“I heard it on NPR”

Nutter Laurie Hoffman“I heard it on NPR” stems from another underhanded attack by a pit bull advocate on Jeff Borchardt, the father of a young boy mauled to death by his babysitter’s two pit bulls on March 6th in Walworth, Wisconsin. Following the release of Borchardt’s story on July 26, Beyond the Interview, Jeff became involved with the City of Watertown, whose council members are midway through passing a rational and preventive pit bull ordinance.

After a recent public hearing about the ordinance, which Jeff attended, Laurie Hoffmann wrote a disturbing Letter to the Editor of the Watertown Daily Times, rife with untruthful and defamatory statements. It’s a wonder the Times published it all. There was no fact checking either. Hoffmann stated multiple times that both Borchardt and the babysitter were “negligent” without any evidence to back up her claim, the legal definition of libel.

Another deception in Hoffman’s piece, is her claim, “I heard it on NPR.” Hoffmann said, “I also cried when I heard National Public Radio report about the Wisconsin grandmother who put her grandson in a car seat on the floor with her Jack Russell Terrier.” First, no such story ever aired on NPR, according to their website. Second, the only infant killed by a Jack Russell in the U.S. since 1982 was Justin Mozer in 2008 in the State of Kentucky.

The circumstances of Mozer’s death were also entirely different.

You see how this works? National Public Radio, which Hoffmann listed twice in her letter, could not have run a story about a non-existent victim from Wisconsin.1 Hoffmann falsified the “victim” and the “state” in her letter (Check out a Google site search of NPR.org). As one can see from the search result listings, NPR does like to talk about Jack Russell Terriers, but in the context of “Jack Russell Terrier Swallows More than 100 Pennies.”

A bloody fatal dog attack is far less palatable to NPR producers.

Hoffmann used NPR to lend credit to her hazy story and the State of Wisconsin, where Jeff’s son was killed by two pit bulls, to “localize” the infant killing Jack Russell. This combination appears intentional. Like Michelle Serocki of the Brew City Bully Club, who deceitfully tried to lure one of Jeff’s friends with false information in a private Facebook message, Hoffmann’s letter sheds more light on the “organized” pro-pit bull effort.

Laurie Hoffmann also failed to disclose her background in the letter. She is not a mere Watertown resident, but served on the board of the Watertown Humane Society, at least through 2009. Hoffmann is a shining example of why “public policy coming from animal advocates concerning protecting humans from pit bulls is fundamentally flawed.” People like Hoffmann have no place in policy decisions designed to protect the safety of citizens.

Jeff Borchardt’s response to Hoffmann’s letter is below, followed by the babysitter’s response, Susan Iwicki (added Sept 3), and Hoffmann’s printed letter.

Watertown Daily Times
Friday, August 30
Print Edition

Response to Laurie Hoffmann

My name is Jeff Borchardt. I am the father of 14-month old Daxton Borchardt who was brutally killed by two pit bulls owned by a family friend on March 6th. It was a prolonged attack that lasted up to 15 minutes. The dogs crushed my son’s skull and ripped off the entire right side of his face. My friend Susan, was also sent to the hospital due to the injuries she received fighting off her own pit bulls to protect my son’s life.

In Laurie Hoffman’s letter to the editor (August 23, 2013), she made grievous errors about the circumstances of my son’s violent death. Being the father, I spoke at length with the Walworth County detective. Had there been any negligence on anyone’s part, criminal charges would have resulted. Susan’s dogs have never shown any signs of aggression prior to March 6th, both were also spay and neutered. These dogs appeared to be the nicest, friendliest family pets you could ever imagine. The only mistake I made was believing the myth, “It’s not the breed, it’s all how you raise them.”

I have no idea where Hoffmann got the story of the Jack Russell terrier that supposedly killed another Wisconsin boy. It never happened. The only recorded fatality by a Jack Russell in the past decade occurred in Kentucky. That infant was lying on a bed; there was no grandmother present or car seat, his name was Justin Mozer.

The desire of some people like Hoffmann to portray pit bulls as anything other than the ticking time bombs that they are is a great disservice to the public. Dogs selectively bred for hundreds of years for the repulsive sport of dogfighting. When Susan walked into her back yard carrying Dax on that snowy day in March, they viciously attacked them. The result of Susan’s two well-raised pit bulls turning “dead game.” It was a struggle so violent that the metal gate to the dog run was ripped down. Blood covered her backyard along with all of my son’s clothing. In addition to inflicting catastrophic injuries, the dogs stripped my son naked.

My only desire is to honor the memory of my son by sharing the truth about pit bulls with other people who believe the myth that I did. If the truth in this letter can contribute to a safer Watertown, my son will not have died in vain. – Jeff Borchardt

DogsBite.org Facebook Page
September 2, 2013
Susan Iwicki

Response to Laurie Hoffmann

My name is Susan Iwicki. I was caring for my friend’s 14-month-old son, Daxton Borchardt, at my home in Walworth, WI when my own two pet pit bulls attacked me while Dax was in my arms. It was the most violent and bloody 15 minutes of my life. This was not just “a dog bite” incident. This was a vicious and prolonged attack on our flesh. This was a mauling by “normal house pets” that without warning reverted to what their breed was initially bred for: killing. No amount of force I exerted, including gouging at the female’s eye, was enough to stop or even create pause in their attack.

I never saw a single flash of aggression in those dogs since they were brought into my home as puppies three years prior. I truly believed, “It’s all how you raise them.” And they were raised with love, attention, and proper discipline. They were each spayed and neutered as early as the vet allowed and had regular veterinary visits. Both dogs were socialized, played with numerous children and small animals throughout their lives, and loved to cuddle. I was their “mama.” My dogs never experienced a day of neglect or abuse in their existence. The false sense of security is in believing it is the owner, not the breed.

On March 6th of this year, my so-called “babies” attacked their “mama” and ended the life of a real, human baby. A sweet, curious, happy little boy named Dax. In Laurie Hoffmann’s letter to the editor on August 23rd, she refers to the “negligence aspect” of pit bull victims’ stories. If the breed is so safe and truly are “nanny dogs,” how could any owner of a pit be negligent for having a child near their “nanny dog” that was raised well?

I urge you to look at that “friendly” pit bull you or your neighbor owns. Perhaps you believe the myth that I did, “It’s all how you raise them.” It certainly sounds attractive to believe, doesn’t it? It isn’t. It is an outright distortion of reality and one of the most dangerous myths to believe and perpetuate. From 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans, about one citizen every 19 days. By 2016, pit bulls are projected to maul 275 Americans to death since 1998, the year the CDC stopped tracking fatal dog attacks by breed. – Susan Iwicki

All parts highlighted are distortions and/or show the “organized” pro-pit bull effort.
Lorrie Hoffmann pit bull sociopath

1 In November 2012, in the United Kingdom, an infant was killed by a family Jack Russell. This may be what Hoffmann was referring to. The was not a United States dog bite fatality, much less specific to the State of Wisconsin. Also, NPR, at least according to their website, never reported on this boy’s death (no results for Harry Harper).

“Pit pimping to kids”

The first use of “pit pimping” appears to have been in 2009 by an anonymous commenter on the DogsBite blog and refers to Ledy VanKavage (aka Bledy VanKarnage), a lobbyist for Best Friends Animal Society. That VanKavage has been “pit pimping since the age of four” refers to when she got her very first pit bull, “Boody” that was allowed to roam and often fought with other dogs, according to VanKavage. Like pimps who procure customers for their prostitutes, pit pimpers procure new owners for their notorious “killer breed.”

The most egregious form of pit pimping, similar to drug dealers soliciting school children, is “pit pimping to kids.” In late July, just days after the City of Detroit declared bankruptcy, a group named Detroit Dog Rescue (all of 8 employees) was featured in an Mlive.com article pimping out rescued “drug” and “fighting” pit bulls to children. Journalist Gus Burns, who covered the lengthily recovery process of Duane VanLanHam, nearly killed by pit bulls in 2009, wrote the pitiable article. This is a bad blight upon Burns, who knows better.

In his article, Burns prints many deceitful myths invented by pit bull breeders and owners retold by Detroit Dog Rescue within the basement of a “closed church” where 30-plus children were attending the Crescendo Music Camp. It’s one thing for Burns to write a pit bull puff piece, it’s quite another to promote a group that pimps these dogs to kids. It’s unknown if any of the parents were aware of the pit pimping “media event”[1] — their kids used as pawns — prior to its occurrence. No parents were included in Burns’ article.

Damien Crutcher, the camp director, is the most appalling. He arranged the pit pimping “media event” to “dispel misconceptions about pit bulls.” Though Detroit has up to 50,000 stray dogs, many of which are pit bulls from dangerous backgrounds, dogfighting and drugs, Crutcher states: Their[2] are beliefs about pit bulls that “they’re man eaters, they’ll attack you, they kill kids; it’s actually the opposite. I don’t think it’s any more dangerous, I just think it’s the way that some of them are raised by their owners,” Crutcher said.

Notably, pit bull mauling deaths are so frequent in “pit hole” Detroit that a medical study was devoted to this issue.

“Pit pimping to kids” should be a crime — in Detroit it should be a felony.

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(2009) Ledy VanKavage has been pit pimping since the age of 4! LMAO! – Anonymous
This is the ONE thing the pit nutters have going for them and how they’ve managed to turn a defective pet animal into a trend-no low is too low. No shame, no decency, no conscience, just pit pimping anywhere and anytime. – KaD
This child was at least the 250th American to be life flighted after a pit bull attack since the last CDC report … After two decades of pit pimping by Organized Pit Idiocy Groups (OPIGS), Life Flights are really taking off!! – Vintage
Here they are talking about propagandizing for their fighting breeds after a violent pit bull attack, where Julia Jones made sure to go out and lie to the press to save their pit pimping asses. Or rather “She was contacted by the Federal Way Mirror to do an interview portraying the positive side of pit bulls.” Nice that a newspaper is contacting a pit bull pimper to help out fighting breeds. Is Margo Horner nuts or just stupid? – Anonymous
That area is eat up with pits. And now they are bringing in Brenda Barnette, another pit pimper who subscribes to the Winograd “No Kill Equation” motto of pits get a bad rap. Sorry about the attack, your little didn’t stand a chance. – User P.
If there ever was a pit pimping group, it’s the cult of Best Fiends. You don’t understand how to manipulate, only how to be manipulated. And manipulation is what is happening with the professional dog fighters. – HarveMorgan

Reviewing previous articles by Gus Burns

[1]MLive.com posted sixteen photos of this pit pimping “media event.”
[2]MLive.com typo, not ours.

“So sorry for your loss … BUT”

This term refers to a branch of Pit Sociopaths. Zealous pit bull advocates (Nutters), who comment on mauling threads or write directly to the parents of children killed by a pit bull. “So sorry for your loss … BUT” commenters care “nothing for social norms and will break them with impunity if it serves their purpose,” which in this case involves defending the pit bull breed. The “BUT” follows the superficial expression of trying to appear socially normal by first stating, “So sorry.” The latter part is used to explain away the destructive injuries inflicted by pit bulls or to place blame on other factors, such as the victim or dog owner.

I am so very very sorry for your loss and I do feel your pain I myself also lost a son but being a pet owner all of my life and helping in rescue and transports I can tell you what happen that day only the sitter and the dogs know what happen and since the pets cant talk well they could not defend themselves I believe 99.9 % that what happen is not what truly happen and it was a 100% the sitters fault so to blame it solely on the pets is not right they will suffer again because of a irresponsible owner that wasn’t doing her job. – Carrie L. Willnow (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

I am soo sorry for the loss of this child. But the dog did not attack because of its breed.. That is just stupid to even say, or blame it on why the dog attacked. The dog must have though the boy was hurting the woman. We need to stop putting sterotypes on breeds of dogs. Maybe the dog was sick and the yelling child over stimulated the dog and he just snapped. – Brandy Burns Carey (Re: Death of Ayden Evans)

I am so sorry for the loss of this woman’s life and how painful it just have been and my heart goes out to her family during this tragedy. But can we all take as deep breath here and think for a moment. The pit bull breed, and the boxer breed look very much alike. Furthermore there are just as many ”vicious” German Shepherd’s or Rottweiler’s. Let’s not always blame a single bred. After all is that not similar to racism in the human race? – Lori (Re: Death of Pamela Devitt)

I am very sorry for your loss, but now this is getting a little bit disturbing. I understand you’re upset, & you have every right to be, at THOSE DOGS, not every dog of the same breed. That’s so unfair to classify every pitbull as a terrible dog. I know plenty that are loving. It’s not the dogs fault, it’s the owner. – Hannah Hoyt (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

You know what Kimberly? I don’t think one person on here doesn’t feel bad about what happened. This is a terrible situation & I understand you both are hurt. But, regardless of any situation & circumstance, there is always a line to where it gets inappropriate. Again, we are all sorry for the loss, but I think his best bet is to talk about killing pitbulls outside of Facebook where our “insensitive” comments won’t be heard. – Hannah Hoyt (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

Wow I’m sorry for your loss but this is a bit over board. Pit bulls aren’t all bad. Plus is this how you would react if your sons life would of been taken by a robber? And he was already dead? Would you want every man killed? I understand you have been through a lot and I don’t know what it feels like but this status went too far. – Amanda Bustos (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

im so soo sorry for you loss kim and jeff, but an animal is called an animal for a reason! there all wired the same way…unfortinatly it was a pitt and not a boxer or pitcher or bulldog…things triggr actions from all mammals including humans… – Kristy Dickman (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

I am sorry for their loss and my heart goes out to them. But even in my reading this story it doesn’t change my opinion about this breed. I will ALWAYS and FOREVER love the Pit Bull breed and I will continue to fight on their behalf and to love them … If we ban this breed it will just be like segregation all over again and the Pits are us black folk. You may never change your mind about this and that’s fine but don’t try and make this breed be extinct – Angela Nicholas (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

First off I would like to say how sorry I am for the family of this little girl. My thoughts and prayers are with them. Second I would like to know what the Pit was mixed with, was that bread partly to blame as well? .. My brother has had several Pit Bulls and never once had a problem with them ever, other than hogging the couch. – The rest please (Re: Death of Savannah Edwards)

Same superficial expression, different terminology:

My heart goes out to you, losing your son is unimaginable. But he wasnt murdered, murder is a human condition. And i hope to god im wrong, but this video appears to me to be a thinly disguised attempt to tout your dj ‘skills’ rather then educate, or celebrate your sons life. – shelagh purvis (Re: Death of Daxton Borchardt)

“Pit Sociopath”

A sociopath is a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial, often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience. Sociopaths and psychopaths each fall within the broader term of persons with Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD). Generally speaking, sociopaths exhibit psychopathic behaviors in certain contexts but not all. For instance, while a sociopath cares “nothing for social norms and will break them with impunity if it serves their purpose,” they may not do so within their group or family. (See comparison chart: Psychopath vs. Sociopath).

A Pit Sociopath — antisocial pit bull defender — comes in a variety of forms detectable by their outward behavior. For instance Dine-n-Dash behavior, rounding up their pit bulls after a serious attack and fleeing the scene, which often forces dog bite victims to undergo a painful and expensive ($2,000 and beyond) series of rabies shots. Their characteristic “impoverished conscience” can also be detected when commenting at mauling threads or in the examples below, exhibiting extreme sociopathy by communicating directly with a parent whose child was brutally mauled to death by two pet pit bulls.

Mix Master Bogart is Jeff Borchardt, a widely known deejay in the Midwest. His son Daxton Borchardt, 14-months old, was killed by his babysitter’s two pit bulls on March 6, 2013 in Walworth County, Wisconsin. The arriving deputy initially feared it was a murder scene. Bloodstained snow and fabric covered the backyard where the attack took place. The relentless mauling lasted up to 15 minutes. The child was first taken by ambulance to Mercy-Walworth Medical Center then taken by helicopter to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. The boy suffered catastrophic injuries and did not survive.

Pit Sociopath: Stephen Chroma Cristofano

July 2, 2013

Stephen Cristofano8:15pm
Stephen Chroma Cristofano
My pitbull is the most loving dog i have ever had. Sorry your loved ones got there faces chewed off because they don’t know how to train dogs. Fuckin dj dude not be an activists about how pitbulls are shit.. You are just as bad as motherfuckers who fight them. Might as well have terriers put down because they nipped my niece in the face? Get a life.
Today

12:24am
Mix Master Bogart
I will ask you to wait a week or two for the full story to come out on a blog…then and only then you will understand why I have come to the conclusion that it is the breed and ONLY the breed that killed my son…please be patient…when the over 5000+ word blog comes out, please take the time to read the WHOLE piece…THEN get back to me…thank you.

12:27am
Stephen Chroma Cristofano
Then realize you’re bringing a fuckin dog into an infants home. That was your fault as a parent not the dogs fault. I be you put a rabid rot in the same room with a rot and it’ll happen. I’m genuinely sorry about your son. But you don’t have to go out of your way to phish to get attention. And then encourage communities to put down pits.

12:29am
Mix Master Bogart
ok…so you will NOT listen to the whole story then…ok, nevermind…delete me please….frankly, I’m sick of telling the story…sorry to challenge your “conditioned” way of thinking.

12:31am
Stephen Chroma Cristofano
That’s fine you have a story good for you man. Again I apologize for your tragedy. But killing THE BREED. Will not avenge your death.
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Nutter Stephen Cristofano refers to “avenge” in his final message. This is hardly about avenging. This is about preventing the 300 or so new pit bull fatalities coming over the next ten years. Cristofano seems perfectly fine by this equation — aka Pit Sociopath.

Pit Sociopath: Cheryl Whiting

On July 9, Jeff posted pictures to his Facebook timeline after a day on Lake Beulah with his wife and his two small dogs. Pit Sociopath Cheryl Whiting, who had been a friend of Jeff’s up until this point, coldly and calculatedly played the pit bull card on his timeline that only leaves ONE possibility open since no one on earth has ever confused a chihuahua with a pit bull. Whiting is a Pit Sociopath of a different nightmarish twist than Cristofano. Whiting plays the “Can’t identify a pit bull” game (but notably refers to a “blue nose” pit bull, a specific type) while simultaneously and demonically taunting the grieving father.

Lake Beulah

Antisocial, perverse and diabolically wicked

July 9, 2013

Cheryl WhitingCheryl Whiting
“is that a pitbull looks like a american bluenose”

Cheryl Whiting
“he cute”

Mix Master Bogart
“^are you out of your fucking mind Cheryl Whiting?….how DARE you even say that to me?…GO FUCK YOURSELF and stay the fuck in NC and don’t come back.”

Mix Master Bogart
“like I would own a fucking pit bull EVER after what my family has been thru.”

Cheryl Whiting
“wow was just a question everyone here has one jeez”

Antisocial, perverse and diabolically wicked

Whiting is especially grotesque by creating a Nutter episode on a photo comment that had nothing to do with this issue, and adds, “everyone here has one jeez,” in order to normalize a dog breed that kills more people than all other dog breeds combined.

“Just like any other dog”

Pit bulls are “just like any other dog” is a phrase mainly trumpeted by animal groups connected to Ledy VanKavage (aka “Bledy VanKarnage”), such as Best Friends Animal Society (lobbyist) and Animal Farm Foundation (board member). Unlike a similar phrase used by the same groups, “all dogs are individuals,” the slogan, pit bulls are “just like any other dog,” is a complete denial of the existence of breed traits. This false myth winds up killing an untold number of family pets each year (due to pit bull dog aggression), and seriously injuring and killing innocent people (due to the breed’s “hold and shake” bite style). These two influential groups deliberately created the slogan to disseminate to their Nutter followers — strategic disinformation.

Pit bull type breeds are just like any other dog. Each one is an individual. – Best Friends Animal Society
Fighting dogs should be evaluated like any other dog seized in a cruelty case,” says VanKavage, senior legislative analyst for Best Friends Animal Society. – Ledy VanKavage
Pit-bull-terrier-type dogs are just like any other dogs, but they’ve been given a bad rap; so, they need help overcoming the stereotypes surrounding them and the myths about them. – Best Friends Animal Society
“In addition to this program helping to save lives of adoptable animals, I would really like for people to realize that Pit Bull Terriers are just dogs, like any other dog … loyal goofballs – Jamie Healy, Best Friends Animal Society
As scientific study and research continues to prove that “pit bull” dogs are just like any other dog, we’re now facing a different, equally challenging, hurdle: proving that “pit bull” dog owners are just like any other dog owner. – Animal Farm Foundation (Fat chance given their “human kill rate” and antisocial owners!)
Well-matched dogs not only love this work, but their presence out in public amongst people and other animals helps advance the idea that AFF works so hard on — that pit bull type dogs are just dogs like any others– nothing different, nothing unique. – Animal Farm Foundation
“It used to be that the concern was with predicting everything that might go wrong,” Reynolds says. “Now, increasingly, people are embracing them as dogs like any other dogs.” – Donna Reynolds, Bad Rap, results of strategic disinformation (See: Darla Napora)
It’s clear that pit bulls are just like any other dogs – bad owners create bad dogs, regardless of breed. I really appreciate that your station is giving our beloved dogs a voice – Nutter Melanie Meyer, responding to VanKavage interview, results of strategic disinformation
PITTIES ARE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER DOG – IT TAKES THE PERSON TO MAKE THE DOG, ANY DOG, GOOD OR BAD. – Nutter Felica responding to Best Friends blog post, results of strategic disinformation

“I saw them and they were neglected”

On June 14, 2013, over three months after the pit bull mauling death of little Daxton Borchardt, Michelle Serocki of the Brew City Bully Club private messaged a friend of the little boy’s father on Facebook under the auspices of a “perceived expert” with special knowledge. Serocki deceitfully claimed to Jennifer that she “saw [the pit bulls]” and “they were neglected.” The truth is, as stated in Beyond the Interview – Essay of a Fatal Pit Bull Mauling by DogsBite.org, Michelle Serocki never laid eyes on those dogs, which were euthanized within hours of the deadly mauling on March 6, 2013 in Walworth, Wisconsin.

While Susan was sitting in the ambulance — still in the driveway of her home — she signed the surrender forms allowing authorities to take her dogs. She wanted nothing more to do with the pit bulls she had raised from babies. The two dogs were taken to a private veterinarian and put down in a matter of hours. Susan was still in the emergency room at Mercy when she was told by a police officer that the dogs had been euthanized. Serocki never laid eyes on those pit bulls. – DogsBite.org

See private message conversation in full

10:58am
Michelle Serocki
Hi Jennifer, Just wanted to privately let you know that what I said publically is directly from my heart. I can’t imagine your pain. The dogs that did this were not well cared for though. I saw them and they were neglected – in my professional opionion almost criminally. You and I can have different opinions on how to care for dogs – but by social and veterinary standards these dogs were neglected. When the Boxer killed and ate the child in Washington County 2 springs ago the media called and asked if it was a pit bull. I guess that kid’s life wasn’t as important as Dax’s since she was killed and eaten by a Boxer… The twins in Menomonee Falls that are no longer identical because of a Black Lab – they weren’t important enough to be news worthy either. It’s sick that the media does this OVER AND OVER AND OVER. If my kid ever gets killed by a dog – no matter what breed – I PROMISE YOU it’s going to make the news. I didn’t want to put all this out on FB out of respect for you. I don’t want to argue with you – I’m fairly certain that I won’t change your mind and that’s totally, totally ok. I don’t need to – I just wanted you to know that some of what you’re saying is not correct because I doubt you’re a person that wants to spread out right lies. You’re just a person that is devastated with grief. I’m so sorry again for your loss and your anger. You’ll be in my prayers not just right now and tonight – but for many days to come. Take care, Michelle Serocki Brew City Bully Club

“Nutter”

Over time, the original term, Pit Nutter, has been shortened to simply Nutter. Like the original term, Nutter embodies the same meaning: “The hallmark trait of the pit nutter is their unwillingness to accept the genetic heritage of the pit bulldog (It’s all how you raise ‘em!) or their inability to see the death and destruction their pit bulldogs create as anything other than collateral damage that the rest of society must absorb so that the pit nutter can enjoy the freedom of owning a killing machine.”

In 2013, however, the term “Nutter” sharpened to distinguish the purveyors of untruthful pit bull myths. In a June new release, “It’s Time for the Pit Bull ‘Recall’ Too,” attorney Kenneth Phillips states the distinction, “Unfortunately, pit bull lovers have neglected the problem for too long. Worse, they have alienated the general public by failing to denounce the “nutters” who spread misinformation about the members of this breed, which generally are not “nanny dogs,” service dogs, or rescue dogs.”

Some Nutters are intelligent, some are not, while others are mindless drones, circulating false myths about the pit bull breed because they have been directed to (See: Best Friends Animal Society). The primary demographic of Nutters are Caucasian women. Frequently young women of the child-bearing years (18 to 30-years old) with a natural draw to “mother” or “rescue” just about anything, in this case stockpiles of unwanted pit bulls that continuously flood U.S. open admission shelters.

Terms sharing the Nutter base include: Stockholm Nutter, Super Nutter, Nikko Nutter, pre-Nutter and post-Nutter.

“OPIG”

A recent gathering in Riverside, California shows another Organized Pit Bull Idiocy Group (OPIG) marching to ensure that the colossal animal control resources already consumed by pit bulls continues unchecked and that maulings by pit bulls continue ad nauseum. OPIGs offer no solutions to shelters glutted with unwanted pit bulls from coast to coast — a serious “humane” concern. Nor do OPIGs offer solutions aimed at reducing “severe” and “mauling” injuries primarily inflicted by pit bulls — a serious “human” concern. Breed-specific legislation, however, offers proven solutions to each of these problems.

Organized Pit Bull Idiocy

“Stockholm Nutter”

Stockholm Nutter is derived from the base term “Nutter” (short for Pit Nutter) and is part of several combined terms, such as Super Nutter, Nikko-Nutter, pre-Nutter and post-Nutter. A Stockholm Nutter is exactly what it suggests: A pit bull owner who has been at the receiving end of the death and destruction these dogs inflict, but still has empathy, sympathy and positive feelings for the breed. Wikipedia describes Stockholm syndrome as a form of “traumatic bonding” that does not necessarily require a hostage scenario.

Meet Patricia (Trisha) Williams of Waukesha. In June 2011, Williams, then 52-years old, was brutally attacked by one of her two pet pit bulls, named Prince. The dog nearly killed her. Williams was airlifted to a trauma level hospital where she spent over two months recovering from her injuries. The pit bull took out her whole knee among other atrocities.  In March 2013, she told media members that she still wished Prince was still alive — police shot and killed the animal when they arrived on scene. Williams kept Prince’s mother.

“I was playing ball with him, chasing him around the backyard. I brought him in to put him in the kennel and he didn’t want to go in. He turned around and was attacking me — I think he blacked out (classic Stockholm excuse!) … I miss him. I never thought [Prince] was bad. I don’t blame anybody for it, it’s just something that happened.” – Trisha Williams

Trisha Williams

More Stockholm Nutters

“Moss spent Tuesday afternoon in the hospital, getting stitches, but Wednesday she’s right back at the shelter, saying she just can’t stay away and she’s missing Rex [the pit bull that attacked her], a dog she spent a lot of time with. ‘I don’t blame the [pit bull] one bit, if he was still here today, I would love him. I tended to that dog for 9 days and he was part of me,’ Moss said.”  – Smith County, Texas Shelter Director Nanette Moss
“Mending at home a week after being badly bitten by a pit bull she was fostering in her home, the town’s assistant animal control officer remains distraught over signing the order to put the animal to death. ‘I loved that dog,’ Shea Cavacini said. ‘I’m going to blame myself forever.’ … ‘If they hadn’t applied the tourniquets, I might not have my arm.’ … ‘This is not a breed-specific thing,’ Cavacini said.” – Shea Cavacini, Griswold, Connecticut assistant animal control officer

“Really nice dogs”

Following up on a submission by KaD last week, “[Pit bulls] are really nice dogs if you’d just give them a chance,” we now focus on the first part: “really nice dogs.” Variations, such as “really good dogs,” “really great dogs” and “really sweet dogs” are found ad nauseum online. However, “give them a chance” is the heavy hitter term due to the endless number of unwanted pit bulls sitting in shelters awaiting death (If only the public would give them a chance!). The term, “really nice dogs” and its variants are often used by owners after their dog violently attacks and by breed enthusiasts as a propaganda tool.

Lesson #1 — Parents often learn through their kids...
Dad: “So how was school today?”
Johnny: “It was Ok. Oh, a lady came and talked to us about being kind to animals. She brought her dog. That was the best part!”
Dad: “Really, what kind of dog was it?”
Johnny: “It was a pit bull named Sampson.”
Dad: “A pit bull? Were you scared?”
Johnny: “Nah. He’s a really nice dog. I got to pet him and give him a treat too.”
Even if Dad decides to call Johnny’s teacher out of concern, the message will just be reinforced. Sampson is a nice dog. – Pit Bul Propaganda Promoter
People that, like you and I, want a well-behaved family companion in an urban or suburban setting. They go to training classes, hire a private trainer, and do anything to proof to “everyone” that a pit bull or Amstaff can be a really nice dog. – Messed-up “Bullies” Don’t Always Belong to Thugs.
She and others in the Alta Vista area neighborhood can hardly believe that a pit bull running loose could lift her gate off its hinges, enter her back yard, kill her tiny dachshund, and then be reunited with its owner … Lauren Olivas said her live-in boyfriend owns the dogs … “She’s actually a really good dog,” Olivas said of the female involved in the killing. “When I heard there was a dog attack, I knew it was her.” – Lauren Olivas
the mailman who delivers on this route, and another neighbor, are swearing up and down that the dog was a really nice dog. So how can the public trust all the testimony of all the pit bull owners who claim their dog is a really nice dog? Some of the worst mauling cases involve dogs whose owners and family swear the dog was great. – Anonymous
they turn on people based on how there treated.! & actually beast was a really great dog this was the first time he ever did something like that now tell me just over one mistake do you really think he should be put down – West Side Milinos
Following a vicious dog hearing in December, the pit bull involved, Cali, was deemed “vicious” and was taken to the Warren Animal Shelter …  “She can be a really sweet dog.  – Animal Control Officer Heidi Garrity
Sterilize all pit bulls now and let the breed die out. There are too many kids around with a half a face after someone’s, “it’s a really sweet dog” has ripped their little faces apart. Pit bulls are not essential to the biosphere continuum. – People First-Dogs Second
However, Sgt. Wiggins said when the officer could not fend-off the dog, he made the decision to fire his gun at it … “The dog was a great dog,” said Junior’s owner, Tony O’Hare. “He would never hurt anybody; he was just a real sweet dog.” – Larry Carver