Comment: Protecting him from his own dog

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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.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/07/police-shoot-do...