Arlene M Kelly
Arlene M Kelly

Hideous. That dog was of medium size, and didn't look vicious, only as if he was demonstrating the usual loyalty dogs have for their owners. The man gave himself up voluntarily, and beyond the fact that fact that the dog seemed able to be restrained without being killed, what looked like sheer cruelty was the way the officer shot him repeatedly and then just stood back calmly, holding his fire while he WATCHED the dog writhe in pain. Why wouldn't he at least "finish off" the animal he...

Hideous. That dog was of medium size, and didn't look vicious, only as if he was demonstrating the usual loyalty dogs have for their owners. The man gave himself up voluntarily, and beyond the fact that fact that the dog seemed able to be restrained without being killed, what looked like sheer cruelty was the way the officer shot him repeatedly and then just stood back calmly, holding his fire while he WATCHED the dog writhe in pain. Why wouldn't he at least "finish off" the animal he put in great pain in the first place?...That looked VERY sadistic. No one wants a sick, sadistic individual "officially" carrying a badge and a gun.

Denisa Devora
Denisa Devora
  • Arlene M Kelly

Totally agree! Take away the gun before he shots another innocent bystander. This is outrageous. That insect of a human should be shot and left to die slowly...

Terri Halle
Terri Halle
  • Arlene M Kelly

That officer have NO self control and needs to be FIRED! There were people around who could have EASILY been harmed from gunshots being fired for No Reason! ANY officer who pulls their gun so quickly and without good cause, Does Not Deserve To Serve THE PEOPLE.

Rebecca B Reeves
Rebecca B Reeves
  • Arlene M Kelly

True

Bruce Dobson
Bruce Dobson
  • Arlene M Kelly

Wow! That's quite an assessment. 4 times Max came at them. I believe the police showed remarkable self control. I know that there might have people off screen and in the line of fire, but there was nobody on screen and in the line of fire. Trust me, when a large, powerful dog, of the type that is frequently used for guard dog, is coming right at you, 4 times (one time being to within a foot or less of your body) the shots are not "for no reason". I disagree with your last statement. The...

Wow! That's quite an assessment. 4 times Max came at them. I believe the police showed remarkable self control. I know that there might have people off screen and in the line of fire, but there was nobody on screen and in the line of fire. Trust me, when a large, powerful dog, of the type that is frequently used for guard dog, is coming right at you, 4 times (one time being to within a foot or less of your body) the shots are not "for no reason". I disagree with your last statement. The officer saw a real, potential threat (large dog who's owner was being held by the police) and responded as he should have. I'm pretty sure he didn't pull his gum thinking, "Oh goody, I get to shoot a big dog. Wait 'till I get his head mounted on my wall." Is that what you think he was thinking? Max's health and safety still set squarely on the shoulder of Max's owner.

Tongbai Mason
Tongbai Mason
  • Arlene M Kelly

police are mostly love to fire gun is make them feel great .and they are mostly stupid anyway that is why they want to be a police person to be in the uniform allow them to be stupid the way they act.. this is why I do not like cop not a bit.

Norman Kiehm
Norman Kiehm

The cops could have had animal control come out to secure the dog before he was arrested. That's a fail on the police department and should be charged with animal cruelty

Teresa Brock
Teresa Brock
  • Norman Kiehm

thats what i said too, or they could have used a 1 dart taser, or even pepper spray.

Penny Leboeuf
Penny Leboeuf

LET'S GET THE BARNEY FIFES OFF THE STREETS SO OUR PETS CAN BE SAFE AGAIN, IF I WOULD HAVE BEEN THERE I WOULD HAVE BROKEN THE OFFICERS LEGS WITH MY BAT, THEY SHOULD HAVE USED THE SPRAY BUT THEY WERE TOO QUICK TO PULL OUT THEIR DAMN PISTOLS THAT I WISH THAT WOULD HAVE BLOWN UP IN THEIR UGLY FACES. ALL OFFICERS HERE NEED TO BE FIRED AND NEVER ALLOWED TO CARRY FIRE ARMS AGAIN AND SERVE TIME IN PRISON FOR 15 TO 20 YEARS WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE.

Shane Lynch
Shane Lynch

Dickless wonders , thats all they are

Cheryl Lauritsen
Cheryl Lauritsen
  • Shane Lynch

I agree,,,, Dickless wonders on power trips.

Eileen Stephenson
Eileen Stephenson

has the Humane Society, PETA, and other activists groups been contacted about this?

Eileen Stephenson
Eileen Stephenson

I can't even watch the video, the picture is enough trauma for me. Good grief, are these police officers just needing to get a fix out of shooting their guns? The dog isn't anywhere near them.....

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

Another sickening shooting of a pet.

Samantha Speich
Samantha Speich

I feel bad for the dog, but I personally place blame on the owner. He was tryin to cause trouble with the cops. And in my opinion should have placed the dog in a secure place, meanin in the car with cracked windows. Obviously the dog is goin to be loyal to his owner and protect him. Very sad situation, where it could have totally been handled differently. RIP Max and I'm sorry that this happened.

Christine Rene
Christine Rene
  • Samantha Speich

No...you need to go back and watch the video again. That man wasn't interfering with what the police at all. They had absolutely NO reason to approach him at all.

Diana Robinson
Diana Robinson
  • Samantha Speich

He did put the dog in the car, and left the window down so the dog wouldn't get hot. Were you watching or what?

Lea Wheeler
Lea Wheeler
  • Samantha Speich

Other than America, where in the world do you get arrested for playing loud music. Why not just tell him to turn it off. There was no need to shoot that dog 4 time and leave it writhing in pain.

Gary Edminson-Simpson
Gary Edminson-Simpson

Hi Leon, if you get to read this, I am so sorry for you & Max, he died for you and they are tough dogs even with bullets in them......... Max's pain was only for a few moments, so dont dwell on it, then God took him and he is in safe hands now........ I hope the officers get the same treatment, if you see an officer being shot or hurt... just step over them and keep walking........... they do not care, I suspect being a black guy had a lot to do with what this evil pos did....................RIP Max.

Lea Wheeler
Lea Wheeler
  • Gary Edminson-Simpson

With you there . .l this was definitely racial.

Gary Edminson-Simpson
Gary Edminson-Simpson
  • Gary Edminson-Simpson

Thx Lea, I know people do use the race card when they should'nt but with Leon being known to the police for standing up for his rights a while ago...... it is definitly played a part... revenge, I honestly believe if it was me a white guy instead of Leon, they would have allowed me to get Max........... Leaon did everything right, Max on a lead, then he put him in his car and the windows were slightly open so Max would not overheat.... he did what any rottie would do, he forced himself out...

Thx Lea, I know people do use the race card when they should'nt but with Leon being known to the police for standing up for his rights a while ago...... it is definitly played a part... revenge, I honestly believe if it was me a white guy instead of Leon, they would have allowed me to get Max........... Leaon did everything right, Max on a lead, then he put him in his car and the windows were slightly open so Max would not overheat.... he did what any rottie would do, he forced himself out the window when he saw his dad being attacked...... My rottie would do the same and has protected me in the past....... I am glad to read the officers are of fronline duties... for 'their p[rotection'.... ppl think thats a cop out, but they probably are shitting bricks that not only Black folk want revenge, the white community do to! thx gary :)

Bridget Burke Johnson
Bridget Burke Johnson

This is 100% the owners fault...god bless all law enforcement.

Christine Anderson
Christine Anderson
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

Disgusting

Willard Turnbow
Willard Turnbow
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

Eff the murdering bastd.

Louise Hammerl
Louise Hammerl
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

Bridget, nothing like this is acceptable; the owner was telling the dog to stay back. Dogs protect their owners. You are 100% WRONG

Christine Rene
Christine Rene
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

The police had absolutely NO REASON to approach that man. FTP...Power hungry bastids!!!

Diana Bastian
Diana Bastian
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

It's because of asses like you that we have this kind of cop roaming the streets, or are you the mistress of one of them?

Diana Bastian
Diana Bastian
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

or ALL of them!!!

Diana Robinson
Diana Robinson
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

You don't know all law enforcement, sweetie. A holes run in every line of work, and law enforcement is no exception. Case in point: this video. Get your head out of your a hole.

Denisa Devora
Denisa Devora
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

Are you nuts? Even though I am usually supportive of law enforcement, this was a cruel use of brute force! If you think that what that officer did was acceptable, YOU belong in the pile of excrement people who should be shot and left to die slowly as well!

John Reed
John Reed
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

are you high on crack or just plain stupid

Cathy Lindsey
Cathy Lindsey
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

Bridget your a cold hearted SOB to. Your completely ignorant if you feel this was justified. If that was you and your dog? Would you feel the same way. Your an ass and completely IGNORANT!!! Go brown nose the next officer around your corner. Heartless!!!

Vickie Rahn
Vickie Rahn
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

How can you say it was the owners fault? I smell a troll.

Mary Heller
Mary Heller
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

say what? Did you WATCH the video??????????? what if that had been a child running towards his daddy? Cops these days may feel their life threatened by that also.

Celia Villalpando
Celia Villalpando
  • Bridget Burke Johnson

As a matter of fact, Leon Rosby's young daughter was in the car. She is devastated and frightened. She believes the Hawthorn PD would have harmed her father were it not for Max, the Rottweilers intervention that cost him his life.

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