Convicted After Death

When one dies, I don’t think one retroactively sprouts wings and becomes an angel in life.  I don’t have even a tiny problem speaking ill of the dead if they were nasty people while alive and I’m even inclined to dancing on graves, literally.  Although we do often find out more about people after they die, I DO have a problem with accusing someone of atrocities when they are no longer available to defend themselves and even post death convictions concern me a great deal.

Recently, George Randel Theobald died in the Harris County jail.  He was in jail accused of a hit and run that resulted in one dead and one injured, being mother and grown daughter respectively.  His sister thinks he committed suicide, guilt from having caused a death.  The article is titled “Victim angered, sister saddened by suicide of Meyerland hit and run suspect” but the first sentence starts: “Robin Romano is now free to talk about what happened when, she says, George Randel Theobald killed her mother…” and now he’s convicted in death.  Hey, I get it in this case coming from the family member of someone who died.  When the accused dies before trial, it just sucks and there will never be resolution of any kind.  In this case, police say Thobald admitted his actions and maybe he did.  However, I still question convicting anyone in death like this.  At least, in this case, the media included “suspect” in the title of the article.

Early last week a dog breeder was murdered in Pascagoula, Mississippi and the media and HSUS aren’t being so kind.

According to accused murderers Robert Phillip McKenzie, 19, and Daniel Lamont Hatten, 28 and homeless; Johnny Bullock (age 67) “picked up McKenzie sometime after 2 a.m. Tuesday.  ‘They drove to the Exxon Fast-Trac on the corner of Chicot Street and highway 90,’ [Lt. Davy] Davis said. ‘McKenzie flagged down Hatten, who was at the store, and said they would give him a ride.’  Bullock did not know McKenzie… investigators believe that Bullock knew Hatten from the Salvation Army or My Daily Bread, which aid people in need.  ‘We know that Mr. Bullock helped the homeless out from time to time, and Hatten was homeless,’ Davis said.”

McKenzie claims they wanted to buy Lortabs from John Bullock and that he agreed to sell them but he also says they had no money.  There was a struggle and “the gun went off”.  Yeah, sure!  McKenzie brought the gun and Hatten jumped into the fight and nearly bit Bullock’s ear off.  The police don’t think McKenzie and Hatten knew each other.  Maybe it’s just me but I think it makes far more sense that they DID know each other and this was a planned robbery of drugs that went bad.

Johnny Bullock is dead a bit before 3 A.M. on Tuesday, shot to death after a struggle in his own van while trying to help the down and out.  I am damned sure not taking the word of the alleged murderers that he was willing to sell drugs illegally!

On Thursday afternoon, personnel with the Humane Society were at Bullock's property to help the family determine what could be done with the 100 or so mini pins and schnauzers at the business.”  Ya know, that should sound good but it doesn’t to me because I already know what’s coming; however, this one comes with a twist first.

Between Thursday and Friday, about 70 dogs go AWOL.

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is on site and I think people are beginning to realize what KILLERS they are so start carting off the dogs.  That’s straight up personal speculation.  I have to say that I’d be tempted to help them get dogs away from the hands of the HSUS too.

HSUS wants those dogs back, especially it seems, the PUPPIES.  They say because they are so young and shouldn’t be apart from mothers which may be true but I’d guess those are also the most valuable in terms of sales prices and fund raising capacity.

HSUS brings in “Pascagoula veterinarian Dr. John Battley helped examine the remaining 122 animals to prepare them for their trip to a Florida shelter.

"They're not in terrible bad condition. The problem here is there are just so many of them in such a crowded area," he said.  "It's overcrowded.  It's poor sanitation. The animals don't get much socialization, and it's just what you would typically define as a puppy mill."  (And please ignore the video of the huge building and property where there was PLENTY of room for this number of small dogs; we're sure not showing inside the breeding facility 'cause it might make liars of us.  PS: Puppies will be available for sale on Sunday, no socialization needed 'cause they're already social!)

POOF!  Between Tuesday morning and Friday morning, Johnny Bullock has gone from dog breeder to PUPPY MILL owner.

From: “Bullock was owner of Bullock's Kennel in Pascagoula and raised mini pins and schnauzers for sale and show.”on Friday to “Miss. Murder Sends ‘Mistreated’ Dogs To Broward” on Saturday.  REALLY????

Most of the dogs at the kennel were Miniature Pinschers.  A few were Pit Bulls. The rest were mixed breeds.”  Mixed breeds? Really? Or can these twits not even identify schnauzers?

By Saturday, HSUS is claiming that Johnny Bullock was “under investigation” by them: “massive rescue of allegedly mistreated dogs”, “alleged inhumane treatment of puppies”.

In Florida, here’s how Johnny Bullock’s death is being portrayed: “Humane Society officials in Mississippi ware called in after kennel owner John Bullock was found shot to death in his van last Tuesday morning, according to Pascagoula police, in what may have been a drug transaction gone bad.”  After giving that completely WRONG impression of a drug “deal”, they back up and give some of the details.  GRRRR.  That tactic just plain PISSES me off!

It's just fascinating to watch these stories "evolve" in hours but it also makes me want to PUKE!

Of course, HSUS isn’t actually taking care of these dogs.  As usual, they are having someone else do that.  The Humane Society of Broward County in Florida (who immediately started using them for fund raising) ends up making a trip to Mississippi to get 118 dogs and now they are all THEIR responsibility.  I’m not on the HSUS mailing list but I’d bet they had their fund raising plea out 3 minutes after they knew these dogs were “available” due to the owner’s death!

I do not know who called in the HSUS insaniacs but they probably couldn’t have done worse for these dogs if they’d tried!

I know animal owners are petrified of these lunatics these days (rightfully so IMO) and that animal breeders are competitive but I’ll do a bit of begging here.  Take a few minutes TODAY to decide what happens to your animals if something happens to you.  I know that means you have to have discussions with those who might take in your animals and those might be tough and scary conversations because they involve “disclosure” of information.  I know that.  Do it, make decisions, and plaster all the needed contact information for those designated to help with your animals on your refrigerator or in some other conspicuous place and make sure your next of kin and whoever is mostly likely to be “first on the scene” KNOWS of those plans and where to find the contact information.  PLEASE do this NOW.  Otherwise, the animals you’ve cared for and spent your life tending could well end up in the killing hands of HSUS or their buddies!

Not only that but they will convict you of atrocities after you die when you can’t defend yourself and your family will have to live with that too.  It is unfreaking believable to me that any media outlet would assist with that but here we are and they are indeed doing just that.

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