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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:47 AM
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Banker beats landlord's dog (with 7 wk old pups) to death (warning: infuriating)
Yes he is going to jail but this still makes one's blood boil...

Tafik Habib, 40, pleaded guilty to "overdriving, torturing and injuring" an animal, a violation of the state's agricultural law. He admitted to the court he kicked the 15-pound (6.8-kilogram) dog and beat her with an umbrella.

The terrier, named Sasha, was nearly 3 years old and had a litter of 7-week-old puppies. Her owner, Elefterios Bonaros, wept profusely as Habib pleaded guilty to killing the dog on Jan. 10 in Bonaros' Upper West Side Manhattan apartment.

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"When I got back I knew something was wrong because the dogs didn't come to meet me," he said in the courthouse lobby. Bonaros said he found Sasha inside, covered with a towel; her head had been smashed. Sasha's mate, Rocky, died a few months later, he said.


:cry:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2008/11/19/america/NA-US...


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YOY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:53 AM
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1. Are the pups OK? I didn't read it right perhaps.
Horrible...
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:58 AM
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5. yes they were unharmed
the owner has named one for the dog he lost.
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LiberalEsto Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:54 AM
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2. What a sick fuck
Why couldn't he just move to another apartment?
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:54 AM
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3. May he be beaten to death in jail
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SammyWinstonJack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 04:32 PM
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12. I hope in this case, 'what goes around, comes around'. I really hate people, sometimes.
:mad:
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nykym Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:54 AM
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4. The article states the pups are ok
If I were the judge I think community service in an animal shelter would have been more fitting a punishment.
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LisaL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 08:59 AM
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6. Hah? Would you think a proper punishment for a child abuser
is to do a community service in a child care?
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 09:01 AM
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7. I have to disagree -- this guy should be nowhere near dogs
I wish the owner had taken this to trial -- the guy was eligible for a year in prison. Community service is just wrong -- why should volunteers have to work side by side with f*ing criminals and psychos like this guy?
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surrealAmerican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 10:27 AM
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8. I'm with you. This guy would very likely abuse more ...
... animals in that setting.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 02:50 PM
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9. A fucking BANKER who says animals are" useless and served no purpose"???!!!
That's the height of hypocrisy

Fuck Habib
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KurtNYC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 04:29 PM
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11. perhaps he thought John McCain's beloved "bailout" referred to jail
bail.
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 03:02 PM
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10. For his community service let him clean up the pit bull cages with the pits still in them.
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Teddy Bonaros Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:21 PM
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13. The Cruel Death of my dog Sasha by Murderer Tafik Habib
I would like to thank all that have posted  here with regards
to the horrific murder by Tafik Habib of my Beautiful Boston
Terrier Sasha. Tafik pleaded guilty by plea bargain with the
DA's Office I did not at any time have a choice, all along I
wanted it to go to trial, but did not have the aurhority to
request such, regardless that I was Sasha's owner. What I
hope is that all that will read this will write INS in New
York and have this Murderer deported back to his country of
Columbia, Tafik Habib is here on a work visa and was fired
from his job in March from his employment HBSC Bank becuase
of the arrest in Jan when he murdered without remorse my
beautiful Sasha. Sasha all she ever did was wanting to give
and recieve love in the form of kisses and hugs, always
waking me in the morning with her Good Morning Kisses now I
ll never have again. This man is a true monster who has
voiced his dislike for dogs as well as towards woman. He was
given 175 hours of community service at a AIDS Hospice called
Housing Works (God help those patients and hope he is
carefully supervised not to kill another living being as he
has no respect for life proven by his own admission of
killing my dog). Please also write Congress to Federally
change the laws regarding the punishment given. This
punishment was lame - 6 days for killing a life totally
ridiculous, should have been the maximum allowed one year and
that is troo very little for the crime he committed, the
sentance is a slap in my face and soul of my Sasha as well as
everyones face that has ever owned or loved an animal. I lost
Sasha's sire Rocky in September Rocky had seisures starting
the day after she died and died in my arms Sept 20. Again
thank you for your thoughts and feel free to email me at
ucted@aol.com to share your thoughts driectly with me...In
loving memory of my Sasha  Teddy Bonaros
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:26 PM
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15. My heart goes out to you, sir. Such a despicable act deserves harsh punishment.
:hug:
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tkmorris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:31 PM
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16. We are very sorry for your loss
Currently in our home we have 2 dogs, 1 cat, 3 kittens, and one very large rabbit. If anyone treated ANY of them the way Mr. Habib did your Sasha I would be furious at a sentence of 6 days plus community service. I will write to whatever authorities seem appropriate to express my opinion on the laxity of the sentence, in the hopes that the laws can be toughened enough to act as deterrent to anyone else acting as he did. I doubt that anything will be done to correct his sentence, but I should think at the very least his VISA will be revoked.

Take care Mr. Bonaros, and know that you have many fellow travelers in the world.

:grouphug:
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meow2u3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:38 PM
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18. Sorry for your loss, Teddy...btw, welcome to DU!
If I wrote the law, that canicidal maniac would get 20 years in the pen, not just a slap on the wrist. People, if you want to call them people, who kill animals in cold blood rarely stop there.

That bastard lost his job and he decided to take his frustrations out on a helpless little animal--your beloved little girl!? That burns me up!!! :grr:
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:42 PM
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19. Sorry for your loss. Personally, I'd sue him.
Yup, great strides have been made in the civil court's pain and suffering department for the deliberate killing of a beloved pet.

His work visa should be yanked now that he's a felon.
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BronxBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:52 PM
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20. Condolences....
If it was one of my dogs, it would have taken an extreme amount of restraint not to kill that guy.

Welcome to DU
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KayLaw Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:04 PM
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21. I'm so sorry.
And you're right. His punishment is nowhere harsh enough.
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readmoreoften Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:07 PM
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22. I'm so sorry for the loss of your pups.
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:39 PM
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23. Very sorry about your little Sasha, Mr. Bonaros
:hug:

I'd also like to second flvegan's suggestion above that you sue him.
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Withywindle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 04:55 PM
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24. My condolences - I'm so sorry for your loss.
It's beyond our comprehension here how someone could do something like this to an innocent animal - and I don't want to understand it, I don't ever want to be the kind of person who could even think of such a thing. I agree, the sentence is an insult too. An AIDS hospice? That scumbag has already proved beyond a doubt he doesn't have a shred of empathy or compassion, why the hell would they send him to do a job that requires those things above all else? What "community" does that "serve" - the sociopath "community?"

:hug:
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 05:02 PM
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25. So Sorry
The fellow should be deported - he exhibits psychopathic behavior.
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SalmonChantedEvening Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 05:26 PM
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26. Condolences and love for Sasha and you Teddy
:hug: :cry: :hug:

If you choose to, please stay with us here on DU. It's a truly great community of passionte souls.
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northernlights Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 05:55 PM
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28. I am so sorry for your loss
of Sasha and Rocky, and for the horrible circumstances surrounding their deaths.

The sentence is a slap in the face to all of us.
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:26 PM
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14. Wow!
How could anyone beat a dog to death like that? Some people are heartless.
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Bluebear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 03:33 PM
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17. 'plea deal requires him to do 175 hours of community service at an AIDS hospice' NOOOO!
Who WANTS him at a hospice??? Lock him up!
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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-21-08 05:28 PM
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27. my condolences
Edited on Fri Nov-21-08 05:30 PM by Locrian
So sorry for you loss. How do we write to INS to get this sleaze-ball deported? Do you have an address to post or a contact name at INS?
I did a search but I can only find a pretty generic US emall address.

"What I hope is that all that will read this will write INS in New
York and have this Murderer deported back to his country of
Columbia, Tafik Habib is here on a work visa and was fired
from his job in March"
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