Excellent point. Had that family put up a sign warning about the dog, there very well may have been a different outcome. But people just don't have common sense nowadays!
Signs do help, but it's no guarantee....I've read stories of signs not stopping it from happening too.
But you are correct, it would limit the possibility. The story does not say if the dog was just running around wild, so I'm not sure. Maybe I missed it.
Still, if it is private property, get permission.
+ catalyst, The cop doesn't need permission in the circumstances of looking for a wanted person it's supreme court case law...
As a former firefighter/paramedic, I can tell you right now, if we can't win the animal over, we left. We didn't have the ability or the means to properly do it. As a result, we didn't kill any dogs and we became rather resourceful at dealing with situations like that. You would be surprised at how far a dog treat can go.
If the dog was on private property with a private fence, they have no responsibility to put a sign up. It is their home, their property, their pet. It is absurd to try to blame any of this on the family.
Yes, along with a collar attached to a chain in the back yard. Better check your home insurance and and ask them if you're covered if you own any type of Pit Bull. Bet you'll be surprised that most, if not all, will NOT cover the liability of that type of dog. Typically you'll find this out when you try to use your homeowners insurance to pay off any liabilities created by the dog. It's buried in your policy.
Jb, there's a ton of difference between a dog attacking and a dog barking. And I haven't seen a dog yet that could do much with turnout gear. Cops need to be a touch more aware and not go reaching for their guns anytime they get a little alarmed!! And in reply to one comment here, if I hear a noise in my yard I ALWAYS have a gun in my hand when I go to investigate.
 July 21, 2016 at 11:51am
That sign might as well say “Vote Trump,” as it will piss off the majority of people who see blacklivesmatter as the black KKK.
 July 18, 2016 at 5:44pm
How long before they demand the “privileged” White students be removed from all colleges. Why did we go though all that anti-segregation BS, only to find out blacks want to be segregated?
Because before, with segregation, the White man was in charge.
These are the people never wanted to integrate with the Whites they are taught hate. And why not, when some are taught in school that “Whites are genetically racist”.
The new Masters are now imposing NEW segregation, to displace more whites than the quotas and racial set-asides already do.
"Many Slaves do not dream of Freedom. They Dream of being Masters."
That will never happen. The universities would quickly run out of money.
 July 18, 2016 at 5:37pm
If BLM is so afraid of cops and Whites, why do they gather in large groups where they could be gunned, run down at any moment?
July 14, 2016 at 7:21pm
The people bullied by Ferguson’s Mike Brown mush be thrilled Officer Wilson took him out.
 July 14, 2016 at 11:14am
Not true. She’s always been like this, I’m sure she actually thought Dems and Republicans would praise her for being “honest.” Look at all the drivel that came out of “the wise Latina’s” mouth with no blowback.
 July 14, 2016 at 11:11am
I find it amazing that these liberal scum believe they are the only ones who are allowed to chose who is elected to government positions. Whatever anyone thinks of Trump, the fact is, enough people voted for him to make him the Republican candidate; although I’d like to see him run outside the treasonous Republicans.
 July 14, 2016 at 11:05am
Typical liberal who thinks empty “sorry” forgives all. Think she now knows how the country felt when Barry became President?
 July 14, 2016 at 9:27am
How is it these people have missed the fact the majority of real Americans want most of the government gone?
No one ever reminds these people that other than a few cases, the blacks who got killed were the bullies.Using her logic, Whites should be out killing Black babies in retaliation for the UNARMED white baby killed by black teens.
 July 14, 2016 at 9:16am
This racist bitch should be dropped off in a Chicago,Detroit
or Baltimore neighborhood
Obozo and his minions gave blacks the power to push Whites around and they won’t quit until people start pushing back. Imagine if, after a black scum shot and killed an unarmed baby in a stroller, Whites converged on Black neighborhoods looking for blood. You can bet soon White doctors will be targeted if they lost a black patient.
 July 11, 2016 at 3:18pm
The good professor should be dropped off in a black Detroit neighborhood. He’d last about what . . . 8 minutes tops?