Skip to comments.Boy, 17, sentenced to 23 YEARS for fatally shooting a retired police dog
Posted on 07/12/2014 6:56:34 AM PDT by moonshinner_09
A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to 23 years behind bars for fatally shooting a retired police dog during a burglary. Ivins Rosier was convicted in May for breaking into the Florida home of a trooper and shooting the officer's five-year-old German Shepherd two years ago. Drake, a former drug-sniffing dog, was euthanized five days later. Rosier, who was 16 at the time of the incident but tried as an adult, was sentenced on Friday on charges of animal cruelty, armed burglary and shooting into an occupied building.Palm Beach Post reported Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg said she handed Rosier a tough sentence as she was bound by sentencing guidelines. According to police, Rosier was one of three teens who broke into Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody's home on November 18, 2012. Rosier, who had a history of run-ins with the police, is the first to be tried, according to Palm Beach Post. Sun Sentinel reported that Rosier confessed to police he was the one who shot the dog. During the two-day trial, patrol officer Boody cried as he told the court about returning home from work to find Drake, who he adopted in 2010, wounded. Drake suffered broken limbs, bullet wounds in his head and jaw, massive blood loss and lethal damage to his esophagus.
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Too bad he made it out alive.
Now if the courts would only apply the same sentencing to dog killing cops.
I bet PETA is happy. Just think of the implications of this if animals (and I know this is a police dog who should be protection above other animals) who are killed are this protected. How many times have we seen people get much lessor sentences for killing people? I think this will be overturned. If not hunters may be in trouble someday.
“Obama wills e Me Free”...
Good a punk kid was caught, tried and sentenced, but 23 years seems a bit much.
The apparent factor of weight seems to have been the shooting of a dog that happens to have been a retired K9, which, in and of itself is worth something, but cops never pay for THEIR murders.
I’m glad he got such a sentence, but it won’t stand...
I’m sure we will read of him getting out in two or three years.
If Barry had a son.....................(yeah, I know it’s old)
I’m okay with this too. Burglary? I don’t need to hear much more than that, but hurting the dog? Yep. I wouldn’t care if they executed him.
They mention his earlier “run-ins” but since he would have been a juvenile at the time, they don’t give any details - but I bet he had already done some pretty bad stuff. And if he broke into the trooper’s house, armed and with two other thugs, he wasn’t just some innocent “boy” who somehow happened to shoot some elderly dog.
Sounds like animal cruelty was only one of the three charges in this case. I wouldn’t lose any sleep over this. The guy should get 23 years for armed burglary alone, considering the fact that he’s apparently got a long record of run-ins with the law.
Florida has tough laws against criminals who use guns during their crimes. Combine that with relatively good gun rights for the law abiding, and the good guys have a distinct advantage.
Wonderful news, think of him getting to playing “drop the soap” as the catcher for the next 20 years AND he is off the streets.
That went through the judicial process and the civil cases never went anywhere. It’s too bad the deceased was carrying while under the influence of drugs.
That headline is a misstatement. His sentence would have been the same if he only maimed the dog. Discharge of a firearm during a burglary should be good for 10 by itself.
I believe the law is 10-20-life, and the 20 would apply in this case.
From the article come this egregiously faulty premise: “’If you shoot that dog and he dies, that’s murder of a law enforcement officer,’ DiMola pressed Rosier in the interrogation video.”
DiMola claims dogs are cops - and all along Americans thought they were pigs.
Sounds like he got off light for a repeat burglary offender, who also has a history of sexual assault and false imprisonment (kidnapping where you don’t move the victim to a new location).
Boy should have been taken down to the hood and hanged as a lesson to his buddies. Unless he’s a troublemaker in prison, he’ll be out by the end of the decade.
How long would you give a repeat armed burglar?
He'll serve a quarter of it and return to society as a muscle-bound, 20-something, angry hardened predator with a chip on his shoulder and zero opportunities.
This won't be the last we hear of Ivins Rosier.
I guess my comment was a mixture of what I think I remember and confusion of what is.
I wasn't trying to take the kids side ... just commenting.
“Wanna be thug now has 23 years behind bars think about this and how he should of taken off leaving dog and officer alone.I for one am happy with him getting 23 years. “
Oh, please. All this is is another example of Them being better than Us. I’m all for throwing the book for criminals, but this is ridiculous. Punish the crime a person did equally. If the punishment if fit for an offense against a cop, it should be so for all citizens. You think he’d get that if he did it to John Doe Non Cop? He shot a dog. Cops do that every day without censure.
All the time, cops are screwing up and harming innocent people, and never pay. Then for a relatively minor crime, they toss the book at this guy?
Do you wanna know who gets butt-raped in prison? White college kids busted selling narcotics. Middle-aged drunk drivers. Not violent criminal predators like Ivins Rosier. He's the one doing the butt-raping.
The headline lies, as always. The purpose of the headline is to grab your attention and get you to read the article. Most brain-dead readers forget what the headline said, and don’t realize that the headline was just hype and didn’t correspond to the story.
At first I was feeling bad for the kid until I read the article and then saw his picture. I wish he could be sentenced to picking up dog poop for 23 years.
Looks like three significant crimes: breaking and entering, discharging a firearm and animal cruelty, plus an intent to commit burglary or whatever his reason was for breaking into a residence.
Every badged and uniformed thug that shoots somebody’s dog during one of their frequent FUBAR raids should also get 23 years in prison.
Fair is fair.
It sounds like some on here aren’t aware that K-9s are the same as human cops - even those retired. So, in essence, this little criminal shot and maimed a police officer. That’s probably why he got the book thrown at him. Plus, the route he’s taking - he’ll just be in and out of the system the rest of his life anyway.
Who enter your home at 3am yelling and screaming - like no gang members do that, disguised as cops ... nope, never happens ...
The sentence does not seem excessive. How many crimes did he commit?
-Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Minor.
-Possession (and use) of a Firearm while in commission of a felony.
And then there are the ‘past run-ins’, which I suspect weren’t insignificant. He probably should have gotten more than 23 years, to be honest.
Apparently Ivins has made some bad decisions.
Especially about which house to rob.
The officer should have euthanized the dog immediately upon finding it. It was cruel to medically tinker with it for five days.
The punk should also be euthanized, before society spends another nickel on it.
Armed burglary and firing a gun in the commission of a crime -- I would have been OK with him getting 23 years just for that, forget the dog. I would have been even happier if the perp had been shot dead in the act.
Actually, that was not true, and was the primary disagreement in the case.
In Florida, apparently they treat active police dogs as police. But not retired dogs.
The perp was already on probation and had an ankle bracelet, which they used to track him to the house. They questioned him, and falsely told him he’d get murder for killing the dog. He then confessed to shooting the dog.
His confession got him convicted. Apparently, other than the tracking bracelet, they found no other evidence linking him to the crimes.
The lawyer hoped the jury would be disgusted by the police lying in interrogation, but as we all know, police are allowed to lie to get confessions. That is why you should always have a lawyer.
Because the headline is so sensational, NONE of the articles I could find on this actually gave the breakout of the mandatory sentences for each of the crimes.
But I bet that cruelty to animals by firearm is worth 10 years — the pet people have done a fantastic job getting huge sentences for animal cruelty onto the books.
I’m betting most of the sentence was for using a firearm in the commission of a felony.
Im glad he got such a sentence, but it wont stand...
Im sure we will read of him getting out in two or three years.
Oh, it will stand. In Florida we have 10 - 20 - life.
1) Producing a firearm during the commission of certain felonies mandates at least a 10 years.
2) Firing one mandates at least a 20 years.
3 Shooting someone mandates a minimum sentence of 25 years to life.
Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody's emotional reactions and his efforts to save the life of his dog reveal the emotional damage, the pain and suffering, caused and the punishment should be its equal and severe enough to be a deterrent.
Moreover, if a homeowner kills the person who shot or is threatening to shoot his/her dog, that homeowner is NOT guilty of a crime, but has instead done society a favor.
May God then forgive the homeowner and ease his/her pain.
Just based on what’s excerpted here it seems the sentence is for all the crimes, burglary, etc.,not just shooting the dog.
I doubt any animal cruelty laws carry penalties like that.
But his grandmama says he was such a good boy.
It’s the Daily Mail. It’s their stock and trade.
——Rosier, who was 16 at the time of the incident but tried as an adult, was sentenced on Friday on charges of animal cruelty, armed burglary and shooting into an occupied building.——
You don’t get 23 years for animal cruelty. You get 23 years for using a firearm committing a crime...
Headline is very misleading....
“It sounds like some on here arent aware that K-9s are the same as human cops - even those retired. So, in essence, this little criminal shot and maimed a police officer. Thats probably why he got the book thrown at him. Plus, the route hes taking - hell just be in and out of the system the rest of his life anyway.”
That’s the problem. Put the magic badge on a dog, and all of a sudden his life is worth more than a citizen. That’s BS. He is a DOG, not a person. And let the cop accidentally kill the dog by leaving him in the hot car, and all of a sudden he becomes just a dog again.
A cop’s life is no more valuable than anyone else. And his dog is still just a damn dog.
This here is just an example of a cop being treated as more equal than others. An offense against a cop is treated like treason. an offense BY a cop is treated as nothing.
Look at SWAT raids. A confused citizen shoots at or even kills a cop, there is no understanding for the confusion.
Let the cop make a mistake and harm an innocent, and we’re supposed to give him every understanding of his confusion.
“Plus, the route hes taking - hell just be in and out of the system the rest of his life anyway.”
That is just you making the assumption you want to meet your view. And it has no baring on his actions HERE. That is all we can punish. You can’t punish someone for actions they MAY choose.
If cops shoot your dog, though, it is okay
How many years in prison do you get if you kill a gay Muslim police dog ?
“How many years in prison do you get if you kill a gay Muslim police dog ?”
Was the Dear Departed a gay dog belonging to a Muslim cop?
Or was it a police dog assigned to a gay Muslim cop?
What the heck do you mean, you can’t punish someone for the actions they MAY choose? Of course, we can and do. Seems like this guy is getting punished for the actions he CHOSE! Your rant is just too weird - and kind of wrong - so I’ll leaveit at that.
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