June 1, 2014
A police officer in Oklahoma has been accused of waving a gun around in a family's back yard and shooting their pet dog. The entire incident was witnessed by multiple people, including neighbors and small children.
The police were reportedly told not to enter the property, because the family did not want the dogs to anger the police. Unfortunately, the police entered into the family's fenced in yard uninvited and with an aggressive posture, waving guns around, according to neighbors.
Dog owner Cindy Wickham and her two young nephews were in her back yard when police entered and shot one of her dogs.
"It just happened so fast that I couldn't do nothing, I couldn't prevent it." Wickham said. "The only thing I could do was put my nephews behind my back."
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Wickham said the incident traumatized both her and her nephews. "I'm hurt because I couldn't prevent my nephews from seeing that." Wickham added.
Kaci Malicoat, one of the neighbors who witnessed the incident described to a local news crew how the officer pointed his gun not only at the dogs, but at the family as well.
"I could see him waving the gun back and forth at her and the dog," Malicoat said.
According to the family, the officer shot one of the dogs when it sniffed him, but the officer claimed that the dog bit him.
The local police department said that the incident is under investigation, but no disciplinary measures have been taken against the guilty officer.
Just this week we reported on a police officer in Oklahoma who was charged with murdering 6 dogs in his neighborhood. While this is a systematic problem that exists in every police department throughout the country, police departments in Oklahoma have been in the news a lot recently for crimes against animals.
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.