Cock Kills Cop

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According to Yahoo News, in a Monday “freak accident” a fighting bird has killed a Philippine police offer during a routine evidence-gathering session. As the outlet reports, Lieutenant Christian Bolok arrived at the scene of an illegal cockfight, a gathering currently banned in the country in an attempt to halt the spread of covid-19, and picked up the rooster to inspect it. The small blades attached to the animal’s talons—known as spurs—reportedly struck the officer’s left thigh and sliced his femoral artery, an official told Yahoo News on Tuesday.


“I could not believe it when it was first reported to me. This is the first time in my 25 years as a policeman that I lost a man due to a fighting cock’s spur,” a colleague said. Three people were arrested and two cocks—including, one would imagine, the cop-killer—were seized.

The cop-killing cock joins the peacocks dismantling private property in an emerging and troubling cabal of antifa fowl.

Molly Osberg is a Senior Reporter with G/O Media.



There are lots of well-documented issues with police in the Philippines (extra-judicial killing, corruption, etc.) but this guy was apparently enforcing a law designed to stop animal abuse (probably when many cops there would just take a bribe and look the other way) and died in a freak accident. Not sure I see the humor or how this story ties into some stupid and superficial #resist narrative as the last line suggests. Pretty poor taste.