Cops Raid Mayor's Home, Shoot His Dogs

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08 Aug 2008, 6:10 am

Cops Raid Mayor's Home, Shoot His Dogs

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Police raid Maryland mayor's home and kill his dogs in an apparently misguided drug raid


What a horrible tragedy...



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08 Aug 2008, 7:20 am

According to the Washington Post, police didn't have a no knock warrant so the raid was illegal.


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08 Aug 2008, 9:07 am

No-knock warrants should never be legal anyway. I hate how this country is becoming a police state.

At least he didn't get tazered 19 times. :roll:



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08 Aug 2008, 11:01 am

I read that this morning in my local paper.

It's just sad that the Mayor of a city doesn't even get respect from his local police......


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08 Aug 2008, 11:06 am

Why did they raid the mayor's place at all?


And shoot the dogs? :( :?



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08 Aug 2008, 11:09 am

Poor dogs :(



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08 Aug 2008, 11:11 am

Were they big Doberman Pinscher guard dogs or the kind of dog you can carry around? In any case, I don't see how shooting and killing mayoral pooches could have been appropriate.



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08 Aug 2008, 11:12 am

Mage wrote:
No-knock warrants should never be legal anyway. I hate how this country is becoming a police state.

At least he didn't get tazered 19 times. :roll:


Police call people "civilians" now.



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08 Aug 2008, 11:33 am

Are we citizens or civilians?



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08 Aug 2008, 11:49 am

Cops and us are all supposed to be citizens, but by putting a label like "civilian" on us they get one step closer to the Milgram experiment (which should be required study for EVERY COP before they get a badge.)



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08 Aug 2008, 12:14 pm

Mage wrote:
Cops and us are all supposed to be citizens, but by putting a label like "civilian" on us they get one step closer to the Milgram experiment (which should be required study for EVERY COP before they get a badge.)


I agree with you there. There's no better way to weed out a potentially dirty cop before he sees active duty.



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08 Aug 2008, 12:17 pm

slowmutant wrote:
Are we citizens or civilians?


Actually, in court testimony, it is standard practice for police to refer to us as 'subjects'... as in subjects to the authority of a soveriegn or king.

slowmutant wrote:
Were they big Doberman Pinscher guard dogs or the kind of dog you can carry around? In any case, I don't see how shooting and killing mayoral pooches could have been appropriate.


They were labrador retrievers, and according to the report, at least one of them was shot while walking away from the police.

When the Mayor identified himself, the police didn't believe him, and handcuffed him in his boxer shorts.



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08 Aug 2008, 12:25 pm

Labradors are not a vicious breed. Were they trained guard dogs or just family pets? Boy, when PETA hears about this ...



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08 Aug 2008, 12:36 pm

It matters how you treat your dog, not what breed it is. One single breed cannot be vicious.
Anyway, the police definitly did something illegal, first they raided a house without permission, then mindlessly murdered two dogs that did nothing wrong.
Good cops exist, but there has to be legal action taken against those cops.



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08 Aug 2008, 1:27 pm

One of these days, someone who seriously hates the way
police approach people WILL turn into a cop-killer,
if there isn't one already.

But arresting the mayor that you work for? WTFH?

Someone who lives close by should closer contacting
both the ACLU and PETA.

Said coppers will have their guns shoved up their asses.


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08 Aug 2008, 2:23 pm

The uglier thing I've heard about how some police view the world, is that their are two kinds of people, other cops and suspects. "Civilians" is actually usually used to refer to non-criminal victims of crime, and is somewhat synonymous with "taxpayers" in the police lexicon. Both tend to be more of an inner city thing, where in many drug murders the victim has a longer sheet than the perpetrator. An actual innocent victim is referred to as a civilian or taxpayer, at least in Baltimore circa 1990.

This does sound like a horribly misguided raid though, all this for pot? This is the sort of thing that really argues for decriminalization, the anti-drug boys are just out of control. I understand the need for no-knock warrants when the raid is on say, a cocaine or heroin stash house under armed guard, but this raid was undertaken because someone else randomly mailed weed to the mayor. Totally asinine, and it's going to cost whoever ordered it, the PR nightmare alone will see to that.


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