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Police. Cops. Popo. 5-O. Whatever officer might be looking for, you'll find all that here and more. These coppers will charge you up like a battery, so get a shock to your system with witty police humor.

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Horse Rescued From Icy Mud Hole, Recovering Well

On Monday, Fysik, an 11-year-old retired jumping horse, sunk and got stuck up to his neck in a hole of freezing muddy water. "He was shivering and I just knew when I saw him that there was no way I was going to be able to get him out of that myself," his owner, the operator of Adorado Nino Horse Rescue and Sanctuary near Leduc, Alta, Tracy Benkendorf, told CBC news

Knowing that she couldn't do it alone, she called 911 and posted a picture of the horse on Facebook, asking if anyone knows what to do to help it. "I'm just absolutely beyond grateful for these people that came together in such an incredible, amazing way," she says about the firefighters, the RCMP, her neighbors, her veterinarian and some other people she didn't even know who arrived to help. 

Read more and see Fysik standing strong and covered in blankets below!

story about a horse who got stuck up to its neck in frozen mud and was rescued and is expected to recover thumbnail includes two pictures including a horse stuck in frozen muddy water and another of a horse lifted up using straps around its bpdy
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Heroes Of The Month: Celebrating Rescued Animals And Their Rescuers (October 2020)

Every single month, animals find themselves in precarious situations for various different reasons. And every single month, the lucky ones get saved by some incredible people. We attempt to bring you as many of these stories as possible as they come out, but there are just too many of them. When you think about it, that's really amazing, having too many happy rescue stories to cover.

But since we can't cover all of them throughout the month, we've decided to collect some of these stories for you at the end of each month in a list right here to celebrate these incredible people who put their love and effort into saving animals and the animals that they rescued. Even so, we will never be able to cover them all, but this is a start, and the people in this list are definitely deserving of more appreciation. 

So, let's say thank you together and hope that next month, there will again be too many happy-ending rescue stories to cover!

collection of stories about people heroically saving animals thumbnail includes two pictures including one of a large officer with a tiny kitten on its shoulder and another of firefighters smiling at the camera and a deer in a blanket
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Tiger Cub Smuggled Three Years Ago Is Now Living Happily In Its Forever Home

A terrifying story with a happy ending. Three years ago, a six week old Bengal tiger cub was rescued from a wildlife trafficking attempt at a San Diego area border crossing. Today, the fully grown tiger, Moka, is living happily with another rescued tiger named Nola.

Moka was discovered in the floorboard of a sports car driven by an 18-year-old man who was attempting to smuggle the tiger from Tijuana through the U.S.-Mexico border. As reported by the San Diego Zoo Global Wildlife Conservancy and Border Report, the passenger under whose legs the cub was hidden had at first said that it was "just a cat." The driver, Luis Valencia, when questioned, claimed that he had bought the tiger in Tijuana after seeing someone walking it on a leash and wanted to keep it as a pet. Later, of course, it was discovered that both statements were false, and Luis was sentenced to six months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy charges.

The cub was taken to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and had a surgery that saved his life. At the time, his weight was less than that of the average house cat - just 6 pounds. His name, Moka, means "chance" in Bengali and was given to him as a way of commemorating the story of his discovery. There, he got to meet Rakan, "a Sumartan tiger cub whose mother was unable to care for him," and together they grew up, played, wrestled, and pounced, becoming stronger and happier.

After a few months of care, still only a few months old, Moka was moved into an animal sanctuary called Lions, Tigers & Bears east of San Diego where he met Nola from Louisiana - another now fully grown tiger who was rescued as a cub.

The founder and director of Lions, Tigers & bears, Bobbi Brink, told Border Report that "[Moka and Nola] were both the same age, so they made great roommates, now they're best of friends," as well as that "[h]e's kind of shy but Nola is his strength. She'll be the first one to go out and check out something then slowly but surely he'll be right behind her," and no ending could make us happier.

Take a look at pictures of Moka from three years ago, over the first three months at the safari (with Rakan!) and today below.

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There's literally zero logic in anything that he's saying. Would expect nothing less from a scammer who calls a police captain and threatens them with an arrest. 

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Love that moment when he's pitching a ridiculous fit about keeping the helmet on until the officer just takes it off. 

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British Cop Measuring Road Gets Roasted To Oblivion

Poor Darren was probably just going about doing exactly what he was taught. Unfortunately, Twitter and it's relentless army of spicy silvertongues were ready to roast the guy to an utter crisp. 

British cop measuring the road ends up getting roasted to oblivion | Cheshire West @Go_CheshireWest Further along road another potential problem has been reported. Darren inspects and explains as is under 50mm no action needs be taken at this time #cwaclive
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Here's Why Twitter's Lighting Up With Fireworks Conspiracy Theories

Over the past few weeks cities all around the United States have been reporting an increase in fireworks. And it's quickly becoming clear that murmurs on Twitter aren't just hearsay or the result of quarantine-induced noise sensitivity. According to Gothamist, fireworks complaints in New York City have increased by a whopping 230% since last year. And Twitter users have begun theorizing that the increase may actually be due to something more sinister. 

The most widely circulated theory right now is that the increase in fireworks leads back to the police, or even that the CIA is supplying fireworks to rowdy teens as a sort of psychological operation to deprive citizens of sleep and desensitize them to the sounds of warfare. One such thread comes from writer Robert Jones Jr., who tweets as Sons of Baldwin. Other conspiracy theories suggest that police are supplying and setting off fireworks and ignoring complaints to make themselves feel needed in the wake of calls to defund them. And there's been a lot of weird police activity that backs up this attitude - take this bizarre show from police vehicles in Harlem - at 3am. 

While some of the tweets we've been seeing mock and meme the theories, they're being taken seriously enough to inspire inquiries from investigative journalists and have even led to a writer having to apologize for retweeting speculation on the matter. Many people seem to think the explanations are a simple combination of inexpensive surplus fireworks (due to Covid-19 cancellations) and, well, let's face it: fireworks are fun. And while the theories may seem far-fetched, they're a hell of a lot more entertaining than anything pertaining to 5G. So we're happy to watch the truth unfold - whatever it may be. 

Tweets and data about increased fireworks, fireworks conspiracy theories, nyc, new york city, united states, nypd, police activity | Son Baldwin (Robert Jones 2d v 2. Desensitization as means get us so used sounds firecrackers and other fireworks they start using their real artillery on us won't PROPHETS know difference s meant sound like war zone because war zone is s about become. 39 271,661 O 8,656 Son Baldwin (Robert Jones 2d think this is psychological warfare PROPHETS first wave before wha
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Driver Goes 115 MPH, Learns Lesson Through Creative Policing

When this cop caught a reckless and cocky driver going 115 MPH, he decided to let the kid's mom handle the situation. Context is key here as well, as the actual road didn't have a speed limit. And just cause there's no speed limit doesn't mean people should be out there tearing down the road over 100 MPH. 

A reckless driver learns their lesson through creative policing | Answer Experiences Life Topic might like is most interesting encounter with police? Andrew Katz Updated Jul 27 18 years old, and driving my mother's car police pulled over Good evening Sir. Do know why pulled over?’
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Guy Shadows A Cop For A Night In This Eye-Opening Twitter Thread

As protesters continue to march through the streets for racial justice, the general public has started to wake up to the realities of policing in America. This Twitter thread, written by University of Florida writing professor Sean Trainor, details a night he spent shadowing a police officer classmate, only to discover just how corrupt the system is.

Let's just say, if you were undecided on the policing system before, this thread might make up your mind.

Interesting Twitter thread from a guy who spent a night riding along with his classmate who was a police officer | Sean Trainor @ess_trainor long time ago younger and dumber did police ride-along with high school classmate who had gone on become cop one most chilling and radicalizing nights my life Thread
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Austin PD Roasted For Forging Thank You Notes

You'd think that the police would be extra careful right now as protesters around the country call for their departments to be defunded. But Texas' Austin PD has proved that assumption wrong. The department tweeted some photos of thank you cards and letters from local supporters to show love for the appreciative correspondence. They wanted to show their followers that they still have the support of the city. But people on Twitter were quick to notice that most of the cards were written in the same handwriting - and had zero postage. 

Twitter users were quick to roast the fabricated cards, which feel especially insensitive when considering the violent shootings of protesters last week. When Gizmodo reached out to the police department, their explanation was this: 

"Many of you have inquired about the cards that were posted on our social media pages," Austin PD wrote to Gizmodo. "The cards were from several community members to include kindergartners and Austin families, who wanted to show support for APD officers. Two people, who organized delivering the cards in person, addressed the envelopes with a "Thank you," so our officers would open the notes to receive encouragement during these difficult times. That is why the front of the envelopes appear to have the same handwriting." All the letters were, APD stated, delivered at the same time this past Thursday."

Gizmodo noted that this explanation is, well, pretty sus. Schools are not open in Texas, and the same goes for most of the country. When pressed for more details about the alleged senders, the police department declined to identify, and backpedaled saying that "some of the writers were kindergarten-aged." We may never know the truth behind this situation. But you can come up with your own theories based on the tweets below. 

Funny tweets about how Austin PD forged thank you letters and thank you cards in an attempt to show they have support in the city of Austin Texas | Lukiss @LucasChitty absolutely dying at fact APD forged dozens thank letters and didn't even bother change up handwriting on ANY THEM. OAustin Police Department O @Austi. 1d can't express enough grateful are serve Austin. Our officers have been working around clock during these unprecedented times and thank everyone who took time write and make our
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Twitter Thread: How Dave Chappelle Taught A Comedy Crowd About The History Of Black People And Police

As anti-racism protests continue to be held around the United States following the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, many people are receiving some serious education in the area of race relations and the way police treat people of color. Given the climate, comic Kenny DeForest thought it was the right time to share this story from 2015. Dave Chappelle was a surprise guest at one of DeForest's shows at the Knit in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and the crowd (who may have been hoping for a standard set) received a sobering and eye-opening story about the history of black people and police in the US. By the end, even people who initially made light of his tale were humbled and grateful for the experience. It feels very relevant right now, and is a testament to the fact that it is possible to change minds.

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