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Analysis posted Jun 15 2014, 1:01 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: InformationLiberation Print

Cops Gun Down Cow That Escaped Slaughterhouse, Ignore Nearby Pedestrians

Chris | InformationLiberation



From the Baltimore Sun:
A 780-pound steer headed for slaughter in West Baltimore seized a chance at freedom Friday, leaping a barbed-wire fence and taking a brisk two-mile walk along North Avenue that ended when the animal was gunned down by police in Mid-Town Belvedere.

The steer was first spotted about 10:15 a.m. after escaping from the George G. Ruppersberger & Sons Inc. slaughterhouse in the 2600 block of Pennsylvania Ave., according to police. It was shot less than an hour later.

Scores of people took pictures of the felled animal at North Charles and Preston Street, and the incident became fodder for social media, which lit up with pictures, Internet memes ("Cow Ripken") and fake Twitter accounts posting the supposed musings of the steer.

But witnesses also raised serious questions about the appropriateness of police opening fire on the animal with people nearby.

Ellie Beziat said the animal was trotting 15 feet from her and her boyfriend when she saw an officer lean out of a moving cruiser and fire shots at its head. She said there were about 10 other pedestrians in the street.

"I don't know whether the [animal] needed to be shot, but I do know you shouldn't be firing out of a moving police car with pedestrians standing there," Beziat said.

Police said the steer had become "increasingly aggressive" and officers were unable to contain it. "We have to take into account the safety of the surroundings of everybody," Sgt. Sarah Connolly, a police spokeswoman, said of the decision to shoot the steer.





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Anonymous

Posted: Jun 15 2014, 7:06 PM

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65110 So...was it a cow or a steer?
Chris

Posted: Jun 15 2014, 7:56 PM

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steer
dougo

Posted: Jun 16 2014, 11:25 PM

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166137 We were riding bigger steers at 3 am numerous nights starting at age 13 we stayed away from the bramas and other bulls and did all bare handed fucking cops answer to all people and animals who don't submit NOW.Kill it.Ok it was dead anyway but come on.
irishpete

Posted: Jun 20 2014, 2:18 PM

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82145 This just in , pigs shoot cow !
Makes a change from shootin puppies.....


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