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No justifying abuse

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Putting somebody above the law is contemptible

By John Pawlak

 I recently read an article about a stray dog found at the Berkeley Marina in California that had been shot with a pellet gun 38 times.  
The dog was treated by Berkeley Animal Services and survived.  
Can you imagine what type of lowlife would find it amusing to shoot an animal thirty-eight times?  
In Long Island, a man got into an argument with a woman who was walking her 1-year old Dachshund.  
He grabbed the dog and threw it 10 feet into the street.  (Little Coco was injured but is okay.)  
Again, what type of lowlife defines his manhood by how far he can javelin toss a 12-pound dog?  
Can people be more despicable?
Sadly, they can. For both of these incidents, the real story is told when you peruse the “readers comments” on the news websites.  
An incredible number of readers actually defended the actions of these people.  
“Maybe the dog deserved to be shot 38 times! You weren’t there!” “Poor little Coco? This guy was only defending his lawn.
He should have thrown the woman into the street!”
Are these people really that heartless or are they just stupid? Well, they may in fact be heartless, but I’m pretty sure that they’re stupid also.


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