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Hawthorne dog shooting: What police can learn from mail carriers
There are many disturbing questions raised by the dog shooting by Hawthorne police. The video of a police officer shooting the 80-pound Rottweiler, Max, as the dog’s owner was being arrested has gone viral online and prompted outrage far beyond the South Bay city. The second most heartbreaking part of this video — after the injured dog rolls over, flinching from the shots — is the sound of the bystanders screaming and crying out in horror as they watch.
The video shows five police cars blocking off a street and officers halfway down the block from Leon Rosby, who saunters back and forth as he videotapes the police action. He has his dog with him on a leash. His own car is parked at the end of the block near an intersection.
Why did Hawthorne police believe it necessary to arrest Rosby in the first place? If he was a threat to whatever police matter was being played out halfway down the block, it’s not apparent on the videotape; the police officers had to walk down the block to him. Knowing what’s about to happen, Rosby puts his dog in his car with the windows down, calmly turns around, places his hands behind his back and waits to be cuffed.July 6, 2013 at 5:02 pm #439
Police in California receive death threats after killing man’s dog
Since the cell phone video was posted on YouTube, the officers and their families have received threatening phone calls, emails and Facebook messages. In some cases, California residents who share the same name as the officers have mistakenly received threats. A shop in Glendale was flooded with angry phone calls because the storeowner’s name is the same as Hawthorne police spokesman Lt. Scott Swain.
“These aren’t just threats of ill-will,” Hawthorne Police Chief Robert Fager told NBC News. “These are absolutely threats to life.”July 6, 2013 at 8:34 pm #445
JUSTICE FOR MAX & LEON – Lets light up the world with our porch light.
INVITE EVERYONE YOU KNOW ON FACEBOOK TO THIS EVENT.
Max was rottweiler gunned down by a police office of the Hawthorne Police Department in California. Max was KILLED in cold blood. NO REASON AT ALL. We WILL get justice for Max & Leon.
This event is for everyone to LIGHT UP THE WORLD in support of Max & Leon.
On 08/01/13, I would like EVERYONE to turn your porch light on in memory of Max.
LETS STAND TOGETHER! LETS COME TOGETHER!
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Angry Protesters Rally After Deadly Dog Shooting
HAWTHORNE, Calif. (KTLA) — Protesters rallied in Hawthorne on Saturday after an officer fatally shot a dog.
They gathered outside the Hawthorne police station and demanded that the officer in question be fired and that the department’s officers be trained to avoid such an incident in the future.
The Hawthorne Police Department on Wednesday urged the public not to rush to judgement in the wake of a deadly dog shooting.
Hawthorne police Chief Robert Fager said during a news conference that the three officers involved in the incident had been taken off of field duty because they received a series of death threats.
Fager also announced the department would investigate the dog shooting.July 10, 2013 at 1:40 am #562
Calif. police release second video of dog shooting
Video taken from another perspective exonerates police from any wrongdoing, according to the department
HAWTHORNE, Calif. — Hawthorne police have released a second video of the incident in which an officer fatally shot a man’s Rottweiler as it lunged at the officers arresting it’s owner. Police believe this angle of the video exonerates the officer’s actions.
The second video, taken by another witness on the scene, shows more interaction between the officers, the dog, and Leon Rosby, the dog’s owner, who was being arrested for interfering with in a police operation, according to Newsone.com.
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