by Matt Agorist, The Free Thought Project:
After Georgia cops entered a family’s property and killed their dog in front of the kids, they then forced the father to cut the dog’s head off.
Crawford County, GA — A horrifying video was submitted to the Free Thought Project this weekend showing two Georgia cops force a man to cut his own dog’s head off because one of them had just shot it.
The owner of the dog, Joe Nathan Goodwin filmed the incident. The video shows that simply because Goodwin refused to cut off his dog’s head that he was assaulted by a police officer and thrown down on the hood of his truck.
Imagine for a moment, police officers coming on to your property, killing your dog in front of your children, and as you were grieving, they force you to remove its head.
It is important to note that removing the head of an animal is standard procedure for health departments when testing an animal for rabies. However, this is supposed to be done by professionals who know what they are doing—not a dad who just watched his dog get killed.
According to Goodwin, after to officer shot the dog, another officer, Hollis, in the purple shirt, showed up and demanded to see the shot records. Goodwin says that although he thinks the dog was current on his shots, he couldn’t immediately produce them. That’s when things turned south.
Instead of simply waiting for Goodwin to produce the shot records, the officer in the purple shirt—clearly confused on how to handle the situation—began to demand that Goodwin cut off his head so they can test it.
Naturally, Goodwin questioned this insanity and, like most people would’ve done in his position, he used choice words to express it. Never once, however, did Goodwin pose a threat or warrant the use of force that was applied to him. In fact, as the law states, Goodwin was in the right to refuse this unlawful order.
“I tell you what,” says the officer as Goodwin refuses to remove his deceased dog’s head. “I will take you to jail and charge you.”
“Charge me with what?” asks Goodwin.
“When I get there, I’ll give you the charges,” says the cop, clearly unable to cite a law that states a person must cut off their dog’s head when told to do so by a police officer.
“What law did I break?” Goodwin asks.
“We asking you to cut…remove the dog’s head,” the officer states as if this is some lawful order.
After Goodwin refuses, using profanity, Hollis snaps.
“I’mma tell you something right now. I’m investigator Hollis. You’re not gonna talk to me nor my deputy like that,” says the officer before assaulting Goodwin and throwing him into his truck.
At this point, the other deputy should’ve moved in to stop the attack, however, he stood by and did nothing.
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