Dead Pets Society
"Amid a heated public controversy, Hendersonville's police chief yesterday backed away from earlier statements that a police officer was justified in shooting a leashed dog Tuesday night in a public park.
Dog was not aggressive, owner says.
Animal advocacy groups respond.
"The video shows the animal control officer holding a leashed dog that is sitting calmly. Seconds later, a police officer appears. He grabs the leash along with the animal control officer. The dog begins to struggle. The police officer draws his gun and shoots the dog twice.
"Police say the dog was vicious and had attacked the animal control officer, causing redness and bruising to her leg. The animal control officer had responded to a call about a dog running loose about 5:18 p.m.
"This is not the first time a dog shooting by a Midstate police officer has raised controversy. On Jan. 1, 2003, a Cookeville, Tenn., police officer shot a North Carolina family's mixed-breed dog, Patton, at point-blank range during a traffic stop."
Go back to overeatin'--or citin' squeaky toys for corruptin' the morals of society. And for God's sake--someone take away those police revolvers until they stop thinkin' they're the Earp brothers at the OK Corral.
posted by Harrison at 9:22 PM
How rude...8:46 PM