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Police response to illegal fox generates social media interest

February 23, 2014

Social media users around the country have been weighing in on a decision by the Minot Police Department and state health officials to euthanize a silver fox, kept as a pet in a Minot residence....

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disgusted

Feb-27-14 3:51 PM

jane, you react to hearsay and demand responsibility from the officer, but not from the owners. It is tragic that the fox lost its life through no fault of its own, but solely because the owners knowingly violated the city ordinance for at least 6 months. Society has gotten to the point where everyone believes they have the right, but where no one believes they have a responsibility.

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janetim99

Feb-27-14 3:16 PM

I think it is tragic that Vader was senselessly killed and left a family devastated. Why didn't the police verify the anonymous callers report about being bitten? I think that was a lie. The police officer sounds like a real idiot, too stupid to know you never corner ANY animal that doesn't know you. I also think its pretty convenient that the mayor doesn't "recall" his conversations. Sounds like a real *******!

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locomotive

Feb-27-14 1:34 PM

I looked, and the minotnd pdf for the police press release is no longer available. Your point is?

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TheTruthGiver

Feb-26-14 7:57 PM

The police report .pdf has been taken down as of right now. Go and try clicking now, my earlier comment was them taking it down off the website. It could still be accessed via the link until today.

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Appalled

Feb-26-14 7:46 PM

Finding someone's personal information and boasting about it, no matter if you agree with the opinion at hand or not, is down right creepy and borderline sick in the head. It's fine to disagree on something on the internet, but keep the stalker type behavior out.

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Stupidpeopleannoyme

Feb-26-14 2:33 PM

I like how there is something wrong with me for putting your name out there but there isnt something wrong with your friends for illegally housing a fox or thinking its okay to even joke about hitting someone with a car.

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ohnopigeon

Feb-26-14 2:00 PM

(wasn't calling you names, calling what's-his-name names. I was just responding to you - sorry, that was confusing.)

But, basically, my rule in life is if Reddit users are more polite than you (aka: not posting personal information of someone even if they disagree and keeping it to themselves) then you have something wrong with you.

Like...It's Reddit Users.

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LuvDogs

Feb-26-14 1:55 PM

Now Now....why are you calling me names? I did not put your name out there!

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ohnopigeon

Feb-26-14 1:53 PM

Oh! I don't care that my name is on the internet, I'm just saying "Don't be a d.i.c.k." Like...you did that just be an a.s.s. I'm not actively searching for you on Facebook because I'm not taking this personally to the point that I have to feel the need to argue with you outside of this comment thread. I'm willing to accept that everyone has different interpretations of the situations and that's totally fine. I'm allowed to demand what i want done and so are you - yay, America!

If someone wants to talk about this on Facebook I'm probably going to ignore you, honestly, I care about this but not enough to log into facebook.

But I'm done, this topic has gone off-topic and I'm not interested in talking about my job or personal life with weirdo's on the internet. Have a lovely week!

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Stupidpeopleannoyme

Feb-26-14 12:03 PM

@LuvDogs - and yet the only thing she changed is her job info...

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LuvDogs

Feb-26-14 10:30 AM

Why am I not surprised you are mad someone posted your full name when you gave very effective clues to identify yourself. If you didn't want you name exposed you should have just let them believe you were Eric/Tara.

What is it with you? Why is it always the fault of someone else? This in itself is a sign of immaturity!

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GoInPeace

Feb-26-14 10:26 AM

Say something Im giving up on you.

Goinpeace

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Stupidpeopleannoyme

Feb-26-14 8:00 AM

Hey look who is back, its Miss I Am Leaving And Never Coming Back. For the record, I know exactly where phlebotemists can work, hospitals, blood banks, DNA testing labs, etc etc etc...there is still no way a Phlebotemist saves lives. I just thought if you were dumb enough to think that someone couldnt find you then I would just make people's lives easier so they could harass you off of MDN.

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ohnopigeon

Feb-25-14 9:22 PM

....reallly...a person cannot type the word C.o.m.e .....wooooooooow ND, great freedom of speech there.

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ohnopigeon

Feb-25-14 9:22 PM

Blood Bender is a better term for phlebotomists. Also, who in the*****decides to post someone's full name on the internet without permission - like....are you a complete idiot who has no respect for privacy....like..****e on. Keep that information to yourself and chuckle about how you found the annoying person that is angry at a specific cop.

Like....woooow...do you hang out in an unmarked van with candy? Stranger Danger dude.

But, just so you know....phlebotomists just don't work at hospitals. I know, SHOCKING. We also just don't do lab testing - AGAIN, hard to believe. And who the heck takes information as viable from Facebook. It's like....the Wikipedia of social media. People either are too lazy to change their information (thanks to you, I have! Gotta keep my stalkers updated) or they lie.

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disgusted

Feb-25-14 8:54 PM

landslide, so funny! and, any human bite is far worse than an animal bite.

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disgusted

Feb-25-14 7:45 PM

not to a liberal, locomotive, not to a liberal

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locomotive

Feb-25-14 7:26 PM

Is there a difference between J walking and possessing a prohibited animal which had been reported as biting someone?

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Larry7

Feb-25-14 7:22 PM

So as I see it many of you argue that what the police did was justified because of an ordinance violation so you would have to agree that if the police caught someone J walking then they would be justified in using any and all force THEY deemed necessary ( whether or not it met with proper protocol ) to apprehend this J walker to include beating them with their clubs or shooting them.

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locomotive

Feb-25-14 6:11 PM

From justice . gov/dea/about/history

"The Drug Enforcement Administration was created by President Richard Nixon through an Executive Order in July 1973 in order to establish a single unified command to combat "an all-out global war on the drug menace." At its outset, DEA had 1,470 Special Agents and a budget of less than $75 million. Today, the DEA has nearly 5,000 Special Agents and a budget of $2.02 billion."

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locomotive

Feb-25-14 6:07 PM

justice . gov/dea/pr/multimedia-library/publications/speaking_out

This booklet (pdf) is entitled "Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization."

From the intro:

"This booklet, Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization, is designed to cut through the current fog of misinformation with hard facts. It presents an accurate picture of America’s experience with drug use, the nature of the drug problem, and the potential for damage if the United States adopts a more permissive policy on drug abuse."

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Stupidpeopleannoyme

Feb-25-14 5:58 PM

Your FB profile indicates that you are a phlebotemist. The very definition indicates that you draw blood. How does that make me naive? Either you aren't a phlebotemist or you pretend you're job is more important than it is.

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locomotive

Feb-25-14 5:53 PM

TTG, two of us say you're wrong. Look it up and that will be "interesting"...

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locomotive

Feb-25-14 5:53 PM

minotnd . org/pdf/PIO/Silver%20Fox

Here's the PD press release. Yep, it's still there.

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LuvDogs

Feb-25-14 5:32 PM

It is still there.

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