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Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer
WISN.com ^ | 8/1/2013 | Colleen Henry

Posted on 08/01/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT by fteuph

KENOSHA, Wis. —WISN 12 News investigates an operation raising questions about the use of government resources and the state policy that meant a death sentence for a fawn.

"It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said.

Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.

"(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Schulze said.

The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.

"When it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing," Schulze said.

Schulze videotaped the fawn they named Giggles during the two weeks she was there. The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter.

The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.

Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.

"I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day," Schulze said.

Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/armed-agents-raid-animal-shelter-for-baby-deer/-/9373668/21272108/-/wvh1n7z/-/index.html#ixzz2aifQoR1X

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: animals; donutwatch; fawn; swat; wisconsin
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1 posted on 08/01/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT by fteuph
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To: fteuph

Good thing they were all armed ... it might have come right at them!


2 posted on 08/01/2013 5:38:26 AM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: fteuph
Society of St. Francis

The name is the problem...

3 posted on 08/01/2013 5:39:24 AM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: fteuph

Tyranny always looks like this.


4 posted on 08/01/2013 5:43:25 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("See something, say something.")
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To: fteuph
The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter

I wonder how the anonymous caller would have felt if the JBT had managed to kill someone while pulling off their little SWAT fantasy?

Ah, scratch that. Anonymous probably hoped for the worst.

5 posted on 08/01/2013 5:46:54 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: fteuph

Anyone who thinks government is beneficent after reading this needs their head examined.


6 posted on 08/01/2013 5:47:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: fteuph

If they government has the time and money to do this then Sequester dod not go NEARLY far enough


7 posted on 08/01/2013 5:51:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: fteuph
Here is some backstory that may shed light on the situation. This looks to have been a SWATting by someone who didn't like the shelter director. Maybe even by a news reporter. I don't put anything past the "fourth estate".
8 posted on 08/01/2013 5:52:29 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: fteuph
The word amok was created for situations such as this.
9 posted on 08/01/2013 5:56:02 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: jboot

“Anonymous caller/witness” and “tip from a confidential informant” are both code words for lies they make up to go on their fishing expeditions to get a charge on anotherwise innocent party. Usually a party that they don’t like or jealouse of.


10 posted on 08/01/2013 6:03:46 AM PDT by sport
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To: jboot

The ‘Fourth Estate” is the FIFTH COLUMN!!!


11 posted on 08/01/2013 6:08:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: fteuph

Let me get this straight....they arrived en masse, sedated the baby deer, and then took it someplace else, and killed it.

Wondering how much cheaper, and humane it would have been to blood test the little deer first to see if it had any of the nasties they were concerned about.

Seems in our currently leftist dominated bureaucracies the tendency is to swarm it, kill it, and then excuse it after blaming someone else. I notice one of the most important factors in being a Leftist is one must be a major coward.

The reasoning behind not telling the shelter they were coming is an absolute ridiculous joke. Huge difference between the evil of drug dealing, and the humanity, and love of innocent creatures.

My GOD look at the resources these disgusting people used to prepare, and raid that shelter with the intent to kill that baby deer. I say it was a training exersize, and everyone other than government was collateral damage one way, or another. It’s the Leftist way. No respect for other life, or liberty, just for themselves.


12 posted on 08/01/2013 6:14:25 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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The DNR told WISN 12 News despite the allegations outlined in its search warrant, it will file no charges against the shelter.

Gee Wally, that was swell of them wasn't it?

13 posted on 08/01/2013 6:15:45 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: GilesB

The State Agency should be closed. Clearly, local dog-catchers would do a better job of managing animals.

And all those macho “swatters” should be re-assigned to un-armed, un-armored foot patrol duties in high-crime areas.


14 posted on 08/01/2013 6:20:31 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: fteuph
Memo to any Republican who truly wants to be President Of Whatever Is Left Of The United States Of America:

Call for the demilitarization of government bureaucracies.

15 posted on 08/01/2013 6:21:15 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: fteuph

When all you have is a hammer, every problem, even ones that can be addressed with a polite phone call, looks like a nail that needs to be pounded.


16 posted on 08/01/2013 6:21:42 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Ann Archy

+1


17 posted on 08/01/2013 6:24:21 AM PDT by jboot (It can happen here because it IS happening here.)
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To: fteuph
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18 posted on 08/01/2013 6:26:15 AM PDT by baddog 219
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"Could you have made a phone call before showing up, I mean, that's a lot of resources," WISN 12 News investigative reporter Colleen Henry asked.

"If a sheriff's department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don't call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up," Niemeyer said

So serving a warrant for an errant deer at a shelter is equivalent to doing a drug bust. Excellent logic.

19 posted on 08/01/2013 6:30:37 AM PDT by dfwright (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left (Eccl. 10:2, NIV))
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To: fteuph

What sort of scum makes an anonymous call to report a rescued fawn, knowing the State’s only solution is death?

I hope the callers and the death squad are proud. May they reap what they sow.

Governor Scott Walker must step up, take responsibility, and stop State-sponsored cruelty, and the gross waste of public resources used to carry it out.


20 posted on 08/01/2013 6:33:23 AM PDT by Chewbarkah
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