Justice for Cisco

Michael Paxton's backyard Frisbee session with his 7-year-old Blue Heeler ended tragically when a police officer -- while answering a 911 call at the wrong address -- fatally shot the barking dog when he felt threatened by it.   Paxton, 40, subsequently started a "Justice for Cisco" Facebook page after the incident on Saturday afternoon in Austin, Texas. Now, thanks to the power of the Internet to mobilize public opinion, the case is getting local and international media attention -- and putting pressure on the Austin Police Department to discipline the officer involved in the shooting, Thomas Griffin.   Paxton's Facebook page, which he started Sunday, had gotten more than 33,000 "likes" as of early Tuesday morning. It has drawn sympathetic messages from outraged dog lovers in the U.S. and overseas.   Austin's police answered questions during a news conference on Monday attended by nearly 20 media outlets, and the incident...(Read Full Post)