BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – Two separate police raids ended with pit bull dogs shot in their respective homes. Pit bull dogs were shot after police raided houses in the past week.
On the morning of Friday, July 29th, Michael Urban’s house was raided by the Buffalo Police Department, as their Narcotics Department executed 15 search warrants in the Lovejoy-Kaisertown area. Although BPD tells us a search warrant was executed for Urban’s home on Weaver Street, Urban says officers raided the wrong home, and that the description didn’t match him.
“5’11 210 white male and this is a 5’11 170 black male… I don’t look like either of those,” said Urban.
According to Urban, officers came into his home and shot his 18-month-old pit bull, Gotham, twice. A bullet hole on his kitchen floor serves as memory of that morning. The bullet made it through the floor to the home of the downstairs residents.
“What just happened?” Urban recalls what was going through his mind that morning. “As the bullet hole went through the floor through the ceiling, as the dogs blood is dripping through the downstairs apartment… who’s accountable?”
The Internal Affairs Division of the Buffalo Police Department has opened an investigation into the matter.
A similar situation occurred on Esser Street. According to resident of the home on Esser Street, Cindy Meers, her seven-year-old pit bull dog was shot by the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and Buffalo SWAT Thursday afternoon.
I saw you in the video, shit-for-brains. You looked like this.
What a drag, huh? Someone had you get all dressed up with no place to go except shoot a dog in the wrong house! Here’s a hint to help you in the future. A lot of records that y’all use, such as tax records, are out of date. They lead to wrong-home raids. Have a uniformed officer walk up to the front door and knock on it. He can then ask the resident of the domicile who he is. That will work better than what you did.
Or if you’re really scared of who might be in there, you can have a plain clothes officer watch the home until the owner comes out for work, groceries, or whatever. He can’t stay in there forever. Then he can do this.
Officer 1: Uh … this dude isn’t black, he’s white. Maybe the wrong place. How copy?
Officer 2: Uh … okay. Copy. Wrong place.
Officer 1: I just called his name, er … the name we think is his. He looked at me like I was crazy. I think we need to think about this. Standing down. How copy?
Officer 2: Copy that. Standing down. Let’s go get a doughnut.
If you are concerned about the high personnel costs of staking out the residence, you can sell off those helmets, AR-15s, EOTechs, Kevlar, Tac-lights, Comms gear and other unnecessary stuff. We don’t really care about your war on drugs.
You went into the home of someone else, a home that wasn’t yours, onto property that wasn’t yours, and shot his dog. You committed a home invasion, and it would have been morally justified to shoot every one of you dead. Most of us aren’t okay with something like that unless it involves the immediate protection of someone’s life, such as in a kidnapping, and even then, I would rather you take a cold shower, find someone with brains and let them deescalate the situation.
But all of this only matters if you have a moral compass. It doesn’t, and you don’t. I had thought that I remembered something special about the Buffalo Police Department. Ohhhh yes. We have history with you.
According to use of force reports requested by WGRZ-TV under the Freedom of Information Law, 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. “Certainly, no officer takes any satisfaction in having to dispatch a dog.”
I don’t believe you. I don’t believe you because there are other ways to accomplish the same mission. I believe that you are a bunch of sadists, and I think the people of Buffalo should begin to think of you that way. You’re a hazard to yourselves and the citizens and animals of the city. You’re clearly incompetent, and you need to have your entire department cleaned out top to bottom, side to side, front to back, with everyone replaced, entirely new procedures, and a new perspective.
Finally, I was looking for an email address to ensure that someone in the Buffalo Police Department read this article. I notice that you don’t supply any such contact information for any person in particular, you just give that idiotic form.
I’ve taken to avoiding linking or commenting on articles where the author gives no contact information. I don’t consider Twitter accounts or Facebook pages contact information. An author who doesn’t give his email address is a coward. And a cop who shoots up the city without giving his email contact information is doubly a coward. I find y’all despicable and loathsome. I’m glad I don’t know you. I pity the people of Buffalo who do have to know you.