Another Dog-Killing Hero….

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Disturbing video out of Cleburne, Texas shows a police officer coaxing what appears to be a completely calm dog towards him before opening fire.

The body cam video, captured by Cleburne County Police Officer Kevin Dupre, was uploaded to Facebook this week after the dog’s owner petitioned police for the footage.

According to police, the deceased dog, known as Maximus, was reportedly growling at officers before its death. The dog’s owner, who posted an account of the incident to the “Justice 4 Maximus” Facebook page, vehemently disagreed.

“I kept calling the chief of cpd asking why this happened how it did bc he should have waited for animal control… He said, ‘Ma’am, you do not know how your dog’s act around other people,’” the post read. “The cop said in the report that the pup was aggressive and growling and charged at him… then we see the complete opposite in this video.”

Although the department originally refused to comment on the incident when contacted by journalist Matt Agorist, city officials have since released a public statement:

The City is obviously concerned about the video showing an officer shooting a dog. As is often the case, the short video does not tell the whole story.

The officer was responding to a 911 call for assistance. Three dogs had pinned some residents in a vehicle. One dog was secured without incident before the shooting.

The officer was attempting to secure the other dogs until animal control arrived when one dog became aggressive.

The City of Cleburne takes the safety of our residents, their pets, and our officers seriously.

This incident is currently under review. The review will include interviews with witnesses and review of department policies. Once the review is concluded, any actions that may be warranted will be handled swiftly and appropriately.

The Cleburne Police Department is seeking the public’s help if anyone observed this incident, please contact the Professional Standards Unit at 817.556.8884.

For the time being, the department has yet to reveal the fate of the second dog, which can be seen standing near the first shortly before its death.

While police allege that the dog “became aggressive,” many noted the dog’s calm demeanor and wagging tail on social media.

Yeah, tails wagging and calling them over to shoot them,” Donny Leek III posted to the department’s Facebook. “All you have to do is admit what was done was wrong and fire the officer that did it, then arrest him. We don’t believe you guys anymore. You’ve done this to yourselves.

A woman reported to be a neighbor of the canine also refuted claims of the dog’s alleged aggressiveness.

“I lived beside these people, the dogs were never, NEVER, aggressive,” said Cheyenne Morrison. “They loved on us almost every day and loved our dogs! Justice for Maximus!!

While an investigation is ongoing, the incident joins countless others in a disturbing trend of questionable dog shootings by law enforcement.

Last July, an Idaho police officer was cleared of shooting a small black lab sitting inside a vehicle despite telling investigators that the dog was a “vicious” pit bull.

Several months prior, a Michigan police officer shot and killed a 10-month-old puppy during a foot pursuit after the dog allegedly “charged,” causing the officer to “fear for his life.”

A Pennsylvania state trooper shot and killed a family’s dog only days earlier as it stood just feet from a 5-year-old’s bedroom window after officers mistakenly went to the wrong home.

An Idaho officer was cleared of wrongdoing as well last February after provoking and killing a man’s service dog outside a 9-year-old’s birthday party.

 

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  1. This “cop”, Kevin Dupre, is what is known as a sicko (to use a nicer word) He needs to be removed because we all know that those who kill animals for fun move up to people – serial killing.

    He took an OATH to support and defend the US Constitution and the state Constitution. Breaking that Oath is a FELONY. Quite possible his actions also qualify as terrorism against Americans, the state of Texas, and the USA because under the Ninth Amendment not all our PROTECTED FROM GOVERNMENTAL agents/employees/etc are listed.

    People owned and raised pets, farm animals, farmed, built homes, used water, hunted, fished, traveled in the best and newest method possible all before governments were installed. They are natural rights, protected by the US Constitution from government overreach.

    James Madison, the Father of the US Constitution: “Because if . . . [An Unalienable Natural Right of Free Men] . . . be exempt from the authority of the Society at large, still less can it be subject to that of the Legislative Body. The latter are but the creatures and vicegerents of the former. Their jurisdiction is both derivative and limited: It is limited with regard to the coordinate departments, more necessarily is it limited with regard to the constituents. The preservation of a free Government requires, not merely, that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained: but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the greater Barrier which defends the rights of the people. The Rulers who are guilty of such an encroachment, exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are Tyrants. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them, and are Slaves”

    Madison: “… the equal right of every citizen … is held by the same tenure with all our other rights. If we recur to its origin, it is equally the gift of nature; if we weigh its importance, it cannot be less dear to us; … as the basis and foundation of Government,” it is enumerated with equal solemnity, or rather studied emphasis. Either then, we must say, that the Will of the Legislature is the only measure of their authority; and that in the plenitude of this authority, they may sweep away all our fundamental rights; or, that they are bound to leave this particular right untouched and sacred: Either we must say, that they may controul the freedom of the press, may abolish the Trial by Jury, may swallow up the Executive and Judiciary Powers of the State; nay that they may despoil us of our very right of suffrage, and erect themselves into an independent and hereditary Assembly or, we must say, that they have no authority to enact into the law the Bill under consideration. We the Subscribers say, that the General Assembly of this Commonwealth have no such authority: And that no effort may be omitted on our part against so dangerous an usurpation, we oppose to it, this remonstrance; earnestly praying, as we are in duty bound, that the Supreme Lawgiver of the Universe, by illuminating those to whom it is addressed, may on the one hand, turn their Councils from every act which would affront his holy prerogative, or violate the trust committed to them: and on the other, guide them into every measure which may be worthy of his blessing, may redound to their own praise, and may establish more firmly the liberties, the prosperity and the happiness of the Commonwealth.”

    Lawful:”In accordance with the law of the land; according to the law; permitted, sanctioned, or justified by law. Black’s Law Dictionary: Conforming to the law; according to law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden or discountenanced by law; good and effectual in law. Lawful pursuit for justice or decision under the law…”

    Legal: “The “color of law”, “appearance of law”, “pretense of law without the substance of lawfulness”, “misuse of power made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state”. In accordance with the law of the land; permitted, sanctioned, or justified by law. Black’s Law Dictionary: Conforming to the law; according to law; required or permitted by law; not forbidden or discountenanced by law; good and effectual in law.”

    Dr. Edwin Vieira: “… What are the defining characteristics of a limited government? They are its disabilities; what it does not have legal authority to do. Look at the First Amendment…
    What does it do? It guarantees freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion.
    But how does it do that? I quote: “Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or of the press” etcetera.
    “Congress shall make no law;” that’s a statement of an absence of power. That’s a statement of a disability. ..”. (End Dr. Vieira quote)

    The Supreme Court of the United States: The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of man than that any of its provisions can be suspended during any of the great exigencies of government. Such a doctrine leads directly to anarchy or despotism.”

    Teach those within law enforcement who can be taught that their duty is as the OATH requires, Support and defend the US Constitution and the Texas Constitution BEFORE the duties of the position they occupy and before the orders of any superior.

    Remove, charge, arrest, and prosecute the rest as our supreme LAW requires.

  2. Just wait until the orificer’s wife does the same to him. Justice.

    Pigs must be wimps. Shooting puppies locked in cars etc. Wonder how they deal with little spiders in the home? Probably using an M203 – the 40mm grenade launcher part of it I reckon.. then they change their pants.

    • This same thing happened a few months ago in Sweetwater, Tx. to people I’m friend with. They had a young pit bull, a young boxer and a little mixed dog of some sort. They had just put the dogs in the back yard when they heard shots. They went outside to fine the pit bull and the boxer slaughtered by a cop. They were still on the property when the cop first saw them(according to neighbors). He called to them and they came as fast as they could cause they were just big puppies and came to anyone who called them. Once in the street he mowed them down.

      He claimed he “feared for his life”, the scum, the dirty bastard. Another cop told the family to keep on raising hell to get this guy fired, said he was a trigger-happy shithead. Nothing new here.

      This follows the hiring of a new(new-type)police chief. They’re building a new cop station much larger and state of that art so to speak. The new police chief is hiring the 101st Airborne or at least as much as he can afford. Of course all this new shit comes with federal funds. Won’t it be neat to see the citizens faces when the new armored vehicle arrives. This crap doesn’t cut it in this part of the country and there will eventually be hell to pay.

      Of course, we have plenty of clovers, way too damned many as if one isn’t too many. I just wait(and have seen it happen)when the clover gets herself victimized. What sweet revenge.

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