Mississippi Police Raid Wrong Home, Kill Occupant

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    He greeted them with a gun, after they shot his dog.
    So the dog opened the door and ran out on it's own? I think he went to the door with his gun and let his dog out at the same time.

    Does he have any responsibility in restraining his dog when he opens the door? I'm not sure what the law is on that, but if UPS comes to the door and you let your dog out and it bites them I'm pretty sure you are held liable for that.
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    Why are we assuming he had a gun on him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So the dog opened the door and ran out on it's own? I think he went to the door with his gun and let his dog out at the same time.

    Does he have any responsibility in restraining his dog when he opens the door? I'm not sure what the law is on that, but if UPS comes to the door and you let your dog out and it bites them I'm pretty sure you are held liable for that.
    Depends, after all the police were trespassing on his property.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Why are we assuming he had a gun on him?
    That was the initial report, he may not have had one...just going by the reports. If there isn't one found I'm sure it will be brought out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    That was the initial report, he may not have had one...just going by the reports. If there isn't one found I'm sure it will be brought out.
    In the article posted in post #1, it says that the gun was found on the couch and that it wasn't on him when he answered the door...

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    Quote Originally Posted by plantmanky View Post
    Depends, after all the police were trespassing on his property.
    So a mailman knocks on the door because your printer parts won't fit in the mail box, it's OK to turn your dog loose on him?

    I'm pretty sure you have a responsibility to restrain your dog in situations like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So the dog opened the door and ran out on it's own? I think he went to the door with his gun and let his dog out at the same time.

    Does he have any responsibility in restraining his dog when he opens the door? I'm not sure what the law is on that, but if UPS comes to the door and you let your dog out and it bites them I'm pretty sure you are held liable for that.
    What about a doggie door?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So a mailman knocks on the door because your printer parts won't fit in the mail box, it's OK to turn your dog loose on him?

    I'm pretty sure you have a responsibility to restrain your dog in situations like this.
    Does that occur at 11:30 at night?

    Also what about all the warning signs that there was a dog on the property?

    Serious question though, if someone is trespassing on your property, do you have a right to turn your dog loose on them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    In the article posted in post #1, it says that the gun was found on the couch and that it wasn't on him when he answered the door...
    That is his families attorney's statement, has there been any official finding that he was not holding a gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Does that occur at 11:30 at night?

    Also what about all the warning signs that there was a dog on the property?

    Serious question though, if someone is trespassing on your property, do you have a right to turn your dog loose on them?
    I'm talking about securing your dog and just gave an example. What if it was a lost child knocking on the door and you just turn your dog loose at 11:30 at night?

    I think you have a responsibility to restrain your dog when opening the door, but I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    That is his families attorney's statement, has there been any official finding that he was not holding a gun?
    Correct. I just can't come up with a single reason why the family attorney would lie about something that is easily able to be disproved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Correct. I just can't come up with a single reason why the family attorney would lie about something that is easily able to be disproved.
    Really, they do it every day! $$$$$

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post

    Serious question though, if someone is trespassing on your property, do you have a right to turn your dog loose on them?
    Not getting into the specifics of this case since there are too many unknowns, but trespassing laws vary by state and it is not as cut/dry as putting a toe on someone's property counting as trespassing. Obviously if there was no trespassing signs up, that is one thing. But I don't believe most consider walking up and knocking on someone's door as trespassing. With the dog question, I would say the onus would be on the owner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Really, they do it every day! $$$$$
    Who do you think is more likely to lie in this situation? The family of the innocent man who was killed or the cops that screwed up and killed an innocent man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    So a mailman knocks on the door because your printer parts won't fit in the mail box, it's OK to turn your dog loose on him?

    I'm pretty sure you have a responsibility to restrain your dog in situations like this.
    If its @Lawnboy13 you bet your laser toner I am, lol.

    If I have a violent dog, yes, I agree with you. If I have a non violent dog, then no, the dog is allowed on his property, and doesn't deserve to be shot for being on his property.

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