Waco Texas Savage Black Beast Chased A Neighbor And Started Growling And Barking, Then Beat, Killed, And Ate A Dog

June 26, 2012

WACO, TEXAS – Police in Waco arrested 22-year-old Michael Daniel Monday after they say he ate a dog.
Family members called police on June 14th, saying Daniel assaulted people at the home, chased a neighbor and started barking and growling.

What happened next is horrific.

Witnesses say Daniel grabbed the family dog, beat and strangled it…then started to eat it.

The dog died at the home.

Daniel is believed to have been on a bad trip from ingesting “K-2,” a synthetic drug.

He was taken to the hospital and now faces a felony charge for animal cruelty.

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LOL: Montana Chief Federal Judge Richard Cebull “Sorry” About Forwarding Hilarious Racist eMail Aimed At President Obama

March 1, 2012

MONTANA – Montana’s chief federal judge has offered his apologies for forwarding a racist e-mail aimed at President Barack Obama. Liberal advocacy groups demanded that U.S. District Judge Richard Cebull resign.

Cebull, in an interview Wednesday with the Billings Gazette newspaper, offered his regrets for forwarding the e-mail, saying it was “a hard lesson to learn.”

“To say it’s inappropriate and stupid is an extreme understatement,” Cebull said in courthouse chambers on Wednesday, according to the newspaper. “There is no doubt it’s racist. It wasn’t forwarded for that purpose. If anything, it was political.”

The Billings-based judge was named to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2001. He has been chief judge since 2008, overseeing two other full-time district judges, three senior or part-time judges and five magistrates. His chambers did not return a call from CNN for comment.

Cebull did not write the offensive material, but admitted forwarding the February 20 message to a few friends after it was sent to him by his brother. The Great Falls Tribune newspaper was given a copy and reported the message went:

“Normally I don’t send or forward a lot of these, but even by my standards, it was a bit touching. I want all of my friends to feel what I felt when I read this. Hope it touches your heart like it did mine.

A little boy said to his mother, ‘Mommy, how come I’m black and you’re white?’ His mother replied, ‘Don’t even go there Barack! From what I can remember about that party, you’re lucky you don’t bark!'”

Obama is of mixed race.

Cebull said in the interview his conduct in court over many years has shown he is not a racist, but he admitted the public got that impression from the e-mail. “And I don’t blame them,” he added.

The judge also separately told the Great Falls Tribune, “The only reason I can explain it to you is I am not a fan of our president, but this goes beyond not being a fan. I didn’t send it as racist, although that’s what it is. I sent it out because it’s anti-Obama.”

Some legal organizations said the apology was not enough.

“If he has any respect for his office and for ideals of equality and human dignity on which our country was founded, Judge Cebull will step down today,” said Bob Edgar, president and CEO of the left-leaning nonprofit Common Cause. “The message he has acknowledged circulating demonstrates a lack of judicial temperament that ought to disqualify him from further service.”

It’s rare and generally very difficult to force federal judges from office. They receive tenure, and the Constitution guarantees they can remain on the bench “during good behavior.”

Standards warranting removal are not clear, beyond a violation of civil or criminal law. Congress would have to initiate impeachment proceedings, but the few judges to face that have usually resigned before those proceedings went far.

There is no indication the judge in Montana would be subjected to either option.

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Nutcase U.S Park Ranger In California Attacked Man Walking Dogs Without Leashes With Taser Weapon

January 31, 2012

CALIFORNIA – A Montara man walking two lapdogs off leash was hit with an electric-shock gun by a National Park Service ranger after allegedly giving a false name and trying to walk away, authorities said Monday.

The park ranger encountered Gary Hesterberg with his two small dogs Sunday afternoon at Rancho Corral de Tierra, which was recently incorporated into the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, said Howard Levitt, a spokesman for the park service.

Hesterberg, who said he didn’t have identification with him, allegedly gave the ranger a false name, Levitt said.

The ranger, who wasn’t identified, asked Hesterberg to remain at the scene, Levitt said. He tried several times to leave, and finally the ranger “pursued him a little bit and she did deploy her” electric-shock weapon, Levitt said. “That did stop him.”

San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies and paramedics then arrived and Hesterberg gave his real name, the park spokesman said.

Hesterberg, whose age was not available, was arrested on suspicion of failing to obey a lawful order, having dogs off-leash and knowingly providing false information, Levitt said.

He was then released. He did not return a phone call seeking comment.

Witnesses said the use of a stun gun and the arrest seemed excessive for someone walking two small dogs off leash.

“It was really scary,” said Michelle Babcock, who said she had seen the incident as she and her husband were walking their two border collies. “I just felt so bad for him.”

Babcock said Hesterberg had repeatedly asked the ranger why he was being detained. She didn’t answer him, Babcock said.

“He just tried to walk away. She never gave him a reason,” Babcock said.

The ranger shot Hesterberg in the back with her shock weapon as he walked off, Babcock said.

“We were like in disbelief,” she said. “It didn’t make any sense.”

Rancho Corral de Tierra has long been an off-leash walking spot for local dog owners. In December, the area became part of the national park system, which requires that all dogs be on a leash, Levitt said.

The ranger was trying to educate residents of the rule, Levitt said.

The park service is investigating the incident, he said.

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Union Township Ohio Police Officer Shoots Dog, Hits Another Officer

August 23, 2011

UNION TOWNSHIP, OHIO – One police officer shot and killed a dog that was attacking another officer – and then the bullet hit the officer who was being attacked, but the officer’s boot stopped the bullet from penetrating his skin, said police Lt. Scott Gaviglia.

The officer, Joseph Pangello, suffered an “impact” injury where the bullet hit his ankle, Gaviglia said.

He expected Pangello to be released after undergoing treatment at University Hospital.

The incident happened around 7 p.m. Monday in this Clermont County community.

While police were serving a warrant at a home in the 1000 block of Old State Route 74, a dog – possibly a pit bull – started biting Pangello.

“The officer that was being attacked was unable to free himself,” a news release said, so the other officer fired once, hitting the dog.

But police say they believe the bullet traveled through the dog and struck Pangello.

The name of the officer who fired his weapon was not released.

Under department policy, any officer who fires his gun is placed on a paid, three-day leave, Gaviglia said.

The incident remained under investigation.

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Moron Greenville Texas Police Officer Jeff Gore Forgot To Put K9 In Kennel – Left Dog In Hot Car To Die

July 5, 2011

GREENVILLE, TEXAS – The Greenville Police Department is grieving over the loss of one of its two police dogs. Her name was Liberty, but she died trapped in the back of a hot squad car. Her handler apparently forgot to put her in the police department kennel when he got off work Wednesday afternoon. “This is a difficult time for the Greenville Police Department,” Chief Dan Busken told CBS 11 News. And he adds the officer feels terrible. “He’s devastated, and I don’t know if that term is even strong enough.”

Ironically, the officer, Jeff Gore, created the K-9 unit 11-years ago. He raised Liberty from a pup. A bloodhound, she was used for search and rescue, which is why she was kenneled. The other dog, Ceiko, is a drug sniffing German Shepherd, and goes home with its handler because they get called out at all hours.

Chief Busken says we all suffer from a busy lifestyle and things competing for our attention. “Whether we’re shuttling kids here or there, whether we’re shuttling animals here or there, we get busy and inadvertently things happen. And there’s times when you have a tragedy like we have here.”

Despite the emotional loss to the department it must still determine whether any laws were broken or city or departmental policies were violated, so investigations along those lines are already underway.

Sometimes Texas courts have ruled a dog’s death in a hot car as cruelty, depending on circumstances, including time of year. Dallas had its own tragedy in 2004 when a German Shepherd, Queno, was left in a police car. It has since introduced an alarm system alerting drivers of a hot car, including paging them.

Gore has been put on administrative duties while the issues are sorted out. His police association released a statement of support, saying the “police family” is hurying. “Our Association supports our K-9 handler and his family in their time of grief,” it said in part, “and would ask that the public respect his time of grief as well.”

Rose Thornhill has placed 3-thousand animals in the Greenville area through her Yellow Rose Rescue. “Doing rescues you see it a lot and it’s just a horrible feeling, I’m getting chills just thinking about it.” She adds, “I don’t really know how you could forget you had one back there, but I guess things happen. He probably feels horrible, I know I would.”

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Fort Walton Beach Florida Police Officer “Resuced” After Being Chased By Dog That Had To Be Subdued With Baby Talk And A Green Frog Chew Toy

March 18, 2011

FORT WALTON BEACH, FLORIDA – A Fort Walton Beach police officer radioed for help Wednesday morning after a pit bull began chasing his patrol car down Bay Street. The large reddish animal was wearing a spiked collar.

An animal control officer responded and found the officer still in his car, waiting for help.

“He looks big and scary but he’s not big and scary at all,” said Dee Thompson, director of animal control services.

The animal willingly went with the animal control officer, who contacted his owner. It was the dog’s first encounter with PAWS.

Animal control officers said the dog was wiggly and happy, responding to baby talk and playing with a green frog chew toy while waiting to go home.

His owner came to get the animal within hours, calling him “my baby.” He works the night shift and hadn’t realized the dog had gotten out.

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SIX Fire Departments And DOZENS Of Police Officers And Boone County Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputies Show Up To Rescue A Dog

March 3, 2011

HEBRON, KENTUCKY – Dozens of police officers, firefighters and even a technical rescue team showed up to rescue a dog that had taken a 60-foot drop off a cliff Tuesday night.

“One minute he’s here, the next second he’s gone and I hear a yelp,” said Abby Hanger, who owns the 14-year-old dog named Jack.

The dog had gone over a cliff at her Hebron home.

“He rolled a lot. I could shine the light down and I could see the glow of his eyes and he was barking at me and I was so helpless,” Hanger said.

She just moved to the Tri-State and didn’t know whom she should call.

Her neighbor loaned her a flashlight and called 911.

“And then I wondered, will they come? I mean, if you call 911, will someone come rescue your dog? Do they do that?” Hanger said.

Apparently they do.

“And then all of a sudden the cavalry arrived, department after department. I was blown away,” Hanger said.

Six fire departments, Boone County Sheriff’s deputies and animal control were all at the scene. One firefighter even rappelled down the cliff to get Jack.

“A lot of people might think, is that a waste of resources? But there were no other emergencies going on in Hebron at the time, and we had the time to spare to facilitate the rescue,” said Mike Fronimos, with the Hebron Fire Department.

“Anybody who gripes about their taxes or the taxes going up, look at what they do for a dog, imagine what they do for your family,” Hanger said.

On Wednesday night, Jack was on an intravenous drip, but Hanger was hopeful he’d make a full recovery.

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Attack Dog Use During Arrests Suspended After New Orleans Louisiana Police Officer Jason Lewis Killed Dog By Leaving It In His Hot Car

October 11, 2010

NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – New Orleans Police Chief Ronal Serpas has suspended the use of K-9 police dogs during the apprehension of suspects.

In a press release, a spokeswoman for the NOPD said the following:

“After review by the ongoing study being conducted by the Department of Justice, Superintendent Serpas received information that the apprehension area of the N.O.P.D. K-9 Division showed deficiencies. Superintendent Serpas immediately suspended the use of N.O.P.D. apprehension dogs pending appropriate training. The remaining use of K-9 dogs for narcotic investigations and those for bomb detection will continue their present working status. In the event an apprehension K-9 dog is needed, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office has agreed to assist in this area.”

The mandate from Serpas comes in the wake of a guilty plea by NOPD Officer Jason Lewis, who pled guilty to one count of animal cruelty in the death of his K-9.

It is not yet known whether the order from Serpas is related to the case of former officer Lewis.

Lewis recently agreed to pay $11,500 in restitution to the police department, the cost of replacing Primo, a 6-year-old Belgian Malinois, who died at a veterinarian’s office after suffering apparent heat stroke in Lewis’ vehicle.

Lewis pleaded guilty to misdemeanor animal cruelty on Sept. 1.

The dog’s death caused an uproar last summer.

Criminal District Judge Terry Alarcon sentenced Lewis to probation and a suspended six-month jail term. On Friday, the court approved the restitution.

The police department found no wrongdoing by Lewis, and argued the car was equipped with a cooling device aimed at caring for a dog’s body temperature.

During the investigation, NOPD officers suggested the dog had another medical problem, or perhaps had become over-excited for some unknown reason.

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