Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Contact information for those who want to make their opinions count and their voices heard!

*This is a sticky post*

Please, send out emails, make phone calls, write letters!  Together we can really make a difference!  Let's make Max's voice heard!!!

Jeffrey Salmon - officer who killed Max:

Chief of Police - Robert Fager:
(310) 349-2810 

Press Information Officer - Lieutenant Scott Swain:
Desk:  (310) 349-2835
Cell:  (310) 345-2348

Mayor - Daniel Juarez:
(310) 643-6139

City Manager - Mike Goodson:
(310) 349-2908

City Clerk - Norb Huber:
(310) 349-2915

Watch Commander’s Office: (310) 349-2727
Operations Division Captain: (310) 349-2802
Human Resources: (310) 349-2950
Non-Emergency: (310) 675-4443

District Attorney's Office:
County of Los Angeles
210 West Temple Street, Suite 18000
Los Angeles, CA 90012-3210
Phone (213) 974-3512
Fax (213) 974-1484

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department:
Sheriff - Leroy D. Baca
4700 Ramona Blvd.
Monterey Park, CA 91754
 Questions and Information:
(323) 267-4848
 News Media:
(323) 267-4800 
 Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau:
(323) 267-4800

Administrative Office:
5026 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90016
Phone: (888) SPCA-LA1 (772-2521)
Fax: (323) 730-5333
Report Animal Cruelty: (800) 540-7722, ext 285
Donations: (888)772-2521, ext 233
Volunteer Services: (888)772-2521, ext 300
FREE Animal Behavior Hotline: (888) 772-2521, ext 260

The Governor of CA:
Governor Jerry Brown
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841 
Fax: (916) 558-3160

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hawthorne Police Kill Dog

For those who don't know what happened to Max, this is the YouTube video, which has been viewed over 4,500,000 times in the last few days...

Please share this video and sign the petition for Max at

Justice has to be done for Max, and together we can make a difference...
Max was a beautiful dog, who never harmed a soul... His life was taken for granted and treated as insignificant and meaningless...

There is a debate going on all over the internet over who was right and who was wrong, and who caused this situation to happen...
But please, keep in mind that no matter who provoked the situation, it should have been dealt with in a different manner, and different measures should have been taken in order to tame Max...
Even if this "officer" (Jeffrey Salmon) judged Max as a threat he could and should have approached him with a taiser or pepper spray, and not a gun... Max reacted - he was not a life threat, and even so only when he was provoked to do so, after having obeyed his owner (Mr. Leon Rosby) to stand back...  

Mr. Leon suffered a terrible loss... His friend and life companion has been unjustly executed in front of him... So lets show what Max's life is worth, and let his voice be heard!  Let Max be our voice, so that we make a change in this world and make sure that this will never happen again!

And if you are willing to take a moment, please read up on Jeffery Salmon's prior history, and you will understand why this video is so important and why he should not be wearing that uniform... Is this who we want to be "served and protected" by???

Monday, July 29, 2013

Hawthorne Police Department Pays $1,000,000 To Settle Police Brutality & Corruption Lawsuit

The Hawthorne Police Department paid One Million Dollars to a Settle Lawsuit in which it was alleged a man was kicked in the face while handcuffed and then falsely prosecuted along with his wife to cover up the brutality. Evidence the plaintiffs were prepared to present at trial included a photograph of an officer appearing to kick the handcuffed plaintiff in the face and a surveillance video allegedly depicting officers high-fiving each other as the injured plaintiff suffered from a broken jaw.

You will find the original article here.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Leon Rosby's Emotional Interview

Leon Rosby's emotional interview in which he describes the horrible incident of his dog, Max being unjustly executed in front of his eyes by a Hawthorne police officer, Jeffrey Salmon.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Leon Rosby, Owner Of Max, Killed By Hawthorne Police Speaks out!

Mr. Leon Rosby describes the horrible incident of his dog, Max being murdered in front of him by a Hawthorne police officer, Jeffrey Salmon...

Friday, July 26, 2013

Justice For Max Peace Rally

Saturday, July 6, 2013 there was a ‎#JUSTICEFORMAX protest...

Hawthorne PD, 12501 Hawthorne Blvd, Hawthorne, CA

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM.

(They've almost reached their goal of 100,000 signatures!  Just a few more to go!  You can make a difference!)

Thursday, July 25, 2013

This is for Max...

MAX was unjustly and brutally shot 4 times on June 30th, 2013 by a Hawthorne (LA) police officer named Jeffrey Salmon...
Lets make his life count, and lets make some difference so that this never happens again...
Rest in peace, Max...
We love you...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Important recap by Charles Walton!

Please watch this video, made by the amazing Charles Walton...  He took the time to recap this incident and to create awareness by including some other very important information in his message...
Thank you Charles!

If you would like to follow Charles Walton on  YouTube, here is his channel:

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Memorial Service For MAX

MAX's memorial service will be held on Friday, July 19th, at 12 pm (noon), at "Pet Haven Cemetary", located at 18300 S.Figuereo St., Gardena, CA, 90248, 310-532-2477.
Everyone who wishes to attend is more than welcome to come...

For more details, please visit this page:

Streaming live here:

May Max rest in peace...

Friday, July 12, 2013

Would you like to follow this cause?

If you would like to follow this cause, please follow Mr. Leon Rosby and the growing number of people who are fighting for this cause here:

Join the "Operation Write for Max":

And here are some related pages, kidly collected by the great Charles Wolfe (,  dedicated to similar incidents.  I am also including the message he wrote along the information he has collected:

***by Charles Wolfe***

I am including several articles discussing the trigger happy out of control cops across this country shooting family pets. Here is a list of Facebook pages dedicated to dogs that have been the victim of such violence. 

1) (Ace)
2) (Allie)
3) (Aubie)
4) (Ava)
5) (Axel)
6) (Bandit)
7) (Baxter)
(Bear Bear)
9) (Bella)
10) (Belly)
11) (Big Daddy/Big Boy)
12) (Blue)
13) (Blue Dog)
14) (Boo and Nemi)
15) (Boo Boo)
16) (Boog)
17) (Boog)
18) (Boogie)
21) (Boyd)
23) (Brad)
24) (Bucky)
25) (Buddy)
26) (Bullet)
27) (Bully, Boss & Kahlua)
28) (Bugsy)
29) (Cammie)
30) (Cammie)
31) (Capone)
32) (Champ)
33) (Champ)
34) (Chino)
35) (Chino and Ivy)
37) (Chloe)
38) (Chloe - group)
40) (Cisco)
42) (Colonel Phillips)
43) (Dakota)
44) (Dakota)
45) (Diablo)
46) (Dog)
47) (Dudley)
48) (Eve & Ruckus)
49) (Gizmo)
50) (Gloria)
51) (Harley)
52) (Yes, they shoot cats too.)
53) (Ice)
54) (Johnny Cash)
55) (JoJo)
56) (Killer)
57) (Kimbo)
58) (Kincaid)
59) (Lacy & Kirra)
60) (Laila)
61) (Licker)
62) (Lily)
63) (Luke)
64) (Mary Jane)
65) (Meaty)
66) (Melmo)
67) (Moco)
68) (Mopz)
69) (Nellie)
70) (Nikki)
72) (Parrot)
73) (Penny)
74) (Poppy)
75) (Prada)
76) (Presley)
77) (Raven)
79) (Robine, Hood & Aidan)
80) (Roscoe/Rosco)
81) (Rosie)
82) (Rugar)
83) (Sassy)
84) (Scar)
85) (Scout)
86) and Sobe)
87) (Thunder)
88)’s Shadow)
89) (North Meyers, FL Shadow)
90) (Shadow Horry County, South Carolina)
91) & Others)
92) (Tanner)

These are just the ones where people felt strong enough to make dedicated Facebook pages. There are several petitions online now regarding the Max shooting demanding that the offending officer be removed. Over 150,000 people’s signatures have been collected between the multiple petitions. This is a huge matter and a huge concern for many dog owners like me. I know my dog would most likely be shot because she is very scared of strangers and barks at them. However she is not a bad. She is very smart, has gone through all of PetSmarts training classes and just passed her Canine Good Citizen test. Yet she is still leery and scared of strangers. I’m sure her barking which is very intimidating would scare a cop enough to shot her. This mind set in law enforcement NEEDS to change. Our dogs NEED to be protected from trigger happy cops. 

***by Charles Wolfe***

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Watch this story on the news!

This video was posted on YouTube by "RTAmerica".

Here's a short summary:

Leon Rosby, 52, says Hawthorne, California police killed his rottweiler Max while he was being arrested. The man was filming the investigation of a robbery scene in Hawthorne Sunday evening, and as he was being handcuffed by police, the dog sprung out the window and lunged at the officers. One responded, firing several shots and killing the dog. The video has gone viral. It's a disturbing scene and some have also wondered if it illuminates other police tactics. Los Angeles community organizer Ron Gochez joins us to explain what happened.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Would you like to help this cause?

If you would like to donate to this cause and help us fight for "Justice for Max and Leon Rosby", please donate anything you can.  Any amount is greatly appreciated and really makes a difference.  Even if it's just a few cents...  I know it's a cliché to say that the value of a cup of coffee can help a cause, but it really is so...  By working together - that's how we make changes in this world!

Thank you very much for your support and presence on this blog!

Mr. Leon Rosby's court proceedings dates and other ongoing events...

If any of you live in the area, or you are able or willing to travel, please come out to support Mr. Leon Rosby...


Organizers on the ground are holding a candlelight vigil to remember Max this Sunday.

From the organizers:

"Please come out this Sunday July 14th, 7pm for a candlelight vigil for Max the Rottweiler who was murdered by Officer Jeffrey Salmon and 6/30/13. It will be the 2 week anniversary of Max's death. I pass by this spot everyday as it is on my way to work. The city keeps taking the memorial down EVERYDAY! I feel like its completely disrespectful to Max's memory and to the Robsy family as well. Please come by all day and leave something for Max. The location is on the corner of 137th st and Jefferson Ave in the city of Hawthorne. (on 137th st. between Prairie and Hawthorne Blvd) Candlelight between 7:30pm - 8:30pm PST."

Please help us get as many people involved in the campaign as possible.

If you can't make it there, show your support by joining online!  Streaming live:



MAX's memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 17th, between 10 am and 2 pm at "Pet Haven Cemetary", located at 18300 S.Figuereo St., Gardena, CA, 90248, 310-532-2477.
Everyone who wishes to attend is more than welcome to come...

May Max rest in peace...


Tuesday, July 23 2013, 6 p.m.
City Counsil Meeting

4455, W. 126th St., Hawthorne CA, 90250


July 27 at 8:00am until July 28 at 2:00pm in PDT

This protest will mark the one month anniversary of Max's murder by the Hawthorne Police Department.

12501 S. Hawthorne Blvd, 
Hawthorne, California 


We will protest peacefully on Saturday 7/27 8am-2pm and Sunday 7/28 8am-2pm. Come anytime you can and show your support for Max and the Rosby family. 



On 6/30/2013 at the residential corner of 137th and Jefferson Ave in the city of Hawthorne, CA Leon Rosby had been asked to turn down the musicfrom his car because it was interfering with an investigation. After some altercations with the cops, he complied with the the police and placed his dog in his car and proceeded to back to the officers. That's when his Rottweiler, Max, which had been barking from inside the car, jumped out of the window and ran toward the police. But then stopped and appeared relatively calm. Max started sniffing the ground. One officer took a step toward Max and appears to try to grab his leash. The dog rears up on its hind legs, as dogs often do when strange people invade their space. The cop leans away and starts firing. The dog twitches horribly on the ground as onlookers scream. Max was unjustly murdered by the Hawthorne Police Department.

This has deeply affected the entire nation and the world.

There will be a peaceful protest at the Hawthorne PD This Sat 7/27 and 7/28, 8am-2pm ALL are welcomed.




*By Mr. Rosby*

I would like to let everybody know that the Hawthorne Police Department is trying to take me to court for breaking my Civil Rights! 
It's so crazy that they are trying to charge me.... 
My court date they said is on 8/12/13 @ 8:30 am.
If you can show up, please show up! 
God bless!

Inglewood Court
One Regent Street
Inglewood, CA 90301

Please come out to support me and Max! 
Thank You!


Friday, July 5, 2013

What can we do???

If you have ideas or suggestions, as to how we can succeed in our fight against police brutality towards animals, and to make Max's voice heard, please share them on this page...  If you prefer not to display them publicly, you are more them welcome to email me.  My email address is displayed on this blog.

If any of you are familiar with the procedures of establishing a certain type of law in the US or world wide, or specific countries, please email me or leave a comment on this page.

I think that it would be a great idea to establish a "Max's Law" that would prohibit any kind of cruelty towards animals.  If we can establish this law only in the US, it's already a step in the right direction, but it would be great if it could apply to more than one country.

People all over the world are outraged by this incident, and many of them want to help but don't know how...  

@ Beth Price Almeida, in honor and memory of Max...