Special Ops Unit to Serve Cruelty Warrant-SERIOUSLY?!?

**OK…I’m having a serious WTF?!? moment!!! Does suspecting that someone is a hoarder reason to barge into their home with a special ops unit prepared to shot to kill?!? BULLSHIT!!! Of course he had a gun to protect himself and his property!!! Why, what else could they do but shoot to kill?!?-BULLSHIT!!! What’s with these over zealous animal rights people taking animals from owners, calling them puppy mills or hoarders?!?-After all they must be one or the other -right?!?-BULLSHIT!!! Sure got rid of that one in a hurry and can’t wait to read the stories about the ‘mentally ill hoarder’ prepared to kill or be killed to protect his property-NOT!!! But maybe his life was not taken in vain…maybe just maybe, someone will now step forward and make the craziness of an invasion of peoples property to STEAL their property will be investigated once and for all for what it’s really doing to people!!! MG!!! It’s no wonder he was prepared to go down fighting because there is no defense to protect anyone in the courtroom as long as the court is listening to animal rights extremists instead of the public!!! You really want your tax dollars used to steal property?!?

You can’t hardly believe what the media reports on these cases after all it wouldn’t be sensational to tell the truth…or honest to NOT trespass on private property, join in an animal seizure and tell the truth…No, that wouldn’t be worth the trouble…so sick of it!!! This is OUTRAGEOUS behavior and has to stop…If you honestly think anyone deserves to be prosecuted or to end their life because of suspected hoarding then I think that you might be the one who’s mentally ill and NOT the so called hoarder!!!

from YesBiscuit

Memphis Pound Requests Special Ops Unit to Serve Cruelty Warrant

January 12, 2013

From the Memphis police department’s website, on the Special Ops page:

Tact Unit

This elite unit, specially trained to respond to various emergency situations, is responsible for handling barricade situations, hostage rescues, counter terrorism, and high risk felony apprehensions.

And apparently, serving search warrants to suspected animal hoarders upon request of Memphis Animal Services.  The MPD’s Tact unit “forced entry into the home” of an alleged animal hoarder last night.  The unnamed man reportedly raised a gun and was shot to death by police.

While there is no confirmation at this time that the victim was a hoarder, given that MAS suspected same should have raised a mental illness flag.  After all,hoarding is an illness, and MAS officers should know this.  Further:

Police say the suspected animal hoarder told neighbors he’d go down fighting in order to protect his collection of pets.

Again, this should raise a red flag regarding mental illness.  This would not be the sort of situation where a special ops unit should kick down the door to the possibly mentally ill, armed person’s home – at least I wouldn’t think that would be a good idea.

A neighbor described the killing as “shocking” to WMC-TV:

More shocking is what police say they found inside the home of a suspected animal hoarder on Cameron Ridge Trail.

“Inside the house we did find a lot of cats, dogs,” Sgt. Karen Rudolph said. “I’ve been told there were raccoons, possums, chickens.”

A lot of dogs and cats.  And she heard there were other animals.  Shocking?  The Commercial Appeal describes the home as containing “multiple cats, dogs, raccoon, possums and chickens.”  I’m having troubling reconciling the words “a lot” and “multiple” with “hoarder” and “shot”.

No word on what happened to the animals.



Cordova man shot, killed by police while serving warrant

A man was shot and killed by police officers in Cordova Friday night after he pointed a handgun at officers, according to police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph.

Police arrived in the 1000 block of Cameron Ridge Road near Canada Road at 6 p.m. to issue an animal cruelty warrant at the request of the Memphis Animal Shelter. Memphis Police Deparment’s tactical unit entered the home and found a man in his mid- to late-60s armed with a handgun. Officers shot and killed him after he lifted the gun, pointing it at the officers, Rudolph said.

The animal shelter alerted police about the home that was discovered Thursday to have multiple cats, dogs, raccoon, possums and chickens. Officer were met by neighbors who informed police that the man had made violent threats and was armed.

Police said he was alone inside the home. His name was not release Friday night.

By policy, the officers involved in the shooting were relieved of duty with pay pending the outcome of an investigation.



MPD officers kill suspected animal hoarder

MEMPHIS, TN – (WMC-TV) – A suspected animal hoarder has been shot and killed by Memphis Police in Cordova. Now we know what officers found inside that home.

The deadly police-involved shooting happened during the execution of a search warrant in the 1000 block of Cameron Ridge Trail in Cordova.

Plenty of police remain on the scene along with Memphis Animal Services and the Humane Society.

Officers were trying to serve an animal cruelty-related search warrant when the homeowner was shot and killed.

Blue lights and blocked streets greeted people attempting to return home from work Friday night.

More shocking is what police say they found inside the home of a suspected animal hoarder on Cameron Ridge Trail.

“Inside the house we did find a lot of cats, dogs,” said MPD Sgt. Karen Rudolph.

“I’ve been told there were raccoons, possums, chickens,” she continued.

A Memphis Police TACT unit forced entry into the home while attempting to serve an animal cruelty warrant on behalf of Memphis Animal Services.

“And the homeowner was armed with a gun, pointed it at one of the TACT officers, and TACT officers shot the suspect,” said Rudolph.

The suspect, said to be a man in his mid to late 60’s, was pronounced dead on the scene.

Neighbors say they didn’t know him well, but knew he had animals from the sights and smells.

Police say the suspected animal hoarder told neighbors he’d go down fighting in order to protect his collection of pets.

Police haven’t confirmed the name of the suspect who was shot and killed.

The officer who shot him is on paid leave, which is protocol.

We’re still waiting on the exact number of animals found inside.


I am totally outraged!!! What mental illness is it when lives of people fall below the lives of animals that they love so dearly they are willing to fight to keep their animals…How is it possible…or should I say ‘legal’ for all these animal seizures be happening in the first place?!? There is no ‘rash animal cruelty’…What there is is a ‘rash of animal rights zealots’ (might I add triggered by all the commercials from ASPCA and HSUS)
Why is law enforcement buying into this?!? When did animal rights TERRORISTS stop being considered TERRORISTS?!?
Somehow by adding the name “humane society” or animal shelter to the name of a organization, they are considered some sort of authority about animals when they are not!!! Their authority seems to escalate with their hatred of animal owners rather than the opposite…
So will the Memphis Animal Shelter rejoice in the death of a suspected animal hoarder and go for the usual poor animal story?!? I personally think they will go all out to smear the good name of an animal lover, as usual -par, and cover up their responsibility in this man’s death.

Animal seizures and rescues are being conducted by a very sophisticated network of organized crime who have developed a very sophisticated scheme by which they are criminalizing longstanding animal and livestock owners; divesting them of ownership of entire herds of livestock and commercially valuable animals. All of it done at taxpayer expense and thru a highly developed scheme to collect donations. FOLLOW THE ANIMALS ~ FOLLOW THE MONEY!!! 

**Disclaimer in place for this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others…Stay tuned, There will be more… Best  -B

~ by topcatsroar on January 12, 2013.

5 Responses to “Special Ops Unit to Serve Cruelty Warrant-SERIOUSLY?!?”

  1. All the online dictionaries define a humane society as:

    “an organization for promotion of humane ideals, esp in dealing with animals’

    Definition of “Humane”:

    1: marked by compassion, sympathy, or consideration for humans or animals
    2: characterized by or tending to broad humanistic culture :HUMANISTIC

    Definition of “Society”:

    “The aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community.
    The community of people living in a particular region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations.”

    Nowhere do we find “humane society” described as a government agency or having law enforcement powers of any kind.

    Humane societies are generally 501(c)(3) charity groups. No government or quasi-government or law enforcement agency is a 501(c)(3).

    For humane societies to enjoy any kind of police or government authority is akin to allowing the Knights of Columbus to arrest jaywalkers, or sending the Masons to apprehend a fake psychic. It’s a step back to the middle ages when they did just that.

  2. The Witch Hunts are alive and well. They’ve just changed their name to Animal Rights.

  3. I’m definitely thinking of this one as deliberate murder.

  4. The Dark Ages were a deliberate swindle, too.

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