NJ Teenage Girls Crush And Bury Live Kitten--Sample Leter

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Teenage girls deny animal cruelty charges
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SAMPLE LETTER #1
 
To prosecuting attorney
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Cumberland County Prosecutor, Juvenile Unit
ATTN: Sarabeth Abrams
43 Fayette Street
Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
ph: 856-453-4666 or 856-453-4667; fax: 856-451-1468
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Cc: Ronald Casella, Kevin Guinan
 
Dear Ms. Abrams,
 
Please accept my comments about two Laurel Lake girls charged with three counts of animal cruelty and a disorderly persons offense for trampling and burying a kitten in early December.
 
I urge you to seek separate charges for each act--including fourth degree charges for purposeful torture that left most of the kitten's bones crushed and third degree charges for death due to entombment up to his neck.
 
Please do not agree to a continuance, which could facilitate a dismissal after completion of the disposition. Instead, I hope you will pursue the maximum penalty, including detention as well as an order restricting the girls' proximity to animals. These unremorseful 13-year-olds should not own or care for animals under any circumstances.
 
To adopt two 8-month-old kittens, they forged written permission from their father. When he later refused to let them keep the animals the stepsisters reportedly carried both cats into the woods, where one fled. They proceeded to stomp the remaining kitten, knot a red tank top around his neck, and bury him in the dirt with only his head exposed. According to the necropsy, the heaviness of the soil led to death by asphyxiation.
 
These young girls showed extreme disregard for life, even bragging to classmates and snickering as state police arrested them. Brutality without remorse rarely occurs in isolated pieces. More often, adolescent "pranks" that victimize animals form a pattern of aggression.
In many recorded cases, humans later become the target.
 
Because the girls are so young, their indifference to the suffering and death of a living creature should be acknowledged as a cry for help. Ken Trump of the National School Safety and Security Services advises parents and educators to view animal abuse as a key indicator of a seriously troubled youth. Psychologist Mary Lou Randour asserts: "Animal cruelty may be one of the first signals you're going to see as a warning of future aggressive behavior."
 
Both girls require extensive counseling. But they also need to endure the consequences of an illegal act of cruelty. Please send the message to other impressionable children that our society does not tolerate violence against humans or animals.
 
Thank you,
 
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SAMPLE LETTER #2
 
To judge
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Cumberland County Courthouse
ATTN: The Honorable John Waters
Broad and Fayette Streets
Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
fax: 856-459-1382
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Dear Judge Waters,
 
Please accept my comments about two Laurel Lake girls charged with three counts of animal cruelty and a disorderly persons offense for trampling and burying a kitten in early December.
 
These girls purposefully tortured an 8-month-old kitten, crushing most of his fragile bones. Then they entombed the cat up to his neck, causing a prolonged and painful death.
 
I hope you will not allow a continuance for these juveniles, considering the ruthless quality of their actions. I respectfully ask you to impose the maximum sentence, including detention as well as a ruling to restrict the girls' proximity to animals. These unremorseful 13-year-olds should not own or care for animals under any circumstances.
 
To adopt two 8-month-old kittens, they forged written permission from their father. When he later refused to let them keep the animals the stepsisters reportedly carried both cats into the woods, where one fled. They proceeded to stomp the remaining kitten, knot a red tank top around his neck, and bury him in the dirt with only his head exposed. According to the necropsy, the heaviness of the soil led to death by asphyxiation.
 
These young girls showed extreme disregard for life, even bragging to classmates and snickering as state police arrested them. Brutality without remorse rarely occurs in isolated pieces. More often, adolescent "pranks" that victimize animals form a pattern of aggression.
In many recorded cases, humans later become the target.
 
Because the girls are so young, their indifference to the suffering and death of a living creature should be acknowledged as a cry for help. Ken Trump of the National School Safety and Security Services advises parents and educators to view animal abuse as a key indicator of a seriously troubled youth. Psychologist Mary Lou Randour asserts: "Animal cruelty may be one of the first signals you're going to see as a warning of future aggressive behavior."
 
Both girls require extensive counseling. But they also need to endure the consequences of an illegal act of cruelty. Please send the message to other impressionable children that our society does not tolerate violence against humans or animals.
 
Thank you,