Thursday, July 31, 2008
Tulsa, OK - In a stunning view of what happens after a multiple arrest, a woman named Marlene and her brother, Anthony, are shown in the custody of the Tulsa Police Department. The woman was pepper sprayed during the arrest and her pit bull was shot. Officers say that Anthony released the animal on the police as they were arresting Marlene. The length is about 5 minutes; the subject matter is disturbing.
Marelen, was charged with assault and battery of a police officer. Anthony was charged with obstruction, resisting arrest and harboring a vicious animal. It is unclear when the video was taken as is the outcome to the charges.
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| 7/31/2008 3:05 PM |
This is why it is so important that someone tracks these incidents...At current pace, police officers will dispatch around 3500 pit bulls during their duties over the next decade.
Anthony looks like he'll have a rough time in "The Slammer".
| 7/31/2008 3:32 PM |
Can you picture these people, or people like them, owning anything other than a pit bull?
"Pit bulls - the breed of choice for human scum. The complete dirt bag wouldn't be caught without one!"
| 7/31/2008 4:16 PM |
We don't pay our police officers enough. These people are terrible. It's interesting watching the woman. Folks if you're ever at a meeting for breed specific legislation there will be women who run from the room sobbing over their pit bull. I'm convinced many of these women are so unstable. This woman is also violent. Did you notice how the Captain reacted when he asked the officer, "What kind of dog?" The officer said,"a pit bull." The Captain, "oh." Not much else to be said.
| 7/31/2008 9:03 PM |
Keep in mind, when you read the comments made under news stories about pit bull attacks, and the posters say how wonderful pit bulls are, and how they should not be banned, THIS IS WHO IS MAKING THE COMMENTS!!!!
The police officers acted with dignity and compassion. These oh-so-typical pit bull owners are who our elected officials are protecting by refusing to regulate these dogs!
| 8/01/2008 7:56 AM |
The cops have guns. They can protect themselves but what about the public? What is the police doing to protect us? Why aren't they speaking out? They know what these dogs are like, they need to know to survive.
| 8/01/2008 9:24 AM |
The anonymous statement above about public meetings to discuss BSL is correct. I recently went to a City Council meeting with BSL as the main topic and there were women unable to speak, running sobbing from the room. I was not aware that this is so common. Who knew?
| 6/28/2014 2:11 PM |
Pits are a dangerous breed period. Don't try to convince me otherwise and yes maybe each year police will unjustly shoot a pitbull, but that doesn't make them a less dangerous breed. Let's not cause smokescreens. Just had an pitbull-related arrest incident in Las Vegas a week ago. Made it all over the news cycle----the dog sympathizers went crazy. I wish they were as concerned about human life.