Oakland Police Shoot and Kill Baby Deer for No Reason *(VIDEO WARNING)*

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:54 PM
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On Monday night, a deer that was about one-year-old wandered into the backyard of a residence in East Oakland. A neighborhood man, Anthony Weems, recorded amateur video footage of the police shooting the deer.

Police officers arrived and apparently deemed the situation a public safety issue. They had the area cleared of people and then killed the deer.


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A WITNESS is quoted saying:


“The deer was scared. It wasn’t doing anything. The whole time, it was in the corner, shaking.” It seems likely that such a young deer was merely lost and confused. Shooting an innocent, harmless animal is such a peculiar and cruel act. It solves nothing, and is very likely to have caused emotional distress to the local residents, including the children.


WARNING: GRAPHIC!






EDIT:

You know I was truly hoping I wouldn't have to spoon feed this trip around on a thread but after reading a few of the replies?

Gawd here we go again.

This thread - or rather my point in this thread - has VERY LITTLE to do with the death of a small defenseless deer. Sad loss but Bambi was in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The thread however (IMO) has a great deal to do with the fundamentally deranged and maniacal cops that misuse their power and cause, IMO terror and mistrust and fear everywhere they go (these days)...

You really think this would have happened 20 years ago?
10 years ago?

Point being, I truly believe the police have an agenda =

MAKE THE PEOPLE FEAR US.


Period.

If this isn't a fine example of the ongoing change in law enforcement I just don't know what is.

peace




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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:57 PM
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MMMM deer! I see no problem with shooting it. If I could of done it legally I would have myself. I wonder what was done with the carcas after?
That might be an even better story.
Usually animals like this deer you see here end up being brought to a butcher and donated to homelss or needy families.
At least here in AK thats what they do, I am not sure about anywhere else.

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 03:58 PM
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MMMM deer! I see no problem with shooting it.


Are you completely deranged?

It took more than ONE SHOT.
It isn't deer season.
The deer wasn't even legal catch in season - not even a 'button' deer!
No public hazard that.
In a BACK YARD.
Using a semi-auto pistol.
WITH CHILDREN AS A WITNESS.
And for NO REASON?


GET A GRIP.

It's people like you who give gun owners and hunters a bad name.

Oh, and for your info?
I've hunted practically all my life, pistol, rifle, bow.
So don't even BEGIN to GO THERE with me!




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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:01 PM
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I forced myself to watch the video in whole this time... (I shut it down after the first shot my first go around.)

6-7 shots and the little baby deer wasn't even dead yet! Big bad tough-man he=-man cops with semi auto pistols couldn't 'take out' Bambi humanely???

And finally - after far too many shots and far too many seconds the cop quips 'Ok!'

What! Did they think it was rabid???

No wonder people want hand guns to be banned!
You can bet your Bambi-Boots none of the kids that witnessed this are going to grow up as members of the NRA~!





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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:02 PM
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My God... how many times did they have to shoot? I think it is absurd they shot it in the 1st place....for public safety? ha
Even so, they SHOULD have done it with one shot.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:11 PM
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Well, if the first shot doesn't kill it, you keep shooting to make sure its as dead as you can make it before it gets away.

I don't give hunters a bad name, they do that to themselves, and these were not hunters,they were on-duty cops. I don't get the reasoning either, but it made me hungry.

I have a fine grasp on things, especially when it comes to hunting, but might just have a difference of opinion.

I still would like to know where this animal ended up after being shot, especially something like this that could feed someone, although with that many bullets, it's probibly blood-shot and ruined.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:21 PM
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Just a animal, get over it. Nothing to see here.
Really it's going more and more crazy around here with all those "oooooh somebody should an animal, kill him, crucify him, burn him, send him to hell" mentality.
At least you can cook, eat and enjoy a deer and i bet they did it after killing it. So it served it's purpose as walking food.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:25 PM
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Thinking on public safty, that deer could have wandered into traffic and gotten hit and killed someone and itself. A deer wandering around in a city is dangerous. Its a danger to itself and to the public in general because it could very easily end up in the wrong place at the wrong time and cause an accident. Just my thoughts on public safty and deer.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:27 PM
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A complete lack of respect for life. Has there ever been any documented cases of 1 year old deer attacking and harming a child before?

All they had to do was get a fair sized cardboard box and take it to an animal sanctuary.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:33 PM
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Hopefully Oakland police Sgt. Terrance West pays 'deer'ly for his actions.


The incident began when two Oakland Housing Authority officers spotted the deer running on the 8700 block of Birch Street about 10:30 a.m., said housing authority spokesman Marcus Walton. The officers saw the deer running into the carport on 90th Avenue behind a home belonging to Kim McElmore. The animal then jumped a fence and ended up in Brian Campbell's backyard.

The housing authority officers notified Oakland animal control and the state Department of Fish and Game, Walton said.

But sources said that before a state game warden could arrive, Oakland police Sgt. Terrance West ordered another officer to kill the deer. The officer, whose name was not released, fired several shots, but the deer did not die immediately, so he fired several more shots, Weems said. A total of six or seven shots were fired but it was not known how many hit the deer.

Source.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:34 PM
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A deer that is cornered in a backyard with little children is a public hazard that should be considered very dangerous, no matter the age.

But as someone who has hunted their entire life, you already knew that didn't you.

Now as someone who has hunted their entire life you also know that their is one sweet spot on a deer, not counting the head. You probably know that if you don't hit that sweet then a deer will not likely die.

Even with a high powered rifle, getting a deer to drop in one shot is considered a thing worth bragging about amongst hunters.

It is a shame that these guys were not hunters and handled this situation the only way their city up bringing has taught them. They saw a scared wild animal and they saw children. They chose to kill the deer and they did a poor job of it, but to call this police abuse is nothing more then you being over dramatic.

If you tell me that every time you shot a deer it was one shot one kill I will be the first to point my finger at you and call you a liar. So if all your shots aren't one shot one kill how can you point your holier than thou finger at someone else who didn't kill the deer with one shot?

I have hunted all my life too, the differance between you and me is that I am telling the truth and not being judgemental and over dramatic.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:36 PM
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Well, at least the Police Chief isn't happy with what happened in this incident. Hopefully, they'll review their policies and train the officers better so nothing like this ever happens again.


Deer didn't have to die, Oakland police chief confirms

OAKLAND — A young male deer roaming the streets in an urban East Oakland neighborhood Saturday morning was a startling sight, but residents soon became even more perplexed when police officers shot and killed the animal.

The incident was caught on video and has gone viral on the Internet, stirring up concern from animal lovers. Oakland police have launched an investigation into the shooting.

"I was in tears after it happened," said Kim McLemore, who lives in the 1700 block of 90th Avenue. The deer had run through McLemore's carport and jumped a fence into the yard of a rental unit behind her home. She said she spoke with the officers who eventually shot the animal.

Police officials are also questioning the shooting of the deer.

"I'm unhappy with the results of this incident," Oakland police Chief Anthony Batts said in a statement Tuesday. "I do not like what I saw (in the video). We are reviewing our policies and our procedures surrounding this incident to ensure that something like this does not happen again. I understand the importance of life and am working toward implementing strategies that will result in humane outcomes in our future contacts with wildlife."

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"The police kept everyone out of there," she said. "They evacuated the apartment building behind that unit. And my sister took my kids down the street. And then they shot at it at least six times. Pop pop. No kids saw it, and then the way the cars were, they couldn't have seen it when they brought it out. But there are still bullet fragments in the fence."

Neighbors questioned why animal control officers, who had tranquilizer guns, did not use them. But police said those officers were not trained to use the specialized guns.

"Our officers and even animal control officers are not equipped to deal with wildlife of that nature," Thomason said. "But I don't know why they have (tranquilizer guns) if they don't know how to use them. That's all part of our investigation."

Read more: Contra Costa Times



That's just freakin awesome, they had the tranq guns but, didn't know how to use them.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 04:43 PM
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Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by Darkblade71
 




MMMM deer! I see no problem with shooting it.


Are you completely deranged?

It took more than ONE SHOT.
It isn't deer season.
The deer wasn't even legal catch in season - not even a 'button' deer!
No public hazard that.
In a BACK YARD.
Using a semi-auto pistol.
WITH CHILDREN AS A WITNESS.
And for NO REASON?


GET A GRIP.

It's people like you who give gun owners and hunters a bad name.

Oh, and for your info?
I've hunted practically all my life, pistol, rifle, bow.
So don't even BEGIN to GO THERE with me!




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Its like beating a dead horse, Police are baboons with no feelings for life, just to carry a gun around and feel big about it around helpless people makes me shutter. I will teach me kids whats wrong with this.


Why didnt they rope it? Not talented enough


[edit on 8-5-2010 by colt122]



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:08 PM
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If they do it to a helpless wildlife then imagine what they would do to a helpless human being if they can get away with it.....



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corrected error

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posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:10 PM
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I am assuming you meant helpless and not hopeless.

Using that assumption, tell me what makes you think that deer was helpless?

Is it because it looks cute and adorable?



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:23 PM
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Dog versus Deer www.youtube.com...

so tell me, wheres the love now pig?
is it here? www.geckoandfly.com...



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:31 PM
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Wow. This is unreal. I couldn't bring my self to watch it.

I understand that people are hunters and they enjoy killing animals. I have no desire to ever do that but i can understand why people do it. But doing something like this is just horrid. If the deer runs out into the street and gets hit, so what!?! No one cares if that happens. Where i live you see dead deer on the side of the road all the time and THAT bothers me because if we didn't build the roads they wouldn't be killed.

We are becoming barbarians. I wonder if all the violent movies, tv shows and video games have anything to do with this? Are we becoming too desensitized?

We need to let women rule the world. Good lord.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:38 PM
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Originally posted by Ferris.Bueller.II
Hopefully Oakland police Sgt. Terrance West pays 'deer'ly for his actions.



But sources said that before a state game warden could arrive, Oakland police Sgt. Terrance West ordered another officer to kill the deer.

Source.


This is the exact thing that bothers me. Keep people away from it and let animal control handle the situation. Even if you care nothing for the animal, repeated discharging of firearms in a populated area is not a very wise idea. They say they evacuated the buildings behind the animal, but tell that to someone who has a nice new bullet hole in their bedroom wall.



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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That's disgusting! Don't you people in the US have animal control? What could that poor animal do, except jump a few high fences? I've hunted Springbok and Impala in SA, but that's in the wild and approved.

This is sick! That animal was endangering nobody!
And don't tell me it's hoofs could hurt you, if You knew what You were doing!



posted on May, 8 2010 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by Miracle Man
reply to post by silo13
 


A deer that is cornered in a backyard with little children is a public hazard that should be considered very dangerous, no matter the age.


I live is a city where Deer are a constant companion. The most dangerous part of these deer being present is that they crap in your yard. I have seen whole families of deer in my backyard, and they pose no threat what so ever.
In my city, the police ordering the officer to kill that deer, and the officer who shot it would both be up on charges.

As a hunter your whole life, you would know that you don't kill deer that are as young as the one in the video. Absolutely a senseless kill, no matter how you cut it.

..Ex





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