As usual, Laura Bravo's kids let their German shepherd into their locked back yard before school this morning.
Moments later, they heard several "pops" and looked out the window to see their 4-year-old pet, Malachi, lying in a bloody heap on the sidewalk across the street at 7:58 a.m.
This all happened way up north in Edison Park. And you have to read the nonsense in the comment sections to believe it. The headline reads "Family argues off-duty cop overreacted when fatally shot dog" but the article tells a different story. Hopefully, the cop is taking notes and acquires a few copies of the Sun Times for her attorney:
- Bravo thinks the dog may have escaped from a side gate. [admission of fault]
- "I understand [Malachi] is a big dog and can seem intimidating, but she overreacted," Bravo said. [admission of fault]
To add insult to injury, Bravo said, the responding officers ticketed her for failing to have a dog license for Malachi.
"Like killing my dog wasn't enough?" she said angrily, holding the ticket for a fine of up to $500. "I didn't know I had to renew it every year." [ignorance of the law is no excuse]
It's amazing how many people think the police have to be beaten, bitten, shot or otherwise abused, even off-duty, before we're allowed to take action to protect ourselves. Even where we live. And how depressing is it that this woman can be completely at fault for not securing her yard, not licensing her dog and she's still given a platform from which to spout her ignorance and infect more people with anti-police bias? All for merely being a cop audacious enough to walk your own dog in your own neighborhood and expect that you won't be confronted and attacked by a 125-pound animal that we've seen tear through people's arms like so much tinfoil.