Kinship Circle: NEVER FORGET: St. Bernard Killings Memorial, 1/30/08

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 29, 2008 1:24 PM
Subject: NEVER FORGET: St. Bernard Killings Memorial, 1/30/08

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

1/29/08: Memorial For Dogs Lost To St. Bernard Parish Shootings
If You Can’t Attend, Donate Toward Flowers…

ALERT FROM / REPLY TO:

Charlotte Bass, table25 [at] bellsouth.net, 504-522-0222
http://www.animalrescueneworleans.org

CROSS POST TO EVERYONE WHO LOVES ANIMALS!
Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008 * 2:00 pm
P.G.T. Beauregard Middle School
1201 Bayou Rd., St. Bernard, LA
Locally we know this as St. Bernard Hwy., the continuation of N. Rampart to St. Claude, and turns into St. Bernard Hwy. after Arabi.

Show support against the dismissal of charges of the two St. Bernard parish sheriffs who were involved in the murder of dozens of pets. If you cannot be there at that time, place flowers and notes anytime today or tonight or tomorrow morning… We need to send a message that blatant cruelty should be prosecuted. We need to give these murdered pets a voice since they are no longer here because of the heinous shootings that happened in St. Bernard Parish in the days after Katrina.

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Kinship Circle: ABC/ Comment On Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 24, 2008 4:21 PM
Subject: ABC/ Comment On Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
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GULF COAST
1/24/08: ABC Blog Wants Comments On Case Closure In SBP Dog Killings

http://www.KinshipCircle.org

FROM KINSHIP CIRCLE:

In the last several days, you should received urgent alerts related to the dismissal of the St. Bernard Parish street shooting case:
[history & facts] 1/20/08: Breaking News – Case Dismissed In SBP Street Shootings?
[letter-writing alert] 1/23/08: Demand Justice In Dog Killings, St. Bernard Parish

If you want either of these alerts resent to you, request them at: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

Another component to publicizing this miscarriage of justice is MEDIA. Today, ABC26 (local ABC affiliate in New Orleans) contacted Kinship Circle about an upcoming story. In the meantime, the ABC reporter asked that I direct people to a related blog question at the TV station’s website. He is looking for “good comments” to create buzz around the story.

Go the link below to leave comments. You may reference information from Kinship Circle’s sample letter (sent 1/23/08), but write in YOUR OWN WORDS.

And remember: There are two SEPARATE St. Bernard Parish animal shootings:

1. Sept. 2005: Street shootings videotaped by a Dallas photojournalist
2. Oct. 2005: Execution-style shooting of evacuees’ pets inside SBP schools

CASE THAT WAS RECENTLY DISMISSED: 1. Sept. 2005 street shootings
The SBP school shootings case is still open.

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Kinship Circle: ACT/ Justice For Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

Thursday, January 24th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 23, 2008 6:11 PM
Subject: ACT/ Justice For Dogs Killed, St. Bernard Parish

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1/23/08: Demand Justice In Dog Killings, St. Bernard Parish
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

Kinship Circle - 2008-01-20 - SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets 04

PHOTO: A reporter asks: “So how many dogs [have you shot]?”
“Enough,” former St. Bernard Parish deputy sheriff Mike Minton replies, as he looks away and laughs…
SEE VIDEO: http://www.dallasnews.com/s/dws/photography/2005/katrina_video/straydogs.html

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Kinship Circle: CASE CLOSED? SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Jan 20, 2008 8:59 PM
Subject: CASE CLOSED? SBP Dogs Shot In The Streets

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST
http://www.kinshipcircle.org/disasters/

GULF COAST
1/20/08: Breaking News – Case Dismissed In SBP Street Shootings?

IN THIS ALERT:

1. Clarification: Two Cases, One Sheriff’s Office
2. Dogs Gunned Down In The Streets: Case Dismissed?
3. Slaughter In The Streets, On Video
4. Slaughter In The Schools
5. A Miracle Named Mercedes

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Kinship Circle: LETTER/ Bandit Died Waiting In Officer’s Scorching Car

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net
Date: Sep 30, 2007 11:10 PM
Subject: LETTER/ Bandit Died Waiting In Officer’s Scorching Car

KINSHIP CIRCLE PRIMARY – PERMISSION TO CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

Kinship Circle posted 3 letter-writing campaigns tonight:

1. 9/30/07: Vick Teammate Faces Unrelated Cruelty Charges
2. 9/30/07: Bandit Died Waiting In Officer’s Scorching Car
3. 9/30/07: Dog/Cat Fur For Sale In Canadian Stores

DID YOU GET OUR LAST ALERT?
9/25/07: Shot From The Sky – Aerial Wolf Hunts
If your email provider censored any of our alerts, try to get them again.
Copy name of alert you want resent and email to: kinshipcircle [at] accessus.net

9/30/07: Bandit Died Waiting In Officer’s Scorching Car
KINSHIP CIRCLE ACTION CAMPAIGN
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

SOURCE OF INFORMATION:

Support Sheriff for Arresting Officer in Police Dog’s Death
http://ga0.org/indefenseofanimals/notice-description.tcl?newsletter_id=10751061

Chief speaks on K-9 death
http://blogs.eastvalleytribune.com/view.php?op=ViewArticle&articleId=2147&blogId=32

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Kinship Circle: JUSTICE SERVED? St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

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From: Kinship Circle – kinshipcircle [at] brick.net
Date: Jun 11, 2007 11:07 PM
Subject: JUSTICE SERVED? St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

KINSHIP CIRCLE ANIMAL DISASTER RELIEF
http://www.KinshipCircle.org

PLEASE CROSS-POST AS WRITTEN

6/11/07: JUSTICE SERVED?
Lawsuit Puts St. Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office In Hot Seat

WE MUST NEVER FORGET, from Brenda Shoss, Kinship Circle:

I weep, even now. Not a day passes that I don’t conjure images of those babies, ripped from loving arms. The tiny poodle, GiGi. The faithful Lab marooned on a rooftop, only to watch his people fly away without him.

GiGi’s story (featured in ABC article below) was among those gathered when Shannon Moore and I devoted our days to Louisiana’s Pet Evacuation Bill.

Gigi & Judy Migliore

GiGi with Judy Migliore, before Hurricane Katrina

GIGI’S STORY, as told to me while gathering resources during effort to pass Louisiana Pet Evac Bill:

As Judy and Santo Migliore evacuated on to a barge, an official threatened to handcuff Judy if she didn’t abandon GiGi, a 10-pound toy poodle. Judy clung to her 6-year-old dog with the apricot marks inside one ear and along her back. But officials stood firm and Judy was forced to leave GiGi with a St. Bernard Parish Deputy in Violet, Louisiana.

The Migliores and three of five adult children were now homeless, their former addresses washed away in the levee break after Katrina. Desperate to find GiGi, they embarked on an internet search from their hotel room in Lafayette, LA. The checked every shelter in Louisiana and perused Petfinders, once stumbling upon a white miniature poodle relocated to a Michigan Humane Society shelter. That lead, like others, was a dead end.

On October 7, an email arrived: “I am so sorry if this is GiGi,” Dana, a rescue volunteer, wrote. “You cannot see it in the pictures, but the dog’s nails are painted… The dog was found either in room 206, 208, or 210. Please, please accept my condolences if this is GiGi…”

In the photo, a tangle of white fur rested atop a puddle of feces and blood. Patches of sunlight framed the tiny dog and a discarded cigarette butt lay by her head. GiGi had finally been found.

On October 7, Judy Migliore wrote to Ellen Little, another volunteer in the search for GiGi: “Ellen, just wanted to let you know that my baby, GiGi, was found and that it’s been confirmed she was never taken from the shelter. She died. The Pasado Animal Shelter in St. Bernard Parish found her… Once again, thank you and all the kind people who tried to bring this to a happy ending. But, now it has ended in sadness…”

Kinship Circle - 2007-06-11 - 01 - GiGi

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DawnWatch: ABC’s Nightline on "Katrina Pets Executed" 6/11/07

Monday, June 11th, 2007

I remember Gigi.

Gigi & Judy Migliore

That’s Gigi and her human, Judy Migliore.

Gigi, shot in the head and left to rot by St. Bernard Parish deputies

And that’s Gigi’s decomposing corpse, after she was shot in the head and left to rot by St. Bernard Parish deputies.

I hope they nail the fuckers.

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: Jun 11, 2007 3:50 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: ABC’s Nightline on “Katrina Pets Executed” 6/11/07

The following report is linked from the ABC news Nightline page, with the note: “More on this story tonight on “Nightline” at 11:35 p.m. EDT.”

Please thank Nightline for covering this issue. Feedback matters! Nightline takes comments at nightline [at] abcnews.go.com.

Lawsuit: Katrina Pets Executed
Investigations, Two Criminal Indictments and a Lawsuit Put the Heat on St. Bernard Parish’s Sheriff’s Office

http://abcnews.go.com/TheLaw/story?id=3265151&page=1

By JIM AVILA, ELIZABETH TRIBOLET and CHRIS FRANCESCANI
ABC News Law & Justice Unit
June 11, 2007

For nearly two years, pet owners from the low-lying Louisiana parish of St. Bernard have accused sheriff’s deputies of having wantonly killed dozens of dogs they forced evacuees to leave behind during Hurricane Katrina in 2005, without regard to the dogs’ size or the potential threat they might pose.

One owner said her family was forced at gunpoint to leave its dog behind. Another owner said residents became frantic when, they said, they overheard one deputy claim that “once everybody’s gone, we’re going to have target practice tonight.” They claim in court papers that deputies were under orders to shoot every dog they found.

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DawnWatch: Delightful article about cop who saves animals, in San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/07

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

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From: DawnWatch – news [at] dawnwatch.com
Date: May 7, 2007 11:45 PM
Subject: DawnWatch: Delightful article about cop who saves animals, in San Francisco Chronicle 5/7/07

The Monday, May 7, San Francisco Chronicle has a heartwarming article worth sharing (and I thank Jennifer Drone for sharing it with us). The piece, by John Koopman, is headed, “The Badge.” (pg D1)

It opens:

“Sgt. Carri Lucas is not what you’d call a people person.

“She’s gruff, and doesn’t smile much. She’s been a cop in San Francisco for 27 years. She’s seen a lot of murder, mayhem, domestic disputes and drugs deals.

“But her police work is not about locking up bad guys — as far as she’s concerned, most deserve what they get. Her mission is to protect the vulnerable.

“‘All I care about is children, old people and animals,’ she said the other day at her desk in the Mission Station. ‘People make fun of me. When a call comes in dealing with kids or animals, I’m out the door like a shot.'”

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