Cops Killing Animals

BY Herschel Smith
2 months ago

Via David Codrea, an awful report of animal cruelty.

Oxford, PA — In the study of psychology, there is a term for those who hurt animals for personal pleasure. It is called intentional animal torture and cruelty IATC, and the folks who carry it out are often the most depraved people in society. Psychologists have long studied the reasons behind why a person would intentionally harm an animal and the types of people associated with this behavior are often society’s worst. Shockingly enough, as frequent readers of the Free Thought Project understand, police officers are often the most common offenders when it comes to being deliberately cruel to animals.

While it is common knowledge that police officers kill dogs on a regularly basis, many folks don’t realize that cops also kill lots of  animals in sadistic ways as well. Case in point: a Pennsylvania state trooper is facing animal cruelty charges after he deliberately and repeatedly rammed his patrol car into a horse, causing it immense suffering and eventually death.

Over the weekend, Cpl. Michael Perillo was arrested and charged with felony and misdemeanor counts of aggravated animal cruelty, including torture and causing significant bodily injury to the horse.

The incident happened late last year but the investigation apparently took over 6 months to complete. According to officials, on December 28, 2021, police received a report of a horse in the area of U.S. Route 1 in Lower Oxford Township. The horse had reportedly gotten free from a nearby Amish farm.

When the trooper arrived, the horse was on the shoulder and though it had reportedly been hit by another car, it was still standing and not a danger to anyone. Instead of getting out and trying to lead the horse to safety, the trooper rammed it. As the Philly Voice reports:

A criminal complaint filed by the state police’s internal affairs division alleges that Perillo drove his patrol car into the horse multiple times, pinning the animal to the pavement. The second trooper then euthanized the horse, authorities said.

Troopers are permitted to use a firearm to kill a dangerous animal in self-defense, to defend another person or to end the suffering of an injured or sick animal if other means of doing so are not available. Troopers are required to document all actions taken in appropriate reports.

Making sure that no one would ever see the dashboard camera, the charges against Perillo were only announced after the legal window closed on the request for the dash cam footage. According to the AP, state law provides 60 days to submit a request for a copy of an officer’s audio or video recording. Requests must be made in writing by certified mail or hand-delivered, and rejections can be appealed to court.

“What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?”

God saw everything that happened.


Comments

  1. On August 4, 2022 at 11:35 pm, snuffy said:

    In the last few months, I have had an epiphany. I have reached the conclusion that I’m sure others have found long ago. There are no good cops. Definitely no good Secret Service agents. No good FBI agents, certainly no good ATF agents, no good state troopers, no good local cops. There are only bad cops who haven’t been caught yet. Do bad cops, on occasion, do good deeds? Sure. If they’re in the right place, at the right time. Pulling a trapped victim from a car or maybe a house on fire? Sure. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut, once in a while. Then you have guys like the Detective of The Year. Gregory Daniel Beaumarchais. Yeah, I’m done feeling bad for dead cops.

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