7th protest held for dogs shot

Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Dani Johnson, right, holds up a sign during a protest at the Barry County Judicial Center on Monday. She, Nicole Sparkle, left, and about a dozen others were at the Center calling for action on the case of Johnson’s three dogs that were shot to death and tortured more than two months ago. Previous protests have been at the entrance to Paradise Cove Camping Resort (near where the dogs were shot), the Barry County Courthouse and in Golden. The Barry County Sheriff’s Office has turned over requests for charges in the case to Barry County Prosecutor Amy Boxx. No action has been taken on the requests. Boxx said she is aware of the attention the case has received, and “prosecutorial ethics, longstanding policy and best legal practice mandate that no discussion be had concerning that or any matter pending determination of charges, if any.” More about this story may be found at www.cassville-democrat.com/story/2494365. Contributed photo

Dani Johnson, right, holds up a sign during a protest at the Barry County Judicial Center on Monday. She, Nicole Sparkle, left, and about a dozen others were at the Center calling for action on the case of Johnson’s three dogs that were shot to death and tortured more than two months ago.

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    Who wants discussion? The whole community and state, not to mention others sprinkled across the nation and globe, have waited since mid-March. Evidence is incontrovertible — and uncontested. Prosecuting Attorney Amy Boxx, it’s long past time to quit blowing smoke. You have the shooter’s admission, writ large. Either you finally take action and follow at least one of Sheriff Gary Davis’s recommendations, or you’re declaring evidence and decades of state and federal precedent immaterial. As Tom Brady says, “Do your job.” Is that really too much to ask?

    -- Posted by LogicalQuestioner on Wed, May 23, 2018, at 10:50 PM
  • Why don't we assume the prosecution will act once they have all the information needed, instead of assuming they don't know how to do their job correctly?

    -- Posted by Ornery on Thu, May 24, 2018, at 7:27 PM
  • I think we can see that some of the comments somewhat demonstrate Boxx's point that discussion should not be made until the determination of charges....especially when internet posters know so incredibly much more than our officials......also---that is one really childish and silly sign that provides absolutely nothing positive by the way....

    -- Posted by common-tater on Thu, May 24, 2018, at 9:24 PM
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