Thursday, January 19, 2012

Doggycide in DeKalb County, Georgia

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Dog chalk outline

I swear, there must be some sort of all-powerful cosmic screenwriter recycling the same cop-vs.-pet template over and over again:

The officer went to Bobbie Currie’s home on Silva Court around 9 p.m. in response to a domestic dispute call with a possibly armed person.

The family’s German shepherd, which was chained in the garage, lunged at the officer, and was shot and killed, according to Channel 2.

Currie’s husband, Anthony, told Channel 2 that the officer also pointed his gun at him and told him to put his hands up.

“I said, ‘Why [did] you shoot my dog?’ And he said, ‘Well, I’ll blow your brains out,’” Anthony Currie said.

A DeKalb police supervisor sent to the scene said the officer made an error.

“Subsequent investigation determined that the actual address that he was looking for was actually across the street,” DeKalb police Lt. Dane Cunningham told Channel 2.

The officer is not facing disciplinary action pending an internal investigation, Channel 2 said.

You know, some really should create a Doggycide Bingo card, such as has been done with atheism, Creationism/ID, feminism, sex workers, and so on. After all, if we can’t cry, we might as well point and rage.

(via The Agitator)