Skip to comments.Man arrested for beating opossum can sue police
Posted on 08/10/2012 11:08:12 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) - A Southern California man arrested with his young son for beating an opossum with a shovel can sue police officers for wrongful arrest because it's not illegal to kill an opossum, a federal appeals court ruled.
In 2008, Lorenzo Oliver called Anaheim police about an opossum attacking his bulldogs in his backyard.
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I could be wrong ofcourse, I am only speaking from limited observation.
Why do kids have to go changing the language? Whipping the Yellow-Bellied Marmot was good enough for generations.
Agreed. Sounds kimshied up by Daddy to support his stupidity in killing a possum.
Maybe he didn’t kill it.
Maybe it was just “playing possum”. ;-)
[Sorry, I couldn’t stop myself.]
WTF? Are cops just insane now? The only good possum is a dead possum. If I was a cop and found a couple of guys beating a possum to death, I’d ask them to stand back so I could give it a round from my duty weapon.
I hate modern America. Everybody in the liberals cities are insane. Now cops are arresting people for killing pests on their property.
WTF. This is pure insanity. There is no hope for this nation to recover from the coming tyranny. None.
I want to know if these cops have been stripped of their indemnity so that they can be held personally liable.
Ya better give a bunch of whacks and watch it for a few minutes. One time I ran over a possum, backed over it and ran over it again just to be sure. I looked in my rear view mirror and it looked dead as a doornail. parked the car, wnt to look and it was gone.
Seems like you make up crap out of whole cloth so you assume everyone does.
Also, what is stupid about killing a possum?
That Gieco commercial pretty well is spot on for a possum. Cornered and fight are relative terms, they are pretty dumb, but you don’t have to actually corner one for it to feel cornered and come at you in rapid fashion.
I have had them “dare” my dogs to get to eat their dog food and my dogs are are rarely fearful as they fight and kill coyotes that come into their home territory.
If you knew anything about either of the animals, it doesn’t add up. Possum attacking two bulldogs? Laughable. It is bullshizaat!! I’ve dealt off and on with possums my whole life. Daddy is dishing out a crock. Leave em alone, and they simply walk off. No need to club em to death. It is stupid.
Smaller animals are aggressive toward larger animals all of the time Sparky. Clearly the possum wouldn’t leave or else they couldn’t have been hitting it with a shovel. There is no reason for you to be projecting that this man is a liar.
Possums are no better than rats and killing them is a perfectly sane thing to do.
As to you dealing with possums all your life do you mean you raise them or breed them for possum shows?
If possums are causing normal people problems they kill them.
Beating possums? The other day three guys were arrested for ‘pig slapping’.
Is this a cultural trend, or an important phase of human evolution?
Oh what a bunch of bullcrap, Skippy! You are so misguided on so much. You harbor the typical ignorance of so many. Someone taught that you do such things to possums, and you were never able to learn your way out of such nonsense. So be it. Defend yourself against such aggressive animals! They might attack at any moment!
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