Monday, December 20, 2010

Cop shoots, kills family dog

A Clayton County, Georgia mother of six said the family dog did what he always did when he saw someone. He barked.

But when "Boomer" started barking and running toward a police officer Saturday morning, the officer shot the dog and killed it, Lawrene King told the AJC Sunday night.

“He’s a golden retriever," King said. "He barks, but he’s never bitten anyone.”

 I don't blame the cop for shooting at a charging, barking dog. All things being equal I'd probably do the same. My bitch with all of this comes from the cops wanting to have their cake and eat it too.

Try shooting at one of THEIR dogs, and you're barking up the wrong tree. THEIR dogs are "officers, their dogs are "deputies". And above all else, their dogs are special and mine and yours aren't.

And not for nothing, but why in the name of all that's holy do these stupid people allow their animals to run untethered. The son who was in charge was 19...19. On my second trip to SE Asia at 19. So don't tell me he hadn't a clue. Mommy wasn't home so Mr. 19 lets the doggie get killed because he's dumbass enough to not understand the basic premise of civilization.

Animals are animals and people are people. People come first. Even cops.

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