posted on Jun, 12 2013 @ 03:06 PM
The police department was getting reamed on their Facebook page and had to shut it down for a while.
The North Ridgeville Police Department said it was forced to take down its Facebook page for hours on Monday due to “overwhelming abuse.”
“We are firm believers in everyone having their right to express their opinions about what we do, even dissenting, but they must
maintain a level of common decency,” the department wrote on its page on Tuesday. “We created this post to give you a place to speak out
for or against what is being reported. Please be respectful of others and use the manners that you were all raised with. Thank
I'm sure the irony of the statement was lost on the police officials.
They sure didn't show any common decency or manners when dealing with the
As of now, the page is back up. Here are some of the better posts showing there were better options.
North Ridgeville Police FB
Trisha Spriggs Mills
The Girl Scouts in North Ridgeville earned a badge last year by learning how to do trap release of feral cats...
They took calls, raised money for spay/neuter and were able to trap and release 20-something cats in North Ridgeville...maybe they should be given
this guys job..they did it better.
Kelly Smick Ohio SPCA
According to a statement provided to the media and posted on the North Ridgeville Police Department's Facebook page, " Research and other animal
organizations accept shooting as an acceptable means of euthanasia." No HUMANE organization would recommend that non-threatening animals be shot as a
method of euthanasia. The use of gunshot to end an animal's life should only be used when an animal is attacking or has been injured so seriously that
ending suffering must be immediate. The 8 to 10 week-old kittens posed no immediate threat to anyone. Trap, Neuter, and Release Programs (TNR) have
been in place in a multitude of cities and towns throughout Ohio and the United States for years. Humane societies and shelters not choosing TNR as an
option, should only be using Euthanasia by Injection (EBI).
Police, being police are going to defend one of their own, no matter how outrageous his behavior. Only by applying overwhelming pressure does any cop
get held accountable for their crimes. I hope the people keep up the pressure enough for an independent investigation into this matter.
edit on 6/12/13 by FortAnthem because: ___________ extra DIV