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California Animal Control Officer Slain At Foreclosed Home
Officer.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | The Associated Press

Posted on 11/30/2012 6:41:06 AM PST by caldera599

GALT, Calif. (AP) -- An unarmed animal control officer was shot and killed in Sacramento County on Wednesday while trying to retrieve pets from a home whose owner was evicted the previous day.

The officer had gone to the home to rescue dogs and cats authorities thought had been left behind, a day after Joseph Francis Corey was served an eviction notice and a sheriff's deputy changed the locks.

The officer - Roy Curtis Marcum, 45, of Elk Grove - and a bank employee knocked on the door when Corey fired a shotgun through the door, striking the officer in the torso, Sacramento County Sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said.

(Excerpt) Read more at officer.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: animalcontrol; officerdown; police; shooting

1 posted on 11/30/2012 6:41:19 AM PST by caldera599
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To: caldera599

He learned that pets are family, and for that course tuition runs high.


2 posted on 11/30/2012 6:45:03 AM PST by gaijin
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To: gaijin

He learned that some people are insane and have weapons that they will use against defenseless people.


3 posted on 11/30/2012 6:46:41 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah, I don’t have any pity for the guy who shot through the door. Hopefully he goes away for a very long time in a very dark dank cell.


4 posted on 11/30/2012 6:49:48 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: caldera599
and a bank employee

Guess who was running like hell....

5 posted on 11/30/2012 6:51:06 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: caldera599

He shot the wrong person. If you are going down then make it worth your while. Idiot.


6 posted on 11/30/2012 6:51:38 AM PST by soycd
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To: gaijin

I had a candid conversation with the mayor of my town the other day. The residents have rejected property tax increases 3 times so the Village Board has turned to “code enforcement” to raise revenue. Your garage door isn’t painted to their liking? $100.00 fine.

Park your car over the sidewalk before 7:00 pm? $50.00 fine.

No white sheers in your street facing windows? $75.00 fine.

They are dinging people who haven’t worked in a year and whose homes are in foreclosure for a hundred bucks a month for petty crap. Someone is going to get hurt. The sad thing is it’ll be the “code enforcement” slug instead of the people who are passing these ordinances. And they’re doing it because they won’t stand up to the public sector unions with their gold plated pension plans.

Well I won’t feel bad when it happens. I tried to warn them.


7 posted on 11/30/2012 6:52:04 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Lurker

“No white sheers in your street facing windows? $75.00 fine.”

You’re kidding, right? Where is this little slice of heaven located?


8 posted on 11/30/2012 6:56:22 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: gaijin
I expect more such news as individual lives deteriorate along with the nation. Public employees charged with interacting with the public had best be sensitive to the strong emotions associated with lives coming apart.

Prayers for the officer's family.

9 posted on 11/30/2012 6:56:56 AM PST by skeeter
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To: gaijin

He did not learn that you never go and knock on any door as an entity there to take something from someone on the other side of the door unless armed and never frame the doorway.


10 posted on 11/30/2012 7:01:22 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: caldera599
Well, it's too bad an innocent man was murdered and in my part of the state too so I hope the murderer gets to meet Tookie in hell.

However, The officer had gone to the home to rescue dogs and cats...

Their idea of rescue is to kill them after a day or so.

11 posted on 11/30/2012 7:10:21 AM PST by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: Stormdog

DuPage County, IL.


12 posted on 11/30/2012 7:17:48 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: ilovesarah2012; gaijan

He learned that defenseless pets are insane family, and have weapons for the course that are high-priced.


13 posted on 11/30/2012 7:20:08 AM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: soycd
“He shot the wrong person. If you are going down then make it worth your while. Idiot.”

Neither man were guilty of anything. There was no right person to shoot.

14 posted on 11/30/2012 7:30:31 AM PST by FR_addict
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To: caldera599
Desperate people do desperate things. It sounds like the shooter was an old man distraught over losing his home and his pets. I suspect that he was repeatedly pushed beyond what he could bear and finally lashed out. I can't defend him, but at the same time I am reluctant to condemn him as a crazy old coot who needs the needle in his arm. God knows I've had a few brushes with perfect despair these last two years. But for the grace of God and the Perseverance of the Saints I might be in the ground myself.

There are moe desperae people every day. I expect a LOT more of this, and soon.

15 posted on 11/30/2012 7:36:19 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: skeeter
Public employees charged with interacting with the public had best be sensitive to the strong emotions associated with lives coming apart.

They will do the opposite, of course. They will gun up, get jacked up and behave more ruthlessly than before.

16 posted on 11/30/2012 7:41:01 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Lazamataz

We’ll see what he learns when he’s in prison for life. How can you defend the murder of an innocent human being?


17 posted on 11/30/2012 7:43:44 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: Lurker

If you have enough people who are upset with this petty tyranny, there is a legal way to make the powers that be very,very uncomfortable. It simply involves a ballot initiative that directly ties any revenue raised from these laws to the reduction of any remuneration of the elected officials. Meaning, if $75.00 is raised from a “sheer curtain” violation, $75.00 is subtracted from the elected board’s pay package.

It may get a bit complicated, but it’s an Alinsky move. Freeze it, Target it, ridicule it. Get personal.


18 posted on 11/30/2012 7:43:57 AM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: jboot

Too bad he wasn’t pushed to the point of making payments.


19 posted on 11/30/2012 7:46:30 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: gaijin

We all love our pets, shooting the animal control officer was not a sane response.


20 posted on 11/30/2012 7:51:22 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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21 posted on 11/30/2012 7:56:23 AM PST by RedMDer (Please support Toys for Tots this CHRISTmas season.)
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To: AppyPappy
Too bad he wasn’t pushed to the point of making payments.

I have no idea how this guy got into his predicament, but I can say from experience that it is possible to work hard, sacrifice like crazy, do everything right and still lose everything. What happens in the emptiness after that is an ultimate test of your fiber. This guy failed. He may think that he was just too danged old and tired to start over again. And he might be right. It doesn't make what he did right, but I can't help but feel for him a bit.

22 posted on 11/30/2012 8:01:46 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: Stormdog

Our Village Board members are paid $50.00 a month.


23 posted on 11/30/2012 8:02:12 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: jboot

If he could pull a trigger and kill someone, he could bag groceries. My experience has been that these crazies have more pride than work ethic.

He could have sold the gun and made a payment.


24 posted on 11/30/2012 8:09:27 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: caldera599

Galt, California, eh? Hmmm...


25 posted on 11/30/2012 8:13:50 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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To: caldera599

How can this possibly be happening in Øbongo’s land of Shangri-la?


26 posted on 11/30/2012 8:17:33 AM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: caldera599

He had filed twice for bankruptcy and was on disability. Sounds like a low life to me.


27 posted on 11/30/2012 8:28:47 AM PST by willk
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To: Lurker

I grew up in DuPage county. Seems there is an ordinance for every little thing. Park your car in the street after certain hours and get a ticket. Heck, I even got tickets for parking my car in my own driveway because it’s looks were not to their liking. I suppose such is why I moved to the middle of nowhere New Mexico 20 some odd years ago. I get a kick out of driving my old pickup back there to visit family and friends. It really stands out in the sea of perfectly polished SUV’s every lady is driving. Always feel naked without the shotgun, AR, and at least one pistol in it though.


28 posted on 11/30/2012 8:38:55 AM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: caldera599

ITS OBAMA’S FAULT!


29 posted on 11/30/2012 9:13:22 AM PST by television is just wrong
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To: jboot
Very well said jboot, "There are more desperate people every day. I expect a LOT more of this, and soon".

Someone also once said "calling it your job don't make it right", words that are going to see many people in mourning.

30 posted on 11/30/2012 9:30:47 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: dangerdoc

Of course it was. He was coming to take the mans property away. That’s normally called “thievery”. Unless the a-hole doing it is wearing a badge anyway.


31 posted on 11/30/2012 9:40:59 AM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: jboot

Paraphrasing Jefferson, Government is not about reason. It is about force.

Updated: Government is a gun.


32 posted on 11/30/2012 10:13:30 AM PST by DPMD
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To: 2001convSVT

Not many Americans know what it to be desperate, alone and out of options. It is a severe test, especially for an older or unwell person. Take a man in those straits and subject him to the raw taking power of the State and you create a recipe for tragedy.


33 posted on 11/30/2012 10:14:50 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: DPMD
Government is a gun.

Which is the wrong tool for this application, hence the bad outcome.

34 posted on 11/30/2012 10:18:26 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: caldera599

This will just add to Banks being able to have their own SWAT teams for property repo.


35 posted on 11/30/2012 10:23:19 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: 2001convSVT

John Melencamp?

Rain on the Scarecrow:

Scarecrow on a wooden cross Blackbird in the barn
Four hundred empty acres that used to be my farm
I grew up like my daddy did My grandpa cleared this land
When I was five I walked the fence while grandpa held my hand

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry there’s no legacy for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

The crops we grew last summer weren’t enough to pay the loans
Couldn’t buy the seed to plant this spring and the Farmers Bank foreclosed
Called my old friend Schepman up to auction off the land
He said John it’s just my job and I hope you understand
Hey calling it your job ol’ hoss sure don’t make it right
But if you want me to I’ll say a prayer for your soul tonight
And grandma’s on the front porch swing with a Bible in her hand
Sometimes I hear her singing “Take me to the Promised Land”
When you take away a man’s dignity he can’t work his fields and cows

There’ll be blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Blood on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

Well there’s ninety-seven crosses planted in the courthouse yard
Ninety-seven families who lost ninety-seven farms
I think about my grandpa and my neighbors and my name
And some nights I feel like dyin’ Like that scarecrow in the rain

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry they’re just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow

Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
This land fed a nation This land made me proud
And Son I’m just sorry they’re just memories for you now
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow
Rain on the scarecrow Blood on the plow


36 posted on 11/30/2012 10:24:10 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Lurker
He was coming to take the mans property away. That’s normally called “thievery”. Unless the a-hole doing it is wearing a badge anyway.

The way I read it was that the owner had been evicted so should not have been there. It's just possible the officer was there to collect any pets left there so they wouldn't starve.

37 posted on 11/30/2012 10:33:51 AM PST by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: allmendream

Thank you, allmendream, I needed help with that one.


38 posted on 11/30/2012 11:38:25 AM PST by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Lurker

I guess sanity is a judgement call. Some people can rationalize about anything.

I once got a ticket for doing 57 in a 55, it felt like the officer was unjustly taking my property away.


39 posted on 11/30/2012 11:50:47 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: gaijin

And the jerk who shot through the door will be able to take really good care of his ‘family’ while living in prison.


40 posted on 11/30/2012 12:03:52 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Lurker

Right away, you have them over the barrel financially.


41 posted on 11/30/2012 2:28:59 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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