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Cop Illegally Enters Innocent Family’s Backyard & Kills Their Dog, Leaving 7 Puppies Without Their Mom

Shreveport, LA — A Shreveport, Louisiana, cop inquiring about trash in someone else’s lot, walked into Patricia Powell’s backyard — after she explicitly told him not to — and executed her beloved dog for literally no reason.

“I told him I had a dog in my yard just had puppies,” Powell told local NBC 6 News. “Do not step in my yard because she is protecting her babies and he got out anyway and so when she came from up under the house, he shot her, twice.”

Powell, devastated by the inexplicable turn of events that led to the untimely death of Coco, told NBC 6 the unnamed officer had responded to a call further down the street when he stopped to ask about refuse in a lot near her property.

Although she doesn’t own the lot where the officer spotted the trash, Powell told the NBC 6 she cleans it on occasion because of its proximity to her home — but she suspects the errant dog-killing officer was only looking for trouble where none existed.

“What reason you have to stop at 8:15 behind some trash?” Powell said of the cop. “The lot doesn’t even belong to me. Why did you stop here? That means you were picking.”

Public Information Officer for the (as-yet unidentified) Shreveport Police Officer, Corporal Marcus Hines, refused to comment on the matter as the department is in the process of investigating whether or not policy and procedure were followed when Powell’s dog was shot dead.

Such internal investigations so infrequently lead to proportional, if any, disciplinary action, they’ve become the subject of a cynical quip: We investigated ourselves and found we did nothing wrong.

Hines acknowledged that the “information we have is that the officer did not receive a call or a dispatch call to that residence” — confirming he would not have had any justifiable reason to be on Powell’s property or kill her pet.

“You don’t have to necessarily be dispatched out to the call,” Hines explained of officer-initiated encounters. “The officer can see something that draws his or her attention and make contact at that point.”

Although that explanation appears vaguely reasonable, the officer who fired two shots at Powell’s dog had no justifiable reason to be on her property — particularly after she advised him not to enter the area where Coco protected the new puppies.

As pursuant to any investigation, Hines told NBC 6 that a supervisor is summoned to the scene any time an officer fires their service weapon, and statements are then taken from all involved parties and any witnesses.

“All I want is help for my babies,” Powell lamented. “The seven children I have to raise by myself. The kids, the puppies. They are my life, because their mother was my life.”

Tragically, Powell’s interaction with a trigger-happy cop too cowardly to deal with a pet dog is far from uncommon — and is now termed ‘puppycide.’

As John Whitehead wrote for the Rutherford Institute in August, “a dog is shot by a police officer ‘every 98 minutes’” in the United States. According to the Department of Justice, that means 25 dogs are killed by cops every single day.

In many instances, officers claim fear for their lives of dangerous dogs — but the reality proves otherwise.

As journalist and author of “Rise of the Warrior Cop,” Radley Balko, has exhaustively documented, “dog shootings in which a police officer said he felt ‘threatened’ and had no choice but to use lethal force, including the killing of a Dalmatian (more than once), a yellow Lab , a springer spaniel, a chocolate Lab, a boxer, an Australian cattle dog, a Wheaten terrier, an Akita… a Jack Russell terrier… a 12-pound miniature dachshund… [and] a five-pound chihuahua.”

Even when the breed is generally if unjustifiably considered ‘dangerous,’ police frequently create circumstances to putatively justify shooting and killing a dog — such as pushing open a closed door intended to prevent a dog from exiting, or as in Powell’s case, entering an area the officer was specifically advised not to.

“They’re very close relationships that are developed between pets and their owners so for a pet to be killed, unfortunately, is something that we would hope that never happens,” Hines asserted.

Powell plans to raise the puppies and was referred by NBC 6 for additional help from a local animal shelter.

While the Shreveport Police Department busies itself with the investigation of the fatal shooting of Coco, the cowardly trigger-happy cop remains on the force — free to again enter someone’s property against their wishes and for no reason — and to execute their beloved pets.

  • October 5, 2016 Gun Control Is Desperately Needed — For The Police Before the Crazed Psychopaths Murder Us All

    How do you defend yourself against individuals who have been indoctrinated into believing that they are superior to you, that their word is law, and that they have the power to take your life? The short answer: you can’t.


    • Nexdeceptus

      Wanna bet.

    • Jamie Hall

      Your question was answered long ago in many a way. Here is one example:
      “All animals are equal. But some animals are more equal than others.”

      If you don’t know where that quote is from, look it up. And then read the entire work cover to cover. The relevance will be self-explanatory.

  • disqus_6JRJMQ8ZUW

    My question as always is ” Who is giving the orders for them to do what they know is obviously against the law?”
    If someone tells a policeman not to enter their property, then why do they so blatantly ignore them?

    • William Smith

      Without ignorant people we would not have a police force. Who else would become a power tripping a hole?

  • JennaTrull

    A lot of cops get a kick out of proving “you don’t TELL me what to do,” so likely the ONLY reason he marched into her yard was because she told him not to. It’s gotten THAT childish and out of control!

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      • Gordon Klock


  • Thomas K Nagano

    Force him to take care of a couple of the puppies.

    • billdeserthills

      Righto, as if nobody could guess just how that will turn out

    • Lans_Starsider

      So your solution is more dead puppies?

    • Nexdeceptus


    • mrowkitty

      mandatory unpaid remedial training in animal behavior and citizen interaction would be a start.

    • Jamie Hall

      He’d likely just shoot them and claim he feared for his life because everybody knows that puppies carry “life-threatening” parasites.

  • tamajam10

    So, let me get this straight, dogs have become ‘legal target practice; to the psychopathic cops now being hired and trained by a fascist government?

  • Therasianne

    This is a unnecessary, and very serious epidemic problem. First and foremost if anyone is afraid of dogs that should immediately disqualify someone from becoming a law enforcement officer. Secondly, all law enforcement should be highly and professionally trained on canine psychology and behavior, and additionally on how to handle a TRULY protective or aggressive dog. Our 4 legged companions are our family too. And this has become a horrible social issue. I myself have faced down a couple LOOSE very aggressive and protective Rottweilers on someone else’s property. I didn’t get bit. I didn’t shoot them, and their owners were NOT home to restrain them… So it can be done. I wasn’t lucky. I am educated.

    • Therasianne

      And I do believe that some people just get some sick thrill shooting dogs. Especially “Pit Bull” appearing dogs…

    • Therasianne

      Oh, I also didn’t leave until I knocked on the front door. I wasn’t attacked. And it was a walk from the car to the house.

    • mkayw

      I was charged by large BSL listed dogs on several different occasions. One was a rottweiler. She came tearing from around the back of the house where she had burst through a screen door. She came within five feet and stopped when I shouted at her. Then she came up and said “Howdy”. I held her and petted her until her owner came out. The next time, a woman was walking her Dobie and let him off the leash for some idiotic reason. Again, the dog came up growling and barking but stopped short. I kept him occupied until his owner caught up. The next time a couple of pittie mixes slipped their collars. They just wanted to play. I have gone after and captured dozens of loose dogs over the years. I have never once been bitten. I see videos of rescue people taking in injured dogs, dogs used in dog fighting and mama dogs with pups. They are almost never bitten. Why do cops immediately go for their guns when encountering a dog? Because they are trained to do so. The trooper in the Tiffanie Hupp trial stated that while under oath.

  • Dave Lavigne

    Pure scum, this cop. He should lose his job. He obviously is not fit to do it.

  • Dooley Knoted

    Domestic terrorists, traitors and chickenshit cowards! EVERY FUCKING ONE OF THEM!!! Here’s to hoping that the officer down web page gets a thousand new entries this week!

  • Gordon Klock

    They seem to do this stuff deliberately, & then feign stupidity (not that the general ‘stupidity’ in all this, is to be underestimated), like they are trying to see how far they can push things, & still maintain a vague sense of ‘moral superiority’ (& maybe conditition us to more & more draconian nonsense in the future, if not some weird, god-awful, ‘race war’ type of thing they seem to be spoiling for). Our pets are like our kids, to most of us, so that killing them really pushes people’s buttons emotionally …(& could this all have some connection to that IDF training so many departments have undergone ? This all feels like it’s part of some dark strategy to me)…..

  • Catherine Delise

    This psychopath assassin is a danger for all living beings and belongs in prison ! The reason so many innocent are murdered by those psychopaths with badges and weapons, is because they know they get away with their kick of murder ! They choose this profession because of that, and government needs them to install terror and repression !

  • Ibcamn

    cops…what low life scum they all have become…..

  • Cal

    US Constitution, Article VI, Clause 2: “THIS CONSTITUTION, the Laws of the United States WHICH SHALL BE MADE IN PURSUANCE THEREOF; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, SHALL BE THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.”

    This is law, THE law of our land. ALL laws are required to follow it (“be in Pursuance thereof”) in order to be lawful and binding on the American people. Why are they “lawful and binding”? Because all power that state and the general (federal) government have is DELEGATED to them in writing (the US Constitution and each state’s Constitution), and they are REQUIRED to know what they say and to follow them above and before orders of superiors, duties of the position they occupy. That is OUR supreme law in this nation. Ask yourself this, who created governments? Unlike people, animals, plants, air, water, even fire, etc all came BEFORE governments. Government was created to make it easier for people to live together – being really basic).

    That cop went against the highest contract that ALL who serve within our governments – state and federal – are bound by Oath to and get their authority from and work under. They may, and most do, have other contracts that are secondary and beneath the supreme law such as being under the HIGHEST LAW of the state, the Louisiana Constitution his second highest contract that comes before any other contract except for the one to the US Constitution; broke his Oath which is a felony and the crimes of Perjury; and because he was working to destroy our legitimate government from within – knowingly or unknowingly (the Oath requires that he know what he is bound to and understand it) – committed a *terrorist act against an American citizen.

    1974 Louisiana Constitution, Preamble: “We, the people of Louisiana, grateful to Almighty God for the civil, political, economic, and religious liberties we enjoy, and desiring to protect individual rights to life, liberty, and property; afford opportunity for the fullest development of the individual; assure equality of rights; promote the health, safety, education, and welfare of the people; maintain a representative and orderly government; ensure domestic tranquility; provide for the common defense; and secure the blessings of freedom and justice to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this

    §1. Origin and Purpose of Government, Section 1. All government, of right, originates with the people, is founded on their will alone, and is instituted to protect the rights of
    the individual and for the good of the whole. Its only legitimate ends are to secure justice for all, preserve peace, protect the rights, and promote the happiness and general welfare of the people. The rights enumerated in this Article are inalienable by the state and shall be preserved inviolate by the state.”

    § 5. Right to Privacy, Section 5. Every person shall be secure in his person, property, communications, houses, papers, and effects against unreasonable searches, seizures, or invasions of privacy. No warrant shall issue without probable cause supported by oath
    or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, the persons or things to be seized, and the lawful purpose or reason for the search. Any person adversely affected by a search or seizure conducted in violation of this Section shall have standing to raise its illegality in the appropriate court.”

    But as long as we are dumbed down, as long as we ourselves do not understand how OUR legitimate government operates and what is ALLOWED and what is FORBIDDEN to all who serve within our governments these things and others will continue to happen until we no longer even exist as the USA and the American people.

    Police or military acting as police throughout history have ALWAYS been the first enforcement arm that destroys the nation and is used AGAINST the people. Why? they are trained to “just follow orders” and to “just do their jobs”. That is why all nations in transition from a legitimate government to a destroyed and conquered nation first become a “police state”/”military state”. Those people are used against their own nation and people – always. It is happening here.

    How is this stopped? By our legitimate government. Ask yourself this, was all authority over the people delegated to a government here? Are we a dictatorship, a monarchy? Was a PERSON made the ruler of the USA? Are we a “democracy” – and all of you should KNOW that answer is “NO”, that we are a Constitutional Republic. Why is that important? Because instead of people being in charge or “ruling” us, our governments were set up to do certain things that are best handled centrally in each state (still a sovereign nation that joined together with other sovereign nations). But no single person or group was put in charge.

    Instead we deviated from all other governments and decided that the way for the people to govern themselves was to figure out what jobs are best handled by governments, put those jobs in writing, describe exactly what those jobs do, then the people can put other people into those positions to carry out and perform those duties. That is the basics of the “American experiment”, the governments – yes plural – of the USA.

    It is important to know that the states decided that they would make a government to represent all the states dealing with foreign affairs – which is why state reps who represent the wishes of each state are required. The federal government was created last, and it has the least amount of powers delegated to it.

    To make sure that those that SERVE WITHIN our governments do not overstep the boundaries set for them certain things were done. First no person who serves within our governments – state or federal – has any power themselves – elected/hired/contracted/etc. They are allowed to use the authority assigned to the branch, or to the office within a branch for as long as they followed the contract, took and kept the required Oath(s).

    Who holds those that serve within our governments accountable? We do. Read the US Constitution, it requires that the American people be trained as the military trains, and to be armed so that they can defend themselves, their neighbors, their city, their county, their nation. We are forbidden to have a permanent military; but when one is needed, the congress (who is the ONLY body that can lawfully declare war) can call one from the ranks of the Militias.

    “What is a constitution? It is the form of government, delineated by the mighty hand of the people, in which certain first principles of fundamental laws are established.” Van Horne v. Dorrance, 2 Dall. 304.

    “A constitution is designated as a supreme enactment, a fundamental act of legislation by the people of the state. A constitution is legislation direct from the people acting in their sovereign capacity, while a statute is legislation from their representatives, subject to limitations prescribed by the superior authority.” Ellingham v. Dye, 231 U. S. 250.

    “The basic purpose of a written constitution has a two-fold aspect, first securing [not granting] to the people of certain unchangeable rights and remedies, and second, the curtailment of unrestricted governmental activity within certain defined spheres.” Du Pont v. Du Pont, 85 A 724.

    “The constitution of a state is stable and permanent, not to be worked upon the temper of the times, not to rise and fall with the tide of events. Notwithstanding the competition of opposing interests, and the violence of contending parties, it remains firm and immoveable, as a mountain amidst the strife and storms, or a rock in the ocean amidst the raging of the waves.” Vanhorne v. Dorrance, supra.

    Color of Law: “The appearance or semblance, without the substance, of legal right. Misuse of power, possessed by virtue of state law and made possible only because wrongdoer is clothed with authority of state, is action taken under “color of law.” Black’s Law Dictionary, Fifth Edition, page 241

    Federal law regulating oath of office by government officials – state and federal – is divided into four parts along with an executive order that further defines the law for purposes of enforcement.

    5 U.S.C. 3331 provides the text of the actual oath of office the three branches of our government, the military, ALL law enforcement, the heads of the States, all federal
    employees are required to take before assuming office. (caps are mine)

    5 U.S.C. 3333 requires the three branches of our government, the military, ALL law
    enforcement, the heads of the States, all federal employees sign an affidavit that they have taken the oath of office required by 5 U.S.C. 3331 and have not or will not violate that oath of office during their tenure of office. (caps are mine)

    18 U.S.C. 1918 provides penalties for violation of oath of office described in 5 U.S.C. 7311 which include: (1) removal from office and; (2) confinement or a fine.

    5 U.S.C. 7311 explicitly makes it a federal criminal offense for anyone employed in the United States Government to “advocate the overthrow of our constitutional
    form of government”.

    The definition of “advocate” is further specified in Executive Order 10450 for the purposes of enforcement supplements 5 U.S.C. 7311. Executive Order 10450 provision
    specifies it is a violation of 5 U.S.C. 7311 for any person taking the oath of office to advocate “the alteration … of the form of the government of the United States by unconstitutional means.”

    It is important to realize that our form of government is defined by the Constitution of the United States. That according to Executive Order 10450 and 5 U.S. 7311 any act taken by government officials who have taken the oath of office prescribed by 5 U.S.C. 3331 which alters the form of government other then by amendment, is a criminal violation of the 5 U.S.C. 7311.

    Brookfield Construction Company V. Stewart 284 F Sup. 94: “An officer who acts in violation of the constitution ceases to represent the government.”

    The constitutional requirement for ALL Federal and State Civil officers to give their solemn and binding Oath is established in Article VI, Section 1, Clause 4. (caps are mine)

    28 C.F.R. Section 0.85 Terrorism is defined as “the unlawful use of force and violence against persons or property to intimidate or coerce a government, the civilian population, or any segment thereof, in furtherance of political or social objectives”

  • William Smith

    They kill humans over 3,500 times a year. Just shy of 10 people a day. We do have a terrorist problem. But they wear blue. Add that up. In the last 5 years only 26 total cops have gone to trial. They kill a family dog every 45 minutes of everyday 24/7. The largest criminal gang in this country.
    Still waiting for that mythical ” Good Cop ”