Freeze Don't Shoot holds a rally starting at noon at the Brewer Fountain on the Common to protest the death of family dogs by police conducting raids and searches. The group is seeking better training for police on how to deal with dogs short of just shooting them to death:
Our dogs are being shot as a result of wrong addresses, invasion of our homes, back yards, cars, and if our dogs happen to get loose. All dogs are at risk, all sizes, all breeds. If they approach these strangers in uniform and badge…they are considered to be charging the officer and are shot without thought. In most instances the officer does not stop shooting until our dogs are dead…and some dogs take on 3-15 bullets. Our dogs are being shot in front of children and dropping at our feet. This is devastating to the families and traumatizing our children. Our officers are quickly losing our trust and respect.