Skip to comments.Chandler police: 4 boys face felony animal abuse charge; surveillance video shows beating of kitten
Posted on 10/27/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
CHANDLER, AZ - Four boys have been arrested and booked into a juvenile detention center for brutally beating a kitten to death earlier this month, police said.
Sgt. Joe Favazzo, spokesman for the Chandler Police Department, said surveillance video turned into authorities, depicts six boys repeatedly abusing a young kitten.
The incident occurred on Oct. 14, but wasnt reported to police until the next day.
According to police, the six boys between the ages of 7 and 12 years old -- initially start to play with the playground equipment. It shows that they have a small dog and a kitten with them, however, the situation quickly turns dangerous for the kitten. According to the surveillance video, the boys begin to push the dog down the slide, forcing it to run into the kitten.
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I did this as a kid. Mr. North paid me $2 a kitten to get inside Molly Browns garage and exterminate her cats. This was in Garden City, Ks in 1957
How sick! That’s how jeffrey dahmer got his start.
I hope you get herpes.
Truly vile. Hope they fry. There is no excuse for animal abuse. None. Little killers in the making. Bet mommy and daddy are so proud.
And it’s how most serial killers start: with the most innocent and helpless.
When I was a kid, I once took a cat and threw it down into a ravine. It later died. The memory still very much haunts me.
I knew a guy in grad school said a man paid him to get rid of a kitten once when he was a kid. He held it in his hand and thrust it into a bucket of water ... and learned something about kittens. He kept his money, since the kitten was never seen again in those parts.
Not a fan of cats. That being said, these kids are deeply disturbed.
How could they be so cruel at such a young age? Sickening.
If you could kill kittens you should be posting on KOS and/or DU and not here you sociopath.
When it’s legal to kill an unborn human baby, what’s the life of a kitten to these savages?
If they kill animals, sometimes they end up killing people too.
You don’t even want to know what they were doing to cats in Phoenix 15 years ago.
If they kill animals, sometimes they end up killing people too
It’s not the killing of animals that is the problem. Deer, rabbits and other game are killed every year by normal people. It is the torture of the animals that show a sick mind.
Why is it that these stories seem more frequent now? Are we seeing an increase in all kinds of violence because of the general mood of the country under Obama?
Poor little kitten.
I can’t even read the story.
Finalist, No Hint Of Irony award.
It’s fair. Once upon a time children were treated the same as adults...and crimes were fewer in number. Coincidence? I think not. If they can think up cruelty and commit it, they can face the penalties. They’re not too young to know right from wrong. Not nearly.
I cannot watch the video. I hope these kids get what’s coming to them and repent afterwards. I know if I did something like that, it would haunt me. BTW, those kids ought to be thankful they are not in ancient Egypt, the willful killing of a cat would most likely get one the death penalty. The Egyptian goddess, Bastet, was believed to be the protector of cats and those who cared or them. IIRC, St. Francis of Assisi was an animal lover too and he is their patron saint.
Meaning....??? If you have something to say, say it. Otherwise...
To quote Tom Servo, “You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud ...”
Of course, I was not referring to the harvesting of animals for food, like cattle, chickens, deer, fish, pork. The torture is wrong. These chumps are sick MO FOs.
And??? You see something inconsistent with being against torture in this??? I’m a pro-capital punishment conservative. Get over it. (And no, I’m sure they won’t get the “death penalty”, so don’t get your panties in a knot.)
I adore cats and despise children, but also hope that they get the help that they need.
This is a ‘confession’ thread, that the NCIS is going to mine for data... :o)
The typical 12 year old isn't old enough to *fully* understand things like this.And as for a 7 year old...give me a break! Consequences? OK.Serious intervention for both? Absolutely.Felony charges for either? Not at 12...or 7.
What alternative reality do you live in?? 12 year olds aren’t old enough to “fully” understand cruelty, torture and killing??? Give ME a BREAK! Yeah, they need some “serious intervention” all right... we’ll just have to disagree on what that should be. Go ahead and coddle. That thinking is part of how we got where we are today.
Should read “alternate reality” but “alternative to reality” works just as well.
Yes,I've seen it written many times that cruelty to animals by a child can be a danger sign of a psychopath in the making.I suppose that could be true of one or more of the kids involved here.But at this age I say give them the benefit of the doubt regarding *felony* charges and sentence them,instead,to serious psychiatric intervention.
I just don’t have that much faith in “psychiatric” help. Not in the least — especially if the little monsters are re-released on society after getting “cleared” by these same psychiatrists.... No, thank you.
Not if you had anything to say about it, I guess!
You're on record!
Most kids have to be taught civilized behavior, even some of the quiet ones have the capacity for cruelty. Todays. school often make the big mistake of taking games and sports away due to their Lawyer puppetmasters. Kids need. constructive ways to release and gain control of this energy. Some treat lively children as annoying problems to be pilled into submission.
At 12 (and younger) I'm prepared to "coddle"...at least when it comes to felony charges.So what's *your* solution? Execution? Or are you prepared to go easy on them and give them all 30 years? Did you do anything extremely stupid at 12...or younger? I did.And I suffered the consequences from my parents.But during the 45 years that I've been considered an "adult" by the law I've never been arrested for *littering*,let alone anything more serious.Maybe,just maybe,the same thing will happen to these kids if they get what for from their parents and/or others *without* the felony charge.
Have you considered the possibility that one of the kids learned this stuff from watching his father/uncle/next door neighbor or from having seen a sicko video that a relative might have on a computer or a DVD? If,by chance,*that's* the explanation do you *still* give them 30 years?
I don't know about WV, but that's a racket in AZ. I've known people who never drank anything in their life who were forced to install those those breathalyzers in their cars because they were on probation for non-DUI crimes.
Whatever. I’m on record for being against animal abuse — yeah, that terrifies me. Truly. Proud to go on record for that. Absolutely. The kids are on felony charges — not getting the death penalty — so nice bait and switch there. Reading is not your forte, I take it??
No. Most likely they’ll become one more child on child killer starring in the local — and national news. Ever wonder why this is happening more and more?? No?? No consequences severe enough to get their attention. That’s how. I’m in favor of the felony charges. Let ‘em learn the hard way. A slap on the wrist won’t get the message across. Either one has a conscience or one does not.
I’m sure that will be revealed, but there’s a tremendous amount of speculation there on your part. No such explanation is in evidence right now, so speculation about ‘what if’ is futile.
Spare the rod, spoil the child.
That deterrent would have been more than sufficient even if we hadn't been taught to respect life far too much to consider it.
... but you advocated this when you said, "Hope they fry". I haven't seen you take this back, or even acknowledge your own expression.
All I accused you of is failure to perceive irony, and I think you stand convicted.
can we just save society from future serial killers and just take these sadistic deviants out now? the lives saved may be people you know and love.
okay i will try one thing first. beat the living sh1t out of these kids, and see if any of them make real changes in their personalities. if not, then just execute them as nothing good will come from them.
I owe you no explanation. You thought yourself clever and tried to engage in “gotcha”. I’ve explained my position. Sorry if it’s beyond your comprehension. I “stand convicted” of nothing but being against animal abuse. You on the other hand....??? Again, there is no ironic position in being pro-capital punishment and being against animal abuse. This is what I addressed. The fact that you believe what I said is somehow “ironic” shows that you lack an understanding of that word — and clearly of what I said. Where you err is trying to conflate the two and project a position I have not taken. Re-read. I won’t explain further. This isn’t a trial and you aren’t a judge — much as you apparently would like to be. Get over yourself.
I hope you fry.