UPDATED 5/18/2009: Florence, AZ Cops Kill K9 “Partner.”
What is with Arizona cops killing dogs? Tempe cops simply shoot them (and get away with it), while Chandler and Florence cops leave them in cars “accidentally” on 105-plus degree days. Here is the latest one, which happened over the weekend. You can hear crickets chirping and pins dropping over all the PETA protests in response to this “tragic dog killing.”
Mike Hasenei of Elkridge, MD.
(Photo from explorehoward.com; Alex Stawinski)
by Brian A. Wilkins
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, is on the verge of the impossible; passing Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio as the biggest primadonnas, show boaters, and media hounds (pun intended) in the United States.
Most Americans and others across the globe had no idea who or what PETA was before their continual public crucifiction of Mr. Michael Vick, the former NFL quarterback, for his “animal cruelty” back in 2007. And though pitbulls – the dogs Mr. Vick used for fighting (and my favorite breed) – have commonly been considered monster, mean hip-hop dogs by Euro-American media, they made sure to victimize the pit bulls when it came to the corn-rowed, $130 million NFL quarterback. Most apartment complex in the country have banned tenants from owning pitbulls and rottweillers and most people who have never been around the dogs are scared to death of them.
So where is PETA now after Tempe Police thug Whitney Jurjevich shot and killed Mr. Stan Rosenblatt’s dog in Upper Gwynedd, PA on January 16? The attack appears to be completely unprovoked and was carried out by a trigger-happy former U.S. Marine who thinks he’s above the law. I understand attacking Jurjevich will not bring PETA the attention Mr. Vick has, but PETA continues putting on display this false bravado nobody is buying, because of their selective “enforcement” of their mission. Here is a quote, directly from PETA.org, regarding the rights of dogs:
“Animals should have the right to equal consideration of their interests. For instance, a dog most certainly has an interest in not having pain inflicted on him or her unnecessarily. We are, therefore, obliged to take that interest into consideration and to respect the dog’s right not to have pain unnecessarily inflicted upon him or her.”
Ok, so let’s take a look at cop dog killers (as I outlined in the video, “55 Days In Maricopa County Jail.“:
THREE DOG KILLING COPS WHO GOT AWAY WITH IT.
Chandler (AZ) Cop Tom Lovejoy Acworth (GA) Cop Curtis Endicott Tempe (AZ) Cop Whitney Jurjevich
Chandler Police Officer Tom Lovejoy, back in August 2007, left his dog Bandit in his patrol car for 13 hours in the middle of a Phoenix summer. Obviously, the dog was cooked to death, as temperatures were well above 105 degrees that day, and likely well over 150 degrees inside the car. Lovejoy, along with two other officers, covered up the crime by cleaning the car with bleach and using taxpayer dollars to cremate the dog before an investigation could occur. Lovejoy was acquitted of all charges. And PETA was no where to be found throughout.
On September 3, 2007, Acworth cop Curtis Endicott left his police dog, Marco, in a patrol car and “forgot about him” on a 90-plus degree day, even though police described him as an “animal lover.” Endicott paid a $256.25 fine, and was allowed to keep his title and rank as shift commander. His most severe punishment was losing $10,000 in annual salary after being removed from the K-9 unit. Again, PETA was no where to be found.
The story of Tempe cop Whitney Jurjevich has been well-documented by the OP-NAT Eye for the past few days. Jurjevich shot and killed Mr. Stan Rosenblatt’s dog, Bruce, on January 16. Jurjevich, who deleted both his Myspace and Facebook accounts on February 14, was off-duty and way out of his jurisdiction when he not only shot Mr. Rosenblatt’s dog, but then aimed the gun at Mr. Rosenblatt and threatened to kill him. Jurjevich and his father conjured up a tale for police, according to Rosenblatt, and no charges were brought against the shooter. Oh and PETA….well, cue the cricket noises.
PETA is a disgrace of an organization and are the ones who need their heads examined, as they’ve said Mr. Vick needs. They don’t seem to mind chopping dogs and cats balls off to “control the pet population” instead of coming up with some sort of cheap depo provera-type shot for animals. They say animals have the right to equal consideration of their interests. And though I’m no dog whisperer, I doubt castration is high on the wish list of any species of animal. PETA also ignores the concept of rodeos and, like the Euro-American public at large, condones the shooting and decapitation of deer and other animals (which they call “hunting”). And when it comes to thug police, PETA views them as heroes and above the law, similar to the Euro-American dominated “hero” designation of thug police. PETA is too spineless and yellow to actually take on real animal causes, and this pattern of cops killing dogs and getting away with it doesn’t seem to register on their radar. (WATCH VIDEO OF PETA PROTESTING AT MR. VICK’S TRIAL)
I’m no “dog lover” or “animal lover”, but I do like dogs and will have one or two again if I ever own a house. I’m definitely not a fan of the Primadonnas for the Ethical Treatment of Animals either. Mr. Rosenblatt lost a member of his family and because these PETA people will likely not be followed by Euro-American media cameras in Upper Gwynedd, PA, they are again AWOL. But because of the popularity boost they have received from their continual Mr. Vick attacks, them showing up picketing outside the Tempe Police Department will at least show they are really concerned about animals and not just TV cameras. But who are we kidding? There are two lessons to Americans in all this: thug cops will always cover for one another whether they are part of the same department or not, and PETA’s primary organizational concern is TV cameras.