Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution

Did you hear the one about the man who shot a bear in his pajamas yard?

It seems that earlier this year, Mr. Jeremy Hill of Idaho shot a young male grizzly when the bear appeared with two others in the yard where his children were playing. Mr. Hill promptly grabbed a rifle and protected his children by shooting the bear.

Since the grizzly is a protected species, Mr. Hill promptly called the state Department of Fish and Game, reporting what had happened. According to the  Spokesman Review:

Boundary County Prosecutor Jack Douglas has sent a letter to media outlets with his account of the May 8 grizzly bear shooting that has resulted in federal charges against Jeremy Hill, 33, of Porthill, Idaho.

Douglas said neither he nor the Idaho Fish ad [sic] Game Department was involved in filing charges against Hill and makes the case that Hill never should have been charged.

But suddenly, Mr. Hill finds himself facing a large fine and possible prison time for protecting his family, an action which the wildlife officials agreed was appropriate:

Boundary County commissioners … issued a news release, saying that Idaho Fish and Game officials had recommended against filing charges in the case, and that local U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials had concurred.

Well then, who brought charges against Mr. Hill?

Joan Jewett, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Portland, said she couldn’t comment on the case specifically. In general, however, “we do an investigation and turn over our information and evidence to the U.S. Attorney’s office and the U.S. Attorney makes the decision on whether to prosecute or not.”

So our Department of Justice, who refuses to prosecute things like voter fraud and illegal immigration, is tackling the really hard cases like the recent dramatic Gibson Guitar raid, and prosecuting a man for protecting his family from bears. We’re in the very best of hands.

Oh, the irony of a man prosecuted by the Obama administration for behaving like Sarah Palin’s prototypical mama grizzly!



6 Responses to Irony Alert: Papa Grizzly Faces Prosecution

  1. Gerry Ashley says:

    I believe I can clear up the confusion here…

    It appears the pin-head at the DOJ (Eric Holder) mistakenly thought Mr. Hill (the shooter) was a border guard and that the Grizzly was an illegal alien undocumented worker trying to smuggle drugs into the country. This, of course, had been confirmed by Janet Napolitano, Director of Homeland Insecurity. And Obama will probably take credit for it… until the sh*t hits the fan at which time he will say it was all the Tea Party’s fault, because everybody knows the Tea Party would like to see ALL bears hanging from trees.

    Yeah, that should just about cover it…

  2. Stoutcat says:

    No, no, no! It didn’t hit the fan, the bear did it in the woods!

    And of course, JaN’o confirmed it–the system worked, after all!

  3. Gerry Ashley says:

    See, I knew I had that wrong… I kept visualizing the Pope in the woods and the Bear in tha Basilica…

    Now while I knew the Pope could probably make quite a mess in the woods, that’s nothing compared to what the bear… oh never mind… there’s just no way this is gonna go anywhere appropriate…

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