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By Yeganeh June Torbati, The Baltimore Sun | May 4, 2011
The trial for the twin brothers accused of setting a dog on fire so badly in 2009 that she later had to be euthanized has been postponed until at least July 26. Administrative proceedings for the re-trial of brothers Travers and Tremayne Johnson were set to begin Wednesday but were instead pushed back more than two months. The re-trial comes after a first trial for the Johnson brothers ended in a hung jury in February, with 11 jurors believing the brothers set the dog, later nicknamed "Phoenix" on fire, while one juror was unconvinced by the prosecution's case.
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By Jill Rosen, The Baltimore Sun | May 12, 2010
A dog was fighting to live Wednesday after being attacked by a man wielding a machete Tuesday in North Baltimore. According to police documents, Levar J. Bailey attacked a pit bull/shepherd mix in his neighbor's gated yard at about 6 p.m. Bailey lives several houses down in the 3000 block of Wylie Ave., according to police. When police arrested Bailey, 33, they said he was yelling, "The dog was trying to bite my daughter," according to charging documents. Bailey was taken to an area hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 15, 2012
A pit bull was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Edgewood by a deputy with the Harford County sheriff's office after it bit a child and then charged the officer, according to a sheriff's spokeswoman. The shooting came one day after the General Assembly deadlocked over legislation that would have overruled a court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous animals, ending the bill's chance of passage during this summer's second special session. An anonymous caller first contacted police about 4:50 p.m. to report two aggressive pit bulls walking in the 1400 block of St. Michael's Court in the Stoneleigh Square subdivision, said Monica Worrell, the spokeswoman.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | August 14, 2012
The General Assembly deadlocked Tuesday night over legislation that would have overruled a widely criticized court decision labeling pit bulls as inherently dangerous, apparently killing the bill in this summer's special session. Senate PresidentThomas V. Mike Millersaid he did not believe there would be any action on the legislation because "the difference is very stark" between House and Senate versions of the bill. Miller, a Calvert County Democrat, spoke on the Senate floor just before 9 p.m. as the chamber gathered to consider a bill on gambling expansion, the main purpose for a special session that was expected to continue long into the night.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 9, 2011
Michelle bears three small white scars on her black nose, another above her left eye and marks on both her front legs - left by metal grips of a device used to hold her still for forced breeding. A tear in her lower lip has healed nicely after surgery. Considering where she's been, the tan, 41/2-year-old terrier is lucky. Michelle is one of four dogs at the Baltimore Humane Society in Reisterstown that were seized in an animal cruelty case. These dogs are at last getting a taste of what life might be like as a household pet, learning about walking on a leash, heeding commands, playing dog games that don't leave them bloodied.
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By Meredith Cohn and Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | November 3, 2013
City animal control officers had seized the pit bull earlier this year that was involved in a fatal attack on its owner early Friday, but returned the dog because they "did not feel the dog was a threat to the public," according to a statement from officials Sunday. After the previous attack, the dog owner who died Friday, 56-year-old Terry Douglass, "was adamant in getting the dog back, so after vaccinating it for rabies, we returned the dog after the quarantine period was up," said a statement from the Baltimore City Health Department, which oversees animal control.
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May 25, 2011
A woman who was riding along a trail at the Deer Creek Preservation Area in Street was knocked off her horse after it was attacked by a pit bull early last week. The attack was the second in this month in Harford County involving a pit bull and other animals. The woman, 35, of the 300 block of East Jarrettsville Road in Forest Hill, told police she and a friend, were riding their horses in the Deer Creek trail around 6 p.m. May 15 when they saw two men and a young girl, who had two pit bull terriers with them, walking toward them from the opposite direction.
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By Liz F. Kay | liz.kay@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | March 22, 2010
Jury selection will begin Wednesday for the firearms possession trial of twin brothers accused of setting fire to a pit bull in May. Travers and Tremayne Johnson, both 18, and their father, Charles Johnson, 76, were charged in June with possession of firearms and marijuana. Police say the drugs and weapons were found that month in a raid of the Johnsons' South Pulaski Street home while investigating the dog burning. Prosecutors plan to handle the firearm case before the animal cruelty charges, which drew nationwide attention.
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By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | May 7, 2012
A group of animal activists is asking Gov. Martin O'Malley to quickly introduce legislation that would override a Maryland Court of Appeals decision deeming all pit bulls dangerous. Maryland Votes for Animals and similar organizations are urging residents to call the governor's office Tuesday to lobby him to act during the special General Assembly session scheduled to begin Monday. "We feel this is terribly important," said Carolyn Kilborn, chair and founder of Maryland Votes for Animals.
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May 3, 2012
In his column, "Pit bulls: Own them at your own risk," Dan Rodricks quotes a recent Maryland Court of Appeals decision that says the Albuquerque Humane Society has stopped accepting and adopting out pit bulls "because of their potential for attacks on other animals and people. " That is doubly incorrect. First, the "Albuquerque Humane Society" does not exist. Second, Animal Humane - New Mexico, a 47-year old private animal shelter based in Albuquerque, N.M. (often mistkenly called the Albuquerque Humane Society)
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