Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Staten Island, NY - The owner of the pit bulls who mauled a 90-year-old man in a Staten Island neighborhood faces felony charges in the attack. The District Attorney's office has announced that James McNair, 28, a registered sex offender, has been charged with second-degree assault, a felony punishable by up to seven years in prison if convicted at trial.
The victim, World War II veteran Henry Piotrowski, lost a leg and could possibly lose an arm after the two pit bulls entered his yard and violently attacked him. The New York Times reports that Mr. Piotrowski, who was widely known as “Henny,” played bingo at the local church. He occasionally took the bus to Atlantic City until a robbery a few years ago made him fearful of leaving home.
The number of senior citizens that continue to endure vicious attacks by pit bulls ought to make every policymaker wake up.These senior citizens are almost always doing one of three things when they are attacked: gardening, taking out the trash or getting the mail. Few stories are as reprehensible as an elderly citizen, who has served his country in battle, worked an honest job, paid his taxes and has finally entered his twilight years only to be violently torn to pieces by the neighbor's pit bulls.
07/02/08: 90-Year Old Suffers Amputations After Pit Bull Attack on Staten Island
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| 7/02/2008 6:10 PM |
There should be outrage. This is exactly why these dogs need to go.
Few dogs have the ability to do such damage. May the family and this gentleman know how many people are sorrowful and care deeply for him.
| 7/03/2008 12:54 PM |
What is going in New York?
Apparently enough to get politicians talking about a BAN.