ASPCA Unleashes Forensic Rent-a-cops
NY City's Agent Orange goes for broke, announcing their very own, cutting edge, state of the art, mobile, pet forensics laboratory.
Drum roll, please!
ASPCA's Agent Orange goes Hollywood
New York City's paid private contractor for animal cruelty law enforcement, the ASPCA, announced its latest bid for the public's love, admiration, cash and donations: a state-of-art, mobile, forensic laboratory dedicated to crimes against animals.
ASPCA Prez Ed Sayres: So excited, just can't hide it
Unveiled on NBC's Today Show--what? Oprah didn't return calls in time?--Ed can hardly contain himself when it comes to the mobile forensics lab.
Ed Sayres' letter to ASPCA supporters reads. . .
As I hope many of you saw this morning on NBC’s “Today” show, the ASPCA today unveiled a “forensics first”—the nation’s first-ever “Mobile Animal Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Unit. . . .The vehicle will help us to significantly advance the prosecution of animal cruelty in this country. . .
Ed Sayres isn't concerned about the false hopes and unreasonable expectations the "CSI effect" may cause. His excitement knows no bounds.
Teensy little problem, Ed: Jurisdiction.
The world is not the ASPCA's oyster. Not yet, at least.
The only place the ASPCA has law enforcement authority of any sort is the City of New York. New York City purchased the services of the ASPCA for animal cruelty law enforcement within its five boroughs.
And that's it.
The ASPCA and its privately employed personnel are responsible to a private corporation governed by its own privately-appointed board of directors. While the ASPCA goes to great lengths to mimic public servants answerable to tax-payers and voters, Agent Orange and its employees are private contractors responsible to a privately-controlled corporation which is effectively shielded from public scrutiny.
Fake public servants on private missions
Despite the deceptive uniforms and dramatic posturing, the ASPCA "humane law enforcement" squad is a bunch of rent-a-cops with no jurisdiction outside of the City of New York and no civilian oversight within it.
So. Did Ed Sayres get it wrong? Or is Agent Orange poised to go national?
By what right, using what mechanism, could a private New York contractor employed by a single city seek to interfere in criminal investigations across the country?
Nostradamus lives in bright blue New York
Maybe Ed Sayres is not a detail guy. Maybe he's an over-excited delusional, and all that talk about a NYC private contractor
changing the face of animal law across the nation is a pipe dream.
Or maybe Ed Sayres is a prophet.
"We, the People" ? Or "We, the ASPCA's Lackeys" ?
The New York State legislature went back into session in early January, dragging with it all kinds of unfinished business from the prior year--including Assembly bill 1741 and its identical companion, Senate bill S865. These bills
sponsored -- in a well-orchestrated tandem of upstate Republican and downstate Democrat -- by Catskills-area Republican NYS Senator John J. Bonacic. . . .
[Note that Senator Bonacic is a lawyer. He was an Assistant District Attorney in Orange County, New York.]
. . . and Long Island Democrat Assemblymember Steve Englebright.
[Assemblymember Englebright is a geologist by training -- not that ignorance is a reasonable defense in a state assemblymember.]
Public funding. Private masters. Institutionalized corruption.
If enacted, A1741/S865 would authorize district attorneys -- elected public servants employed by the citizens of New York to represent the interests of "we, the people" -- to act in court on behalf of private humane societies like the privately funded, privately controlled ASPCA.
The proposal requires elected public servants to engage in the private practice of law while on the public's payroll.
For obvious reasons, that's illegal in the state of New York.Illegally greasing the wheels of "justice"
There are a number of other problems with A1741/S865, but here's Blue Dog's question--
The New York State Constitution includes a Bill of Rights to protect its residents from unreasonable governance:
The legislature shall not pass a private or local bill . . .granting to any private corporation, association or individual any exclusive privilege, immunity or franchise whatever. [Section 17]
Has the stink of "humane" corruption reached you yet?
Has the reek of exclusive privileges, immunities and franchises granted to private animal
Because the wave of anti animal owner, anti civil rights legislation -- sponsored and expertly lobbied by the Humane Society of the United States, the ASPCA, and others -- will knock you right off your feet.