AF, you provide an indispensable service to these forums by keeping us informed of these police abuses. I can only speak for myself, but sometimes, the frustration with the current state of things, coupled with a crushing sense of futility, keeps me pretty close-lipped on this topic. It's just too tragic for me to entertain the thought any longer than I have to.
I'll say this though...I have a dog - not a pitbull or anything scary like that, just a little Jack Russell mix - and I fear for his safety every day. If they'll shoot a Corgi (one of the gentlest and best-natured breeds out there), I don't really think any dog is safe around the blue light gang anymore.