If he wanted to kill it, would it not be more lethal to slam it directly to the ground? There is limited "choosing" in a split second reaction. That's why I told you your imagination must really suck or you have no empathy at all.
Let's see. Slamming something down from a height of 6 feet or slamming something down from a height of 6 feet down to the bottom of a stairwell. What do you think is more lethal?
As for my "imagination", I imagine that this moron let his dog out at 1:00am to investigate because it was barking, thus putting his dog in danger. I also imagine he carelessly left his gate open so wild animals can get into the stairwell in the first place. How's that for imagination?
If you guys watched/listened to the latest TWiT, Kevin clearly states his intentions. He just wanted to protect his dog Toaster. Anyone stating his intentions to harm the raccoon is misinformed, and should just STFU.
Did he state why he allowed the dog to be outside at 1:00am? Or why the gate to the stairwell was left wide open?