Link to an article which asks whether microchipping dogs should be mandatory.
Still respect law enforcement? Still believe they are "serving and protecting" you? Time to rethink that...
The video shows one of the most disgusting displays of cowardice and inhumanity i've seen by police....and make no mistake...if they are this lacking in courage and compassion toward an animal, they will do the same to a human.
I can't even recommend watching the video...i wish i hadn't, but it can be viewed at the website below...
"Heartbreaking moment cops shot and killed dog who leapt at officers when owner was being arrested for FILMING them
Leon Rosby, 52, was walking his dog and video-tapping a police scene when he was arrested for obstruction of justice
He locked his dog in the car with the windows rolled down, and while being arrested the dog escaped
A police officer shot the dog when it ran over to his owner
Rosby is now in the process of filing a suit against the police department for killing his dog
A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California.
The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone.
The video (watch original on YouTube) shows Rosby, 52, walking his dog Sunday around 7 p.m. near a house with several police squad cars parked outside.
He is seen filming the scene in order 'to make sure nobody's civil rights were being violated,' he told DailyBreeze.com.
Rosby is then seen talking to a pair of police officers in the distance.
Hawthorne Police Lt Scott Swain said that officers were warning Rosby to turn down the music in his car.
'It's distracting the officers. It's interfering with what they are able to hear,' Lt Swain said. 'It's not just a party call. It's an armed robbery call. The officers need to hear what's going on with the people being called out of the residence. That music in his car is bleeding over and it's distracting them.'
A neighbor who witnessed the event said they heard Rosby yell 'It's my (expletive) radio!' to officers.
But Rosby said that didn't happen because as a Christian he doesn't swear.
'I do apologize if I didn't immediately comply,' Rosby said. 'The music may have been a little loud but I was complying.'
'He literally killed my puppy I had since he was 6 weeks old,' Rosby said.
In the video, Rosby is noticeably upset.
'I was crying and hollering, "My dog! Max! Max!"'
Rosby doesn't understand why police didn't let him go to properly secure his dog, or why they continued to arrest him after he put the dog in the car - a sign that he was leaving.
'There was no way Max should have died like that,' Rosby said. 'Max was only protecting his master. He was trying to stop them from beating on me.'
'All he did was love me,' he added..."
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2353347/Police-shoot-kill-R...
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my heart goes out to this man, as my childhood pet dog was also illegally gunned down by a local police officer for doing nothing wrong, just sitting in front of the store waiting for my dad to come out.
when they will gun down your dog, they'll gun down your wife and child without thinking twice as well. even the mafia doesn't kill puppies like that. when gangster ethics supercede those of law enforcement, it's a crying shame and a sobering warning for the future.