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Quite standard :(  The video is graphic.. warning:

This happened in Hawthorne CA.  Even the soothing sounds of Usher doesn’t make it any easier to watch.

Full story – ABC

Leon Rosby, 52, walked his dog too close to the scene and obstructed officers in their duties.

UsherSoooooooo much obstruction *eye roll*.  I will say that I have no doubt that if you’re a police officer it must get pretty damn annoying that every bozo with a cellphone wants to try and catch you slippin.  That said, you signed up for the job, you were not forced into it.   I’m torn on situations like this… first of all I see no reason whatsoever for Leon Rosby to be cuffed.  If it wasn’t for that, the dog would still be alive.  A huge dog like that though is nothing to mess around with.  In the end I think the officer did what he should have by shooting it… again though, totally preventable by not being a dick and cuffing Leon Rosby in the first place.  Too much “We have badges and we can do whatever the hell we want” at play here and in other situations like this. I think the officers should be disciplined heavily for the bullshit “he was obstructing us” accusation. That’s not going to bring Leon’s best friend back, but it’s a small bit of justice I suppose.

Thoughts?

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Death finds you.  It gets you on its own terms:

Boomer is an experienced war dog at the height of his profession in Afghanistan. But when he is seriously wounded and loses his Marine handler to an IED, his war is not over. Instead, he finds himself assigned to Jimmy, a young Marine struggling with the loss of a brother and finding his own place in life. With Boomer’s leadership and the friendship of a Persian-American surfer girl, Jimmy faces the harsh realities of combat and discovers love in a place you’d never expect.

Working dogs, especially military and LE ones are so awesome.

I have somewhat of a love-hate relationship with indie films such as this.  I’ve seen a lot that were amazing, but others were terrible and I wish I could get those hours of my life back.  This movie looks like it has potential, but the love story part of it I could do without.

The movie is currently still in development, and there is no set release date.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Kevin, Arthur

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Wow.. this is what I call love:

I guess that’s what 8 months without seeing him will do.  Almost makes me wish I had a dog.  Once they learn to poop in toilets and wipe their asses i’ll be the first one in line.

The same guy from the video taught his dog to play Osama (dead)!  Epic.

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All Cop:

I always thought German Shepherds were awesome.  German Shepherd gun combos though?  Amazing.

So over the top, I love it…

Doesn’t seem like the dog enjoyed some of the scenes though since his ears were folded down.

Hat tip: Eric

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Animals are hilarious:

The dog was like “NOPE! It’s not Chuck Testa.” (watch this commercial if you don’t get the reference)

Is your dog scared of anything funny?

Hat tip: Bryan

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At first I was like LOL, then I was like 0.o

The Army is partnering with the other uniformed services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find and treat servicemembers and civilians who were bitten by stray dogs and animals while deployed, according to a command news release.

Source – Stars & Stripes

The article says that the soldier who recently died from rabies, was the first death since 1967.   I don’t mean to be cold, but isn’t there anything else besides enemy fire that has taken more than one life in 44 years?   *shrug* As long as it’s not costing a mint, I don’t see the harm in slapping some of those posters up on bases and maybe shoehorning in a “Hey guys, remember don’t touch stray dogs, cats, etc…” in the next brief.

You guys that have served would know better than me. Do seemingly pointless things like this come down the pipeline every so often?

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