Target: William J, Bratton, Commissioner of the New York Police Department
Goal: Quickly find and punish men accused of beating a dog and assaulting a bystander that stepped in on the dog’s behalf.
Two men were caught on camera abusing a dog in a public place for no reason. One of the men was seen smacking the dog with a belt, kicking it, and striking it with his hand, all while he pulls on the dog’s chain so that it cannot avoid the blows. The second man, who had his own dog with him, simply stood idly by and watched his friend abuse an innocent dog that was in clear distress. This act of cruelty was brazenly committed in the middle of a residential intersection.
A bystander saw this shocking scene and stepped in on behalf of the dog, a brown and tan spotted pit bull. The man who was abusing the dog then reportedly became violent toward the Good Samaritan, pulling a knife and slashing him above the eye, causing a laceration. The men then fled the scene on foot, taking the dog with them.
These men are clearly capable of great violence and must be taken off the streets immediately. As long as they remain at large, both the dog and the public are at risk. Sign the petition below to ask that extra resources are dedicated to this case in order to quickly apprehend and charge those responsible for this shocking crime.
Dear Commissioner Bratton,
A man was caught on camera punching, kicking, and beating a white and tan put bull with a belt. All the while, the man is pulling on the dog’s leash, choking it and keeping it in place during the beating. The man’s accomplice, another dog owner, was seen doing nothing during this shocking abuse, which was brazenly committed on public streets. When a bystander intervened, the man initially seen beating the dog then allegedly pulled a knife and slashed the Good Samaritan’s face.
These offenders are an immediate threat not only to the animals they own, but to the general public. In order to protect both the public and the dogs, they must be apprehended immediately and have the dogs removed from their custody. We, the undersigned, ask you to allocate extra resources to this case to ensure that those responsible for this violent crime are caught.
[Your Name Here]
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