Skip to comments.Witnesses: Detroit police fatally shoot three harmless dogs during pot bust
Posted on 10/20/2012 10:49:07 PM PDT by Altariel
There was nothing James Woods could do.
He screamed; he pleaded. Please dont harm my dogs, he begged police, who moments earlier had barged into his east-side home looking for marijuana.
Woods was forced into a corner last week when the first shot rang out a 12-gauge shotgun. Woods young pit bull, Tank, who neighbors and witnesses say was confined to a locked fence outside and unable to harm anyone, lay dead in a puddle of blood, shot in the face.
Fearing police would hurt his two other dogs, who were inside the house, Woods cried out: Please! They wont hurt you! Stop chasing them! Theyre just scared.
Witnesses told a consistent story: Police chased the dogs, Hump and Janey, around the house, shooting Woods longtime companions as they fled.
They came in like they were shooting deer, Woods said.
Janey, a small, older pit bull, dragged a trail of blood around the house until she finally collapsed.
They shot her four times as she was trying to get away, Woods said, his pale blue eyes welling up. She didnt have a chance. It just isnt right.
Neighbors said the three dogs, which included a German shepherd mix, were tame and friendly.
They were good dogs, a neighbor said.
Police didnt respond to calls or emails for comment.
Woods, a financially struggling jack-of-all-trades, spent the next two days in jail, grieving his companions.
His friend, Scott Kraz, photographed the carcasses in hopes of proving that police shot the dogs from behind.
From the position of the two dogs inside the building, they were running away from the door, away from the police, Kraz said.
After collecting the evidence, Kraz buried the three dogs in the front yard of the home, where Woods now lives alone, with a heavy heart.
On Tuesday afternoon, Woods finished up a long day of trimming trees and sparked a cigarette.
They killed my dogs, he said, shaking his head. The Detroit Police Department murdered my dogs.
(Do I really need a sarc tag?)
I’m just wondering, if you were to trace police hierarchy to the top, is it a Muslim at the top?
I’m being semi-serious on this, because there are too many of these types of shootings to be accidental.
That is an excellent question.
Such dog killings would certainly be palatable (moreover, delightful) to a Muslim.
However, one need not worship the false god Allah to loathe the creations of the true Yahweh.
It may be a case of “there is no god but the State and the officer is its prophet.” Dogs that don’t serve the interest of the state? Well, they may be eliminated at the discretion of the government employee(s) present.
Those who worship false gods tend to have low regard for that which Yahweh created.
scumbag cops like this need to be taken down. they do this to innocent people as well when they do no-knocks on wrong addresses, the people are defending themselves from what they think is a home invasion.
They need to raid a few wrong addresses ‘on purpose.’
Police won’t behave like decent human beings until citizens start shooting back at them for a change.
Horror stories over at the Muckraker.
What is puzzling is why would an attorney pursuing such a lawsuit (which at most might yield $10,000 or so as it is considered a property tort in the eyes of the law — hardly anything a city that gets routinely slapped with million dollar judgments ought to care about) get threats against his own children? @$$4073$!
Does this man have so little concern for his dogs that he keeps them around his pot growing operation?
Even if I was FOR drug legalization, which I am not, I would not subject animals or kids to the possibility of a drug raid. What kind of person would?
Can anybody establish that any pot was found?
Every non-cop is a dog lover.
Drugs aren’t going to be legalized because the drug war brings in too much revenue for the courts, police depts, and other agencies involved.
None of them have any intention of winning the war eitherif they were truly serious about it, decisive actions could’ve been taken decades ago, such as sealing off the border and what not.
When the country was more devout it had much less difficulty with crime connected with intoxicants, which were also much less difficult to get. Seems to me that every year, more “things” get banned, as though they could chase after people and cause them to do bad things on their own accord, and we see more and more novel intoxicants. Who would have ever dreamed the old “Calgon, take me away” commercials would become literal? (Bath salts)
Yup... a good FENCE at the border would do a whale of a lot to stanch the Mexican-US narcotics traffic.
I am a non cop and a cat lover. I favor cats over dogs.
Still, there are things even a dog does not deserve. This was one of them. PETA where are you when we need you.
“President Obama: “Dog Eater,” the Music Video”
I didn’t save the link but I just read that 0bama gave Libya money to secure their borders.
“Every non-cop is a dog lover.”
I really doubt that’s true. My mom hates dogs, and has nothing to do with law enforcement, for example.
Also I imagine there are plenty of cops that love dogs, although I don’t know any cops, personally.
‘Can anybody establish that any pot was found?”
None that I see in the story. However it doesn’t mention that it was actually a mistaken raid.
My point stands whether the guy is guilty of not, and it is this: should you really have vulnerable people, or vulnerable animals, around, if you want to engage in illegal activity that is known for violent scenarios.
Let’s suppose I really think I should be allowed to run a meth lab. I think it’s great for people, and that nanny state government should let me cook all the dope I want. Should I keep my kids around the lab? Or my dogs? Or my cockatoo? That is, if I want to keep them out of harm’s way?
I say I should. It is hard for me to feel sorry for the man since he apparently had his dogs around either for his companionship or his protection, without regard for THEIR safety. I am sorry for the dogs, however, who are guilty of nothing, apparently.
What pot growing operation?
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