Oakland Police Shoot Confused Fawn in Residential Backyard

W.T.F?

“OAKLAND — The police department is investigating why officers shot a male deer in an East Oakland neighborhood Saturday, officials said today.
Police and animal control officials were called to an Oakland Housing Authority property in the 1700 block of 90th Avenue around noon Saturday, where a young deer had wandered into a back yard, police said.
Tranquilizer guns may not have been available, police said, but the officers’ actions remained under investigation and officials said they are looking into ways to prevent such shootings.
Polices spokesperson Holly Joshi said there were many children in the area, and the officers decided the deer was a threat to public safety…”.
Full story here.

Contrast that action to the work of firefighters in Oxnard California that rescued a 200 pound black bear stuck in a tree. Story at Statter911

Readers of this blog will recall the bear cub rescued from a fire in Trinity County in 2008 that was nursed back to health in a rehab facility near Lake Tahoe. If the firefighter that found “Little Smokey” had adopted the Oakland PD policy he might just have just taken a shovel to the cub’s head.

Here is a video of the keystone cops putting 7 (SEVEN) rounds in the cornered fawn. Not recommended for the faint of heart!

18 Comments

  • DumbNDumber says:

    This is unbelievable… they need to revamp the IQ requirements for the local police dept. Glad my kid wasn't stumbling around in someones backyard.

  • DumbNDumber says:

    This is unbelievable… they need to revamp the IQ requirements for the local police dept. Glad my kid wasn't stumbling around in someones backyard.

  • FirefighterBlog says:

    This is not a hate cops forum so I deleted one comment that over generalized. As in every profession there are bad apples that can pollute the bin. I am pro cop, pro law and order but this incident begged condemnation.
    Every community in the US has an animal control dept or at least someone in town that knows how to deal with wildlife.
    You would hope LE officers would defer to the experts when it comes to animal matters.

  • TerryM says:

    These were definitely City boys. Any country cop who has hunted whitetail would have just cornered it an tied it up and carried it out! My question is why couldn't they wait for animal control? And last comment I'll bet they were using 9mm's or they were BAD shots!

  • firefighter 22 says:

    you cant say that americans love to shoot everything. i dont agree woth you on that i am all for hunting but i dont agree with having to shoot it 7 times hes just a bad shot. any animal control worker could have used a tranq.

  • FireFighter #9 Paul Martin says:

    WTF, and when the Last shot is Fired the Officer look's back and Smile's like ya i got that bitch!!!! What an Asshole…Fucker's like that make my BLOOD boil….Good thing it took 7 round's , cause we sure wouldn't of wanted a terrified little Fawn running around the Neighbor hood terrorizing Neighbors and Biting People or eating there dogs!!! “PLEASE NOTE THE SARCASM”..God this Pisses me rate the Fuck off..Sorry for all the Swearing..But Really.

  • cat769 says:

    This officer should have his badge removed. If these lazy key stone cops can't get a little deer out of a back yard ,what good are they ?
    Seven shots to kill a little deer ,can you imagine what it would take to kill an adult deer! This just goes to show that Americans love to shoot everything in sight !!!

  • Ray says:

    The fawn was obviously a public menace, thus justifying the police firing 7 rounds from a handgun in a densley populated residential neighborhood. Just think of all the decorative shrubs and flowers that are now safe from being eaten by downing this vicious herbivore.

  • FirefighterBlog says:

    This is not a hate cops forum so I deleted one comment that over generalized. As in every profession there are bad apples that can pollute the bin. I am pro cop, pro law and order but this incident begged condemnation.
    Every community in the US has an animal control dept or at least someone in town that knows how to deal with wildlife.
    You would hope LE officers would defer to the experts when it comes to animal matters.

  • TerryM says:

    These were definitely City boys. Any country cop who has hunted whitetail would have just cornered it an tied it up and carried it out! My question is why couldn't they wait for animal control? And last comment I'll bet they were using 9mm's or they were BAD shots!

  • firefighter 22 says:

    you cant say that americans love to shoot everything. i dont agree woth you on that i am all for hunting but i dont agree with having to shoot it 7 times hes just a bad shot. any animal control worker could have used a tranq.

  • FireFighter #9 Paul Martin says:

    WTF, and when the Last shot is Fired the Officer look's back and Smile's like ya i got that bitch!!!! What an Asshole…Fucker's like that make my BLOOD boil….Good thing it took 7 round's , cause we sure wouldn't of wanted a terrified little Fawn running around the Neighbor hood terrorizing Neighbors and Biting People or eating there dogs!!! “PLEASE NOTE THE SARCASM”..God this Pisses me rate the Fuck off..Sorry for all the Swearing..But Really.

  • jay says:

    just goes to show that cops r pussies…cant even wrangle a baby deer

  • cat769 says:

    This officer should have his badge removed. If these lazy key stone cops can't get a little deer out of a back yard ,what good are they ?
    Seven shots to kill a little deer ,can you imagine what it would take to kill an adult deer! This just goes to show that Americans love to shoot everything in sight !!!

  • Ray says:

    The fawn was obviously a public menace, thus justifying the police firing 7 rounds from a handgun in a densley populated residential neighborhood. Just think of all the decorative shrubs and flowers that are now safe from being eaten by downing this vicious herbivore.

  • cat769 says:

    This officer should have his badge removed. If these lazy key stone cops can't get a little deer out of a back yard ,what good are they ?
    Seven shots to kill a little deer ,can you imagine what it would take to kill an adult deer! This just goes to show that Americans love to shoot everything in sight !!!

  • Ray says:

    The fawn was obviously a public menace, thus justifying the police firing 7 rounds from a handgun in a densley populated residential neighborhood. Just think of all the decorative shrubs and flowers that are now safe from being eaten by downing this vicious herbivore.

  • Craig L says:

    WTF was the purpose of shooting the fucking thing? god damn, is this the level of intelligence of police? NO WONDER relations between police and public are crap!

    This shows that police are trigger happy, another reason to take Tazers out of their arsonal, along with high powered weapons.

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