Do you remember the part of the Disney classic ‘Bambi’ where 13 heavily armed officers swarm into the forest to shoot and kill him?
But something similar happened recently in Wisconsin, reports The Washington Times.
The baby deer, named ‘Giggles’ because she was a clear threat to society, had been dropped off at a Kenosha, Wisc., no-kill animal shelter by a family that was concerned the woodland creature had been abandoned by its mother.
A worker at the shelter was shocked when nine Department of Natural Resources agents and four deputies bristling with guns invaded and shot Giggles and took her out in a body bag.
“I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day,” Ray Schulze told TV station WISN 12. “I was thinking in my mind they were going to take the deer and take it to a wildlife shelter, and here they come carrying the baby deer over their shoulder. She was in a body bag. I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘That’s our policy,’ and I said, ‘That’s one hell of a policy.’”
It’s against the law, clearly, to “possess” wildlife in Wisconsin.
DNR spokescreep Jennifer Niemeyer told the TV station wild animals must be euthanized because of the potential danger.
The animal shelter plans to sue.
“They went way over the top for a little, tiny, baby deer,” said the shelter president.
Employer Web snooping leads to police visit
Spying is the new fad, and it’s not just the government and your creepy neighbor with the telescope getting in on the fun.
Thursday, a New York blogger threw fuel on the fires of paranoia by alleging the government sent agents from a “joint terrorism task force” to her home a few weeks after she and her husband searched for “pressure cookers” and “backpacks” on Google.
The blogger, Michele Catalano, complained in her blog that her Internet search history was being perused by Edward Snowden’s former pals and she was “scared. And not of the right things.”
She had the last part right. The government had actually been tipped off by her husband’s former employer, not by looking through hoarded data. Seems the husband, Todd Pinnell, was searching for pressure cookers and backpacks instead of working on “security cameras,” and his employers found that suspicious.
The Suffolk County Police Department was forced to issue a press release to douse rampant Internet speculation that the feds were shoulder-surfing humanity.
Let this be a lesson: Not working while at work leads to trouble.
Here’s some more interesting links I ran across in my daily tour of the Interwebs: