Skip to comments.Sing Sing guard gets year in jail for killing 5 kittens
Posted on 03/22/2002 9:49:10 AM PST by areafiftyone
White Plains, New York-AP) -- A former prison guard who killed five kittens in a trash compactor at Sing Sing has been sentenced to a year in jail. A judge said the crime was ``so offensive and so calculated and so gratuitously cruel it diminishes the humanity of everybody.''
Forty-eight-year-old Ronald Hunlock had been convicted of aggravated cruelty to animals. Last March he found an inmate with contraband at the Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining. He then searched the inmate's cell, found five newborn kittens and their mother and told the inmate to put them in the compactor. The inmate refused, so Hunlock did it himself.
The mother cat escaped but the kittens were crushed. Defense attorney Daniel Gallivan had asked the judge not to impose jail time, and said Hunlock thought the cats were ill and had no other recourse.
Deviant - yes. Criminal - no.
And stooping to his level, you would be just as cruel and cold-hearted.
I daresay that a prison guard with this kind of reputation for brutality will need rather less than the full year of feeding....
You haven't followed my logic...I'll say it again, or rather make it clearer. His behavior is deviant, but only criminal if the kittens were another person's property. See the difference?
Begone, troll? What in h*ll are you talking about?
Do you remember Julius Caesar? I recall that you were a very fine centurion, but not as good as Gabby Hays or Mr. Green Jeans. Oh, the word for today is "spindle." Radio.......
No. If the thing had put kittens he purchased into a trash compactor alive, he would still have been guilty of breaking the law. There are laws against animal cruelty : BY LAW, if you own animals , you are required to give them adequate food, shelter, and medical care, and you are not allowed to abuse them physically. If you starve your animal, leave them outside without shelter in bad weather, let injuries or illnesses go untreated, or beat them, you can and will be punished. Punishments include confiscation of animals, fines, probation, jail time, and being forbidden by law to own animals for a certain period (Usually 5 years, but sometimes longer).
I don't know where some freepers (not you, kid ; others on this thread) get the idea that they can do "whatever they want" with their own animals, when the law clearly states animal abuse is a crime, whether they own the animal or not. If any freeper doubts me, please : Go find a stray dog, and let people see you beat it, starve it, torture it, maim it, set it on fire-whatever. When the police come for you, tell themn you own the dog, and have the right to treat it in that matter. Tell the same thing to the judge. See you in a year or so.
I'm not sure why you think I would do so. I'm not upset with anything you've posted. Besides, the act of flaming suggests that someone has already lost the debate and resorts to a baser form of argument. I'll let others stoop to that.
You are correct in that I am frustrated with a society that devalues human life, calls "evil good, and good evil", that twists the meaninig of words to promote their agenda, and rips the innocence from our children at the earliest possible age.
A fraternity brother's dad had run a punch-press at a box plant his adult life, was up in the union, got me a summer job to help defray exorbitant college tuition.
I was operator of the slitter and baler for the scrap produced by the box plant for one shift one summer.
Defective sheets were fed into the slitter (scissor-like rotary knives on an eight-foot long, four-inch diameter steel shaft). These strips were sucked into a seven bladed steel fan run by an electric motor the size of a wood stove. These playing card-size pieces were sucked up a twelve-inch pipe to the roof collector cone fed by other pipe runs from machines throughout the plant.
A blizzard of these pieces fell down the two-foot-square chute into the space ahead of the baling ram. An electric eye would signal the ram that the chute was full; then it would hydraulically compress the pieces into an eighth of their volume. When a 1,000-lb. block was obtained, five lengths of baling wire were fed around it and tied off. When the steel door was opened the cube was driven onto steel rollers by the compressing ram's action, ready for pickup by forklift to carry to the waiting railroad car.
If the guard is not Roto-Rooteredtm by 12 months with his fan club, I could have fit him into the space in front of the ram. During peak periods it was necessary to climb up, open the door, and stomp down the scrap--when the ram was back, of course. For it would come forward automatically, and would have no compunction about crushing a leg.
Kind of like the guard.
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