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10 July 2010 Issue

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La Grange P.D. Shoots Scared Dog Twice ... Make Sure They Pay!


WHY IS TAX PAYER MONEY BEING USED TO KILL DEFENSELESS ANIMALS?

The picture only tells a tiny part of the story, but you can clearly see that this is not a vicious dog!! The dog is running AWAY not ATTACKING. In all living creatures, the law of FIGHT or FLIGHT exists. This dog has clearly chosen to flee. If you have the stomach, watch this video ... but be forewarned, it is very disturbing!


Aspca This Is A Cry For Help: Animal Cruelty By The La Grange Missouri Police Department

Aspca This Is A Cry For Help: Animal Cruelty By The La Grange Missouri Police Department


The dog, a female American pitbull, named Cammie was murdered on March 31st by Officer Doug Howell. Officer Jason Powell was also on scene. The video's circulating only show about 10 minutes of the 68 minute incident.
This defenseless dog did not deserve to die such a cruel, horrible death!!!! The poor baby is scared of the catch pole! I would be too!!

This is what my friend Kitty Novich, a fellow animal lover said about the video: "There is no sound. Apparently, it looked like the police were there to confiscate the dog. They took the dog, on it's chain to their truck and attached it to the truck. The dog lies down with it's tail wagging. Then they got a catch pole. I have no idea why. This dog was completely docile!! They chased it around with the catch pole, mind you, IT WAS RESTRAINED TO THE TRUCK!! Unnecessary!! The dog panicked!! They finally got it around it's neck, then began to turn in circles with it. Completely untrained to handle this!! Then the young cop just pulls his gun and shoots it!! The poor dog just lies on the ground, tail still wagging, looking up at the cop. The cop then shoots it again, this time in the head, killing it. The cop then walks to the camera and SLAMS the gate to the truck closed."

It is ironic that the Police Department's own webcam captured this horrific, senseless killing of a dog that just needed some love. Don't you think that if you are stupid enough to commit a heinous (outrageously evil is the dictionary def.) crime such as this, you would be very quick to destroy the evidence. Maybe being backward had it's advantage after all ... the webcam doesn't take sides ... it just recorded the evidence.

Please, make the La Grange Police Department pay the price for their blatant abuse of power!

(COPIED FROM HEARTLANDCONNECTION.COM:)

Case pending in LaGrange dog shooting by Rajah Maples

LPD remains tight-lipped


LAGRANGE, MO. -- There's been a lot of talk about a dog shooting that happened in LaGrange, Missouri.

In case you haven't heard, this video was captured on the LaGrange Police Department's dashboard cam. The entire video is more than 30 minutes long, but only about 10 minutes of it is posted on this YouTube video.

It shows an officer shooting an American bulldog at close range twice.

We would like to caution viewers about the explicit content of this video.



We've heard from several viewers demanding answers about this, so we spent the day getting as much information about it as possible.

The LaGrange Police Department and City Hall are tight-lipped about the matter. In fact, both refused to comment because of the upcoming trial of Marcus Mays.

He's the LaGrange resident who owned the dog.

Mays is due in court this Thursday on a municipal charge of keeping a vicious animal.

He plans to act as his own attorney.

UP DATE FOLLOWS

New update online June 17th, 2010 regarding the owner who vows to fight for change:www.hannibal.net/news/x1600620381/LaGrange-dog-owner-vows-to-fight-for-law-changes

An excerpt from that article:

"The officers were responding to a call from LaGrange resident Mary Coleman that the dog had acted threateningly toward her and her daughter as they walked to a school bus stop.

"It was growling at my six-year-old, "Coleman testified. "I wanted my kid to be safe and myself to be safe."

Mays pointed out that the dog could not have been too angry because Coleman chained it at her home while Howell and Powell went to get special equipment used in handling animals.

The video shows that at one point, the dog laid down on the street and remained motionless for a time."

"Powell described the dog as 'aggressive' and 'vicious'."

"Howell said that he felt the only option to protect the safety of neighbors was to shoot the dog.

Howell fired one shot to the chest, which felled the animal. On the video, the dog can then be seen wagging its tail. Howell said he fired a shot to the head "because I didn't want the dog to suffer."

AND THAT'S YOUR DEFENSE DOUG HOWELL???? I CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW ME AN "AGGRESSIVE" AND "VICIOUS" ANIMAL, ANY ANIMAL, THAT WAGS THEIR TAIL!!

PATHETIC!

THE WORLD HAS SEEN YOU, THEY KNOW WHO YOU ARE, AND THEY ARE WAITING, BEGGING FOR JUSTICE FOR MURDER VICTIM, CAMMIE!

SIGN PETITION NOW

NOTE: This petition will be sent to both the LaGrange, MO Chief of Police and the Mayor of LaGrange, MO. I will also circulate it to the media, both locally in MO, nationally and internationally. It will also be sent to the American Humane Society who according to their website: "has been protecting children and animals from cruelty, abuse and neglect for over 130 years"

PETITION SITE, SIGN PETITION
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/la-grange-pd-shoots-scared-dog-twice-make-sure-they-payPLEASE

ALSO WRITE OR CALL, PROTEST THIS ACT OF BRUTALITY--BE POLITE.
Call and email the La Grange Police Department as well as their City Hall, their Mayor ... go national ... anyone you can think of! Spread the word.

Here is where you can start (I find it strange that Officer Jason Powell's number is listed below, but Officer Doug Howell's is not):

Police Department
204 Washington
LaGrange, MO 63448
Phone: 573-655-4611
Fax: 573-655-4528
CITY ATTORNEY 573*221-7333 pres #2
Name Title Email Phone
Penn, Larry Police Chief 573-655-4611
Hydorn, Shawn Sergeant 573-655-4611
Cibert, Don Lieutenant 573-655-4611
Saalborn, Scott Corporal 573-655-4611
McDermott, Hazel Asst. Office Manager 573-655-4611
Davis, Rick Officer 573-655-4611
Gibson, Larry Officer 573-655-4611
Powell, Jason Officer 573-655-4099
Scroggin, Andrew Officer 573-655-4099


This defenseless dog did not deserve to die such a cruel, horrible death!!!! The poor baby is scared of the catch pole! I would be too!!


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