SWAT Team Breaks Down Door in Middle of Night, Kills Family Dog, All for Misdemeanor Drug Charge
This dramatic and shocking video shows the Columbia MO SWAT team breaking in a door in the middle of the night to execute a drug warrant. Upon entering the home they shoot the family dog multiple times until it is dead. The other family dog was wounded. These events were all witnessed by the individual's seven year old child and wife.
All that was found in the search was a misdemeanor amount of marijuana and a glass pipe. The resident plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a newspaper's first report in February, “SWAT members encountered a pit bull upon entry, held back and then fatally shot the dog, which officers said was acting in an uncontrollably aggressive manner.”
Here is what is evident from the video:
- Obviously SWAT broke in, in the middle of the night. Police spokeswoman, officer Jessie Haden said, If the SWAT team believed they could have executed the warrant successfully during the daytime when the wife and child were not present, they would have. COMMENT: I don't believe this to be true. There was no reason given as to why they couldn't approach him during the day because there IS no good reason. At common law, a search warrant was always directed to be executed by day and it was doubtful whether it could be lawfully executed in the night time even if no time limitation was stated in the warrant. The reason was to protect against secret invasions of privacy and rights (like the S.S.), to make sure actions taken were in the open in daylight hours and lawfull. At night when everyone is asleep there are no witnesses and it is easier for police to get away with things.
- Police shot two dogs, killing one of them. SWAT members encountered a pit bull upon entry, held back and then fatally shot the dog, which officers said was acting in an uncontrollably aggressive manner. COMMENT: SWAT lied. The video shows there was no dog at the door when they broke in. The dog that was killed was shot in the kitchen. In the video you can see a portable gate leaning against the wall next to the kitchen entrance. This must have been removed by SWAT. It indicates the dog must have been contained in the kitchen otherwise it would have been barking right at the front door as most dogs would do upon hearing an intruder there, especially a pitbull. Their comment about the dog "acting in an uncontrollably aggressive manner" is just propaganda to justify the shooting. Any dumb ass knows that it is normal behavior for a family dog to bark and growl in protection of the family and the dog is definately IN control when in that mode and knows exactly what it is doing. What did these Nazis' expect after breaking in the door and causing such a raucous....for the dog to just be calmly lying around licking himself?
- Shot the family dog multiple times. COMMENT: This was uncalled for. Discharging a firearm in an occupied house with the wife and 7 year old boy there presents a clear and present danger to them. Any of those bullets could have ricocheted, injuring or killing them. No one was bitten by the dog. They could have contained the dog using other non lethal methods but it was easier to just shoot it. The young boy will probably be traumatized the rest of his life by this horrifying experience!
Gestapo actions like this are becomming all too common across our country by power hungry, ignorant police who are addicted to the adrenalin rush they get when over exercising their authority.
The search did not indicate this man was a big drug dealer with a big stash of drugs. He just had marijuana paraphernalia for his own private use.
I am against drug use, even the legal doctor prescribed drugs, but I don't consider the natural plant called marijuana a drug. That would be like saying ALL natural plants (herbs) are drugs and they are not classified as such. What would happen if they made Golden Seal, Echinacea, Licorice, Comfrey, Slippery Elm, etc., all illegal. If you were caught in possesion of them you would be charged the same as you would be with marijuana. The government has been trying for years to make herbs illegal, making you totally dependant on synthetic drugs created in a laboratory instead of having the choice to use herbs in their natural form the way GOD gave them to us.
And by the way, herbs are mentioned through out the Bible for healing and health, drugs are not.
I am a respecter of law and order but also of peoples GOD given rights. I have no problem with someone shooting an unlawfull intruder into their home wether it be crook or cop. A police officer is no less a criminal and terrorist if he is busting into your house unlawfully and is even worse than a criminal because he took an oath to protect your rights...."To Serve And Protect", remember?....not to terrorize!
The police cannot be lawfully protected if they are acting illegally under "the color of law".
This whole matter could have been handled in a much different way without the Gestapo tactics, violence, loss of life, and horror!