Will Grigg has done it again. This time, the victim of government violence had four legs. Read about it and see the video clip here. The Labrador's dying yelp after Corporal Tarek Hassani had shot him has haunted me all day.
Hooch was barking, as dogs do when strangers approach. He had run around the cop car, but was back on his owner's lawn. He had been provoked by being kicked, but was not armed and did not retaliate, not even by chewing Hassani's ankle. But now he is dead.
The Filer, ID police chief Tim Reeves has exonerated the Corporal. So has the nearest government prosecutor. Some busybody had called Hassani to the scene because "dogs were running wild" and Filer has some law to say they have to be leashed. Day was, when an owner could decide whether his dog could or could not run free; nobody wants his dog killed by a vehicle so there is ample motivation to make the right decision. Yet after the dog murder, Hassani swore at the owner and wrote him a ticket for letting the dog run loose. There is no word yet on whether he will be made to pay for the bullet.
So it's yet another example of why government is utterly reprobate, beyond hope of taming. It has to go. The means are at hand.