Civil Liberties

Brickbat: Wrong Move


Photo: Justice 4 Miller Muzzi

When Cleveland, Mississippi, resident Tyler Muzzi spotted a strange man walking around his neighbor's house, he called the cops. They arrived just in time to arrest the man after he entered the house. Then one of the officers shot Muzzi's dog, which was on a leash in his backyard. Muzzi says the cop apologized and said he felt threatened by the dog and didn't see the leash. But he adds that the police chief later admitted the officer did see that it was leashed but said he still had a right to shoot the dog because he felt threatened.