Controversy Surrounds California Cops Executing Dog

Posted on November 3, 2014 by


What would you do if you saw your best friend murdered in cold-blood right in front of you?

A fifty-two-year-old man by the name of Leon Cordell Rosby experienced this firsthand. On 30 June 2013, Rosby was out walking his dog near 137th Street and Jefferson Avenue in Hawthorne, CA, and witnessed a S.W.A.T. team investigation on a house on the street on which he was walking. His best friend was his pet Rottweiler, Max.

There have been numerous occasions in which police offices have shot dogs for no reason other than being frightened. The Hawthorne Police Department may be trying to cover up the fact that one of their officers shot the man’s dog for no reason by charging Rosby with offenses that he claims he did not commit. Rosby is facing charges of dissuading a witness from prosecuting a crime, intimidation of a witness, and making criminal threats.

All that Rosby did was record the police officers and play loud music. The officers on duty stated that Rosby was being a disturbance and needed to be taken down to complete their task. There are multiple videos on YouTube that show Rosby was far away from the situation that eventually led to his arrest. Rosby told news reporters that the shooting of his dog was a “pattern of harassing conduct”.

“If the police officer is in danger, they should look to sedate the dog instead of just shooting and killing it,” junior Ian O’Keefe said.

“It is survival of the fittest. A cop must do what they have to do to survive on the streets,” senior Brian Zimmerman said.

“Whether or not you sedate or kill the dog, you are still hurting it, and the dog shouldn’t be in a life or death situation in the first place,” junior Sampson Lerch said.

Opinion on the matter seems to be split among Fleetwood students.

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