Friday, August 06, 2010

Keep your eye on the ball (Justice for Bear-Bear)

Hey everypup, kit, hamsterrier,

My humans had the opportunity to go to the community gathering for Bear-Bear last night at the Quail Run Dog Park. It was stormy, so I opted not to go, as we all know how much I like thunder and lightening (not). From their report, there were a lot of pups and humans there, joined together to honor our fallen Husky (he will receive a posthumous membership in the Husky United Liberation Army - HULA soon). It was also reported in the news that there would be a large police presence as this issue was very emotional. There were three uniformed representatives of the Anne Arundel County Police department in attendance. Calling them a large police presence is a bit... over dramatic I would say, which brings me to my point:

We need to keep our eye on the ball. Although not something a lot of huskies are interested in (you throw the ball, you can go get it yourself), it sounds a lot better than: keep your eye on the fledgling bird, and we all know how that usually turns out, especially if Mutatoe is involved, and that's NOT the point I want to make.

We all get very angry when a breed of dog goes rogue and does something bad and the humans call for a breed ban, and new laws, and blah blah. Placing blame on an entire police force (Anne Arundel County, or DoD Federal Police) is the same thing.

There are MANY good police people out there doing good for humans and dogs, cats, etc., and we can't just lump the actions of one human into the whole of the law enforcement community. Even though the initial investigation was handled... not very well at all, we can't blame the entire police force for that either. The investigation is ongoing, thanks to the wonderful support of pups like you, and it will be done thoroughly, honestly, and completely, and only then can we lay the paw of blame (if any).

We must focus on the human that shot Bear-Bear. He will be investigated and the human justice system will determine what (if anything) happens to him. Whether we agree or not, we must not jump to conclusions (it just wears you out, all of that jumping), we must not pre-judge (because I wouldn't like it if people thought I might be a killer wolf based just on my stunning good looks), and we must continue to insist that justice be served, without being totally obnoxious or evil about it. In Mutatoe's own words: you catch more fledgling birds if you sit there and be patient until they fall into your mouth, or something equally weird like that. The lesson is: we let them know that we are sitting under the nest with our mouths open, its up to them to do the right thing and fly straight out of the yard. Yeah, I know its a strange analogy, but how else do you make sense of what the Mutatoe says?

Meeshka

13 comments:

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Bravo!

Justice for Bear-Bear,
Khyra and Her Mom

ra_husky said...

That was a very fine analogy mate...

Cyber-sibes said...

Exactly! We put up a fairly long post today to address a couple of issues this has raised too.

jack a-roo & miss moo

PS - I think I'll try Mutatoe's approach & sit under a tree and wait for a fledgling to drop into my mouth - its too hot to chase them around. ~Jack

Junior and Orion said...

Well said, well said.

The Thundering Herd said...

Buddha. Confucius. Gandhi. Mutatoe.

Got it.

P.S. - We agree. The vast majority of law enforcement officers are honest, hard working people.

Sychoberians said...

Good thoughts and you are correct.
We will also wait for the fledgling to fall out of the tree.

Thanks,

Remy and Flash

Painter Pack said...

Woo said a snooter full! Very good! I agree wif woo on the hoomans. They do good every day and this one hooman just needs to pay for HIS actions.

We are still thinking of Bear Bear and his family.

MBB

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

I'm so glad you were able to go and support Bear Bear's family. I posted a letter on my blog for people to cut and paste into an email or hard copy letter. Sometimes, when it comes to writing letters people just don't know what to say. here it is, for anyone else to personalize and send if they would like

Date: August 5, 2010

Subject: Officer shoots dog

To Whom It May Concern:

Recently, it was brought to my attention that a federal officer fired his weapon, within city limits, in a public area and purposely killed a family pet.

I am not sure of all the legal ramifications involved in this event. At the very least discharging a gun within city limits is enough to warrant charges brought against the shooter.

A valid concern is the lack of control an armed civil servant showed in this situation. The officer in question fired his weapon in a very public area, where children would be present.

At the very least, this officer should be suspended, without pay, throughout the investigation and pending a full evaluation of his mental stability.

I for one, do not feel safer, knowing someone like this, who is being paid to protect is willing and able to fire a gun and shoot to kill in a situation such as this.

I am shocked that it took public pressure to open an investigation with regard to this matter. I am stunned that this man is out on the streets, today, carrying a loaded weapon to dispense at the slightest provocation.

Please, perform you sworn public duty, immediately! Remove this man from any place where he can do more harm.

Sincerely,

Huffle Mawson said...

Well said my queen!

Tanuki Maxx said...

Great post and tribute for bear bear.
We are there in spirits!

Cheers
Maxx and family

Holly and Khady said...

That's why you are the Queen Meeshka. You are oh so wise and well spoken.

Holly and Khady

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I agree
wise words and well said
tweedles

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Great post. Justice for Bear Bear!!!