posted on Nov, 3 2014 @ 06:55 PM
Having reviewed the article and the video here is the things to look at, and consider, the facts as presented and ultimately who is at fault:
The facts are as follows:
Person with said animal took it out. Animal defecated on a neighbor’s yard. Said owner of yard, demanded that the owner of said animal remove said
waste. Owner of the animal did not. Owner of yard went over to talk to owner of the animal. Owner of the animal escalated it by using a weapon to
threaten owner of the yard. Police were called, threats were made. Owner of animal sent animal out. Police shot dog.
Ok who is at fault for the animal getting shot? The owner of the animal, using said animal as a weapon. As cruel as it is, the owner did not have to
send his animal out, nor did he show any kind of courtesy of being a good neighbor to those around him. They tried to resolve this, he chose not to.
They tried to get him to do the right thing and he threatened all of those around. When he released the animal out into the yard, it is as if he
fired the first shot, and ultimately this should never have gone that far. The owner of the animal could have been responsible, he was not. He could
have apologized, and explain or stated he did not have the means to remove said waste from the yard. He could have done anything, but the moment a
weapon was pulled, he is in the wrong. The moment he sent the animal out, when the police was wrong, in short he was assaulting them.
As sad as this situation is, the reality is that the laws in all states are very clear. If the animal is not confined then the owner is at fault.
That means if the animal bites someone the owner has to take responsibly. If the animal does what animals do, then it is up to the owner to take care
of it. And when the police are involved, the reality is that if the owner does not have the animal under control, or restrained, then the police have
all rights to do as the law dictates.
We do not know all of the details, only what is being shown in the video and reported. Ultimately, this will have to be in the hands of the
investigators, lawyers, judges and juries to decide what is and is not acceptable in this case.