A California Cop Aims for a Dog But Shoots Himself Instead

Stories about gun-crazy police who shoot dogs without good reason never cease to appall me, but they do start to feel repetitive sometimes. In a way, that’s what’s most draining about them, and the similar reports about excessive force against human beings: It’s the same story over and over again, with a few different details, and no one cares enough to change the script. However, this week, one incident in Riverside, California, did stand out from the rest of the pack: When a sheriff’s deputy tried to kill a dog, he instead put a bullet through his own leg, sending himself on a ride to the hospital.




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