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.
Every cop who fired a weapon in this instance should be fired.
That’s what struck me - a Basset Hound that was retreating (i.e. posing no threat)
These pieces of crap enjoy doing this. Nothing will convince me they don’t.
If it were my dog, I don’t think I would be able to restrain myself, I really don’t.
Can you say “jury nullification?”
Depressingly common these days. There seems to be no real threat in any of these numerous cases that justifies unleashing gunfire. If you’re a cop and in pursuit of s suspect, there still has to be a smidgen of consciousness remaining to tell you you are potentially invading and endangering innocent parties and their property. God what morons we are producing!
May these bloodthirsty, dog-killing cowards in blue be chased through the fires of Hell for all eternity by huge ravenous packs of equine-sized hellhounds.
There is simply no justification for this. I cannot possibly understand the depths of hatred, cruelty and hubris within the souls of these cops.
And until they become personally liable for these obviously criminal acts, this evil will continue.
I fear that it will only get worse.
This would not have ended pretty at my house. I would just hope I’d have managed to get the perp before the rest of the Stasi attack squad riddled me.
2 of my pet-peeves involving police officers:
1) The shooting of people’s pets with little or not provocation.
2) Really bad marksmanship (that puts the general public at risk).
Have you seen the way they look nowadays? More like cowards dressed as wannabe shoot-em-up military types.
Terrible story. How was Willy Pete a threat when he was running away from them? Sounds like WIlly Pete was shot in the back. Whoever did it should not only lose his job he should spend some time in jail.
We really need a web site for a hall of shame for these types
with their mug shots and what they did listed for all to see.
“But when she saw two police cruisers speeding down the road, she called her husband to ask him if he knew what was going on. Her husband then called the local State Police detachment to let officers know that his wife and children aged 18 months and 7 months were in the home.
The first time he called they blew him off, she said. The second time he called they said they would let the officers know.
“He told her the officers were looking for Jonathan Jeffers, who reportedly threatened his wife early Tuesday morning, fired a shot at an officer responding to the calls for help and fled in a vehicle.”
No way the police should have shot the dog, as far as I can tell, but with the woman knowing there was a manhunt on, why did she have her dog out on the porch?
It’s everyone inside, lock the doors, and make sure the weapons are loaded time.
That’s called blaming the victim.
What if someone doesn’t know the police are around ready to shoot anything that moves?
There do seem to be more an more of these taking place.
I would have shot that cop dead right in the front yard and any other cop who drew a weapon.
The officer is guilty of murder period. Lock him up for life or use him as target practice.
Unfortunately, in today’s world when the SWAT Team loads up for bear something has got to die! It’s just what they do. If you are unlucky you could be collateral damage.
These cowards can't tell the difference between a mean dog and an "old, arthritic family pet. None of them are fit to carry a gun, let alone wear a badge.
According to the article the poor dog was running AWAY when they shot it. Some hero's they are. Too bad the police dog didn't turn on them, I'm sure he was smarter than the ones shooting.
If the finest police force in the country is searching my woods for a guy who took a shot at his wife, I will have the children and dogs inside because of the bad guy, not because of the police.
I have to tell you if it was me they might have faced returning fire. I am a maniac about my dogs. I’d be in prison for murder. One of these days its going to happen.
I can’t imagine the government employee (read: constable) shooting dog scenario happening more than once in the 1770s.
I suspect they are deliberately selecting FOR sociopaths -- cops who will not hesitate to follow orders, no matter what those orders are, in order to keep collecting a paycheck.
Sounds like a military family.
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