Skip to comments.Cops Shot at Retreating Arthritic Dog Toward House Filled with Children: Business as Usual
Posted on 06/27/2014 2:13:46 PM PDT by HammerT
More in contemporary policing practice keeping you and yours safe and sound, out of Mason County, West Virginia, reported in the Charleston Daily Mail:It starts with a bunch of police cars chasing a suspect in a car down a not-much-traveled rural road. A family dog goes to investigate when eight police officers and their dog in tactical gear emerge from the woods near the Sweat family home.
[Ginger Sweat's] 6-year-old Basset hound/beagle mix, Willy Pete, left the porch and made his way toward the troopers. The dog, she said, suffered from arthritis in his back legs and was not aggressive...
Sweat said she was still inside when she saw the trooper raise a weapon at her dog.
I ran out my door, jumping up and down screaming dont shoot my dog, he wont bite, just let me get him in the house, she said.
She said the officer fired one shot toward the dog but missed. She said Willy Pete turned tail and was running back toward her.
He ran towards me with desperation in his eyes, she said. They fired again in my direction. In the direction of my home where my kids were.
She said three more shots were fired, a total of four shots. Willy Pete, she said, was hit three times. The dog went to the back of the mobile home. Sweat said she found the dog near the air conditioning unit.
I watched my dog struggle and then die, she said. I collapsed in a puddle in the floor, screaming and crying.”
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I feel sick
Cops: Revenuers for the Welfare State.
If you’re lucky, that’s all they are.
The police officer/s and their department facilitators should have criminal charges filed against them.
Thugs. Storm troopers. KGB. Stasi. Gestapo. Chinese police sh!t.
I can’t wait for the day when I read that a pet owner offed a pig for shooting at their dog.
Almost justification for returning fire. It’s getting crazy out there.
Ain’t poaching illegal?
Serial killers usually start with animals.
We have had 5 Basset Hounds. Some of the sweetest and most laid back dogs around. I am afraid I would have shot back.
The suspect is still on the loose, but they managed to plug the arthritic dog.
That and there isn’t anything on this planet more dangerous than a pissed off cop.
That’s what I felt when reading that.
I have a solution for trigger-happy wanna-be-a-soldier type cops, especially those who are somehow unable to accomplish one-shot one-kill, despite hours and hours at the range at taxpayer expense. Sentence the yahoo to Afganistan for a year or two. Maybe he’ll gain a better respect for life, both human and animal, and a better understanding that his ‘militarized’ behavior is about as far from Real warrior behavior as night is from day.
Geeze - I can’t imagine why anyone would hate pigs.
Do they really think that we’re going to want to have our taxes raised to pay them when they do this?
Because this kind is NOT edible...
Money for nuttin and your chicks for free.
It isn’t going to be much of a stretch from them start doing that to people.
Who’s going to argue with them?
Dead men & women tell no tales.
He got his emotional rush and was not interrupted by the Woman crossing the yard.
And while the dog was retreating he continued to fire to get the job done.
Yes, Sociopath is the proper accusation here.
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