Victim of Monroe County’s Torment Dies

I remember hearing the words -‘it didn’t affect his substantial rights’-Seriously!?! -So there was no interpreter…The District Attorney had little regard for property rights and set out to take the animals-no matter the accused were innocent and this prosecutor knew it…no matter it required a judges permission to destroy animals taken as evidence-the District Attorney gave his permission or at least so says the vet…no matter there was an agreement to drop all criminal and civil charges…There was still a civil hearing although was a criminal docket connected to a criminal warrant for search and seize with the same case number-and never mind that the JP Judge was out of his jurisdiction as well as the County Judge on appeal…it was a setup…The District Attorney stated he got what he was after…so WHY did he continue?!?

We have good days and bad…it’s still hard to live with  nearly 3-1/2 years after the fact…sensationalized in the media and the beloved animals gone…

We don’t know why this man is gone but we should not forget him and his sadness from wrongful prosecution-a VICTIM OF LEGAL ABUSE…I am upset and saddened by this article-I weep…

ALL DONE AT TAXPAYER EXPENSE!!! I don’t believe that any TAXPAYER would approve if they knew the truth…

Victim of Monroe County’s Torment Dies

One of Tim's accused boxer dogs in Monroe

‘Tim Iocoangeli is dead! The victim of Monroe County’s torment is no more in this world. Tim died Tuesday morning, sometime after chatting with me on Facebook at around 1:30 am. After struggling with the shock and grief for over 24 hours, now I have a question that’s bothering me: Shall I congratulate the Monroe County court and animal control in Michigan over seeing their object of persecution perish? Or shall I express my sorrow to them since now they won’t be able to suck his blood anymore?

Tim’s four boxers were killed by Monroe County court and animal control last year after they bit a teenage girl who was at the door in the absence of Tim and his son. Without a fair trial or independent, objective assessment of the dogs’ behavior, all four dogs were ordered to be killed. The teenager and his boyfriend who opened the door were never held responsible and this accident – for that is what really was – was turned by the Monroe County into an opportunity to exploit a citizen who obviously had no means to defend himself against them. Tim became homeless while defending himself against the oppressive court, and disabled due to an accident so that he had to walk with a cane. Life was falling apart for him.

Yet, the county court was preying on him and fined him $15,000 for keeping dangerous animals on his property. No evidence of dogs being vicious, no question of how Tim could have known his dogs were or could be dangerous, for they had a peaceful history. But being the authority, the county court was openly bent on extorting money out of him. Tim faced going to jail or paying the fine. And then just days ago, the court allowed him to pay in installments of $500 a month – a sham move of care behind which the constant purpose of extortion was plain obvious.

“They want to make an example of me,” Tim said to me on more than once. He felt the county was vindictive toward him because the case of his dogs had been discussed in media and the country had received an angry reaction from the public. He couldn’t afford an attorney and was told that his best chances were to plead guilty; there was no other option left, or so he was told.

Animal rights activist Denise Carey-Costa recently started a fund-raiser to help Tim, and I made a few posts to promote the cause. We assured Tim that the worst had passed – referring to the death of his four canine family members – and that he will soon be a free man; that the county cannot enslave him forever. And we told him we would help him find a job – something he is able to do. He would say he wanted a life again and would be happy to work as an animal rescuer, seeing what had happened to his dogs. But deep inside, was his spirit broken? Did he really believe what we were assuring him of?

How Tim died is not known at this moment. Was it disease, accident, suicide, something else? We may never know, unless the cause of his death is investigated independently. But we know now for sure that slavery has not ended in this country of allegedly free men. Courts that work under the rubric of “justice” openly violate civilians’ rights, even kill their families and forcing them into paying extortion money. Tim was being enslaved after his family dogs were murdered. He was to be bound not to leave the state until he had paid his due to be a free man; and he was being barred from having pets again. He was made an example of, as he had feared – an example of how a free man can be enslaved and his life shortened by the bang of a gavel that sides with the criminal, is sold to the violator, and makes the worst noise to human ears.

So will Monroe County be happy now that the man they tortured is dead? Maybe not, for their 15000 dollar booze is gone. But will they be sad or concerned? Maybe, not for what happened to Tim but just to be able to find someone else to sink their teeth in their flesh and suck blood out of it. It is still the age of vampirism and the black robes common to judges, attorneys, and vampires is no coincidence.

Final word – Rest in Peace Tim. You couldn’t be enslaved. You were a free man, and you are the same.


We have survived the past 3-1/2 years although 1/2 the animals died during the process…Many more have died since due to improper placement…Some remain missing as they never arrived where they said they were sending them -Where are they NOW!?! The animals the real victims of wrongful prosecution (I wonder if their local humane society joined in on this attack of an animal owner) For animal control, killing animals is a matter of day to day business as usual…No matter what happens to the people-right?!? WRONG…I continue to cry for Tim Iocoangeli although we never crossed paths…A victim of legal abuse and abuse of authority!!!

How do the people who do such wrongful things, walk in their shoes, and go on the next day victimizing others…creating crimes when there are none…Not just enslaved with the debt he was to pay but enslaved with the knowledge that his beloved animals were killed and not because these people were were right in having done it, but because they could and got away with it-Disgusting and despicable actions of those in charge and men who shouldn’t be wearing black robes!!!


Some comments from the above link:

“This is outrageous!!!! and can anyone believe the system would do this to a man that was injured, lost his job, had health concerns.
What is wrong with the injustice in this country, Thomas Jefferson quoted “When injustice becomes law, then resistance is Duty”.
Maybe this judge should study the life of Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln, maybe this judge should read the Constitution of the United States in printed form so he can understand that our freedoms are NOT to be taken away.
The system has to recognize that pet owners will give their lives for their pets. These dogs were not dangerous every dog protects their territory that’s what a dog is and under Monroe County Dog Ordinance those dogs were in the right because as it states if a intruder comes into ones property and a dog causes injury the dog is justified.
If one puts themselves at risk with a dog then the owner is NOT liable if it happens in his property.”


“This reminds me of something that would have happen at my old job union office. Greed, money, back stabbing to move up the ladder, rats, kick someone while they are down, politics I rub your back and they move up in corporate world. I am so sorry that this man and his dogs had to go through this I would have taken him in.. See those people that killed his dogs gave him all those fines was just wrong and who raised those people. After seeing what happens at county offices, union offices, courts those people have no hearts just greed and will not stand up to anyone if they think it is wrong. Now don’t you think someone along the line in the offices somewhere that had a heart would have stood up for this man, I would have, but no one did.”


“There really are no words. Has a Facebook page been set up yet exposing this travesty? Is there a petition yet seeking a comprehensive investigation? Since Monroe County seems to thrive on behind the scenes bullying then exposing them to the rest of the state, the nation, the world earning them the appropriate public backlash may be in order. While exposure and a demand for accountability may not stop future incidents of this sort, altho our hopes are that it will, at the very it may dampen their spirits and make ‘wins’ of this nature not quite as much fun.”


“What a great Article. Very true and scary at what could happen in the blink of an eye. I really hope that Tim’s family sue’s the city of Monroe for the undue stress of being tormented on a daily basis by their “games”. Was the AC officier that said, we will let your dogs out if you pay $3,000 to us right now, being truthful. If she was, I ask myself this question, why was this AC officier able to have such stagma and assurance that $3,000 was worth letting dangerous animals out of AC’s care. These dogs were not dangerous. I really wish TIm was home at this time when these teenagers came over and Tim would of shot them, then the dogs woudln’t of attacked and he would of got a slap on the hand for shooting them. The teenagers were on his property and trespassing when they were told not to do so.He would of had a legal right to shot them with a concealed weapon (with a permit). I loved Tim for all that he was and all he stood for. He was very attentive to his dogs and stood up for them after this incident. I didn’t get to know Tim till after this happened, and from what I got to know, was a very sensitve intellegient sweet man, who wore his heart on his sleeve. For that I will never forgot Tim’s legend as the man that everyman should be! RIP with those furbabies, for you guys shall be reunited again. Love you Tim!”  Nikki


We can only hope that justice will prevail…But, there was no justice for Tim Iocoangeli and his four dogs…

Disclaimer connected to this blog…Things said are of my opinion and the opinion of others -B

Other links you might find of importance:

Is there really any question that this man was victimized!?!

“Apparently the victimization of Timothy Iocoangeli was decided the moment the incident happened and the Monroe County Animal Control and the judges hearing the case constantly refused to give any consideration to Iocoangeli’s side. In fact, the sources witnessing the last hearing inform that one of the honorable judges even “explained” to Iocoangeli that it would be “cruel” to allow him say goodbye to his pets lest he catches sight of them being killed. Whether or not that was cruelty, but the explanation itself defines the word pretty blatantly. To add to it, even pictures of the dead – or murdered, to be precise – dogs would also not be posted as chose our honorable judge in Monroe County.”


~ by topcatsroar on June 9, 2013.

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