Sunday, March 16, 2008

Travesty of justice in Muncie, Indiana

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - A Muncie man has surrendered to face allegations he forced his 7-year-old daughter to kill the family cat by holding a knife in her hand and making her stab it.

Thirty-nine-year-old Danield J. Collins was being held in Delaware County Jail on $40,000 bond on charges of animal cruelty, battery and neglect of a dependent. The jail had no record of an attorney for Collins.

An affidavit filed today in Delaware County alleges Collins told his 11-year-old son and daughter he wanted them to "learn how to kill" and ordered them to kill the family's pet cat.

Detective Jami Brown of the Muncie Police Department says Collins forced his daughter to hold the knife and then held her hand tightly as he drove the knife into the animal.

The affidavit says the girl also said her father stabbed the cat himself and also strangled it.

This is ridiculous !! Here is a story of a concerned father doing his level best to teach his children how to survive in a dangerous world, and he is being charged with a crime for meeting his responsibility to his kids. For the government to intrude on the rights of a parent to instruct his children in life's important lessons smacks of the worst sort of interference, and should not be tolerated.

Let's not lose sight of the fact that our lives are fraught with danger. Disaster can strike from any quarter, and if we are not prepared to kill any threat we will certainly be victims. What Mr. Collins did was appropriate on more than one level.

Everyone knows that the greatest threat to our well-being comes from brown-skinned people from Mexico and the Middle East, and he chose his cat, a beautiful tan colored tom named "Raghead", to acclimate his kids to killing creatures of that color. With enough practice, when the time comes(as it surely must), his kids will react instinctively and be more likely to survive.

The other aspect of Mr. Collins' lesson is that guns, while expedient, are too impersonal, and they simply do not provide the same pleasure as killing something by hand. This is something we all know--who among you hasn't experienced the tremendous pleasure of killing a living, breathing creature with their bare hands. The experience becomes much more meaningful when done this way and you find yourself wanting to repeat it again and again. This is a lesson that Dick "Shotgun" Cheney has yet to learn, and he will be an incomplete human being until he does.

Mr. Collins should be applauded for what he did--certainly not prosecuted. There are profound Constitutional questions involved here. For that reason, I am starting a fund to provide for his defense. Please donate as much as you can--no amount will be rejected.


Anonymous said...

The father was obviously trying to teach the kid a valuable lesson. He failed, only because his choice of sacrifice. Cats are to independent for most people, it is known those little cuddly felines would purr while eating your throat. They just aren't big enough.
Now the Dog, they love the people. Aside from grabbing a random kid from the trailer park and using him, the family dog would of really taught that girl a lesson. Then she would of known what it means to kill and the meat does go well with re-fried rice.

JohnDWoodSr said...

anon-- all well and good, but the dog is white, and wouldn't serve the concerned father's intent to teach his kids to kill brown things.
From a culinary perspective, I hadn't really thought about dog on re-fried rice--sounds yummy. Dog is also a popular filler for tacos--look closely next time you make a "run for the border".If you ever get anything chewy in a taco, it's usually nostril.Ruby Tuesday, by contrast, hand trims all the meat used in their gourmet "Fido Burgers", and you can wolf one down with confidence. The USDA doesn't regulate this part of our food supply--they classify it as "pet food"--so you have to be careful.

Kevin said...

How can you suggest that Dick Cheney has never killed a living, breathing creature of God with his own two hands! This is just the kind of liberal claptrap I've come to expect out of this site! Let me assure you, our VP is a Real Man, who kills things, things that Threaten our country, like terrorists and wetbacks and Canadians! You can bet HIS daughter was made to kill lots of cats and other pets growing up… UNLIKE a certain left-wing blogger I can mention!

JohnDWoodSr said...

Kevin-- I found your blog to be offbeat and enjoyable, and will add it to my favorites. I also enjoy your cartoons in the Pensito Review, and frankly, am honored that you visited my site.
That said,I must take issue with the ad hominem attack which you dumped into my blog post. Like a prototypical right-wing troll, you impugn my character and ascribe wonderful qualities to Dick Cheney without anything to back up your claims, and I am offended.
Firstly,I have certainly taken orgasmic joy from killing many living creatures, from insects, to reptiles, to mammals with either my bare hands or with the aid of a hand-held implement like a garrote or knife. I have a complete photographic record, as well as movies and videos and a diary, all of which are available for inspection.
Secondly, What proof do you have that Cheney EVER killed anything in this manner? All I've heard over the years are rumors, none of which can be proven--it's all anecdotal.(The exception being a grainy home movie showing a little fat boy resembling Cheney squeezing a bunny to see which end the most stuff came out of--but the film quality is so bad that the boy can't be positively identified) What can be proven is his predilection for killing by firearm, and possibly by vehicle. His methods lack the personal touch which would make him more "human". That is his biggest character flaw, as I see it. He will never be one of "us".

Mark B Read said...

Dude deserves to have his genitalia completely removed. Not just his testicals--everything. Then he gets his children taken away forever. Then he gets placed in the slammer for 2 years. Then he hopes he doesn't bump into me in a dark alley. I've been known to get a little stabby with human scum like this.