There are monsters among us, and many walk on 2 legs. On 20 September, Donald Thomas was brutally killed by 2 Rottweiler dogs while retrieving his mail. Consider the Dogsbite.org article for more details.
Key Players and pertinent details of the situation:
- Donald Thomas, Victim. Killed by 2 Rottweiler dogs while fetching mail.
- Sally Thomas, wife of victim.
- Jerry Lenton, dog owner. Lenton was housing 31-35 Rottweilers (!!!) on his property to facilitate an apparent breeding operation. I believe this is Jerry Lenton’s FaceBook Page.
- Both dogs involved in the attack were shot dead by police after the dogs redirected aggression towards police officers.
- As of today, 23 September, no charges have been filed against Lenton, nor have any of the other dogs been confiscated.
I am currently attempting to find out if any of the other neighbors had complained about the dogs prior to this tragedy. The 2 dogs involved in the killing had escaped several times in the past, but apparently had not behaved dangerously on any of those occasions. In any case, a breeding operation of this type presents a clear safety and health hazard to everyone in the vicinity. In addition to the potential dog attacks, an operation such as this presents a serious noise hazard (I’m sure the dogs made their presence known to ALL throughout the day and night) and the disposal of dog feces ALONE would present a major logistical challenge!
The true outrage here is that there is minimal focus on the 2 legged monster that orchestrated this event: Jerry Lenton! Get this: Lenton is supposedly a Pastor at the “New Life Fellowship” Church. What DO you guys worship at New Life, Jerry? SATAN!?!
While everyone else is debating if Rottweilers should be legal, or how many dogs should be allowed in a household (if any), and the 2 dogs involved got a well deserved “dirt nap”, the true monster still walks among us! Again, as I have written about in the past, what is unbearably frustrating in these cases is that the focus is PRIMARILY on the dogs, which is NOT where it belongs in my opinion.
Face it, if it weren’t for the HUGE legal double standard protecting dog owners, Lenton would be in JAIL facing a negligent homicide charge AT A MINIMUM. If the dogs had displayed vicious behavior in the past, then he should be facing MURDER charges! It wouldn’t even be debated! The fact that he has been free even THIS long is an outrage! What does he have to do, kill the chief of police with his dogs?
OK, super, the dogs involved are dead, but SO WHAT. Lenton is FREE and he STILL has at least 30 Rottweilers! THIRTY ROTTWEILERS! And, this is a dog owner that ALREADY facilitated the killing of another human being with his dogs! I can barely imagine 30 Rottweilers…That is an entire PLATOON of Rottweilers! It is a SWARM of Rottweilers!
I can't even get my head around 30 Rottweilers in a suburban backyard. If someone “Sics” 30 Rottweilers on you, you are DONE. You are FINISHED. I don’t care WHAT you are “packing”! Even if you had an AK-47 with select fire, you would be overwhelmed by 30 Rottweilers! It would be a massive, unstoppable, wave attack! You don’t even get to die with the comfort that you took several beasts to the grave with you, as LENTON would just pump out another litter! Or, TEN litters! Nuts, he could turn those 30 Rottweilers into 50! Or 100! Again, nobody is restraining HIM.
As per the course, my head explodes because not only is there no restraint BEFORE the fact, there is none AFTER the fact, either!
Lenton has created and unleashed a PLAGUE upon his community, and Thomas was the first fatality. As with any biological weapon, you want to take steps to prevent the plague in the first place and take further steps to STOP the plague once it has started. What is most important is, you MUST restrain those who create and deploy living things as weapons! You don’t ban the plague and let the biological weaponeer go free!
Biological weapons are indeed the most dangerous and insidious weapons ever devised. ANY other weapon, including a nuclear weapon, has limited destructive power and can only be deployed at the discretion of a human handler. The biological weapon on the other hand, has 2 characteristics that make it unique: 1) It will act on its own volition, including turning on its owner/handler, and 2) It can multiply on its own thus granting it unlimited power. A single breeding pair of Rottweilers can, by itself, turn into a platoon, or even a Division of Rottweilers!
As per “Your Quiet Neighbor” we MUST start contemplating these things for what they are. Lenton assaulted and murdered Donald Thomas with a home-grown biological weapon!
If Lenton had whipped up a batch of home-grown Ebola virus and killed a neighbor with it, there is NO QUESTION he would NEVER see the light of day again! Forget about a “mere” murder charge! He would be declared a terrorist and he would be OWNED by the government!
STOP THE PLAGUE! ARREST LENTON NOW!