Don’t Let Police Officer Get Away With Animal Cruelty

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Target: Michael Hestrin, Riverside County District Attorney

Goal: Don’t let police officer that was arrested for animal cruelty walk free.

A police officer was reportedly allowed to post bail, and may even escape charges, after he was reportedly arrested on felony animal cruelty charges. However, the officer has yet to be charged. The police department has referred to this case as a personal matter and additional information about the cruelty allegedly committed by 42-year-old Anthony Watkins hasn’t been released. Outlets say that the incident wasn’t even disclosed until reporters inquired about it. The only information that police have revealed is that a criminal and internal investigation is underway. Meanwhile, Watkins is set to appear in court in November.

Too often authority figures commit crimes that get swept under the rug and go unpunished. It appears this case of animal cruelty could be no different. That is why it’s up to us to put the pressure on the authorities to make sure this police officer doesn’t get away with being cruel to animals. Please sign this petition to demand that Anthony Watkins face animal cruelty charges and be fired, if he is found guilty.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Hestrin,

A police officer was reportedly arrested for animal cruelty and was allowed to post bail only hours after his arrest. According to reports, the officer hasn’t even been charged.

It appears that this case of alleged animal cruelty could go unpunished like too many others. There should be no place for animal abusers within the police department. If this officer is guilty, we demand that he be charged and fired from working in a place of authority.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Riverside County Sheriff’s Department

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10 Comments

  1. IF IT BROKE THE LAW GIVE IT PRISON FOR ANIMAL CRUELTY NOW.

  2. NO one is above the LAW !!

  3. Rosemary Anderson says:

    Why is this backward vile git allowed to GET AWAY WITH ANIMAL CRUELTY. DO THE POLICE THINK THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW, THIS MORON SHOULD HAVE THE SAME DONE TO HIM AS HE DID TO THE POOR ANIMAL HE ABUSED. SOMEONE SHOULD DO THE SAME TO HIM UNEDUCATED BACKWARD SUB HUMAN.

  4. Laurie Miskell says:

    I’m sick and tired of cops getting away with..well..EVERYTHING!!! A Badge does NOT give you extra rights and privileges.

  5. Are we hiring psychopaths at the PD’s?! It is bad enough that there are so many cops guilty of animal cruelty, including killing, but to not severely punish them or kick them out off the force–is inexcusable! These monsters should be in prison. They are a danger and a disgrace to law enforcement!
    A cop guilty of Felony Animal Cruelty needs to be severely punished and fired! Is this another egregious attempt at a cover-up?!

  6. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & Shared❗️😠

  7. More then anything, those that are hired to uphold the law should be held accountable for their crimes.
    And just for that reason alone POS like this have no business “To Protect & TO SERVE” they can not be trusted with animals or people !!!

  8. It does not matter what profession you are in, if you are an evil person and are cruel to animals you should be locked away from society permanently!! Law enforcement officials are NOT above the law and should be treated exactly like anyone else who abuses animals!! Lock him up and throw away the key!!

  9. I WOULD NEVER SIGN THIS! HOW CAN YOU SIGN SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE KNOW CLUE WHAT HE DID OR DIDN’T DO? OR PROOF OF WHAT HE DID OR IF IT WAS EVEN HIM. COME ON PEOPLE THINK ABOUT IT, I CAN’T BELIEVE ANYONE WOULD SIGN THIS WITH OUT KNOWING ANYTHING.

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