A WTF Moment when Police Kill A Young Deer In Oakland, CA

by on May 5, 2010

in bruce's thoughts

A few days ago, a “terrifying” scenario was taking place in Oakland, CA where the police were forced to draw their firearms and shoot a wild deer 6 times. All the deer did was run through town and into a yard and found itself cornered. Out of fear for the safety of the public, the police officers were compelled to shoot Bambi dead.

He wasn’t making any threatening moves and I’m not sure why the officers felt compelled to kill the little guy.

As the deer roamed the city, it ended up behind an apartment, and the police had the entire apartment building evacuated. EVACUATED for a deer. Are you kidding me??? What? Was it some sort of J.J. Abrams’ atomic powered killer deer?

All this, and animal control officers on the scene. Some questioned why the Animal Control Officers didn’t tranq the deer, and it was said the officers weren’t “trained” in using the tranq guns. They could have killed the deer if the untrained officers tried to use them and didn’t load the chems up properly. We see how that went. (Then WTH were they carrying them for?)

And the Department of Fish & Game warden covering the area was around 30 minutes away.

So guys were there who could have tranqed the deer. The game warden responsible for the region was deemed too far away. Hence, the resolution was to kill it. I’m never missing another day of work or running a red light! Cripes, at least in Oakland. I just don’t get it. I’ve wrangled deer before. It really isn’t that hard.

Dang, glad there were no cops around last Friday morning in Menlo Park. I was driving to work at 5:30 in the morning, tailing 2 deer just prancing down the middle of the road by my place of employment! Sounds like a SWAT scenario if you ask the cops!

There’s more to be read at Inside Bay Area.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Bob May 11, 2010 at 12:21 pm

The first 6 shots fired were to maim and torture. The 7th shot was to kill the deer. Oakland sure has a sorry police department.

GK333 May 6, 2010 at 6:08 pm

Why is law enforcement synonymous with lack of common sense these days. They take the critical thinking out of everything and this is what we are stuck with. An inability to use common sense anymore!!

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