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Originally posted by SmokeandShadow
There is such little information in the article, but I gather the officer had no warrant and was on the mans property? If the cop was in the wrong then the blast to the face is completely justified.
Originally posted by OsmosCosmos
Killing a fellow human does not make sense to me ever.
Originally posted by spliff4020
You dont shoot someone over a dog. If the citizen was smart (which we obviously know he wasn't), he would have armed himself with a camera and recorded the situation. Not pulled out a shotgun. Over a frickin dog... people like him sicken me, i swear..
Originally posted by Erongaricuaro
Cops don't shoot dogs over no..., uh, well, yes they do sometimes. When they bust through your door, line your wife and kids up on the sofa, shoot Skippy your kids' cocker spaniel, cuff you and make you watch it all while they go rifling through your home before they realize it was the house across the hall that someone called and said they smelled marijuana smoke. Don't tell me this never happens. This sort of erosion of freedoms, and much of it brought to by The War on Drugs.
What price freedom? The cost of a few lives of soldiers and civilians? Many a government has thought so. Intruding forces need to subdue their objective before going in to take captives. When realizing he was to be going onto private property the cop should have known immediately to shoot both dogs before going in to discuss the possible traffic infraction with Hitcho.
edit on 21-8-2011 by Erongaricuaro because: (no reason given)