NYPD Executes Innocent Dog who was Protecting her Owner

By Davy V.

We’ve all heard the saying, “A dog is a man’s best friend.”

That is so true.

A dog is also a woman’s best friend, as well as a child’s.

Have you ever noticed that your dog, unlike people, loves you unconditionally?

In fact, many times your dog is more happy to see you when you come home than your own family is.

Your dog is not materialistic.

Your dog doesn’t judge you.

Your dog doesn’t talk behind your back.

Your dog doesn’t betray you.

Your dog doesn’t care if you are well off, or dirt poor.

Your dog loves you for you.

And that love is unconditional.

With that love comes loyalty.
A level of loyalty often unmatched by any other human being.

Your dog will protect you and your family, and always stay by your side.

That’s exactly what a female Pit Bull did on 14th Street and 2nd Avenue in the Bronx Monday afternoon when her owner, a man described by many as homeless and a regular in the area, was passed out on the street.

And like any loyal friend, this dog stood by his side, protecting her owner.

According to the NYPD, the dog who was barking (as dogs do), “lunged” at officers who had respnded to the scene for the man passed out.

At that point an NYPD cop shot the dog.

The NYPD, then left this innocent dog to die slow, conulsing and suffering in the middle of a crowded intersection.

Eddie Huang, a well known chef and owner of BaoHaus restaurant, tweeted a photo of the imcident with the message, “Pigs shot a dog and let it die slow.”

Huang explained: “We heard the gunshot, and we all ducked, and saw people running and screaming. All of the sudden, our chef Mitch ran towards the gunshot. He was like Yo, it’s that dog in front of KFC—because there’s always this dog in front of KFC—and by the time I get there, I can see the dog whipping around and convulsing.”

Apparently, onlookers yelled at police to put the dog, “wiggling and flaying, blood coming out of its mouth,” out of its misery.

Huand added, “You can see in the photo, the trail of blood. The dog traveled. People were really really vocal, harassing the cops to put the dog down, and they wouldn’t do it. The whole thing just seemed really, really unnecessary. I don’t know what the protocol is for this, I know they have to keep the peace, but it really seemed like an abuse of power, an unnecessary one, and not doing it the right way. They really should’ve put that dog out of its misery. We’ve all seen Old Yeller. We all know the right way to do this.”

NYPD cops ignored onlookers’ pleas, and left the dog to suffer in the middle of the street, bleeding, until it finally died.

Another witness said, “There was a little boy closer to the scene with his dad, and he started bawling. It was just very shocking to see an animal killed—as the owner of a shelter animal myself, it was just so sad.”

This is the second time in the last three days that the NYPD has opened fire in a busy Manhattan intersection.

Just this past Saturday, NYPD cops shot 12 rounds at 51 year old Darius Kennedy, who was holding a knife, in busy Times Square.

Kennedy, who obviously had some mental health issues, later died of his injuries at Bellevue Hospital.

Not only is the NYPD’s execution shooting of an innocent dog who was protecting her owner, the sceond NYPD shooting in broad daylight in the last three days, but it’s also the second time in the past three days that the NYPD has used the word “lunged” to justify their trigger happy, corrupt, rogue thug officers’ actions.

With Saturday’s Times Square shooting, the NYPD unnecessarily put innocent people’s lives at risk by shooting 12 rounds in one of New York City’s most busiest intersections.

The NYPD had other non-lethal measures available to them, including tasers, rubbber bullets, etc. Instead they chose to recklessly fire 12 rounds, and as a result reminded us that many times police don’t shoot because they have to shoot, they shoot because they want to shoot!

In fact, at least one of those 12 rounds was later found embedded in a doorway of a nearby building, proving that any one of those 12 rounds could have easily seriously injured or killed an innocent person.

Once again, the NYPD has shown that they are out of control.

This time, a disgusting and senseless act of violence and inhumanity, executing an innocent dog who was simply protecting her owner.
NOTE: There have been several conflicting stories reporting that the dog did not die, and that she is alive. I will update this story as soon as I can confirm if this is in fact true.

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Davy V.

Davy V. is a Cuban-American Filmmaker, Video Producer, Photographer and Freelance Writer, best known for using the power of video and film to expose Police Brutality, Corruption and Misconduct. The son of the late Mario Vara, a community activist who for years fought against Police Brutality and Misconduct in Rochester, New York, Davy V. got his start in Television and Video by tagging along and working camera for his father's cable access television show, "La Voz Del Pueblo" (The Voice of The People). Davy V. later went on to produce and host "KEEP IT ON THE REEL", a cable access TV show with a mix of Hip Hop as well as issues affecting African-Americans and Latinos in Rochester, NY, such as Police Brutality and Misconduct. Some guests on the show included Treach, KayGee and Vinnie of Naughty by Nature, Method Man, Funkdoobiest, Da Youngstas, and the Rottin' Razkals. Davy V. won the U.S. ACM Video Festival Award for his Documentary, "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" about the Rochester, New York Police Department and their long history of misconduct, corruption and unnecessary killings of unarmed innocent citizens. "R.P.D. EXPOSED!" and Davy V.'s follow up, "R.P.D.: Badges of DISHONOR, CORRUPTION and MURDER!" were both screened at the National Hip Hop Political Convention at Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey. Davy V.'s work has been featured in publications such as THE SOURCE Hip Hop Magazine, URBAN AMERICA Magazine, The Ave. Magazine, Insider Magazine, La Voz Newspaper, Minority Reporter Newspaper, CNY LATINO Newspaper, DOWN Magazine, as well as on television news stations, and programs such as CNN and Inside Edition. In addition to his freelance writing, Davy V. also writes a monthly Op/Ed Column for LA VOZ Magazine and Minority Reporter Newspaper. In June 2012, Davy V. joined Cop Block as a regular contributor.