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"Denton County Man Held in Torture that Killed Puppy" (dragged, doused with gasoline, set on fire)
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Thu, Apr. 27, 2006 | BILL MILLER

Posted on 04/27/2006 8:37:17 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

A man suspected of burning and stabbing a pit bull puppy that later died was arrested early Thursday, according to reports.

Deshann Brown, 21, was arrested shortly after midnight in Corinth, a community in Denton County, and charged with animal cruelty, according to a report from NBC 5.

The 10-month-old puppy, named Mercy, died Sunday despite efforts to save her from extensive injuries. She had been cut, stabbed, doused with gasoline and set afire.

At one point last week, her caretakers said she had experienced a comfortable night and was eating.

Mercy was found about two weeks ago in a wooded area in Dallas with burns over 60 percent of her body, NBC 5 reported.

No other information was immediately available.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: burned; criminal; custody; dallas; denton; dies; dog; doused; dragged; fire; gasoline; heartless; mercy; puppy; reward; scumbag; service; texas; tortured
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This sweetie-pie died Sunday from her injuries; nearly 10 days after she was found, burned over 60% of her body. This is the man that police arrested early this morning; Deshann Quatrail Brown, 21:

People in the Dallas area who have been following this story have been praying for justice. An $11,000 reward was being offered for information regarding this crime.

1 posted on 04/27/2006 8:37:26 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Death penalty. No appeals.


2 posted on 04/27/2006 8:38:53 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Serial killer in training. Betcha this isn't the first time for this waste of skin.


3 posted on 04/27/2006 8:39:21 AM PDT by JeeperFreeper
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

"An eye for an eye."


4 posted on 04/27/2006 8:39:29 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I only vote Republican to stop the Democrats)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

It's times like this when it's unfortunate that our legal system doesn't provide for punishment in kind.


5 posted on 04/27/2006 8:40:33 AM PDT by RichInOC ("AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGGHHHH!!!")
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To: Andy from Beaverton

Isn't this unbelievable? I am so thankful the police have located this punk.


6 posted on 04/27/2006 8:40:43 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: All

Link to another story and a video:

http://cbs11tv.com/topstories/local_story_117065126.html


7 posted on 04/27/2006 8:43:18 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Strap this bum right in here. No ifs, ands, or buts!

8 posted on 04/27/2006 8:45:36 AM PDT by Crispus Attucks Patriot (The first to give his life for your liberty was a Black man!)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I read this and cried..This evil devil should have to suffer the same fate as the puppy..It is so sad...


9 posted on 04/27/2006 8:46:02 AM PDT by Beth528
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10 posted on 04/27/2006 8:46:05 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Beth528

And you know, watch his lawyered mother come out..."But he is a wonderful son."


11 posted on 04/27/2006 8:47:33 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: Beth528

He should suffer 7 fold. Ironic the puppy was named Mercy...


12 posted on 04/27/2006 8:51:35 AM PDT by Edgerunner (Proud to be an infidel)
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13 posted on 04/27/2006 8:52:22 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

If he did the same thing to a white person, Je$$e Jackson would already been down in Denton offering him a college scholarship.


14 posted on 04/27/2006 8:52:54 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Makes me wanna cry.

It reminds me of my friend's story of how she acquired her kitty. She found him in a box on the side of the road with his tail broken. All his brothers and sisters (they were just little tiny kitties) had been mutilated in one way or another.

How can people do this? How do you devalue life like this? I hope this guy gets what he deserves.

15 posted on 04/27/2006 8:54:04 AM PDT by Kaylee Frye
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Story line.."He was mistreated growing up, it's all the fault of the white run govenrment, his mother is a crack head and he dosen't know his father...so he HAD to take it out on the dog".......I am already thinking his lawyer should be locked up with a Bubba also...


16 posted on 04/27/2006 8:54:15 AM PDT by Meadow Muffin
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
And you know, watch his lawyered mother come out..."But he is a wonderful son."

ANd he is probably an honor student, councils youngster from joining gangs, and is waiting for notification of his Nobel Peace Prize being ready to be picked up. Ideally he'd be dipped in Alpo and dropped in a pack of hungry pit bulls.

17 posted on 04/27/2006 8:54:39 AM PDT by pikachu (For every action there is an equal and opposite government program)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

That was an egregious crime against the puppy. The man is mentally sick and is comparable to Satan.


18 posted on 04/27/2006 8:57:27 AM PDT by marvlus
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

http://www.readlarrypowell.com/

April 24, 2006
Mercy...

There is always a chance that there will not be a happy ending.

And that has happened.

The first sentence from an overnight message tells it all: “With unbearable sadness, I regret to tell you that Mercy died Sunday night.”

The announcement came from Jonnie England of Operation Kindness, the no-kill shelter that was attempting to pull the 10-month-old pit bull mix through a man-made crisis. You probably know the story. On Good Friday, April 14, two guys, not knowing what else to do, brought the burned dog to the Operation Kindness shelter in Carrollton. They’d found her in a wooded area behind a North Dallas apartment complex.

People from all over the country rallied behind this dog with good thoughts, money, prayers, hopes and a collective decency she’d not previously been shown.

As you also probably know, the recovery from burns isn’t an easy thing. It takes a toll on the entire system.

Here’s the announcement from Operation Kindness: “Mercy died Sunday evening about 9:30 p.m. at the veterinary clinic [Dallas Veterinary Surgical Center] where she was being treated. Doctors said Mercy showed some improvement Saturday, but her condition started to deteriorate Sunday afternoon. She was given a plasma transfusion, but shortly afterward, her heart – weakened by burns over 60 percent of her body – stopped beating.”

What happens next in the story of Mercy?

Everyone who had an emotional investment in this dog will spend part of the day reeling in disbelief. There will be anger. There will be an outcry to make someone pay for the loss of a dog we never even met.

Then, as we think about things, we’ll come to adopt Mercy as yet another animal symbol of the sad side of mankind – the unbelievably heartless, ignorant and mean side of mankind. It is not enough, I guess, for people to be mean to each other, some of them have to be mean to the animals, too.

And, perhaps, as we weigh these things, we’ll identify something positive from this experience – we’ll remember that so many people rallied to help this dog. We’ll remember that while none of us had been there when the cruelty occurred, so many were there in the aftermath to offer whatever help they could give.

The dog has left a better legacy on the planet than her attacker will leave.

Jonnie wrote, “Mercy was a gentle, valiant and brave dog who suffered unimaginable pain and agony.”

Mercy’s ashes will be spread at the Operation Kindness Memorial Garden (www.operationkindness.org).

The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in this case reached the $10,000 mark over the weekend. Both the Dallas Animal Services Cruelty Division and Dallas Police Department are investigating the case. If you have information, call 311 or Dallas Animal Services at 214-671-0246.

Meanwhile, remember that humans still have opportunities to help many, many animals. And there remains, also, the responsibility of bringing the bad guys to justice whether they are abusing animals, other adults or children.

We humans are such a curious, frustrating bunch.

And, yet, our dogs and cats appear to rise above humanity and love us in spite of ourselves.


19 posted on 04/27/2006 9:00:21 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

This story was just on KLIF am's Top Local News.


20 posted on 04/27/2006 9:02:15 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

kill this man before he does this to a person.


21 posted on 04/27/2006 9:02:29 AM PDT by Moleman
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
I think when this happens with pit bulls it's because the dog wouldn't fight or fight well. I saw a pit bull at a shelter in South Jersey that had been beaten because it wouldn't fight. Very sweet dog.

Here's hoping that Deshann gets that cellblock interior decorator job he so richly deserves.

22 posted on 04/27/2006 9:03:43 AM PDT by Dahoser (Time to condense the stupid party nonsense: Terry Tate for RNC chairman.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Serial killers usually start with animals, and then move up to people when torturing animals gets dull.


23 posted on 04/27/2006 9:06:34 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I hope they lock this animal up for a long, long time. Many of the nation's worst murderers began by torturing animals, then moved to killing and torturing human beings.


24 posted on 04/27/2006 9:06:57 AM PDT by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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Here's a great video link:
http://www.wfaa.com/sharedcontent/VideoPlayer/videoPlayer.php?vidId=60520&catId=104


25 posted on 04/27/2006 9:06:57 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
It just upsets me so much..I have a dog that is 16yrs old and he is very ill I can't bring myself to put him to sleep but know I will have to do that soon..And to read something like this made me cry so much..My dog has been sick all of his life and was abused before he came to me..With the help of my vet we have been able to keep him with me for this long..He was a pup when I took him into our home..He is my best friends on this earth and I will miss him but know he will be waiting for me when I get to heaven..
26 posted on 04/27/2006 9:11:04 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: Edgerunner
I noticed the same about the name of the puppy..This evil person should have to suffer as much as the puppy..

I spent so much money taking care of my dog but would do it over again for the happiness and joy he has given to me...
27 posted on 04/27/2006 9:15:04 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Why do I think his penalty will be more severe than if he'd killed a child?

Oh, yeah: the woman they just acquitted in the county next door, who cut her child's arms off...


28 posted on 04/27/2006 9:16:51 AM PDT by Redbob
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To: Beth528

This story outrages me. If I may offer some perspective to your situation it parallels my own. I put down my dog about two months ago. She had a number of problems and it was time to end it. I got a new dog from an animial shelter who is the gleam in my eye every day. Think of it like this. Your dog has had a good life. But like all things it's time is about over. Rescue a dog who otherwise is in good health but needs a home. You won't be sorry.

As to this "animal" who did this -- the electric chair is appropriate.


29 posted on 04/27/2006 9:19:19 AM PDT by RichardW
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

Poor puppy. Torturing animals is the lowest of the low.


That said, I'm waiting for certain FReepers to celebrate this as it was a pit bull.


30 posted on 04/27/2006 9:20:41 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Tour Guide Goddess)
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That said, I'm waiting for certain FReepers to celebrate this as it was a pit bull.

You're going to have a long wait. I'm not a pit bull fan, but what this "human" did to that dog was pure evil.

31 posted on 04/27/2006 9:22:00 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Edgerunner

It's not irony. The animal rescue people named her that "because none was shown to her before."


32 posted on 04/27/2006 9:22:59 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: Beth528
Our dog had a stroke one night while I was on the graveyard shift a couple of years ago. I left to go to work and he was just fine; playing and prancing. When I came home, he couldn't walk. One eye was bulged out. He had trouble breathing.

I had to take him that morning. I couldn't stay for the docs to put him down. I paid the bill, gave him a long hug and kiss and ran for the door in tears.

My Wife took it better than I did. And he was HER dog from before we met. Of course, she didn't go with me to the clinic.

I miss Skitchie.

(Now we have two psychotic cats that chase air molecules at three in the morning)
33 posted on 04/27/2006 9:23:02 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: pikachu

A very good candidate for college professor when he gets out of the penn.


34 posted on 04/27/2006 9:24:31 AM PDT by texas_mrs (Immigrants made this country great - Illegal immigrants are now destroying it)
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To: Redbob

It'll be more severe than that one example, but it will be pretty light. I think the max for a crime like this in Texas is something like two years in prison.


35 posted on 04/27/2006 9:24:33 AM PDT by Rastus
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL; Admin Moderator

I know we're not supposed to change the title of the article. But it was not a, "Man," that did this to the puppy.


36 posted on 04/27/2006 9:26:04 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Beth528

I'm like you. All my life, we have taken in stray animals. My mother would see my sister and me coming home with some 4-legged tail wagger, and head us off at the steps, giving us the reminder speech about "We have too many strays as it is..." But my mother was easy to win over..."Just can we please give it some water, mom?"

Why, oh why do people do these sorts of things?

I wonder who turned this punk in to police?


37 posted on 04/27/2006 9:27:09 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: dfwgator

"You're going to have a long wait"

I wish I had that faith in our fellow FReepers. I've seen worse than this advocated on other pit bull threads.


38 posted on 04/27/2006 9:27:26 AM PDT by Hoodlum91 (Tour Guide Goddess)
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To: RichardW
If I do get another dog it will be from a shelter..I just don't think I will ever do that though..I have so many strays that are dropped at my doorstep all of the time..Mostly cat's..I take them in and have them fixed and then find homes for them...I have one that came to me last week that is beautiful he is so sweet,I might think about keeping him myself..He must have been raised with a dog because every time I walk out the door he doesn't pay attention to me he starts cuddling up to my dog..Maybe he was sent to me to keep..I just wish people would get their animals fixed..it only cost around 30.00 at an animal clinic run by the city..
39 posted on 04/27/2006 9:27:56 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
Serial killers usually start with animals, and then move up to people when torturing animals gets dull.

I was thinking he has two of the red flags for those who grow up to be very bad people. I don't know if he was a bedwetter as a child, but if so..he will probably do worse things in the future.

Bedwetting
Firestarting
Cruelty to animals or other children

40 posted on 04/27/2006 9:29:15 AM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: RandallFlagg

"Punk" seems more appropriate, but I didn't write the story. ;)


41 posted on 04/27/2006 9:29:50 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: sockmonkey

A fellow student of John Douglas, I see.


42 posted on 04/27/2006 9:30:11 AM PDT by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

I hear ya.
;-)


43 posted on 04/27/2006 9:31:49 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (Roll your own cigarettes! You'll save $$$ and smoke less!(Magnetic bumper stickers-click my name)
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To: Hoodlum91; dfwgator

I'll second that gator. I'm not a fan of pit bulls at all, but this poor puppy did not deserve cruelty. I think someone up the thread mentioned how some pit owners encourage meanness from the dogs by inflicting pain and injury.


44 posted on 04/27/2006 9:34:20 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL ( **Hunter-Tancredo-Weldon-Hayworth 4 President** I get it, Glenn.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Maybe that is my calling in life..Take care of Gods creatures..

I had the same childhood as you.We always had a stray to feed..Me bringing home animals and my mom and dad feeding people that came to the door..We lived close to the railroad yard and we got the men that came off the trains to our door..My dad would sit them down on the back step and fix them a plate of food..And I did the same with my animal friends..We were poor but we always had enough for one more...Now God has given me enough to take care of myself and every stray that comes along..
45 posted on 04/27/2006 9:34:40 AM PDT by Beth528
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
Mercy has captured the hearts of so many. I'll never forget this horrible story. Everyone that owns a dog will give them some special hugs and TLC.

We will remember the suffering of Mercy and wish we could have given her the love she never received on this earth. That will be her legacy.


Rainbow Bridge

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...

46 posted on 04/27/2006 9:36:09 AM PDT by LADY J
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To: RandallFlagg; Beth528

I couldn't leave my beloved dog when the vet put her down. Yet it was hard, so I didn't want my father to leave (who was going to - and yes, he had made a 400-mi train trip to be with me and her when this most-beloved dog of ours was clearly falling away and I was having trouble). He stayed even though he didn't want to. I didn't want to leave her and stayed near her on the floor, my leg against her and petting her head. We were the last beings she saw.

Later my beloved cat was going downhill. This time I let him die in our home; I've always sort of felt guilty "killing" the dog whom I loved so much and will never, ever forget. But I was likewise with the cat when he died, placed last on the couch with me next to him. I just can't leave them. I'd hate the idea of not being there.


47 posted on 04/27/2006 9:45:28 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL

He should face the same fate.

He's a sub-human sub-animal mutant.

When is society going to stop trying to understand and rehabilitate mutants who brutalize and kill animals and young children, instead of appropriately dealing with them??


48 posted on 04/27/2006 9:45:38 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis, Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts, and guns made America great.)
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To: Hoodlum91

Often by "dog lovers".


49 posted on 04/27/2006 9:46:58 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue.)
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To: Beth528

No question, your dog loves you just the same.


50 posted on 04/27/2006 9:48:33 AM PDT by HOTTIEBOY (AIXELSYD TAEB I)
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