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Oakland Police Shoot and Kill Deer for No Reason

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.

It was shot at six or seven times. Some children had followed the deer to the backyard because of their curiosity and excitement. Police officers arrived and apparently deemed the situation a public safety issue. They had the area cleared of people and then killed the deer.

Animal control and the Dept. of Fish and Game had been notified but police officers arrived in the neighborhood first. A spokesperson for the police department stated that officers are allowed to kill animals with injuries or that are posing a threat. A witness to the incident, however, stated “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.

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7:26AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

I liked the comment by Jennifer S. about how "we have all heard the addage, Big Gun, SMALL Apendage. These cops must have been the size of a peanut!" The decisions made by the higher-ups in law enforcement that lead to officers with a weapon......to attack and kill, and not to protect and serve. They have gotten so haughty that they have forgotten that they are "public servants" on the public payroll. They are not "our lords and masters." A lot have become "the American Taliban."

11:17PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

Horribly sad story, thank you.

10:50PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

THERE SHOULD BE A PETITION TO DISMISS HIS FROM HIS JOB. LETS GET THIS GUY OFF HIS JOB AS HE MIGHT DO MANY MORE INNOCENT KILLINGS.

10:47PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

bloddy police. merciless idiot. Use yr common sense more . U dont fit to be a police but a MERCILESS TALIBAN. BLODDY CRIMINAL .

12:21PM PST on Jan 24, 2012

HUUH i get really problems with hearing such things more and more and cannot help them really.
There are tooo much of killers.
I PERSONALLY WISH TORTURERES THAT THEY NEVER CAN SLEEP IN NIGHTS AND BE TORTURED BY THEIR OWN DRAMAS: EMPTINESS IN THEIR BRAINS and HEARTS. AND HOPE THEY WILL FIND THEIR MASTER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

Thank you !


11:04AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

The cop has to be retarded or just a plain idiot because NO baby deer is a threat to anybody.

8:58AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

horrible.

5:39AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

Is there a petition?

5:39AM PST on Jan 24, 2012

horrible

10:01AM PST on Jan 20, 2012

Video removed.. But some people think that just because they have a badge and a gun they can shot anything. Hope action was taken against shooter.

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