Police Kill Dog in California, Disturbing Footage Captured on Camera

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WARNING: The following footage is graphic in nature.

In a video posted June 30, we see cops in Hawthorne, California surround a home on a local street.

We also see a man named Leon Rosby taking a cell phone video of the situation, eventually yelling something about a "civil rights violation" that catches the attention of the officers.

Rosby puts his leashed dog in his car... walks up to the officers and places his hands behind his back, in anticipation of an arrest... only for the dog to escape through an open window, barking and showing aggression toward the officers.

When it jumps in their face, the officers open fire, leaving the dog twitching on the ground. It's very disturbing stuff:

"It looks like the officer tried to reach down and grab the leash, and then the dog lunges in the direction of him and the other officers there," Hawthorne police Lt. Scott Swain told The Daily Breeze of the incident.

"And 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."

The canine, a Rottweiler named Max, was two years old.

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Most of these policemen were sent to military-style boot camps in the beginning. As police recruits, they were trained in battlefield tactics, as if they were going to be dropped behind enemy lines in North Vietnam, or perhaps, storm the beaches on Iwo Jima. As you might guess, reality, for many of the trainees gets distorted in all the exciting make-believe. These battlefield-brainwashed police trainees become gun-crazy and jumpy. Then, after several months of "Green Beret training" these trigger-happy commandos are released into the quiet, mostly defenseless neighborhoods of small-town America. Well, you can imagine what happens next... As everyday street cops they sometimes have flashbacks to "the good ol' boot camp days", or fantasize that they are in a jungle filled with Viet Cong snipers, or up against a Japanese rifle company on Guadalcanal. This strange behavior in what appears to an ordinary policeman spooks peaceful citizens and not infrequently, gets an innocent (or playful) bystander badly malled or killed. Or an "enemy K-9" shot to pieces.

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AH HAA AH HHAAA ... DARN GOOD SHOOTIN' ,MARSHALS !!!!! THAT'S THE NEW POLICY : ARREST THE NIGGERS AND KILL THEIR DOG .... !!!! AND ARREST THE DANGEROUS - DOG LOVER FOR THE SOCIOPATHS THAT THEY ARE !!!! ARRRRR, WHERE'S YOUR DOG , NEGRO ???? GONE TO THAT GRTEAT HOOD IN THE SKY ... BYE !!!

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@ JOY

THAT'S BETTER ...

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HEY , U HOL GOS FREAKS AAA . WHERE'S MY POST , DIRTBAGS ??? U GOT 2FF MINUTES ... OR I'LL RESEARCH YOUR FLORIDA OPERATION AND TELL ALLL ... UHMMJ HUH

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that is just uncalled for. they could have just tased the dog. why is it nowadays cops are ready and willing to kill a dog?

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@ pissed off

That was my first question. I completely agree with Bead Stallcup, but at the same time (I am far from being any type of law enforcer) the guy could have simply minded his own business. For a change, the cops were the ones getting harassed for doing their job. OK, take a few pictures and go about your business. People always want to stick their noses where it doesn't belong, talk trash and then think they won't get hurt! To bad his dog had to pay the ultimate price for being loyal to an idiot.

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shoot the cops for a change!

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Sickening- the man did nothing wrong to be arrested. Had they not manhandled that guy and set the dog off, none of this would have happened. That officer is the epitome of a "pig".

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@ kmah4815162342

Only that man and the officers involved know what transpired these events to occur. As the wife of an officer, I know that they only use their weapons when absolutely needed. If I had a dog coming at me and I had a gun, I would shoot. That wouldn't make me a 'pig'. It makes me human. Just remember, that person you call a 'pig', is the you call when you need help. And he would lay his life down for yours. Remember that.

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@ Thinblueline

Yeah, nah. I don't think so.

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@ kmah4815162342

@Miguel1977 Not that I disagree with you, but what if none of them had a taser or pepper spray. With that heavy duty vehicle and they had sitting in that front yard and large guns, I doubt they were prepping themselves to have to taze anyone or anything. In that line of work, you have to be careful of whose recording you and threatening you because it might come back to harm you. We as people need to stop being so closed minded and starting looking at things from multiple angles. feel free to disagree but I'm only point out facts.

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@ kmah4815162342

Agreed. This is disgusting. How can you do this, and then go on about your day? They could have given the owner of the dog a chance to grab the dog's leash before shooting at it. Makes me sick to my stomach.

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@ kmah4815162342

I understand cops need to protect them selfs but he had time to get his gun out so he had time to get his taser or pepper spray it show's that he knew what he was going to do if the dog got out hand. We have animal control that handle aggressive dogs all the time and postal workers u don't see them shooting dogs. The cop did it wrong then he shot the dog more than once on top of that. :-(

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