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Man Arrested in Attack on Stray Puppy
NBC DFW ^ | Friday, Apr 20, 2012 | Ellen Goldberg

Posted on 04/20/2012 9:08:45 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Dog died after it was doused in lighter fluid, set on fire

Dallas police said Friday night that an 18-year-old wanted in an attack on a puppy that died after it was doused in lighter fluid and set on fire had turned himself in.

News of the arrest came while several hundred North Texans were gathered for a candlelight vigil in memory of the dog, Justice. The master of ceremonies returned to the stage to announce the arrest, and the crowd erupted in cheers.

Justice was burned alive April 2. Dallas police had issued a warrant for the arrest of 18-year-old Darius Ewing. He surrendered to police Friday night.

The dog died Sunday of complications from the third-degree burns that covered 70 percent of his body.

Witnesses told police Ewing doused the dog in lighter fluid and then threw a lit cigarette on him.

The Dallas County district attorney’s office said it was thrilled to announce the arrest during the vigil for Justice.

“The timing was great,” said David Alex, a special prosecutor in the district attorney's office. “Hopefully, a lot of it had to do with the pressure from the community to do the right thing."

Animal cruelty is a felony. If convicted, Ewing faces two to 10 years in prison.


TOPICS: Local News; Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dallas; dog; puppy; texas
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1 posted on 04/20/2012 9:08:48 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

For all you “cop kills dog” lovers ... no cops were involved in the death of the dog.


2 posted on 04/20/2012 9:13:30 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doc1019
Thank goodness they caught him. A whole group was standing around laughing at the poor dog. Animals, all of them. Sub-human and should be lit on fire themselves. The story has been chronicled in the Dallas Morning News. So sad
3 posted on 04/20/2012 9:20:48 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: nickcarraway

Darius? Oh, that tell-tale name MUST mean he is a white redneck. Yeah, right.


4 posted on 04/20/2012 9:22:01 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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“Darius? Oh, that tell-tale name MUST mean he is a white redneck. Yeah, right.”

Darius? Can’t be right, only republicans like Dick Cheney Kill Puppies


5 posted on 04/20/2012 9:24:24 PM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: doc1019

Does someone claim all dogs that are killed are done some by police officers?


6 posted on 04/20/2012 9:25:52 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Don’t even need to ask what color the violent criminal is...


7 posted on 04/20/2012 9:25:55 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: dsrtsage

Right. Only right-wing, evil people hate and kill puppies. There certainly could not be any just-plain-evil, sub-human, degenerate (”minority”!) vegetables who are not Republican!


8 posted on 04/20/2012 9:28:16 PM PDT by WXRGina (Further up and further in!)
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To: nickcarraway

To some on this site ... yes. That is why I launched a preemptive strike.


9 posted on 04/20/2012 9:28:38 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: doc1019
For all you “cop kills dog” lovers ... no cops were involved in the death of the dog.

Do you mean to say someone killed a puppy who was not a cop????? Give ‘im the death penalty! LoL
10 posted on 04/20/2012 9:33:51 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: nickcarraway

Was he auditioning to be a white house chef?


11 posted on 04/20/2012 9:52:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: nickcarraway

Obama: “Are you uh...gonna eat that?”


12 posted on 04/20/2012 9:56:28 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: nickcarraway

Stories like this make me sick at heart. Anyone who does this is just plain evil.


13 posted on 04/20/2012 11:07:24 PM PDT by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

The Doggie Ping list is for FReepers who would like to be notified of threads relating to all things canid. If you would like to join the Doggie Ping Pack (or be unleashed from it), FReemail me.

14 posted on 04/20/2012 11:12:45 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Let the punishment fit the crime.

I’ll pay for the gas.


15 posted on 04/20/2012 11:29:30 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: nickcarraway

Not Huckabee’s son again.


16 posted on 04/20/2012 11:38:27 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Salamander

Yup.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 1:30:34 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

God forbid that you and I ever get absolute control of the justice system....LOL


18 posted on 04/21/2012 1:42:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

Can I join you...pretty please?

I was just visiting the local no-kill shelter (we help with their fundraising) today, and played with the most adorable 4 month old “baby”...Beagle mix.

Typical puppy, wanted to play, give kisses, be loved on...oh...except for the GIGANTIC ROD sticking out of his hip. Seems he “fell down the steps” a few weeks ago and the vet “convinced” the owner to relinquish.

In the next room was a little 15 lb. terrier (two years old)...who has had a tough time finding a home because as a puppy she was thrown against the wall and her leg was badly broken. Seems she is having a bit of time trusting humans.

So, what time is the posse meeting up, again?


19 posted on 04/21/2012 2:05:19 AM PDT by garandgal
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To: garandgal

If I ever get utter control, you can ride shotgun.

[or machete/noose/Glock...whatever you prefer]

99% of my dogs have been rescues.

*Most* psychologically recovered but my oldest Ibizan [10] still has “flashbacks” and lives with chronic anxiety, thinking that every loud noise is ‘another 2x4 being slammed across her crate with her trapped inside.

This, despite the fact that 9 of those years have been made as wonderful as possible for her, *here* and has never so much as seen the inside of a crate in all that time.

She simply cannot “forget”....:(

[her previous “owner” shuffled off her mortal coils a couple years ago *right* before the AKC was about to drop the hammer on her so there’s no possible retribution, there]

I “have a thing” for the wounded ones.

They always catch my heart fastest.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 2:16:01 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: nickcarraway

He’ll just get away with like the two thugs in Baltimore.


21 posted on 04/21/2012 3:29:42 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: WXRGina

Exactly. These savages in the inner cities do this all of the time and a “jury of their peers” for some reason never convicts. Wonder why!


22 posted on 04/21/2012 3:31:08 AM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Salamander
Stories like this make me cry. Then I get angry. It is a good thing that my .45 and I are not alone in a room with the inhuman monsters who would do this to any creature, let alone such a sweet and trusting puppy.

The vet in the video said that Justice had a good prognosis, but I guess that third-degree burns are just too much for a dog this young.

I hope that every laughing creep who participated in this heinous crime gets at least some jail time, and that the perp gets the maximum sentence.
23 posted on 04/21/2012 5:11:45 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: doc1019

“Does someone claim all dogs that are killed are done some by police officers?”

No one on FR has claimed “all dogs that are killed are [killed] by police officers.”

Pre-emptive nonsense is still nonsense, and engaging in it reflects on you, not other posters.


24 posted on 04/21/2012 5:49:38 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Salamander

I am so sorry your Ibizan was abused. I’m sure she shows her gratitude to you each day, though, for getting her out of such a horrible situation.


25 posted on 04/21/2012 5:53:15 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

Sadly, the poor dog leeched onto me for dear life from the second I got her.

Only as she’s getting near The Bridge has she accepted “dad’s” affection and pats.

I’m her ‘safe spot’ and when I have to leave the house, she gets pretty upset.

It’s been a long 9 years.

But then, she’ll have a good day and rub her head against my leg and ‘chuckle’.
[she really is laughing]

How can you not love that?

Poor Pookie.

She deserved better.

She’s *such* a good dog.

To add insult to injury, her beloved sister Phoebe passed away last month from multiple health issues related to her immune system.

She really, -really- loved Phoebe.

Gypsy, bless her crazy little heart, has started to love up to Pookie and try and engage her in crazy-play.

Pookie’s old body is really not up to it so she just wags her tail and barks happily at Gypsy as she runs circles around her.

Sometimes I feel like such a failure.

I want to make their lives perfect but never seem to get all the way there.


26 posted on 04/21/2012 6:12:20 AM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: garandgal

I would adopt them all...... if I could.


27 posted on 04/21/2012 6:47:07 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Salamander

I imagine that if she could speak English, she would say the only way to make it more perfect would be: more bacon.


28 posted on 04/21/2012 10:53:35 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: nickcarraway

Whitehouse Chefs Gone Wild.


29 posted on 04/21/2012 10:55:22 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (Obama ate his own dog as a child in Indonesia??)
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To: Altariel

LOL...actually, *cheese* is her thing...:)


30 posted on 04/21/2012 6:31:18 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Salamander

Sounds like a cheeseburger is in order to right all the suffering she has experienced in her house.

And, oh dear, she doesn’t remember if she ate a cheeseburger or not; you’ll have to make her another one——

;-)


31 posted on 04/21/2012 8:30:53 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel

She just had her Taste Of the Wild High Prairie and is wrapped in her blankie and sacked out on the baby mattress she has for a bed.
[she can’t get up on the sofa anymore and she’s too heavy to keep lifting]
Gypsy is sleeping beside of her.

Tomorrow morning I’ll give her some cheese along with her breakfast milk.


32 posted on 04/21/2012 9:00:59 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Altariel

Your post reminds me of my friend. She has a varying number of Goldens (her own and rescues that she fosters)...sometimes up to 8 or 9 at a time.

Anyway, whenever any member of the “pack” is celebrating a birthday she loads them all up in the MINIVAN for a trip to McDonald’s...cheeseburgers “plain” for the group...LOL!

Honestly, it must look like a clown car in there.


33 posted on 04/21/2012 10:56:08 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: Salamander
If I ever get utter control, you can ride shotgun.

[or machete/noose/Glock...whatever you prefer]

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I'll bring this and some Pantera & Megadeth CDs.

34 posted on 04/21/2012 11:12:03 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: garandgal

I’ll bring this and some Pantera & Megadeth CDs.


You have awesome taste in weapons and music!


35 posted on 04/21/2012 11:13:35 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: doc1019

... no cops were involved in the death of the dog.


Are you suggesting that this fact makes the story newsworthy?


36 posted on 04/21/2012 11:15:33 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Thanks! I realized after I had posted that I forgotten Rammstein! I can also bring along a K98 byf45 w/ZF41 optics so that everything matches...country-wise and all...LOL!


37 posted on 04/21/2012 11:21:33 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: garandgal

How about a little Judas Priest and Iron Maiden?


38 posted on 04/21/2012 11:23:40 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse
Good Lord man, there's only so much room in the JEEP! Although I really DO like Bruce Dickinson...

Maybe we should call him to see if the 747 is free??

39 posted on 04/21/2012 11:31:25 PM PDT by garandgal
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To: garandgal

I like you. You rock!


40 posted on 04/21/2012 11:35:41 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: garandgal; Rides_A_Red_Horse

I have a Yukon.

Bring whatever ya want.

:)


41 posted on 04/21/2012 11:40:41 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

No Sabbath, Danzig, Black Label Society, Ozzy, Type O or Nine Inch Nails?

I won’t enjoy myself near as much but okay....;]

[but I *really* at least have to have the Danzig]


42 posted on 04/21/2012 11:45:10 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: garandgal; Rides_A_Red_Horse

I gotta go clean the snakes’ houses.

BBL.

[and my latest rescue BP is doing great...eating like a pig, all re-hydrated and just had a *perfect* shed, including those awful stuck eyecaps]

/annoyingly pats self on back

;D


43 posted on 04/21/2012 11:48:23 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey, blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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To: chris37

Was the dog white? I’m not kidding here. You’ll notice a certain “preference” toward white dogs, especially pit bulls. I noticed this when living in the “hood.” Makes ‘em that much more easy to mistreat.


44 posted on 04/22/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: nickcarraway
The perp

"A crowd was reportedly around laughing."

45 posted on 04/22/2012 5:53:43 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Salamander

I’ve got gas money for you! Where can I contribute??

BTW, bless you for taking in those with baggage. They are the hardest to adopt out, but the most needy. It makes the heart sing when they get good homes!!


46 posted on 04/22/2012 3:31:58 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: garandgal; Salamander
I'm sure her dogs wonder why they aren't treated to cheeseburgers every day.

Or cake.

:-)


47 posted on 04/22/2012 5:34:55 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: nickcarraway

That piece of s**t. That low-life piece of s**t.

I hope G-d dishes out a horrible punishment to this evil “human”.


48 posted on 05/07/2012 8:46:42 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: Salamander

I’ll bring the baseball bat.


49 posted on 05/07/2012 8:48:09 PM PDT by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (I love you so much,Pumpkin. You're the best cat in the world.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

I’ll bring the blow torch and salt.

(don’t forget to “spike” that bat)


50 posted on 05/07/2012 10:09:03 PM PDT by Salamander (Hey blood brother, you're one of our own. You're as sharp as a razor and as hard as a stone.)
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