Skip to comments.Cat Shot To Death By Lebanon Police Officer
Posted on 08/26/2011 7:53:56 PM PDT by hoosierham
Police in Lebanon ,Ohio shoot lost cat-see story on Channel 12 website.
Hold muh beer:” The only good cat is a dead cat”.
Sorry,I hope the link works now.
Must have been one mean kitty. Now cops are shooting family cats???
What an idiotic thing to say.
Guess the pig got tired of killing dogs. Shooting a 20 pound cat? The only circumstance where he was possibly threatened was his own active duty.
Harrison,Ohio cops were shooting cats at night back in the 1980s.Can you say illegal acts committed under color of law? And reckless discharge of a firearm within city limits? BUt cops are immune from actually following the laws it appears.I despise law-breaking cops.
There’s a T-shirt in there someplace. Cops shoot dogs, cops shoot cats. God forbid they’d shoot a burglar or robber or some human.
Good thing he wasn’t trying to get Kitty out of the tree. This is the proper way.
As a retired police officer, I find this disgusting. To allow this police officer to even own a weapon is outrageous. How the hell did he pass the physiological exam to even put on the uniform?
Wish there was more to the story, not that I think it would make much difference.
I respect your service and thank you for it. But it would seem some sort of madness or panic has infected the police throughout the country. It’s on this site all the time. What’s going on, in your opinion?
So, they’re starting to shoot kitties, too, eh?
I don’t think it’s really that serious. I’m sure there are many more times cops have encountered dogs and NOT shot them in the same time frame than have. You only hear about the times a dog was shot.
Home owner asks her BIL ‘Is that (unknown) cat dead?”
BIL says, “No, but it’s sick.” Calls police.
Officer approaches cat. It doesn’t move, and all cats run away from strangers.
Officer realizes cat is sick, possibly rabid, and kills it.
Officer makes major mistake by not calling animal control. Officer should have made sure that no one approaches the cat until animal control removes it.
Officer, BIL, homeowner and the cat family need to be tested. By this time, they should all be getting medicine.
This great big chain of failure seems to start with those neighbours... why do you call the cops for a sick cat in your backyard???
FRiend, this was a cat.
They might be running out of dogs.
Ok, Shoot your damn dog, beer guy...Stupid comments deserve the roasting you are receiving.
Jeez, now they brought Lebanon to Ohio! Where is it going to end?
Too many TV programs and movies about super cops (no such thing), too many programs about SWAT teams, to many police programs glorifying police in general (most deserve it, but not to the point of glorification). When you glorify any job, the nuts tend to want to become part of that scene.
Just let the police do their jobs without all they hype, and 99% will do their jobs and do them right. JMHO
Well the normal police response when they shoot a tail wagging puppy is, “The office felt endangered and was protecting himself”. I wonder if they will use the same excuse for shooting Sylvester.
Are you two related?
Give the officer a break. He probably mistook the cat for a Labrador Retriever.
I figured that this was the next step in gun control.
Special (Mr.) Ed (Sargent) Schultz shot his own dog while under the influence.
First they shot the dogs and I did not speak out — because I did not own a dog.
Than they shot the cats and I did not speak out — because I did not own a cat.
Than they shot the hampsters and I did not speak out — because I did not own a hampster.
Than they shot ...
Thanks for your response. But I disagree on the percentage of LEO’s that want to do their job. I think the standards have dropped pretty low. But I really do thank you for your service.
Than = Then
I base my percentage on my experience as a police officer. Back in the day, most joined for the experience, many stayed because they believed in what they were doing. Some for the early retirement. Much like the military.
Many join, few stayed unless they really believe in what they are doing. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule.
I continued as police officer, not for any ego thing, but because I felt I was making a difference, otherwise I would have retired after 20.
As for standards dropping, mayhap you are correct. Most of the cops I have had interaction with since retirement are not the cream of the crop of America.
It’s not a easy job, like I have. There’s nothing more precious than a honest cop. My thanks.
ONE unnecessary occurrence is too many.
There maybe an upside to this one, if they're being used at the time.
lol ... good one.
All cats run away from strangers? This 20 pound cat must be rabid?
I don’t think so.
The cat could have been hurt after being struck by a car,fight with a dog, or any number of reasons other than rabies.
Too many cowards scream “rabid” anytime they see an animal.
And when visiting ,I have had numerous cats approach in the same manner as a friendly dog,just wanted to be petted.
The Lebanon police chief ought to be fired for using a manual in conflict with Ohio state law,and for that manner the city attorney should be dismissed for not ensuring the city was in compliance with state law.They are paid to enforce law not make up their own. If it was my cat I would be demanding the Ohio state police or attorney general’s office investigate the police department and I would demand the officer be charged for violating state law.The state police typically don’t like arrogant small town cops.
I know. My point was people start dredging up all the dog stories as if there’s some problem with all police.
“ONE unnecessary occurrence is too many.”
Typical emotional liberal response.
“If we can save just ONE life....”
See Thomas Sowell. He knows better. Things happen - you can’t avoid that reality amongst millions of people.
Cops are out of control in this country. Every time I read about them shooting someone’s cat or dog it makes me so upset, when almost all of the cases seem unjustified. I know it would result in the homeowner being put in prison, but just once, I’d like to see one of these homeowners stand up to the cops who do this. I’m sure many of us in this country would applaud them.
Thomas Sowell would not be on the side of the police here...
I’m not talking about a particular case. I’m talking about generalities that “police are vicious dog-killers” that is on FR all the time. Sowell as well as Williams have written about the silliness of “if just 1 person is saved....”, which is the same thought process from the post above.
True, but I would argue that a substantial percentage of police officers (perhaps as many as one-quarter) are unfit to serve, either because of corruption or because of major personality defects.
I do fear there is a bit more poor character going around. I just have no real proof.
Certainly, most (nor most departments) are not a problem, but more & more are becoming so. If you believe it is just a perception due to more cases becoming reported, then that in itself shows the extent of an extant problem.
As for the smeary "typical liberal response", the operative word is "unnecessary". These are not "accidents", or omissions due to lack of omniscience, but deliberate acts of commission; often without a shred of justification or common sense. Even worse, often the officers involved (and as likely as not, their superiors) have a history of questionable behavior, with a lot of rug-sweeping over the years.
It culminates in unwarranted human deaths of innocents...and I don't mean the technically "innocent until proved guilty"...in SWAT raids, with even more whitewashing.
But, hey, WTH; a "mistake" here and a "mistake" there, is fine; there's millions more where they came from.
We're not talking of the real, S-Happens mistakes that Sowell is referencing, but sheer "because I can" thug behavior.
The post I replied to insinuated that such things should get a pass, because of all the times a "mistake" isn't made, and that is nonsense.
You are still ignoring the fact that it’s not just “accidents” that happen - EVERYTHING bad happens, including bad people who do bad things deliberately. I wasn’t treating it as an accident. I was recognizing that there are ALWAYS going to be bad people, bad crimes, poor people, etc, as well as accidents. You simply cannot avoid that with millions of people in the Real World.
It’s a matter of statistics. If there really is a rise in % of shootings, poor characters, etc, then there probably is a standards issue. Just having media cover some shootings doesn’t mean it’s on the increase. Show the proof.
That is my point.
People are lambasting police forces without real solid evidence.
‘The post I replied to insinuated that such things should get a pass, because of all the times a “mistake” isn’t made, and that is nonsense.’
There is no such insinuation. You are jumping to conclusions.
I said nothing of this particular case (ie., that the policeman should “get a pass”). I am simply stating that police departments as a whole don’t need to be vilified unless there is solid evidence that there is a real corruption/standards problem. A few shootings from around the country over a few years does not constitute solid evidence that most police are untrustworthy.
Now in many cases, I think the policemen in question should be investigated and booted as necessary. But painting all policemen as bad on these few is not right.
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