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Blogger B Cazz  |  12/07/2017 11:10 PM  |  Flag  
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Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/07/2017 11:46 PM  |  Flag  
You can learn more about Emily here:

Also, her husband's page:

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/07/2017 11:49 PM  |  Flag  
Emily had a fenced-in yard. Unclear how any of her small dogs participated in livestock attack.

Blogger Farmer Jane  |  12/08/2017 10:01 AM  |  Flag  
I wish that Sheriff Phillips' ho hum "clarification" of the previous attack by these dogs on livestock could be further clarified by a statement from the llama's owners. Or anyone that is actually willing to give some truthful information on that attack. The importance of these dogs taking on large livestock cannot be emphasized enough. Dogs, especially pits, do not look at a human victim and think, "Oh, that's a human, not livestock. I'd better leave that one alone because it's morally wrong to kill a human." It's the same to them. Just easier because humans can't run as fast.

Blogger BeKind StopbreedingBullyDogs  |  12/08/2017 12:39 PM  |  Flag  
Suggesting that her dog attacked previously might be victim blaming.

Blogger BeKind StopbreedingBullyDogs  |  12/08/2017 12:45 PM  |  Flag  
Since pits have been bred to be Ted Bundy hand grenade psychopaths, no species is safe when mutant instinct to attack meets opportunity to reach a victim.

Horse thieving was a capital offense. Few dogs would kill horses. Those who owned fighting dogs knew how deadly pits could be and kept them safely chained.

Blogger Christy D  |  12/09/2017 9:27 AM  |  Flag  
It has been said before, but having neighbors with pit bulls is like having a neighbor with lions. You hope to God the rickety fence holds. You hope that the dogs don't figure out that if they try, they can jump over the fence. You hope they don't start digging under it out of boredom. You are always viligent for any quick movement out of the side of your eye that may be a pit bull running free. You alway know when the dogs are in the yard. Your ears perk up when you are outside and you hear their barking, quickly pinpointing their location and breathing a sigh of relief that they are still behind the fence.

I know this well. There are no fewer then 10 pits in a one block radius of my house. Many households have at least two of them. You cannot for one moment ignore your gift of fear.

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  12/09/2017 10:17 AM  |  Flag  
Why is the reporter being prevented from seeing the dogs? Will that make it harder for them to be, ahem, rescued?

Blogger Ka D  |  12/10/2017 10:20 AM  |  Flag  
How the hell is homicide a misdemeanor?

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  12/10/2017 12:26 PM  |  Flag  
It's a misdemeanor when it's committed by a dog that just wants to lick you to death.

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  12/10/2017 12:38 PM  |  Flag  
Like most crimes, the degree of "intent" is what is at stake. Negligent homicide would be the lowest degree of intent and is therefore a misdemeanor. You saw the last part of the statute right? "except in cases in which the criminally negligent homicide is caused by the driver or operator of a vehicle or vessel who is driving or operating the vehicle or vessel in violation of Section 32-5A-191 or 32-5A-191.3 ;  in these cases, criminally negligent homicide is a Class C felony." AKA driving under the influence is a higher degree of intent.

This page breaks down the levels of culpability in homicide charges in Alabama. States with better laws could have resulted in manslaughter charges in this case.

The grand jury will have to determine in this case if the dogs' owner "failed to perceive a substantial and unjustifiable risk that the result will occur or that the circumstance exists. The risk must be of such nature and degree that the failure to perceive it constitutes a gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation." The maximum penalty is one year in jail.

"gross deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation."

Let's remember the neighbor now, who states "the dogs never used to snarl, bark or nothing … if anything they would lick you to death."

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