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Chandler police: 4 boys face felony animal abuse charge; surveillance video shows beating of kitten
ABC15.COM ^ | 27 OCTOBER 2013 | Josh Frigerio

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 wasn’t 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
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1 posted on 10/27/2013 8:16:26 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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


2 posted on 10/27/2013 8:18:21 PM PDT by rovenstinez (,)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

How sick! That’s how jeffrey dahmer got his start.


3 posted on 10/27/2013 8:19:45 PM PDT by tsowellfan (www.cafenetamerica.com)
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To: rovenstinez

I hope you get herpes.


4 posted on 10/27/2013 8:20:56 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


5 posted on 10/27/2013 8:23:29 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: tsowellfan

And it’s how most serial killers start: with the most innocent and helpless.


6 posted on 10/27/2013 8:24:20 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: rovenstinez

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.


7 posted on 10/27/2013 8:24:39 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: rovenstinez

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.


8 posted on 10/27/2013 8:25:53 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Not a fan of cats. That being said, these kids are deeply disturbed.


9 posted on 10/27/2013 8:26:33 PM PDT by Gamecock (Many Atheists take the stand: "There is no God AND I hate Him.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

How could they be so cruel at such a young age? Sickening.


10 posted on 10/27/2013 8:28:23 PM PDT by Girlene (Hey, NSA!)
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To: rovenstinez

If you could kill kittens you should be posting on KOS and/or DU and not here you sociopath.


11 posted on 10/27/2013 8:33:17 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

When it’s legal to kill an unborn human baby, what’s the life of a kitten to these savages?


12 posted on 10/27/2013 8:33:36 PM PDT by informavoracious (Root for Obamacare and healthcare.gov failure!)
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To: tsowellfan
How sick! That’s how jeffrey dahmer got his start.

If they kill animals, sometimes they end up killing people too.

13 posted on 10/27/2013 8:34:24 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: Gamecock

You don’t even want to know what they were doing to cats in Phoenix 15 years ago.


14 posted on 10/27/2013 8:38:31 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Mark17

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.


15 posted on 10/27/2013 8:39:39 PM PDT by Kent1957
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


16 posted on 10/27/2013 8:39:52 PM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org/)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Charging a 12 year olds....let alone a 7 year old...with a felony might not be fair in this case.Yes,if they were older they deserve serious punishment (assuming they did it).I wonder if these kids need psychiatric help.
17 posted on 10/27/2013 8:40:09 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: exDemMom

I can’t even read the story.


18 posted on 10/27/2013 8:41:07 PM PDT by Mears (Liberalism is the art of being easily offended.)
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To: JLLH

Finalist, No Hint Of Irony award.


19 posted on 10/27/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


20 posted on 10/27/2013 8:42:42 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: rovenstinez

STHU


21 posted on 10/27/2013 8:42:46 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


22 posted on 10/27/2013 8:43:19 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you, Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012) It has been a year, rest in peace, pretty girl!)
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To: dr_lew

Meaning....??? If you have something to say, say it. Otherwise...


23 posted on 10/27/2013 8:44:15 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Girlene

To quote Tom Servo, “You don’t have to be Sigmund Freud ...”


24 posted on 10/27/2013 8:44:51 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Kent1957
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.

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.

25 posted on 10/27/2013 8:46:46 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Veteran, 70-71)
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To: exDemMom
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.


Well, if I may be a little OT, the causes of unnatural death used to be vehicle accidents but after Obama occupied the White Hut, it has been overtaken by suicide. I'm sure drug and alcohol abuse is up to, my grade school buddy installed breathilizers into cars that are mostly court ordered for the State of West Virginia. He's always busy, has over 100 installs to do on his list. That alone tells you something there. I think overall, we are in a period of bad karma as a country and crap like this story goes on. Still, I like what Prime Minister Deifenbaker of Canada said, we have the "freedom to be wrong, not to do wrong."
26 posted on 10/27/2013 8:47:45 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you, Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012) It has been a year, rest in peace, pretty girl!)
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To: JLLH
HOPE THEY FRY
27 posted on 10/27/2013 8:47:52 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Democrats-in-training.


28 posted on 10/27/2013 8:48:49 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: dr_lew

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.)


29 posted on 10/27/2013 8:50:04 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Gamecock

I adore cats and despise children, but also hope that they get the help that they need.


30 posted on 10/27/2013 8:52:24 PM PDT by erlayman
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To: freedumb2003

This is a ‘confession’ thread, that the NCIS is going to mine for data... :o)


31 posted on 10/27/2013 8:52:39 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: JLLH
They’re not too young to know right from wrong.

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.

32 posted on 10/27/2013 8:55:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


33 posted on 10/27/2013 8:58:03 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Should read “alternate reality” but “alternative to reality” works just as well.


34 posted on 10/27/2013 9:00:08 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH
And it’s how most serial killers start: with the most innocent and helpless.

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.

35 posted on 10/27/2013 9:03:18 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


36 posted on 10/27/2013 9:04:59 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH
And no, I’m sure they won’t get the “death penalty”, ...

Not if you had anything to say about it, I guess!

You're on record!

37 posted on 10/27/2013 9:06:15 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


38 posted on 10/27/2013 9:06:18 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: JLLH
Go ahead and coddle

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.

39 posted on 10/27/2013 9:12:36 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: JLLH
I just don’t have that much faith in “psychiatric” help. Not in the least..

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?

40 posted on 10/27/2013 9:17:13 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: Nowhere Man
That alone tells you something there.

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.

41 posted on 10/27/2013 9:17:17 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: dr_lew

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??


42 posted on 10/27/2013 9:25:11 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


43 posted on 10/27/2013 9:27:56 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Gay State Conservative

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.


44 posted on 10/27/2013 9:29:06 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: Gay State Conservative
In my day as a 12 year old, I would have been thrashed (belt or switch) if I had done something to torture an animal. I would have deserved that and more.

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.

45 posted on 10/27/2013 9:38:50 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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not getting the death penalty

... 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.

46 posted on 10/27/2013 9:40:46 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

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.


47 posted on 10/27/2013 9:42:28 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Did you ever think when you eat Chinese,
It aint pork or chicken but a fat siamese?
Yet the food tastes great, so you dont complain.
But thats not chicken in your chicken chow mein.

Seems to me I ordered sweet-and-sour pork
But Garfields on my fork.
Hes purrin here on my fork.

Theres a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon,
The place that I eat every day at noon.
They can feed you cat and youll never know,
Once they wrap it up in dough, boy.
They fry it real crisp in dough.

Chou Lin asked if I wanted more
As he was dialin up his buddy at the old pet store.
I said “Not today. I lost my appetite.
Theres two cats in my belly and they want to fight.”
I was suckin on a Rolaid and a Tums or two,
When I swear I heard it mew, boy.
And that is when I knew,

Theres a cat in the kettle at the Peking Moon
I think I gotta stop eatin there at noon.
They say that its beef or fish or pork
But its purrin there on my fork.
Theres a hair-ball on my fork.

Read more: Weird Al Yankovic - Cat’s In The Kettle Lyrics | MetroLyrics


48 posted on 10/27/2013 9:43:59 PM PDT by R AND R IN 2012
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To: dr_lew

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.


49 posted on 10/27/2013 9:46:57 PM PDT by JLLH
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To: JLLH

I hope you fry.


50 posted on 10/27/2013 9:47:58 PM PDT by dr_lew
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