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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.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; police; shoot
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1 posted on 08/26/2011 7:54:02 PM PDT by hoosierham
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To: hoosierham
Was gonna click but there was no clicky. :)
2 posted on 08/26/2011 7:56:23 PM PDT by allmost
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To: hoosierham

http://www.local12.com/guides/petcare/story/Cat-Shot-To-Death-By-Lebanon-Police-Officer/_dBQoWXFRECxs735MILuyA.cspx


3 posted on 08/26/2011 7:56:38 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Hold muh beer:” The only good cat is a dead cat”.


4 posted on 08/26/2011 7:58:06 PM PDT by PDMiller
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To: allmost

Sorry,I hope the link works now.


5 posted on 08/26/2011 7:58:28 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Must have been one mean kitty. Now cops are shooting family cats???


6 posted on 08/26/2011 8:00:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: PDMiller
Hold muh beer:” The only good cat is a dead cat”.

What an idiotic thing to say.

7 posted on 08/26/2011 8:01:53 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: hoosierham

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.


8 posted on 08/26/2011 8:04:04 PM PDT by allmost
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To: SkyDancer

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.


9 posted on 08/26/2011 8:04:48 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

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.


10 posted on 08/26/2011 8:13:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: hoosierham

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7tzc-dB8Xuk
Good thing he wasn’t trying to get Kitty out of the tree. This is the proper way.


11 posted on 08/26/2011 8:23:04 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: hoosierham

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.


12 posted on 08/26/2011 8:25:44 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: doc1019

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?


13 posted on 08/26/2011 8:31:17 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: hoosierham

Cop KIller.

14 posted on 08/26/2011 8:31:26 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. BLOAT!)
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To: hoosierham

So, they’re starting to shoot kitties, too, eh?

;-)


15 posted on 08/26/2011 8:33:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: TwoSwords

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.


16 posted on 08/26/2011 8:36:28 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Isabel C.

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.


17 posted on 08/26/2011 8:37:51 PM PDT by namvolunteer (We draw the Congressional districts this time)
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To: hoosierham

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???


18 posted on 08/26/2011 8:39:55 PM PDT by battousai (Conservatives are racist? YES, I hate stupid white liberals.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

FRiend, this was a cat.


19 posted on 08/26/2011 8:40:07 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: Isabel C.

Fish on!


20 posted on 08/26/2011 8:41:59 PM PDT by PDMiller
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To: SkyDancer

They might be running out of dogs.


21 posted on 08/26/2011 8:44:33 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: PDMiller

Ok, Shoot your damn dog, beer guy...Stupid comments deserve the roasting you are receiving.


22 posted on 08/26/2011 8:45:26 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea (I am a tea party descendant - steeped in the Constitutional legacy handed down by the Founders)
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To: hoosierham

Jeez, now they brought Lebanon to Ohio! Where is it going to end?


23 posted on 08/26/2011 8:46:36 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: TwoSwords

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


24 posted on 08/26/2011 8:46:54 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: hoosierham

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.


25 posted on 08/26/2011 8:47:14 PM PDT by Artemis Webb (Perry 2012! A Conservative who can win!)
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To: PDMiller; donna

Are you two related?


26 posted on 08/26/2011 8:49:49 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: hoosierham

Give the officer a break. He probably mistook the cat for a Labrador Retriever.


27 posted on 08/26/2011 8:50:08 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: hoosierham

I figured that this was the next step in gun control.


28 posted on 08/26/2011 9:01:40 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Special (Mr.) Ed (Sargent) Schultz shot his own dog while under the influence.


29 posted on 08/26/2011 9:05:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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30 posted on 08/26/2011 9:16:35 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: hoosierham

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 ...


31 posted on 08/26/2011 9:16:35 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: doc1019

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.


32 posted on 08/26/2011 9:17:00 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: choirboy

Than = Then


33 posted on 08/26/2011 9:18:14 PM PDT by choirboy
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To: TwoSwords

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.


34 posted on 08/26/2011 9:41:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: doc1019

It’s not a easy job, like I have. There’s nothing more precious than a honest cop. My thanks.


35 posted on 08/26/2011 10:02:13 PM PDT by TwoSwords (The Lord is a man of war, Exodus 15:3)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; TwoSwords
I don’t think it’s really that serious. I’m sure there are many more times cops ghetto rats have encountered dogs people and NOT shot them in the same time frame than have. You only hear about the times a dog was shot.

ONE unnecessary occurrence is too many.

36 posted on 08/26/2011 11:15:20 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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To: choirboy
"Than they shot the hampsters and I did not speak out — because I did not own a hampster.

There maybe an upside to this one, if they're being used at the time.

37 posted on 08/27/2011 12:59:08 AM PDT by semaj
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To: Grizzled Bear
Are you two related?

lol ... good one.

38 posted on 08/27/2011 2:49:24 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("And Resist! We MUCH!": The brilliant Al Sharpton)
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To: namvolunteer

All cats run away from strangers? This 20 pound cat must be rabid?

I don’t think so.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 2:54:32 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: namvolunteer

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.


40 posted on 08/27/2011 6:10:45 AM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: TwoSwords

I know. My point was people start dredging up all the dog stories as if there’s some problem with all police.


41 posted on 08/27/2011 8:41:44 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

“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.


42 posted on 08/27/2011 8:45:28 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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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.


43 posted on 08/27/2011 10:45:38 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thomas Sowell would not be on the side of the police here...


44 posted on 08/27/2011 10:46:53 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

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.


45 posted on 08/27/2011 10:53:40 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

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.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT by 10thAmendmentGuy ("[Drug] crusaders cannot accept the fact that they are not God." -Thomas Sowell)
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To: 10thAmendmentGuy

I do fear there is a bit more poor character going around. I just have no real proof.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 11:06:20 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
There IS a problem "with the police": lack of personal accountability. All too often, even in the face of (as in this case) violations of specific statutes and ordinances, the cop is protected from public liability; and doubly by his union from effective discipline or firing. Rather than deterring future occurrences, this emboldens and invites escalation among the types on the forces that we see increasing instances of this behavior.

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.

48 posted on 08/27/2011 12:23:22 PM PDT by ApplegateRanch ("Public service" does NOT mean servicing the people, like a bull among heifers.)
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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.


49 posted on 08/27/2011 2:05:10 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: ApplegateRanch

‘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.


50 posted on 08/27/2011 2:09:16 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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