got three of them. These are the best dogs I've ever owned, and I've owned many. Im from a 650 acre farm, we had lots of dogs, but none of the compare to the pits I now own. Aussie Healers, shepards, collies, I've own the lot. The owner of this dog is the cause of his demise, he didnt spend the time with the dog. My dogs obey commands, I spent hundreds of hours and dollars making sure of this, maybe some More..

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  • Pit Bulls have no place in public areas, basically the retarded owners that us them in public as some sort of status symbols are the ones that should be put down.

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  • you got your dog killed when you couldn't control it, get a breed you can handle

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  • It used to be big cars,that where used as a penis exstention.Now its big dogs.

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    • @drivenwell2
      totally. i used to know a biker wannabee (another chapter in the sm dick club) that got a pit bull. i asked him why he wanted a mean dog and he said that it was for protection....really these guys are so easy....i asked him why he was scared that he was in danger of being attacked:)

      snap!

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  • Is it standard poulice procedure to execute subdued dogs in the middle of the street??

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  • The dog bites someone the dog dies!

    Buy that cop a doughnut and coffee.

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  • If I were a pit bull with a name like Parrot, I'd want to bite something too.

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  • Cop needs to get removed of the force. Just by looking at the picture I can already assume the dog was not dangerous.

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  • America Failed when they have to execute a dog.

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  • so sad, so bad.
    if he 'gets too rambunctious sometimes' then he should have been wearing a muzzle. i live in a small community in san diego that has lots of dogs - i see lots of big dogs being walked with a muzzle.
    it's not rocket science.
    control you dog or lose your dog.

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  • Just what I want, when I go to a public festival... A bunch of human garbage bringing their canine garbage pit bulls.

    Pit bull owners = Nigs, spics, and white trash. Never met an owner who wasn't one of the three.

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  • Good work police(not being sarcastic). Bringing a pitbull to a family event is highly antagonistic, and usually done by gang members and those that want to cause a scene.

    The actions of this officer have saved a child life in the future, as the pitbull would have killed one day.

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