Another Dog-Shooting Hero

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(Source: Justice for Apollo | Facebook)

HOMETOWN, IL — A family says that while rounding up their loose puppy, a police officer arrived and shot it in the head, in its own yard, in close proximity to several onlookers, the owner, and a horrified child.

Apollo the dog, a 1-year-old shepherd-mix, had briefly gotten out of its yard on June 25th, 2014, and was being corralled his family.  Owner Nicole Echlin and her 6-year-old daughter had already gotten Apollo to come back to their yard when a representative from the Hometown Police Department arrived in front of their house.

Instead of assisting the family in tying up the dog, or doing anything resembling public service, Officer Robert Norris drew his gun.  The quiet residential street was rocked when the officer abruptly shot dog in the head.  NBC interviewed witnesses and reported the story:

 “We were in the lawn and the cop already had his gun out,” said owner Nicole Echlin. “I tried to call him in the house and he just stood there staring and I guess he showed his teeth and the cop just shot him, right in front of me and my 6-year-old daughter.”

Echlin said her young daughter “started screaming” after the shooting.

Witnesses said it didn’t appear that the dog was attacking officers or provoking them before the shooting.

“The dog wasn’t doing anything. I didn’t see it doing anything, it wasn’t barking,” said witness and area resident Nicco Torres. “Then I saw a cop shoot the dog, the dog fell to ground on the lawn. I saw through the window the dog was on the floor shot but the dog was still moving, it was moving its legs like it was trying to run but it was laying down.”

Family said the dog had no history of aggression and did not attempt to attack officers at the scene. They claim they were told by officers that the dog showed its teeth.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. One more child who will be a future adult that truly sees the pork for what they are:
    Pathological bullies;
    Sick, demented clovers;
    Animals that deserve no respect under any conditions.
    One more person that can tell other people about the real reason police are becoming hated.

  2. Fear of Govt and state loathing in Las Vegas
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x1dtnBUzewU

    “As your attorney, I advise you to rent a very fast car with no top”

    “As your attorney, I advise you to buy a motorcycle”

    “As your attorney, I advise you to take a hit out of the little brown bottle in my shaving kit”

    – “Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors.”

      • RE: ‘I just read on their FB page that the cop has been fired.”

        That’s weird.

        That’s hard to believe.

        So, what, he’s one of those gypsy cops now?

        Ten days or thirty, he’s back in the saddle someplace else?

        I’m glad he’s out, but,… The more things change, the more they stay the same?

        The sick thing is, in the background someone sings, “Another one bites the dust” only, he wasn’t singing about the cop.

        Poor dog. …And the poor child who watched. Such a shame.

        Beware. Treat any encounter with these subhuman cretinous clowns as a life-or-death situation. Don’t become the next statistic.

  3. Psychopaths can feel no emotional connection or apathy like normal people do.

    Bullies often act the way they do due to deep emotional fragility. They only attack when the odds are in their favor, being better armed or with a gang of buddies. They are apt to behave cowardly in the face of danger when alone.

    These are the types of “men” that are attracted to law enforcement these days.

    Beware. Treat any encounter with these subhuman cretinous clowns as a life-or-death situation. Don’t become the next statistic.

  4. I wonder if the run-of-the-mill mundane can claim “I feared for my life” while going around the community shooting at random animals/people?

    Yet with the “color of law” it is ok.

    • Dear mith,

      The answer is no.

      I consulted an attorney on just this question.

      He said you have to be a run of the mill costumed thug to get away with shooting dogs and people at random.

    • Hell no!

      I can tell you, specifically, that in my area – which is rural and so relatively “lax” rules apply – you’d be arrested and charged with serious offenses if you trespassed on private property and discharged a gun for any reason. Yet a cop can march onto private (cough) property, without even the pretense of the owner being the object of some sort of criminal inquiry – and literally blow away the family dog and it’s legal.

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