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    ... From: Lindy Greene Subject: [Fortheanimals7] Fw: KARLEY UPDATE AND ACTION ALERT To: LA Animal Rights
    Message 1 of 2 , Feb 11, 2009
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      --- On Wed, 2/11/09, Lindy Greene <lindygreene@...> wrote:

      From: Lindy Greene <lindygreene@...>
      Subject: [Fortheanimals7] Fw: KARLEY UPDATE AND ACTION ALERT
      To: "LA Animal Rights" <laanimalrights@yahoogroups.com>, "MOYA" <moyaar@yahoogroups.com>, "Voices for Rahkim" <voicesforRahkim@yahoogroups.com>, "Pro-AR" <Pro-AR@yahoogroups.com>, "Correct Treatment" <correcttreatment@yahoogroups.com>, "Extreme Animal Rights" <extreme-animal-rights@yahoogroups.com>, "Vegan Animal Rights" <Vegan_Animal_Rights@yahoogroups.com>, "Anti-Fur Society" <antifursociety@yahoogroups.com>, "For The Animals" <Fortheanimals7@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 12:51 PM


      Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson, who works in Pomona but resides in Riverside County, emerged from his home last November 3rd to carry out a premeditated assault on his neighbors' six-month-old shepherd mix puppy named Karley. Another neighbor was escorting Karley home when the Puppy Killer intervened and proceeded to inflict facial and cephalic injuries that included a shattered jaw, crushed nose, gouged-out eye, collapsed ear canals, and a smashed skull. The puppy had to be euthanized because of her intense suffering and loss of future quality of life. (She'd have been permanently brain-damaged. ) The facial injuries were apparently achieved with bare hands, while those to the cranium were effected via the assistance of an 11-inch rock. The dog was hit repeatedly with the latter object long after she'd stopped moving. She was finally tossed unceremoniously into an adjacent gully to expire alone and in pain. The Puppy Killer
      sustained a cut thumb.
      2 AND 2 MAKE 4
      Oh, but the Puppy Killer is claiming that he is the innocent victim of a vicious dog attack and that he acted in self-defense. Why did he ask eye-witness Travis Staggs to release the dog to him while Travis was walking her uneventfully back to her home just yards away? Well, let's put 2 and 2 together and see if it doesn't add up to 4. Johnson had been tormenting Karley over that signal weekend with a device that emits high-frequency sound beyond the range of human audition but which is hurtful to the canine ear. When confronted and politely asked to cease and desist, the Puppy Killer obsessed over this "effrontery" for two days until it burgeoned into an uncontrollable homicidal rage. A serendipitous (from his perspective) subsequent confluence of events in the time-space continuum allowed him to seize his opportunity.
      OK. Let's examine the "self-defense" claim. I'm neither an expert on dog attacks nor a forensics specialist. But I saw the pictures of Karley after the beating. In any case, you've read the description of her injuries. The Puppy Killer weighs 250 pounds (and is a trained Firefighter) . Karley weighed 45 pounds. Now, let's compare Karley's injuries to those of the Puppy Killer. Imagine the force necessary to break someone's jaw. If you were exerting that pressure against the serrated edge of a knife, wouldn't you expect a digit to be cut or "nearly severed"? Substitute a double row of teeth! And if your jaw was being broken, wouldn't you make every attempt to either escape or protect yourself?
      I'm no lawyer, either (but, hey, I do watch a lot of the Investigation Discovery Channel). If your life were truly in jeopardy - as the Puppy Killer claims - how would you manage to inflict horrific injuries on your adversary while escaping basically unscathed, yourself? And why wouldn't you be screaming for help?
      Complaining that your thumb was cut while you were munching someone's jaw reminds me of the true case of a drunk driver who sued the City after he collided with a telephone pole. His complaint lambasted the City for having placed the pole in that precise location! I don't think we need to go into the utter audacity and patent speciousness of this guy's "logic." And, as you have doubtless surmised, the judge would hear none of it. You know, part of growing up is accepting responsibility and not blaming others for your own - and, conversely, refusing to accept responsibility and blame for others' - actions.  
      We all experience interpersonal conflict. But we usually try to communicate and clear it up. The Tooles have asked the Puppy Killer if Karley has ever done anything to annoy him. They've apologized for the times she's escaped from the yard. (The latter is a common experience for all canine guardians. Typically, the gardener or the children forget to latch the gate. The usual concern would be a vehicular encounter. Who would predict that a neighbor would torture and murder the animal?)
      No - the Puppy Killer was in sole control and making all the decisions as he walked out of his house with the full intention of battering to death someone who had no chance of defending herself. He continues to show no remorse and to put forth the clearly mendacious and untenable claims that Karley was in fact the aggressor and it was he who had to defend himself. And because no one is buying it, he is further consumed with undisguised rage as he rails against the public, media, and animal rights activists for unjustly vilifying him.
      People who can spend their days in laboratories poisoning, burning, shocking, starving, sleep-depriving, and addicting other sentient beings are psychopaths. People who can skin animals alive so that a vain human princess can waggle her fanny in a fur coat are psychopaths. People who can go out onto the ice floe nurseries off Newfoundland and bludgeon to death infant harp seals are psychopaths. But, oh, how violated they feel when there's a protest in their neighborhoods, a boycott of their products, a boat monitoring or interfering with their crimes - or an underground action.
      By the way, part of the reason for the annual slaughter of 350,000 newborn seals - the largest marine mammal massacre on Earth - is to enable the men of certain cultures to ingest the gonads they believe will restore their own potency. We do have Viagra, but the problem of drugs tested "safe" in animals which then go on to maim and kill humans once again impinges itself. Viagra has caused permanent blindness in some consumers. Well, I'd rather see what I can't f*ck than f*ck what I can't see! OK? (If I've offended some readers, I apologize.)
      Here's the skinny, psychopaths: When you deliberately torture and murder the other sentient beings who inhabit the Earth with us, you forfeit your right to privacy and peace. And when you cry into your suds over that empirical and inescapable truth, don't expect much sympathy.
      Anyway, this is really about Karley - so, let's get back to her. The Puppy Killer returns to court on February 20. This will be for a Felony Settlement Pre-Trial Conference which is, apparently, standard procedure. There is a civil suit pending, as well. (Criminal suits seek conviction and punishment of illegal actions, while civil suits pursue monetary judgments for suffering and loss.)

      Felony Settlement Conference
      Friday, February 20, 2009
      1:30 P.M., Dept. 31
      Riverside County Courthouse
      4100 Main St.
      Riverside County, CA 92501
      Also, please continue to write, e-mail, telephone, and fax Riverside County District Attorney Rod Pacheco and his Assistant, Chuck Hughes, to demand felony convictions and punishment to the fullest extent provided by law against Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson for the dual charges of animal cruelty and use of a deadly weapon. Just click on the e-mail addresses and start typing your message. If for some reason it doesn't work, open a new e-mail and type the addresses directly into the "to" field. 
      Riverside County District Attorney
      Rod Pacheco

      4075 Main St.; Riverside, CA 92501
      ph: 951-955-5431 or 951-955-5400; fax: 951-955-5682
      *Maria Driver, DA Secretary: mwdrover@rivcoda. org
       *additional email: events@rivcoda. org

      *The above emails were the only ones found connected with the Riverside DA's
      Riverside County Assistant District Attorney
      Chuck Hughes
      Western Division
      4075 Main St.
      Riverside, CA 92501
      Fax: 951-358-5017
      And don't neglect Los Angeles Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman to inquire about Johnson's job status and whether an internal investigation is being conducted into some unsavory aspects of his reportedly not-so-stellar 31-year history with the Fire Department. He has tried to portray himself as a consistently courageous, dedicated, and trustworthy public servant - but there are allegations indicating otherwise. Just click on the e-mail address and start typing your message. If for some reason it doesn't work, open a new e-mail and type the addresses directly into the "to" field. 
      Los Angeles Fire Chief

      P. Michael Freeman
      1320 North Eastern Ave.; Los Angeles, CA 90063
      ph: 323-881-2411; fax: 323-265-9948
      email: info@.... gov  
      Johnson's own attorneys have stated that the only reason this case has been careening forward is the tremendous public pressure. So, let's engage those phones, e-mails, letters, and faxes to get this Puppy Killer convicted and sentenced to the fullest extent of the law! Some points I consider pertinent follow immediately below.  

      Some Points You Might Wish to State

      1. Karley deserves justice for her suffering and death.
      2. Karley's family deserves recognition for their emotional pain and loss.
      3. The perpetrator needs to pay for his grievous crime.
      4. Animal abuse should not be tolerated in a civilized society.
      5. Persons in high-ranking positions must cleave to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, public service, and community trust.
      6. Animal abuse is a known harbinger (predictor) of future abuse of humans.
      7. The message needs to reach other prospective abusers that they will not get away with it. 
      8. Failure to prosecute animal cruelty enables law enforcement and judiciary agents to serve, in effect, as "accessories before the fact" when it typically morphs into human abuse
      Of course, I'd like to see the Puppy Killer receive a stiff jail sentence. I think the most abject consequence, though, would be the deprivation of his $180,000-a-year retirement pension. As far as I understand it, this will not occur unless he is found guilty at trial. This would be (in my opinion) the outcome that would impose the most severe suffering. This is because psychopaths don't experience remorse for their wrongdoings. Instead, they customarily perceive that they are the ones being victimized. They don't care about the feelings or lives of others - just their own financial and physical well being. For someone like Johnson, the effects of the lifelong loss of such a substantial sum would be devastating.          

      There are a couple of upcoming walks for Karley (both planned for weekends to facilitate attendance) sponsored by Last Chance for Animals (LCA). Please come out to show support. Dates, times, and locations follow.
      Los Angeles Area
      Walk and Candlelight Vigil 
      Saturday, February 28, 2009
      4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
      Venice Beach Boardwalk
      Feel free to bring your dog (on leash)
      Further details as to exact meeting place to be announced - or visit Justice 4 Karley website
      Orange County Area
      Walk and Special Vigil  
      Sunday, March 15, 2009
      1:00 P.M. at Huntington Beach Dog Beach
      Feel free to bring your dog (on leash)
      Further details as to exact meeting place to be announced - or visit Justice 4 Karley website
      Link to Justice 4 Karley Website

      http://justice4karl ey.com/
      Visit the website to keep current with issues and events. If the link doesn't work, type Justice 4 Karley directly into the Google Search Bar.

      Link to Map Quest Website
      http://www.mapquest .com/directions
      Use this handy site to find out exactly how to get to the courthouse (or any other location) from your own point of origin. If the link doesn't work, type Map Quest directly into the Google Search Bar.
      Karley: We can't undo what you suffered or bring you back. We can only fight to see that your assailant faces the consequences of his horrific deed.
      Toole Family: May memories of the good times with Karley bring comfort and healing.  
      Lindy Greene
      lindygreene@ roadrunner. com
      (818) 445-6711  



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