Chicago Police Let Dog Out Of Backyard and Then Shoot The Family Dog On Christmas Eve

kobi-1226We have yet another case of a police shooting of a family dog. This case involved a particularly tragic
occurrence on Christmas Day. Kobi, a 70-pound Rhodesian Ridgeback mix was shot dead by a Chicago police officer. Chicago has previously appeared on these pages for dog shootings. The family says that the police opened the gate to the backyard where Kobi was being kept and then shot him when he came out. They were looking for a suspect. The police department insists that the officers acted appropriately.

Chanette Weaver said that she had just put Kobi in her closed, fenced-in yard at about 6:50 a.m. on Christmas Eve. She said, five minutes later, an officer came to the door and told her “Ma’am, your dog is dead.” She called the officers “heartless” and said that they told her “Ma’am, your dog was getting ready to attack one of my officers.’ And they shot him three times.” Police say that they shot the dog when it came to the sidewalk in a threatening manner. Weaver however said that the dog had been through obedience training and would not have attacked.

Police were looking for an escaped prisoner.

The family still have Kobi’s wrapped gifts under the tree. They now have a lawyer. The city previously paid hundreds of thousands in a recent dog shooting case.

Source: CBS

70 thoughts on “Chicago Police Let Dog Out Of Backyard and Then Shoot The Family Dog On Christmas Eve

  1. Sad fact of life, but proximity to a cop results in a dog’s life expectancy being shortened.

    Recommendation, don’t let a cop near your dog.

    In practical terms, that means not letting a cop into your house (good advice whether you have a dog or not),

    While cops are necessary (usually), they are not an unmitigated blessing. As citizens, it is up to us to know our rights and limit cops’ ability to disrupt our lives.

  2. Obviously the police in that town suffer from cognitive deficits. If the dog was a genuine threat, the fugitive wouldn’t have hidden in that back yard! Morons.

  3. This is another reason that God made rifles and automatic ones at that. If that family had a kid named Adam who had access to an automatic weapon then that dog would not have been shot. IgPay on your ouyYa. When you outlaw weapons only outlaws have weapons. This neighborhood needs a sniper. Someone go to opCays house and shoot his mother when she answers the door. Whats up with you lame schmucks in Chicago anyway?

  4. I hope that the family hires the same lawyer who sued the pigs in that other case which is cited in the article. The yard is part of the castle. The dog is part of the castle. Shoot the dog and we shoot you. No warrant? No right to come in. Exigent circumstance? Here is my exigent automatic rifle with a hundred rounds with one of them aimed up your utBay igPay. Screw you conservatives who want to take away our guns. You are all workin for the igPays and Koch Brothers or cokeheads.

  5. About Thanksgiving a dog shooting case in Commerce City resulted in the officer being charged with felony animal cruelty. How come? A neighbor filmed the entire incident from inside his home, the video went viral, the Commerce City police department denied, denied, denied, the Adams County DA investigated (due to public outrage) the officer was charged.

    http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_22232708/officer-charged-commerce-city-dog-shooting

  6. Many police have an “eliminate all possible threats” policy. The more self important they are, and can get away with it, they more it is enforced. The department could revise the use of force policy. You come up with the reason why they do not. With the courts beginning to recognize the seriousness of the cavalier attitude of the police and awarding larger settlements, perhaps the dollar will cure what civil ethics could not.

  7. And I hope and pray that…

    THE CITY HAS TO PAY OUT THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS MORE! $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Let us give this vagabond, this unworthy she-whore the benefit of the doubt, let us say that he was not aware that the dog was in the yard, he clearly shot it more times than is necessary: Clearly he had time to see that it was a dog. But he did not care; this little boy with his ejectile toy did not care, as long as he satisfied his manhood!
    [T]he fact that this dog was shot three times clearly, clearly demonstrates the animosity, the cruelty, the insanity of this waste occupying space…someone who should not only loose his job (as dogs also work for the Police Department), thus a societal demonstration of utter respect for these beloved creatures whose lives are always at bay, and who are made to stay in very hot (think summer) and very cold (winter) police cars for hours upon hours and worked to the bone like slaves; but clearly this savage does not deserve any job “protecting the people!”
    What part of a closed fence-in yard did he not hear and see a barking dog? LIARS!

  8. The sad thing is that police are just as cavalier about shooting and tazing people because they rarely have to pay the price of their wrong doing. Unfortunately they are now so sure that they are all heroes and above the law that we, the people who pay their salaries, are all at risk. Arrogance, brutality, excessive force are all words I associate with the police. That is such a shame because there once was a time when police were seen as protectors and neighbors but I have not felt that way about them for years.

    My heart goes out to the family who lost their family pet in this incident.

  9. Police need to be killed by Gods glory even as the sodomites were killed by Gods glory like it will be in his second coming world wide. The police are evil evil evil personified. The devil fears dying hence will kill. This killing is the most heinous devilish act I have ever heard the police do. They should be like Judas, and hang themselves for betraying our trust even as Judas betrayed Jesus. We do not need police doing this with the pretense of protecting us. They are liars of the nth degree. The premise that they protect is as much a heinous subtle beguiling lie as the devil in the serpent saying thou shalt not surrey die. There needs to be no plice zone signs put up everywhere so they can be safe from people that kill killing their own soul at the same time.

  10. Hmm, maybe they should’ve surrounded the yard and then knocked on the door and asked her about the dog before opening the gate and shooting it. Just seems reasonable to me…

  11. “Police need to be killed by Gods glory even as the sodomites were killed by Gods glory like it will be in his second coming world wide. The police are evil evil evil personified. ”

    ************************

    Good. The next time someone is coming through your door at 2:00 a.m. or mugging you on a street corner, you can call Jehovah or Yahweh or whomever you pray to and relieve the cops from saving your sorry a… er …. butt and thereby putting theirs on the line for ingrates like yourself. It’s a perfect system — you meet your creator and they get to go home to their wife and kids.

  12. Wow! This thread has taken a wild turn. JH, not all police are the “devil”. Those responsible for the wanton killing of the dog need to find a new job and the city needs to dig deep to pay the family for their loss.

  13. Jonathan Hughes erupted:
    Police need to be killed by Gods glory even as the sodomites were killed by Gods glory like it will be in his second coming world wide. The police are evil evil evil personified.
    ~+~
    A police officer probably wrongly shoot a dog, and every LEO in the world must die according to the glorious god that is yours Jonathan H. I think you are suffering from a case of mistaken identity, it sounds more like you worship Satan than God; because arbitrary murder sounds more like the devil that the loving God most people identify with.

    I might suggest that you retreat to the glass house you certainly live in and spare normal people from reading your incitements to violence.

  14. I said a prayer for the dog. Then after reading the comments I said one for the shooter. He ought to leave town while the getting is good.

  15. Darren/mespo/raff,

    Keep in mind that JH has in the past said that 1) he’s a special messenger chosen by God and 2) that he’s pro-bestiality. Also consider 3) that he’s prone to what can only be described as wild confabulations and religious pronouncements on a fairly constant and consistent basis.

    Don’t expect reason to work with him.

  16. All of them are taught that a gun is power. You can’t deny that. Jesus would not consider a gun as power. Religious people kill.That makes police, and anyone who kills calling it good religious. Every time a police man kills it to them it is justified. Have a person kill a police man. The person killing to them is bad.

  17. All of them are taught that a gun is power. You can’t deny that. Jesus would not consider a gun as power. Religious people kill.That makes police, and anyone who kills calling it good religious. Every time a police man kills to them it is justified. Have a person kill a police man. The person killing to them is bad.

  18. I think it is instructive that mail men and women, UPS and FED EX delivery men and women never have to shoot dogs.

    Ordinary civilians almost never have to resort to physical violence to protect them selves from dogs.

    Animal control officers almost never kill or even tranquilize animals.

    Yet LE often kill dogs and then claim that it was necessary.

    I would argue that LE has been improperly trained.

    It is time for citizens to tell elected officials and LE management that the common experience of many other citizens refute the claims that LEO’s have acted reasonably.

    It is time to inform LE that their actions are unnecessary to protect officers, endanger the community and violate reasonable standards.

    Communities need to hold individual LEO and departments accountable.

  19. You are right . I erupted. Police think like the devil because they are taught by a methodology that thinlks like the devil. They give guilt. That is because the devil is guilty because he rebelled from God. He has been blaming God through people ever since. Had God be bad all of us would not be here. Jesus would have never did what he did. Jesus is God.Had God be your satanic accusation Jesus would have annihilated us instead of saving us saying, I AM PERFECT. PEOPLE THAT DIE KILLING WHAT I MADE ARE NOT PERFECT! I WILL SHINE MY GLORY AND BURN ALL OF THEM UP BODY AND SOUL. He could have done that you know or Jesus would have killed us slowly being known as the best stone thrower that ever was. That is what Jesus would have been with the image you give wit how you see God. People go away from God choosing the devil as their master. That i what you see.

  20. You are right . I erupted. Police think like the devil because they are taught by a methodology that thinlks like the devil. They give guilt. That is because the devil is guilty because he rebelled from God. He has been blaming God through people ever since. Had God be bad all of us would not be here. Jesus would have never did what he did. Jesus is God.Had God be your satanic accusation Jesus would have annihilated us instead of saving us saying, I AM PERFECT. PEOPLE THAT DIE KILLING WHAT I MADE ARE NOT PERFECT! I WILL SHINE MY GLORY AND BURN ALL OF THEM UP BODY AND SOUL. He could have done that you know or Jesus would have killed us slowly being known as the best stone thrower that ever was. That is what Jesus would have been with the image you give with how you see God. People go away from God choosing the devil as their master. That i what you see. Satan is the accuser. Think about that.

  21. Zoosexuality is what I call it. God is not a warmonger like you lust in your mind for Jesus to be looking like decked out like Christmas tree looking like the highly honored general. The devil is in war. That means the devil is against what I call the zoo. Hate against who I defend has no reason .if it did Satan is justified to kill the body of all living things to rule permanently, but he will not. .He has an end. Why take the side of a loser?

  22. O can well up fake tears and mug for cameras if there’s a dead child or LEO
    with an emotional story — but like most other psuedo liberals, when it comes to appointing people who might, repeat MIGHT have a liberal bone in their body and oppose police killing people and pets – O is AWOL.

    NPRers: you must be very happy with your choice for president last month.

  23. Jonathan Hughes said (in a 1960’s robot voice)
    Jesus would have annihilated us instead of saving us saying, I AM PERFECT. PEOPLE THAT DIE KILLING WHAT I MADE ARE NOT PERFECT! I WILL SHINE MY GLORY AND BURN ALL OF THEM UP
    ~+~
    NOMAD: My function is to probe for biological infestations, to destroy that which is not perfect. I am Nomad…I am perfect.

    yet even NOMAD offers a very succinct retort to your position…

  24. John Hammer I must tell you that Santa claws represents a being that gives the things of the world. Jesus does not give the things of the world being apposed to the character of Santa Class. That guy has nothing to teach to save the soul any more than pastors or priests in man made idols. You have no idea how wide the gulf is between the two names. A body that dies turning Gods gifts into shit,and piss will have the equivalent in words coming out of their mouth when the name of God or Jesus is mentioned. I don’t celebrate that man made holiday.

  25. John Hammer I must tell you that Santa claws represents a being that gives the things of the world. Jesus does not give the things of the world being apposed to the character of Santa Claws. That guy has nothing to teach to save the soul any more than pastors or priests in man made idols. You have no idea how wide the gulf is between the two names. A body that dies turning Gods gifts into shit,and piss will have the equivalent in words coming out of their mouth when the name of God or Jesus is mentioned. I don’t celebrate that man made holiday.

  26. What Pete and Darren said. I must be out of tune with somebody around here, because my Deity does not have the temperament and ego problems of a petulant and spoiled twelve year old who pulls the wings off flies.

  27. Darren Smith If you say you have no sin there is no truth in you. Your solid body that is dark inside kills life. That is sin in the body. Without the spirit of Jesus in the soul the soul in the body will be dead. From that combination noting good will come out of it. What comes out will not be what comes out of Jesus. What I said is what Jesus would have done with your view of God. It has to be obvious Jesus did not do what I wrote. Jesus in spirit needs to be in you to be like a humble child.

  28. 1. Why was the gate unlocked? In Chicago with it’s crime and stupid cops, why would they have a fenced in yard with an unlocked gate?

    2. Don’t cops in Chicago and environs have dogs and kids? How would they feel if they had to tell their kids that daddy’s partners killed their dog?

    3. Chicago needs to send it’s police force back to the academy for remedial training. Between the arrests of photographers and the murder of pets – they apparently have not done a good job of teaching them that they are there to protect and serve not bully and kill.

  29. Well – – – Since the PD insists the officer acted appropriately, there is a systemic problem, clearly not limited to one unfortunate isolated incident. If this were a drunk driving incident, the individual would have been arrested, charged and if found guilty, the person would have been fined and/or imprisoned, forced to surrender his driving priviledge for a time and been ordered to attend special classes on behavioral modification & substance abuse. All, or most all, of that would have happened even if no one was hurt or killed. Most pet owners regard their animals as important members of the family rather than just animals. If the investigation indicates that the officer was not legally justified to kill Kobi, then in addition to all else, he should suffer serious personal and professional consequeces.

  30. “The family says that the police opened the gate to the backyard where Kobi …”

    Cheryl above, can you are mistaken, the family clearly stated that the police opened the gate! Your sentiments are excellent however!

  31. Two major concepts have to be taught police departments and municipalities. The first is that a taser is a deadly weapon. The second is that dog is man’s best friend and woman’s only friend. So cop supervisors: teach the troops that the taser is just as deadly as a colt 45. Second, dont hire anyone who is afraid of dogs or hates dogs. Take all prospects to the dog pound and see if the dogs growl at them.

  32. Had the policeman obeyed the KJV 1 Thessalonians 4:11 > And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you.
    and
    King James Version. Philippians 2 >. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
    Police disobeyed both of them. Had Cesar Millan responded like a police man he would not have had any clients because all of them would have bee shoot.

  33. Jonathan Hughes preaches:

    King James Version. Philippians 2 >. 3Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.

    But practices:

    Police need to be killed by Gods glory even as the sodomites were killed by Gods glory like it will be in his second coming world wide. The police are evil evil evil personified.

    How about this scripture:

    Matthew 7:5 ESV: You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.

    and

    Matthew 6:1 ESV: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.

  34. BigFatMike,

    I think you said it all. Your argument was (pardon the pun) bulletproof. The only rational conclusion to draw is, that the police are trigger happy. And it isn’t just in Chicago.

  35. Those that are not like Jesus is will see God glory as being a consuming fire. What else would you expect ? God judges just by standing there in his glory. Can a person refuse to be like God is who is the father who is Jesus and expect to not see Gods light as hell?

  36. They had no warrant to enter that family’s property and should not have opened the gate. Suing the dept will result in taxpayers footing the bill. Better to sue the persons involved instead of the department, or both if you must. But if each officer was held PERSONALLY liable for the incident, it would not happen as much anymore…

  37. I agree that the officer that did that should compensate the persons broken heart. The replacement should be exactly what the owner wants . When a rich man killed a poor mans sheep that was like a daughter to the poor man the rich man was demanded to repay the pour man four times for that which was taken.

  38. Cheryl,

    “1. Why was the gate unlocked? In Chicago with it’s crime and stupid cops, why would they have a fenced in yard with an unlocked gate? ”

    Perhaps the degree of crime in their area and how they perceive it. Or at another extreme, there’s an easement. I have the latter as well a really low crime neighborhood.

    For all this as well the usual “no fault found”, just google “puppycide”. Police have shot chihuahuas, dachshunds, poodles (miniature or toy), Labradors, Bernese, and Newfs. Kick-dogs to “oh just shut up and lie down” dogs. Usually, though, all had some pit-bull in them because they looked like it (you know, tail, ears, tongue, muzzle, four legs, etc.). The initial response by PDs is a mix of officer safety and following policy/procedure. Never dawns on them that paranoia is a danger to all, or that policy/procedure may be wrong. Until that video hits YouTube…

    I have a chow-shepard mix that barks while wagging her entire backside. Really just wants attention and petting. Prime candidate for Glock training. My Bernese barks while backing up (aggression to police can be moving forward or backward, arms to protect in humans or barking to warn in dogs), prime Glock training also.

    I mean they could be dangerous if you can’t judge a dog. (I went through a year of training on dog behavior; I’m shocked and disgusted by what police do.)

  39. You are shocked, and disgusted because the devil in people are teaching them to be what they are. They are like I said many times. They are sodomistic in nature which is militaristic in nature which is being religious in nature acting like the people around Lots house.

  40. “They had no warrant to enter that family’s property and should not have opened the gate.”
    An unlocked door constitutes consent to enter, especially for police. Only the very rich, who have high walls around their estates, electrified razor wire on top, high heavy steel gates and armed guards have any privacy rights in Ummurika.
    “… poor people are often unable to place the protections, such as an electronic fence or closed underground garage, around one’s private parking area that the court would require in order to gain privacy in such an area. The constitution is not supposed to only protect the rich over the poor.” — from Kozinski’s dissent in United States v. Pineda-Moreno.

  41. Shooting the Weaver family dog from hiding was what set off a chain of events that resulted in the deaths of a US marshal, a 14 yo boy, a mother holding her baby at the door of her shack, the wounding of a man wanted on a petty warrant, and of a family friend.

  42. […] What makes this alleged threat even more egregious is that we have been a disturbing trend of officers shooting family dogs under questionable circumstances here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here andhere and here and here). It is chilling that, according to Crinnian, the first thing that this officer thought of was to threaten to shoot the family’s pets as if it were just one more minor act like kicking in a door. [I apologize for the way in which the list of links is formatted, but after reviewing the HTML code there seems to be nothing I can do about it.] […]

  43. […] What makes this alleged threat even more egregious is that we have been a disturbing trend of officers shooting family dogs under questionable circumstanceshere and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here andhere and here and here). It is chilling that, according to Crinnian, the first thing that this officer thought of was to threaten to shoot the family’s pets as if it were just one more minor act like kicking in a door. [I apologize for the way in which the list of links is formatted, but after reviewing the HTML code there seems to be nothing I can do about it.] […]

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