From the look of your comments, I'm assuming that you chose to reply before you finished reading the rest of the conversation...Originally posted by Concerned:
When it comes to the killing of the horses…HOW CAN WE OVERLOOK THIS?
75% of inmates in the prison system admit to abusing – torturing and killing animals of all types, before they MOVED ON to human beings. Can we forget such names as Jeffrey Dahmer, David Berkowitz (son of Sam), Albert DeSalvo (the Boston Strangler) Patrick Sherril, Carol Edmund Cole (her first violent act was strangling a puppy) - and the list goes on and on. All these people started with animal abuse or the killing of animals. Check out Animal Abuse Statistics on line … it’s a real eye opener, as to how serious animal abuse is and what it leads to. It’s an issue that needs to be addressed the very first time it happens. Read about it.
We can’t just keep on blaming “the wrong crowd” for the actions of others. If ALL crimes were treated as the crimes that they are, and people had to serve time for ALL their crimes, that we would not have as many people in “the wrong crowd”. What message do we give these violators . . . go ahead . . . steal – kill – burn houses – cheat – do drugs – drive drunk . . . “ Our court systems are too full” so you’ll get only a little fine and a serving time sentence that will be drastically reducec to almost nothing . . . So WHY NOT KEEP ON DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING? The penal system may not rehabilitate people, but people need to know that there will be REAL consequences when they commit a crime.
I also feel sorry for the police men, and the veterinarians and all others who are called in on these crimes. They spend all this time, putting their lives in jeopardy, documenting, following procedure and what happens? The vet spends their time treating abused or wounded animals, spends time with documenting and they watch the violators walk away with a “slap on the wrist” and on their way to become repeat offenders.
As for the Texan getting upset with those of us who prefer not to put our names to our letters … Why should I trust someone who has stole, set fires to cabins and KILLED innocent animals, not to make me the next target?
Glen Younger’s words, (on the message board) “But, horses can be replaced, cabins can be replaced, stolen items are just things.” shocked me. That horse was a living thing, loved like a family member. The actions of these criminals affected the lives of so many in ways we can’t imagine. They feel violated and in a emotional turmoil. His words about giving them (the criminals) a “second chance” . . . Were they thinking of a second chance when they fired a bullet into that second horse?
The “hang ‘em high” is not the intention of the petition. Though it is obvious that many people who signed this petition are fed up with our court system, watching so many crimes go unpunished. If you listen to the radio, it has become a big laugh, listening to the long list of crimes of these repeat offenders, how according to criminal guidelines, they would serve 125 years and they get out with a fine, 1 year sentence, and probation. I am sorry for the families of these criminals, but I think the Tomahawk community and surrounding area is making a statement. As someone else has stated: “Too many times the Lincoln County court system has failed the community.” We want justice. Plain and simple—Justice!
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