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Hawthorn Police Make Questionable Arrest, then Kill the Man’s Dog

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I tied placing a call to the Hawthorne Police Public Information Officer but was unable to get through because they are inundated with lots of calls as you can imagine. Frankly I don’t expect my call will be returned today.

I have posted the video below but warn you that animal lovers like me will find this very disturbing. To my cop friends, I am convinced that most of you will also feel the outrage that I have expressed.


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Good job Kalifornia.

Good job Kalifornia.

Southern Agrarian


I wish I could unsee what I just saw. It's heartbreaking. That poor dog was just doing his job. The owner should've known better than to leave the windows completely open so the dog could get out, but those cops could've tazed the dog, instead of killing it.

watching the video of it... I was so mad I teared up.

that cop deserves everything that is coming to him... his personal info is all over the internet now.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

I will not watch.

But these, all to often, occurences, reported only online, make me sick.

The dog owner tells his side of the story...


If men are good, you don't need government; if men are evil or ambivalent, you don't dare have one.

There now, Max's owner got his fifteen minutes

And Max is dead.
For what?
For being a loyal friend of a jack-a-s-s master.

Oh, and ya'll might want to rethink your calculations of aggravating and challenging armed -- heavily armed -- police officers -- FOR NO PURPOSE OTHER THAN TO PISS THEM OFF AND GET A JUICY YOU TUBE!

That's not fighting for liberty.
That's just self-centered drama.

Hey Allegory

Why not put a truthful title up there like.

"Stupid Idiot Who Has No Business Owning A Dog Gets His Dog Killed After Taunting Police"

I thought you were one of the good guys here...

I remember somebody's post about how we all have a black spot in our vision, I guess this is yours.

I hope you can work that out.

Oh now I get it

You have to be a-f-u-c-k-i-n-g-i-di-o-t to post pro dog abuse on this thread..
Grow up.

Standing for liberty is not a game

It's not about gotch' ya videos

If you can't see the stupidity in this video you're the one-who-is-f-u-c-k-e-d in the head.

Not me.

hopefully, you get banned soon

No, Liberty is not a game to me. That's why I support this site financially every month (see the "pro" logo?) and I have never made any bones about it until now. Thanks to the likes of you.

I won't even address your ad hominem, adolescent, mentally regressed remarks. It's simply not worth my time and there's enough of that here already.

F you you scumbag..... Dogs

F you you scumbag..... Dogs are some of the most intelligent creatures and love unconditionally. That was a healthy looking dog. Dogs cannot tell which humans are wearing costumes which give them the authority to violate people's rights.

That man may have been filming the cops in a "taunting" manner... but that is certainly no crime. That mans going to have some psychological issues after what those cops did right in front of his eyes. He was clearly no threat... they are just power hungry scumbags, goddamn shame

Their motto is "Dont Tread On Me"...

"F you you scumbag"?

Where did you learn that in summer school?
Hey I have no problem if Rastus wants to play Martyr for a day.

Just bring the dog home and make sure he's safe. Then go play cops and robbers.

He may as well have locked the dog in a hot car. That's how much he put Max in jeopardy.


"May your chains rest lightly upon you."

Smart ass punk got a loyal friend killed in cold blood.

Any cop would have done the same thing.

My dog is like a kid to me.

A cop sent the first owner of my dog to jail for abusing her when the psycho threw her through a glass panel as a puppy.

If I had my dog I would get away from a situation like that instead of thoughtlessly putting her in danger. Just being an as-whole.

That owner deserves a lot of pain!

You're overlooking that the cops started it.

That guy can say whatever he wanted. The cops needed to use restraint and sit still. Instead, they took a walk over knowing full well that there was a big dog there who would likely protect his owner. It wasn't just a spontaneous reaction.


Barracuda, so who in your family is a cop? Wife, brother, friend maybe? Your justification and sympathizing is painfully obvious.


No cops in the family.

And last winter when my dog decided to go visit a new Retriever in the neighborhood, two cops were out of their cruisers walking the neighborhood helping me find the dog. It was a 20 degree night.

And when someone tore down my Ron Paul sign on Halloween, same thing ... they were on foot in a suburb watching for vandals -- unheard of.

Maybe that's because I don't go out of my way to defecate on people like Rastus in the video.

What an ignorant and callous comment...

... That so called punk has EVERY RIGHT to record police in the course of their work and to stand wherever he wants as long as he is not interfering with the police.

It's people like you that truly disappointing me. Remember your only as free as the next man. I hope you don't have to go through the same pain as that man but if you do, just remember what you wrote here today.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009

No. What's 'ignorant and callous' is

a self appointed cop heckler who wants to make a You Tube name for himself so badly that he lets a dog which incidentally has the reasoning skills of a three year old get shot and killed.

What was his point in taunting and filming two cops who were just standing aside?


The video doesn't lie.

Oh and I hope his cool ride got stripped and hauled off to a chop shop too for getting an innocent dog killed.

He Miscalculated

...by acting as if he still lived in a free society and not a police state. What? He thought cops wouldn't act like cops? Dumb mistake.
The cop didn't need to use his gun though. What a pathetic wimp.
One of our chihuahuas was killed when our next door neighbor's Rottweiler managed to pull him through a hole he had made in the backyard fence. Several months later he broke through at night and was running around inside our yard. We had to call animal control because the neighbor wasn't home. The female officer arrived and somehow managed to remove the agitated HUGE animal without shooting it. She makes the cop in the video look like a wuss.

If that's how you see things...

... then I feel sorry for you. It's seems like you're the assh*le calling the sphincter black.

Police are not a superior class... remember that. They are SERVANTS and they initiated the contact with the man who was recording. They are responsible not only for the death of the dog but from what I saw false arrest and kidnap.

The police officers broke the law by first confronting an innocent man and assaulting him. If the tables were turned and the man had shot a police dog out of fear for his safety he would be charged with a felony and serve years in prison.

Shame on you for condoning a police state.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009


this is just sick... why did those people in costumes even assault the man in the first place? cause he was recording? that poor loyal soul was taken for absolutely nothing. happy "independence" day mother fuhkers.

I use Blue Wave, but don't expect one of THEIR silly taglines.


Why do cops go out of their way to escalate dangerous situations? What did they think was going to happen?

I honestly think...

... that many police officers are drunk off the power they believe they have over the citizenry as a whole. What they fail to realize is that they owe their lives and their safety to good graces of the American people.

There is a growing mistrust and anger building in this country. Americans are armed to the teeth and yet remain vigilant and restrained as the system persists on assaulting us, restricting our freedoms, and now claims the right to kill without cause or recourse.

Most officers have good intentions when they put on the badge but more and more we see that they are ignorant of our Constitutional and human rights.

The day will come when chickens will come home to roost and they will have no one to blame but themselves. I hope the police wake up and choose a more peaceful way to interact with us all.


"The greatest mystery of all is truth." - Me, 2009