Wednesday, March 14, 2012

CPD cannot build an outdoor shooting range due to a Bald Eagle... BUT the US GOVERNMENT has issued permits for American Indians to KILL BALD EAGLES

Wyoming Native American tribe gets rare permit from US Government to kill bald eagles for religious reasons

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing an American Indian tribe in Wyoming to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.

The agency's decision comes after the Northern Arapaho Tribe filed a federal lawsuit last year contending the refusal to issue such permits violates tribal members' religious freedom. Although thousands of American Indians apply for eagle feathers and carcasses from a federal repository, permits allowing the killing of bald eagles are exceedingly rare, according to both tribal and legal experts on the matter.

"I've not heard of a take permit for a bald eagle," Steve Moore, lawyer with the Native American Rights Fund, or NARF, in Boulder, Colo., said Tuesday. "I see it and NARF would see it as a legitimate expression of sovereignty by the tribe, and respect for that sovereignty by the Fish and Wildlife Service."

Federal law prohibits the killing of bald eagles in almost all cases. The government keeps eagle feathers and body parts in a federal repository and tribal members can apply for them for use in religious ceremonies.

The bald eagle was removed from the federal list of threatened species in 2007, following its reclassification in 1995 from endangered to threatened. However, the species has remained protected under the federal Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

The Fish and Wildlife Service in 2009 stated in a report that it had never issued a permit for the killing of bald eagles to that time. The report states the government hadbe and the Wyoming state government. He said Tuesday the tribe in recent years has been increasingly exercising its sovereignty.

"I think that's the issue with the eagle case," Collins said.

The tribe's lawsuit, filed late last year, is essentially the continuation of a bitter legal fight that followed after Winslow Friday, a tribal member, killed a bald eagle without a permit in 2005 for use in his tribe's annual Sun Dance. Friday shot the eagle on the Wind River Indian Reservation.

William Downes, then a federal judge in Wyoming, dismissed the charge against Friday in 2006 saying it would have been pointless for him to apply for a permit. Downes said the federal government generally refuses to grant permits to tribal members to kill eagles even though federal regulations say such permits should be available.

"Although the government professes respect and accommodation of the religious practices of Native Americans, its own actions show callous indifference to such practices," Downes wrote.

Federal prosecutors appealed Downes' decision and a federal appeals court reinstated the criminal charge against Friday. After the U.S. Supreme Court ultimately refused to hear his case, Friday pleaded guilty in tribal court and was ordered to pay a fine.

Baldwin said the tribe's lawsuit against the Fish and Wildlife Service was directly related to the government's prosecution of Friday.

"One of the goals of the current suit is to prevent any young men like Winslow Friday from being prosecuted in the future for practicing their traditional religious ceremonies," Baldwin said.

Senior members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe appeared at an appeals court hearing court in Denver in late 2007 in support of Friday. Nelson P. White Sr., then a member of the Northern Arapaho Business Council, said after the hearing that the birds American Indians receive from a federal depository were rotten, or otherwise unfit for use in religious ceremonies.

"That's unacceptable," White said after the court hearing. "How would a non-Indian feel if they had to get their Bible from a repository?"

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Bald eagle discovery shoots down plan for outdoor Chicago police firing range - I am betting that the liberals placed the Bald Eagle there....
Photo: Coincidence or not... But I use to date a bald beaver a few blocks from this very location.

Chicago police are scuttling plans for a shooting range on the Southeast Side less than a month after the discovery of the first bald eagle nest in the city since the 1880s, a city official confirmed today.

Two eagles have built a massive nest along the Little Calumet River next to a marshy industrial site that police have long coveted for an outdoor shooting range. Their presence remained unknown until a bird-watcher spotted a mature adult and a younger bird in late January, prompting a closer look by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

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42 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dont be stupid that bird has been out there for years.This is directly related to budget cuts. Oh and the area alderman is a pussy.

Anonymous said...

Put it in Englewood, real life "shoot houses" everywhere.

Anonymous said...

Ha ha i said bald eagle and every one sits down and shuts up, meanwhile we have a communist in the White House.

Anonymous said...

2nd largest police department in the country, we don't have money for ammo, we don't have money for riot gear and now we don't get an outdoor range. This is pathetic. Fuckin' Harvey had an outdoor range. Suburban PD's have better ranges than us.

Anonymous said...

Good. Too many gun dorks on this job. They can go to a private shooting range.

Anonymous said...

So this bald beaver you used to date from around the way...how long did it take after 'she' had her cock removed before she could break out the old Gillette and start uprooting the short curlys again?

Aldo Raine

Anonymous said...

I've bird watched for years and I've seen hawks, falcons, a wayward Pelican and a bunch of other crazy shit, but I've never seen an eagle on the south side of Lake Michigan.

Someone show me a photo.

Anonymous said...

Planted. Bald eagles make nests in live trees not dead ones.

Anonymous said...

Use eminent domain and condemn the property next door to either Farrakhan or rebrun Jackson for use as a range. They would surely love to see all of Chicago's finest driving by 24/7.

Anonymous said...

the nests are in Riverdale

Anonymous said...

Does that mean that Ray Ray has to give back his merit Lt promotion? I do believe that was what it was based on. How HE did this, and HE did that for the city, dept, and SWAT.

Anonymous said...

I like it when my girl goes bald eagle.

Anonymous said...

.....Oh and the area alderman is a pussy.....

Ald. John Pope (10th Ward) is not a Pussy, he is a handjob mofo, looking for a Fat Envelope!

I Voted For Obama said...

Looks like a nice birdie.

What's wrong with Guns said...

Anonymous said...
Good. Too many gun dorks on this job. They can go to a private shooting range.

March 12, 2012 6:36 PM
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Gun dorks? What are you? A cop without a gun? A cop who doesn't practice shooting?

You don't believe in guns? What do you use? Verbal judo? Phrases like, "cut it out" or the real crimestopper, "Hey, don't do that any more! I MEAN it!"

If you're a CPD, you better be a gun dork - and a pretty good marksman if you want to stay alive.

IF you are such a "namby-pampy" around guns, why did you take the job?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good. Too many gun dorks on this job. They can go to a private shooting range.

March 12, 2012 6:36 PM
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JFLED!!! welcome to SCC!!!

Anonymous said...

Most suburban PDs have everything better than shitcago. Including people/officers

Anonymous said...

Not doing shit keeps you alive. Most cpd coopers couldn't hit something the size of jfleds head from 2 ft away

Sherlock said...

Detective Shaved - here is a clue to a solution for establishing the outdoor range, AND it fits in with Obama's Green Energy hoax:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/usda-researching-bald-eagle-death-wind-turbines/423801

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Anonymous said...
Most suburban PDs have everything better than shitcago. Including people/officers

March 13, 2012 12:15 AM

They may have better toys but they still hire political hacks and affirmative action types.

Is the line ready said...

WTF WE HABEAS PLENTY OF OUT DOOR PRACTICE RANGES!

006, 007, 008, 002, 26 th and California......

Anonymous said...

Hey Magoo you ever seen the parrots at burnham golf course? They nest in the tv towers and phone poles a few blocks away . There are still eagles that fly this area come a little further south. Glenwood lansing crete.. They nest in the new high rise cell towers.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Good. Too many gun dorks on this job. They can go to a private shooting range.

March 12, 2012 6:36 PM

We will probably be reading about you,the next officer killed in the line of duty because you are a sausage.

Anonymous said...

Moderning policing does not involve learning and maintaining skill sets to save lives.The only gun you need to be proficient with is a radar gun.

Anonymous said...

Don't have to.
His head is so big it has it's own gravitational pull.

Anonymous said...

Why can't we just have the dirt worshipers kill the eagle and we can get our range??? Is that to logical for the hoople heads on the fifth floor??

Mark12A said...

So why don't you simply get the indians to kill that one?

Anonymous said...

A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugger, a liberal Democrat, and an anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland near Colville , WA .

There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted a good view of the natural splendor of her land so she started to climb the big tree. As she neared the top she encountered a spotted owl that attacked her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and got many splinters in her crotch.

In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a

doctor. She told him she was an environmentalist, a democrat, and an anti-hunter and how she came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see if he could help her.
She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman demanded, "What took you so long?" He smiled and then told her, "Well, I had to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber from a "recreational area" so close to a waste treatment facility. I'm sorry, but due to Obama Care they turned me down."

Chief FokBeaners said...

Well what if Your religion required You to hunt and shoot a wild Beaner Would the Goverment allow that??

Anonymous said...

I think we can let the Native American kill a bird or two after what we have done to them.....

Anonymous said...

NOW the GOV.'T IS in the business of ASS-KISSING

Anonymous said...

Indians want to kill all the birds they don't like birds.

Anonymous said...

Hey, this is a win-win situation. Shoot the local bald eagle and you guys get to build the range.

Anonymous said...

It gives wood when the corrupt democrat federal overnment fucks the corrupt democrat Chicago government.

Anonymous said...

Obama is a Ni**er

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Chief FokBeaners said...

Well what if Your religion required You to hunt and shoot a wild Beaner Would the Goverment allow that??

March 14, 2012 11:52 AM


Perhaps. Need to run that one by Holder's justice dept.

GUN DORK said...

Anonymous said...
I think we can let the Native American kill a bird or two after what we have done to them.....

March 14, 2012 11:54 AM
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Looks like you never watched John Wayne movies when you were growing up.

The Indians were the bad guys. We had to wipe them out of the Plains.

What did you play with when you were young? Dolls? Did you wear a helmut when you played at the playground?

Cowboys and Indians. Cops and Robbers. We better put this into the school curriculum before this whole country goes soft with these politically correct namby-pambies with their revisionist history.

GUN DORK said...

Anonymous said...
Moderning policing does not involve learning and maintaining skill sets to save lives. The only gun you need to be proficient with is a radar gun.

March 14, 2012 8:16 AM
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What??

Evidently you live in Mayberry, Barnie. You're a LONG way from home and this ain't Mayberry.

CPD is undergunned. Each car should carry at LEAST a shotgun and AR-15 with about 50 rounds and 100 rounds apiece.

There is no such thing as overkill here.

Because we are Chicago, we should go "old school" with Tommy Guns and BARs in all the Sergeants' cars.

Say Hey to Andy.

Anonymous said...

I remember a Mass Transit Watch Party where Bartender Bea showed all the guys a "Bald Eagle"!

Anonymous said...

John Wayne kicked ASS!

Anonymous said...

It's all about control over the people by socialist/marxist/commie oboma and his henchmen.

The demo-socialist/marxist/commie politicians have determined that the CPD will not be allowed to build an outdoor shooting range due to the Bald Eagle.

In the case of the Bald Eagle and American Indians, the issues are two-fold. oboma likes to practice race baiting and racial divide. He WILL allow the American Indians to kill Bald Eagles, but oboma/his politial hacks WILL NOT allow the CPD to have their shooting range.

oboma WILL allow his voter base to commit crimes and cause civil unrest. oboma WILL NOT allow the police and courts to do their jobs to stop the crime. oboma WILL allow the New Black Panther party thugs to intimidate voters in front of a polling place in Philadelphia as they did in 2009. oboma/Dept of Justice WILL NOT prosecute this thug organization..oboma's voter base again.

oboma WILL allow American Indians to kill Bald Eagles, because dictator oboma SAYS they can.

Go to www.freerepublic.com and read all the articles about what is happening NOW to this country, while you are reading the lefty news rags. Educate yourself, become active with like minded people who believe in the Constitution, freedom and liberty, and get rid of this demo- socialist/communist/marxist vermin in OUR White House, in our country. Stop allowing this dictator to step on your neck with his jackboot...we are under attack big time in this country from the enemy on the ground. Face it and fight it any way you can. VOTE for anyone OTHER than oboma.

Anonymous said...

I likes to shoot Injuns! Wild West cowboy style!

Can I get a permit for that? It is my religion and all...

So if I own a Casino, can I get a permit to kill off endangered and protected birds too? Fucking sweet!

Firewater Casino: Time to break ground!

How about a permit to shoot some fucking geese in Lakeview!? Any takers? Fucking nasty birds.

All the geese in the near north (Lincoln Park/Lakeview) would make a fine outdoor target set. You are on the lake front so if you miss... You just hit the water! Oops!

Think of it like the NES video game Duck Hunt but in a real life setting!