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Two Days of Pot Raids Turns into Dog Killing Spree — Innocent Woman Shot at, Toddler Terrorized

Buffalo, NY — In their relentless and often violent pursuit to control what citizens can and cannot put in their bodies, the state leaves behind a trail of blood and suffering. As the Buffalo Police Department illustrated last week, this trail often contains the blood of defenseless animals.

Police incompetence coupled with deadly training came to a head last week and wreaked havoc on the residents of Buffalo. The Narcotics Division of the Buffalo Police Department executed a series of drug raids last week leading to a handful of arrests and the seizure of small quantities of drugs — mostly cannabis.

After the department released their heroic numbers to the press on how much dangerous cannabis was taken off the streets, they remained conveniently silent about the dogs they slaughtered along the way.

On Friday morning, Buffalo cops, in their search for a 170 lb 5’11” black male, raided the home of Michael Urban — a 5’11” 210 lb white male.

While police were ramming the innocent man’s face into his kitchen floor, Urban pleaded with them not to kill his dog. But it was to no avail.

Police took aim at the helpless dog who, according to Urban was simply standing there in a non-threatening manner. ‘Boom,’ one officer fired, but the bullet only injured Urban’s 18-month-old pit bull named Gotham, sending him running away frightened and crying.

As the dog is wailing in agony, another officer fires a round directly into the dog’s skull, exploding the innocent animal’s head. But, it gets worse.

Urban lives on the second floor of an apartment. When the second officer shot, that bullet went through the floor and almost killed the tenant downstairs.

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“What just happened?” Urban recalls. “As the bullet hole went through the floor through the ceiling, as the dog’s blood is dripping through the downstairs apartment… who’s accountable?”

As Gotham’s blood drips from the bullet hole in Urban’s floor and out of the hole of Jami Krafchak’s ceiling in the apartment below, cops decided to go after her too.

After they nearly killed her, cops raided Krafchak’s home. She was manhandled, searched with no warrant, and humiliated as she stood there in her nightgown.

Neither Urban nor Krafchak were charged with a crime.

The night before the heroic cops of the Buffalo Narcotics Division killed an innocent man’s beloved pet, they raided the home of Cory and Cindy Meer.

According to Meer’s lawyer, Matthew Albert, Meer and his two-year-old son watched helplessly as jackboots murdered their beloved family dog, Damian, a six-year-old Pit Bull.

Meer tells Artvoice that his dog was not a threat to officers. “He is the most family friendly dog I’ve ever had… he’s never hurt anyone,” said Meer. “He would have licked the cops.”

Just like Urban, Meer lied face down as he begged the cops not to shoot Damian. Again, this was to no avail.

As Meer’s 2-year-old watched in horror, a cop blasted the family dog to death.

“My son lost his best friend right in front of him,” Meer said.

Also like Urban, Meer was not arrested. However, a friend at his house allegedly had a small amount of marijuana on him, so the raid was justified, according to police.

According to Meer’s attorney, he has 12 active cases of dogs being killed by the same squad.

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“They are going to say they are going after dangerous drug dealers,” Albert said. “Out of the cases I have, they’ve hit the wrong houses numerous times, found nothing numerous times, and I think at best, they’ve found a few pills at one of these houses… charges I got dismissed because they were filed wrong.”

In 2014, the Free Thought Project reported on a Freedom of Information Act request for use of force incidents within the Buffalo police department. The information was shocking.

According to use of force reports, Buffalo Police shot 92 dogs from Jan. 1, 2011 through Sept. 2014. Seventy-three of those dogs died. Nineteen survived.

To provide a comparison, Buffalo’s numbers more than triple the amount of dog shooting incidents involving police in Cincinnati, a municipality of similar size.

“The numbers are what the numbers are,” Buffalo Police Chief of Detectives Dennis Richards said in an interview with WGRZ in 2014. “Certainly, no officer takes any satisfaction in having to dispatch a dog.”

Apparently, however, they do. It is not like Buffalo residents have more dogs than other parts of the country. This department seemingly takes satisfaction in killing people’s dogs.

When asked if the Buffalo police have undergone any special training in regards to dealing with dogs, or the handling of dogs in a non-lethal manner, Chief Richards said, “It has not come to that point in Buffalo that we’ve implemented any of those other techniques.”

Apparently killing a dog every other week, or two in a 12-hour period, is just dandy and they see no problem with it or reason to seek out training to deal with such a high rate of puppycide.

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Something has to be done, however, and it is far more than just training. The most effective action that would need to be taken would be to drastically reduce the instance of no-knock search warrants. According to an ACLU report, 62 percent of SWAT raids are searches for drugs.

If we want to end puppycide, we have to end the drug war, the two are not mutually exclusive.

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.

  • CousinScootie

    Adam Arroyo still waiting for justice from a 2013 killing of his dog on a wrong address raid. WTF are the judges in Buffalo doing handing out no-knock search warrants for refer with the track record of Buffalo narcotics?

    • “no-knock search warrants” << this is the real crime!

      The words "search warrant" can't even apply in these cases. It's more like an Execution Warrant.

      The only acceptable cause to conduct a raid, especially on a civilian residence, is if there is a Hostage Situation.

      No Hostage, No Raid! common sense!

      So a bunch of Steroid Junkies have to miss out on playing War Games with civilian lives? Well, too bad! We can call that an acceptable loss.

  • Mike

    I hope and pray that everyone of these thug cops that shot dogs, get shot themselves and left to bleed out in the gutter like the trash they truly are!!!!

  • Gordon Klock

    They clearly get some non-admitted, sense of satisfaction, by killing people’s pets in front of them, & we all are coming to know that there is absolutely no reasoning with these sadistic clowns, “the war on drugs” has always been a scam to generate prison labor, & terrorize the populace, whilst maintaining the naive illusion that it is all somehow morally responsible behavior to harm & incarcerate people over such an exaggerated “threat” (more likely to oneself, if at all), & they really seem to enjoy scaring the helpless, as they commit these acts of brutality that would’ve been illegal for them to do three or four decades ago……

  • katz ro

    tried to twitter you a link this is all on video. personally I feel felony charges should be lodged against any lea that comes to someones home and shoots their dog for no reason

  • Nite_Owl

    If the cops are too stupid to be trained to stop murdering dogs perhaps it’s best to start training dogs to rip the throat out of anyone wearing a blue uniform and carrying a gun in their master’s and their home.

  • JAS

    I certainly hope some lawsuits have been filed.

  • Elle

    It’s what they do, they shoot anyone they feel threatened by, pets are even less than humans and that’s not saying much.

    When the BATF raided the church in Waco in 1993, the first thing they did was shoot all of the dogs EVEN THOUGH THE DOGS WERE CONTAINED IN A FENCED IN AREA. I guess the dogs barking was pretty scary because that’s all those dogs could do. I’ve always believed it was the shots fired killing the dogs which set off the BATF agents on the other side of the building.

    Let’s not forget that the front door which had bullet holes coming in only (and would’ve supported the Davidians case that they had been fired upon first and had not ‘ambushed’ the agents as the agents claimed)- went missing during the trial but was discovered to have been in government storage the entire time!! Oh, and the FACT that the FBI, BATF and prosecutors purposely hid from the defense and the whole country and anyone paying attention that flammable CS gas was in fact used.

    OH WELL!!!!

    Remember WACO. Waco has everything. Killing pets, killing children, killing elderly, demonizing victims, corrupt agents, cops, the trial was a joke, corrupt judge, many POC were killed, many whites killed, 17 children murdered by the FBI and special forces operatives, agents started ANOTHER fire using flammable gas, watched by millions on live TV. No justice for the victims and their families. They got away with it. They got away with it.

    That was when I realized just how screwed we are. That was 1993.

    If they can get away with murdering over 100 people on live international TV, and write history according to their lies, do you think they are worried about accountability?

  • Nishi

    “Certainly, no officer takes any satisfaction in having to dispatch a dog.”
    Funny word games from PD. Let’s not sugar coat it. They aren’t dispatching dogs, they’re killing them.

  • ScotNot

    My outrage fuse is blown.

    … and the PoPo wonders why folks are taking aim at them? This is protecting and serving?

    • billdeserthills

      I totally agree, where are those snipers??

  • Kelly Lauckern

    My heart goes out to tear dog owners!! it seems very hard to believe that these as soon the door was opened the dogs were in tipoff them! These police use that as justification in getting away with the slaughtering if our beloved pets! You would think that they have enough problems these days with the “Black Lives Matter.” No wonder why the citizens have no respect for these assholes in blue !!! The Buffalo Police Need to be cleaned out just like the White Hpuse. To much corruption!!

  • tapatio

    Where pit bulls are concerned, I’m with the police (SHOCK). That one breed accounts for 55% of ALL dog attack related human deaths in the United States. In my county, ownership of one is a criminal offense and WE want it that way.

    Owning a pit bull is the equivalent of turning an autistic 3 year old loose with Dirty Harry’s gun.

    • billdeserthills

      As usual you are the lone voice of stupid, at least you are consistent, if that means anything

      • tapatio

        Yep – you can’t argue with what I’ve said so you settle for ad hominem BS. Thanks, LOSER.

        • billdeserthills

          Sorry, but I don’t argue with people that are confirmed Stupid, like yourself

          • tapatio

            LOL. Thanks for (as I said) being incapable of refuting my comments.

            run along and wank elsewhere.

    • Sherry Gillespie

      You ignorant POS. Pit Bulls make great family dogs. I don’t know nor do I care where you get your facts. They are not true. I used to Breed, Raise and Sell Purple Ribbon Papered Pit Bulls. It is always the owner not the breed, you fucking idiot.

    • Not pro Israel

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b5a9c11338ab5b56aeed9a22f6e8c2fa6e14da32a5a4f5604878f9c0d6691e84.jpg you limp noodle piece of garbage, I found this dog in an intersection near Highway with its throat cut beaten and starved nearly to death 37 pounds 1 month ago. This dog sleeps with a kitten will kiss you and love you and even though it was hurt extensively will not bite. You are a low form of garbage man and whatever ridiculous country you live in to stay there.

      • tapatio

        Thanks for being another poster child for the white trash that adores pit bulls. Bring one into my county and it will be confiscated and destroyed.

  • Dave Lavigne

    Buffalo is the absolute worst PD in the country when it comes to being corrupt and probably has the highest rate of killing dogs and ripping apart family’s. They treat it as a game. All the while the entire country is clued in on their discretions, it is hard to believe the courts in the Buffalo area are so blind to the corruption. Unless, that is, the Buffalo courts are just as corrupt. Which has a strong possibility.

    • jaybee76

      The cops, the politicians, the courts, top to bottom in Buffalo are corrupt. It’s been proven over and over again, but oddly, nothing has been done about it.

  • Robert Farrior

    The drug war tyranny must end! Revolution now!

  • Ken

    lying cowards who whine on t.v. they get no respect. Only a person that has no care for his fellow man could do such callous and unexcusable acts of violence. Lets not forget the ones that cradle these thugs letting them have excusable reasons in their eyes to the public that were terrorized. RECALL These sheriffs and captains responsible for the continuing and allowing this behavior of total over-reach. Vote in ones that are like minded and constitutional in every way like the ones they are supposed to serve and protect..

  • Sue Schnellbach-Albers

    Clearly Byron Brown needs to get his act together also & start training these dipshits who obviously can’t read or understand what their missions are other than killing innocent animals & roughing up innocent people. In this instance almost killing a woman sleeping in her home. Please Matt Albert sue the shit out of these morons! They drive by my house talking on their cell phones constantly not paying attention to anything going on around them except shooting innocent pets. All the supposed police officers should be fired not put on leave with pay.

  • dmprisk

    I think Gordon has it figured out pretty well. These Pigs get a hard on shooting family pets in front of the owners. Guess, that’s the only way they can get it up. I pray Karma kicks these PIG’s Asses all they way to Hell.