The Campaign For DA

3.09.2016

Another Case I Could Win Without Saying A Word



(DailyMail)A woman who stood between an armed police officer and her dog has been acquitted of obstructing justice. Tiffanie Hupp, 23, was arrested on May 9 last year after she stopped West Virginia state trooper Seth Cook from shooting her dog Buddy, who was chained to a wall at their home in Parkersburg. During a jury trial which was concluded on February 29, Cook said he had been trained to shoot dogs, whether or not they are chained. Cook had been called to the property to solve a dispute between Hupp’s husband’s stepfather and a neighbor.

Someone explain to me how the prosecutor's office didn't scribble a note and send it back to the trooper which read, "Refused. You are out of your mind if you think I'm going to prosecute this."

27 comments:

Anonymous said...

He had been trained to shoot dogs, whether or not they are chained?

Is there more to that? Perhaps they've been trained to shoot aggressive dogs? Or do cops there just shoot dogs?

DF Martha, star of PBS' "Martha Speaks," and activist for the right to free barks

Anonymous said...

wow...shoot a chained up dog? Yes, I will stand between the gun and my dog...I will do more than that..I will take you down...I am woman hear me roar.

Anonymous said...

And the Oscar for outstanding cinematography in a short documentary goes to..........

Anonymous said...

Can any LEO types out here rationalize what this officer may have been trying to do and why?

Anonymous said...

No regards for life! This cop was about to do a thrill kill! This guy would kill you for anything during a traffic stop. I am more and more terrified of the police everyday. I obsessively check my lights on my truck, drive 5mph under, and only leave the house when necessary.

Anonymous said...

They are trained to shoot dogs that come after them to bite them; it's unfortunate that the dogs may be just in defending mode, but thanks to all the wonderful, suddenly caring dog owners that allow their dogs to either roam free or have access to passers-by; dogs pay a price.

Anonymous said...

Clearly, the officer was not going to shoot the dog, once calmer contact and a wagging tail had been established. The owner can be understood for reacting, though; but just watch the cop; he clearly had calmed with respect to the dog.

Anonymous said...

Cops are nothing more than cowards with a brass plated plastic badge. Take the badge gun away, they morph back into the sad little kid that got bullied all the time and pissed his pants in a corner.

Anonymous said...

Remember back many months ago the East Texas deputy who rolled up to ask a question (not arrest, not serve a warrant, not bust a drug den) at a farm and encountered an old lazy Lab wagging his tail coming out from under the pickup where he was sleeping? Shot him dead. On the spot. No hesitation. He then had to call DPS & other deputies back-up because the homeowners were thinking of hanging the deputy, having observed the insanity & not believing their eyes. Really stupid LEO. Really, really stupid.

DF Liberally Lean Reader with a Long Memory

Anonymous said...

@1:51

Should they have told the officer to hold on while they set up a tripod?
You're retarded.

Anonymous said...

It has been over 30 years since I lived in Wise County, but back then a cop like that one would have gotten his ass whipped - several times.

No wonder the police are not respected for the good that they do. As long as they tolerate crap like this things are going to keep going down hill for them - and us.

Anonymous said...

2:01 I'm going with the fact he admitted that he was about to shoot the dog. Also, he was clearly lining up a shot on the dog when she intervened.

Anonymous said...

Dog was chained up!

Anonymous said...

Hay 2:12, I'll show you some chained dog cage match! You and your little schnauzer come down here to the Giant Burger and we'll get some smack down going on

DF Sheriffs Race 2nd place

Anonymous said...

The cop should have shot the girl for chaining a dog to a wall. And 2:29, it's called holding the camera still and not pointing it at the ground. Dumbass

Anonymous said...

No commonsense left in people today. How can this be justified, get out of car see dog chained and barking immediately pulls gun to kill it. She steps in front makes NO move to touch police or do anything threaten. His reaction calmly ask her to move? explain what he's doing? No throws her to ground and arrest her . Guess she's luckey he didn't shoot her. Even if they were responding to a call about a possible vicious dog didn't bother to ask any questions to see if this was even the correct dog or anything. Firs his ass before kills a person

Anonymous said...

He was going to shoot the dog. Another little tidbit... he entered the house without a search warrant and seized every digital recording device including the 4 year old's tablet. Fortunately the man's phone with the recording was locked with a password so the cop could not access it and delete the recording. The cop also LIED ON THE STAND.

Her original lawyer (Public Defender) was married to a cop and was told her she had no defense and to plead guilty. Luckily another attorney saw the video, heard what was happening with her case and represented the woman pro bono.

Remember boys and girls, you must trust the police... just as far as you can throw them.

Anonymous said...

Man oh man, did this post ever bring out the grammar/spelling doofs.

Anonymous said...

Bullies with badges

Anonymous said...

Bullies with badges

Denney Crane said...

Acquitted my arse!!! I smell $75,000 settlement against LEOs.

They will retrain the officers if settlements escalate.

Anonymous said...


4;47--------------------

Should you have ended that with a question mark? It seemed interrogatory.

Anonymous said...

So if you have a cop like that in Wise County get him fired. File a complaint. File criminal charges. But since that hasn't happened (yet) just thank God you don't live in a place where that's OK.

And BTW, 2:12 is the same pussy that posts the same thing every time a cop does something stupid. I'm guessing he wanted to be a cop but couldn't cut it, so he's harboring a little resentment about his failed dreams. There are bad cops, but they aren't all bad. Grow up and try to contribute to society.

Anonymous said...

Was that Brandon Davis?

Anonymous said...

3:00, you win! LMMFAO!

Anonymous said...

Hey 7:49 maybe you should read all the complaints on the Rhome forward dot com website about The born again Rhome Chief. You apparently don't live in Rhome.

Anonymous said...

7:49 PM

I honestly did think about about law enfocement briefly. But then I got to the 7th grade and realized I was overqualified.