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Activists Give Judge Standing Ovation in Dogfighting Sentencing

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Dianne Ly
- 982 days ago -
Of his six-month jail sentence, Sutula said "it's a crime in and of itself. If I had the freedom and the discretion, you'd be serving a lot longer sentence, Mr. Rand. Much, much longer. In fact - probably like 27 years. A year for each dog.

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Patrizia S. (315)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 5:59 pm
Thank you!! to Judge Kathleen Ann Sutula for making an example out of this criminal

Cheryl B. (64)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:19 pm
a year for each dog sounds fair

Mary T. (185)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 6:21 pm
Should have been a lot more time.

Vicky P. (473)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:02 pm
The laws need to be reformed so these types don't get out so fast

Florence Eaise (132)
Tuesday August 14, 2012, 8:14 pm
i want to stand up and clap for that judge too! Thanks Dianne i LOVE good news noted

Giana Peranio-Paz (413)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:34 am
Good for you judge, may there be more like you in the legal system!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:40 am
Well done to the judge.

Leslene Dunn (73)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:35 am
Noted, these are the types of judges and prosecutors we need to hear all animal abuse cases. Hugs to her for standing up for what is right for our animals. Anyone that fights an animal is a low life and scourge of this earth. I would have jailed him forever.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:56 am
We like it but did you read the comments? There are so many miserable people in this world.

Donna Hamilton (160)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 6:16 am
Good for the Judge! What a pity he couldn't sentence this waste of oxygen to a longer spell in jail, as he wanted to.

Noted. Thanks.

Darla Taylor (110)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:35 am
Noted. Thank you, Dianne, for sharing. What a wonderful judge! May there be more like her throughout our judicial system. I agree that penalties for animal abuse and fighting need to be strengthened and increased so that people who do these things spend a long time in jail.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:23 am
Well done this judge!

Amanda Adams (201)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 4:45 pm
Thank you

Kate A. (10)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 5:00 pm
S/N, thank u

Nimue Pendragon (297)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 7:10 pm
One of the students at the Michael Vick Charm School, was he? Bastard.

Gysele van Santen (213)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 7:48 pm
i read the comment calling the judge a racist. now that's just a supid thing to say.

samantha l (0)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 9:03 pm
I agree, 27 years sounds pretty good!

Elaine Al Meqdad (242)
Wednesday August 15, 2012, 10:35 pm
Noted! Way to go judge!!! We know that based on the law you can only enforce that that is on the books. BUT, knowing if you had a choice you would have nailed him to a cross...I Applaud you!!!

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday August 16, 2012, 12:45 am
i like that judge she had the balls even though she does not have any haha, but anyway she told that pos how the things work, and what is fair, there should be more judges like her, that have compassion for animals and kno what needs to be taken care of, put this worthless savage in jail for a long time and never let him be near any thing that breathes and moves, feel sorry if he has kids

Thursday August 23, 2012, 7:58 am
Well done this judge. Thank you Dianne.
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