Rallies in front of Monroe County, NY Sheriff's Zone A Substation
in Penfield, NY
Photo by Juan Ortiz
Sunday January 27, 2013 5:35 pm
WARNING: THIS ARTICLE
IMAGES OF INNOCENT
PETS AFTER THEY WERE
EXECUTED BY POLICE OFFICERS.
The Rochester, NY Police department, like thousands of police forces throughout the country, has declared war.
Not a war on drugs.
Not a war on crime.
No, this war is different.
Police departments in the U.S. have declared war against our innocent family pets.
They don't want to admit it.
In fact they will adamantly deny it, under the guise of saying they are simply following protocol.
Or they will justify it by saying that they are allowed to use lethal force if their officers are threatened by an 'aggressive' dog.
Despite more and more incidents being reported of trigger-happy police cops executing innocent family dogs, this war is not new.
Calls out Monroe County, NY Sheriff's deputies
as they sit in their cars, after Diablo's execution.
Photo by Juan Ortiz
It's actually a continuation of an attack on certain breeds of dogs over the last 30 plus years.
The Dobermans came under attack in the 1970's.
The 1980's was the decade where the German Shepherd got the bad rap.
And in the 90's it was the Rottweilers' turn.
And nowadays it's the pit bull terrier breed that is feared and hated by many.
But with pit bulls it's different.
No breed of dogs has been persecuted, and executed by trigger-happy cops, than pit bull terriers.
As a young teen, I remember Rochester, NY police officers Randall 'Rambo' Benjamin and Mark Mariano illegally breaking into our home on Child Street without a warrant and threatening my entire family with guns drawn.
I will never forget how they held guns to my head while they yelled "Get the fucking dog or I will shoot it!"
The entire experience is forever etched in my mind.
It was that incident, which made me look at police in a completely different light.
No longer did I trust police.
That one incident forever changed my life and is the reason behind who I am now.
An activist against police misconduct and corruption.
For the past 17-plus years I have been a voice for many innocent people who have been harassed, abused and in some cases killed by police.
Now I find myself being a voice for innocent family dogs who have been executed by members of Rochester, NY Police, Gates, NY Police and Monroe County, NY Sheriif's deputies.
Innocent dogs like Rah, executed by several Rochester, NY cops in May of 2012.
After being shot several times, Rah managed to make it to where her dad Terry Cash was, before dying in the middle of the street while the thugs with badges who shot her joked about who hit and who missed, in the hail of gunfire.
Innocent dogs like Chino, a Bull Mastiiff executed by Gates, NY Police officer James Coughlin who laughed and bragged afterwards, "I've shot twelve dogs, it is what it is."
And Codi, a 1 1/2 year old red nose pit who wandered away from his home after returning from going ice fishing with his dad Steven, and got lost.
Rochester, NY Police officer Chris Burgstrom, responding to a call for a lose dog near Charlotte Lake Ontario Park, hit Codi with his police cruiser, then stalked, chased and hunted Codi down, before grabbing his shotgun and executing Codi, shooting him in the back of his head.
And as the war by police on our innocent pets continues, the only thing that changes are the faces.
The faces of the police officers who don't care to stop and think that it's not just a dog, that it's a companion, a best friend, a family member, that they're executing.
And the faces of the scared pets.
Photo by Davy V.
Running away from a big man with a shotgun.
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