Video Shows Medford Man Allegedly Tossing Girlfriend’s Dog

Video Shows Medford Man Allegedly Tossing Girlfriend’s Dog
Article from Boston.com:

Boston.com Staff | 03.17.15 | 8:05 PM

A Medford man is facing three felony animal-cruelty charges after his neighbor filmed him allegedly abusing a dog on three separate occasions, according to a Medford Police statement.

Police identified Ryan Baker, 32, as the person throwing the dog in the above video, which police released Tuesday. Police also have video from the neighbor of Baker dragging the dog by its leash, punching it, and kicking it.

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The neighbor reported Baker and turned over his footage to police Sunday. Police said the dog, “Bullet,” a young, 40-pound pit bull, belongs to Baker’s girlfriend and is only at his residence on weekends. Police said the dog shows signs that it fears Baker in the videos.

Ryan Baker’s booking photo.

Medford Police Department

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Police Dog Bites Black Man
Article from The New Yorker:
Studies show that dogs reveal the hidden prejudices of the officers who deploy them. Credit Photograph by Scott Olson / Getty

The Department of Justice’s report on the Ferguson Police Department is full of eye-catching numbers that reveal a culture plagued by significant racism. Statistically significant. For instance, nearly ninety per cent of the people who prompted a “use of force” by the F.P.D. were black. Even among such skewed percentages, there are some standouts. Among cases in which a suspect was bitten by an attack dog and the suspect’s race was recorded, what percentage were black?

A hundred per cent.

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