I can not believe how fast the week has gone by. I hope that everyone is doing good. Drew has not been able to get out to do to much birding with the change in the weather lately. It is either to cold to get out or to foggy outside. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Here are your questions.
1) Do you follow the NFL football?
2) Have you ever been to a football game?
3) Who is your favorite football team?
4) Do you think the Green Bay Packers will make it to the Superbowl this year?
"RACINE — The police shooting of a dog
during a search warrant operation late last year was justified,
according to a Racine Police Department administrative review.
to The Journal Times on Wednesday evening, the findings of the review
also found that the actions taken by police did not violate department
policies, Racine Police Chief Art Howell stated.
reviewed the Nov. 30 incident, which occurred at a residence in the
2000 block of Kearney Avenue, after the dog’s owner, Sara Harmon,
reached out to The Journal Times, saying police shot her dog, a
2-year-old English bulldog named Sugar, for 'no reason.'
a personal level, as a dog owner, I have compassion and empathy for
anyone who has known the trauma of losing a pet,' Howell wrote in an
email Wednesday. 'As tragic as the outcome was in this case, the review
process revealed no wrongdoing or malice in the actions taken.'
Hello, my Post Toasties and Kellogg's Corn Flakes! How are you? Enjoying this climate change induced weather? When it snows a foot in July, maybe then the disbelievers will admit they're wrong. Actually, by the time that the big shot powers-that-be admit anything, it'll be too late. Glub, blub, blub. If a scientist told one of those people that he or she was damaged and needed immediate attention, they'd run to the Emergency Room. So how come those same people disbelieve the scientists on global warming? Because it interferes with the big shots' plans to drain the Earth of all its oil, gas, and coal. Really. The days of Big Oil are numbered anyway. These guys should be working on alternative energy sources before the hammer comes down on oil. Do you remember how in the 1960's people laughed at Japanese and other foreign produced vehicles? Who's laughing now? The utter idiocy of some people baffles me. They can't think past the end of their noses. If you call them on it, they'll fight to the end to maintain their idiocy. In their world, you're either one thing or the other. No in between. There's no gray and no compromise. Personally, I want to say f*ck them. Goddamned knob shines who are more interested in some stinking TV show than their own lives. I guess maybe because their lives are so boring?
Aaron Rodgers and the boys nuked the Dallas Cowboys. Next, they take on the Atlanta Falcons this Sunday at 3 pm. The wonderful Green Bay Packers have been on fire for weeks now, often winning in the last few seconds of the games. I feel more comfortable with a little more margin, but these guys must know what they're doing. Dare we start thinking about the Super Bowl?
"Ringling Bros. Circus to Close After 146 Years"
Oh my. What a shame that future generations won't be able to experience the circus. Maybe a circus exists elsewhere? In Europe, perhaps, or south of us. I haven't gone to the circus for awhile, but I pray there's some way to save this one.
And, of course, "circus" makes me think of Racine City Hall. Ringmaster Lying John has blubbered consistently that Machinery Row and the arena WILL be built, even if he has to do it himself. Why is it so hard for him to hear his constituents? Why, in a democracy, is he constantly ramming poop down our throats? Madame Zoltar has placed the Official Zoltar Curse™ on you. When's the next election so we can get rid of this bum? Better yet, why doesn't someone catch him with his hand in the cookie jar? Then we could dump him right away.
Finally: Trump. We're doomed.
Thank you, lads and lassies, for visiting my blog today and giving it a read. I love all of my readers. I hope you have a great week ahead. I hope your whole life is great.
We're supposed to remain in the 30's and 40's for the rest of the week. That's fine by me. I just hate the subzero temperatures that are normally part of January. Come back, sun. We need you. Just like I need the JT Irregulars. I love you all. Take care of yourselves.
Compliments of the City of Racine Militarized Police.
On the average day, about
25 dogs are shot by law enforcement in the USA.
In many of these shootings, cops kill dogs because of poor training. But some of these dog killing cops are just plain THUGS.
There are no natural instincts in mankind that
prompts humans to shoot dogs. Dogs are man’s best friend? RIGHT ?
dogs is not a normal knee jerk reaction. We at RCC refer to most of these cop shooting “instincts”
as aggression and/or cowardice.
Who wants a cop that is an asshole, or a
coward? Nobody I know.
Wearing a badge doesn’t excuse derelict and egregious
conduct. Cops must be held under the same or higher standards of
conduct by the District Attorney's office just as common citizens are
investigated. Citizens are heavily scrutinized when they discharge a
weapon or kill a dog in our county, but law enforcement gets a get out
out jail free card.
Below is the past responses from the Racine County District Attorney'' office every time a dog is killed by law enforcement.
Federal Court rulings affirm the following: Federal
sister Court’s have already concluded that, “‘the use of deadly force
against a household pet is reasonable only if the pet poses an
[imminent] danger and the use of force is unavoidable.’” Robinson
v. Pezzat, 818 F.3d 1, 7 (D.C. Cir. 2016) (quoting Viilo v. Eyre, 547
F.3d 707, 710 (7th Cir. 2008) (holding that the unreasonable killing of a
companion dog constitutes a seizure under the Fourth Amendment). See
also Mayfield v. Bethards, 826 F.3d 1252, 1256 (10th Cir. 2016) (holding
that killing a dog constitutes a violation of the dog owner’s Fourth
Amendment rights absent a warrant or some exception to the warrant
requirement); Carroll v. Cty. of Monroe, 712 F.3d 649, 651 (2d Cir.
2013) (holding that the unreasonable killing of a companion animal
constitutes an unconstitutional seizure of personal property under the
Fourth Amendment); Hells Angels, 402 F.3d at 975−78 (holding that the
killing of guard dogs was unreasonable under the Fourth Amendment where
“the officers were not presented with exigent circumstances that
necessitated killing the dogs”); Brown v. Muhlenberg Twp., 269 F.3d 205,
211 (3d Cir. 2001) (same); cf. Altman v. City of High Point, 330 F.3d
194, 204−05 (4th Cir. 2003) (holding that privately owned dogs were
effects subject to the protections of the Fourth Amendment but officers’
actions of shooting and killing the dog were objectively reasonable).
our own community of Racine County, we only
have to look at the November 1, 2014 incident where City of Racine
Police arrived at a
calm scene regarding dog poop. A calm scene that due to poor
investigative techniques and mistakes by RPD, was escalated into a
militaized police incident, executing a friendly dog named Angel as it
walked in its own front yard. You may read more here: http://justice4angel.blogspot.com/
as in 2014, "the Gales of November Came Early" in late November of 2016
with another Racine County dog execution incident during an executed no
knock search warrant. A two year old english bulldog dog named "Sugar"
was executed in her own home for doing what dogs do. Joseph and Sara
Harmon of the 2000 block of Kearney Ave stated the following: "Police
reportedly told the family that it is protocol to kill the dog during
the search warrant, and that was all of the information the family was
reportedly given" according to the Racine Journal Times. We
at RCC plan to file Wisconsin Public Records Request regarding the
above incident and will keep our readers informed of our progress.
Milwaukee County, their communities problems regarding cops killing
dogs are even larger, to include ricocheting bullets that injure humans.
On an average year, U.S. mail carriers report around 6,000 dog
bites a year. This number doesn’t include total yearly incidents of dog
contacts, which is in the millions of incidents per year. And yet, you don’t see post office employees
going postal and killing hundreds of dogs a year as law enforcement does.
have theories here at RCC, the theories being that many cops kill dogs
because the cops are either cowards, thugs or enforcers that kill dogs
to punish the owners.
What's your theory?
In the meantime.......
Wisconsin should embrace mandatory training for law
enforcement regarding canine encounters and expand the use of “less than deadly
force” training and tools.
Both our community and law enforcement will benefit from such
From rhe Shepherd Express
, Art Kumbalek comes with his column "Art For Art's Sake," more or less every Tuesday. Art's been doing this for more than 30 years, so he must have something to say.
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