"Our government is the potent, the omnipresent teacher. For good or for ill it teaches the whole people by its example.
Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself."
–Supreme Court Justice Brandeis

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Cruelty may draw light sentence (Judge SARA WELCH OLATHE,KS)

imagine that..? duh

But of course it would - she is the epitome of the perps rights to cruelty-  I mean c’mon- ya think he don't kick his g/f’s ribs..? –sigh-




bad bad bad bad judges


By The Associated Press

May 27, 2009 - 7:01am


OLATHE — The wording of state laws punishing animal cruelty could lead to a lighter sentence for a Shawnee man accused of torturing his girlfriend's dog.

Christopher Tann is charged with felony animal cruelty for kicking and stomping Blitz, his girlfriend's Lhasa Apso. The alleged attack last November broke 11 of the dog's ribs.

Johnson County District Judge Sara Welch ruled yesterday that the state's 3-year-old felony law is worded too closely to the state misdemeanor law.

That means that even if Tann is convicted, he would face the misdemeanor penalty instead of that for a felony.

The misdemeanor sentence is up to a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. The felony sentence is up to a year with a requirement to serve at least 30 days, a $5,000 fine and required anger counseling.

——— Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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