Argus & Fiona the beautiful puppies gunned down in West Vincent are never far from our minds. We are so happy that the generosity of so many have helped the Bock family begin to heal, but we sit and we wait for justice to be served. (and the photo is from one of the folks on the Justice For Argus & Fiona Page – isn’t it cute? Thanks Lynne!)
Surely intolerable cruelty will not go unanswered, right?
I can report that as per the Bock family, Mr. Pilotti was arraigned yesterday – it was scheduled for today originally. The DA told Mary Bock that the trial will be within 180 days, except I pulled the docket and see a trial date for mid-May so I do not know what to think. In my opinion I see these dates as fluid, but I am not a lawyer.
I was distressed to hear that perhaps the District Attorney’s office is unhappy with all the media attention? If true, what did they expect? The beloved puppies of a family with a bunch of small kids got shot in cold blood, so is the public NOT supposed to be outraged?
I also hear that Mr. Pilotti’s gun has not yet been confiscated, and shouldn’t it have been? (things are much easier when you just watch Law & Order on TV, right?) And I have been told by those who know better than I that the weapon he used to shoot those dogs should have been confiscated pending the outcome of the trial quite a while ago, so why hasn’t it? Does he dress it up and call it Bessie or something?
So here is the docket – it lists the ADA assigned as a Kevin Pierce . I will also provide the link to where I downloaded it – on the PA Unified Judicial System Web site.
Please keep those letters, calls and e-mails going to elected officials about changing the laws and this case BUT we remain firm on we don’t want hate speech on the Facebook page or here, and cannot condone violence or inappropriate behavior.
This issue will soon have a day in court and we hope PEACEABLY many will join the Bocks on that day. But until then, please give Chester Springs a break. There should be no sight-seeing tour, that is gruesome.
You will note one other thing on the docket I am about to post. And that is Mr. Pilotti has applied for ARD. ARD is Accelerated Rehabilitation Disposition. It is a program in PA designed for first-time non-violent offenders. People who get DUIs the first time often go through this if accepted.
I hate to split hairs or be mean about it, but how is it Mr. Pilotti considers himself non-violent? Wouldn’t you think it would be quite embarrassing and impossible for the District Attorney to allow this? Does someone who shoots dogs and then leaves voice mails for neighbors about it qualify as non-violent? Please note this isn’t a gun thing – this is a HOW he used the gun thing.
The docket currently lists May 15th for the court date of the criminal trial. However, like I said, if the District Attorney’s office has suddenly grown media shy, there may be another incidence of hidey-case and they might quick move it again, but we hope for the best, right? We would hate to think that the District Attorney doesn’t really care about this, right?