|Barked: Tue May 28, '13 2:27pm PST |
|This was NOT the owner's fault!!! I saw that on the first page. Yuck.
I am the first to say things like that.....you need to supervise your pet. You don't HAVE to, but when you don't it's a little like letting kitty outside....a host more potential dangers can occur. I personally don't go there and advise others not to.
But in this case, the family was right THERE. Accidents happen, gates get left ajar. This was just a moment in time that was turned into a tragic disaster by some Pit phobic cop.
The article quoted his wife, and I am so disgusted. You are talking about CHILDREN who not only just watched their pet gunned down, but were in the immediate vicinity when the officer opened fire. That is UNCONSCIONABLE. This was sad enough, but how much worse could it have been? She feels ok because this was a loose Pit Bull, vs her husband opening fire on a neighborhood street? Like FOR REAL? Just EW!
That officer needs to be taken off street duty. This was horrible, horrible judgment that resulted in a pointless tragedy. Just a happy little family pup. Chicago has a bad problem with gangs and the fight culture, so he obviously had some bias against Pit Bulls. This is as sad an outcome as I have seen in a long while, and I am greatly disturbed by the cop and his wife. Not only the act, but the utter, utter lack of remorse or emotion towards this victimized family and their poor dog.
I am the first to stand up for officers when it is just. I was all over defending the officer involved in the Charlie the Pit Bull episode. This officer? No way, no how. EIGHT times? I have seen pictures of that poor door on the vet's table. It's ridiculous. One shot to the leg would have downed the dog. This guy needs to be taken off the streets....he is potentially a community risk. He was accused of saying something bad (calling this an "N" dog), and given his overall behavior, I totally buy he said that. It is not simply what he did, but how he and his wife comported themselves in the aftermath.
Edited by author Tue May 28, '13 2:35pm PST
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