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URGENT LETTER: Deadline April 4 - Animal abuse in NJ

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  • Bonnie West
    Alert by FeralPlace@aol.com (aol.com) SOURCE: njara@superlink.net (superlink.net) BACKGROUND: Action Needed by April 4th! Please speak out for Sammy, an
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 1, 2003
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      Alert by FeralPlace@... (aol.com)

      SOURCE: njara@... (superlink.net)

      BACKGROUND: Action Needed by April 4th! Please speak out for Sammy, an 11-year-old Beagle, who was allegedly killed. Charges have been filed in municipal court but letters and faxes are needed to elevate this killing to where it belongs
      -- before the Grand Jury. Rachel, Sammy's guardian, supplied the following information:

      On February 28, Sammy was thought to be missing and Rachel searched for him for approximately three weeks. Within the last week, she was told that on February 28 her ex-boyfriend, Brian, kicked Sammy down the stairs, pulled him up by his collar, and noticed Sammy had gone into convulsions. Rachel was also told that since Sammy wasn't dead, Brian drowned Sammy in the bathtub. Again, she was told that Brian and another man took Sammy to an isolated area and threw Sammy's body into a creek. Rachel went to the site and found Sammy's body.

      Animal cruelty charges (4:22-17) have been filed in Maywood (NJ) Municipal Court but these alleged actions should be presented to a Grand Jury pursuant to a New Jersey law passed in 2001.

      CONTACT:
      John L. Molinelli, Prosecutor
      Bergen County Prosecutor's Office
      10 Main St.
      Hackensack, NJ 07601
      Fax: 201-488-0024
      Email: Prosecutor@... (BCPO.net)

      Please send a copy of your letter to inga@... (superlink.net)

      SAMPLE LETTER:


      RE:
      State vs. Grohens
      State vs. Hayes

      Prosecutor Molinelli:

      The following letter accurately expresses my views regarding this issue.

      I am writing in reference to the case: State vs. Grohens; State vs. Hayes. I understand that animal cruelty charges (4:22-17) have been filed in Maywood (NJ) Municipal Court, but these alleged actions should be presented to a Grand Jury pursuant to a New Jersey law passed in 2001. The following acts are punishable by imprisonment and fines:

      4:22-17(b)
      "A person who shall purposely, knowingly, or recklessly:
      (1) Torment, torture, maim, hang, unnecessarily or cruelly beat, needlessly mutilate, or cruelly kill a living animal or creature; or
      (2) Cause or procure any such acts to be done --
      Shall be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree."

      As you know, this case involves a dog named Sammy who was thought to be missing. His guardian Rachel searched for him for approximately three weeks. Within the last week, she was told that on February 28 her ex-boyfriend, Brian, kicked Sammy down the stairs, pulled him up by his collar, and noticed Sammy had gone into convulsions. Rachel was also told that since Sammy wasn't dead, Brian drowned Sammy in the bathtub. Brian and another man allegedly took Sammy to an isolated area and threw Sammy's body into a creek. Rachel went to the site and found Sammy's body.

      This calculated act of horrific violence must be taken seriously; the men involved in this incident must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. New Jersey's legislators recognized the seriousness of such actions; now it's up to prosecutors to enforce the law.

      Thank you for your time and consideration.

      Sincerely,






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