Although I'm sure to catch heck for my #18 post. I agree with you. In fact, after the Ruby Ridge incident, I have wondered many times about the act of preimptively shooting someone's dog. If my dog were shot in such a scenario I would consider it an attack on my life (why else kill the dog). If the police were to mistakely raid my house, I knew it was the police as they came in, and they shot my dog, I'd wait until charges had been dropped, reparations made, and then I'd go find the policemen, while he was off duty, and get my self arrested for assault.
I find this whole business of shooting dogs however, to be a completely separate issue from enforcing the laws against illegal drugs.
If crack and meth houses were not always guarded by pits and rots police would not be shooting them. Cops do not like to discharge their firearms as it results in hours of paperwork and potential liability.
Remember this story comes from Slate so you can assume that 90% of it is BS.
Sorry, make that "Reason" but it the same as Slate.
Perhaps so. But it doesn't appear that this puppy-stomping/pet shooting behavior occurs at any other time than these WOD transactions.
BTW, when puppies and babies are killed indiscriminately it speaks poorly for law enforcement. Pleasure at killing small animals and ruthless power displays share much in common with serial killers and sociopaths.