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There is just so much wrong here.
Police responded to a domestic violence call at the home of George Hitcho in Freemansburg, in northeastern Pennsylvania.
It was bad enough that Officer Robert Lasso pointed a stun gun at Hitcho’s dogs. It is even worse yet that, according to Hitcho, Lasso pointed a gun in his face.
Said Hitcho: “He tried to kill my dogs and pointed a gun in my face,” Hitcho said, according to the documents. “I do not care if you a cop or not …Unbelievable.”
According to this article: “Freemansburg Police Chief George Bruneio testified he saw Lasso, 31, struggling with the animals and yelled at the nine-year police veteran to shoot one of the dogs.”
I am sick of hearing all the time about police officers “struggling” with dogs and using this as a pretense to shoot them. Mailmen, UPS and FedEx drivers and utility meter readers get barked and snarled at every day, and when do you ever hear about any of them shooting dogs?
A jury convicted Hitcho of first-degree murder. Hitcho is being sentenced to death.
Northampton County District Attorney smugly proclaimed: “I think the jury’s verdict sends a high affirmation that police officers are off limits.”
This story is from 2012. Hitch announced in January that he will get a new attorney and appeal this death sentence. Let us pray that he prevails.
If Hitcho or anyone else doesn’t have the right to shoot back when they feel their life is threatened, then none of us have any rights. Period. Why even bother with a Second Amendment? It doesn’t matter if the person you feel threatened by rocks a blue uni and mainlines donuts and tax money.
This story is sad from beginning to end. (And, no, I am not happy that Lasso is dead.) The police are the business end of the government and they are totally out of control. It does little good to moan and groan about recklessness in Washington, while at the same time ignoring what is happening on the streets of your own town.