In an apparent crime of political intimidation, a cat owned by the family of the campaign manager to Arkansas Democrat congressional candidate, Ken Aden, was killed. The word 'LIBERAL' was spray painted on the Siamese cat's dead body. Ken Burris was with his four children when the cat was discovered by his five-year-old daughter.
According to the Huffington Post
the cat had been bludgeoned to death and was found with its skull caved in. Toxic Hominid
reported that Burris said he has a gun and knows how to use it, promising
“If I have to protect my kids, I’ll do it without hesitation." Burris went on to add “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.
It is one thing to engage in civil political discourse, and for Republicans and Democrats to disagree with each other, which is an expected part of the political process. Taking it to this level is beyond unacceptable.”
According to the Washington Post
the Russellville Police Department police are investigating the crime and animal rights group PETA has offered a reward.
Ken Aden discussed the incident with CNN, as seen in this video.
Rival Republican candidate Steve Womack released a statement dencouncing the killing, calling it beyond any standard of decency.