The officer was needlessly trespassing and shot a dog in its own yard that was barking at him. That is wrong. It is just one more example of how the cops in this country are out of control. They also injure and shoot innocent humans, brown ones, white ones, etc. You are trying to imply that my comments place the value of a dog's life above a human's. That's clearly not the case.
Perhaps you don't agree with me that the cops are out of control. That's fine. There are many who don't; however, their number will decline every time there's another Michael Brown, illegal chokehold death, etc.
Moving on, the main problem I see with the cops is that there is not effective oversight, accountability or transparency. When someone is killed or maimed by a cop, how often is a grand jury empaneled; how long does that take if it does happen; how much evidence gets "lost," tampered with, suppressed along the way? What does a grand jury actually get to hear/see? The wheels of justice turn in a machine that is by its nature friendly to the police.
Cops do what they do because they know they will almost certainly get away with it. And recent history supports that belief.
yfan wrote:Oh I see. So now we have gone from "clearly not a threat" to "in your opinion." Well, at least that's progress. So we can declare that the dog was not a threat based on "other coverage" but God forbid we make that case for actual humans.