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Pit Bull Attacks, Bites Police Officer After Suspect’s Command

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A pit bull chomped on a police officer’s leg in Camden, New Jersey last week. Now a 19-year-old faces serious charges, even though he claims that he did nothing to cause the dog to attack.

Police say that Thomas Wright, 19, ordered his family’s pet pit bull, Missy, to attack officers who were chasing him after witnessing the teen taking part in a drug deal, according to Camden’s Courier-Post newspaper.

But Wright says he never told the dog to do anything of the kind.

“I don’t even like the dog,” he said.

Camden Officers Brandon Galloza and Michael Ross reported that they were on a routine patrol Thursday evening, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer, when they saw Wright and another 19-year-old, Tajay Wilson, bending over the window of a car. The police interpreted their activity as typical of a drug deal.

Wilson was wearing a ski mask at the time, adding to the suspicious circumstances.

Police say they then chased the pair into Wright’s family home on the 1800 block of Filmore Street in Camden. But Wright’s nephew, 21-year-old Quazeem Jackson blocked the doorway. Once the officers got past him and into the house, where Wright’s mother, Sarah Ross, sat on the couch with her 10-year-old grandson, they say that the 19-year-old ordered a pit bull to attack.

Police say they heard Wright yell “sic ‘em!” repeatedly to the dog. After hearing the command, the pit bull charged the officers and clamped its jaws around Galloza’s calf.

Needless to say, Wright’s account, and that of his mother varies considerably from the police version.

Wright, who was held in Camden County Jail on $25,000 bond facing aggravated assault charges, acknowledges that he raised his voice, but denies yelling “sic ‘em,” while his mother says that Missy does not even know that command.

Instead, they say, the officers panicked the animal by yelling “We’ll kill that dog, we’ll kill that dog,” according to what Ross told to the Courier-Post.

Jackson, who was charged with obstructing justice, says he tried to grab the dog after Ross told him to take the pit bull upstairs, but Missy almost bit him too because the pet “was going crazy.”

Both Ross and Wright deny that the dog is dangerous. Nonetheless, Camden’s animal control is holding the pit bull in quarantine for seven days.

Officer Galloza was treated for his bite but appears to be okay. Wright and Wilson were both charged with loitering to commit a drug offense, and resisting arrest.

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9 Responses to “Pit Bull Attacks, Bites Police Officer After Suspect’s Command”

  1. Darrin Stephens

    Sadly one does not even have to search for the many attacks of these savage mutant undog's on humans and pets, there are literally hundreds of new incidents every day carried out by these disgusting creatures, here is another.

    These are all major daily newspapers and network TV station accurate factual reports with direct access to Doctors, ER's Animal control officers, Police, the victims family, witnesses, the guilty pit nutters, all in news reports from major city newspapers and TV stations, as legit therefore as it possibly can be.

    There is only one breed that has every been or is a threat to public safety and that is the pit bull, the sooner they are exterminated the sooner tragic attacks like the one below will be ended.

    Ban the breed and end the deed.

  2. Darrin Stephens

    Dogs are not humans, there is every reason to be threatened by a pit bull just because of what it is, no different then it would be to feel threatened by ANY bear, lion, tiger, wolverine, cobra etc. that you encountered, if they charged you then there would be justification to kill any of them if you were carrying, same thing with a pit bull, any pit pit bull.

    You can no more be biased or prejudiced against any pit bull then you can be so against any bear, lion, tiger, wolverine, cobra etc. so that is an absurd argument on the part of the nutters.

    That 4% of the dog population carries out 70%+ of the killings, mauling, crippling, disfiguring and dismembering attacks to such a disproportionate extent speaks for itself and to the genetic truth and reality that exists in any pit bull type dog, it is what it is and does what is in it's DNA.This has been breed into them over 600 years and is their truth, they must therefore become extinct.

    Any other dog will bite and run giving you a few stitches, a pit bull will not stop till you are DEAD.What about that do you not understand, the difference between another dog's bite and a pit bulls mauling and dismembering, disfiguring and killing.

  3. Darrin Stephens

    A pit bull BSL works EVERYWHERE it is useful in almost eliminating all serious dog attacks that maim, disfigure, dismember, maul, cripple.
    or kill, this is a simply proven fact in all cases.The number of pit bulls is dramatically reduced as are the numbers of them put to death.

    The need to have BSL is to have a preemptive capability to avoid a pit bull attack from happening due to it's extremely savage consequences.

    It is enacted against all pit bulls as they all have the genetic DNA propensity to carry out these horrific attacks that are non existent in 99% of all other breeds, ban the breed and you ban the deed, simple as that.

    Dealing with an attack after the fact is simply not acceptable due to the horrific nature of said attacks.

    With any other breed other then Rottweiler's, wolf hybrids and Akita's and a few others in very small numbers it is not a naturally genetic reality for them to carry out such horrifying attacks.

    Hence they need to be dealt with in an aggressive reactive modality where all of the breed are not looked on as one but rather based on the actions of the individual misbehaving dog.

    This can be done in a very aggressive proactive manner so that as soon as a dog like a lab lets say starts behaving inappropriately severe consequences can be brought to bare on the owner and their dog in an escalating manner as needed to deal with a situation that has developed.

    This duel track approach can deal with the pits issue as other normal dog breeds can be dealt with as well so vicious dogs of other mainstream breeds are also held accountable for their actions.

    There should be mandatory Spay/Neuter programs for all breeds but clearly the one that needs it the most and where the most change would be effected would be with the Pit Bull type dog.

  4. Darrin Stephens

    The pit bull drooler's don't get it, they are in effect demanding that they be able to walk around with a loaded.

    hand gun, round chambered, safety off with a hair trigger & that we all smile when they point it at us.

    Pit bulls or Pit bull cross, same difference, same outcome, same reality as to what they are.

    And all Pit bulls or restricted dogs including pit bull crosses by law should have leashes and Muzzles which they almost never have, this should become the law everywhere, and all to often you see them running around as such unmuzzled, this is an even greater problem then them being unleashed.

    Pit bulls and Pit bull crosses and others like mastiffs, Rotts etc. attack and kill and maim while normal dogs bite, that is the big difference in the outcome and should result in a completely different attitude towards these dogs and why they should be banned outright.

    The stats are very clear and accurate and show this reality even if you want to put your head in the sand, it still is what it is.

    Certain breeds like Pit bulls etc.are fundamentally evil in nature and action and do not deserve the freedom of action to carry out their DNA.

    "Pit bulls are different; they're like wild animals," says Alan Beck, director for the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN. "They're not suited for an urban environment. I believe we should open our eyes and take a realistic approach to pit bulls."

    A 1993 Toronto study found pit bulls accounted for 1 percent of licensed dogs but 4 percent of bites. More ominous is a 2000 study by the Centers for Disease Control looking at 20 years of data on fatal dog attacks in the U.S.

    Of 238 such incidents in which the breed of the attacking dog was reported, “pit bull-type dogs” were involved in 32 percent of them while being 1% of the population.

    Pit Bulls should be banned from inside city limits anywhere.

  5. Darrin Stephens

    Anyone who has been savagely attacked by pit bulls their owner said all the same things, the owner does this even after the attack, they still say the same thing. Never trust a pit bull or the people who own them.

    You will never get the truth from them. They will minimize or deny aggression or attacks and blame the victim, this is their modus operandi.

    Everyone knows a dogs behavior is predominantly determined by it's bloodlines, even rampant Pit bull Nutter Groups like the UKC acknowledges this with the title of their magazine

    "BLOODLINES" Greyhounds are fast not because they are trained to be, it's because of their genetic predisposition, Pointers point, not because of training, it's because of their genetic predisposition, Heelers nip at livestock not because of training, it's because of their genetic predisposition, and Pit bulls maul, maim and kill not because of training, it's because of their genetic predisposition.

    If you own a Pit bull that doesn't do this, you have received a Pit bull that good breeders over time have successfully managed to breed the game out of it, it has nothing to do with the Owners super magical ability to give extra special love and concern.

    (although the owners just LOVE to think this, I think this is part of the attraction to Pit bulls, if they can own such a known dangerous breed and it doesn't maim or maul, it must be attributed to their SUPERLOVE – not!).

    Can you imagine when DOGMEN sold their Pit bulls (as they do) for large sums of money, only to have the buyer return the dog and say it wasn't game.

    Can you imagine the Buyers response if he was told by the DOGMAN you have to train the Pit bull to be game.

    The DOGMAN would have been laughed at and a prompt refund would have been demanded. Nothing has changed, the GAME of a Pit bull has always been in it's BLOOD.

  6. Darrin Stephens

    Pit bulls are working dogs and the work they do is fighting,we don't need them or the kind of people living near us.

    Pit Bull type dogs kill, maim and seriously injure more people each year than all other type dogs combined. This means that one type dog that makes up less than 5% of the dog population kills more than 60% of all people who die in dog attack related fatalities.

    Pit Bull type dogs are notorious for actions unique to these type dogs.

    Pit Bulls turn on and attack their owners 6 times more often than other dogs.

    Pit Bulls escape containment 14 times more often than other dogs.

    A persons relative risk of death in a Pit Bull attack is 2500 times higher than a persons relative risk of death in a Lab attack.

    Pit bulls kill one person every 2 to 3 weeks in the US alone.

    Pit Bulls dismember a body part on average once every 5.4 days in the US.

    Pit Bulls once they start an attack will not stop even when subjected to intense pain in many cases.

    Pit Bull type dogs attack in the manner of many wild animals in that they grab, hold and shake the victim to do even more damage similar to the way large cats, sharks and other predators do.

    There have been several studies done over several decades and while the opinions of the authors may differ the numbers are generally consistent in proving that Pit Bulls kill more than all other type dogs.

  7. Darrin Stephens

    Only a stupid Owner of dogs would own a pit bull in the first place.But even if the owner is not an idiot the pit bull is still a time bomb waiting to go off at any time for no reason, a land shark that no matter the training will express I.

    t's DNA and rip some unsuspecting kids face off, that is just what they are and what they do.

    I am sick of hearing this blame the owner not the dog mantra, a.

    ll that does is get the dog off the hook so it can do no wrong and is never held accountable or stopped from doing again what it has criminally already done.

    Nothing is ever done to the owner and in with this mantra the dog is untouchable so both get off scott free when it has attacked someone.

    Pit Bull's are naturally breed killers and have no place in a city or where they can interact with humans period.

    The best solution to this is what happened in Powell River where a tan pit bull was drowned, most likely after it attacked someone.

    The only good Pit bull is a dead one.

  8. Darrin Stephens

    I am in full support of banning this vicious breed. This past weekend my brother’s small dog had her face torn off in an unprovoked attack in Chicago.

    The nature-versus-nurture debate does not apply to these animals. I’m positive the downtown lawyer that owned the dog was not training him to be a fighting dog. Replace “small dog” with “his two-yea.

    r-old daughter” and perhaps this might hit home for any moron suggesting these animals are a peaceful breed.

    I’m still sick at the thought that it could have been my niece. What is worse is that the dog is still alive and is only required to wear a muzzle moving forward. What a disgusting response to an unprovoked and vicious attack.

    Why do we need to wait until humans have been mauled and mutilated before we put down these animals?

    Pit bulls are no more misunderstood than grizzly bears or serial killers. Justifying an attack in any way is senseless and offensive. These animals are unstable.

  9. Pame Ashley

    Facebook Pit Bulls Shot By Police to see how often police officers must defend themselves and the public from pit bull attack. Pit bulls attack every day and they kill often. The trend by pit bull worshipers is to call them boxers or labs when they attack yet call them pit bulls when praising and worshiping them dogsbite.org for data links proving the truth of bully breeds…no need to defend dogsbite.org …the truth is there