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ACKER Goes to Court – Come Demonstrate!

Save the date - Acker goes to court on Wednesday, Dec. 12th 9:00am

Save The Date To Demonstrate. Weds. Dec. 12, 9:00am, Superior Court Litchfield District.  

Let us gather at the Court House to let the judicial system know that there are a lot of concerned citizens who are going to be watching the outcome of the prosecution of Fred Acker for 62 counts of FELONY animal cruelty.

Having been an animal control officer for over 25 years, it has been my experience that the police, prosecutors, and judges do not look at animal cruelty cases as very important. No one in Connecticut has ever gone to jail for commiting this crime. The average penalty has been a suspended sentence, probation, and community service.

A true community service would be to send these criminals to prison. The penalty, under the law is 5 years in prison and/or a $5,000.00 fine for each count. I feel this problem, because it is so lucrative, and is so easy to take advantage of the average persons feelings for unwanted and abandoned dogs and cats, needs to be addressed the same as child abuse and trafficking in human beings. Let the punishment fit the crime.

By demonstrating before this court house, a message will be sent to the prosecutor and the judge that the good people of Connecticut want our animal cruelty laws to be treated the same as child abuse laws. Nothing less.

Bring your friends, some coffee, and a large poster. See you on the Green at 9:00AM.

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Debbie December 11, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Superior Court Litchfield District 15 West St. Litchfield,CT.
Karen's Dog Training Blog December 12, 2012 at 01:14 AM
Are the dogs in a cage dogs from spca or brought into state. Heartbreaking
jim laguardia December 12, 2012 at 04:25 AM
Is that a stock photo or one from the actual spca?? As much as I hope the guy gets punished for what he did do, if that is a stock photo then that is a little overkill by the author
DS December 12, 2012 at 11:25 AM
Give him the death penalty !!! Charge him with hate crimes ! Throw the book at him !! Worst crime ever in the state of CT !!
Kathleen Gemmell December 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
I must say that I've never seen such a HORRIFIC photo of animal abuse. Who, in their 'right mind' could allow for this? I ask myself, (and others) what can be done to FOREVER end seeing this? Why are abuse laws so lenient and why to we continue to foster this behavior by purchasing from the people involved? Dear God...
Paul Alexander December 12, 2012 at 01:55 PM
DS, You have gone COMPLETELY off the deep end. "Worst crime ever in the state of CT !!" Huh??? Dr. Bill Petit might disagree. "Death Penalty" "Hate Crimes" ????? That's not just a LITTLE extreme, it's WAY extreme.
re26 December 12, 2012 at 02:23 PM
NOTE: the photo of the dogs in the cage is a stock photo. From Scientific American article of April, 19 2010.
jim laguardia December 12, 2012 at 02:36 PM
See that is the kind of tactic that gives animal lovers a bad name..... Under credit it has authors name like he took the picture and then it turns out to be a stock photo. Should be removed
Beth December 12, 2012 at 09:01 PM
Totally agree. The credibility of the words are undermined by the intentional use of a controversial, inaccurate photo.
Debbie December 12, 2012 at 09:13 PM
Maybe the photo was a good way to bring attention to the article and to draw attention to the problem at hand.
Mary Davis December 12, 2012 at 11:10 PM
Why don't we NOT try to influence the court and let them judge on the facts of the case and the law? Organizing a protest at the court is just wrong. Shouting "Crucify Him" didn't work 1,979 years ago and judging someone by a crowd that shouts the loudest doesn't work today either!
jim laguardia December 12, 2012 at 11:50 PM
I could be wrong but it seems the yelling "crucify him" did work??
brutus December 13, 2012 at 01:31 AM
Paul, I think you may have missed that day of school when they taught sarcasm.
mia December 13, 2012 at 02:55 AM
according to the criminal docket the charges are misdemeanor -not felony- charges. felony would indicate "intent" to cause harm. also the photo is a "stock" photo. this case is sad enough without inflammatory misinformation being printed.
Leah E. December 13, 2012 at 03:36 AM
Acker is one issue, The fact that this 'stock' photo exists at all, is another.
Mary Davis December 14, 2012 at 07:22 PM
@Jim: FYI.. It didn't work.. if you know the story.. an innocent man was crucified and a guilty one was let go. So I stand by my original statement.. passing judgement by yelling the loudest doesn't work.
Debbie December 15, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Anyone interested in more info about Acker,click this link.. http://affirmativemaybejustified.blogspot.com/2009/07/racism-what-would-people-do-without-it.html ......................and this is a "wonderful person"?

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