Seek the maximum punishment allowed by law for Jody K. Bracy
  • Petitioned Otero County Colorado District Attorney Rod Fouracre

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Otero County Colorado District Attorney's Office
Otero County Colorado District Attorney Rod Fouracre

Seek the maximum punishment allowed by law for Jody K. Bracy

    1. Shari  Perkins
    2. Petition by

      Shari Perkins

      Buena Vista, CO

 

Every single day animal lovers worldwide witness hundreds upon hundreds of incidences involving the abuse, neglect and torture of animals, all animals, not just cats or dogs. Thousands of people have joined together to serve as a voice for the voiceless, to fight what seems like a never ending battle to end animal cruelty. There are cases nationwide that have gained media publicity and because of this, these cases are brought to the attention of those of us fighting countless hours, shedding many tears and suffering repeated broken hearts with every new case that surfaces. It is time to be heard by the legislature and the judicial systems of this great nation when we ask for stiffer penalties for those who hurt or kill defenseless animals.


On July 12, 2012 an incident transpired in North La Junta, CO that was brought to my attention just one day after the Sheriffs Report was released in the La Junta Tribune Democrat on July 16, 2012. As an animal lover and avid animal rights activist, not to mention that La Junta, CO was once my home town, I was appalled to hear that someone I have known for many years was being accused of shooting and killing, with a .22 rifle in broad daylight with witnesses present, a cat that was not even on her property. This is completely unacceptable behavior on so many levels.


First of all, this individual discharged a firearm in a residential area. Second of all, this individual trespassed onto a neighbor’s property to retrieve the lifeless body of an innocent cat that she shot. Third of all, this cat was not on her property, hence the fact that she had to trespass to retrieve the body. Fourth of all, 2 of the witnesses attempted to cover this incident by claiming they knew nothing of it. Fifth of all, the accused stood in her doorway in nothing but a towel, knowing full well why the Sheriff’s personnel were looking for her and the insisted upon not cooperating when the deputy placed her under arrest. Finally, this individual admitted to shooting  this defenseless animal. If she is allowed to walk away from these charges, it is just a matter of time before she repeats a similar offense.


The cat that died on July 12, 2012, died nameless, but the animal loving community world wide is begging you to please give careful consideration when prosecuting the Cruelty to Animals Incident Report #01200403 Accused Jody K. Bracy  and not allow for any plea agreements to be granted. Animal cruelty needs to end and until our prosecuting attorneys stop accepting plea agreements, that are mere slaps on the wrist to the offenders, these crimes will continue to grow and will spread like wildfire. This cat had recently given birth to kittens and for those who love animals that means something. Please do not let this crime go unpunished, as the world is watching closely the actions of our nation's court systems and we are fighting for a change in defense of the voiceless. Please show the world that La Junta, CO will not tolerate such crimes in its community.

 

 

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    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Contact Otero County District Attorney via phone and mail

      Shari  Perkins
      Petition Organizer

      I did a follow up with the Otero County Sheriffs Office this morning and it is believed that this case will take a little bit of time to make it through the system. First of all, Bracy, from what I have been told, is seeking someone to represent her legally, therefore, it can be assumed that she is planning on fighting the charges even though there were eye witnesses and she admitted to the arresting officer that she shot this cat. I honestly believe that we have some more time, therefore, the petition will remain open to collect more signatures and I think maybe it would be a good idea for everyone to contact the District Attorneys Office at (719) 384-8786. You can also send letters to Otero County District Attorney Rodney Fouracre, P.O. Box 928, La Junta, CO, 81050. Please be polite and simply ask that he give no consideration to any plea agreements that may be entered by Bracy or her defense attorney and that the maximum sentence be given for the crime she committed.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. The petition has grown from 415 to 489 in less than 8 hours

      Shari  Perkins
      Petition Organizer

      Time is of the essence for this petition. It has had a very short time to collect the signatures I'd hoped for, but we are still on a pretty good track. I had hoped to personally deliver this petition to the Otero County District Attorney a few days before her court date on August 20, but unfortunately that is not going to happen. However, I am going to be mailing the petition packet to another individual that will deliver it for me. I will be including a letter for the DA that will address our concerns as well as examples of individuals who have injured/killed animals and then moved on to killing humans. Please continue to share this petition far and wide so that the number of signatures will continue to increase.

    5. Reached 250 signatures
    6. Jody Bracy goes to court on August 20, 2012.

      Shari  Perkins
      Petition Organizer

      From what I understand, she is seeking legal representation and intends to fight these charges despite the fact that she admitted to shooting this poor, defenseless cat as it sat in its own yard. We must circulate this petition quickly in an effort to collect as many signatures as possible prior to her court hearing so that I can deliver this to the Otero County District Attorneys Office 3 hours away from where I live. It is my hope that, if I can get to the DA prior to Bracy's court date, then perhaps I can convince him, with the help of all the petition supporters, that the crime she committed is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The eyes of the world are upon La Junta, Otero County, Colorado because of this.

    7. Reached 100 signatures

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    • THOMAS FLATHERS WAUSEON, OH
      • almost 2 years ago

      BECAUSE IF THESES ALLIGATIONS ARE TRUE , SHE'S GUILTY AS CHARGED , AND SHOULD BE MADE AN EXAMPLE OF.

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    • yolanda figueroa TAMPA, FL
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because she's worse then an animal!!!! f....B....!!!!

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    • cissy smith WILMINGTON, NC
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because if she can so easily kill animals she could do it to a person she was mad at !!! Most important, it is just mean and evil !!!!

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    • larry johnston LA JUNTA, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      anyone who kills an animal for no reason is a monster and should by slammed with the full power of the law

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    • Merle Wurth EVERGREEN, CO
      • almost 2 years ago

      We need to make sure they do not contiue this abuse.

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