By Sloane Quealy-Miner
On February 17, 2015 two Brooklyn cops responded to a disturbance call. When the apartment door was opened a pittie came out of the apartment and towards officers. Typically, the police allege the dog “charged” at them which caused Officer Philip Longo to fire his gun at the dog. Luckily the dog was only slightly grazed and the bullet ended up in Officer Longo’s partner’s foot (Sgt. Jun Mei Zhang), who also happens to be his boss. THE DOG NEVER HARMED EITHER OFFICER.
Clearly the dog was not aggressive and should not have been shot at. Clearly the police need much training when it comes to dealing with animals.
In this case as in countless others (some below) the cops have displayed a horrifying level of irresponsibility that needs to be addressed. Now that a cop has been hurt hopefully this will happen.
All over the country we have seen an increase in unjustified shootings and killings by police of friendly, well-adjusted dogs. In many cases pit bulls.
It is clear to me that many officers believe they have a free pass to shoot or kill when it comes to pit bulls. These morally bankrupt cops repeatedly used the tired defense that the dog was “vicious” or “aggressive” when in countless cases the witnesses have reported otherwise.
We cannot continue to allow cops to shoot and kill innocent animals and put the lives of innocent people in danger. We must speak up regarding this clear abuse of power by police officers who are supposed to serve and protect, not terrorize and needlessly kill the innocent!
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Off Duty Tulsa Officer Kills Pit Bull
Cop Kills Pit Bull Serving Warrant To Wrong House
Pit Bull Shot By Deputy In Yard
Police Officer Shoots Pit Bull In Head After Alleged Attack
Cop Kills Pit Bull At Traffic Stop
Innocent Pit Bull Killed by Cop For No Reason
Police Shooting Of Kincaid, Family Pit Bull, Leads To Lawsuit, Hope For Reform In Baltimore
Trigger Happy Chicago Killer Cop Murderers Innocent Pit Bull Puppy
NYC COPS ATTEMPT TO KILL ANOTHER INNOCENT PIT BULL (Baby Girl)! CALL TO ACTION
Charlotte, NC – Cop Shoots Innocent Pit Bull and Injures Another – Chino & Ivy
TX – Cop Shoots To Kill Innocent Pit Bull
NYC City Cop Shoots to Kill Innocent Pit Bull On Crowded Street And Lets Her Writher In Pain
Cheatham County Tennessee Cops Snuff Out Life Of Innocent Pit Bull Kojo
Perinton, NY Cops Murder 7 year Old Pit Bull In His Own Yard
Birmingham, Alabama Killer Cops Unnecessarily Kill 5 Month Old Pit Bull
Hoke County, NC Sgt. Corey Manning Executes Pit Bull And Attempts To Cover Up
Oklahoma Highway Patrol Unnecessarily Kills Pit Bull Protecting Body of Owner
Vermont Cops Kill Stray Pit Bull And The Story Does Not Add Up
Camden, NJ Police Officers Open Fire on Crowded Street Killing Pit Bull Puppy
Justice for Ice, Pit Bull Killed by Ansonia, CT Police Officer
Eve and Ruckus Shot In The Head Execution Style by Harrisburg City Police
Toledo, OH Police Kill Pit Bull Then Laugh About Killing
Williamsburg, VA Police Officer Unjustifiably Use Deadly Force Against Pit Bull
Trigger Happy Portland, OR Police Officer Kills Pit Bull
Blue the Pit Bull Shot By D.C. Police Officer For Being Off Leash
Rescued Pit Bull Dog Shot Dead By Cop At Crowded Street Festival
Gulfport Mississippi Cops Shoot and Kill Chained Pit Bull
Lagrange Missouri Cops Murder Helpless Female Pit Bull (video clip)
California Cops Kill Pit Bull Cupid After Entering Home Through Window
TBI Launches Investigation Into Kingsport Police Officer’s Shooting of Pit Bull