Saturday, October 11, 2008

HSUS Dogfight Czar John Goodwin's Army of Snitches

HSUS latest weapon of mass destruction: its network of snitches.

Drop a dime. Claim the $5000 bounty HSUS offers on dogfighters. Kill a few dogs.

All in a day's work for self-appointed, untrained, unqualified vigilantes inspired by the Humane Society of the United States and its propaganda urging neighbors to rat out neighbors.

Tinkering with probable cause.

According to HSUS' fake dogfighting expert, John Goodwin, the sight of a couple of dogs responsibly and humanely tethered on private property is enough to trigger an accusation of criminal --felonious -- activity.

People should call police if they see several pit bulls kept on chains in someone's yard, [Goodwin] said. That could be a sign that a dog-fighting ring is working in the area.

Goodwin turns dog owners into felons

Goodwin doesn't mention it, of course, but no lawful search of private property can be conducted without "probable cause" -- a reasonable belief that a person has committed a crime. A search warrant requires probable cause.

Under the law, there can be no fishing expeditions. No searches because John Goodwin says a couple of dogs in someone's backyard is a bad thing. Not yet, at least.

But Goodwin's Army of Snitches doesn't know, and won't care, about the law. They have been indoctrinated with the belief that the mere presence of several tethered pit bulls means a crime has been committed.

HSUS uses snitches to subvert the U. S. Constitution

By building a case for making the simple ownership of more than one pit bull prima facie evidence of dogfighting, Goodwin begins the process of dismantling the civil rights of all dog owners.

The Fourth Amendment protects U. S. citizens from unreasonable search and seizure.

Even U. S. citizens that own pit bulls have civil rights.

Its kind of like Goodwin's continued fixation with New York being the "dogfight capital of the world."

The idea that a couple of "pit bulls" tethered in someone's backyard means that they are dogfighters is bullshit.

But its scary, too.

V is for vendetta

People phone in complaints about each other's dogs because they're mad at each other.

Because someone had a loud party.

Or doesn't mow the lawn.

Or hasn't paid the rent.
How many dogs will die because of vendettas tips from concerned citizens ? How many dog owners will be wrongfully convicted ?

John Goodwin wants pit bulls dead

While many pit bulls can make good and safe pets, dogs bred from lines that have been trained to fight can be aggressive, he said. It's very difficult and costly to rehabilitate a dog once it's been taught to be aggressive, Goodwin said. Most frequently, the dogs need to be put down.

What the hell does "dogs bred from lines that have been trained to fight" mean?

Goodwin's Army of Snitches -- deployed against everyday dogs and dog owners -- won't sweat the details. They've been incentivized. They are on a mission. And the Humane Society of the United States is at the controls.