Phillip Pugh
Phillip Pugh

I wish I hadn't signed this petition. After further investigation and watching the second video, it seems the man was looking for a confrontation with police. It is sad that Max was shot but it was the owners fault. Why did he stop at the scene in the first place and play his music so loud. Officers clearly asked him on multiple occasions to turn down his music or he would be arrested. He refuses and starts videoing the scene. It's unfortunate Max had such a dumb ass for an owner! The dog...

I wish I hadn't signed this petition. After further investigation and watching the second video, it seems the man was looking for a confrontation with police. It is sad that Max was shot but it was the owners fault. Why did he stop at the scene in the first place and play his music so loud. Officers clearly asked him on multiple occasions to turn down his music or he would be arrested. He refuses and starts videoing the scene. It's unfortunate Max had such a dumb ass for an owner! The dog was clearly going to bite the officer and I would have done the same thing. You know what an 80# dog can do to human flesh? It's weird 5 minutes ago I wanted to hang the officers. Just watch the second video before passing judgement. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/08/second-video-dog-shooting_n_3536658.html

Robert M Stach Sr.
Robert M Stach Sr.
  • Phillip Pugh

It is not illegal to play music loud ,,, or tape police at a scene!!!! if you watch the film again you will see the f-ing cop already has his gun out as he approaches the other cops, he was looking for a fight and the dog was only protecting his master, DID YOU SEE HOW HE PUT THE DOG IN THE CAR?????.... and you need to stop condoning what these idiots did,, just like the cop that killed a Sunday school teacher and lied about it ,,,, he said she drove off and he was caught in the...

It is not illegal to play music loud ,,, or tape police at a scene!!!! if you watch the film again you will see the f-ing cop already has his gun out as he approaches the other cops, he was looking for a fight and the dog was only protecting his master, DID YOU SEE HOW HE PUT THE DOG IN THE CAR?????.... and you need to stop condoning what these idiots did,, just like the cop that killed a Sunday school teacher and lied about it ,,,, he said she drove off and he was caught in the window,,,,, EYE WITNESS SAID NO HE WAS NOT CAUGHT IN THE WINDOW, COPS LIE

Claire Catto
Claire Catto

that dog did nothing wrong! it is sick just because they police they think they can get of with it! no way!! they need to be fired and put in jail for animal cruelty/murder!! that isn't right and they didn't even kill it out right they left it fitting in the road???? if that was a member of the public they would be jailed and fined why should they be any different only difference is they got a badge n a gun! THATS WHY I HATE THE POLICE!!! think they can do what they want and get of with it!...

that dog did nothing wrong! it is sick just because they police they think they can get of with it! no way!! they need to be fired and put in jail for animal cruelty/murder!! that isn't right and they didn't even kill it out right they left it fitting in the road???? if that was a member of the public they would be jailed and fined why should they be any different only difference is they got a badge n a gun! THATS WHY I HATE THE POLICE!!! think they can do what they want and get of with it! if they are going to have a gun they should learn how to use it! not going round shooting peoples dogs.

Kristopher Janke
Kristopher Janke

He should not have been harassing cops. The cop was reaching for the leash but the dog took an unsuspected leap. Stick to the limits of your own perception. Do not sign this.

Gordon Wayne Watts
Gordon Wayne Watts

Sign the petition: Everyone that knows me (Gordon Wayne Watts) knows I'm only ~120-lbs. If I'm not afraid of dogs, then the police shouldn't be. Their action constituted 'Excessive Force' within the meaning of the law & they should thus be prosecuted.

Päivi Nyman
Päivi Nyman

OMG....Why didn't they just finnish the job and not leave the dog suffering :'(....I just hate cops

Anne Grice
Anne Grice

A disgrace to the Police Force. These are not trained officers, they are thugs in uniform and the senior members of the police force should be ashamed of these officers sickening performance against a defenceless dog. Improvement is training is imperative, all officers must do mandatory work at dog shelters so that they can learn many aspects of life including how to handle and manage dogs! Your police training is seriously inadequate and a disgrace to al Police Department in the USA...

A disgrace to the Police Force. These are not trained officers, they are thugs in uniform and the senior members of the police force should be ashamed of these officers sickening performance against a defenceless dog. Improvement is training is imperative, all officers must do mandatory work at dog shelters so that they can learn many aspects of life including how to handle and manage dogs! Your police training is seriously inadequate and a disgrace to al Police Department in the USA because these sickening scenes are seen right across the USA!

Linda Bell
Linda Bell

That man's dog was acting in the same way that police officers train their dogs and I froze when I saw this video - the dog was clearly not vicious (not a killer) but protecting his master. This policeman gun happy killer: removed from the force / jailed / fined. If that little aggravation we witnessed is all it takes for him to pull a gun - he shouldn't be carrying one - nor should he be a cop!. As for the Hawthorne Police Department - I am still unsure why one can be handcuffed for taking...

That man's dog was acting in the same way that police officers train their dogs and I froze when I saw this video - the dog was clearly not vicious (not a killer) but protecting his master. This policeman gun happy killer: removed from the force / jailed / fined. If that little aggravation we witnessed is all it takes for him to pull a gun - he shouldn't be carrying one - nor should he be a cop!. As for the Hawthorne Police Department - I am still unsure why one can be handcuffed for taking photos in a public area. What exactly did the guy do wrong other than record some happening in a public street that is done EVERY DAY and which - thankfully - was being recorded by someone else. What sort of training do these police officers get that they cannot rise over and above a fricken' phone recording. This was clearly a case of officers ego's power trips being put into practice against a black man for being outgoing - just because they wear a uniform. Murderering cop!

Joe Fortunato
Joe Fortunato

All someone had to do was grab the leash !! Use pepper spray? That was a misuse of deadly force.

Anthony Murray
Anthony Murray

So sick and tired of cops just shooting these poor dogs. The US has become a total police state and we need to put and end to it.

Eloise Thetford
Eloise Thetford

Despicable. The sort of person who would shoot a dog without flinching is not the sort of person who should have a gun constantly on their person. If he can so carelessly shoot an innocent animal, imagine the damage he could do to other human beings as well. A lack of remorse + a weapon is a very dangerous combination.

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