Target: Bucks County District Attorney in Pennsylvania
Goal: Do not reduce animal cruelty charges originally given to Brian Parks for stabbing his girlfriend’s dog, resulting in the animal’s death.
When police arrived at the home of Brian Parks, they found a shocking scene. As they moved around overturned furniture, they found a trail of blood that led them from the living room into a bedroom where Brian Parks was holding a bleeding dog that he had stabbed only moments earlier. During his trial, Parks claimed that he had stabbed the dog out of self defense after being bitten on the hand. Strangely, the DA withdrew two accounts of animal cruelty and misdemeanor charge of possession of an instrument of crime, even though no evidence was found that supported his version of the story. Now, Parks will face trial in Doylestown on charges of making repairs to an offensive weapon as well as misdemeanor cruelty to a domestic animal, charges that are less severe.
Reason was not given as to why the charges were reduced, however the case is certainly suspicious. No extensive bite marks were found on the hands of the accused, and while Park’s then-girlfriend could give no witness because she was sleeping, her son told a different story. Allegedly, Parks was under the influence of drugs or alcohol the night of crime, and became upset after the dog ate his dinner. According to the boy, Parks began to hit the dog with crutches before he yelled “Now you’re dead,” at which point the dog yelped in pain from the knife – a large, steel blade “Rambo” style knife with metal knuckles. The poor animal was stabbed on the lower left side of his body and was soon after euthanized at an animal hospital because he could not survive the injury.
Crimes such as these, where alcohol, weapons, and an emotionally unstable perpetrator are involved, are usually much worse than they appear. An innocent animal was stabbed to death for eating food, and animal cruelty charges should not be reduced in this case. Urge the District Attorney in Bucks County to give this criminal maximum punishment for his despicable crime. No animal should be thus treated, and even those who are badly behaved do not warrant death by knife.
Dear Bucks County District Attorney in Pennsylvania,
Brian Parks was recently arrested for stabbing and killing his ex-girlfriend’s pet dog in their home. While his charges were reduced, the case is suspicious and calls for maximum charges of animal cruelty and possession of an instrument of crime. He allegedly stabbed the dog out of self-defense after the animal bit him on the hand, yet no severe bite marks were found, and the weapon he used was a large Rambo knife complete with metal knuckles. This hardly seems to be the truth given that the accused was intoxicated on the night of the crime and had made previous alterations to the weapon to make it more deadly than it already was. If this is not enough, a witness gave a chilling account that directly contradicts Park’s own.
A young boy, Park’s ex-girlfriend’s son, claimed that the man was intoxicated and angry because the dog ate his dinner. He then hit the dog with crutches and, after announcing “Now you’re dead,” stabbed the dog with the knife. This is a horrifying account of animal cruelty, and the original charges against the accused should not be reduced. They should be increased given the pain the animal had to endure before it was finally euthanized at a hospital. Brian Parks deserves maximum charges of animal cruelty and warrants punishment befitting of his heinous crime. In order to prevent future incidents such as this, please ensure that these charges are given.
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