Joshua Charles Stoll, a 21-year-old from Des Moines, Iowa has been charged with a hate crime after ordering his pit bull to attack two black man Sunday evening as he hurled racial epithets. Stoll has been charged with assault in violation of individual rights causing injury — a hate crime — as well as probation violation.

It all started when Stoll, who was reportedly driving drunk with two passengers, stopped his car in front of Kanin Pierce’s  brother, a black man who was on the way to his own car which was parked in the street. Two men got out of the car and used a racial slur, according to the Des Moines Register, and that’s when the trouble began.

At the time, Pierce  he did not know the men or why they stopped, although the assailants later told police that they believed that Pierce had thrown something at their vehicle. Pierce called for his brother once the two men began walking toward him. His brother told the men to leave.

Stoll, the car’s driver, allegedly yelled “Sic ’em, Rider!” to his pit bull terrier. The dog ran toward the 24-year-old Pierce and started biting both of his arms.

Stoll had been in the car with two friends. The male passenger ran off when the attack got bad, but Valerie Lorimor stayed. Lorimor says Stoll isn’t completely innocent, but that he isn’t racist.

“A dog is going to stick up for its owner so he gets out and protects him and bites one guy and now all of a sudden the dog is a bad guy,” she told WHOtv.

Stoll repeatedly called the victim a racial slur as the dog attacked, and even as a group of four or five good Samaritans ran to help the victim, Stoll reportedly told them, “I ain’t going nowhere, (racial slur).”

“The fact that he’s outside the car yelling these racial slurs to him, then siccing his dog on him, that’s what makes it a hate crime,” Des Moines Police Sgt. Jason Halifax told WHOtv.

The bystanders who rushed in to help eventually removed the dog from the victim’s arms. Pierce’s injuries were severe and the hospital said he is in fair condition, with at least ten bite wounds that required treatment.

Multiple witnesses confirmed the victim’s and his brother’s story, according to police reports.

According to area residents, this is the second time in the past year that Stoll has been accused of using his pit bull as a weapon in an attack. In fact, it was only last July when Stoll ended up beating his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in the street. According to a police report, Stoll told police the alleged victim, “Came at him as if he were going to assault him.” No charges were ever filed in that case.

According to the ASPCA, violent pit bulls are often the result of poor ownership, and bull terrier breeds are often trained to fight by their human owners. The ASPCA’s fact sheet about pit bull cruelty points out: “Pit bulls often attract the worst kind of dog owners — people who are only interested in these dogs for fighting or protection. While pit bulls were once considered especially non-aggressive to people, their reputation has changed, thanks to unscrupulous breeders and irresponsible owners.”

Let’s hope the owners are held accountable in a court, do some real jail time for the assault, and can never own a dog again.

Stoll is currently in Polk County jail and being held on $6,000 bond.

[Image credit: Des Moines Register]

 

  • Ratcraft

    I am sorry, it wasn’t Wal-Mart, it was Kroger, you know, the store you don’t want people to be able to carry guns in. That is the store where an employee was beaten, it’s not a hate crime because he was white and thy only called him “white dew” “Day got a white dew hahaha” But just watch it and ask your self if the races were reversed what would be happening in this town. Ray Rice would be off the map in 1/2 a second. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZaIBxB3Mkw

    • kaydenpat

      Shut up and go back to Storm Front with the rest of your racist pals.

      Is Breitbart Unmasked a hate site?

      • No, Ratcraft is a troll we picked up.

      • Wald

        You are the racist here idiot,

        You are the one that is trying to down play the racism which is apparent in this video for anyone with two functioning eyes to see.

        Racism is about treating people differently based on race, that is what you are doing here, not him, you are the racist, and you are also a deluded prat if you can not see that what he is implying here is a legitimate argument, because if the shoe was on the other foot, and a group of whites attacked a black person like that, there is no way in hell that it would never get treated as anything other than a race hate crime.

        The fact that it does get treated differently, really just highlights increasing anti white racism which is prevalent in society, and the fact that you intentionally ignore it, shows who the real racist it.

        • Ummm but you are not commenting on the article, you are trying to start your OWN article in the comments by posting crap about a different topic. If you want to write an article, start a blog.

          • Wald

            Ummm but I don’t really care. Because ummm there are no rules that say that every reply has to be directed at ummm the original ummm article.

            So umm like what were you doing then? Ummm looks like you were also replying not to the original article, but instead to the ummm comments posted in the umm comments section. ummmm.

          • I wrote the article. I make the rules, lol. But we tend to allow free speech around here. Unless you’re just insulting people, and voicing no opinion at all. But I still think you would have more success and more fruitful in your goals if you had your own blog. 🙂

            Anyway, thanks for dropping by and reading. 🙂

      • Ratcraft

        What the heII was that about? Storm front? Nah, just pointing out the obvious race baiting of the left, evil white man keeping black man down garbage.

        “In the stupid is as stupid does file, James O’Keefe,”
        “Sarah Palin And Phil Robertson Are ‘Simple Minded People’
        Just a few headlines, no hate, just love from the left. Like fox news with ugly women.

  • kaydenpat

    The dog should be put down and Stoll should be charged and tried for attempted murder. Had he been properly charged when his dog was used as a weapon in the first instance, this wouldn’t have happened.

    • Floyd Wilson

      No, Stoll should be put down and the dog should be sent to a rehab facility. The dog can be fixed, this hate mongering trailer trash white devil cannot.

  • ChulaChica88

    Mr. Stoll deserve jail. The video is disturbing. These kids need to
    face the music in a serious way. No one should be attacked in such a
    vicious way. I don’t care what color the victim is, he is a human
    being. He didn’t deserve this no matter what he did. The world is full
    of ignorance and it seems young and old are playing their part. What
    would prompt one to do such a thing?? What the heck is going on in the
    mind of an individual who would attack another human being in such a
    horrific way?? I hope they identify the participants in this vicious
    attack and punish them. Injustice is injustice, no matter the victim or
    skin color.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Alexandra Semyonova:

    The year the ban was lifted, there were 180 pit bulls IN THE ENTIRE NETHERLANDS awaiting euthanisia. This was the accumulation of about five years — confiscated pit bulls waiting for court appeals to be finished so they could be put down. 99% of them had harmed someone or something.

    After the lifting of the ban, the Netherlands is back to euthanizing thousands of pit bull type dogs every single year. The very people who screamed that killing 180 in five years’ time was just too too sad, the same ones who demanded that the ban be lifted to save the lives of those 180 pit bulls — they are now casually dumping them by the thousands.

    They don’t seem to mind pit bulls dying, as long as it’s themselves doing this to pit bull type dogs.

    Aside from shelter euthanasia, dogfighting is back. Hundreds of pit bulls are dying this miserable death every year again. During the ban it was down to a couple of tens yearly.

    BSL is needed to protect the rest of us and our children and pets, but BSL is also needed to protect pit bulls against the type of person who wants them. Repealing the ban has been a disaster for the pit bulls themselves.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Hot Springs Daily

    Friday, January 03, 2014

    Affidavit Released In Fatal Bullmastiff Attack

    The bullmastiff/pitbull mix that attacked and killed 75-year-old Joan Kappen Nov. 21 is from the same litter as a dog that killed a 5-year-old Jessieville boy June 9, according to an affidavit.

    That’s according to KARK, a content news partner with Hot Springs Daily.

    Warrants have been issued for Brande Michelle Coy and her daughter Emily Ann Coy. Brande is wanted for manslaughter, unlawful dog attack and harboring a vicious animal. Emily Ann Coy has a warrant for harboring a vicious animal.

    The findings of the Hot Springs Village Police Department also reveal the dog known as ‘Patrone’ had a history of aggression, biting or snapping at a number of people on multiple occasions.

    “Brande Coy knew or had to reason to know that the bullmastiff/pitbul mix breed dog (Patrone) had a propensity to attack, cause injury, or endanger the safety of other persons without provocation,” the affidavit states.

    Brande Coy told investigators Patrone had bitten her sister in the face two months prior to Kappen’s attack. Emily Coy revealed to an animal control officer that the dog would “bite out of fear.”

    The affidavit also states that Emily Coy had been bitten on two separate occasions, and she was aware that Patrone had bit a neighbor in face in July 2012.

    “Brande Coy recklessly allowed the dog to attack another person. Brande acted recklessly by allowing the dog out in a public area unsupervised and unsecured. Accoriding to witnesses, the dog had also been allowed out in a public area unsupervised and unsecure on at least one occasion to the incident involving Kappen.”

    In conclusion:

    “The action of recklessly allowing the dog out in a public area unsupervised and unsecured contributed to and resulted in the death of Kappen.”

  • Thomas McCartney

    Psychological Characteristics Owners of High Risk for Aggression Dog Breeds published in Psychology Today, March 16, 2009 by Stanley Coren, Ph.D., F.R.S.C.

    “In 2006, Jaclyn Barnes led headed a team of researchers in Cincinnati which looked at the behaviors of owners of high risk for aggression dog breeds. Specifically they collected data from the Hamilton County Clerk of Courts in Ohio looking for evidence of criminal convictions.tough guy and dog

    A total of 166 owners of high risk dogs were compared with 189 owners of low risk dogs. The high risk dog owners had nearly 10 times more criminal convictions than other dog owners.

    Breaking the data down by categories of criminal behavior they found that high risk dog owners were 6.8 times more likely to be convicted of an aggressive crime, 2.8 times more likely to have carried out a crime involving children, 2.4 times more likely to have perpetrated domestic violence, and 5.4 times more likely to have an alcohol related conviction when compared to low risk dog owners.

    Since criminal behaviors are most often associated with particular personality patterns it was inevitable that some researchers would take the next step and determine if ownership of dog breeds that were considered to be high risk for aggression is associated with particular personality characteristics as well.

    Sure enough, a psychologist, Laurie Ragatz, led a team of researchers from West Virginia University and they have recently published their study in The Journal of Forensic Sciences.

    In the West Virginia study data was collected data from 869 college students who completed an anonymous online questionnaire. It asked them about the type of dog that they owned, their history of criminal behaviors and attitudes towards animal abuse.

    In addition it took some measures of their personality including any some measures that are often associated with psychopathic tendencies. It’s only a correlational study but the results are thought provoking.

    The first thing to note is that this recent research seems to confirm the earlier study by the Cincinnati team. A significant difference in criminal behavior was found based on dog ownership type. Owners of high risk dog breeds were significantly more likely to admit to violent criminal behavior, compared to large dog owners, small dog owners, and people who did not own dogs.

    The high risk dog breed owner sample also reported that they engaged in more types of criminal behavior compared to all other participant groups of criminal behavior (i.e., violent, property, drug, and status).

    The interesting addition to our knowledge that that this study provides has to do with the personality characteristics of the high risk dog owners.

    In general high risk dog breed owners were significantly more likely to engage in sensation seeking and risky behaviors. As a group they were also more careless, selfish and had stronger manipulative tendencies. They also seemed to engage in more self-defeating behaviors than the low risk dog owners.

    One final distressing finding suggests that the high risk for aggression dog breed owners did not appear to be as well bonded to their dogs as the other groups of dog owners.

    This conclusion comes from the fact that their attitudes were much more accepting of the maltreatment or abuse of animals than was found for owners of low risk for aggression dog breeds.”

  • Thomas McCartney

    About 31,400 dogs attacked about 61,500 other animals in the U.S. in 2013, killing 43,500 and seriously injuring 18,100.

    The animals killed included about 12,000 dogs, 8,000 cats, 6,000 hooved animals, and 17,000 other small domestic animals, primarily poultry.

    The seriously injured included about 12,400 dogs, 4,000 cats, and 1,700 hooved animals. Few small mammals and poultry survived reported dog attacks.

    Pit bulls inflicted 99% of the total fatal attacks on other animals (43,000); 96% of the fatal attacks on other dogs (11,520); 95% of the fatal attacks on livestock (5,700) and on small mammals and poultry (16,150); and 94% of the fatal attacks on cats (11,280).

    About 30,000 pit bulls were involved in attacks on other animals, many of them killing multiple other animals.

    There are about 3.2 million pit bulls in the U.S. at any given time, according to the annual ANIMAL PEOPLE surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption via online classified ads.

    Thus in 2013 about one pit bull in 107 killed or seriously injured another animal, compared with about one dog in 50,000 of other breeds.

    Complete details of the year-long epidemiological survey that produced these estimates will appear in the January/February edition of ANIMAL PEOPLE.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Yes, Pitbulls ARE Dangerous Dogs!

    Pitbulls are dangerous dogs – In numbers.

    Pitbulls are dangerous dogs

    Pitbulls ARE dangerous dogs, no doubt about it. The same way numbers are hard and cold.

    Numbers transcend time and space, unlike loose words and affectionate opinions.

    They appeal to what is rational, we seek them to answer problems, to solve difficulty, to design and plan and envision a better world for the collectivity.

    “We compared data for patients attacked by

    pit bull-type dogs to those attacked by other breeds and

    found patients attacked by pit bulls had more severe injuries,

    higher hospital charges and

    a higher risk of death.”

    John K. Bini and Stephen M. Cohn, San Antonio, TX.

    Trauma surgeons, physicians.

    That is the goal of an educated humanity and civilization. Among us there are those who are keeping score at our arm-chair, those who had a collision with the “game of chance”, and we have the actuarial scientists who compile the numbers and we use them to make policy.

    Pitbulls ARE dangerous. Vicious. Unpredictable.

    Policy for humanity, to create a more civil and just world. Those numbers are now speaking. This is a list of just a few numbers compiled for pit bulls.

    The list for why pitbulls are dangerous, in numbers:

    $92.7 million – Dog bite claims totaled $92.7 million for 2,400 claims in California (Insurance Information Institute, 2011). Source.

    $500,000 – The typical cost of settlements in attacks by pit bulls and Rottweilers causing death or serious injury is an average of a half million dollars. The amount of $29,396 was the average cost of a dog bite case in 2011. Source.

    3000 % – Pit bulls and Rottweilers do three times more killing and maiming than all other dogs combined, meaning that their actuarial risk is approximately 3000% higher than that of the average dog. Source.

    2,500 – More than 2,500 times higher risk of killing than Labradors. Source.

    789% – Over the past decade, there was an increase of 789% in the number of life-threatening pit bull attacks (attacks on children were up 876%; attacks on adults were up 490%; fatalities were up 388%; and maimings were up 1269%.). Source.

    66% – 80% – Over 2/3 (66% – 80%) of the pit bulls who end up at the shelter are surrendered by their owners. Source.

    65% – Pit bulls are responsible for 65 percent of all fatal dog attacks nationally. Source.

    • Thomas McCartney

      58% – Fifty eight percent of dogs euthanized at shelters are pit bull types.

      44% – Forty four percent of Seeing Eye teams have reported being attacked by other dogs. Source.

      25% – A fourth of all dog bite claims were by due to pit bull bites. Source.

      14 – Every fourteen days, someone in the U.S. is killed by a pit bull.

      14 – Pitbuls are fourteen times more likely to escape their confines. Source.

      11th – Eleventh in popularity – *American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers and Staffordshire Bull Terriers, ranked 11th in popularity among 16 AKC-registered breeds and had by far the highest risk of killing — more than 2,500 times higher than Labs. Source.

      9 – Owners of dangerous breeds are more than 9 times more likely to have been convicted for a crime involving children and more than Source.

      8 – Eight times more likely to have been charged with drug crimes than owners of low-risked licensed dogs. Source.

      6 – Six times more likely to kill their owners. Source.

      5.4 – Every 5.4. days, a body part is severed and lost in a pit bull attack . Source.

      3 – Owners of dangerous dogs are more than three times more likely to have been convicted of domestic abuse. Source.

      1/3 of all home insurance claims are dog bites (25% of them, pit bull bites). Source.

      3 – It is estimated that pit bull type dogs represent 3% of the total population of dogs in the U.S.A.. Source.

      1 – The Leading biters in 25 states. Source.

      1 – The Leading biters, nationally. Source.

      1 – Leading in deaths and serious disfigurements and maimings. Source.

      (U.S. statistics only)

      So, is there any way a decent person would deny that Pitbulls ARE dangerous dogs? No, there isn’t.

      Well, those numbers may be Even higher

      The U.S.A. does not have standardized legislation regarding dangerous animals from state to state. Also, dog bite injuries aren’t reportable, according to CDC Centers for Disease Control guidance, so such data are captured inconsistently, probably underestimating the magnitude of this problem.

      The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates 885,000 people per year require medical attention for dog bites, for overall types of breeds. In 2010, over 35,000 Americans required reconstructive surgery as a result of dog attacks.

  • Thomas McCartney

    “A righteous man regardeth the life of his animals. Proverbs 12:10″…

    Merritt Clifton “To add a note of relative precision to Jeff Borchardt’s comments above, the U.S. population of pit bulls and close pit mixes has increased from circa 2.8 million in 2003 to circa 3.2 million today.

    Owner surrenders of pit bulls & pit mixes to shelters, which are about two-thirds of shelter intake, and impoundments, which are about one third, have held steady at about a million per year.

    The number of pit bulls killed per year in shelters has averaged about 910,000 per year.

    Of the pit bulls in homes at any given time, about a third are under one year of age.

    Of the remainder, roughly half will arrive at shelters within one year.

    Among all other breeds of dog, only about 5% ever arrive at a shelter.”

  • UOENO IT

    6000 dollar bond for a hate crime, Plus a probation violation? Whites have it made when dealing with the system. Fed’s must haven’t taken the case yet.