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Demonstrators at N. Ridgeville library protesting the killing of five kittens Demonstrators at N. Ridgeville library protesting the killing of five kittens
Demonstrators at N. Ridgeville library protesting the killing of five kittens Demonstrators at N. Ridgeville library protesting the killing of five kittens
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  • Neighbors say inhumane officer shot and killed kittens

    Protest over how kittens were killed

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 8:28 PM EDT2013-06-13 00:28:00 GMT
    Mum's the word today at City Hall in North Ridgeville after a humane officer shot and killed five kittens. That humane officer, Barry Accorti, is back on the job today after a couple days off.More >>
    Mum's the word today at City Hall in North Ridgeville after a humane officer shot and killed five kittens. That humane officer, Barry Accorti, is back on the job after a couple days off.More >>
NORTH RIDGEVILLE, OH (WOIO) -

After hearing that the humane officer who shot the kittens had been cleared of wrongdoing by the Chief of Police in North Ridgeville, angry residents organized a demonstration.

The demonstrators made it very clear what they think of humane officer Barry Accorti who shot and killed five kittens.

"These cops think that they're above the law and I cannot believe that he's going to get away with this," said Karen Hartman.

Greg Helton also spoke out against the officer's actions, "I think he should be fired."

As their sign said, they think Accorti was inhumane.   

"What do you think of his common sense," asked reporter George Smith. "He doesn't have any," answered Kelly Smick.

Accorti killed five feral kittens in the backyard of a home as the homeowner and her children looked on.

The North Ridgeville police department's Facebook page was flooded with angry comments and based on the number of people demonstrating, there's still a lot of anger.

Kelly Smick added, "He needs to be fired and then he needs to be prosecuted and charged for five counts of animal cruelty."

"We're talking little eight to ten week old kittens.  Did not pose any kind of threat to this officer.  He could have put on a pair of leather gloves, picked up the kittens, put 'em in a box and took them away and handled it separately.  But to do it in front of children and families is just unacceptable," said  Greg Helton.

For now, it looks like the protests are in vain.  Officer Accorti is still on the job in North Ridegville. 

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