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Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk
Gazette.com ^ | 1/7/13 | AP

Posted on 01/07/2013 9:57:47 AM PST by GSWarrior

BOULDER — Several hundred people turned out for a vigil in Boulder for an elk killed by a police officer.

Those honoring the dead elk on Sunday lit candles, sang and told stories.

The elk was fatally shot by a Boulder police officer, who has been placed on leave. An off-duty officer suspected of assisting in loading the animal’s body into a pickup truck is also on leave.

According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: animalwhackos; colorado; guns; leo; wildlife
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I think this was the elk that bit my sister a few years ago.
1 posted on 01/07/2013 9:57:51 AM PST by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

There’s a bunch of folks who have their priorities straight. (sarc)


2 posted on 01/07/2013 10:00:45 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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To: GSWarrior

Is there any cheese at the vigil?


3 posted on 01/07/2013 10:00:50 AM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: GSWarrior

The take-home message is that if you want to round up Obama voters, just kill an elk.


4 posted on 01/07/2013 10:01:30 AM PST by SpaceBar
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To: GSWarrior
Boulder residents hold vigil for dead elk

Where I"m from, that's called a Bar-B-Que.

5 posted on 01/07/2013 10:01:52 AM PST by tbpiper
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To: GSWarrior

Did the elk get to someones table? if not, thats a shame.


6 posted on 01/07/2013 10:02:03 AM PST by RitchieAprile (the obstreperous gentleman..)
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To: GSWarrior

What a bunch od wankers.


7 posted on 01/07/2013 10:02:42 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: tbpiper

Ha!


8 posted on 01/07/2013 10:03:00 AM PST by GSWarrior (Click HERE to read entire tagline.)
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To: GSWarrior

Where’s the vigil for the murdered unborn in CO?


9 posted on 01/07/2013 10:03:00 AM PST by wesagain (The God (Elohim) of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the One True GOD.)
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To: GSWarrior

When they get done grieving over that elk they can come to my place and grieve over the squirrel that got run over this morning. I am overwhelmed with grief and could sure use some emotional support right now. hahahahahaha


10 posted on 01/07/2013 10:03:12 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: GSWarrior

perhaps those animal activists should post the elk’s death on the twitter #gundeaths tracker pushed by slate magazine.

Just add all the animal deaths since they consider this murder too.


11 posted on 01/07/2013 10:04:01 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: MileHi

od = of


12 posted on 01/07/2013 10:04:01 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: GSWarrior

If an elk roast was not served or was wasted, that’s a damn shame, IMO!!


13 posted on 01/07/2013 10:04:26 AM PST by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: GSWarrior
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure.

Attorneys for the dozens of other elk in the state who were killed by bears and wolves that day ought to file a lawsuit demanding equal treatment for their clients. :)

14 posted on 01/07/2013 10:04:29 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Hardraade
Is there any cheese at the vigil?

Hope so, need a lot to go with the whine. Man stupid runs deep with liberals. Its an ELK folks, not your spirit guide leading you to find closure, and celebration.

Tis rumored that once this was a Godly Nation, not a nation of little gods. Can not really tell at this point for all the idol worship.

15 posted on 01/07/2013 10:05:39 AM PST 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: GSWarrior

Well, there’s a great big cluster of stupid standing in one place.

The only thing lacking with this picture is a sticker on the back of each participant saying “please taunt me and give me a wedgie.”


16 posted on 01/07/2013 10:06:18 AM PST by lurk
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To: GSWarrior

It’s to bad that someone didn’t show up with a Right to Life Sign. That would have abruptly ended the insane vigil for the dead elk?


17 posted on 01/07/2013 10:07:15 AM PST by zbogwan2
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To: Hardraade

I once dropped a peanut butter & jelly sandwich on the floor.
Although upset, I didn’t hold a candlelight vigil.
I’ll have to rethink that next time for the healing process. Sarc..


18 posted on 01/07/2013 10:07:31 AM PST by Morris70
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To: GSWarrior

they sound like they must know these folks even though they are 2000 miles away in the Pisgah range of North Carolina

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G880gxjj9dI

pretty indicative of the difference between the cowboy Colorado of my 1960s and 70s youth and the progressive idiots of today

a loss of a national treasure I can tell ya


19 posted on 01/07/2013 10:07:56 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: T-Bird45

It appears no official report was made, and an off-duty
officer was called to come retrieve the elk for butchering.

They are still investigating.
The elk was known locally as “Big-Boy”, and normally roamed the area from what I understand.


20 posted on 01/07/2013 10:08:32 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: Wordkraft

Reminds me of the moose that was killed in Natick, MA some years ago. The moose had wandered into a residential neighborhood and was casually munching on some shrubbery. A crowd gathered to ooh and aah. Photos were taken and children gathered. The police arrived and shot the moose with what most in the crowd thought was a tranquilizer gun.

There was a smattering of applause as the moose sunk clumsily to its knees. Tranqulized - the crowd thought...

But the moose had been SHOT DEAD. The cops thought that the moose presented a hazard in such a crowded environment.

Citizens of Natick were outraged. The story made national and world news. The talk-shows were alive as people weighed in on the horror that had taken place in suburbia.

But the best was yet to come. It came out that the dead moose carcass had been un-ceremoniously tossed in the town dump. The grieving began anew...


21 posted on 01/07/2013 10:10:14 AM PST by Paisan
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To: GSWarrior

hope they had a bbq I like mine medium rare


22 posted on 01/07/2013 10:12:11 AM PST by dmyhra
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To: SpaceBar
The take-home message is that if you want to round up Obama voters, just kill an elk.

We have a winner!

23 posted on 01/07/2013 10:15:50 AM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas
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To: GSWarrior

All we are saying......is give elk a chance.


24 posted on 01/07/2013 10:16:54 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GSWarrior
"...organizers wanted to give people an opportunity to grieve, celebrate and find closure."

Several. Hundred. Attended. It's a fornicating ungulate. You want closure? When life gives you a dead elk, make burgers.
25 posted on 01/07/2013 10:18:27 AM PST by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: GSWarrior

All elk aside, for some time now I’ve been wondering what exactly is the purpose of all these candlelight vigils.

Makes people feel good, I guess.....


26 posted on 01/07/2013 10:21:04 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: GSWarrior

That poor animal, and all you people can do is joke about it. This is series, and the level of my disappointment in you is hugh.


27 posted on 01/07/2013 10:27:57 AM PST by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: GSWarrior
It probably looked like this.
28 posted on 01/07/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by Disambiguator
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To: Wordkraft

Can we get addresses of all the “mourners”?

I for one would want to know how many of these nimrods resided near me.


29 posted on 01/07/2013 10:32:16 AM PST by LadyBuck (Strangeways, here we come....)
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To: GSWarrior

I am a long time member of the B.P.O.E. and I don’t appreciate it when people make jokes when one of us gets snuffed by the coppers.


30 posted on 01/07/2013 10:36:02 AM PST by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: GSWarrior

There are actually comments from these freaks of nature here...

http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_22322028/residents-mourn-boulder-elk-at-candlelight-vigil#


31 posted on 01/07/2013 10:38:02 AM PST by soycd
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To: GSWarrior

Typical for the post-Christian Druids of Boulder. If they can find volunteers, they’ll be doing human sacrifices next.


32 posted on 01/07/2013 10:39:35 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: Wordkraft
It does make you question what they hold deer.

Maybe they were just looking for an excuse to protest against the policeman and his elk.

I think there should be a rule that all elk threads have pictures of Elkie.

33 posted on 01/07/2013 10:41:38 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: GSWarrior

“Yes, brothers and sisters, Ed the Elk was a beloved member of our community. But, he had overcome many problems in his life. You see, Ed was an elkaholic. You could find him down at the bars most every night.”


34 posted on 01/07/2013 10:45:52 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GSWarrior

The shooting was a spontaneous response to an offensive You Tube video posted by the elk.


35 posted on 01/07/2013 10:50:19 AM PST by GreenHornet
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To: GSWarrior

Sounds like dinner to me.


36 posted on 01/07/2013 10:50:55 AM PST by Rappini (Veritas vos Liberabit)
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To: GSWarrior

Not much of news story, lacks detail. It sounds to me like the elk was poached.


37 posted on 01/07/2013 10:52:55 AM PST by WinMod70
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To: shelterguy

“When they get done grieving over that elk they can come to my place and grieve over the squirrel that got run over this morning. I am overwhelmed with grief and could sure use some emotional support right now. hahahahahaha”

Really! So you equate an accident where someone runs over a squirrel with the wanton shooting of an elk? This isn’t about animals big or small dying, it’s about out of control cops. But I guess that’s beyond your sphere of comprehension this morning!


38 posted on 01/07/2013 10:56:41 AM PST by vette6387
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To: GSWarrior
When did Boulder become Berkeley ?
39 posted on 01/07/2013 11:00:53 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: GSWarrior

“Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: “ (Romans 1:21-24)


40 posted on 01/07/2013 11:02:02 AM PST by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a contrite damned+destitute sinner, trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Paisan

Your story reminds me of what the city manager in Eureka, Ca ditetrars ago. They had an old black bear at the city zoo. I don’t remember all the details but due to budget cuts they decided to get rid of the bear. So the city manager just sent a couple of guys over to the zoo and they shot the bear. Much outrage and hilarity ensued. Manager ended up being fired. Apparently black bears are precious around here. Who knew?


41 posted on 01/07/2013 11:09:58 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: Lurkina.n.Learnin

“ditetrars”

Damn iPad
What he did years ago


42 posted on 01/07/2013 11:12:07 AM PST by Lurkina.n.Learnin (Superciliousness is the essence of Obama)
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To: GSWarrior

This reminds me of the youtube video where the hippies were cvrying over a fallen tree...


43 posted on 01/07/2013 11:24:38 AM PST by GraceG
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To: TurboZamboni

Boulder has always been Berkeley at altitude. My sister is a CU alum. Nothing’s changed since she went there in the late 1960’s.


44 posted on 01/07/2013 11:27:33 AM PST by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: WinMod70

What has the locals riled up is that the elk was a regular in the neighborhood, and it was shot by an on duty cop and later taken home and butchered my another off duty cop.

No police report was filed even though any cop must report any weapons discharge. The Game Commission was not notified either.

The Boulder cops have been under fire after other incidents lately, including DUI arrests of a detective who had been stopped 44 times, and also the head of the DUI unit who was so loaded she had to pull over because she couldn’t drive period.


45 posted on 01/07/2013 11:38:28 AM PST by Second Amendment First ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..." - Thomas Jefferson.)
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To: GSWarrior

Come on, people! They have hunting trips in Colorado so that you can shoot elk. Elk meat is very good.


46 posted on 01/07/2013 11:41:50 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: WinMod70

Yep, local neighborhood elk was poached.

Looks like the cops have progressed from dogs to large animals. The local circus may need additional security.


47 posted on 01/07/2013 11:43:55 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: DannyTN

You mean Elke, Elke Summer.

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0813961


48 posted on 01/07/2013 11:45:21 AM PST by George from New England (escaped CT in 2006, now living north of Tampa)
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To: GSWarrior
“I know a lot of us have had a lot of anger, a lot of questions, a lot of uncertainty,” [vigil organizer Jim Riemersma] said. “Tonight's a celebration, a celebration of the elk. We loved him. But I think he loved us, too, because he returned to this neighborhood.”

Oh boy. Sounds like way too much projection going on here.

49 posted on 01/07/2013 11:50:35 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: GSWarrior

This reminds me of the youtube video where the hippies were cvrying over a fallen tree...


50 posted on 01/07/2013 11:54:21 AM PST by GraceG
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