Justice 4 Buddy

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This beautiful boy is Buddy. He was gunned down by a group of trigger happy cops in Birmingham, Michigan. The details are sad, the cops are to blame, and hopefully they lose their jobs over it. In a nutshell, the police were called because a dog got out of it’s fenced in yard. When they arrived it was on the porch. It ran, so they SHOT IT. Call the police and let them know your rage Phone # (248) 530-1863 Email Donald Studt, the chief of police. at dstudt@bhamgov.org

There are very few things in this world that are worse in this kind of needless killing. We can not allow this to continue.

Visit the Justice 4 Buddy website and join this facebook group to help find justice for Buddy.

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  1. This Dog did nothing wrong to harm these cops! The cops who killed this dog need to be sent somewhere where they can pay for this Animal Abuse!!

  2. FEEL FREE TO POST THIS ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE. I’M ALSO SENDING MY MOST CURRENT DOGS SHOT BY POLICE WORD DOCUMENT.

    People working to stop police / law enforcement from shooting non-threatening dogs can ALWAYS CONTACT REPORTERS / TV STATIONS / RADIO STATIONS, etc. who have put out articles / videos / SHOWS about dogs being shot by police. The contact info is relatively easy to find — I also search for FB pages of television stations who have featured a dog shot story and send a message via their FB page with “Attention to:” reporters name at top of message.

    PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COPY AND PASTE ANY OR ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TO YOUR MESSAGE IF YOU CHOOSE. Message me via Facebook if you want me to send you my Word document with links to 340+ cases of dogs shot by police plus numerous links to articles, publications, organizations, law suit info, etc.

    Example of message I send to media who have done a dog shot by law enforcement piece:

    PLEASE, STAY ON TOP OF THE DOGS SHOT BY POLICE ISSUE …

    Dog Deaths by Police Officers 2011-2013
    This map is a partial list of reported dog deaths in 2011-2012 shot by police officers in the United States. The map is limited to deaths where the circumstances surrounding the event are disputed. This includes differing statements from police and dog owners, eyewitnesses video, or a court case. Matthew Turner, creator of this map is working on another Dogs Shot by Police project and asks that we keep him informed of all recent New Jersey dogs shot by police cases.

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=207846740317443814606.0004cfafec39c0992f16f

    IMAGES OF DOGS SHOT BY COPS Images of Dogs Shot by Cops
    http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Dogs+Shot+by+Cops&qpvt=Dogs+Shot+by+Cops&FORM=IGRE

    What to do if your dog is shot by law enforcement:
    1. Dogs Shot by Cops: Companion Animals and Law Enforcement http://aldf.org/article.php?id=2196

    2. VIDEO ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF YOUR DOG IS SHOT BY POLICE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FoUL7shpf8

    3. Info from “Cops Shooting Dogs” About What TO DO If Your Dog Is Shot
    http://cops-shooting-dogs.blogspot.com/p/what-you-can-do.html

    4. Detailed Discussion of Police Shooting Pets: Animal Legal & Historical Center, Michigan State University College of Law
    http://www.animallaw.info/articles/dduspoliceshootingpets.htm

    a. Quick Summary of Police Shooting Pets: “The shooting of someone’s pet by a police officer is not an automatically acceptable practice in our courts of law. When pet owners find themselves faced with a case involving the shooting of their pet they may be able to file a lawsuit in federal or state courts. Many issues beyond just the act of a pet being shot will come into play in any lawsuit. These issues include state laws, constitutional issues and qualified immunity issues.” http://www.animallaw.info/topics/tabbed%20topic%20page/spuspoliceshootingpets.htm

    b. Search Results for “Dog Shot by Police” at Michigan State University College of Law
    http://animallaw.info/search-results.htm?q=dog%20shot%20by%20police

    5. Read this if your dog has been shot by police:
    The Case of Hell’s Angels Three Dogs (February 2006 San Jose, California) http://www.examiner.com/article/read-this-if-your-dog-was-shot-during-a-police-raid So how can the lawsuit brought about by members of Hells Angels help those with dogs shot by police? There are two major factors here to consider before using this case as an example. First of all, did the police know a dog was on the premises before entering the home? If the answer is yes, and the family dog is shot, it suggests police were negligent in finding a non-lethal method to subdue the dog. Second, how long had the police department been planning to enter the home in an intrusive manner? A few days? A week? Long enough for a police department to come up with a safe method to secure any dogs on the premises.

    6. Magic Three Fold Pattern That Allows Police to Kill Family Dogs

    http://www.examiner.com/article/the-magic-threefold-pattern-that-allows-police-to-kill-family-dogs

    7. Animal Law Information
    Check your state’s bar association web site for attorneys in your state that practice animal law. You may need to look for a section named something like “For the Public” in order to search for an attorney. This link takes you to the American Bar Association’s webpage that has links to bar association web pages for all states in the country. States will be listed under the heading of either “Unifed” or “Voluntary.” Many states now have “Animal Law Committees.” Below also are links to Wikipedia pages with more info on animal law and a link to the ASPCA’s web page addressing animal law resources.
    http://www.americanbar.org/groups/bar_services/resources/state_local_bar_associations.html

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_law

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_law#Organizations

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_Legal_Defense_Fund

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ASPCA

    http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/attorneys-specializing-in-animals.aspx

    8. Pro Bono Attorneys http://probonolawyers.org/?q=What

    9. DO NOT BE SHY ABOUT CONTACTING MEDIA:

    a. To find television stations, here is Colorado example: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_television_stations_in_Colorado

    b. To find newspapers:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_newspapers_in_the_United_States_by_circulation

    c. To find radio stations, here is Colorado example:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_radio_stations_in_Colorado

    Links to a few very recent articles about Dogs Shot by Police:

    International Animal Rescue Foundation World Action America
    http://speakupforthevoiceless.org/2013/05/31/domestic-violence-cop-on-dog-shootings-extreme/

    Houston, Texas: Are Local Police Shooting First Asking Questions Later?
    http://www.khou.com/news/investigative/Are-local-police-shooting-dogs-first-asking-questions-later-207423191.html

    Law enforcement agencies who won’t do the right thing because it is the right thing to do — STOP SHOOTING INNOCENT DOGS — are now being forced to do the right thing because their budgets, their city’s budgets and the offending officer’s pocket books are being hit, bigtime AND the shooting officers are being charged with FELONIES WITH ASSOCIATED PRISON TIME.

    The attached Word document contains links to 340+ cases of dogs shot by police that I’ve easily located on the internet over the past several months — and there are many, many more such cases. American children are seeing their dogs, their best friends, shot right before their eyes. Dogs are shot when on leashes, with their owners holding the leash. Dogs are shot in their own yards, on their own porches, while chained in their yards, inside their own homes, tied up or kenneled inside their own homes, when secured in rooms with doors closed, etc. The attached document also has numerous links to organizations, articles, publications, law info, law suits, etc. specifically about Dogs Shot by Police. Owners of dogs wrongfully shot win their lawsuits.

    According to 2011-2012 American Pet Products Association’s statistics, 62% of U.S. households own a pet and in 2012 Americans spent an estimated $52.87 BILLION on their pets. http://www.americanpetproducts.org/press_industrytrends.asp. There are 78.2 MILLION reasons (# of dogs in American households) why LE MUST STOP KILLING COMPANION ANIMALS. Internet sources for cases of dogs shot by LE include “United States’ War on Family Pets” https://www.facebook.com/pages/United-States-War-on-Family-Pets-Network-Info/400081023411291?sk=photos_albums ; “Cops Shooting Dogs” http://cops-shooting-dogs.blogspot.co.uk/p/fb-cause-pages.html ; and Dog Murders Documenting the Abuse http://www.dogmurderers.com/.

    In May 2013, Colorado became the first state to have legislation that requires Colorado law enforcement officers to have training in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters — reference Colorado’s Dog Protection Act. Texas residents are working hard to get similar legislation passed as soon as possible.

    Colorado Governor Hickenlooper Signing Colorado’s Dog Protection Act on May 13, 2013
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=591079717578521&set=a.511580398861787.118642.511482865538207&type=1&theater

    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20130405/12115922601/dont-shoot-my-dog-laws-proposed.shtml

    http://kdvr.com/2013/04/02/lawmakers-look-to-defend-dogs-from-being-shot-by-police/

    Colorado dog, Chloe, shot by Commerce City, Colorado police officer November 2012 – this case was pivotal in Colorado becoming the first state to legislate law enforcement training in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters. Warning – this video is graphic – it shows exactly what happened to Chloe in the last 5 minutes of her life. See links near the end of this message to public statements / actions of Colorado’s Fraternal Order of Police related to the Chloe case.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMKqwQm4L9Y

    Link to Justice for Chloe Facebook page (Colorado dog): https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForChloeRIP?ref=ts&fref=ts

    Texas dog, Lily, shot by Fort Worth, Texas police officer who showed up at the wrong address following up on a report of copper theft. Lily’s case is fueling the fight in Texas for legislation similar to Colorado’s Dog Protection Act.Video made by Lily’s family, Mark and Cindy Boling, is used in Fort Worth, Texas police department’s training in non-lethal methods of handling dog encounters.
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Remembering-Lily-A-Reason-for-Change/304212019673773
    http://www.copblock.org/16364/why-cops-should-be-required-to-be-able-to-read/
    Fort Worth, Texas residents, Mark and Cindy Boling’s video for police department training:
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4759412655948&set=vb.326795864097762&type=2&theater

    Part I Video of Dogs Shot by Police Updated November 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=T-YZcBq5BJY

    Part II Video Family Pets Shot By Law Enforcement
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXTmlZvXxv8

    Family Pets Shot By Law Enforcement Continued November 2012
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2E4g2KdmlM

    Dogs Shot by Police Published April 26, 2012
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-kVtx6iheI

    Number of dogs shot in 2013 being tracked by Kristin Hoffmann on the Justice for Lacy and Kirra Facebook page (tracking dogs shot by police):
    https://www.facebook.com/JusticeForLacy/posts/485995768138529

    Links to Facebook pages of Dogs Shot by Police
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-boyd-murdered-by-garland-swat/group-pages-for-other-dogs-needing-your-support/302901809816830

    LE’s own publication “Law Enforcement Today” warns “Officers need to be concerned about the possibility of a lawsuit being filed if an officer is involved in a dog shooting!
    http://www.examiner.com/article/law-enforcement-today-article-warns-police-not-to-kill-family-dogs

    http://lawenforcementtoday.com/tag/dog-shooting/.

    Jim Osorio, former police officer now trains police in non-lethal methods used in dog-encounters.
    According to police trainer Jim Osorio, and a former cop himself, “there are dogs in about one in three households — nearly 80 million in all. He says officers shoot about 250,000 dogs a year… often needlessly. “I’m going to train them whatever they carry can be used on an animal,” Osario explained … “Clipboard, flare… whatever” (video of Mr. Osorio during s Ft. Worth, TX police training session- Ft. Worth police get an 8 hour training session- http://www.wfaa.com/news/entertainment/pets/police-receive-animal-training-175691821.html). Mr. Osorio further asks for a show of hands in the police auditorium. “How many people here think they can handle a dog encounter without lethal force? I think all of you can,” he said. http://www.dogmurderers.com/police-kill-dog-shoot-owner-as-he-attempts-to-intervene/

    The National Canine Research Council (NCRC): The NCRC http://www.nationalcanineresearchcouncil.com follows all incidents of LE shooting dogs and is keenly aware of the widespread nature of dog shootings by LE. NCRC’s August 2011 manual was co-authored by an NCRC staff member and advisor for the Department of Justice called “The Problem of Dog-related Incidents and Encounters” http://cops.usdoj.gov/Publications/e051116358_Dog-Incidents-508.pdf . Staff at NCRC and its parent organization, Animal Farm Foundation, follow Facebook pages for dogs shot by police.

    ASPCA – Most Instances of Police Shooting Dogs Are Avoidable
    http://www.lifewithdogs.tv/2012/12/aspca-most-instances-of-police-shooting-dogs-are-avoidable/

    Florida Firefighters Laughing About Cop Shooting Dog
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=TQ1jdkXZJx8&NR=1

    Officers Laughing About Tazing and Shooting Dog
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQRVpeXHUjg

    Cop Says He Shot Dog (11 year old Dachshund) Because It Barked At Him
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=-dEhlGXq_3Q

    OHIO DOG BURIED ALIVE BY SHERIFF DEPUTY
    http://www.copblock.org/5968/sick-puppy-cop-buries-dog-alive-after-beating-it/

    Omaha, NE dog, Teela Executed by Police http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=aeUsvImDBHc

    Puppycide in Oklahoma
    http://windypundit.com/2008/10/more_puppycide/

    LaGrange, Missouri – dog shot by police while tied up
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=4kJVnA5KXJw

    Unnamed Dog Stomped To Death By Police
    http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/2013/02/09/unnamed/

    CHILDREN SEEING THEIR DOGS SHOT BY POLICE

    Cops Raid Wrong House, Threaten Children and Kill Dog
    http://www.policebrutality.info/2013/03/cops-raid-wrong-house-threaten-children-and-kill-their-dog.html

    10 Year Old Boy Sees Cop Shoot His Dog
    http://copdogkillers.blogspot.com/2012/06/boy-10-watches-cops-shoot-and-kill-his.html

    SWAT Team Kills Restrained Dog In Front of Child
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&v=qpfLLtPJvxA&NR=1
    http://www.dogmurderers.com/swat-team-shoots-pets-in-front-of-children/

    When Children Witness Animal Cruelty
    http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5154/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7991

    Dogs belonging to Iraq vets are shot:

    1. Mongo (5-5-2013 Dacona, Colorado) James Vester, Mongo’s owner stated: “I didn’t think I would see that again. You see it in Iraq — and then you see your best friend here get shot,”
    http://kdvr.com/2013/05/06/police-shoot-service-dog-neighbors-say-they-didnt-need-to-do-it/#ooid=B0ZnVmYjp41GGcBN5o4JItgk-U-ZOqxS

    Help is needed to pay Mongo’s vet bills: If anyone wants to contribute to Mongo’s $4k-plus vet bill you can call Aspen Meadow Veterinary in Longmont-303-678-8844. Any amount will help. Just say you want to contribute to James Vester’s bill for his dog Mongo- shot by Dacono police.” Additionally, here is the rest of Aspen Meadow’s contact info, ie mailing address and link to their Facebook page.

    A. Link to website: http://aspenmeadowvet.com/
    B. Mailing address: 104 South Main Street Longmont, Colorado 80501
    C. Internet email address: info@aspenmeadowvet.com
    D. Link to Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AspenMeadowVets

    2. Cindy (6-5-13 Buffalo, NY) Police conducted a drug raid at the wrong address – the home of Adam Arroyo in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Arroyo’s dog, Cindy, was shot by police even though she was tied up in the kitchen.
    http://www.examiner.com/article/police-execute-drug-raid-at-wrong-house-kill-iraq-veteran-s-dog

    1. Colorado’s Fraternal Order of Police’s initial positions on Chloe’s case:

    a. “To the untrained eye, and without knowledge of the factual details or the circumstances involved, any use of force by law enforcement is not easy to watch and is often not understood by the general public. This was no different. As a result of this video the officers’ actions were vilified by an uninformed public.”
    http://www.coloradofop.org/index.cfm?zone=%2Funionactive%2Fview_article.cfm&HomeID=268778#.UPRZFRHoqsQ.facebook

    b. “… criminal charge against a Commerce City police officer who shot and killed a dog “outrageous” and the result “of a sensationalized media event.”
    http://denver.cbslocal.com/2013/01/16/police-union-calls-criminal-charge-in-dog-shooting-outrageous/

    2. VIDEO: Denver Post January 22, 2013: Commerce City Officer Who Shot Chloe the Dog Has New Arraignment Date (includes info re: Chloe supporters and media members being sent to wrong courtroom on wrong floor)
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22424626/commerce-city-officer-who-shot-chloe-dog-court?source=rss

    Denver Post January 22, 2013: Commerce City Officer Who Shot Chloe the Dog Has New Arraignment Date
    “Price’s name did not appear on court dockets, and initially, protesters who showed up to the hearing were directed to the wrong courtroom. When citizens found the correct room, all seats were occupied by officers who said they came to show support for Price. “
    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22424626/commerce-city-officer-who-shot-chloe-dog-court

    3. VIDEO: Personal Video of January 22, 2013: Chloe Supporter Asking for Room To Be Seated: One Chloe Supporter Who Found Correct Courtroom Last Week After Media and Chloe Supporters Were Deliberately Sent To Wrong Courtroom
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=4828156534779&set=vb.511482865538207&type=2&theater

    Examples of sources of dogs shot by police information:

    Before Its News (search on “dog shot”)
    http://beforeitsnews.com/googlesearch/?cx=partner-pub-7268876088039072%3A3vmk3c-6lgg&cof=FORID%3A10&ie=UTF-8&q=dog+shot&sa=Search

    CATO Institutes National Police Misconduct Reporting Project http://www.policemisconduct.net/?s=DOG+SHOT

    Copblock / Puppycide
    http://www.copblock.org/17379/puppycide/

    Cop Block http://www.copblock.org/?s=dog+shot&x=0&y=0
    https://www.facebook.com/CopBlock

    Cop Dog Killers http://copdogkillers.blogspot.com/

    Dancing Dog Blog http://www.dancingdogblog.com/2012/12/police-shoot-dogs-who-is-policing-the-police/

    Dog Heirs: Neighborhood Watch http://www.dogheirs.com/watch

    Dog Murderers http://www.dogmurderers.com/

    Dogs That Cops Killed http://dogmurders.wordpress.com/author/gtkarber/page/2/

    Dogs Shot by Cops: Companion Animals and Law Enforcement
    http://aldf.org/article.php?id=2196

    Elisa Black-Taylor http://www.furbyshouse.com/Dogs-Shot-By-Police.html

    Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/topic/dogs-shot-by-police/articles?page=2

    Galoor.com Help Stop Cops From Killing Pets
    http://www.galoor.com/news-and-society/2018306-help-stop-cops-from-killing-pets

    Gothamist.com http://gothamist.com/search?cx=001614944843134777762%3Afk5xb10autg&cof=FORID%3A9&q=dogs%20shot%20by%20police&sa=GO

    Huffington Post http://search.huffingtonpost.com/search?q=dog+shot+&s_it=header_form_v1

    Mr. Policeman Don’t Shoot My Dog https://www.facebook.com/Mr.PolicemanDontShootMyDog

    Reason.com http://reason.com/ http://reason.com/people/jd-tuccille/all
    https://www.facebook.com/Reason.Magazine

    Facebook pages:

    1. Cops vs Canine:The Hidden Epidemic That’s Killing Our Companions
    https://www.facebook.com/copvscanine

    2. Dogs Shot By Police https://www.facebook.com/DogsShotbyPolice

    3. DOGS SHOT BY POLICE: DON’T LET THE POLICE SHOOT MY DOG
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/357653880997442/

    4. Facebook Causes Page: https://www.facebook.com/notes/justice-for-lacy-kirra/fb-cause-pages-click-like-share-thanks/357765477628226

    5. No Justice For Dogs https://www.facebook.com/nojusticefordogs

    6. ohmidog.com https://www.facebook.com/pages/ohmidog/44136699038

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