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We the undersigned are writing to you on behalf of a small German Shepard named KARLEY. Karley was only 6 months old when she was brutally murdered by her neighbor. This man has NOT been charged with anything as of this date. I am also writing to you on behalf of MANY people from all over the world who know about this case & are appalled at the fact that no charges have been filed as of yet. This case is sitting on the desk of the Riverside, Ca. District Attorney.
Let me tell you a little bit about Karley. As I said, she was 6 months old. She got out of her yard & wandered to the yard of another neighbor. This neighbor was on his way back to Karley's residence WITH Karley when he was approached by the suspect, GLYNN JOHNSON. I would like to add that Johnson is an ASSISTANT FIRE CHIEF with the LA COUNTY FIRE DEPT. Johnson advised the neighbor that he would take Karley back to her home. The original neighbor didn't have a good feeling about this but he allowed Johnson to take Karley. It was at this time that Johnson started BEATING Karley with his CLOSED FISTS. The original neighbor witnessed what was taking place. He ran down his driveway & to the yard of Johnson to try to get him to stop beating this puppy. Before he could get there, Johnson started to PRY Karley's mouth open. And then, he started BEATING her with a LARGE ROCK. The other neighbor was able to distract Johnson long enough for Karley to make her escape & hide under a bush.
Karley was taken to her vet where the owners, Jeff & Shelley Toole, were told that Karley's injuries were so severe that Karley had to be put down. Karley had swelling to the brain, a crushed skull, a broken jaw & other injuries.
Meanwhile, Johnson went to the hospital with a dog bite to his thumb. He is CLAIMING being attacked by Karley. He phoned his supervisor at the FD & advised this person that he had killed his neighbors dog because she attacked him.
To this date, Johnson has NOT been charged with this brutal murder. He is on PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE & REFUSES to cooperate with the local Sheriff's Dept.
The last I heard, Police Officers & Fire Dept. personnel are here to SAVE lives....NOT take them. What this man did to this puppy is unacceptable. He has been coddled long enough by his employer. It's time charges are filed & this man is placed behind bars.
Animals can NOT speak for themselves but you & I CAN, along with the rest of the world. So let us FEEL their SILENT cry of agony & let us HELP that cry to be heard. There are MANY who had heard KARLEY's cries. Many people have been made aware of this brutal murder & they are EXPECTING JUSTICE TO BE SERVED. We are DEMANDING that justice be served. We will NOT accept this issue being swept UNDER the carpet.
Would you want GLYNN JOHNSON coming into your home under the disguise of saving your family & pets & have him beat either a family mamber or a pet? I know I wouldn't.
We are hoping that YOU WILL exercise your leadership the best way you can to address this failing of the law & prevent further harm.
I trust that you remember MARTIN LUTHER KING's words. "There comes a time when we MUST take a position that is neither safe, nor political, nor popular, but we MUST take it because our conscience tells us that it is right."
So PLEASE, we are asking for your help. And I thank you very much for taking the time to read this letter.