Puppycide

Texas Cop Charged, Arrested For Following Dog, Shooting It After He Says It Killed His Cat

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Kenneth Flynn booking photo
booking photo

Officer Kenneth Flynn in Forth Worth, Texas, says he got a phone call from his wife that a neighbor told her a German shepherd killed the Flynn family cat, and went out looking for the dog. He says he didn't feel safe when he came upon the dog and another identified as a pit bull he says were "eyeing him" but followed the German shepherd anyway, eventually catching up to it behind a barn and shooting it from his SUV.

The Texas health and safety code permits the killing of dogs seen involved in a recent attack by witnesses or the pets' owners but Flynn lied to police officers when they asked him about his involvement. He's now charged with animal cruelty and stripped of his gun and badge but not yet his job. Flynn's lawyers insist his actions were legal. The Fort Worth Star Telegram reports:

According to the affidavit, it was Flynn's neighbor, Doug Goodlett, who had called 911 regarding a dog killing a cat.

But when interviewed by Carmichael at the scene, Goodlett refused to tell the deputy who was out shooting at dogs.

"I have to live here; I'm not saying anything," Goodlett responded, according to the affidavit.

When the deputy asked Flynn if he had been out chasing the dogs, "Flynn replied that he had just gotten home."

When later contacted by special investigation Detective S.J. Waters, Goodlett at first refused to answer her questions, stating repeatedly, "I don't know nothing about nothing."

In addition to the criminal charge, Flynn is being investigated by internal affairs.

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  1. “It’s comin’ straight for us!”

  2. Wilford Brimley!? No!

    1. He shot the dog with his hollow-point “dia-beddes.”

  3. Why can’t people tell the difference between a goddamned German Shepard and a goddamned Pit Bull?

    1. Why can’t people tell the difference between a goddamned German Shepard and a goddamned Pit Bull?

      It sounds like there were two dogs, one of each. They questioned his authoritah’ then one of them made him so nervous he followed it and shot it from the safety of his car. I suspect this guy can tell the difference between a HoHo and a Swiss Cake Roll.

  4. “I see nuthink, I know NUTHINK!”

    Looks like Schultzie, too.

  5. Surprise surprise… the Humane Society wants to muzzle biologists when their pesky science is inconvenient.

    http://www.pressherald.com/201…..njunction/

    The ballot question would ban hunting bears with bait, traps, and dogs because all those methods are unfair.

    1. ^I’m moving this to the PM links b/c that’s where the cool kids hangout.

  6. “I have to live here; I’m not saying anything,” Goodlett responded, according to the affidavit.

    Would you drop a dime on someone you knew to be a sociopath with the legal authoritah to use violence and immunity?

  7. “I don’t know nothing about nothing.”

    Apparently, the neighbor lives in the Bronx.

    1. I’m wondering if a double negative like this has ever been used (literally) as testimony that a witness does know something about something.

      1. Dammit, it’s a triple negative. So he really is testifying he does know nothing about something.. Tricky bastard neighbor.

  8. Ain’t It Amazing!

    A Cop kills a dog and is stripped of his Gun.

    Had he done the same thing to a KNEE GROW, not only would he still have his gun, he’d be able to pay off his mortgage if he simply put up a web site asking people for money for killing the COLORED FELLOW.

    1. You’re not well, are you?

      1. It probably thinks there’s clansmen hiding behind every tree. Either that, or it slipped into a time warp and is stuck in the reconstruction era south yet is still somehow able to comment on the internet now.

    2. The replies above are as if I said something odd. As if I said something that has never happened withing the last few years.

      You people are telling me that I am over sensitive to the black thing?

      I’m the most critical of Blacks.

      That guy the other day that was tassed after they broke the window should had known better.

      So, white people see the statement above and say I’m racist against blacks.

      Black people see the same statement and claim I am racist against Blacks.

      Amazing.

      1. “So, white people see the statement above and say I’m racist against blacks.

        Black people see the same statement and claim I am racist against Blacks.”

        Actually, all the rainbow people here are wondering when lobotomies came back in vogue.

    3. To be fair, he could probably kill someone of any race (maybe not a Pretty White College Girl, but certainly a white male) without consequence. Of course, normally that would be true with dogs too.

  9. What I meant is the following:

    That guy the other day that was tassed by police in front of his family after they broke the window should had known better.

    So, white people see the statement above and say I’m racist against whites as I’m making a presumption that all white cops would had treated like a King (Rodney, Martin Luther, etc.).

    Black people see the same statement and claim I am racist against Blacks.

    Amazing.

    1. I note that you didn’t mention Asians in your post. Why do you hate Asians?

    2. what is tassed? Tickled on the ass?

  10. Am I the only one who doesn’t think this is the worst possible thing? At the very least, if your property is uncontrolled and damages or destroys my property, I am going to take the requisite steps to make sure that your property doesn’t have the capacity to do any further damage in the future. If there is a dangerous dog wandering around loose, that dog is pretty much fair game.

    That said, the guy sounds like a typically entitled pig, too.

    1. I agree. Though it could just be cat person bias.

      I’ve almost had it happen right in front of me with a neighbor who let 2 fucking huge Rotties out.

      Luckily my cat was able to stick to aluminum siding about 8 feet up on the side our house. We threw rocks at the dogs and it barely fazed them. They just ran off when they saw something else to chase. If I had a gun I would of smoked them both without blinking.

      As for hinting them down later? Well…maybe it shouldn’t be legal. But a laws not necessarily going to stop me if I was in the same boat.

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