This disturbing video of police shooting this man’s dog raises a lot of difficult questions, like:
— Why was he arrested in the first place? The Hawthorne Police Department claim it was because he was interfering with them by standing too close while his car blasted music too loudly, but some believe it was because they didn’t like him taping their actions on his cell phone (which, as of this writing, is still legal).
— Regardless of why the man was detained, should the officer (who clearly felt threatened by the Rottweiler) still have shot his dog?
— Should we be more concerned about our rights to publicly record the actions of police in public?
Decide for yourself, but stop the video around the [3:15] mark to avoid seeing the shooting.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT