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Armed police shoot errant sheep

Discussion in 'Serious' started by Hiren, 11 Dec 2004.

  1. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    That's been done, remember? French Intelligence (sic) agents blew up and sunk the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand in 1985, by atteching two explosive devices to its hull. One crew member was killed.

    The reason why it was blown up was because, very unreasonably of course, Greenpeace was protesting against French nuclear testing on Mururoa Atol in French Polynesia (it's always best to dump your radioactive crap in someone else's back yard), a delicate ecology where a lot of locals used to catch their fish.

    Now I'm sure you don't condone State-sponsored terrorism, or even nuclear testing in some remote tropical ecologies. Instead I will assume you just think it makes you sound hard when you say Greenpeace boats should be sunk... :rolleyes:

    OK, back on-topic...
     
  2. Kevo

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    Hurrah! for the French then... :clap:
     
  3. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    Naah... sorry. Still don't sound hard. :p
     
  4. quack

    quack Minimodder

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    Of course there always is the Rainbow Warrior II.
     
  5. TheAnimus

    TheAnimus Banned

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    someone needs to beat the high score of 1.

    actually maby that is a bit too much bad taste.

    but then again, there are plenty more were they came from.

    ("And all this time i was smoking harmless tobaco!")
     
  6. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    Maybe we can take pot shots at it with a rocket launcher?
     
  7. Will

    Will Beware the judderman...

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    I asked my flatmate who lives near Swindon what the roundabout was like, apparently its very big and the road is pretty fast so the sheep would pose a danger, but still....shooting it seems a bit over the top, but then asking someone to risk their life on the road in catching a damned sheep seems a bit odd too.
     
  8. RTT

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    Shooting sheep is the coolest thing ever. :cooldude:
     
  9. Nexxo

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    Naah, you bunch of pussies, cool is when the sheep shoot back. :cooldude: Otherwise, where's the rush?
     
  10. JADS

    JADS Et arma et verba vulnerant

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    Maybe one of the bomb squad loaded it with semtex before hand? You have 30 seconds to shoot that sheep before it explodes :)
     
  11. Guest-16

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    I see a TV show in the making..
     
  12. woodshop

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    NOOOOOOOO
    THey killed Dom_'s Pet????

    /me goes of crying
     
  13. dom_

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    teachers are so corrupt*

    woodshop they arnt my pets, they are my lovers :D
     
  14. RTT

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    :hehe:
     
  15. Piratetaco

    Piratetaco is always right

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    maybe the cops have been playing too much worms back at the station??
     
  16. Astrum

    Astrum Dare to dream.

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    I don't understand why they couldn't shoot it with a tranq dart or capture it while awake. Did killing the sheep get the job done any faster?

    Last resort my ass.
     
  17. Ubermich

    Ubermich He did it!

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    They carry guns, they probably don't carry trancs. Therefor, if they wanted to shoot the sheep with a tranc, they'd have to go all the way back to the station, and they might not even have one. So they'd have to go vet to vet looking for trancs. Then come back, and by the time they got back I would've run the thing over in my bronco...

    So yes, killing it was probably faster.
     
  18. CyberSol

    CyberSol 1337 Pants

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    Baaaaa! poor little guy.

    anyone ever see the serta matress sheep?
     
  19. Peanut[UK]

    Peanut[UK] What's a Dremel?

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    Sheesh, it's just a flippin' sheep.

    Yeah, a bit brutal, but then armed officers need an outlet when there's not unarmed mental patients to gun down in the street.

    I'm also reliably informed that farmers in the Brecon Beacons who have old sheep they need to get rid of (sheep that are past their useful age for lambing or whatever) herd them onto a live fire range the Army use. Apparently a GPMG makes light work of our wolly brethren. Cheapest option for the famer... :eek:
     
  20. Astrum

    Astrum Dare to dream.

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    So the police get a call that there's a sheep wandering on the road and instead of doing the intelligent thing and getting a tranq before they deploy their armed police officers (why they needed more than one armed officer for a sheep is absolutely beyond me), they just grab their guns? Even if they didn't thave a tranq, the sheep was wandering in a field and sometimes going near the "carriageway" (is that British for highway?). In either case they had to take a vehicle to the side of the road to shoot it and take the carcass away. Why didn't they perhaps not shoot it? Granted I wasn't there and I don't know the surroundings, but come on, it's a ****ing sheep. I have to deal with deer that jump out infront of my car all the time and they move a hell of a lot faster than a sheep, but I don't see our police force wasting my money to shoot them.

    It sounds to me like their "last resort" was the only thing they tried to do.
     

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