First Offense Against Probation for Non-Violent Crime Could Destroy a Family

Sometimes you see an animal cruelty case and you just can’t help but wonder why they are wasting so much time and money prosecuting people for unintentional non-violent passive animal cruelty issues-It’s actually an unintentional non-violent ALLEGED animal cruelty issue yet prosecuted to the fullest and in some states a felony-huh?!?-I know…right!?! Murders are even assumed innocent until proven guilty, but not when someone is charged with animal cruelty-Just why is it assumed instant GUILTY?!? But wait-Guilty of WHAT actually!?! A felony in some states the same as for the murder or a bank robber?!? Same as Intentional Violent Animal Cruelty?!?-huh?!? -WTF?!?

Well, you’re not going to like the answer anymore than I do…More times than not, Animal Rights Extremists make it their personal task to see that a person accused is found guilty no matter what…A pretty powerful position they give themselves and there is nothing the accused can do to prove differently when the issues are not allowed to be brought up no matter the importance…Extremists are usually couch potatoes and judgment passed by news articles that are sensationalized in the press…They get busy and work fast -from posting comments on every article, forming FB groups to attract others to join in, to start petitions and call district attorneys to force them to prosecute to the letter of the law -This is actually considered a passive crime; has now a following with a full blown league of hatred…There’s even been issues over rats…that’s right, RATS!!! Then theirs Kaboodles Ranch…Maybe one of the greatest rescue centers of all times; targeted and taken down by PETA!?! PETA-97% KILL rate!!! “They are better of dead than owned by a human”-that PETA!!!-PETA KILLS!!!

Recently a friend of mine was jailed for such allegations when no intentional cruelty existed…CPS was brought in and a second charge had to be fought-Their reasoning, what-their basement was flooded!?! OMG!!! Of course everything was upside down in the home including the living/sleeping arrangements…Imagine that!!!-Charged with cruelty because of a natural disaster in the home so the animal rescuer went down-oh, did I mention this was a rescuer!?! Mostly house cats and personal pets including their dog…Yeah…jailed-Chewed up and spit out…They are unable to get a fair appeal of the case even though time was already served and now on probation…

Charging animal rescues by bigger rescues is BIG business -They’re hoarders don’t ya’ know!?!-NOT!!! Just like all breeders are now labeled as a ‘puppy mill’…’cat mill’…’horse mill’-makes no difference it’s a ‘mill’ -‘rat mill’ -as if some crime was committed that an animal was bred -Holy Smokes…As one person puts it -“They don’t grow on trees”…

When we create a nation of law breakers what good are laws, regulations, and statutes?!?

In 2012, Anne Marie and Shane Duhon were raided for animal cruelty-Was in true-NO!!! Was it a case of a rescuers being accused of a non violent unintentional passive animal cruelty-You bet it was and the animals were healthy however she was set up to take a fall whether it be because another rescue felt threatened-Maybe; that the articles she wrote against Animal Rights Extremists threatened the Animal Rights Agenda-Maybe; was it prejudice against their way of life-Quite possible; or maybe, it’s ALL the above. No matter, a full, all out investigation began; even the taking of things not listed on the warrant…and they called in CPS for the children as if child abuse had also occurred when it had not…However, the Duhons decided because they weren’t wealthy people that they could not afford a damn good attorney for representation; it was best to tough it up and take a plea bargain. They agree to 5 years of probation to not be involved with animals or animal ownership, rescue or otherwise rather than drag their family thru anymore Animal Rights Extremists dirt.

What was not known to the general public but was known to the prosecution and likely the judge, is that Shane was working in a poultry plant at the time and that was apparently OK-huh?!? -WTF?!? No I’m not kidding, he helped process animals for food. Isn’t that working with animals?!? You bet it is so just how serious would it be if they raised some animals to fed and support the family, almost 2 years later after Shane lost his job and they couldn’t make ends meet!?! After all, isn’t it our God given right as Americans to support our family and provide food on the table anyway that we can?!? Pay our bills to keep the  the wolves at bay…after all they did have the skills to care for animals and experienced to slaughter the animals for food-Like I said, these are not wealthy people and maybe not the best decision after all, they were still on probation thru a plea agreement.

But wait a minute here-How is it that Shane can work at a poultry plant even thou their probation orders said you can’t work with animals?!? How is that OK yet ,not OK to own chickens and rabbits that will fed and support the family?!?

Whether we like it or not, we are all capable of raising our own food and feeding our family when we can’t afford groceries-It’s called sustainable living. Anne Marie has a vegetable garden as well and between the two of them the family was still provided for, most of the bills paid and some very important and necessary repairs were made to their home. They had gone from being accused of cruelty to raising food when it became necessary but the problem is…their probation wasn’t completed and had fallen behind on the payments for their probation. Was this a poor decision?!? Maybe depending on how far the district attorney pans on going for blood…But can he get a judge to agree to such a harsh punishment considering the facts and the need?!?

Once again we see it sensationalized by the press-Media hounds right there when they were released form jail…Calling it a case of “de-ja-vu” by the fucking media; they are somehow guilty of a crime of cruelty and making headlines for a probation violation for a non violent crime of unintentional passive animal cruelty. -WTF?!? Is this a boring little town with no news, good or bad to report; no real crime to report so they have to fabricate it and become a probation board and a judge…Does any place in the US without any crime to report that they actually made their news story something is never was?!? Once again, the media is feeding the Animal Rights Extremists with what they want to read and starting a frenzy of haters -The district attorney just night push for jail time…seems like the media is controlling this case; don’t they have something better to do?!? It was far from unbiased and maybe the Duhons will pursue a slander case.

All these cases of non violent passive animal cruelty all across the country at TAXPAYER EXPENSE!!! -It’s comparable to scratching your ass in public and this is not even an animal cruelty case-it’s a first probation offense. Is this what you want-the waste-less spending of tax money…Destroying a family-Jailing them for what?!?

How about the husband keeps that new good job he has now to continue supporting the family and if something goes wrong inform the court. How about Anne Marie does some community service of some sort…But NOT jail time!!! Where and when exactly do we draw the line…How is it that our society can be so un forgiving of such a passive crime…fabricated at that but remember, they settled with a plea agreement, and on probation.

How much time did Michael Vick serve?! That was INTENTIONAL with numerous counts of sever animal cruelty!!! It was both a state and federal crime. That too was a plea agreement…Facts of the case:

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Vick

[Short version:]

In April 2007, Vick was implicated in an illegal interstate dog fighting ring that had operated for five years. In August 2007, he pleaded guilty to federal felony charges and served 21 months in prison, followed by two months in home confinement.[1][2][3] Hurt financially by the loss of his NFL salary and product endorsement deals, combined with previous financial mismanagement, Vick filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in July 2008.[4]

[Long Version:]

A search warrant executed on April 25, 2007 as part of a drug investigation of Vick’s cousin Davon Boddie led to discovery of evidence of unlawful dog fighting activities at a property owned by Vick in rural Surry County in southeastern Virginia, with extensive facilities for the activity.[71] Media attention quickly grew as state officials investigated, soon joined by federal authorities. As separate state and federal investigations progressed, more details emerged about an interstate dog-fighting ring that involved drugs and gambling. Gruesome details of abuse, torture and execution of under-performing dogs galvanized animal rights activists and expressions of public outrage. Vick and several others were indicted on federal and Virginia state felony charges related to the operation.[83]

Federal prosecution and conviction

In July 2007, Vick and three other men were charged by federal authorities with felony charges of operating an unlawful interstate dog fighting venture known as “Bad Newz Kennels“. Vick was accused of financing the operation, directly participating in dog fights and executions, and personally handling thousands of dollars in related gambling activities.[84] Federal prosecutors indicated they intended to proceed under the provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO), a United States federal law that provides for extended criminal penalties and a civil cause of action for acts performed as part of an ongoing criminal organization.[85]

By August 20, Vick and the other three co-defendants agreed to separate plea bargains for the federal charges.[86][87] They were expected to each receive federal prison sentences of between 12 months and five years. Four days later, Vick filed plea documents with the federal court. He pleaded guilty to “Conspiracy to Travel in Interstate Commerce in Aid of Unlawful Activities and to Sponsor a Dog in an Animal Fighting Venture”. He admitted to providing most of the financing for the operation and to participating directly in several dog fights in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina. He admitted to sharing in the proceeds from these dog fights. He further admitted that he knew his colleagues killed several dogs who did not perform well. He admitted to being involved in the destruction of 6–8 dogs, by hanging or drowning. The “victimization and killing of pit bulls” was considered an aggravating circumstance, allowing prosecutors to exceed the federal sentencing guidelines for the charge.  On August 27, U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson accepted Vick’s guilty plea, but reminded Vick that he (Hudson) was under no obligation to accept the prosecution’s recommendation of a reduced sentence.[89]

While free on bail, Vick tested positive for marijuana in a random drug test.[90][91] This was a violation of the conditions of his release while awaiting sentencing in federal court.[90][91] As a result, Hudson ordered Vick confined to his Hampton, Virginia home between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. with electronic monitoring until his court hearing date in December.[92] He was ordered to submit to random drug testing.[90][91]

On December 10, Vick appeared in U.S. District Court in Richmond for sentencing. Judge Hudson said he was “convinced that it was not a momentary lack of judgment” on Vick’s part, and that Vick was a “full partner” in the dog fighting ring, and he was sentenced to serve 23 months in federal prison.[94] Vick was assigned to United States Penitentiary, Leavenworth, a federal prison facility in Leavenworth, Kansas, to serve his sentence.[96]

State prosecution and sentencing

Separate Virginia charges against all four defendants in the dog-fighting case were brought following indictments by the Surry County grand jury when it met on September 25, 2007. The principal evidence considered was sworn statements of the defendants during their plea agreement process before the federal court. Vick was charged with two class-6 felonies, which each carried a maximum penalty of five years’ imprisonment.[100]

Vick was transported to Virginia in November 2008 to face the state charges.[104] He appeared before the Surry County Circuit Court on November 25 at a session held in neighboring Sussex County because the Surry court building was undergoing renovation. He submitted a guilty plea to a single Virginia felony charge for dog fighting, receiving a 3-year prison sentence suspended on condition of good behavior, and a $2,500 fine. In return for the plea agreement, the other charge was dropped.[105] Michael Dwayne Vick, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) ID# 33765-183, was released on July 20, 2009.[1

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Seems to me Vick got special treatment from both courts for his INTENTIONAL VIOLENT ANIMAL CRUELTY!!! -You can read the full Michael Vick report at the above link…

Point of this is, that Vick received far better treatment for INTENTIONAL VIOLENT ANIMAL CRUELTY -both on the federal and state level than the Duhons did from the start for an UNINTENTIONAL NON-VIOLENT PASSIVE ANIMAL CRUELTY charge…And to top it off, Wayne Pacelle~CEO HSUS recommends that Vick be allowed a dog for his children sake before his probation was finished-WTF?!?

Lastly, I want to know what the Attorney General of Oklahoma thinks about the fairness of all this…Certainly times have changed in a BIG way since the Duhons made a plea agree: https://topcatsroar.wordpress.com/2014/07/24/updateoklahoma-investigation-of-hsus/

and due to financial ruin, they made a decision that sent them to jail and now up on parole violations…Possible jail time-Shane looses that new good job…the children struggle to survive and you the TAX PAYER flipping the bill on all of this BULLSHIT!!!

How absurd that they suffer a longer sentence or jail time and unfortunate that their actual talents to work with animals be wasted and now facing who knows what…

This is not to be believed- but PETA once again is making it’s mark to harm people unjustly by reporting the Duhons yet they go by with no charges for their crimes against animals and their support of the Animal Liberation Front-Well it’s 2014 -Should we expect the court to be fair or should we expect the worse  -ALL done at TAXPAYER EXPENSE!?!

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

 

 

 

 

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~ by topcatsroar on July 27, 2014.

3 Responses to “First Offense Against Probation for Non-Violent Crime Could Destroy a Family”

  1. I am somewhat familiar with the Duhons’ case and as you say, this recent arrest has to so with a break of probation. Due to the nature of the so-called crime for which probation was assigned, and the need to feed themselves and their family, how could jail time even be considered? These folks had rabbits and chickens! That is meat and eggs for the family and growing a vegetable garden also? These folks were trying to sustain! How many of you would be able to do this? How many have? This is hard work! This is admiral in our society, I believe, and I don’t think trying to keep your family healthy and providing for them should be punished in this manner! We have enough thugs to occupy our jails and other punishments would serve just as well and not destroy a family! It is not fair to the kids or other family members, least of all the taxpayers! More BS! note: there was nothing wrong with the rabbits or chickens either!

    • I agree, in these bad economic times raising your own food is the only way to get by- grab your chest Peta- or hunting.

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