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Holy Cow! Steer on the Loose in West Baltimore Shot Dead by Police
WJZ TV (CBS) ^ | 6/13/14 | WJZ/Gigi Barnett

Posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—West Baltimore looked a little like the Wild Wild West on Friday morning. A steer running through the streets of Baltimore catches the attention of drivers and police. This after it escaped from a city slaughterhouse.

(Excerpt) Read more at baltimore.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animals; baltimore; cattle; dog; maryland; police; stock; traffic
I can't believe after the whole day, I don't see an article posted on this on FR!

This was a major story this morning, as apparently the steer went all over the place and caused lots of traffic problems, both directly and indirectly.

1 posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:23 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

MD ping, as if no one in the area knew about it already.


2 posted on 06/13/2014 5:25:49 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Well, it’s not like it was a moose, or something...


3 posted on 06/13/2014 5:26:53 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Learn To Search. Ask Me How.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The cop probably mistook it for a dog.


4 posted on 06/13/2014 5:29:22 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

A moose once bit my sister..


5 posted on 06/13/2014 5:29:28 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: the OlLine Rebel

LOL this happened a couple years ago in my town. The farmer apparently didn’t back up his trailer close enough to the platform at the slaughter house; the bull got loose and ran around town for a couple of hours. My neighbor, who was driving thru at the time, stopped and got video on his cell phone — this bull was exploring all sorts of houses and yards. Eventually the poor beast ran into some woods and was shot dead by police. Worst part of all of it, the state wouldn’t let it be sold for meat because of the potential of lead poisoning or some such, so I guess the farmer was SOL. About a week later the local paper quoted the slaughter house owner as saying “You need to be smarter than the animal you’re delivering.” LOL... pretty sure he lost a supplier!


6 posted on 06/13/2014 5:31:41 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Damn shame the Baltimore police don’t respond that way when thugs are running wild on their streets.


7 posted on 06/13/2014 5:33:51 PM PDT by boycott
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To: the OlLine Rebel

“...the steer went all over the place and caused lots of traffic problems...”

It needed an alignment.


8 posted on 06/13/2014 5:35:27 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Hmph. Adventure. Heh. Excitement. Heh. A Jedi craves not these things.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The cops heard it was destined for the BBQ pit and thought it was a bull.

Everyone knows pit bulls get shot.


9 posted on 06/13/2014 5:36:18 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Read the comments at the link. Hilarious!


10 posted on 06/13/2014 5:38:34 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is PUBLIC ENEMY #1)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Scores of Baltimore drivers spotted an escaped steer running in the median of North Avenue.

Of all the things I’ve seen while driving along Norf (North) Avenue in Baltimore, a runaway steer would probably rank among the least scary.

Too bad he wasn’t packing an Uzi.

Cows With Guns

11 posted on 06/13/2014 5:40:28 PM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Barney...Not again !


12 posted on 06/13/2014 5:47:01 PM PDT by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: MD Expat in PA

Now that was funny.


13 posted on 06/13/2014 5:48:22 PM PDT by heartwood
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To: the OlLine Rebel

What, no cowboys, real men, in MaryLand to just rope it and lead it alway?

How many rounds did the SWAT team need to use to bring it down? Did they sortie their new MRAP surplus vehicle?


14 posted on 06/13/2014 5:53:01 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: EEGator
"A moose once bit my sister..."

Probably after her cheese.

15 posted on 06/13/2014 6:04:18 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: redhead
I always kept away from moose while visiting Canada and Alaska. Moose are dangerous and the sister is lucky the moose only gave a hicky.
16 posted on 06/13/2014 6:06:45 PM PDT by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Thad Cochrane had it silenced, it knew too much.


17 posted on 06/13/2014 6:07:06 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: EEGator

Mynd you, moose bites Kan be pretti nasti...


18 posted on 06/13/2014 6:09:28 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Another good reason for concealed carry.

You never know when a crazy cow is going to come after you on the street!!


19 posted on 06/13/2014 6:13:35 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: MD Expat in PA

You aren’t kidding.

When I read early today that he had been around North Ave, I thought definitely they should’ve let the steer run loose and maybe hopefully take out a few of the thugs all over the city.

Maybe this is an idea for the crime problem!

But no, they shoot an innocent. But the scum rarely get caught and when it is so, come right back out to the streets.

I’m surprised he wasn’t shot by the local Trayvons and their many firearms rather than the police in this case.


20 posted on 06/13/2014 6:19:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Let me guess, they fired over 300 rounds, wounded over a dozen bystanders, and caused several thousand dollars worth of property damage, but they got their man, I mean steer!


21 posted on 06/13/2014 6:24:10 PM PDT by nomad
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To: aomagrat

I thought the dog/police people would love this as more evidence of police/animal brutality.

Still don’t know the whole situation (too busy today), but actually sounds like maybe they shouldn’t have shot the animal. At least, not at that point.

Wondering why they couldn’t call animal control (granted, don’t know how many of those they have in the city) and get dart guns. My husband read an article that claimed they couldn’t use the current tranqs because they were “not effective enough”, or some such rot as being “cruel” to the animal.

PETA mindset implemented ridiculous concerns like that tranq issue, and guess who is complaining about this story? PETA. They reap what they sow, but they would never see it.


22 posted on 06/13/2014 6:26:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: driftdiver

Actually, one officer ran to the scene and said he thought they SAID “pit bull” in the bulletins!

Not shocking, actually.


23 posted on 06/13/2014 6:28:12 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: SgtBob

They r series...


24 posted on 06/13/2014 6:29:00 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: the OlLine Rebel

BTW, Marylanders - and maybe other FReepers - guess what?

It was the RUPPERSBERGER’S SLAUGHTERHOUSE!

Yes, THAT Ruppersberger family!


25 posted on 06/13/2014 6:32:20 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: EEGator

Series, and HUGH!

I’m at the beginnin’ of gettin’ “ long in the tooth”....I’ll always get a chuckle outta some of the gems that come from FR;-)


26 posted on 06/13/2014 6:36:58 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

They shot it? It probably can’t be legally slaughtered there now (too long from stun to slaughter). In the West, we’d fetch a trailer, load the steer, and take it back to where it came from. Cattle are worth a lot these days.

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27 posted on 06/13/2014 6:39:36 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop

Exactly, that was part of my problem with it.

I don’t know what they did with it right after the killing, but at least I’m assuming they let it sit there for a while while they “investigate” and secure the area. I heard it may have been “unsafe” because of a few bullets! LOL - what do they think of people eating their wild deer full of buckshot?

A person on that site claims he ended up at a rendering plant. At least maybe there was some use out of it.


28 posted on 06/13/2014 6:42:55 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

I had no idea there were even any slaughterhouses left in Baltimore city. Wow!


29 posted on 06/13/2014 7:03:00 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: boycott

+1


30 posted on 06/13/2014 7:03:53 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

“Where you from, boy?”
“Baltimore.”
“Well, there’s only two things that come out of Baltimore: steers and queers, and I don’t see no horns . . .”

MOOland “Freak State” PING!


31 posted on 06/13/2014 7:04:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Of COURSE bacon is good for you!!!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Dutch??!!


32 posted on 06/13/2014 7:05:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: the OlLine Rebel
An 'oldie but goodie' from 2005 (WashPost)

======================================================== Martin said the officer was called to the 6900 block of Williamsburg Boulevard about 6:40 a.m. after the deer jumped over a guardrail on Interstate 66 and plunged 30 feet to the road below. After consulting with his supervisor -- a lieutenant in the patrol division -- the officer fired a single shot at the deer's head, Martin said, in accordance with the department's policy to kill any suffering or dangerous animal. But the deer didn't die. Instead of shooting the animal a second time, the sergeant authorized two other responding officers to drive a cruiser over the deer's neck. That, too, did not kill the animal. Finally, Martin said, the three officers wrapped a plastic bag around the deer's head and suffocated it. A photograph of the dead deer and the sergeant was taken by one of the other officers, but Martin said the sergeant's explanation for the Polaroid was that it was needed for the incident report. The department, Martin added, is conferring with other agencies on their policies so that Arlington County, which responds to one or two such incidents a year, is better equipped to handle the situation next time.

33 posted on 06/13/2014 7:12:41 PM PDT by xrmusn ((6/98)"Better to keep your enemies inside peeing out, rather than keep them outside, peeing in.".)
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To: null and void; RichInOC

“Moo...
[BANG!]
“...Mooo.”


34 posted on 06/13/2014 8:10:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

More like

“Moo...”
[BANG!]
[THUNK!]


35 posted on 06/13/2014 8:47:08 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Bigg Red

My grandfather ‘s family’s still exists.


36 posted on 06/13/2014 9:05:34 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Bigg Red

Yup.

Wonder why they didn’t want to talk?


37 posted on 06/13/2014 9:06:11 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: A CA Guy
"I always kept away from moose while visiting Canada and Alaska. Moose are dangerous and the sister is lucky the moose only gave a hicky."

I have the only fenced-in yard in the neighborhood, and guess where the moose ALWAYS hang out...?? (and not for the cheese, either)

38 posted on 06/13/2014 9:23:10 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Darksheare

LOL!


39 posted on 06/13/2014 11:53:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

We always knew that Dutch was full of bull.


40 posted on 06/13/2014 11:59:13 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: RedMDer

Thad Cochran has given us much joke fodder.
It would be irresponsible and rude not to use it.


41 posted on 06/14/2014 1:09:23 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

What? Are there no dogs in West Baltimore?


42 posted on 06/14/2014 5:16:25 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: the OlLine Rebel
Eat Mor (Fried) Chikin and Lake Trout


43 posted on 06/14/2014 5:41:28 AM PDT by MD Expat in PA
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Goes to show you how little I know of Baltimore even though I grew up in Baltimore County. Oh, well.


44 posted on 06/14/2014 6:03:53 AM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Any drill sergeant using that line these days would be thrown out of the military, I am sure.


45 posted on 06/14/2014 2:39:13 PM PDT by Bigg Red (31 May 2014: Obamugabe officially declares the USA a vanquished subject of the Global Caliphate.)
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To: boycott

ain’t that the truth?


46 posted on 06/14/2014 2:44:52 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: the OlLine Rebel

A steer? They couldn’t herd a steer? Morons.


47 posted on 06/14/2014 2:45:14 PM PDT by upsdriver (Palin/West '16)
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