Violent Dog Attacks and Wounds Child in Front of Cop, Cop Refrains from Shooting Dog...

....because it was his dog conducting a bizarre and pointless fifth grade exercise in educating/scaring them on "how cops find drugs on you."

Story out of Brazil, Indiana, via Raw Story:

Officers intended to demonstrate that drug-sniffing dogs can detect even the smallest amounts of an illegal substance on an individual. They assembled a row of students, planting a small amount of illegal drugs on one boy.

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Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen told the Times that the dog, Max, and his handler, Ray Walters, have conducted these types of demonstrations uneventfully before.

“It was an unfortunate accident,” McQueen said. “Wish it hadn’t happened like that but it did. We are trying to evaluate (the incident) to make sure nothing like this happens again.”

The classroom demonstration was carried out ostensibly to educate the group of fifth graders “on drug awareness.”

As the dog approached the group of students, one boy abruptly flinched away from the dog, causing it to lunge and bite him on the leg.  

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  • Dave Krueger||

    As the dog approached the group of students, one boy abruptly flinched away from the dog...

    The kid is just damn lucky the cop didn't shoot him!

  • ||


  • Almanian!||


  • Hillary's Clitdong||


  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    STOP RESISTING! Because the dog is a considered a cop too!

  • waffles||

    I still don't get how drug dogs give probable cause to search any property let alone attack any child. Well if you have nothing to hide, right everyone?

  • Tonio||

    Why, because SCOTUS says they do, or more accurately because they declined to review a case on this. Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

  • Scarecrow Repair||

    One of the arguments against dogs is that there are no certifications or testing of how well they do, esecially double blind etc. Everyone else knows the dogs alert to please their cop master, not to find the drugs. When this was brought up in the arguments, Scalia (not 100% sure it was him) said something to the effect that 50 or 100 years ago that might have been a real risk, but cops today are so much more professional that there is no risk of cop misbehavior.

  • RussianPrimeMinister||

    Where I live, I was informed point blank by my lawyer to NEVER, EVER piss of the cops. He's had to bring a number of wrongful death suits to bear in our local courts, because my small-town cops just seem to keep choking people to death while in custody.

    Nothing ever happens, though. Ever. Except once, when a sergeant got fired for too many incidents (read: blatant murders). He was released with full pension and benefits, and then hired as the chief of security at a local refinery.

    Sometimes I feel as if this isn't the same America I grew up hearing about from my Dad, you know?

  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Reading just the headline I knew the punchline.

  • tarran||

    Well trained dogs do not do that.

    Either this dog & handler pair wasn't well trained...

    ... or far more likely, it's been biting people based on the deputy's cues and being rewarded for it.

  • Hugh Akston||

    No way the dog is going to be rewarded for this. He'll probably be put on suspension for two weeks during which he will be fed, exercised, and petted every day. The worst punishment a police dog can endure.

  • Tonio||

    +1 Milkbone

  • ||

    Or it was a schutzhund dog that they decided to move to sniffer duties, thinking the past training would never override any new training.

  • Almanian!||

    This is today's "cop doesn't shoot dog" story, isn't it?

    Or is it today's "in other news not related to Lou Reed dying..." story?

  • Tonio||

    I heard that Lou Reed asked the Cleveland Browns to be his pallbearers...

  • BakedPenguin||

    There can be no sugarcoating it: I've heard these jokes previously.

  • RBS||

    Forget it BP, it's memetown.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    It's pretty sad that "Cop doesn't shoot dog" is the new "Man bites dog" story.

    Also that "Doherty uses alt-text" would be the "Man bites dog" story.

  • BakedPenguin||

    All his alt-text went up in flames at Burning Man.

  • CJR||

    So was the kid who got bit the kid who was holding?

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Wouldn't the school be required to suspend the kid who was holding?

    Sorry, we have no choice in the matter.

  • Mint Berry Crunch||

    Brazil Police Chief Clint McQueen

    Do they let you make up your own badass sounding cop name, or is that actually on the guy's birth certificate?

  • The Rt. Hon. Serious Man, Visc||

    Is his deputy Chuck Bronson?

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    Yes, but you forgot Sergeants Arnold Willis and Bruce Seagal.

  • Mint Berry Crunch||

    Not to mention Sylvester Van Damme.

  • RussianPrimeMinister||

    Asskick Broadchest

    Sergeant Painkiller

    Muscles Glasses

    Meatchewer Nailspitter

    Edward Lindsey

    That one guy from that one movie, you know, the one where he beats up all those guys? Yeah, I'm that guy.

  • Rhywun||

    Yeah, they had me going until that part.

  • Hugh Akston||

    Smash Lampjaw was already taken.

  • Jordan||

    And nothing else happened. You guys have really stepped up the nutpunches around here to compensate for all of the Obamacare schadenfreude.

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    "If schadenboner persists for more than four hours, take one dose of BALKO."

  • ||

    This story really does have it all. Drug war, cops in schools, bad detection techniques, cops showing less concern for others than themselves with regard to dogs. I'm commentless.

    Well done, Doherty. Well done.

  • Robert||

    Needs more food truck.

  • Warty||


  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    The children learned that authorities consist of steroidal man-children who will gleefully sic dogs on children in the name of preventing people from having fun.

  • AlmightyJB||

    A valuble lesson indeed.

  • Warty||


  • Free Society||

    Oh the Dunphys of the world are going to explain how shooting dogs isn't the answer under such ironic circumstances such as this.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    My question is what would have happened to the kid if he'd hurt the dog in the process? Anyone want to bet he'd get more of a punishment than a cop who shoots a non-cop's dog?

  • The Late P Brooks||

    As the dog approached the group of students, one boy abruptly flinched away from the dog, causing it to lunge and bite him on the leg.

    Furtive movement! Good shoot bite, officer.

  • The Late P Brooks||

    Lessons were learned.

  • Hillary's Clitdong||

    The passive voice was used.

  • gaoxiaen||

    That's what you get for being afraid of dogs.

  • SugarFree||

    The dog discharged a single bite, striking the drug suspect in a lower extremity.

  • Ted S.||

    Teeth were discharged.

    Nothing else happened.

  • Auric Demonocles||

    Not passive enough.

  • Francisco d Anconia||

    Yet another senseless victim of the WOD.

  • Ted S.||

    because it was his dog conducting a bizarre and pointless fifth grade exercise in educating/scaring them on "how cops find drugs on you."

    The cops don't see instilling terror in non-cops as pointless.

  • daveInAustin||

    As bad as the dog bite was, I'm more troubled that school time was taken to give kids a "big brother is watching you" lesson. Showing them that they aren't really secure in their persons.

  • ||

    So was the dog put down later on?

    Isn't it common that if a Dog bites a person you kill the dog?

  • ||

    Hasn't been that way for cops or "civilians" for about 30 years. If you want to kill or maim somebody, do it via dog or vehicle (whilst drunk in the latter case).

  • trshmnstr||

    Just goes to show you, it's bad to let the guy in the McGruff costume carry the bath salts.

  • Jose Chung||

    No wrong doing, procedures were followed, child should not have resisted, blah blah blah, case closed.

  • trshmnstr||

    Notice this is the same Brazil, IN which had a banner last week telling kids to stop having babies because of overpopulation.

  • Hyperion||

    A cop named Clit McQueen in Brazil, Indiana. I lol'd, seriously, I am thinking that the places and names have been made up to protect the innocent.

  • Jose Chung||

    Ummm... Clint, not Clit. But TBH, I prefer yours better.

  • Zeb||

    I wonder what would have happened if the kid had kicked the dog's throat in or something? As far as I'm concerned, if a dog bites someone who is not messing with it, then the person is justified in using whatever force they deem appropriate to make the dog no longer a threat. I value the integrity of my skin far more than the life of your dog.

  • Hyperion||

    The cop would have had to shoot the kid. Police safety. And nothing else happens.

  • Zeb||

    Oh yeah, of course, the dog is a full fledged police officer and therefore it's life is worth more than any peasant's.

  • Bill Dalasio||

    Same question I had. Only much better put. We all know the kid and his family would have hell to pay if he'd hurt the poor police doggie who was mauling his leg. That would have led to the police hassing a sad.

  • Hyperion||

    What was the dogs name? What do you name a police sheepdog who wears sunglasses? Anyone?

  • GamerFromJump||

    Of course they didn't shoot the dog! It wasn't the family schnauzer on the other side of a door they were breaking down, after all.

  • frankania||

    Did any kids ask WHY they cannot possess whatever they wanted as long as they were not harming anybody else?


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