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Feds go after Idaho man who shot grizzly bear to protect his family (Jack boot thug alert)
Michelle Malkin ^ | 8/31/2011 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 08/31/2011 5:48:55 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Maybe it’s time to start a Jackboot Watch feature.

We’ve got DOJ lawyers going after Gibson guitars. There’s the ongoing Fast and Furious debacle. Add the eco-nitwit rogues at the Interior Department. Then there’s the War on Lemonade Stands.

And now, we’ve got the U.S. Attorney in Idaho filing federal charges against Jeremy Hill, a father who shot a grizzly bear on his property to protect his wife and kids — even though state officials who investigated the case thoroughly took no action against the man. He now faces up to a year in prison and a $50,000 fine. He pleaded not guilty last week and faces trial in October:
Having lived in bear country for three years now, I can say with certitude that I’d do the exact same thing if faced with the situation Hill found himself in. Absolute certitude.

Idaho GOP Gov. Butch Otter has appealed to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar to intervene on Hill’s behalf. Not likely that Obama’s Loathsome Cowboy Salazar will do anything to help, but Otter’s letter will at least bring needed attention to this injustice.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chicagoway; jackboot; stupidity
This bunch of dems has to go, the insanity they bring is beyond comprehension.
1 posted on 08/31/2011 5:48:59 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark

If you shoot s bear don’t do the “right” thing and call the authorities. It is becoming clear that doing the right thing is often the wrong thing when it comes to government authorities.

2 posted on 08/31/2011 5:53:24 AM PDT by badpacifist (All species have subspecies... in some species the subspecies appears to be the dominate one.)
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To: Lakeshark
This bunch of dems has to go, the insanity they bring is beyond comprehension.

Agreed, but unfortunately an "R" after one's name isn't a guarantee of sanity.

3 posted on 08/31/2011 5:54:36 AM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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To: Lakeshark
It would appear the federal government is a much bigger threat to the man and his family than the grizz was. He should have been shooting the feds that came around his property the same way he shoot the grizz.
4 posted on 08/31/2011 6:00:14 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: Lakeshark

Jack-booted thug alert? Sounds good, lakeshark. Put me on your ping list.

5 posted on 08/31/2011 6:05:57 AM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

Ditto. Count me in.

6 posted on 08/31/2011 6:11:08 AM PDT by PalmettoMason (Blacks are not inferior, but it is racist to hold them to the same standards as everyone else.)
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To: badpacifist
The three S theory:


7 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:04 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

When all the courts, all the law enforcement people, all the government bureaucracy, and all the media agree that it’s nobody’s frickin’ business whether the POTUS has committed social security and identity fraud, all that’s left for the machine to deal with is the mighty, weighty issues like every move you and I make.

If Michelle Malkin doesn’t want government spending time on piddles then she should not have mocked the rule of law on weighty issues such as whether an ineligible enemy combatant has forged and perjured his way into the White House where he can plant a treasonous DOJ and destroy the nation by getting rid of the rule of law.

I realize that Malkin had her career, life, and family threatened if she took the eligibility issue seriously, but did she seriously think that the bear mauling her before election would change its character and “play fair” after the election? When a bear is mauling your family you don’t negotiate with it.

The “conservative establishment” has negotiated with the lawless thugs trying to hide Obama’s ineligibility, and now they’re surprised to find that the bear that threatened them before the election is, in fact, STILL a bear threatening them? Some of us were telling them they could expect this a long, long time ago.

This insanity will never end, until we get serious about confronting the bear that is mauling us, our families, and our future. This insanity says that we have no right nor vested interest in protecting ourselves and our children from whatever powerful, blood-thirsty, lawless bear comes along wanting to destroy us. Whether that’s a physical bear or whether that is an ineligible, criminal enemy combatant who has stolen the White House and planted lawless regulators and DOJ as the coup de grace - either way, they would have us believe that it is none of our business, not our place to do anything about it.

If we accept that premise, we, our children, and any semblance of civilization will be ground to hamburger and eaten by the beast, all without a peep of protest.

8 posted on 08/31/2011 6:17:18 AM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus


9 posted on 08/31/2011 6:19:53 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("A gentleman considers what is just; a small man considers what is expedient.")
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To: Lakeshark

I’m one that when we have stories like this will always say, “Shoot,Shovel,Forget”, but because of the lack of detail in this article I have questions.
Based on what I read and heard on TV the guy sees a bear and cubs in his backyard. Was this in a suburb or out in the boonies? Were his wife and children out in the backyard? How far away was the bear?
All I heard on TV was the guy sees a bear from his back porch, goes in gets his rifle and kills the bear.
I live on a golf course in North Carolina. If I saw a wild boar out in my backyard I’d want to go out and shoot it (and I just might) but I would have to make sure nobody caught me too.

10 posted on 08/31/2011 6:24:49 AM PDT by Recon Dad ("Don't forget, incoming fire has the right of way..")
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To: Recon Dad
From the article:

Idaho’s U.S. Sen. Mike Crapo, who serves on the committee that oversees the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which filed the charges, also expressed his view Friday.

“I have deep concerns about this incident and the decision of the government to prosecute Mr. Hill, who did what any parent would do in this situation,” Crapo said. “Clearly, Mr. Hill thought that his family was in danger and was protecting them from harm.”

Idaho U.S. Sen. Jim Risch also had to weigh in, suggesting maybe the Endangered Species Act needs to be changed, a long held position of most Idahoans.

“What Mr. Hill did was not a criminal act in the court of common sense,” Risch, a former prosecutor himself said. “My hope is that common sense prevails in this case.”

Finally, Idaho U.S. Rep. Raul Labrador raised questions about whether the law needs changes. But He also had an opinion on the shooting.

“Only Jeremy knows the threat this bear posed to his family and property,” Labrador said. “No one from D.C. or Boise was present to know the circumstances surrounding his actions, but the Endangered Species Act shouldn’t force us to second-guess these types of life or death decisions.

“If the facts that have appeared in the media accounts are true and accurate, then the judgment call Jeremy made to protect his family and property appears to be justified,” he said.

11 posted on 08/31/2011 6:48:18 AM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: Lakeshark

I think the liberals believe a person in this situation should be eatin’, and let their family be eatin’ too.

12 posted on 08/31/2011 6:59:52 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Recon Dad
I can add some to the story (yes it has been poorly reported). Apparently bears had attacked and killed the guys livestock - previously. He was in the house taking a shower while the family had been outside (last he apparently knew). He came out saw the bear(s) and panicked about where the kids were. Apparently the bear was close into the house. He retrieved gun and shot bear. Keep in mind these were grizzly bears and would view kids as a tasty morsel.
13 posted on 08/31/2011 7:06:34 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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To: badpacifist


Words to live by.

14 posted on 08/31/2011 7:13:15 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Islam is a violent and tyrannical political ideology and has nothing to do with "religion".)
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To: Lakeshark; NVDave
Grizzlies have made the news in other threads here on FR

Michigan Man Killed By Grizzly In Yellowstone

A reply from that thread:

NVDave to TYVets

"Something people should understand about predators in the area now:

Your report is entirely accurate - for 40 years ago. Back then, wolves had not been re-introduced, bears were rare and *scared* of man.

Today, the situation is far, far different. Wolves are spreading out all over the northwest US - they’re in WY, MT, ID, WA, UT, OR, and I’ve heard of at least one sighting in northeast NV.

Grizzlies are now much more numerous than they were 40 years ago, and they know that humans don’t put up much resistance - that we’ve been conditioned to back off now.

People should read the journals of Lewis and Clark to find out what bears were like “back in the day” before we pushed them back ."


NVDave nails it:

Grizzlies are are predators and we’ve [ humans ] been conditioned to back off now. Thanks to the Endanger Species Act the bears no longer fear humans.

I have 4 great grand sons, if a grizzly, mountain lion, rattlesnake or any other harmful creature is near my house I will become the predator to protect those kids.

Where has common sense gone? Self defense is a God given right.

15 posted on 08/31/2011 7:52:14 AM PDT by TYVets ( ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: TYVets
if a grizzly, mountain lion, rattlesnake or any other harmful creature is near my house I will become the predator to protect those kids

Living in rural SC, I have lot count of how many rattlesnakes and copperheads I have shot. This story reminds me of the day when I was watching my children play in the yard and a rabid fox came out of the woods. I tried to scare it away, but when it kept walking up towards the house, I got my husband's rifle and shot it. Do you really think I ever stopped to think whether or not it was legal to kill that fox? I called the SC Wildlife Dept after the fact and they just gave me directions on proper burial for an animal with rabies!

16 posted on 08/31/2011 10:16:45 AM PDT by Former Fetus (Saved by grace through faith)
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To: Lakeshark

Keep in mind some of the bears will have radio trackers on them. Be prepared to deal with those and make those go away as well.

17 posted on 08/31/2011 10:44:27 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: sarge83

I think the Kings of DC have spent too much time in the city. They all deserve a vacation fishing for salmon in Alaskas fine streams. Oh, and serve bacon for breakfast, it has such a fine aroma you can smell for miles.

If your a Griz.

18 posted on 08/31/2011 12:50:05 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: badpacifist

Shoot, Shovel, and Shut up, (SSS).

19 posted on 08/31/2011 2:05:13 PM PDT by Roklok
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