Im glad that they are being prosecuted.. Shows them they are not above the law like the rest of us.. Looks like they may even lose their jobs, since you can not have a felony and be police officer.. Props to people doing their job investigating this POACHING!!!!
Looks like they are throwing the book at the 2 cops for poaching the elk in Boulder. The local paper reported today they were charged with 4 felonies and 5 misdemeanors. Apparently, a local animal rights group also wanted them to be charged with another felony crime for cruelty to animals.
Sounds like the third cop (a Boulder county sheriff's deputy, I think) wasn't charged but could be if other evidence implicates he participated in any way other than talking about it with the other 2. Hopefully the trial will be straight forward and these 2 nincompoops will get what they deserve.
All I have to say about that is shame of those cops. Shame on them! They should get no special treatment. Shame on those neighborhood residence too. They should all be charged and fined with harboring and feeding wildlife, which they have all openly admitted to doing with that elk. That's also against the law. None of them should get off easy either.
I just got back from my elk trip to Colorado and must say that I learned quite a bit about hiking in that one trip. I researched all I could on the internet and thought I was prepared going out. For the most part I was but I want to pass on a few major things I learned that helped me drastically!
1. Pack light. I know this may sound like common sense but believe me. After reading everyone's advice on what you need to pack, chances are your pack will end up weighing more...