Police Kill Grandmother's Dog in Botched Drug Raid

I don't know what else to say about this, except that it's just like all the other inexcusably brutal, incompetent and entirely unnecessary drug raid killings we've covered here:


As usual, the officers involved had every opportunity on earth not to shoot this woman's dog. She asked to put the dog in the bathroom and they said to go ahead and do that. Then, at some point, an officer went into the bathroom and killed the dog.

The guy they were looking for hadn’t even lived there in 12 years.
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13 year old dog

You can see a picture of the dog and the reporter says it's a 13 year old dog. Now I could be wrong about this, but I believe the story goes, that one year of a dogs life is equal to 7 in human years.

Now take another look at the picture of the dog and imagine that dog is 91 years old. How threatening could the dog be!

It's all in the title

Police Officer shoots ninety one year old dog, claims Self Defence !

Did you notice

The dog appeared to be a Lhasa Apso or ShiTzu type, couldn't have weighed over 20 pounds, if that. That dog shooting was just plain murder of a defenseless aged dog. My dog is a 40 lb Cocker/Poodle mix and will be 17 in September, she can barely stand on all fours for more than a few minutes, unless she's walking, anymore, but I fully expect if the cops raided my home, by design or mistake, they would find some reason to kill her, they'd likely kill my hubby's 10 yo Chihuahua, too, as she'd be barking at them from the couch, which she can't get off because she's afraid to jump down those 18" to the floor, she has a bum hind leg and can't even negotiate stairs, anymore.

If these stories don't get exposed over a much wider "audience" these dog killings will continue. Until the majority of people get up in arms and start raising hell over these atrocities (and convicting when such a case actually makes it to court, as far too few actually do) nothing will be done to the perpetrators of this violence, they'll keep killing animals and people with impunity. So tell your neighbors, your friends, your families, every time you read one of these stories. Write letters to the editor, and to your town/county council and/or your mayor; demand the LEOs on your local police force are trained to call in animal control experts if they feel threatened, and make them fill out tons of paperwork every single time they discharge their weapons (guns and tasers), whether it is a person, a dog, or a damn tin can that they've shot. And, should their human or animal victim die, charge them with a crime -- murder, animal cruelty, destruction of property, or whatever charge can be made to stick! If you ever get on a jury in a trial where a cop is accused of misconduct, damn it, CONVICT instead of giving the cop the benefit of the doubt. We put these people in a position of power over the general populace, so we should damn well be holding them to a much higher standard of behavior than we do with the average person.

I'm pro-choice on EVERYTHING!

Seems like the animal welfare groups should be protesting

the unnecessary and barbaric killing of dogs by police, who of course use drugs themselves (alcohol).

SAD!!

The thing is, we all know what the outcome will be! The will say, "No problem. The dog killers followed SOP."

I laugh at, people's, dogs like this, when I go to their house. The mouth is not big enough to get hold of your leg! (I don't try to pet them!! They could get hold of my hand. lol)

Maybe these cowards need job where they don't have to have any contact with such "dangerous" animals! Like maybe they should go to work for the garbage collectors. They don't get guns!

And, what was the warrant for? Maybe they need to take the lady in for drug testing!! NUTS!

Moonrider,

I thought that the dog looked more like the dog of Milo and Otis fame! But, it is a bad picture.

In the bathroom

[email protected],Vancouver,B.C.CanadaThat just about says it all.The woman asked to put her dog in the bathroom and some cop still "had"to shoot the animal.Obviously there were too many cops involved in the raid to know what each other and anyone else was doing.This is typical.I have had 15 armed police going through a two room bedroom suite for over 6 hours.They left no cereal box unturned,and dumped on whatever else they'd tossed on the floor which was everything we owned.I had a landlord who was being nice and bringing us over a phone tackled in his own driveway and wrestled to the ground.When I saw him he had a black eye and a bloody nose.The phone was seized for examination.Those cops were about the nicest I had run into.

In the bathroom

[email protected],Vancouver,B.C.CanadaThat just about says it all.The woman asked to put her dog in the bathroom and some cop still "had"to shoot the animal.Obviously there were too many cops involved in the raid to know what each other and anyone else was doing.This is typical.I have had 15 armed police going through a two room bedroom suite for over 6 hours.They left no cereal box unturned,and dumped on whatever else they'd tossed on the floor which was everything we owned.I had a landlord who was being nice and bringing us over a phone tackled in his own driveway and wrestled to the ground.When I saw him he had a black eye and a bloody nose.The phone was seized for examination.Those cops were about the nicest I had run into.

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