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Man convicted for kicking dog to death

TT/The Local/pvs · 25 Aug 2011, 16:13

Published: 25 Aug 2011 16:13 GMT+02:00

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The man was convicted and sentenced in Norrköping for an incident which took place in Navestad in eastern Sweden in October 2010.

The Golden Retriever puppy, named "Angel", lived to only ten weeks old after its run in with the man while on a walk in the park with its owner.

"I was carrying my daughter in one arm and had the dog on a lead. When the telephone rang I dropped the lead," the woman told the court on Thursday, according to a report in the local Norrköpings Tidning daily.

The man reportedly "went crazy" as the puppy approached and proceeded to deliver a direct kick to the dog's midriff.

The owner and her daughter were able to retrieve the family pet from the bushes in the park and carry their newly adopted family member home, but Angel later died from the injuries.

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The man later claimed that he intervened to protect his son who became scared of the approaching dog.

He claimed in court that he lost his balance and accidentally kicked the puppy, but this version of events was contradicted by witness testimony.

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17:23 August 25, 2011 by Watchtower777
I would like to give him a swift kick in his balls and claim I fell down..
17:46 August 25, 2011 by Tysknaden
Maybe the son needs protection. Father seems to be a little... out of mental and emotional balance.
20:13 August 25, 2011 by Twiceshy
If someone killed my dog for no reason it might be me ending up in prison or paying a fine...
20:19 August 25, 2011 by darky
Not everyone likes these animals so u who own them should endeavor to control them when u meet other people. Cos I do kick dogs as well.
20:20 August 25, 2011 by Twiceshy
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20:39 August 25, 2011 by skumdum
This 47-year-old "Swedish" man isn't really Swedish at all. His name is Vincent Nyandwi and comes from Burundi. Why is the Local constantly lying?
20:59 August 25, 2011 by Roy E
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22:08 August 25, 2011 by capheda
@skumdum This is PRECISELY why the Swedish media should be HONEST. If the Swedish media weren't trying to hide crimes of people of foreign background, then people could react in a rational way. But instead, when an immigrant does something like this, their background is hidden, which creates even more resentment towards the background of the dog-killer. This is the HUGE mistake of the Swedish people and media, and is the mistake which resulted in Norway's terrorist attack. The Swedish MEDIA and PEOPLE must treat all people equal, realizing that people from certain countries may HATE dogs, but FORCE those people to accept the law in Sweden, for face situations like these. If Sweden fails to enforce Swedish customs and laws within Sweden, then people will start resenting everyone who resembles the dog-killer, despite the fact that there are people from Burundi here who like the Swedish customs.
23:37 August 25, 2011 by The Grand Master
I don't care less where he comes from-Sweden, Africa, Mars, he's scum. He's welcome to try and kick my dog when I'm out for a walk with him, it would be the quickest way for him to end up in the emergency department of the local hospital. Those who pick on the weakest in society using violence, whether it be children, the old, the sick or even defenseless animals really have no place on this earth, exterminate them.
23:39 August 25, 2011 by reason
I was bitten in the face by a dog as a kid. You cannot predict a strange dog's behavior and I wouldn't hesitate to kick an unleashed dog away from a child. As darky said above; if you feel you must keep these animals in the city, it's up to you to keep them away from others.
23:39 August 25, 2011 by DAVID T
I'd love to introduce him to my dog Tyson
00:14 August 26, 2011 by Tysknaden
I feel oblieged to protect even the most wretched dog from being attacked by soziopathological people.
01:16 August 26, 2011 by Earth Man
I totally praise the Swedish Justice System for sentencing this 47-year-old man to probation and fined him the equivalent of 100 days pay for animal cruelty IF he kicked another man of his size to death.

However, since this coward and cruel man did that to an innocent Golden Retriever puppy and still did lied about it and not showing any sense of remorse, I think the Swedish Justice System has committed a crime. This man should deserve the following punishments:

1. His legs should be broken so that he will never be able to kick again.

2. His mouth should be smashed with a sledgehammer so that he will never be able to lie about his cruel acts again.

3. His balls should be crushed by a nut cracker so that he will never be able to produce another cruel person like him.

From now to the end of this cruel man's life, anyone who sees him, please do those three things to him. That will also teach other cruel people in the world think seven times before they try to follow his footstep.
02:30 August 26, 2011 by GLO
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09:36 August 26, 2011 by stenhuggaren

The man's origin is absolutely irrelevant. Are any of you boneheads seriously suggesting that white people are never cruel to animals?
09:41 August 26, 2011 by mamegoma
Some people do stupid things to get a dog's attention. Like pretending to bark, whistling, or even waving their arms. I have had people do this to my dog, so when my dog hurries off to them on the leash, they get angry at me for "not controlling" my animal. Well don't give the animal attention then, idiots.

I have also seen many people just get freaked out by any dog. Especially children. Parents need to introduce dogs to children at a younger age so they don't freak out. Because when they freak out, the dog freaks out as well and may bark, sniff them, or jump on them (even though with no intention to hurt them). My dog is smart enough to be offer her leash and leave people alone, but when people get the dog's attention or kids do weird things, the dog takes notice.

A lot of people are just uneducated about dogs and assume the worst. Not all dogs are super aggressive and not all dogs are super tame. I have a hunting type dog and she is extremely aware and alert of weird/new things (but she doesn't hunt). She is very nice and I wouldn't say she wouldn't hurt a fly (because she does "hunt" the bugs in our apartment). :P

Anyways, a sad tale. I would be super pissed if someone kicked my dog and probably kick them back.
09:41 August 26, 2011 by Snoopy!
Hej "darky & reason" were talking about a 10 week old Golden retriever not a fully grown dog ! for all the simpletons that don't know what 10 weeks looks like

here´s a you tube link ( warning some of you might end up in tears after reading what this sick farker! did ) He should have been given 100 days in prison & the other inmates should be notified in advanced of what he´s in for . 100 days in prison should be plenty of time for him to receive a GOOD KICKING ! .
10:16 August 26, 2011 by StockholmSam
I am a die-hard dog lover, I have had them all my life and I hate to hear about animal abuse. But at the same time I detest people who let their dogs run loose in public city parks. I know this person "dropped" her leash by accident, but once the dog is loose, the dog is loose. She should have been a bit more careful about dropping the leash when her phone rang and it is too bad this played out the way it did, but if a loose dog comes running up to my young child, I am not going to waste precious time trying to figure out whether the dog is friendly or not, how old the dog is, or how society and the law will react...I am going to protect my child by any means necessary. Is there not a leash law in Norrköping that applies here? If there is a leash law, then the dog owner was at fault. No leash law, then it becomes trickier but I feel the man had a right to protect his son if he felt there was a legitimate threat. Unfortunately, I think some details of the man's behavior have been left out so I find it hard to decide whether to applaud or reject the court's decision.
12:27 August 26, 2011 by Svensksmith
Sounds like Mr. Puppykicker needs to spend some community service hours...at a dog kennel.
16:02 August 26, 2011 by nyh2o
what a sad s.o.b.
19:08 August 26, 2011 by Kublai
The 'swedish' man Vincent Nyandwi was NOT fined the equivalent of 100 days pay. He was fined 7000 kronor (just over 1000 dollar). And being 'swedish' I don't think there is much chance of him paying that fine anyway.
07:18 August 28, 2011 by jimmyjames
The man should be put in jail. I have zero tolerance towards cruelty to animals and the molestation of children. However, I must say I agree with Mr. " capheda " regarding the Local's propensity towards propoganda, specifically the politically correct type of cesorship, propoganda, and dis-information regarding their constant attempts to conceal the fact that perpetrators of crime and heinous acts are not ethnically Swedish. It makes the newspaper appear very unprofessional and Big Brotherish. In the USA many newspapers do the exact same thing regarding Blacks ( Afican- Americans) and Mexicans. The citizens know the groups that commit the most crime for pete's sake. In the USA Blacks are very active in dog fighting and the Mexicans are very big on cock fighting. These are known, obvious facts.

When media outlets embark on this type of censorship of the TRUTH they loose all credibility and become a gossip rag that has no serious respect. Again this is just a statement of TRUTH. Once your caught lying on one thing the citizens MUST assume the "news" media source will and does premeditatedly lie about other occurances.

This is exactly the reason the North Korean, previous Soviet Union, Syria, and other Big Brother state's "news media" s have no credibility of serious merit. Because they manipulate the facts.......of course the elite know whats best.....they do it for "the people".....bla,bla,bla

Proper news media report the facts and the truth. They are not so arrogant as to presume to know what is best for the people or what the people need to know. They simply report the facts and the truth. This social engineering by self-styled elites and self-ordained intellectuals is the height of arrogance and the province of fools.
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