Marc BrownFood for thought. Since September 11, 2001, jihadi extremists have killed 26 Americans on American soil. Extremists of other kinds (white power, anti-government, etc) have killed 48 Americans on American soil.
In the same period, pit bulls have -- by the most conservative record keeping -- killed 264 Americans on American soil.
NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS BY PIT BULL FOR THE PAST 32 YEARS: 17 NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS BY PIT BULL FOR THIS 25 YEAR PERIOD: 7 1983: RUBY SMITH, 79 1085: JAMES SHIRLEY, 2 1992: BEULAH OWENS, 91 1998: TINA PIRAINO, 9 2004: NATHAN ROY HILL, 3 2006: CHARLES DALTON, 52 2008: JULIAN SLACK, 3
NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS BY PIT BULL FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS: 10 2011: MAKAYLA WOODARD, 5 ADDYSON CAMERINO, 1 2012: EUGENE CAMERON, 65 JAMES HUDSON, 1 MARY JO HUNT, 54 2013: KATHERINE ADKINS, 25 2014: BRAELYNN COULTER, 3 ALEMEANER DIAL, 83 2015: JOSHUA STROTHER, 6 2016: TALEN WEST, 7
THE SIMPLE TRUTH: THIS CHILD WAS KILLED BY PIT BREEDERS !!!!!
JANUARY 27 - LUMBERTON — Three dogs that killed a 7-year-old and injured his 8-year-old brother have tested negative for rabies, according to Robeson County Health Director Bill Smith.
One of the dogs, a male pit bull, was found dead after the attack, which killed Talan West and left Jaylan West with leg wounds. The other two dogs, which were female and mixed breed, were euthanized.
The attack occurred at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday at a home on the 2400 block of Odum Road in Lumberton, down the road from where the brothers lived.
Talan West, a first-grader at Piney Grove Elementary School, was found unresponsive with “severe puncture wounds about the body,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Both children were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where Talan West died. Jaylan West was released from the hospital after being treated for leg injuries.
Official autopsy results are not yet available for the pit bull, but Smith said it appeared the dog had SEVERE HEARTWORMS and became overexcited during the attack. Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said the dog did not have any obvious injuries after the incident.
THE FEMALE DOGS EACH HAD YOUNG PUPPIES, which were picked up by a rescue group, Smith said.
It remains unclear if anyone will be charged in the incident.
It’s the third fatal dog attack in Robeson County since 2012. In 2014, 83-year-old Alemeaner Dial suffered severe injuries when attacked by two family dogs at her home in Rowland and died later. In October 2012, Mary Jo Hunt, who worked with local animal rescue groups, was fatally attacked by one of several stray dogs she had taken in. Pit bulls or pit bull mixes were also involved in those attacks.
LUMBERTON, N.C. — One child was killed and his brother was injured after a Sunday dog attack in Robeson County.
Family members told WRAL News that 7-year-old Talen West and 8-year-old Jaylen West were playing in the woods near a home at 2484 Odum Road in Lumberton late Sunday morning when they encountered A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL. The dog attacked both children.
Emergency crews were called at about 11:20 a.m. and they found Talen West unresponsive upon arrival. The brothers were taken to Southeastern Medical Center, where Talen West died.
Authorities said he had severe puncture wounds on his body.
Jaylen West was treated for leg injuries and released.
Distraught family members said that the dog had no known history of violent tendencies when he turned on them.
“Everybody is just sad and under a lot of stress right now,” said the boy’s cousin Devin West.
Devin West said that the older brother tried to fight the dog off of his younger sibling, but was unsuccessful.
“His little brother had a machete or hatchet or something and got the dog off of him, but it was too late,” he said “He got him by his neck and broke his neck.”
Robeson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating to determine what may have provoked the dog and whether charges will be filed.
“It’s a tough investigation, especially when you lose a child,” said Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.
Family members said the dog died at the scene, possibly from exhaustion or a heart attack.
2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 3 (CHILDREN) 0 (ADULTS) PIT BULL - 2 LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC PIT BULL MIX - 1 INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA (pit bull/rottweiler mix?) 1-3 - TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS. IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 1-8/9 - PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016. 1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.