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WATCH: Father Goes Off on Cops After they Respond to Wrong Home and Kill the Family Dog

East Knox County, TN — Kenny Bailey had committed no crime and had done nothing wrong when multiple Knox County Sheriff’s deputies walked onto his private property and killed one of his three dogs.

The dogs were not on a leash, however, they all had on shock collars which would not allow them to go past a certain perimeter. The officers somehow managed to miss the 14, yes, 14 highly visible signs on Bailey’s property — warning visitors about his dogs.

Police say they were responding to a 911 hang up call in the 10000 block of Thorngrove Pike near Bailey’s home. However, Bailey’s family did not make the call and police trespassed and killed his dog for no reason.

“They panicked and they know they panicked and they shot an innocent dog and I’m mad,” Bailey said.

As the body camera footage begins, the officers are knocking on the door to Bailey’s residence when three dogs begin barking and walk around from the side of the house.

“For safety reasons, the officers parked away from the mobile home and knocked on the side of the residence. Three unrestrained dogs ran from back of the property with one pit bull charging the officers,” the sheriff’s department news release stated.

One officer then began to fire, killing one of the pit bulls.

“Those dogs were protecting those kids and this house. If I had been home it wouldn’t have happened,” said Bailey as he noted the officer shot his dog as it ran away.

The department is remaining steadfast in their decision to enter the property and kill the dog. According to WBIR 10, Knox County Sheriff J.J. Jones said the shooting was “clean.”

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“It was legit,” he told WBIR 10News. “They were rushing them. They were very aggressive. (The deputies) had to protect themselves.”

Although they claim an investigation is underway, the officer who killed the dog remains on regular duty.

According to an unofficial count done by Ozymandias Media, an independent research group, a dog is shot by law enforcement every 98 minutes.

In an investigative report, it was discovered that a single police department in Buffalo, NY, shot 92 dogs in less than three years. In Southwest Florida, the News-Press discovered 111 instances of dog shootings among multiple agencies between 2009 and 2012, representing about 37 per year. According to the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Police shot approximately 90 dogs per year between 2008 and 2013.

It is an undisputed fact that cops frequently kill dogs. But they don’t have to.

Officer David Gomez from Idaho, learned to use his intelligence when faced with dogs — instead of his pistol.

The result was nothing short of heartwarming and astonishing as this officer, who’d been trained not to kill dogs, was able to successfully bring in two vicious dogs roaming the neighborhood with no violence.

Last August, officer Randall Frederick illustrated the positive effects of his training on how not to kill dogs when he was responding to a call out where a 4-year-old boy answered the door. As the 4-year-old opened the door, his overprotective Australian Shepherd darted out of the house and tore into Frederick’s leg.

Instead of shooting the dog, which would have been justified by the department, Frederick reached out with compassion to show the dog that he was not a threat to the boy. As simple as that, the incident was de-escalated.

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Had Frederick not received this training, it is very likely that he would still have been bitten and Jillaroo, the family’s dog, like Bailey’s pitbull, would have been killed.

Matt Agorist is an honorably discharged veteran of the USMC and former intelligence operator directly tasked by the NSA. This prior experience gives him unique insight into the world of government corruption and the American police state. Agorist has been an independent journalist for over a decade and has been featured on mainstream networks around the world. and now on Steemit
  • Just fucking disgusting. The dog wasn’t anywhere near the cop when he shot him.


  • anarchyst

    …publish the names and home addresses of these cops. It is most certainly time to “pay them a visit”, using the same tactics they use on us mere citizens…

  • LawrenceNeal

    And fired TOWARDS the house.

    • Shadizar Silvermask

      Imagine the insistence of it being a ‘regrettable mistake’ if they’d killed someone inside the home (like has happened far too often, like the woman shot through her door and killed by police while she was looking out the peephole to see what was going on outside).

  • Larry Brothers

    They are bullies and cowards and they just don’t give a fuck about anyone or anything but themselves. And they wonder why they’re so hated.

    Not once did they have the decency to apologize.

    • John Cokos

      The hallmark of the sociopathic personality…devoid of any real understanding or empathy.

  • James GtoXed

    what a lame excuse from that cop. fuck cops, they cant handle tough situations. a police force filled with trigger happy pussy’s who only see their gun as a means of defense.

  • Randall Goguen


    • Bren Niel

      Not these kinds of blue lives. Not all blue lives are created equal.

  • T. Mohr

    That cop should lose his right to carry a firearm. Put him on a desk.

    • Bren Niel

      Why should he keep his job?
      If you kill a dog in any other job you are going to jail, and you’ll be fired.

      Cops should get the same treatment we all get.

  • billdeserthills

    Always makes me wonder how the mailmen seem to deliver mail every day and not ever need to kill any dogs?
    Must be a real special agency secret….

  • AnimalSupportProject

    Cops kill 10,000 dogs a year in this country yet no cop has ever been killed by a dog.

    • Shadizar Silvermask

      That’s a bit misleading though, at least SOME of those dogs did indeed have to be shot for the safety of others you can’t really go by a statistic that lumps justified and unjustified killings together. So the question is just how many of those killings weren’t justified.

      • AnimalSupportProject

        I’ll say it again. NO cop has EVER been killed by a dog.

        • Shadizar Silvermask

          So I’ll say it again with more detail, that’s misleading as some of those dogs DID need killed or they WOULD have killed cops or someone else. Since people DO get killed by dogs those least likely to have that happen to them are those most capable of killing the dog first. The only question is how many of those dogs were wrongly killed like the one in this article. Is it only, some, many, most? Which is it.

          • AnimalSupportProject

            Do you REALLY think the cops are going to accurately report? Check out Of Dogs and Men- a documentary about this exact issue. http://www.ofdogsandmen.net

          • Bren Niel

            It is not misleading at all, 10,000 is a staggering number.

            TEN THOUSAND?

          • Shadizar Silvermask

            Yes it’s very misleading because that number is considerably LESS staggering when you take out the justified shootings. You ONLY have a right to criticize them for wrongfully killing an animal NOT to criticize them for those that they were justified in killing as well.

            It is however a common tactic for people looking to manipulate others to inflate the numbers to make things look more favorable to their position, hence why they include things that don’t qualify to make things look worse than they are.

            Which is why it’s important to know how many of those cases (judged independently by an impartial group rather than by the police or those who’re anti-police) were actually justified and how many weren’t, since one has no business hating on them for justified cases (such as killing a rabid dog or one that had just attacked and killed someone) only the unjustified ones and we don’t know how many there are of either. You can’t just lump them all into a single number without coming off shady.

          • Tell me WHY they can’t just trank the dog INSTEAD of killing it?

            If that vid above is any indication, the dogs weren’t anywhere NEAR the cop when he shot at them.

          • Shadizar Silvermask

            You can’t tranquilize a dog if you don’t have a tranquilizer gun with you when you come across it, such weapons aren’t standard police issue unlike guns and tasers and they’d only be carrying them if they had reason to expect dogs and to capture them alive otherwise I imagine standard procedure is lethal force (seriously they resort to lethal force for traffic stops against people they certainly aren’t going to use non-lethal force when an animal is involved).

  • John Cokos

    Those shit for brains LEO’s screwed up from the very get go. They were there with no legitimate cause to warrant their presence on their property with WEAPONS DRAWN.
    It’s only a miracle that they didn’t shoot into the house and kill someone. More credit to just being stupid and lucky than any real professionalism.
    If for no other reason than to make their lives miserable they should go into small claims court and sue that joker for destruction of their personal property and embarrass them and the PD.
    If that was me, and that was my dog that they murdered I would never let them hear the end of it. Killing animal’s is the road to serial killer stardom.

  • Greg Geitner

    ive said it before, ill say it again. KILL MY DOGS I KILL YOU. NO EXCEPTIONS

  • FiuToYou

    High mentality at it’s best!

  • Paschn

    Says a lot about Sewer Nation’s Judas Class. +/- 7 years they’ve been
    paying lucrative contracts to Michael Chertoff’s tribe, (well the
    OTHER half of his dual citizenship), for “training” U.S. Law
    enforcement on how to “deal with” their beloved citizens. Violence toward us has exploded. Have any of them suggested maybe it’s time to pay a U.S. Corporation to train same? Maybe put some of their beloved fellow citizens back to work? Maybe the Judas Class is
    afraid they’ll lose AIPAC’s support in staying in office? Maybe they’re afraid AIPAC will label them antiSemite! After all, it’s just a few thousand of their fellow Goim’s lives, right?

    Are any of you growing tired of being on the receiving end of this, so called “friendship”, where one side reaps all the benefits and the other, well, the other gets “used” and bled dry?
    Perhaps it’s time we took a trip into some of those tent cities our fellow Americans are living in with their children? Or, if you’re not afraid of the dark, we could visit them in the storm systems they’ve moved into? We just might find some of our fellow Americans able to train those bastards on how LUCKY they are to be working…. For US!

  • Ibcamn

    if it were my property and two trespassers came sneaking up to my house for no reason….those two cops would have been picking lead out of their asses……and they had no reason to shoot,the dogs were checking out who was there first…i raised dogs and know what im seeing,those dogs were doing their job,and well,they were not attacking,checking out is way different than attacking,and those dogs were not attacking.
    these cops are pure criminals,sneaking around and shooting pets,what fucking cowards cops are,they earn the hatred America has for them,they earn it,cops are criminals.

    • Bren Niel

      And then you and your whole family would be dead.

      • Ibcamn


        • Bren Niel

          Good luck shooting cops and living to tell the tale.

          Hope you never have to prove your theory.

          • Ibcamn

            does really close count…i know,just in ”horse shoes and hand grenades’,but have been close and once one of them criminals stuck a shotgun right in my face acting all tough ……..that was the worse of the two…still have the fucked up healed bones from it too

      • Ibcamn

        draining the swamp……..

  • Veldic

    Take a life lose your life. My pets are family members and retain the same protections as their human counterparts.

  • John Conner

    There are dogs to be shot but not this mans dogs.

  • Ed

    Try shooting a dog and claim you feared for your life and see what that gets you!
    You will be fined and jailed!

  • Bren Niel

    I had police officers frighten me to death at my house 4 times in 2 years pursuing a black man who used to live there. They would always come at 4:50am and bang my front door so hard they splintered the frame.

    No matter how many times I complained, it didn’t matter. The cops are out of control. I had another cop on Long Island screaming at me, with his hand on his gun because I was going ten miles an hour over the speed limit. My whole family was in the car, and I begged him to calm down. He was completely out of control, in a rage, because I had gone 10mph over the speed limit.

    I fought the ticket, and of course the asshole cop never showed up. So, the judge said you either pay the fine or you come back another day. What choice do I have?

    Take another day off, he still would not show and I’d lose more money than the $150 ticket.

    It is a scam, at best.
    The cops are, sadly, in dire need of reform. They are killing people and getting away with it and I feel fortunate that I have not been a victim of police brutality. It is very real.

    I’ve had good experiences with police as well, many officers are terrific people, but there are far too many bad apples in the police and the police refuse to police themselves.

    It must change, and if it does not we will all suffer. Eventually the police will be defanged as a result, if they do not start taking out their own trash.

    • Where do you live Bren Niel?

      • Bren Niel

        NY, west side.