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- AUTOMATED WEB PETITION
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For least effort, send comments as part of an internet petition.
option #1: direct send - email, fax or mail
email your letter:
- Copy SAMPLE LETTER below. Paste it into an email.
- Change some words. Sign name, address, country.
- Copy EMAIL ADDRESSES. Paste in TO: line of an email.
CLICK SEND, from whatever email program you’re using.
fax or mail a printed letter:
- Open sample letter as a DOC or PDF.
- Change some words. Sign name, address, country. Print.
- Fax or mail your letter using CONTACT INFORMATION on this page or in the DOC or PDF.
sample letter ~ copy/paste into an email
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CONTACT INFORMATION • SEND THIS LETTER
Honorable David W. Young
227 Courthouse East
111 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
ph: 410-396-5076, 410-396-5077; fax 410-545-7316
The Honorable Patricia C. Jessamy, Baltimore City
208 Clarence Mitchell Jr. Courthouse
110 North Calvert Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ph: 410-396-4987; fax: 410-539-5215
Kimberly B. Morton, Esq., Deputy State's Attorney:
Communications, Margaret Burns, Chief:
Investigations, Cynthia H. Jones, Esq.,
Deputy State's Attorney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mayor Sheila Dixon
City Hall, Room 250 100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ph: 410-396-3835; fax 410-576-9425
Baltimore City Council, Office of the President
City Hall, 100 N. Holliday St., Suite 400 / Baltimore, MD 21202
President, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake: 410-396-4804
fax: 410-539-0647; email: CouncilPresident@baltimorecity.gov
District 1, James B. Kraft: 410-396-4821
fax: 410-347-0547; James.Kraft@baltimorecity.gov
District 2, Nicholas D'Adamo, Jr.: 410-396-4808
fax: 410-396-4414; Nicholas.D'Adamo@baltimorecity.gov
District 3, Robert Curran: 410-396-4812
fax: 410-396-8621; Robert.Curran@baltimorecity.gov
District 4, Bill Henry: 410-396-4830
fax: 410-659-1792; Bill.Henry@baltimorecity.gov
District 5, Rochelle "Rikki" Spector: 410-396-4819
fax: 410-396-6800; Rochelle.Spector@baltimorecity.gov
District 6, Sharon Green Middleton: 410-396-4832
fax: 410-244-5343; Sharon.Middleton@baltimorecity.gov
District 7, Belinda Conaway: 410-396-4810
fax: 410-347-0537; Belinda.Conaway@baltimorecity.gov
District 8, Helen Holton: 410-396-4818
fax: 410-396-4828; Helen.Holton@baltimorecity.gov
District 9, Agnes Welch: 410-396-4815
fax: 410-545-3857; Agnes.Welch@baltimorecity.gov
District 10, Edward Reisinger Council Vice-President:
fax: 410-545-7353; Edward.Reisinger@baltimorecity.gov
District 11, William H. Cole IV: 410-396-4816
fax: 410-545-7464; William.Cole@baltimorecity.gov
District 12, Bernard "Jack" Young: 410-396-4811
fax: 410-396-1594; Bernard.Young@baltimorecity.gov
District 13, Warren Branch: 410-396-4829
fax: 410-347-0534; Warren.Branch@baltimorecity.gov
District 14, Mary Pat Clarke: 410-396-4814
fax: 410-545-7585; MaryPat.Clarke@baltimorecity.gov
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EMAIL BLOCKS (all emails found for this alert) • SEND THIS
• TO SEND: COPY/PASTE EMAIL BLOCKS INTO BCC: LINE OF YOUR EMAIL
• TYPE YOUR OWN EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE TO: LINE
• COPY/PASTE SAMPLE LETTER INTO SAME EMAIL.
• Change some words, sign with your name/full address and send!
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, CouncilPresident@baltimorecity.gov, James.Kraft@baltimorecity.gov, Nicholas.D'Adamo@baltimorecity.gov, Robert.Curran@baltimorecity.gov, Bill.Henry@baltimorecity.gov, Rochelle.Spector@baltimorecity.gov, Sharon.Middleton@baltimorecity.gov, Belinda.Conaway@baltimorecity.gov, Helen.Holton@baltimorecity.gov, Agnes.Welch@baltimorecity.gov, Edward.Reisinger@baltimorecity.gov, William.Cole@baltimorecity.gov, Bernard.Young@baltimorecity.gov, Warren.Branch@baltimorecity.gov, MaryPat.Clarke@baltimorecity.gov
***KINSHIP CIRCLE CANNOT GUARANTEE ALL EMAILS WILL WORK: During campaigns, recipients
may change or disable their email addresses. Emails from government, corporate, or institute websites may be incorrect. We
highly recommend you snail-mail or fax to those contacts without working or publicly available email addresses.
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SAMPLE LETTER • SEND THIS LETTER
Honorable David W. Young, Baltimore City State's Attorney Office, Mayor Sheila Dixon and City Council:
I have followed the case of Phoenix, a one-year-old pit bull terrier soaked in gasoline and set afire on May 27, 2009. I understand the
Baltimore City Grand Jury indicted twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson, 17, on five counts of animal abuse and cruelty.
I thank the state's attorney office and court for its serious deliberation in this heinous crime. Phoenix was euthanized in caring hands after her
kidneys failed. Swollen and charred, her immune system simply couldn't handle burns covering 95% of her body.
But this case is as much about the twins as it is about Phoenix. These youths are so desensitized to suffering, they ignored the cries of a living
creature enveloped in flames.
As criminal proceedings unfold, I urge you to levy felony animal cruelty penalties that include up to three years in prison, a $5,000 fine, and
mandatory counseling. If the Johnsons are involved in dogfighting, as suggested by puncture wounds seen on Phoenix, please punish them
under animal fighting laws too. I hope you will ensure these teens are barred from contact with animals.
Juvenile violence is often connected with musings on death and Goth anarchy. Along with these dark images comes a fascination with
victimizing animals. Indeed, Columbine's Eric Harris, D.C. serial killer Lee Boyd Malvo, murderer Kip Kinkle and others "practiced" on animals
before graduating to people.
Andrew Golden, 11, and Mitchell Johnson, 13, killed dogs in Jonesboro, Arkansas prior to gunning down four students and one teacher.
Mississippi 16-year-old Luke Woodham mortally stabbed his mother, killed three Pearl High School classmates and shot seven more. Later in
court, he confessed to bludgeoning his dog with baseball bats and pouring gasoline down her throat before setting her on fire.
One U.S. study revealed that five of 11 killers involved in nine separate school rampages had formerly abused animals. In another study,
"Childhood Cruelty Toward Animals Among Criminals and Noncriminals," 25% of aggressive criminals confessed to five or more acts of
Clearly, the animal-to-human violence link demands your utmost attention. I reiterate my request that Mayor Dixon and the City Council
address violence at its roots by creating an animal abuse task force with citizen representation. Please also empower animal control officers
under the police department and advocate prosecution in all animal abuse and fighting cases.
Thank you, in advance, for punishing Phoenix' killers to the fullest degree allowed by law.
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• Twins indicted in Phoenix
• Dog doused in gasoline, set on fire, Baltimore, MD
UPDATE, NOVEMBER 2009: Remember Phoenix, the one-year-old pit bull
terrier soaked in gasoline and set afire? Police officer Syreeta Teel spotted her flailing in the streets and heroically pounded out the flames
with her sweatshirt.
Phoenix “rose from the ashes” long enough to be loved by her rescuers, but was ultimately euthanized when extensive burns caused her
kidneys to fail.
Now, her killers, twin brothers Tremayne and Travers Johnson, 17, have been indicted and face arraignment DEC. 9, 2009. Indictment is not a
guilty verdict. They are still “innocent” until proven guilty. PHOTO: Baltimore Sun
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