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. 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.

    • 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?

  2. 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.

  3. 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…

    • 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.

  4. 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.)

    • 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.

  5. “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.

  6. 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.

  7. […] 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.] […]

  8. […] 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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