Police Shoot Dog, Gunshots Caught On Graphic Video

Jul 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Switched

A shocking video that has gone viral after it was posted to Reddit Monday afternoon shows Hawthorne police shooting a man's dog to death in front of the man.

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Jen

Belrose, Australia

#1 Jul 2, 2013
How disgusting...not only Scott Swain but to the other officers present.This man obviously wasnt why you were all there, yet none of you managed this situation. Thank God I dont live in your country. I hope your justice system takes action against this officers unnecessary action and those who just watched. What a painful death for the dog & an experience the owner will never get over.
SHAME SHAME SHAME
I hope your kids,family & friends see how pathetic you really are Scott. Case of give you a badge & you think you can do whatever you like without thought to anything.
Samantha

Toronto, Canada

#3 Jul 2, 2013
This was beyond the pale! WHAT is happening in America? The police clearly arrested this man for filming them, and being violence prone and duplicitous as they are, no doubt knew they could fabricate a charge or two to justify their illegal action. What happened to The US Constitution you people are always talking about, claiming you're better than the rest of us because of it. How America is all about liberty? What a complete lie that all is. America has devolved into little more than a corrupt police state and a wholly owned subsidiary of big business interests. Your Supreme Court has enabled elections to be bought and paid for by big business interests, you have no regulation, your food is sub standard and filled with hormones and chemicals, and now your police can make it up as they go along, use your Constitution as toilet paper, and just fire shots whenever they want to, with no consequences whatsoever. I will never, ever visit America again. Too bad, it was once a great country, and while I am sure there's still many nice Americans who live there, it's far too dangerous a place for civilized people to visit these days, or those who believe in police accountability.
There is NO excuse for what happened here, none whatsoever, although I can already hear the spin doctors and police apologists revving up their mouths!
The Truth

Arroyo Grande, CA

#4 Jul 2, 2013
I would have shot the damn dog too! The owner had no business out there antagonizing the cops with his dog. He was being cute for the camera. Let the cops do their job. The guy was causing a scene for the camera, when he should have been tending to his dog. Where is the owners responsibility in all of this? The Cops don't know this dog. His shot records of anything.....once your bit from a dog with rabies, its months of treatment! The owner had no business out there jacking around with the cops in the first place. Its his fault.......tell it like it is!
T White

Irving, TX

#5 Jul 2, 2013
Shame on City of Hawthorne Police Department...!

Thank God for iPhone Videos....

When are the police going to go up and realize that is not a crime to video record them at work?

"Fascism and Tyranny has arrived in America wearing kevlar and badges while spouting "Protect and Defend" and quoting bible verses."

Why has Hawthorne taken down their Website ?
Blasko - Belgium

Macedonia

#6 Jul 2, 2013
I tried accessing the Police Department web site to express my shock and disbelief, but their site is down, well good for them, they should stay down. In fact they should all go home and stay there!
People of Hawthorne, I would be a shamed to have public servants like this, a conduct unbecoming of police officers.
The display of cruelty is disgusting, one shot would have been enough to eventually disable to dog, but three times. THREE TIMES!! It was a pure cold-blooded murder. That officer was minded to kill, and he should be prosecuted and convicted.
wow

United States

#7 Jul 2, 2013
That cop one low life p.o.s, hope you lose your job, and run in to real nice person that rembers this video,
wow

United States

#8 Jul 2, 2013
You want people to the investigation, fire that p.o.s
hey

United States

#9 Jul 2, 2013
Why is everyone so upset over killing a dog? babies are being murdered by the thousands everyday legaly by licensed killers called doctors.
Baby haulocaust is what it is,genicide.
Darin

Haverhill, MA

#10 Jul 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
I would have shot the damn dog too! The owner had no business out there antagonizing the cops with his dog. He was being cute for the camera. Let the cops do their job. The guy was causing a scene for the camera, when he should have been tending to his dog. Where is the owners responsibility in all of this? The Cops don't know this dog. His shot records of anything.....once your bit from a dog with rabies, its months of treatment! The owner had no business out there jacking around with the cops in the first place. Its his fault.......tell it like it is!
You're an idiot. The man was legally doing nothing wrong. His trumped up obstruction charges were never going to stick and the officers knew that, they just wanted to mess with him the way he was messing with them. Was the guy being obnoxious? yeah, but if being obnoxious and getting your dog shot were the consequences for such activity, you would probably be dog-less and always in jail. its standard ops to use non-deadly force( a taser) when presented with a non life threatening situation. There were 4 officers and one dog while the dog owner was handcuffed, if that is life threatening to you then you're a pussy. As a side note, videotaping police officers is absolutely 100% legal and if any of them tell you cant, they are lying or are just ignorant.
because

Birmingham, UK

#11 Jul 2, 2013
hey wrote:
Why is everyone so upset over killing a dog? babies are being murdered by the thousands everyday legaly by licensed killers called doctors.
Baby haulocaust is what it is,genicide.
This article is about the unlawful shooting of a dog that's why people on here are upset about the dog and the police and there cowardly actions
Darin

Haverhill, MA

#12 Jul 2, 2013
hey wrote:
Why is everyone so upset over killing a dog? babies are being murdered by the thousands everyday legaly by licensed killers called doctors.
Baby haulocaust is what it is,genicide.
In the immortal words of Bill Hicks, "You're not a real person until you're in my phonebook". Aside from that, your point has nothing to do with this story
Bud Hansen

Bellingham, WA

#13 Jul 2, 2013
hey wrote:
Why is everyone so upset over killing a dog? babies are being murdered by the thousands everyday legaly by licensed killers called doctors.
Baby haulocaust is what it is,genicide.
Has NOTHING to do with this story, you Right Wing LUNATIC!!!
Bud Hansen

Bellingham, WA

#14 Jul 2, 2013
Has NOTHING to do with this story; you Right Wing LUNATIC!!!
PXY81

Austin, TX

#15 Jul 2, 2013
I was shocked and the story/video made me want to puke. There is absolutely NO EXCUSE for the police to draw and use their weapons on this poor dog. The dog seemingly backed away, and in my opinion, allowed the police officers enough time to see if the dog would further back away, use pepper spray or a tazer perhaps if they still felt threatened. But 4 times??? That's excessive and crazy. What is wrong with police that they feel it's ok to just shoot anything they want?? Watching the video just tells me they were rogue, STILL UNTRAINED in situations like this and disturbing. They they'll probably respond by saying it's some type of policy...then the policy needs to be changed! My opinion. Very sad indeed.
Hang em high

Caruthersville, MO

#16 Jul 2, 2013
The Truth wrote:
I would have shot the damn dog too! The owner had no business out there antagonizing the cops with his dog. He was being cute for the camera. Let the cops do their job. The guy was causing a scene for the camera, when he should have been tending to his dog. Where is the owners responsibility in all of this? The Cops don't know this dog. His shot records of anything.....once your bit from a dog with rabies, its months of treatment! The owner had no business out there jacking around with the cops in the first place. Its his fault.......tell it like it is!
The dog would still be alive if the man had kept his mouth shut and drove off, sad to say. Still, the police officers should be lynched, blackman's justice.
Hang em high

Caruthersville, MO

#17 Jul 2, 2013
hey wrote:
Why is everyone so upset over killing a dog? babies are being murdered by the thousands everyday legaly by licensed killers called doctors.
Baby haulocaust is what it is,genicide.
My pets are not just dogs or cats. I could kill you and not have a second thought, you Christian hypocrite. Christians are some of the most hard hearted people I know.
hey

United States

#18 Jul 2, 2013
Hang em high wrote:
<quoted text>
My pets are not just dogs or cats. I could kill you and not have a second thought, you Christian hypocrite. Christians are some of the most hard hearted people I know.
I am hard hearted because i care more about humans than animals. thats ok with me cause thats the love God gave me. Criticize me some more cause praying for u gives me strength.
Linz

New London, CT

#19 Jul 2, 2013
hey wrote:
<quoted text>
I am hard hearted because i care more about humans than animals. thats ok with me cause thats the love God gave me. Criticize me some more cause praying for u gives me strength.
I like animals more than most people....you're ridiculous. Religion =brainwashed.
hey

United States

#20 Jul 2, 2013
I am brainwashed,by the blood of jesus. Cleansed from all sin. Sealed till the day of redemption.
jerry richards

Lincoln, NE

#21 Jul 2, 2013
You're an idiot. Months of treatment for rabies? Are you out of your mind? Its only maybe 3 visits, the first one the most undesirable, the last two are merely two shots. The pig who shot the dog obviously did this to be a hero among the rest of the jack booted thugs, and most likely to extend his manhood, because he was in all reality a coward. It's quite obvious to anyone with common rational thought process the dog if he wanted to bite the thug cops he could have eaten the jerks alive, but he didn't. He was curious regarding his owner and was actually in a playing stance.Then the coward steps in and shoots the dog. I'm really dissappointed that someone in the crowd didn't start dropping cops. The thug cop was obsessed in shooting the dog, with no regard to the people standing by. Fire the punk.... pray a prayer for those who abuse their power..... KJV Psalms 109 vs 4 - 20 this hits their families and thier working associates.

It seems to me that the law thugs are real good at shooting dogs, sleeping children, old ladies, and crippled elderly men and women. This is why these scum punks are not respected in society today, they're lothed. Remember respect is EARNED not just given. it used to be To Protect and Serve now it's only to protect themselves and serve themselves..... they're disgraceful.
The Truth wrote:
I would have shot the damn dog too! The owner had no business out there antagonizing the cops with his dog. He was being cute for the camera. Let the cops do their job. The guy was causing a scene for the camera, when he should have been tending to his dog. Where is the owners responsibility in all of this? The Cops don't know this dog. His shot records of anything.....once your bit from a dog with rabies, its months of treatment! The owner had no business out there jacking around with the cops in the first place. Its his fault.......tell it like it is!

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