Cops – Do They Really Need to Shoot Dogs??
Ok, sometimes I do realized that police officers have no other resort but I have been reading an awful lot of stories about cops shooting dogs. It seems to be the first response instead of the last. Now, in general, I have a lot of respect for cops, I’m not a basher. But why so many stories, shoot first, ask questions later. And because they are who they are, most of the time when the incident is investigated, the powers that be usually say the action were warranted. I’ve never seen to many cops scared of so many dogs!! Scares me if an officer ever had a reason to come to me door and my dogs barked, as dogs are wont to do, is someone gonna pull a gun and say, “I felt threatened.”
In a small Maryland town of Berwyn Heights, the unnecessary shooting of two Black Labs belonging to the mayor, Cheye Calvo and his wife, Trinity Tomsic, during a July 29 raid is not going to go away quietly. No one is going to be able to just sweep this one under the carpet.
Seems there was some drug investigation and a FedEX box was being tracked, a FedEx box stuff with 32 pounds of marijuana. Well, the boxed landed on Mayor Cheye Calvo’s doorstep, addressed to his wife Trinity. So when Calvo got home, like anyone would do if they found a package on their doorstep, he picked it up and carried it inside the house.
Then all hell broke loose!
He front door was busted down, police swarmed in with guns drawn, Peyton and Chase, Calvo’s two dogs, were shot, and the package was seized.
“Trinity was an innocent victim and random victim,” Calvo said outside his two-story, red-brick house in this middle-class Washington suburb of about 3,000 people. “We were harmed by the very people who took an oath to protect us.”
Calvo insisted the couple’s two black Labradors were gentle creatures and said police apparently killed them “for sport,” gunning down one of them as it was running away.
“Our dogs were our children,” said the 37-year-old Calvo. “They were the reason we bought this house because it had a big yard for them to run in.” (Examiner)
Calvo, who had been getting dressed at the time, was handcuffed, along with his mother-in-law, amidst the blood and dead bodies of the dogs, for two hours.
Turns out that there is some kind of a drug ring that send packages of drugs to innocent and unsuspecting people and the idea is to get there to pick up the drugs before the addressee does.
Police announced Wednesday they had arrested two men suspected in a plot to smuggle 417 pounds of marijuana, and seized a total of $3.6 million in pot. Investigators said the package that arrived on Calvo’s porch had been sent from Los Angeles via FedEx, and they had been tracking it ever since it drew the attention of a drug-sniffing dog in Arizona.
Police intercepted it in Maryland, and an undercover detective posing as a deliveryman took it to the Calvo home.
To date, police have not apologize to the Mayor and his wife, nor have their name been officially cleared in the case.
And now things are heating up and gonna get seriously hot!! Although the victims this time have some weight and pull, this is still just another case of overzealous cops who get really trigger happy, really fast as soon as they see a dog.
Guns are a responsibilty, not a power trip! And a uniform doesn’t give the wearer the right to get away with breaking the law. Dogs are easy targets. Most police departments have a have a quick and easy rule that if you feel threatened by a dog, shoot it…. and they do.
BANG! BANG! Another dead dog! Who cares, it’s only a dog??
Well, I am hoping that this time there will be enough of a public outcry, not just over these innocent dogs, shot and killed for no reason, but for all the dogs that cops just shoot without giving them or their owners a chance.
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