POOR LITTLE MIMI ... JUST 2 YEARS OLD ... EVEN IN DOG YEARS THAT'S JUST 14 :( BARELY A TEENAGER!!!
She was a gorgeous Pit Bull and pregnant, January 2008 - she was doused with gasoline and burned to death WHILE GIVING BIRTH TO HER PUPPIES!!!!
This outrageous, cruel, evil behaviour must end, and must end NOW!!! We can no longer sit back and pretend this abuse does not exist. It DOES exist, and it is extremely wide spread across this nation. Will you continue to pretend it doesn't??? UPDATE AUGUST 4th, 2010
I HAVE RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION FROM THE CREATOR OF THE FACEBOOK PAGE "JUSTICE FOR MIMI"
Justice For MiMi - Prosecute Her Killer!
Targets: Memphis Police Department - Larry A. Godwin, Director; City of Memphis - A C Wharton, Jr., Mayor; Memphis City Council - Bill Morrison, William C. Boyd, Harold B. Collins, Wanda Halbert, Jim Strickland, Edmund Ford, Jr., Barbara Swearengen Ware, Joe Brown, Janis Fullilove, Myron Lowery, Kemp Conrad, Shea Flinn, Reid Hedgepeth; Memphis Animal Services - Matthew Pepper, Administrator; State of Tennessee - Congressman Steve Cohen, 9th District, Memphis/Shelby County; State of Tennessee - Phil Bredesen, Governor; State of Tennessee - Robert E. Cooper, Jr., District Attorney; American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA); Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA of Tennessee) - Celina Weissenborn, Founder & Coordinator; Humane Society of the Tennessee Valley (HSTV) - Central Officer Director.
When Antoine Draper sent his two year old pit bull, MiMi, to live with his brother for a while, he said it was like parting with one of his kids. "From a puppy I fed her with a bottle. From the time she was born," Draper said.
But just days before Christmas 2007, Draper received a phone call that made him sick to his stomach - someone had doused MiMi with gasoline and set her on fire while she was giving birth to puppies. Her body was still burning when Draper arrived - and he knows who did it.
He filed a police report and brought witnesses with him, but to this day, MiMi's killer - his brother's ex-girlfriend - is still free. Police said at the time that they did not have enough evidence to lay an aggravated animal cruelty charge.
Tennessee state laws exist that can be applied to this case. We are asking you to use the full power of state animal cruelty legislation to arrest and charge the person(s) who committed this barbaric act with: cruelty to animals (TCA 39-14-202), intentional killing of an animal (TCA 39-14-205), and aggravated cruelty to animals (TCA 39-14-212). We also ask you to order the person or people responsible to undergo psychiatric examination and be banned for life from owning animals.
Someone with the ability to commit such a horrific crime as the torture and murder of a pregnant animal, without provocation and with deadly malice aforethought, is also a legitimate threat to the safety of humans.
Please do not sign Anonymously! Petitions have much more impact with actual names! Thank you!
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
THIS IS TAKEN FROM A FACEBOOK GROUP TITLED "JUSTICE FOR MIMI"
This group is dedicated to bringing to justice those responsible for the murder of MiMi, a pregnant 2-year-old pit bull, in January 2008 in the city of Memphis, Tennessee. MiMi was doused with gasoline and burned to death while she was giving birth to her puppies.
This group also seeks full public accountability from all law enforcement agencies, and all elected city, state, and federal officials, who chose -- for whatever reasons -- to let this crime and its perpetrator(s) go unpunished.
Finally, and most importantly, this group seeks to have "MiMi's Law" enacted -- legislation which would criminalize the torture and murder of animals, legislation which would provide for appropriate punishments, legislation which would prevent such a shameful miscarriage of justice from ever being allowed to happen again.
This group seeks to achieve this measure of justice for MiMi though any and all peaceful and legal channels at our disposal ... petitions, e-mails, posters, news releases, you name it ...
As far as this group and our cause are concerned, there are only two groups of people involved here:
-- those who are guilty in any way for their roles in this crime and its aftermath,
-- and the rest of us.(read less)