Meanwhile, pet-killing officers nationwide enjoy freedom…
In South Carolina, a man committing an armed robbery shot and killed a police dog while being chased, and now he has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. There is certainly no moral justification for armed robbery or killing animals in cold blood, yet there is hypocrisy in the ‘justice system’ that should be taken note of.
If a man is forced to spend nearly the rest of his life rotting inside the largest prison system in the world for killing a dog belonging to an officer of the police state, why are officers who shoot animals without a second thought getting away with no charge?
One doesn’t have to think hard to recall instances of officers executing canines, such as the incident in Hawthorne, California in 2013 where they killed a non-threatening dog while the owner was handcuffed and had to watch. Police shooting dogs continues to fill YouTube on a daily basis. In fact, it’s been estimated that a dog is shot by law enforcement every 98 minutes in the United States. Police have even been suspected of bringing “injured” dogs to the range for target practice.
Or how about police going on a rampage and killing a pet parakeet? Don’t believe it? Check that story here. Or shooting up a store to get to a squirrel? Sure, why not, you can see that one here. Dogs and other pets belonging to peaceful citizens are constantly being shot dead simply because of an officer feeling arbitrarily threatened.
The statistics for how many dogs were shot and killed by police in 2013 alone is difficult to come by, because no government agency bothers to keep record of their own crimes. This is noteworthy I believe, because officers of the police state should not be granted any form of immunity for the crimes they commit, and every instance in which they are granted immunity should be called out.
Here’s one statistic to consider, though:
|Infographic from Pets Advisor|
I’m not suggesting that the answer is for this man not to be severely punished for his crime of killing a police dog, but can we at least expect an equal and proportionate punishment for those who wear the badge of supposed peace officers but kill indiscriminately?
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