RE: Recent Assults on My Dog
- I am the PSA official responsible for providing day-to-day police
service in your community. I would like to speak with you directly to
gain additional information regarding the problem that describe in the
email. Also I would like to discuss with you ways that we can better
serve you and your neighbors. At present, I have officers assigned on
foot and bicycle to address criminal activity in you community.
If at all possible please forward a contact telephone number so that we
may begin working with you to develop working strategies to proactively
solve problems. I can be reached on 202 698-0277 during business hours
Tuesday - Thursday. Also I will have my sergeant, Terry Thorne, also
contact you or he can be reached on 698-4688.
From: Patrick Nelson [mailto:patrick.r.nelson@...]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2007 1:03 PM
To: Anderson, Judith (MPD); fayette.vaughn-lee@...
Cc: Catania, David (COUNCIL); htomas@...;
Subject: Recent Assults on My Dog
Officer Anderson & Ms. Vaughn-Lee,
I want to bring to your attention something that is begining to become a
regular occurance in my alleyway. I have a wonderful six year old
border collie that frequents my backyard. He's a good watchdog for the
alley as he makes us aware when there are strangers milling about. I
live on the 1900 block of H Street NE and behind my house is the
terminal portion of a T-shaped alley.
Twice in the last few weeks my dog has been assaulted. Today he was
yelled at, had rocks thrown at him, and had a soda dumped all over him.
About three weeks ago, someone tried to poison him. I ended up having to
take him to an emergency animal hospital in the middle of the night.
These actions, while disturbing, are indicators of more important issues
within the small section of Trinidad in which I live. Who can I contact
to discuss more patrols in our neighborhood and specifically the
assaults on my pet? As I'm sure you're all aware, the inhumane treatment
of animals leads to worse crimes against people.
"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of
fighting a foreign enemy."
"Dissent is the highest form of Patriotism"
-Howard Zinn, Historian
"A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial
appearance of being right, and raises at first a formidable outcry in
defense of custom. But the tumult soon subsides. Time makes more
converts than reason."
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