GUN Hunting Trophies banned by police commisioner

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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    Sunday, December 30th 2007, 4:00 AM

    A top-ranking police official has been told he can no longer fill his office with a startling collection of animal trophies he bagged on big game hunts across the globe.

    NYPD Transportation Chief Michael Scagnelli, an avid hunter in his off-hours, was told his taxidermy trophies - bison, birds, elk, deer - had to be taken down when he moved into a new office in Police Headquarters.

    Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, who gave the order, also said Scagnelli would have to pay movers to cart the offending wildlife out of his 11th-floor offices, sources said.

    Scagnelli is popular among the rank-and-file, but some of the Police Headquarters honchos aren't fans of his stuffed trophies.

    "It's offensive," one source said. "This is city property and the guy is extolling killing.
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    "Going to his office was like going to the Museum of Natural History. And it wasn't just his private office, it was in the outer office, too, where everyone else had their desks. There was a gigantic bird on someone's desk," the source said.

    Other cops said booting the beasts was a prime example of what they called Kelly's micromanaging.

    "If traffic deaths are down, which they are, what does it matter what he has up on the walls? He does the job," another source said. "It wasn't like it was Playboy shots."
    Scagnelli declined to comment, as did police brass.

    A prolific hunter, the chief had bagged his trophies with both bow and rifle.

    "He had one - a cougar or a leopard or something, its claws out, catching a gazelle. He shot both but it was designed to look like the cougar killed the elk. Over the top," another police source said.

    Scagnelli's new offices - down the hall from his old ones - have no stuffed animals, but his personal office has mounted antlers and trophy skulls of a variety of creatures, ranging from a monkey to a bear, sources said, adding that Scagnelli contends they are not stuffed animals and therefore permissible.

    A meeting room has an 8-foot plastic replica of a hammerhead shark the chief caught -complete with real shark teeth. "A fish is a fish, not an animal," a source said.

    As Scagnelli sees it, sources said, the only "animal" left in the office is a talking deer head from famed toy store FAO Schwarz that sings a variety of tunes.

    "This can be a grim job," another source said. "What's wrong with a little humor?"

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  2. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Apparently crime has been completely stopped in NYC and kelly has nothing better to do then police the offices of his underlings. :hsughno:
     
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    i can't wait to kill a bear :bowdown:
     
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    THE QUAR...*mortar blast*..EDS TO BOUNC..*machine gun fire*..U MAGGOT! :mamoru:
     
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    The horror :big grin:
     

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