***URGENT*** Put Dog Fighting Buffalo Officer Behind Bars
  • Petitioning Frank Sedita Erie County District Attorney

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Frank Sedita Erie County District Attorney

***URGENT*** Put Dog Fighting Buffalo Officer Behind Bars

    1. Animal Rights
    2. Petition by

      Animal Rights

      burlington, VT


On December 7th, Buffalo Police officers bravely and without hesitation crossed the blue line, locking up Shannon Richardson, a Buffalo Officer, on numerous charges including training dogs for dog-fighting and Aggravated Cruelty to Animals. Buffalo Police charged him with 8 felonies. The case is STRONG, as Buffalo Police did an excellent job investigating and seizing evidence. After charges were filed, Richardson STOLE this little angel back from the Buffalo shelter. Despite strong evidence, Erie County DA Frank Sedita declined to prosecute Richardson for the crime.

Instead, Sedita, nicknamed by law enforcement as the plea fairy, reduced all 8 felony charges to misdemeanors. Richardson is scheduled for court next on March 11th, at 9:30 am. Sedita is offering Richardson a misdemeanor plea. Instead of jail, he will be allowed to keep his job as an officer.

Please help us prevent this travesty of justice.

Frank Sedita Erie County District Attorney
Put Dog Fighting Buffalo Officer Behind Bars

[Your name]

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    Reasons for signing

      • about 1 hour ago

      I'm signing because people like him deserve to be put away dog fighting is not only cruel but extreamly wrong dogs have feeling like us how would u like to b put in a fighting pen n have the same treatment? You wouldnt so get your act together u sicko your an awful person hope you rott in prison.

    • Myra Traywick BEND, OR
      • 3 days ago

      I'm signing because I hate the pit bull fighting rings pitbulls are great animals their lovers and they are protectors of the person that owns them and they were known for a nanny dog in the beginning its people that have made them the way they are because they are very loyal no matter what so let's Dark Magician it against the bad people not the bad breed I love pitbulls

    • Eugenia Felgar RICHMOND, CANADA
      • 6 days ago

      Dogs and all animals should be treated equally as any living being. They deserve love and respect from human.

    • Courtney Jones LAGUNA HILLS, CA
      • 6 days ago

      There are 3 pitbulls in our family, all of them blue-nose, named Snoop, Oso, and Doobie. They are the sweetest things in the world and I couldn't imagine someone being so cruel and I would love to help in anyway I can. This is disgraceful of humans and it brings me great shame. Dogs are the only animal on earth that love unconditionally and we should give them the same in return.

      • 7 days ago

      As humans we are the custodians of all creatures on this planet and as such should care for every creture on this planet and make sure it is kept in its own natural habitat or if we have to care for that creature to help keep the species alive we should provide it the nearest possible natural habitat as possible and anyone unable to do this should be demonized and prosecuted. Animals have not been put on this earth for humans to use for monetary gain or cruel pleasure. If you have to eat an animal you should give it respect and care while alive, not cage it or house it in a cruel way or hit it. We shpould love every creature and care for it and if we need to eat it, we should kill it in a kind painless way.


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