JUSTICE FOR BOOGIE
  • Petitioned Chief Roper of Birmingham Al, PD

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Chief Roper of Birmingham Al, PD

JUSTICE FOR BOOGIE

    1. Petition by

      Tash Myers

Please fire the officers who killed Boogie and (re)train the other members of the department on the proper use of deadly force.

At 7:00 pm on May 2, 2012, a beautiful 4–5-month-old pit bull mix puppy named Boogie was gunned down by the Birmingham, Alabama, Police Department. He was a loving, sweet boy who had a good family and had overcome a canine parvovirus infection, which is typically fatal.

Officers shot Boogie SIX times in his back and legs and then killed him with a final shot to the head. They claimed the puppy was charging and threatening the officers; however, the fact that he was shot in the back and legs first belies this claim. Even more distressing, Boogie was left in a pool of blood at his own gate for his owner to find.

This innocent dog’s life was stolen because he was a “pit bull-type dog.” We want justice for Boogie in the form of dismissal of the officers involved. Taking seven shots at a puppy is beyond excessive, and officers that quick to fire are a danger to the community. In addition, we want new training procedures put in place to give officers guidelines on the judicious use of firearms and on dealing with animals in a non-lethal manner whenever possible.

Please help Boogie get justice he deserves.

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    1. the boogie fb page

      Tash Myers
      Petition Organizer

      Please share the boogie fb page it would hlp show trolls and the police we have numbers . also see newest updates and stories on the boogie case.

    2. Reached 2,000 signatures
    3. Love and Thanks

      Tash Myers
      Petition Organizer

      Jake (boogies daddy) send his love and thanks to each of you. I am just a friend helping him in his time of need. Justice for boogie now has an email Justiceforboogie@yahoo.com . where you can send your messages to boogies furry family and his human daddy left behind. Thank you supporters and keep sharing . boogie would give you all kisses if he where here.

    4. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Ginger Neimo ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
      • over 2 years ago

      The cops are worse than the criminals and I hope they get a bullet in the back one day.

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    • Rosangela Goz RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL
      • over 2 years ago

      Those cowards deserve to pay for what they´ve done. And they awere supposed to help people so they are policemen. Cowards !! Murderers !!!

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    • kelly schueman FRANKFORT, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      I don't care what they do to me, there are to many of these stories. My dogs will be put in a safe place before I ever answer the door to cops. I will also consider them a threat, and not help whenever my puppies are near..

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    • Chelsea Hilbig AURORA, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I will never understand how people can be so heartless. I am so sorry. This shouldn't happen AT ALL.

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    • Teresa Caudle ONEONTA, AL
      • over 2 years ago

      Cheif Roper, You HAVE to know this is SO wrong! Police killing family pets has reached epedemic proportions across the country and the Deptments are doing NOTHING to stop it! Please don't let OUR city become yet another example of a city without regard for the peopled in this community that love their family memebers and are DEMANDING this callouse disregard for life STOP NOW! Prove you are different from the others and will NOT allow ANYONE to continue this senseless Killing!

      I quote a common sense post I read on another forum "It never ceases to amaze me how mail men, Jehovah's witnesses, electric company meter readers and door to door salesmen manage to ply their trade without shooting dogs constantly. One wonders how they can possibly pull it off."

      Teresa Caudle

      A very worried citizen!

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