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The pitbull breed is notorious for being protective of their owners, but this time, it led to a dog being shot by police. Star, a pitbull mix, was by her owner, Lech Stankiewicz’s, side while he was having seizures in the middle of the street. Not that this matters, but I do feel people should be aware that this has happened before to Lech and was suspected to have a connection with his drug use and overdosing.
Johnny Rodriguez, who was visiting the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary nearby, said he and three other people alerted nearby police officers that the owner of the dog was in danger of being hit by traffic. “He was having a seizure, I saw him lying down on the ground and his head was twitching and shaking.” The two officers who responded called for backup (“I guess they didn’t have the training or something”) and the dog began growling as officers approached the man.
“I told one of the cops, ‘Hey, that dog is growling, be careful,’ because they were getting pretty close,” Rodriguez says. “I used to have a pit bull and that’s just how they are, they protect their owners.” Rodriguez thought that one woman had placed herself too closely behind the man as she was observing what was happening. “It grabbed her pants, but it didn’t bite her, then the dog starts running at the cop.”
Star is still alive and is safe at the Animal Care & Control facility on East 110th Street. It will be further investigated as to how she behaves, once she’s had a full recovery. Right now, they’re currently trying to locate Star’s owner, Lech, but have been unsuccessful in doing so. What’s weird to me, is he was unconscious on the ground, they shot his dog, and then failed to go back and tend to the man? They have no idea where he went? That’s ridiculous ha.
I’m not quite sure if I can side with the police or not, mainly because I wasn’t in that situation. For me, seeing a dog get shot is more emotionally difficult to handle than seeing a person get shot. Don’t ask me why, but I assume it has something to do with my mother being the same way. Regardless, I do value human lives and wouldn’t want to see someone die because they refused to fight the animal first.
The Local East Village spoke to friends of the dog’s owner, who police identify as Lech Stankiewicz, and they said that Star has a history of being overprotective of Stankiewicz.
“Most of us figured out that when he’s passed out, whether he’s overdosing or not, leave him alone,” the friend, Brandon Verna, said. “If he’s going to die, call an ambulance and have them deal with it because no one wants to get bitten.”
I love pitbulls and all they have to offer. I am also afraid of pitbulls and all that can accomplish. Just like any dog, some are nice and some aren’t, some are trained well and others weren’t. But pitbulls are protectors, and because of that, they get a bad rap sometimes and people mistake their devotedness as aggression. I think I would have found this easier to digest if they had immediately tended to the unconscious man after the dog was no longer was an issue.
What do you think?
[UPDATE] Killer Has Been Identified, As Well As Possible Motive: Shooting At Oakland, CA Christian Univeristy
UPDATE: April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:00 PM – The shooter is being identified (allegedly) as 43-year-old, One L. Goh. According to some, he was often made fun of for his poor English speaking skills. As far as the authorites believe, Goh was looking for a former female administrator that had expelled him from Oikos University, earlier in the year. After realizing that she wasn’t there he went into an acupuncture room and told the students to “Get in line and I’m going to kill you all.” Although he has surrendered and been cooperative, he seems to be lacking remorse. It is believed that the death of his mother, brother and being expelled along with debt piling up, is the possible motive.
UPDATE: April 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 PM – 7 people are being confirmed dead after the shooting that took place this morning. The suspect has also been identified as a man in his 40′s and has been taken into custody by police. Along with the seven fatally shot, 3 other people were wounded as well. Pastor Jong Kim, the University’s founder, did verify that the suspect was enrolled at the school as a nursing student, but was no longer enrolled.
Although it hasn’t been verified yet, it is assumed that at least five people are dead after a man opened fire at Oikos University, a Christian school in Oakland, California at 10:30 this morning. Police are not letting people know how many are dead and/or wounded, but from the aerial shots, 5 bodies can be seen with sheets covering them.
Police described the suspect as an Asian male, 5-foot-9, wearing tan pants, according ABC station KGO-TV in San Francisco.
- Shooting erupts at Oakland religious school (sfgate.com)
- Four victims treated at one Oakland hospital (itv.com)
- Police respond to shooting in East Oakland (mercurynews.com)
- Oakland Rapper T-K.A.S.H. Running Marathon To Stem Gun Violence (allhiphop.com)
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (KABC) — A suspect armed with a crowbar was shot outside of a Carl’s Jr. restaurant in Monterey Park on Monday morning. Authorities say the incident began with the suspect breaking windows at Carl’s Jr. in the 1200 block of Avenida Cesar Chavez just before 9:30 a.m. The suspect then walked inside, while workers and customers ran outside. Police arrived as the suspect was exiting the fast-food restaurant. After repeatedly telling the suspect to drop the weapon, the suspect was Tasered. Police said the Taser was ineffective, and the suspect swung the three-foot metal bar at officers twice. At least one officer opened fire on the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No one else was injured in the incident. The officer-involved shooting is under investigation.
- Suspect with Crowbar Shot by officer (disclose.tv)
- Police Officer in Atlantic County injured by crowbar, fires shot in scuffle (nj.com)
- Man shot dead by San Jose cops was robbery suspect (sfgate.com)
- Cops Shoot Suspect in 4 a.m. Machete Attack (laist.com)
- Give a Cop a Taser, He Will Taser Everybody [Police] (gawker.com)
The naked woman is currently not being identified by police, even though she went on a rampage that attracted the attention of nearly 300 onlookers. Before the police were able to detain her, the elder woman had seen a sign that said “FREE” in the window of a Chinese restaurant and proceeded to go inside and collect her free food.
Unfortunately, though this woman was known around these parts, she usually just muttered to herself, clothes on and all. This time, she became so frantic when she heard that everything was not free and started to undress herself, screamed and started throwing things around.
“This old lady was trashing the place,” Noreen Monier, who owns a nearby store, told The Brooklyn paper. “I told her to stop and she threw a watermelon at me. She had superhuman strength. She said, ‘I’ll stop when I’m good and ready.’” She really had at the place, too. Reportedly picking up phones, answering calls and throwing money around.
She wasn’t done causing chaos and decided to continue on with her rampage. In fact, a grease fire was started and required the attention of the FDNY. This bitch went balls out and made a huge mess of the place. After she had finished with the restaurant, she decided to move the attention outside.
If you saw a naked 60-year-old woman running around throwing watermelons and screaming, what would you do? If you’re response is that you don’t want to see that, I don’t believe you. Reality television exists because people love to watch other people going crazy. It’s a fact. And that’s exactly what happened here. Many people outside began to egg her on.
“At one point, she even laid down on the hood of a black convertible, whose driver didn’t know what to do.” FInally, the police get her under control, but it took a lot of effort, as this report over on Animal makes clear:
“We couldn’t really make out what she was saying. Then she reached behind her back and unzipped her skirt, pulled down her underwear, kicked off her shoes, ripped off her top, unsnapped her bra and started parading around – still in the middle of the street!
She then jumped onto the hood of a car that was trying to get through the intersection and spread eagle on it! Then she slid off and ran into the chinese food restaurant and trashed the place!
Near the end of the ordeal, just before the police, ambulance and fire department came, she opened the cash register, pulled out all of the cash, put it on top of the oven and started a fire! The guy that owns the hardware store a few doors down ran and got a fire extinguisher to put it out. No one could get close to her to grab the one inside because she was throwing glass bottles at everyone from the coolers in the Chinese restaurant dining room! She was pretty strong too because she even broke away from the three police officers trying to restrain her!”
- Watermelon Lemonade (notecook.com)
- Naked Driver Smashes 12 Cars In Moscow (huffingtonpost.com)
- Topless bingles: half naked woman seen driving erratically (theage.com.au)
- Naked woman runs into store after kidnapping (abclocal.go.com)
This is one of the most awesome things I have seen. Never before did I want to be an officer of the law, but this, has changed my mind. They not only get to carry machine guns, but they rammed their SUV into a fucking PLANE! Talk about gangster.
The YouTube upload is in obviously not in English, so here is the rough translation:
To prevent the escape of suspected illegal to transport cargo to Brazil, federal police of Ribeirão Preto (314 km from Sao Paulo) threw a car of the corporation against the plane that was used by the group. With the move, the agents of PF – who filmed the moment of approach – managed to prevent the airplane takes off.
The operation ended with the arrest of five suspects – including the pilot of the plane – and seizure of a cargo estimated at $200 thousand in notebooks, electronic surveillance equipment and a bicycle.
The products, which were placed in a van, probably came from Paraguay and would be marketed in the region of Ribeirao Preto, according to Federal Police (Google Translated)
One of the coolest drug busts captured on camera that I’ve seen, that’s for damn sure.
- Brazil police crash into plane to thwart smugglers’ escape (telegraph.co.uk)
- Drug Smugglers May Have Wiped Out Amazon Tribe (newser.com)
- Cops: Airport Smuggler Hid Cocaine in … Clam Shells (newser.com)