The dog is being lauded for identifying the real perpetrator of violence in the situation and has become a hero in his own right.
Dogs are man's best friend and would do anything to keep them safe from harm's way. It is no wonder that there are dogs in the police force. As far as they are concerned, they are fighting crime with other humans of law enforcement. But over time, it has been quite clear that not everyone on the police force has the best interest of the public at heart. It became even more evident during their behavior at recent protests; whether it was the "Black Lives Matter" protests in America or the "Kill the Bill" protests in Britain. The police who were supposed to be protecting the people ended up harming them more.
The scenes in Bristol at around 10pm on Tuesday night after police in riot gear arrived at College Green. #KillTheBill #BristolProtests pic.twitter.com/cfNQeoCJ2G— ITV News West Country (@itvwestcountry) March 24, 2021
During one such rally at the "Kill the Bill" protest on the streets of Britain, a curious series of events played out. People have been protesting the Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Court Bill because of its unconstitutional provisions that would give police too much power and autonomy in handling nonviolent demonstrations, among other provisions, as per The New York Times. At a protest that was essentially held against police brutality, a video was captured in Bristol that showed a pair of police officers beating up a photographer. The video was originally shared by Apex World News.
BRISTOL PROTESTS: Police physically confronted a photographer. pic.twitter.com/bJDiB5h3So— Apex World News (@apexworldnews) March 27, 2021
The photographer can be seen falling across the barricade onto his back while the police beat him with his stick. He is continued to be manhandled as he is pulled onto his feet and dragged by the collar across the street. On the other side of the street stood another cop and a police dog. The altercation was noticed by the dog who pounced on the assaulting officer. The dog bit into the policeman's butt and hindered him from dragging the photographer away. The man holding the dog tried to get him off the other policeman's backside but the dog is determined to not let go.
to move quickly between incidents that should be captured on film— Kurdijam🔆 (@dadovdeon) March 27, 2021
fkin easy question that... next?
The video was reshared by a Twitter user, Chad Loder, who wrote: Police dog sees cop acting aggressively, bites the cop and frees the protester. The tweet has gone viral and the video has been viewed over five million times. The dog is being lauded for identifying the real perpetrator of violence in the situation and has become a hero in his own right. The photographer seems to have gotten away from the police. Even though police dogs are not supposed to bite cops, the people of the internet gave this dog a pass in this instance since cops are technically not supposed to beat up protesters. If anything the dog was making sure the policemen were following the rules.
Even the dog knew, it grabbed that one's arse and wouldn't let go.— TracieWaylingArtASMR (@traciewayling) March 27, 2021
Twitter user, Erik Boyd wrote: Damn, it’s like Loukanitos (the Greek riot dog. RIP), but this one is actually a cop dog! They say there are no good cops, but apparently, there are good boy cop dogs. Boyd was referring to Loukanikos, a stray ginger mongrel who became an icon during the 2011 anti-austerity riots in Greece. The dog was one of the people, who would charge and yelp alongside protesters when they confronted police and were tear-gassed in the streets of Athens, reported BBC. He is the most famous "riot dog" there is.
Negro Matapacos pic.twitter.com/uvM333SfyV— Chad Loder (@chadloder) March 27, 2021
Dana D wrote: Dogs know who the criminals are at the scene. They don’t know cops from crooks they just see bad. Another user added to this observation by stating, Exactly; most are trained to go after aggressive body language and protect submissive + their handler, that dog knew what was going on (Well, to an extent to make the call anyway. "Man hitting man that wasn't hitting = bad") Francesca Sellers noted, Also he chose the most aggressive officer. The one who continued to hit the man when he fell, instead of helping him up. He clearly analyzed the situation.
Here are some of the other things Twitter users had to say about the righteousness police dog:
Who's a good boy https://t.co/e8SPF53n0h— Q. Anthony (FKA Andray Domise) (@andraydomise) March 27, 2021
Dogs rule cops drool!— ColaHoff (@colahoff) March 27, 2021
EVEN THE DOG KNOWS WHO THE DEVIL IS. https://t.co/3FLtn8gy9D— Khensu The Reminder (@KNeferhetep) March 28, 2021
Dog followed its training to bite the criminal. Unfortunately, I expect that dog will be abused (more) and possibly killed by the cops now.— HansnFranz (@Hans_nFranz) March 27, 2021
With dogs on our side, we can't lose!— Sex, Drugs & Bicycles (@SexDrugsBikes) March 27, 2021
no. all dogs are good boys and girls the police have simply corrupted some of them it's not their fault— Logan / andrei svechnikov fan acct (@ItzUrBoiKraze) March 27, 2021
It's a dog eat dog world.— Dave Arthur (@mortdarthur) March 27, 2021
he serve— usedtobehere #nocovidevictions#BLM#maskup (@usedto_behere) March 28, 2021