Kinship Circle: Demo For Karley 12/03 + Comments Still Needed

December 4th, 2008 3:32 pm by Kelly Garbato

Clearly, it’s too late to attend the protest; however, I’m posting this as reminder to send comments if you haven’t already – and if you have, perhaps consider sending a follow-up email, as charges have not yet been pressed against animal abuser / Fire Chief Glynn Johnson.

(The previous Kinship Circle alert can also be found here.)

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at]
Date: Dec 3, 2008 10:27 AM
Subject: Demo For Karley 12/03 + Comments Still Needed


Kinship Circle is forwarding the announcement below about a demo TODAY for Karley, the brutally killed puppy we issued an alert about on 11/14/08.

If you live in this California area, or know others who do, please cross-post the message below (quickly).

Kinship Circle - 2008-11-14 - Puppy Fatally Beaten By LA Firefighter 02

Contact: Lindy Greene
lindygreene [at]


Puppy Fatally Beaten By Los Angeles Firefighter

—— Forwarded Message
From: Lindy Greene – lindygreene [at]
Date: Tue, 2 Dec 2008


Incident Summary – California

11/3/08, Los Angeles Assist. Fire Chief Glynn Johnson (resides in Riverside County) allegedly beat his neighbors’ 6-month-old shepherd mix puppy, Karley, so severely she had to be put down hours later. He apparently broke her nose and jaw, gouged out an eye, and crushed her skull with a rock.

An eye witness said the brutal attack was completely unprovoked, but Johnson is claiming self-defense. He sports a bandaged thumb, stating that the little dog almost severed it. If so, such likely would have occurred only as she clamped down either reflexively or consciously in a desperate attempt to prevent Johnson from shattering her jaw.

No Charges Filed So Far

So far, no charges have been filed against Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson for his alleged act of unimaginable animal cruelty. He continues to sit comfortably at home on paid administrative leave. We’d like to give the authorities the benefit of the doubt and assume that it takes time to put together a case; however, we can’t help but suspect that they may be protecting Johnson by lollygagging and hoping that the upcoming holidays will deflect public attention.

Rally by Last Chance for Animals (LCA) – December 3, 2008

WHERE: In front of the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office
4075 Main St., Riverside, CA 92501

WHEN: Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

The meeting spot is 4100 Main, at the courthouse right across the street. Please attend to demand that felony animal cruelty charges be filed immediately against Los Angeles Assistant Fire Chief Glynn Johnson.

Link to Map Quest Website

Use this handy site to find out exactly how to get to the D.A.’s Office from your own location.



Riverside County Assistant District Attorney
Chuck Hughes
Western Division
4075 Main St.; Riverside, CA 92501
ph: 951-955-5400, 951-955-5431
fax: 951-358-5017

Riverside County District Attorney
Rod Pacheco
4075 Main St.; Riverside, CA 92501
ph: 951-955-5431 or 951-955-5400; fax: 951-955-5682
*Maria Driver, DA Secretary: mwdriver [at]
*additional email: events [at]
*Above emails were only ones found connected with the Riverside DA’s Office.

Some Points You Might Wish to State

1. Karley deserves justice for her suffering and death.

2. Karley’s family deserves recognition for their emotional pain and loss.

3. The perpetrator needs to pay for his grievous crime.

4. Animal abuse should not be tolerated in a civilized society.

5. Persons in high-ranking positions must cleave to the highest standards of personal and professional conduct, public service, and community trust.

6. Animal abuse is a known harbinger (predictor) of future abuse of humans.

7. The message needs to reach other prospective abusers that they will not get away with such behavior.

8. Failure to prosecute animal cruelty enables law enforcement agents to serve, in effect, as “accessories before the fact” when it typically morphs into human abuse.


Justice 4 Karley website:

Visit the website to keep current with this issue.

Karley: We can’t undo what you suffered or bring you back. We can only fight to see that your assailant faces the consequences of his horrific deed.

Toole Family: May memories of the good times with Karley bring comfort and healing.

Lindy Greene
lindygreene [at]
(818) 445-6711

—— End of Forwarded Message

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