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I know that ATS loves to hate a cop no matter the circumstances, but I am angry at the owner for this one. One more animal dead because of complete morons. Pretty typical.
Also for those saying the cop should of gotten into the car and left the dogs, here is another scenario: cop gets into the car and leaves the dogs. A little girl tries to ride her bike down the street, gets attacked by loose labs and has to go to the ER.
reply to post by Bilk22
I didn't realize shooting a viscous dog (who was reported to be chasing people) that was attempting to bite me was overkill.
My previous reply to thisguyrighthere applies to you too.
If you take that as me choosing to do the right thing only because someone was filming (insinuating that I would do the wrong thing if someone wasn't) you can go pound sand buddy.edit on 13-2-2014 by TorqueyThePig because: (no reason given)
3. An officer sometimes has fractions of a second to process information and to make a decision.
I don't want to run the risk of being bit and/or contracting rabies.
4. I have a very high respect for British police officers, but I think they may have needed or wished they had a firearm in this incident.
Could I have shot the dog? Yes. I didn't because I was worried somebody watching was filming and would of put the video on Youtube. I didn't want to be harassed by people saying that I made the wrong call. I also felt bad because being a dog person I know that it is the owners fault as to why the dog is the way he is. Luckily in my specific situation things worked out positively.