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VIDEO: Police Shoot Dog Defending Owner As Cop Arrested Him - For Filming Them (Warning: GRAPHIC!)

Ashley Collman | Daily Mail | July 2, 2013

A video posted yesterday on YouTube shows the grisly shooting of a dog by a police officer in Hawthorne, California.

The 130-pound, 3-year-old Rottweiler named Max was shot to death after he escaped through a window in a parked car and ran over to his master, Leon Rosby, who was being arrested for filming the scene on his phone.

The video shows Rosby, 52, walking his dog Sunday around 7 p.m. near a house with several police squad cars parked outside.


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I'm not

pro abortion.

wow...you're really running

wow...you're really running this "ding dong" thing into the ground...it wasn't funny the first time.
you seeming so happy about this is weird.
flesruoy llik idiot.


but it's meaning in a whole different way. The Bible is against if you raise animals to be mean and attack. This video shows nothing of it. The Bible is meaning if I raise it to kill and let it loose on you.
The dog was defending his owner. The dog thought his owner was being attacked and violated which he was. Even animals can see his rights were being taken away for doing nothing. Imagine that! Some human beings can't even see that. There is no proof that the dog was a trained killer. God also doesn't side with laws that are made up by criminals.

Blow the dust off yours.... "You live by the sword, you die by the sword".

The Gore'y Ox

Wrong, Ox's were used as a farm animals to plow the crops. They normally are not prone to attack others and were not raised to do so. But if they had attacked others in the past the owner would be held accountable. This breed of dog in most city ordinances I know of are defined as dangerous animals and have special restrictions in order to own one. That's the reason most people own them. They know they are dangerous to others and they have them for self protection, but they are responsible for not letting them loose on innocent people.

People, GET REAL.

The situation they could have been dealing with, from the looks of it was pretty serious. When you are taping something that they are doing...especially when it's wrong, BRAVO.

But when they are actually doing the job that we want them to, it's a little different. If you had someone "obstructing" anyone's job you'd all call it obnoxious, disrespectful and careless, if not hateful. But when it's a cop, all of a sudden it's that they're guilty until proven innocent? These are people too, and most of em, GREAT people. Yes, some were picked on in high school, or have always been dicks, or always abused power, and they just happened to become cops. I don't know how many cops there are in this country, but I would say that it's a pretty low rate of abuse overall.

Where there are crappy laws leaving the door open to abuse their authority, they will, and they are covering their ass until it becomes habit. Blame the politicians.

These people are in extraordinary situations EVERY SINGLE DAY. They get scared just like anyone else.

The dog attacked them, they shot. Justified. Could they have used a taser, probably. Should have? Iffy. It looks bad, but the world's bad. From all I know about this video, they could have been stopping a child prostitution ring and some asshole is being obnoxious to flex his rights. (I'm also for flexing your rights, but usually in circumstances where your rights are being violated)

I just hope you all stay skeptical. The cops aren't always the bad guys. Just keep an open mind. Please.

on that occasion the cop was

on that occasion the cop was wrong and an asshole. This crap happens all the time.

Good Cops - Bad Cops

Bad cops should be fired.

What makes this one bad?

Your youtube view of not even half the situation? Dog could have rabies, or any other disease. Cop could be terrified of dogs, blah blah. He was justified to shoot, first off, it attacked them. But even if it was one of the above, it doesn't make him a freaking bully. Chill out people.

It looks awful, it's sad. But come ON. Many of you wouldn't have the balls to do their job, so have some objectivity on this stuff. Lord.

Are you for real or what?

Are you for real or what? Go promote Obama..

If you disagree with me on anything you are not a real libertarian...

you have to seriously ask

you have to seriously ask that question? really?

My problem with the cop is he arrested an innocent.

What do you perceive the problem as? I hope not that he shot the guys dog. That was inevitable after it leapt out the window.

Your acting

like this dog is a 300 pound Gorilla. I took down 3 pitbulls with my barehands. He's a bad cop because he shoots first. His life wasn't threatened. If you think that than your nothing but a pansy that shouldn't own a gun.

First they were arresting him for not even committing a crime.
Second, it was his job to make sure the dog was secured, not the owner.
Third, he is blasting his gun out in public with people all around him.
Fourth, the cop is obviously scared and shouldn't be in uniform.

Even if I believed you, its still stupid.

I suppose it might be manly if you can wrestle attack dogs into submission but its not smart. I would shoot 'em. How stupid would one of those cops have to be to wrestle that dog with a rifle and belt full of ammo. He wouldnt deserve disability.

If the cops

did that, the dog could very well be alive today and this stupid story wouldn't have made it to the dailypaul.

Identify the situation

What makes this real bad for the cops:

1) Video going viral.
2) No [real] grounds for arrest in the first place.
3) Helps expose the "phoney arrest for filming cops" B.S. for what it really is.
4) Officer did not calculate where bullets would go, just let loose, endangering others.
5) Police did not offer the owner to tend the dog.


Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm- What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks
Strike The Root: There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.

Car Window was Open!

While it's definitely questionable as to why they decided to take him into custody at all, we don't know the details of what their basis was, and I'm inclined to think they were violating his rights, The man failed to properly secure his dog. The car window was open.

If I had a Rottweiler run at me, I might put it down. He should have rolled the window up when he put the dog in the car so that there was no way it could get out.

It's true, the policeman maybe should have asked the owner's assistance with the dog for a moment instead of shooting it, but in my mind, any dog in violation of a leash law that puts fear into any human at any time on public property is fair game. I feel anyone should be able to shoot any dog they feel is encroaching upon them. No dog owner is absolved from being responsible for their dog, and that is the risk they run when they fail to keep it leashed.

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it
- Gandhi

Obstruction of the Administration of Law

They said he was doing. He blasted his music during an armed robbery. They arrested him for that.. not video taping, but still he should have every right to do that.

Obstruction of the Administration of Law can kiss my ass.

Why the hell did they cuff him?

If a person commits a crime and someone dies during the commission of the crime, the person who commits the crime has to take responsibility for the mutder. In this case the cops should be held responsible (at least charged and tried) for murdering that dog and unlawfully cuffing a civilian.

Haven't been on in a while,

Haven't been on in a while, but seen this and it made my blood boil...

Here you go, guys. Spread this everywhere: The following is the contact information for the officer who shot the dog in the video. Thumbs up this so more can see. Desk: (310)349-2835 Cell: (310)345-2348 Email: kswain@cityofhawthorne (dot org) His name is Lieutenant Scott Swain

Aren't police officers

Aren't police officers supposed to diffuse potentially bad situations? How did arresting a citizen, that is filming them, helping in diffusing the situation? Bad judgement on the officers and the dog (and the owner) had to pay the price. For those that want to put any sort of blame on the dog, don't have any idea what they are talking about. This dog was a Rottweiller (my wife owned one) and it is in their blood to react exactly the way that dog reacted. You simply cannot just train that out of them. Our dog would get between a parent his child that the dog did not know to "protect" the child if the parent got too aggressive on the child. They can be very loyal and you can train them to be calm and loving, but when they see danger, especially on their owners, they will react and protect, it is in their breed.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

Protecting him from his own dog

Police are responding to an armed robbery call and waiting for suspects to exit the house.

Rosby was not out casually walking his dog. He stopped his car, left the loud radio on and began video taping. Linking causation, Rosby put himself in this situation.

For a while, my opinion sided with the police but then I read the departments excuse - they were protecting Rosby from his own dog:

Lt Swain however told the paper that the policeman was trying to protect Rosby when he fired the shots.

'I know it's the dog's master, and more than likely not going to attack him, (but) we've got a guy handcuffed that's kind of defenseless. We have a duty to defend him too,' Swain said.



For a while, my opinion sided with the police but then I read the departments excuse - they were protecting Rosby from his own dog:

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

That is b.s. The way that cop

That is b.s. The way that cop reacted was not to protect the owner. In the video that cop stepped backward as he was firing. If he was protecting the owner why was he stepping away from the bog? But I tend to agree with the beginning of your post. I simply would have not hung around that situation with that dog around, I know how those dog are, we had one, and you just don't... You just don't do what that guy did.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

If the cops tell you to turn your music down because there is an

armed robbery going on, why not just do it? c'mon, we need a little balance out there.

Christians should not be warmongers! http://www.lewrockwell.com/vance/vance87.html

I agree, if the guy was

I agree, if the guy was antagonizing the situation, then it is his fault for putting that dog in that situation. Those dogs can be loving and loyal pets, but put in the right situation they can be very dangerous.

It is better to look dumb and not be, than to look smart and not be.

If he wanted to stop the dog

The sound of the gun would have sufficed
even one shot to the leg ...
but it clearly seemed that the officer was power trippin' and wanted to send a message

message received - 'your'e an a$$hole'

Trained to Shoot to Kill

The policy of PDs nationwide has become "officer safety" rather than going to lengths to ensure the safety of citizens. They are trained to shoot to kill & use overwhelming force if they feel threatened.

They have been trained to overreact, better to make a deadly mistake than for a police officer to die. It is totally upside down thinking.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo


Aren't heroes. They are bullies. I never once needed to call the cops. I handle everything on my own. I AM THE POLICE!

Trained to "take control"

That's the bully attitude you refer to. Officers are trained to "take control of the situation." Which means to dominate physically & verbally.

When they are in your face, you have to stand straight, tall and remain calm, speak clearly and respectfully. It disarms them 90% of the time. The other 10% you are going to get one or more of the following: verbally abused, fined, chucked into the car or "softened up" a little.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

No, Not Really

I just want people to put themselves in their shoes, and people don't know everything because they've seen a few videos on youtube. Cops are trained to shoot center mass, because...if you are authorized deadly force, and he was, then you shoot to kill. They have a right to self-defense too, and because they are in life threatening situations more than most, that doesn't mean their rights just go out the window too. Come on.

Furthermore, they don't shoot at legs, and appendages not just because the shoot to kill thing, but there have been cops sued because they were expert marksman and they used lethal force when it was more than necessary. But, the argument used was that they could have just shot the leg and defused the situation, at risk to his own life...it's just unrealistic. Hence, many PD's don't authorize the wearing of marksmanship badges on uniforms. I just wish people kept it real.