Skip to comments."Just Kill Him" Controversial Video of Police Shooting Family Dog
Posted on 01/12/2011 10:09:52 AM PST by Immerito
DES MOINES, WA -- In November police officers tased, then shot and killed a 120-pound Newfoundland named Rosie.
The shooting sparked both a community vigil for the dog and an independent review of the officers' actions.
Although initiall reports were that the dog was acting aggressively when she escaped from her fenced yard and was spotted roaming neighborhood streets, video taken from the patrol car dash-cams may cast the shooting in a different light.
Warning: Videos contain graphic sounds and language.
The videos, released by Des Moines Police show the dog being tazed by an officer, then running away. In another video you hear an officer fire his gun, presumably hitting the dog, then another officer saying "Nice".
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Geez - it’s hard to understand why ANYONE could hate cops!
Between Dupnik and this the law enforcement community seems to be living up to my expectations pinion of it these past few days.
Rosie was black.
Therefore the cops are racist too.
But does a dog simply running loose deserve to be killed?
Just awful... to say the least....:(
That's as much as admitting the shooting was unnecessary.
If it is allowed to do so. Keep your pets on your property. End of problem. And spay and neuter them. Tax payers are tired of cleaning up for pet owners. We are forced to kill hundreds of thousands of animals each year because of pet owners.
BTW. When did they move Des Moines to Washington? Anyone know?
In another video you hear an officer fire his gun, presumably hitting the dog, then another officer saying “Nice”.
It doesn’t matter what line of work you happen to be in - when coworker B sees coworker A perform some job related function and immediately says “nice” - that can only mean that said action was part of the “corporate culture”.
If I helped a customer or straightened out a messed up situation at my job, one of my coworkers might say “nice”.
If I acted way out of line with company policy - not so much.
This is something that anybody who has been in the workforce can relate to, no matter in what job capacity.
Show me where I’m wrong in my reasoning here.
I don’t even need to see the video! I have owned Newfies, they are huge and hairy and drool, they are the LEAST aggressive of ALL breeds!
The standard line from the pet owner is it got out, bet on the fact it got out everyday and that is why the cops was called.
Noone is “forced” to kill dogs. People make choices. They are not merely the victims of circumstance (despite what liberals would have you believe).
The cops could have waited for animal control to pick up the dog. This dog was running away, trying to avoid these cops. There was no reason to put down the dog.
Anyone, and I do mean anyone, who harms one of my family’s pets is a dead person walking. The only question is when, where, and how.
and thats a reason to taze then shoot it? it was growling at the very people that just attacked it. The dog was cornered and doing nothing more than tryin to protect itself. Gimme a break!
Your “fact” is an assumption. Most dogs do not get out everyday. The cops were called because someone saw a loose dog and didn’t have the sense to call animal control.
I’ll tell ya... The 98% of cops that are bad, give the 2% that are good a bad name....
No one has made that argument. However, the cops ARE responsible for declaring “Just kill him”, and shooting a dog unnecessarily.
Bad cops need to go; they give the Good Cops a bad name, and make it harder for them to do their jobs.
Don’t defend bad cops.
Founded in 1887 by former residents of Des Moines, IA.
I used to live near there (later my property was annexed into the city), quite a beautiful city. Just south of Sea-tac airport.
Gary Ridgeway (the Green River killer) lived there for much of the time he was committing his crimes.
You are right. It is disgusting and sad.
In answer to my own dumb-a$$ question....
I can’t bring myself to watch the video, but I really doubt that a newfoundland would be anywhere near that aggressive to justify execution
Thanks for the info in post 25.
I should know better than to go assuming some moron reporter used WA incorrectly, instead of WI.
WA it is.
This was a torture-killing....
A torture killing would have been one or two shots leaving the animal in pain; only to die hours later.
If anything, the officer was merciful in insuring the dog was dead, dead, dead.
It is very hard to envision any breed being as gentle and non-aggressive as them. Really, they are amazingly docile and friendly.
To consider one (especially a female) a threat is simply nonsense.
Killing a pet/dog in the context of a no-knock gestapo raid is bad enough...but this??
It must be recognized that these officers must also pass judgement on humans they encounter in their job.
Would you want an officer with their mindset to quickly judge how you, your family, your neighbors would be treated by them?
24 minute Police cam video at the link above.
You are making a lot of assumptions with your comments.
IF, and that’s a big IF, what you’re assuming is true, then why did the neighborhood hold a vigil for the dog and its owners?
If the dog were a nuisance as you assume, then the neighbors should be applauding the cops, right?
Criticizing the owners for permitting their dog to roam and be a nuisance, right?
There’s only one problem. The opposite is what’s happening.
There were witnesses stating that the dog was being chased by children in the neighborhood and the dog didn’t display any aggressiveness towards the children.
The only time the dog apparently [cops versions here] did was after it was tased and chased into hiding by the police. There were many witness statements that contradict the police version of events.
Is discharging a firearm in a residential area and subsequently killing a dog really a prudent thing to do when the dog has hidden itself from its attackers?
Really? Was that the only option? I seriously doubt it.
Not only was a cop a JERK to the nth degree..
He’s a lousy shot, too.
This just is horrid all the way around.
A police officer with significant firearms training takes four shots to kill a dog at point blank range???? BS!
Center mass shots to a large dog laying on the ground would be gut shots in my book. Not very merciful. The first shot, if it was really, really necessary should have been a head shot.
What you need to realize is cowards hate dogs.
Assuming lousy shooting by the cop notwithstanding...
All I’m saying is at least the cop made dead sure the dog was dead.
None of which would have happened if the dog had been in its fenced in yard.
Osifer Jack Boots needed four shots with a .223 rifle to kill a don lying on the ground?
What can we determine from the above statement of the true fact of the shooting of the dog?
1. Ossifer Jack Boots can’t humanely kill an animal. Even a law enforcement person should be able to manage to shoot a non-moving dog in the brain when shooting under the conditions described in the Des Moines Police report.
2. Ossifer jack Boots should be charged with animal cruelty due to his needing four shots to kill the dog.
3. The entire killing process was a prolonged and unnecessary infliction of pain on an animal that was lying down when it was shot.
I’d like to not hear any more whines from the AR-15 bunch about the effectiveness of the .223 round, the one otherwise known as “the mouse gun round”. If it can’t kill a sleeping dog, what good will it do when used to defend against a drugged and armed attacker?
So we know you have a lot in common with they guy in Tuscon. Get help!
We have a police state now. This is just practice.
Yep...in a very cruel and inhumane fashion, the officer ensured the death of the dog.
Good on him....eh?
First and most importantly, the dog should not have been running loose. That being said...
Why tase a dog? If it’s a threat, shoot it; if it’s not, then leave the damn thing alone.
Why would you shoot an animal lying on the ground (presumably point-blank) with a RIFLE? And yet not shoot it in the head to quickly end it’s life? Why fire four times into it’s belly??
Before you continue to defend bad cops, you especially need to see the 24 min 18 sec video.
There are plenty of reasonable alternatives to the situation that did not involve FOUR shots to a dog lying down on the ground. Bad aim + Bad shooting + bad cops = Do not defend.
That picture ain’t “rosy”.
DId you bother to hear how vicous the dog sounded? 4 cops wasting their time on a vicious dog knowing that no matter what they have to do dog lovers will complain.
PS: I have two dogs. If my dog was going nuts and posing a danger to kids I would want a cop to take him out to.
You know nothing about me. Nothing at all.