Skip to comments.Ian Somerhalder Offers To Start 'Private Investigation' Into Arkansas Cat Killing
Posted on 01/26/2012 2:59:18 PM PST by PJ-Comix
Actor Ian Somerhalder has vowed to launch a private investigation into the cruel killing of an Arkansas family's cat after it was skinned as part of a sick political protest - if police refuse to chase the murderers.
Jacob Burris, the campaign manager for Arkansas Democratic congressional candidate Ken Aden, found the family's pet slain on his doorstop on Sunday, with the word 'liberal' inscribed along the dead feline's back.
Burris contacted the Russellville Police Department to report the act of animal cruelty and now The Vampire Diaries star has taken to his Twitter.com to express his disgust and demand appropriate action be taken to catch the sick perpetrator.
In a series of posts on Thursday, he writes, "Let's get to the bottom of it. Whomever it is should be prosecuted to full extent of law. This kitty killed in Arkansas with LIBERAL scribed on its fur."
"THIS IS NOT OAKY (OK) IF police do not or will not find party/parties responsible, I will start a PRIVATE INVESTIGATION into the matter. I sure many of you agree."
Somehow I get the feeling that Mr. Burris will politely but VIGOROUSLY turn down this offer to investigate.
When will the disappearance of Kathleen Willeys cat be investigated?
Now we are told of a skinned cat, which in an earlier version had been reportedly recognized by the kids and simply had been described as having stripes or tire tracks on it until the lettering was seen close up.
Would you recognize your pet if you unexpectedly came across it skinned? I’m not so sure I would. The color of a pet’s coat has a lot to do with its recognizability.
I suspect the Vampire Diaries kid might be a closet Republican.
Clueless liberals like Somerhalder haven’t figured out that the LAST thing Jacob Burris wants is a thorough investigation into this case.
I could maybe see a stencil.
Pictures were posted on FR yesterday and the cat most definitely had not been skinned.
There are some things that transcend the need for government.;-)
well that is real convenient that he went with the kids to a gas station. This incident reminds me of the blacks that spray painted their own car with “racial epithets” and then called the cops
can you saw Tawanna Brawley
I hear ya. I don’t have cats but when I have in the past they were family members just like my dogs.
Yeah, I can just picture an outside perp that just happens to have a stencil kit on him.
"Um, just one more question, Mr. Burris."
Why was the cat outside? Contrary to popular belief, cats do not have to go outdoors. In fact, it’s better for the cat to be indoors. Keeps the animal safe from predators (including humans) plus the are less likely to contract rabies and other illnesses.
I’ve had three cats, all of whom stayed indoors. They have it so good in my house they never wanted to leave.
They had a picture of the cat a few days ago on FR, it was NOT skinned. It was labeled neatly with the word liberal. Myself, I believe this liberal killed his own cat and painted it, in order to make conservatives look bad. It happens over and over again with liberals, nooses, racial signs etc. They almost always turn out to be caused by the person who reported it(I.E. a liberal).
aka the Kerri Dunn Effect.
I'm sure that you can get a vet to do an autopsy (for the right fee).
Who is this Guy? Never heard of him.
Could there be any doubt?
Yeah, this has most of the hallmarks of a textbook self-inflicted hate crime as a plea for attention.
* Crazy crime/vandalism that sounds more like something from a movie than acts you typically read on the police blotter? Check.
* Committed in an area where the victim group is much more prevalent than their supposed “haters”? Check.
* Victim is in a position to materially benefit in some way from the sympathy and attention following the incident? Check.
The only thing missing is the poorly mispelled epithet, or the incendiary logo drawn improperly. However, using “liberal” as a hate epithet is similarly a giveaway that the perpetrator is not really a conservative. A conservative, in anger, might call someone a socialist, a commie, a traitor, etc, but would consider the label “liberal” as being pretty mild. Someone who would hate lefties enough to kill a cat to send a message like this would certainly come up with a more insulting term to use than liberal. The most reasonable conclusion is that the word was inscribed instead by someone who considers themselves a liberal and is looking to drum up sympathy.
Perhaps they wrote “Liberal” because “Progressive” wouldn’t fit.
By stencil I mean the prankster would have made a custom stencil saying “LIBERAL” in advance of offing the cat. So pfft, pfft with some spray paint and he/she would be done.
Or it’s possible (I hope it was so for the cat’s sake) the cat croaked of its own accord, and this malicious minded “liberal” made some feline hay while the moon shone.
Man, you just gave me an image in my head of a guy writing P R O G R E S S I... and then saying “Crap! Go get the other cat, I ran out of room!”