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Another policeman, murders a family pet without cause, in front of children celebrating a birthday party. His action endorsed and protected by his chain of command and his brethren, the Vast Majority,
But, he meant well when he did it!
Besides, what if the dog made a "furtive movement"?
The story is here.
"Police Chief Ken Moore fully stands by his officer. He claimed Opie attacked Franklin as he was coming around the corner of the house. However, this contradicts what Franklin originally stated, which was that the dog attacked him through the fence and he had to kick him off. Opie was shot and died near the gate."
“We have a right to defend ourselves so I stand by my officer in the decision that he made.”
Citizens have a right to defend themselves also, Chief. Even against Tools of the State.