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.
“It seems to be authorized behavior.”
Yes, it is definitely authorized behavior, or maybe more accurately, standard operating procedure. They have adopted the philosophy that it’s proper to shoot a citizen’s dog, whether it poses a real threat or not, just to preserve the theoretical safety of the officer.
I think the same type of idea is at play in a lot of the police abuses that are happening lately. For example, the excessive tasering of nonviolent suspects. This is not a random phenomenon, but the result of police officers being trained to preserve their own safety as the highest priority. So, they will naturally tend to escalate to a taser rather than try to physically restrain someone, and it seems increasingly, rather than just talking to someone.
What this is doing is making people hate ALL cops. If there are any good ones left they’d better start condemning this crap.
This also shows when obama orders guns and ammo and clips confiscated the local cops will be the ones knocking on your door. Why? Because very few of them have any idea what’s in the constitution. They believe they have the right to do anything they please. And the courts have ruled in their favor. A cop asks for an I.D. and you refuse? You’re arrested. A cop comes to your door and says he has “reason to believe” a crime is going on in your home, he’ll shoot you and your dogs if you don’t let him in.
My advice is if you own a dog and the cops knock on your door, secure the dog before you open it.
It should be found in the state code. Here is the provision in my state:
"(b) Notwithstanding §1732 of this title, no dog shall be considered dangerous or potentially dangerous if the dog was protecting or defending a person within the immediate vicinity of the dog from an attack or assault."
it’s called “officer safety first above everything else, including your life, your rights, your pets’ life”. even when they screw up and you’re the wrong house. you’re just a frigging peon.