Skip to comments.Video surfaces of SWAT team shooting pet dog during raid
Posted on 05/05/2010 3:45:32 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
The video of a Columbia, Mo., SWAT team shooting and killing a dog during a drug raid is now available online, due in part to the efforts of the Columbia Daily Tribune.
The video shows members of the Columbia Police Department executing a narcotics raid on the home of Jonathan Whitworth. While the raid, which occurred in February, only turned up a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and a glass pipe, the Columbia PD was able to charge Whitworth with second-degree child endangerment because a child lives in the home. That same child, age 7, was present when the Columbia PD conducted its raid and witnessed the police shoot both family pets a pitbull, which was killed, and a corgi, which was shot in the leg after they had safely entered the home.
Did you shoot my f***ing dog? Whitworth asks in the video. Oh my God, what the fuck did you do that for?
Daily Tribune reporter Brennan David submitted a public information request for the video immediately after the charges were filed in February and was denied because the video was being used in criminal proceedings. I knew that SWAT video was available and that SWAT teams use video. The deputy chief told me that he had watched it a few times, David said.
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Hey, at least they got enough dope for a misdemeanor charge, right?
I edited the story's graphic language. It will be unedited at the link.
What are they, madmen? There's hardly enough dog there to hit with even a very small bullet.
Thank you drug warriors for turning police departments into para-military units. To hell with every damn one of you along with these jackboots.
can’t wait until all the law’n’order types pipe in.
There was a story from several months ago where they shot a chihuahua, twice point blank.
They probably used 40.
Neither were theirs to kill or maim.
Why didn’t they use a strong tranquilizer?
Graphic language edit FAIL!
This sounds like the sort of thing a pot-smoking libertarian (pardon the redundancy) would come up with.
Sorry, I didn’t catch that one. :(
Invade the property, exterminate all unusefulls.
Probably 'cause it says on the label not to mix it with alcohol.
An ahole will be upset that you dare treated him like an ahole.
But what the aholes never understand is that you had to put up with a hundred aholes before him and eventually the tolerance for aholes drys up.
So there is a video of a dog shot but are there videos of SWAT being attacked by dogs?
Cops can do no wrong!!
I'm sure that's why that's like that...
... it’s almost surprising they didn’t shoot the child this “dangerous criminal” was endangering.
The police have created an environment where deadly force can be sued at the drop of a hat, for criminal offenses so low they don’t even allow for jail time.
Every situation they go into now is somehow a deadly force situation.
I personally think its just cops so scared, so terrified to do the job they feel the need approach everything they do as a deadly force situation.
Welcome to Germany circa 1933...
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