Police officers in Columbia, Missouri shoot two dogs during a search raid
May 5, 2010 4:20 PM   Subscribe

On February 11th, Columbia, Missouri police shot two dogs, one a corgi, while serving a search warrant. One dog lived, the other died. The family, including a seven year-old child, was present during the shootings. Direct video link here. A small amount of marijuana was found, enough for a misdemeanor charge.
posted by Optimus Chyme (14 comments total)

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posted by fourcheesemac at 4:20 PM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]

This is terrible. But, it also seems like not much more than a "cop hate" post, so I've flagged it as such.
posted by Think_Long at 4:21 PM on May 5, 2010

Just sickening.
posted by threetoed at 4:24 PM on May 5, 2010

I think this is the first time a video of officers shooting family pets during a raid has been publicly released on the internet, Think_Long. It's a little more than a "cop hate" post.
posted by Optimus Chyme at 4:24 PM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]

This makes me angry but I'm not sure that this thread will go well or that is has any real purpose, sorry Optimus :-/

But while we're here: stop employing prancing tu-tu-wearing sooky-baby-wah-wah-bubs as police officers, Columbia.
posted by turgid dahlia at 4:26 PM on May 5, 2010

Wow, that's really disappointing. I went to school in Columbia, which is your standard liberal midwestern college town - I'd bet there is quite a bit of outrage about this there.

There's no way I can watch that video, though.
posted by something something at 4:27 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

The Phils are playing tonight. Think someone will run on to the field?
posted by fixedgear at 4:28 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]

From the youtube video description:
The cops bust in this guys house in the middle of the night and shoot his two dogs (one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen and the other a Corgi) with children in the home.
one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen

one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen
posted by threetoed at 4:30 PM on May 5, 2010 [7 favorites]

What? No tasers?

(I expect the outrage over this, will be much larger than police abuse against people. After all, the myth of "Those people" hasn't been transferred to "those dogs"...)
posted by yeloson at 4:32 PM on May 5, 2010

It may not be generally known in the USA, but HRH Queen Elizabeth II never goes anywhere without a specially-trained corgi attack dog. Here's a picture of one glaring at the camera. Observe its splendid jaws!
posted by Joe in Australia at 4:33 PM on May 5, 2010

To balance out the horror of this FPP, check out this video: Sparky the Corgo does the kibble dance.
posted by ericb at 4:34 PM on May 5, 2010 [5 favorites]

one a pit bull that was caged in the kitchen

Maybe they were afraid the dog would be smart enough to get a knife AND escape the kitchen? And then with ninja-like precision, pick them off one by one?

You can never be too careful with those potheads, right?
posted by yeloson at 4:34 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]

In other police/animal related news, this weekend Oakland police shot a confused fawn seven times as a threat to public safety, despite animal control being en route. Residents, including children, were present.
posted by small_ruminant at 4:34 PM on May 5, 2010

They shot a Corgi? c'mon. I've never owned a dog, but that has to be one of the least threatening dogs. Shooting a caged dog is pretty sick too.
posted by inthe80s at 4:36 PM on May 5, 2010

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