Target: Jerry Hill, State Attorney for the 10th Judicial Circuit
Goal: Demand jail time for man who admitted to using his own dogs to savagely kill his neighbor’s dog.
Azard Baksh’s poodle, Myra, has died from injuries sustained in a vicious attack perpetrated by a neighbor’s dogs. The poodle was out for a walk with Mr. Baksh when five dogs owned by 72-year-old Jackie Hammock attacked her. Mr. Hammock sicced his dogs on Myra not because of the poodle relieving herself on Mr. Hammock’s yard or any other complaint related to the dog, but because of Mr. Hammock’s Islamophobic attitudes toward Mr. Baksh.
According to Mr. Baksh, Mr. Hammock had threatened to sic his dogs on Myra before the incident took place. Mr. Hammock is said to have called Mr. Baksh an “Islamic Muslim terrorist” and told him to “go back where [he came] from.” The latest altercation between Mr. Hammock and Mr. Baksh shows that Mr. Hammock made good on his threats.
According to Mr. Baksh, Mr. Hammond “came out the side gate… completely nude” and sent his dogs after Myra. “The big mother dog came and grabbed Myra, shook her like a teddy bear,” Mr. Baksh expounded. “He started calling me names and said, ‘Don’t walk in this street, you Muslim terrorist. Stay out of here.'”
Mr. Hammock’s wife is said to have called the dogs back, only for Mr. Hammock to sic them a second time. After his wife called the dogs back again, Mr. Hammock is said to have sicced his dogs on Myra a third time.
Myra died that night after being taken to a local veterinarian.
Witnesses to the incident reported that Mr. Hammock was nude each time he came to the door and released the dogs on Myra. Neighbor Sue White called the incident “very disturbing.” Local police had to plead with Mr. Hammock to put on clothes.
Mr. Hammock has admitted to sending his dogs to attack Myra, reportedly saying “Oh yes sir, absolutely. I hate that terrorist prick.” He is currently facing charges of cruelty to animals, aggravated assault, and exposure of sexual organs.
Killing your neighbor’s dog is despicable in almost every situation, but is especially heinous when the reasons for doing so have nothing to do with the dog. Mr. Hammock used his own dogs to victimize an innocent animal who just happened to live with a man he did not like. There is no excuse for this. Mr. Hammock’s actions appear to be nothing short of cruel for cruelty’s sake. Sign the petition to demand Mr. Hammock face the consequences of his actions. Sign the petition to demand Mr. Hammock be incarcerated for the senseless slaughter of his neighbor’s dog.
Dear Mr. Hill,
A man in your jurisdiction confessed to using his dogs to murder his neighbor’s dog as an act of aggression motivated by his neighbor’s race. Jackie Hammock, the man who perpetrated this heinous crime, has admitted to deliberately killing Myra, a poodle lovingly owned by Azard Baksh, because of his own prejudices against his neighbor, whom he has called an “Islamic Muslim terrorist” and has told to “go back where [he came] from.” Myra suffered three attacks from Mr. Hammock’s dogs and died as a result of injuries sustained.
It is with this in mind that we urge you to demand a jail sentence for Mr. Hammock. His actions were deliberate and cruel, as well as being motivated by bigotry. An innocent dog became a casualty of this man’s prejudices and as such, the law should be swiftly and fully applied when prosecuting him.
[Your Name Here]
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