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Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby justrandomwords » Mon Jan 26, 2009 12:42 am UTC

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At first I thought this was funny, but once I finished the article I felt like it was really quite sad. This could, of course, give way to an entire discussion about the state of Africa. I honestly don't know where to draw the line. Is belief in occult a cultural quirk that is helpful and/or beneficial to the society? Obviously, in this case, it can be somehow detrimental, although the bit about "scientific proof" of a human changing into a goat could keep the poor thing in custody for some time... hm.

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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Mon Jan 26, 2009 1:21 am UTC

Europeans thought similar things not all that long ago. The Great Cat Massacre details many of the rituals in Western Europe that involved maiming cats because they were witches in disguise. Besides, the police are probably just humouring the locals, because otherwise they'd look incompetent.
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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby JayDee » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:02 am UTC

The poor scapegoat.
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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby kgirlfae » Mon Jan 26, 2009 2:05 am UTC

It really does sound as though the police are humoring people.
It is something that has to be proved scientifically, that a human being turned into a goat

And the likelihood that will be proved by Science is.... slim...

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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby 22/7 » Mon Jan 26, 2009 7:18 pm UTC

Was that slim that just left?
Totally not a hypothetical...

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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby EsotericWombat » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:13 pm UTC

I, for one, DEMAND that the goat be afforded a fair trial.
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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby JayDee » Tue Jan 27, 2009 12:28 am UTC

You know, I suspect the Police are just poorly funded, and they've got a big function coming up. "Sure, we'll 'detain' the goat-man..."

And then at the police ball there will be one superstitious young rookie up the back, eating his goat stew, trying to figure out if this makes him a cannibal.
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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby justrandomwords » Tue Jan 27, 2009 2:43 am UTC

JayDee wrote:You know, I suspect the Police are just poorly funded, and they've got a big function coming up. "Sure, we'll 'detain' the goat-man..."

And then at the police ball there will be one superstitious young rookie up the back, eating his goat stew, trying to figure out if this makes him a cannibal.


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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby Solt » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:31 am UTC

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Re: Goat Detained over Armed Robbery

Postby Lt Greatsocks » Wed Jan 28, 2009 4:05 am UTC

Aww. I hope the goat gets releases soon.
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