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Updated GTA 5 Site Brings Attention To Real Life Police Brutality, Animal Cruelty Incident?

Rockstar Games and GTA 5 may be attempting to bring attention to this incident of policy brutality and animal cruelty by telling the story of a nearly identical real-world situation on the game's site. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snookies12  +   884d ago
Yep, I spotted that as well.
konnerbllb  +   883d ago | Funny
Why is there a question mark in the title?

I'm Ron Burgundy?
Majin-vegeta  +   884d ago
That stupid cop shouldn't have tried touching the dog in the first place.That's why he jumps at that retarded pig.
GarrusVakarian  +   883d ago
Yeah i saw the video, such a shame that mistakes of humans resulted in the death of an innocent animal.

The guy being arrested should have wound up his window and the cop shouldn't have been so quick to use deadly force.
HammadTheBeast  +   883d ago
Yeah the dog wasn't doing anything, just trying to get to his owner.

Actually, the owner wasn't doing anything either, filming police is completely legal, meant f for situations like this.
coolbeans  +   883d ago
Sure, filming police is legal. But pulling over, cranking up the music in your car with the windows down, and deciding to film police near the vicinity of an active armed robbery response because reasons can pin you with an obstruction of justice charge.
waltercross  +   883d ago
Did they get him for Obstruction? I think he could fight it if they did.
Axonometri  +   884d ago
Does Rockstar have an issue with law enforcement? This has me thinking about the report of their use of gang members for voice work.
CrimsonStar  +   883d ago
LOL What?!?!
waltercross  +   883d ago
itspeaks  +   883d ago
This is why I love Rockstar; it's why we all love Rockstar. They have their own voice and they are devilishly good at creating their art with it.
spike  +   883d ago
This really happened like 4 months ago in Hawthorne California. Ten minutes away from Los Angeles.
jino  +   883d ago
I can't believe this. This is the type of sh*t that gives cops a bad name. I hope GTA V has F*k Tha Police by NWA.I teared up a little after seeing them shoot that innocent dog. What a piece of crap that cop is.
YodaCracker  +   883d ago
That dog would still be alive if it were not for the stupidity of his owner. The police were responding to an armed robbery call, with people barricaded inside a home during a 2-hour standoff. While the police were trying to do their job, this fool was blasting loud music from his car and intentionally walking within close-proximity to armed officers, while holding an 80-pound Rottweiler on a leash. He refused to comply when asked to leave the area.

You can see many other people filming the scene but complying with officers and keeping a safe distance away. This man did not comply so he was arrested. And then you're telling me the officer did not have the right to defend himself when approached by the aggressive Rottweiler?

Yes, perhaps the situation could have been handled better. They first tried to grab the leash to restrain the dog, but the dog lunged and in the heat of the moment the cop fired his gun. It's not the dog's fault, it's not the police's fault... it's entirely the fault of this man (with a past criminal record, what a surprise) for not simply obeying the police during a dangerous situation and acting like a normal citizen like everyone else in the area. How stupid the man must feel for if he had just stopped interfering like he was asked to his dog would still be alive.

Now the case on the Los Santos police blotter, that does sound like real brutality. It sounds like the LSPD shot the man's dog for no reason. That was not the case in this real life scenario though.
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BISHOP-BRASIL  +   883d ago

Although I agree with you (it IS that prick of an owner's fault), that cop still made so many mistakes that I think it's valid to seriously question if those officers are being properly trained to deal with dogs.

Sure, he could just have panicked and reacted wrong, not a good representation of the training, but still I counted at least 5 mistakes from the moment the dog jumped the window (challenging the dog by staring at eye level and pointing a gun at it; making sudden movements to get between owner and dog; moving toward the dog instead of standing the ground; trying to touch the dog multiple times - which actually made the dog turn from stressed and confused to agressive -; despite of previous mistakes the dog actually backed off but the cop missed the sign and proceed to acuate it one more time - which finally caused the god to bite).

Actually it's 6 if we count the fact that the first 2 cops, which knew the guy had a dog with him, never seen bothered to ask if the dog was restrained before cuffing him (which should be rule #1, be aware of the dog, where it is and what it's doing).

I know it may sound too harsh for me to question the actions of cops which had only some second to react to a 100 pound rottweiller coming their way when there's a standoff just across the street, definetely they didn't asked for an extra trouble, but dogs attack more police officers every year than any other professional group (yes, even more than mailmen), so proper training on how to deal with a dog is a serious concern, for their own safety.

Seriously, it could had gone much worse! That cop who shot the dog was literally a couple inches away from loosing some fingers (or worse). And with a standoff going on across the street the last thing anyone wants to hear is shots being fired. Talk about mishandling a situation...

Again, not blaming it on the cops per se (maybe on the training if not a isolated case), none of this would of had happened if that prick were to comply as a normal person, turn that crap radio off and go home with his dog... And the worst part is that I think the guy even predicted a bad outcome (just not for the dog), as you dig into the story, looks like Mr. Rosby has an habit of getting on the way of law enforcement and trying to sue the department later over racial profiling to get some easy money.
jino  +   883d ago
Well it makes sense now I didn't know the full story before. The owner was an idiot I see. Maybe just seeing a dog getting shot was just saddening for some reason?
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JW1080  +   883d ago
Man that was sad to see. Poor dog. That guy should have turned off his music and kept the dog in the car with the windows rolled up though. I think he raised his voice at the cops. Which is the reason the cops came up to him. If the dog would have attacked right away then it would have been understandable. But the dog stopped and seemed more confused by what was going on then anything. Wish they would have just used pepper spray.
drsfinest72  +   883d ago
if a rott approaches me the way it did. i know it came to bite me. it jumped out the window and rushed to the owner for gods sake. it backed off when it got startle by the cops reaction. but even then shooting it should of been a last defense. tazer it.. kick it or something before you shoot it.

i say the cop had the right to shoot the dog if he felt his life was in danger. you can die by a dogs bite if you didnt know that.

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