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Video: Police officer shoots barking dog

WARNING: Video contains graphic imagery and language

Taken from Wednesday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

This is an atypical lead story on a news show, but this is the story that I care about the most in the world today.

I don't want to let this story not get talked about. I want to rally listeners because there is a cop who not only needs to be fired, but he should go to prison.

This is the kind of story where I think everybody in the country should be talking about. It happened among our neighbors to the east in Idaho.

According to reports, a 9-year-old's birthday was winding down over the weekend. There had been some calls about dogs off leash around this family's home. So at 5:30 p.m, a cop responded to the call about dogs being off leash.

A cop identified as as Officer Tarek Hassani approaches the dogs outside the home with his dash-cam video and audio rolling.

He gets out of his car and the dogs are barking at him. But they are, in my view, in no way being aggressive other than they're barking loudly. They're wagging their tails, which is a critical distinction. Dogs that are about to attack, as far as I know, they don't wag their tails.

The dogs are standing three feet away from the officer barking like a lot of dogs do. Like my dog does if we get a FedEx or any delivery at our house, my dog barks crazily.

The cop then tries to kick the dog in the head. All the while carrying his gun. Within the first 40 seconds of the video, the officer shoots the 7-year-old black lab, which happens to be a service dog for his owner with Parkinson's.

This officer is so absolutely out of control. What a normal person does is - first of all, the cops in our neighborhood have doggy treats in the car. They give the dog a treat, or try calling animal control, anything. You don't just shoot a dog on its own property when a 9-year-old kid is having a birthday party in the house.

This guy should not ever, ever be a cop or carry a gun or be a free man as far as I'm concerned. I think this guy is a psycho. I really do.

After shooting this family's black lab, killing it, he goes and knocks on the door and gets into it with the owner, threatening to put the guy in jail. He writes the dog owner a ticket after shooting and killing his dog.

This cop not only needs to be fired, he needs to go to prison. When you torture an animal in Washington, you get seven years in prison. This cop should go to prison for what he did.

I think everybody in the country should contact this police department about this out of control cop.

Taken from Wednesday's edition of The Dori Monson Show.

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