May 16, 2023
Relatable with Allie Beth Stuckey: Today we’re talking to Holly Simon of Lawrence and Louise about a tragic pit bull attack that left her beloved cow Maple dead and the city corruption that unraveled following the incident. Holly shares the harrowing story of finding Maple dead in a lake and seeing the dogs run off, as well as the dog owners’ refusal to take responsibility. Now, thanks to corrupt city prosecutor Rita Watkins, they continue to go unpunished, and one of their deadly dogs is still free to continue to terrorize their neighborhood. We take a look at why this is not an isolated incident when it comes to pit bulls and give you the opportunity to help this family seek justice not just for themselves, but for their community.
You can email the Fort Smith Board of Directors here: BoardofDirectors@FortSmithAR.gov
You can email Carl Geffken directly here: CGeffken@FortSmithAR.gov
(06:30) The attack
(15:40) Confronting dog owners
(36:08) Dog owners’ link to city prosecutor
(39:42) Ongoing process / holding people accountable
(43:25) Racial accusation
(47:21) What now?
(55:12) Pit bull recap
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Daily Mail: “Adorable pet Highland cow called Maple drowns after killer dogs chased her into pond – and their glamorous realtor owners are arrested for refusing to hand them over” https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11994935/Adorable-pet-cow-called-Maple-drowns-neighbors-pit-bull-dog-chased-pond.html
Today in Fort Smith: “City prosecutor under fire for refusal to issue search warrants after dogs kill pet calf on Monday” https://www.todayinfortsmith.com/post/city-prosecutor-under-fire-for-refusal-to-issue-search-warrants-after-dogs-kill-pet-calf-on-monday
NY Post: “Mom hospitalized after her 2 kids killed in pit bull attack” https://nypost.com/2022/10/07/tennessee-mom-kirstie-jane-bennard-hospitalized-after-her-2-kids-killed-in-pit-bull-attack/
13 WTHR: “Marion County sheriff’s deputy killed, 8-year-old son injured by dog attack in east Indianapolis home” https://www.wthr.com/article/news/local/adult-dies-child-injured-dog-bite-east-indianapolis/531-fc737e97-5c7f-43f6-bbdd-76eab7cb0fad
Pit bull stats: https://www.dogsbite.org/
Ep 691 | Pit Bulls & a Message to Christian Schools https://apple.co/3pFh0B3
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