STOP THIS SINISTER &ABUSIVE TREATMENT.Make them accountable. Ball bat beating on an animal
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We are petitioning in pursuit that action be taken to prosecute and convict if found guilty from the preponderance of evidence against both Orlando Bledsoe and Demetrius Robinson Jr. Under TN Law 39-14-202
We the petitioners feel the above named by their actions be tried in a court of law and if found guilty be subject to :
1. Class A misdemeanor for the abuse of an animal.
2. A maximum fine for the abuse of an animal.
3. Educational sanctions - community service under strict supervision of a licensed wildlife rehabber.
39-14-202 Cruelty to animals.
(a) A person commits an offense who intentionally or knowingly:
(1) Tortures, maims or grossly overworks an animal;
(2) Fails unreasonably to provide necessary food, water, care or shelter for an animal in the person's custody;
(3) Abandons unreasonably an animal in the person's custody;
(4) Transports or confines an animal in a cruel manner; or
(5) Inflicts burns, cuts, lacerations, or other injuries or pain, by any method, including blistering compounds, to the legs or hooves of horses in order to make them sore for any purpose including, but not limited to, competition in horse shows and similar events.
The above named perpetrators/ co-conspirators were solely responsible for torturing/mutilation and senseless killing an animal without cause. This horrid act was brought to the attention of social media nationwide by the perpetrators themselves. They posted the act in social media a video seeking laughs on Snapchat. When it posted one of the recipients of the perpetrators video took screenshots of it then posted to Facebook protesting it.
The Facebook post quickly went viral reaching several people commenting nationwide about how outraged they were not only of the cruelty of the act but also the audacity of these perpetrators posting video on social media to brag about it.
After the post went viral Orlando Bledsoe and Demetrious Robinson Jr. posted a 2nd video to Facebook responding to the several outraged comments posted regarding their cruel act. In the second video they stated in so many words that they were not sorry for killing the opossum or of the torturous way that they did. They further stated since the post has went viral that they would actually receive notoriety and make money on flashing fake $20 bills in the camera. They also stated that they would do it again.
It wasn't until this petition was posted that a girlfriend of Demetrious Robinson Jr. commented that the boys were defending her cat from the opossum. Since then they have went on to report several of the comments in regards to the cruelty and legal aspect of their actions as spam.
The specifics of the initial video were basically that the two were intoxicated and they repeatedly hit the opossum with a bat bludgeoning it in the head and body until it died. The caption on the pictures stated "I'm Drunk AF and me and deebo killed a possum."
We the petitioners are seeking justice against Orlando Bledsoe and Demetrius Robinson Jr as they have blatantly acted inhumane. We as a community and nationally do not condone or excuse this sadistic behavior. It is disturbing as well as problematic as this type of act left unpunished often may lead to other, more severe crimes potentially committed by these two.
We the petitioners are seeking punishment for the perpetrators and that they be convicted for their horrific act. We believe their punishment should send a message deterring any future acts of animal cruelty. We request that maximum fines, jail time and community service should match the offense and if maximums in currently in place are not suitable that they are exceeded to attain justice.
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