9 armed agents, a search warrant and three hours worth of detention for a whole staff

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    Because an animal rescue shelter took in a baby deer. They did reconnaissance , got a search warrant and sprung into action, old school style. The deer was scheduled to go to a proper shelter the next day, but instead they simply killed it. I guess when you have 9 armed guys and three hours worth of work, you have to kill something.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ggles-local-law-forbids-keeping-wildlife.html
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    Sounds like overkill to me. :ninja:

    The people who took the fawn caused it. How did they not know the mother was near by and afraid of them?
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    Never let common sense get in the way of police work.
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    Unfreakinbelievable. What an absolutely ludicrous use of taxpayer's money.
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    Yep, we need to give more power and increase the power of government.
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    Just 9 agents? I would have expected at least more than a skeleton crew to handle those bambi thieves.
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    The post-9/11 solution to every law enforcement problem: bring an army, storm the gate, secure the perimeter, immobilize the enemy combatants, and neutralize the threat. It appears the DNR's mouthpiece is lying about the fawn being euthanized later. What better way to punish a bunch of animal lovers than to kill a baby deer in front of them?
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    Although I haven't looked into the research in awhile, the underlying issue driving this has been the rise of SWAT type units, even in towns with small populations of less than 25k. This started well before 9/11 but then went into overdrive with all the government terrorism money floating around. And in part, this has led to an finding a need or rather, creating a need to use these specialized units. Well that can only lead to some really bad uses.
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    Actually, let me add. This started with the war on drugs in the 1980s. This monster has been the single greatest cause of police abuse and extreme tactics. After 9/11, it sharply increased, albeit it's expanded in many ways, not to mention we get a double whammy of an increasing surveillance state.
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    there is only one reasonable comment about this whole thing

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    I agree with this.

    Legalize most drugs and demilitarize the police force.

    And every warrant that is served where more than two armed police officers are there to serve the warrant, require one officer to be microphone and have a helmet camera. That way there is no doubt if the officers actually knocked, identified themselves and gave the people inside time to respond to knocking.
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    While clearly the (almost certainly hollow) death threats are as over the top as the original incident, it is funny and in a way refreshing to see people finally saying enough is enough on the craziness that has become the militarization of police forces, especially for things that shouldn't ever warrant anything more than a knock on the door and a discussion about how to resolve it.
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    Knock knock

    Yes?

    We are here to kill Bambi. Al 9 of us and if you get in the way Bambi won't be the only one who gets it.
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