Saturday, February 27, 2010

Police shoot dog in his own backyard

Minneapolis police are defending shooting a neighbor's dog during an arrest at another home. The dog was in his backyard when police were attempting to arrest someone next door.

Witnesses say the dog didn't do anything.

Police say the dog barked aggressively.

And so they shot him.

Since when is barking aggressively when chaos is coming close to your home-front a shoot-worthy sin?

1 comment:

Nichole said...

This is absolutely asinine. Chances are there won't be any repercussions for the officers either.

I spoke at length with my biological father about this issue about a year ago when officers in Nevada pursuing a suspect killed a pit bull in it's own yard. He said that the officers must consider their own safety first, and that seems to be the prevailing thought.

However, this dog in MN was in no way a danger to those officers. If it were up to me, I'd have their badge.