‘Liberal’s’ Cat Killed to Make Cliche Political Statement

Posted on January 23, 2012


A campaign manager of a Democrat running for Congress in Arkansas came home to find his children’s’ cat murdered with the word “liberal” painted on its side. The culprits apparently killed the cat by smashing its head in.

According to news reports, Jake Burris, who is currently managing Ken Aden’s congressional campaign, came home with his four kids when his youngest child found the murdered cat on the front porch.

“This is sickening,” Burris told Blue Arkansas. “To kill a child’s pet…I’m at a loss for words…I’ve seen the best and the worst of humanity, but this is something else.”

Burris has vowed not to be intimidated and will remain Aden’s campaign manager, but he is worried further attacks could be directed at his family. If they do, the former marine said he won’t heistate to fight violence with violence.

“I’ve got a gun and I know how to use it,”Burris said.  “If I have to protect my kids I’ll do it without hesitation.”

Aden is challenging Republican congressman Steve Womack in “one of the most Republican districts in the country,” according to Politico.

Beau Walker, Womack’s chief of staff, denounced the violence.

“The thought of brutalizing any animal for the sake of making a political statement is beyond any standard of decency and the person or people responsible for this act should be held accountable to the fullest extent of the law,” he said.

In a press release, Burris said: “To kill a child’s pet is just unconscionable.  As a former combat soldier, I’ve seen the best of humanity and the worst of humanity. Whoever did this is definitely part of the worst of humanity.”


Posted in: Arkansas, Crime