WE NEED YOU!!!!!For anyone who is not familiar with London's story?
You can find it on his Facebook Page "Roll On London".
For those of you who have followed London's story?
You know that the Defendants in this case were supposed to be sentenced on November 5th.
One defendant has already been sentenced (if you can call it a sentence) & Hinton's sentencing has been continued
until December 5th at 2pm, in Dept. 2 of our County Courthouse.
As demonstrated at the preliminary hearing, a credible eyewitness saw the assault on the months old puppy. A representative of the Humane Society testified to rescuing London and getting him to Panda Paws Rescue. The veterinarian who amputated London's legs was prepared to testify at trial as well.
This case was strong and should have gone to trial!!!
The brutal attack and mistreatment of this defenseless puppy should receive a harsh sentence
instead of a slap on the wrist!
On Friday, October 18th, the District Attorney's Office allowed Zachary Hinton to enter a "no contest" plea in which the most he could receive would be an actual 90 days (or less) in jail if Judge Doehle accepts the plea bargain,
which she has the discretion to reject.
The Humane Society and many concerned citizens ASK YOU TO JOIN THEM
to show your support of London by attending the sentencing hearing on the scheduled date.
You will not be allowed to speak in court, but your voice CAN BE HEARD!!!
You can write a letter to the court....
Del Norte Superior Court
Judge Chris Doehle
450 H Street
Crescent City, Ca. 95531
Let Judge Doehle and the D.A.'s Office know that this is NOT justice for London
and that we CANNOT let the defendant go unpunished!
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We are in search of some proper justice and a fitting punishment for London's abuser & that cannot happen if the court accepts the plea bargain that was entered on October 18th.
It is entirely inconceivable & unconscionable that the DA's office would let the defendants off with the softest of sentences,
far below the established punishment and EVEN WORSE, reward them by allowing the plea of no contest in which they aren't even required to ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY for their criminal acts!
This does not send the proper message to anyone!!!
This tells people who abuse our defenseless and the voiceless that THEY CAN get away with it,
that our justice system does not care!!!
We preach to people all of the time to get involved, help your neighbor, pick up the phone & ask for help.....
What happens the next time someone hears screaming, cries for help,
or even yelping from their next door neighbor's house????
They may not want to get involved when they see that our justice system is going to let them down.
Many people give selflessly of their time, energy, devotion, & passion in cases like this one,
only to feel that all of that was wasted on a justice system that is not going to take cases such as this seriously!
We MUST protect our most innocent and defenseless!!!
This is not over for London... just as women experience "battered woman syndrome", there are bound to be long-term issues for London.
BUT NOT FOR THE ACTIONS OF THESE ABUSERS, LONDON WOULD NOT HAVE SUFFERED!!!!
LET'S MAKE THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR ACTIONS!!!!!
If the roles were reversed....If London had been the aggressor....
He would have been euthanized...No questions asked... No trial... Think about that for a minute!!!