Randy Balko of the Cato Institute has written extensively on this issue and has on line map with summary details about many of the atrocities around the country. There are links to Balko's work in the message I'm forwarding down below your message.
There is an online petition related to saving dogs and highlighting the Calvo case at "dont shoot my dog"
http://protectourdogs.blogspot.com/ and some other sites.
If you find an appropriate activist group, please let all of us know. In the meantime, we should all work for the removal of the sheriff and those deputies of his who do not know right from wrong and do not believe in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
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On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 5:08 PM, Timothy W. Saffell
I've been reading all of the articles about the violation of civil
rights, cruelty to animals, etc. illustrated by the invasion of the
Mayor's home and the murder of his dogs.
What I'd like to know is if anyone knows of any organization that is
actually doing something to bring those accountable to task and to stop
this sort of thing from happening in the future. I'd be interested in
joining such a group, helping to write letters, make phone calls,
whatever is necessary, even contribute money if there was a consolidated
effort being made.
Anyone know of such a group?
Subject: Sheriff Michael Jackson Should Resign:
Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2008 15:25:59 -0600
Overkill: The Rise of Paramilitary Police Raids in America
By Radley Balko
No-Knock Raids - A special report on the militarization of law
enforcement and the dramatic rise in the use of paramilitary police units for
routine police work.
That's some background information that you might appreciate.
The Calvo family isn't the first...and it won't be the last. Your family
could be next. My family could be next.
Law enforcement agencies don't just kill innocent dogs in such 'raids.' Every
year, more than 300 innocent Americans are killed and/or severely injured by
law enforcement agents in these "mistaken" raids. The lives of thousands of
other innocents are permanently disrupted, their reputations and livelihood
damaged beyond repair. Most of these SWAT team raids are breaking down doors
to serve warrants for non-violent crimes. They're serving a simple bench
warrant. Most of these SWAT teams are not breaking down the doors of
violent criminals such as murderers, gang-bangers, armed robbers, rapists or
even child molesters. Federal, state and local governments have by-passed the
Constitution and the Posse Comitatus Act and have militarized Federal, state
and local 'civilian' police departments.
Be assured that more than one family in your state has had this happen to
them, which can be said of every state in the Union. Had Mayor Calvo not been
who he was, living where he lived, and had he not known exactly what to do
and say to protect his rights, you would have read and heard an entirely
different story from the media, if you had read or heard about it at all.
Imagine more than a dozen Waco or Ruby Ridge-type events happening each and
every day in America...and you'll have a grasp of the reality of what
'freedom' in contemporary America truly means.
This is not an issue about left vs right, Republican vs Democrat or
religion vs secularism. This is not about race or nationality or even about
the poor vs the wealthy. This is about Freedom.
Governments are about control and tyranny. Aside from controlling you,
governments don't care who you are. The bigger the government, the worse the
Warren "Bones" Bonesteel
Author and Researcher