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Cook-off Cop Fired for Tossing Tear Gas at Rivals

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http://gawker.com/5816585/cook+off-cop-fired-for-tossing-tear-gas-at-rivals

Lauri Apple — If you were competing in the prestigious Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo barbecue cook-off and some other team started to annoy you, would you a. simply ignore them, b. taunt them for making "shitty bullshit food," or c. throw "some type of tear gas-like device" at them?

If you are passionate cook-off cop Mike Hamby, you would choose option c. And you would be summarily suspended, then fired, from the Houston Police Department—because even if you've put in more than 30 years of service, you're just not allowed to tear-gas other people at barbecue cook-offs. It's not polite.

Hamby has denied throwing some kind of "powerful chemical irritant" into the tent of rivals the Fayette County Cookers— whose ranks include wheelchair-bound amputees—during the cook-off, whi


Added: Jul-2-2011 Occurred On: Jul-2-2011
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Tags: Calf, roping, steer, rodeo, cowboys, houston cops, pigs, barbq meat cruelty beef slaughter corruption farm tear gas
Location: Houston, Texas, United States (load item map)
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