One question that is usually asked is “Why is Lady Justice always blindfolded?”.  This is done in order to indicate that justice is (or should be) meted out objectively.  Without fear or favor, regardless of identity, money, power, or weakness.

Of course, it also means Justice can’t see a damn thing.  Which is usually the case in animal cruelty sentences.  As you can see here.

In the sad death of Rebel.

Here are three complete lowlifes that are singing the Jail House Rock.  They stole an SUV from a cemetery that belonged to Mary and Craig Michael.  In the SUV was their 16-year-old dog, Rebel.  When the SUV was recovered, Rebel was dead.  Read the original story here.

Gabriela_Briones_airGabriela Adela Briones, 32, pleaded guilty to vehicle theft by a repeat offender, receiving a stolen vehicle and animal cruelty. She also pleaded guilty in four other cases that included charges of identity theft, burglary, grand theft and violating probation in a fraud case. She was sentenced to two years in prison.

Michael_Deharo_airMike Juan Deharo, 28, plead guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent. He was sentenced to three years probation and one year in jail. The jail term is to be served in San Bernardino, where he had already been sentenced in another case.

Rhett_Hermanson_airRhett Hermanson, 19, attempted to cash checks stolen from the SUV. He pleaded guilty to forgery and being an adult in possession of a firearm with a juvenile conviction. He was sentenced to one year in jail and three years probation.

The Press-Enterprise.

Jake Palmer

The Omaha dog owner who had no money to treat his sick pet and let it die at home.   Palmer never answered any calls or visits by the police or AC which resulted in having his door broken down by the police to check on the dog.   Deanna’s story is here.

Charges dropped.   The prosecutor dropped the charge because there wasn’t enough evidence that the owner caused the dog to suffer.  The city will now pay for the door, and Jake Palmer paid a $25 fine for having an unlicensed dog.

Omaha.com

Barry Davis

Another puppy mill operator with dollar signs as brains.  Pulled the ole’  I-have-health-problems-your-honor-so-I-can’t-go-to-jail routine.  Click here for the background story.

Sentenced to one year in jail and nine years of probation on 12 counts of misdemeanor cruelty to animals.

Davis will serve the entire sentence in the Putman Count Jail. He is required to pay restitution of more than $4,000 to Putnam County for the care of more than 180 puppies, as well as court fines and fees. Once out of jail, he will be required to work 40 hours of community service.

Davis wasn’t charged with a felony because none of the dogs died directly as a result of his actions.  Oh really.

Macon.com

Lauren Masterson

Locked her puppy in a closet all the months she owned him.  When it hit 100 degrees, he died.   Then casually tossed him into the garbage like yesterday’s diapers.  Deanna’s story is here.

Masterson pleaded guilty to first-degree animal neglect.  The first-degree animal abuse charge was dismissed.

Was sentenced to two days in jail and received 44 months bench probation. She was also ordered to perform 80 hours of community service with an animal control agency and was barred for five years from owning an animal.

Her brain must of been eaten by the same bunch that got Faith Kilby.

Oregon Live

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