Missouri

This dog was first chained to the trailer, wagging its tail. The only aggression shown by this dog was after it was re-chained up to a pickup truck for about 10 mins. Yes, it panicked when the catch pole came out but that is to be expected. Most animals will panic when a catch pole is looped around their neck by a stranger. The dog was shot once then seemed like it was wagging his tail before it was shot the 2nd time in the head.

The officer shoots the dog at around 5:28

How sad.  I hope the guy who shot the dog doesn’t have his job anymore. That is outrageous.

I wonder why they even bothered pointing the camera at the area where they were going to get the dog from.  Is that standard procedure now if you have the time to do it? Seems to me like it would be in the officer’s best interest not to record themselves doing anything, because any criticism they would get, could just be swept under the rug.  I am really glad though, that incidents like this DO get caught on video.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbwSwvUaRqc[/youtube]

This video shows a search warrant served by the Columbia Mo. police department. The cops bust in this guys house in the middle of the night and shoot his two dogs (one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen and the other a Corgi) with children in the home. it turns out that rather than a big time drug dealer, this guy had a small pipe with some resin in it, a grinder, and what the cops here call “a small amount of marijuana” (meaning less than a few grams).

Normally I think it’s hilarious when memes become a reality, but not in this case. People on the internet are always spouting off “hide your dog” when someone talks about something even slightly questionable.  There have been instances in the past where dogs actually have been shot.  I have not seen videos, so I can not say whether the dog was a threat or not and the same goes for this case.  You don’t actually see the dogs being shot.  If the pit bull was shot INSIDE of its cage (as the video description suggests), it was obviously not a threat. The shit is really going to hit the fan on this one.

What an outrageous abuse of power. Poor guy… nothing can bring back his dogs :(

In police departments, is there usually someone filming when a warrant is served? Helmet cams I could see, but to send a guy in just as the camera man seems like a big risk if you are unsure what you are going to encounter.

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