Chief says police getting threats for...

Chief says police getting threats for killing bear stuck in jar

There are 45 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jul 31, 2008, titled Chief says police getting threats for killing bear stuck in jar. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The police chief in Frazee says his department has been fielding threats for killing a bear that had wandered into town with a jar on its head.

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Don Juan

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Jul 31, 2008
Threaten an officers life, way to go you stupid people. How about when the bear attacks your family and injures or kills a family member, you will sue and say other measures should be taken. These people making these threats need to be charged and convicted. Police officers put their life on the line every day, and people have the nerve to threaten their lives because they are trying to protect the same people that are threatening their lives, where is the sanity, come on people, grow up!
Doctor Who

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jul 31, 2008
scared now, are we?
griddy

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jul 31, 2008
Doctor Who wrote:
scared now, are we?
Nothing to be scared of - unless one of them gets their head stuck in a jar.
Ted123

Montevideo, MN

#4 Jul 31, 2008
Some folks are simply too stupid to have around; hate to admit some live right here in Minnesota. If those folks loved that bear so much, why did they not walk up to it and take the jar off his head; no, they hid in the basement, I bet, and then threaten the police.
Owl Gore

Monroe, LA

#5 Jul 31, 2008
maybe they can add this to the grievance list against Bush at the RNC protest.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Jul 31, 2008
Lots of these animal lovers are mentally ill--they can't handle human society, so they project idealized feelings on animals and feel animals are more important than humans.

Wonder how many of these threats came from peta members?
wow

Rochester, MN

#7 Jul 31, 2008
if humans were the only "animals" on this planet, we would all die. we cannot continue our dictatorship and bending mother nature to serve our will. we are the great rapists of our time. we think that we deserve some higher authority.

without that gun, no police officer would even go near a bear. we are a species of cowards, talking big behind big guns and cowering when we don't have any.
Joel

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Jul 31, 2008
The police absolutely did not have to kill the bear. They could have had the DNR or animal control tranquilize it instead. The police are completely in the wrong with their actions.
Joe

San Jose, CA

#10 Jul 31, 2008
If the human race were such "cowards" we would never have become the dominant species on this planet. Our survival skills helped us to attain this position long before the invention of guns.
wow wrote:
if humans were the only "animals" on this planet, we would all die. we cannot continue our dictatorship and bending mother nature to serve our will. we are the great rapists of our time. we think that we deserve some higher authority.
without that gun, no police officer would even go near a bear. we are a species of cowards, talking big behind big guns and cowering when we don't have any.
johnny

United States

#11 Jul 31, 2008
hahahhaaaha, with the jar on its head ..how is it dangerous? it was hungry only..
johnny

United States

#12 Jul 31, 2008
also.. im waiting to see if the police officer gets an medal too, just like mpls s.w.a.t did. lol
Just reading

Saint Paul, MN

#13 Jul 31, 2008
johnny wrote:
also.. im waiting to see if the police officer gets an medal too, just like mpls s.w.a.t did. lol
Them officers getting medals has to be the funniest thing I have seen all year. What a waste of tax payers money.
shane

United States

#14 Jul 31, 2008
To the fellow who said they should tranquilize the bear obviously stepped in a chapter late and a dollar short. They were trying to locate a tranquilizer gun, and were un successful. If any action shuold be taken, it shuld be to better prepare our police departments, especially the ones in more remote areas. What is the cost of a tranq gun.
FkObama

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Aug 1, 2008
Funny, bear had his head in a jar and "wow" has his head up his a**.
Tired

United States

#16 Aug 1, 2008
johnny wrote:
hahahhaaaha, with the jar on its head ..how is it dangerous? it was hungry only..
Anyone who has had a domestic cat get it's head stuck in a container of any kind has seen the panic it can cause in an animal, and panic causes them to lash out at anything and everything. But then, with your head up and locked, you wouldn't see much.
Ted Stevens

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Aug 1, 2008
Then logic follows "if a cop wanders into town with jar over his head........" shoot 'em!
Workaday Oakdale Brother

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 1, 2008
Takes a lot of guts (or foolishness, depending on how one looks at it) to threaten *cops*!
Maplewood

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Aug 1, 2008
What the darn nation the DNR was tracking the bear for 6 days first and they couldn't use a tranquilizer gun? The stupid DNR should have use the tranquilizer gun within the first 24 hours and the bear would have still been alive today. The DNR is totally responsible and they failed no butt about it. Letís put the blame where it begins
Sarah D

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Aug 1, 2008
Joel wrote:
The police absolutely did not have to kill the bear. They could have had the DNR or animal control tranquilize it instead. The police are completely in the wrong with their actions.
Whether they were right or wrong, they don't deserve to be receiving death threats.
TiVo Girl

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Aug 1, 2008
Humans are not more important than animals. Humans are just another species of animal, and a very dangerous, destructive one at that. Why do we feel we are top of the food chain? Because we walk on two legs and can talk? Because our only real predators are microscopic? What do we really contribute to nature? We aren't a regular food source to anything. We don't pollinate. We don't naturally spread seeds. No, we only take and give nothing back.

Really, take a look at the de-evolution of humankind, and you'll begin to feel that animals are better than we are. They aren't out trying to destroy the planet at a pace faster than the speed of light. There wouldn't be a need for environmental protection and conservation (the DNR that was tracking the bear), pollution control (trying to keep human-discarded jars out of reach of scavenging animals), endangered species lists (for animals whose habitats are being encroached upon and destroyed or polluted so they die off), etc. if it wasn't for humans and human interference in the symbiosis of nature.

I have to agree that the police shouldn't have shot and killed the bear. They should have brought in the DNR once the bear was found. The DNR was taking care of the situation. The bear certainly couldn't bite anybody with a jar stuck over its head (that it probably found in a dump, unlocked dumpster, or landfill--all human caused). Threatening the police for shooting it, however, is a different matter. That solves nothing, and is a criminal act. You can voice your disapproval to the police. That would move you up on the evolutionary chain. Threatening them makes you slide down another notch.

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