Are there an overwhelming amount of animal cruelty incidents taking place all over the world? Obviously, because one incident is more than enough!
But there are also a lot of good people out there fighting the good fight, cracking down on criminals. The Baltimore, Maryland city government seems to, for the most part, be doing their share. Here in this article, one of our own incendiaryAmericans wrote a post for The Inquisitr, where they refer to two widely reported #AnimalCruelty verdicts handed down within a week of each other. (TheInquisitr)
You will likely be disturbed by what you read if you don’t already know about it, but also hopeful, that something is getting done.
Because in these days, we have the power to apply some real pressure here and now, and hopefully, the good people of #Baltimore and those outside of it will do their part, along with the Maryland SPCA to keep these terrible incidents down.
That article is centered more around what the City Of Baltimore is doing about animal cruelty cases and at the end of the write up, is a link to a case of animal cruelty which hasn’t been as big as these stories but, reportedly already has 100 charges average racked up against two men.
Of course, go read the article for details on that, but let’s show you this video of the well publicized incident with that police officer.
More specifically, the write-up is about two high-profile people, one of them a public servant and the other, a former player for the Ravens, both institutions of law enforcement and corporate sports acted quickly to distance themselves from both of those guys.
The officer, who was accused of committing a terrible act, as expected, got away scott-free.
Obviusly there’s a lot to be pissed off about here because in an report by WBALTV, just in the way it’s written — even though it’s neutral — the reporting of the facts around the court case is similar to getting sand kicked in the face, when the attorneys defiantly come to the officer’s defense.
Take this part here:
Prosecutors said Bolger slit the dog’s throat in a fit of rage when arriving at the scene, calling it murder. Bolger’s attorneys insist he was only trying to put the dog out of its misery.
After going through a lot of these reports, the idea that Bolger was trying to do the right thing is either a stretch or the same way you would react if you came across a dog, which you restrained and decided to take it upon yourself — if you were an officer of the law — to “put it out of its misery.”
Read the article for what the dog’s owner, Sarah Gossard said about the accusations made against her that she had starved the dog or that she was even rabid.
But the article also follows with this:
‘We are very grateful that the court based it’s decision on the facts, not rumor and gossip that spread on social media, but the facts presented at trial,’ defense attorney Steven Levin said.
The judge made the decision to acquit the officer stating that the witnesses were unreliable and even that the veterinarian who performed the necropsy was biased.
If the final quote we placed here is any indication of how the judge came to their decision, then clearly the fact that Jeffrey Bolger cut the dog’s throat — which isn’t necessarily the ‘go to’ for solving most problems on the streets — is ignored.
Again, no one is saying that he didn’t cut Nala’s throat and even further, the defendant’s attorneys are really trying to sell their sob story for the officer, who had to leave the force over this; because how “dare” people accuse this “great” man who served his country well!
Also, there’s nothing that says that Sarah Gossard neglected or abused Nala, which obviously can’t be the case since this story is already a year old and has traveled the world faster than Superman’s gone around it.
Something would have come up by now and that she would even starve Nala? Sarah is a Baltimore bartender. I doubt she’s having problems paying for anything.
But while we’re talking about neglect, the other case mentioned in our post is about a Baltimore football player with plenty of money to throw around, enough to spend on expensive ass animals that he ends up neglecting. At the time he was the center of bad news, he was ditched by the Baltimore Ravens.
What’s interesting about this is the connection we’re making between these two cases, where Terrence Cody gets jail time and the officer is cleared of all charges, in a city that got a lot of attention for it’s racial issues like the death of Freddie Gray, because Cody is black.
The connection is stronger with this new report by The Wall Street Journal where the Fraternal Order Of Police (FOP 3) is mentioned as taking “ultimate responsibility” in paying for the defense of those officers who are charged with Gray’s death, because FOP 3 is the same order who had to make the statement in the WBALTV source we mentioned above, that the officer got his day in court, again, defiantly defending the outcome.
[Featured image of Jeffrey Bolger and attorney by Ian Duncan / Baltimore Sun]