Last week's question:
A Brentwood man, Jonathan Christ, will face a misdemeanor charge for allegedly lying to investigators after his father killed a neighbor's two dogs in September. His father, Randy Christ, who killed the dogs, will not face charges. What do you think about the Contra Costa District Attorney's Office's decision regarding these charges?
FATHER: Should be charged for animal cruelty /killing the dogs and lying to authorities if he did so. (If the dogs were a menace, he should have reported to animal control instead.) SON: Should be charge for lying to authorities if he did so.
I FIND IT outrageous, if the father thought he was in the right, why lie and hide things? That's why Antioch and all those areas are turning into a (expletive) hole; people can do what they want with no consequence.
POOR KID to be put in that situation by his parent. It is sad, but no consequences for dad and this is worse and we wonder why things are the way they are!
THE FATHER needs to answer for what he did and not put it on his son. The son is wrong for protecting a wrong, but the father should burn for what he did!
I THINK they should both be charged! There was evidence that those dogs were beaten! Yes, he has a right to defend his property/livestock. However, that does not give him the right to beat them, like he did!
Mary Coveney Benotti
I DISAGREE with the DA -- both Jonathan and Randy Christ should be indicted for destroying someone's property -- as, by law, animals are considered to be property.
This week's question:
Antioch is revising its animal ordinance. The revised ordinance keeps much of Antioch's criteria in place for licensing and care for animals, clarifies the penalties for violations and the appeals process, and expands the list of unlawful acts. Among the new rules: Feeding feral cats on public property would be prohibited; a city permit would be required to keep more than five cats on a property. What do you think of these changes?
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