Shoot first, ask questions later. Too many of these recently:
For your doggie ping list.
That’s a vicious looking dog. He must have been guarding a pile of crack.
Pretty soon some dog owner is going to get pissed off and return fire.
Cops don’t need high capacity magazines to shoot dogs.
It’s them eyes!!!
Poor lil feller...
Great job officer...
As this sort of shooting of animals is happening over, and over again in towns, and cities across this country there must be some sort of policy in some standard, universal LEO training manual that states this is what will be done to dogs encountered in the LEO line of duty.
It’s happening too much too often all across the country to be coincidental. It seems to be authorized behavior.
He is lucky they didn’t shoot him “by mistake”. Here’s a map of botched raids where some of the victims weren’t so lucky:
this is why more and more people aren’t viewing police as being on their side anymore. they shouldn’t be surprised if the community more and more turns against them since they’ve adopted these non-thinking zero-tolerance “officer safety above everything else” policies.
they have no rights to do this kind of violent assault on people,especially when they make the mistake. they need to pay dearly for these lethal, non-fixable mistakes. how’d they like this to happen to them?
The police behave as if their minds are addled by illegal drugs. It is time we start drug testing the police.
Sir, your house was not targeted “by mistake”.
Your house and your dog were targeted *deliberately*.
Do not make excuses for our government employees in blue that you would not make for the UPS man, the pizza delivery man, the repairman.....
You got that right.
Only the police and military can be trusted with guns. All the better people know that.
Absolutely terrible. Looks like Ziggy was a great dog. I recently got a call from the NYPD Fraternal Order of Police, wanting a donation for some police cause. Oh boy! They got an earful from me about their rude and disgusting officers who act more like jackbooted thugs than servants of the public. I also had in mind all the dogs killed by cretinous police officers all over the country, including NYC. I told them, in no uncertain terms, that they were not on my list of approved charities and never to call my number again.
Re my post at #7. Being concerned about the numerous shootings of dogs all across the country by LEO, and because of the appearance this is some universal policy to shoot, and kill dogs I sent an email to an old friend of mine (Army buddy from the mid sixties) who retired a number of years ago from a major city Police Department. We had both joined back then, but I chose to go a different career. Following my question to him is his response, which seems quite clear to me:
My Question to him: “Article after article from locations all across this Nation we read about LEO arriving on scene at someone’s home, and Zippy the dog runs out the door, and the LEO pulls his gun, and shoots the dog dead, or LEO enters a person’s backyard through a closed latched gate, and encounters a dog, shoots, and kills the dog. It’s happening all over the country in towns, and cities in every State of the Union as though it’s an authorized, sanctioned policy.
Is it that you know of?”
Retired Police Captain’s response: “Nothing I have ever heard of, and I rather doubt its a sanctioned policy, sounds like a whole bunch of cops with itchy trigger fingers. Trust me, thats a full blown officer involved shooting, and you never want to go through one of those.”
So now I wonder if it’s chain reaction sort of copy-cat type of act. One guy did it, and now his actions are being copied by LEO’s that should not have passed the test, or perhaps an attitude has evolved that needs to be addressed.
The police are shooting dogs as training for shooting gun owners.