Thursday, August 07, 2008

Sherrifs Murder 2 Dogs

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UPDATE:
Latest information shows that murdered dogs owners WERE NOT INVOLVED IN DRUGS.
http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/0808/541609.html

Statement from Dogs owners attorneys:
http://static.wjla.com/documents/calvocounselstatement080608.pdf

""They bound me and forced me to kneel in the corner," he recalled. "My mother-in-law was bound on the kitchen floor. They killed our dogs; these dogs are loved throughout town."

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Sheriffs Shoot and Kill (Murder) Two Dogs, Conducts long Interrogation with owners as dog lie in pools of blood

Your voices and outrage needed as the sheriff department boohoos and defends what has happened here. See contacts at the end of this email!

The sheriff’s department playing Swat Team shot and killed two fully trained, kid friendly, midlife, never been in trouble Lab Retrievers in Price Georges County Maryland.

To see a picture of the dogs launch today’s edition of the BaltimoreExaminer.com
And then go to Page 10. Do this at this link:
http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk/digitaleditions.aspx?tab=0&pid=e3e50bc7-52a3-49f1-86d7-baa629b1605f


Article Here: (or just Google “Police Shoot Dogs Princes Georges County” for many articles.
http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/022222.html

“Berwyn Heights Police Chief Patrick Murphy said county police and the Sheriff's Office had not notified his department of the raid. He said town police could have conducted the search without a SWAT team.”
"You can't tell me the chief of police of a municipality wouldn't have been able to knock on the door of the mayor of that municipality, gain his confidence and enter the residence," Murphy said. "It would not have been a necessity to shoot and kill this man's dogs."

“Calvo (dogs owner) described a chaotic scene, in which he -- wearing only underwear and socks -- and his mother-in-law were handcuffed and interrogated for hours. They were surrounded by the dogs' carcasses and pools of the dogs' blood, Calvo said.

In the Baltimore Examiner Article:
The depuites first shot 7 year old Payton. (almost as soon as they entered I assume) then they “pursued and shot” 4 year old chase who “ran away”.

Eric’s Comments: www.ericsdogblog.com

Can I say what the hell is going on here? These are fully trained professionals? A kid and ball could have contained these dogs. Shot? Pursued and shot? Can we say trigger happy morons just waiting to bust of some rounds and choosing these dogs because they think, “hey they are just dogs, it isn’t like we shot some people you know.”

I went in over 500 homes in New Orleans and did't need to shoot a single dog in 3 weeks and nobody else did either.

This is an outrageous abuse and totally unnecessary. Even if the officers got a little bite it would have been reasonable vs shooting and killing two otherwise friendly dogs in their own house. As much as I see them tasering and beating people with clubs I am quite sure they could have found another way to disable two dogs. Not to mention that these “wanna be” swat players went in with all kinds of protective gear on I am sure.

As animal people we understand the dogs were probably acting up loudly as a group of men busted the door down and proceeded to attack its owner. One of which was shot in the back as it ran away.

To interrogate these people who were not even arrested in the presence of their own killed dogs is simply one of the most despicable things I have ever heard of by the police.

The police and everyone else need to understand that for many people this was no less traumatic than if the people’s kids had been shot and killed right in front of them. Yea that’s right. Research has shown that loss of a pet is in the top 5 of all major depressive events for people.

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Complain and show your outrage to:

phone works best as they are not saying "send comments to the email address, and I am sure deleting them as fast as they come in"
Be sure to complain to each person you speak with along the way. Call all the numbers, email, and fax if possible.

TO BE CLEAR, I HAVE NOT HAD A SINGLE CALL RETURNED OUT OF 30 CALLS, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE BEEN PROMISED A CALL BACK A DOZEN TIMES. THEY ARE TOTALLY THUMBING NOSES AT THIS. I finally got direct to Sargeant Ellis an assistant and he was rude, abrupt and annoyed and said “we are not talking about this.” Mrs. Ridgely also picked up her phone finally and said “everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ In a very gruff voice, and acting as if it is ok to break into private homes and shoot dogs when you have other options at your disposal.



Main Line: 301-883-7000, ask to speak to sheriff Michael Jackson (he is never around)
Then ask to speak to Lt. Ridgley in the PIO (Public information) office. (they may not put you through but be firm)
If they do not put you through: Lt. Ridgeley Direct: 240-508-7710 (warning she is not the face of nice)
Fax to Sheriffs attention: 301-883-6962

Email: sheriffinfo@co.pg.md.us

Look for updates on: www.ericsdogblog.com

4 Comments:

At 12:03 PM, Anonymous Carolyn said...

Thanks for passing around this information. I had heard of this story and was immediately devastated. I know my two small terriers would "react" to men barging into our home. Auggie, my very placid terrier mutt, ran to our front door in Alexandria a couple of months ago, in the middle of the night, barking as fiercely as he could. He must have heard someone open the storm door. He never barks at anything. When we first rescued him we thought he could not bark. This scares me to death! Law enforcement officers should be trained to "handle" dogs running to the door to protect their owners. I carry "Dog Stop" (citronella based dog spray) with me on walks because a dog broke its collar and attacked us once, biting my Westie in the butt before I could pick her up. I also carry an extra leash. It would have been very easy to control those dogs with just those two simple items. THIS IS JUST SO OUTRAGEOUS!! It breaks my heart. I am making calls/sending e-mails.

 
At 1:24 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Outrageous. These "Officers of the law" committed aggravated animal cruelty and should be made to answer to those charges. These people obviously cannot be trusted with either a badge or a gun and in the interest of public safety - should have access to neither.
What is wrong with the authorities that they hire such morally defective people?

 
At 12:12 AM, Anonymous ArtP said...

Somehow, I don't think any amount of outcry from 'crazy dog lovers' will make an impression with these people. I say hit them where it hurts- sue them for all they're worth! If the sherrif is elected, thro him out next election- if appointed, send notes of concern to whoever appointed him.
One blog, one paper is a start, but get it on the national news too. JMO

 
At 1:43 PM, Anonymous JR said...

"TO PROTECT AND SERVE" WHAT A CROCK! THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THESE PG COUNTY GESTAPO THUGS HAVE MURDERED SOMEONES PET. LOOK BACK AT THE INCIDENT IN NOVEMBER 2007. THEY ABSOLUTELY HAD THE WRONG ADDRESS AND SHOT THE DOG THAT WAS CHAINED OUTSIDE. I THINK THEY ENJOY IT. THEY PROBABLY LAUGH ABOUT IT OVER BREWS AT THEIR FAVORITE COP WATERING HOLE. THESE COPS THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW. SOMEONE (THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT)NEEDS TO SET THEM STRAIGHT!

 

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