Brooklyn Man Arrested After Posting Of Cat Kicking Incident

cat6n-4-webcat6n-3-webPolice have arrested Andre Robinson, 21, who appears on a deeply disturbing YouTube video where he lured a street cat to approach him by pretending to feed him and then kicks him into the air. What is equally disturbing is the cries of joy and laughter from his friends.

Robinson celebrates his sick accomplishment with a victory dance as his friends cheer.

We have previously discussed how some cases of animal cruelty are so egregious that the person should be considered a danger to society at large after displaying no basic humanity. Nevertheless, Robinson’s mother, Mary Kirby, 48, insisted that hew son “loves animals. He loved his cats, he had dogs, he always loved them.” Robinson has eight prior arrests, including a 2011 arrest at knifepoint. He also has various Facebook photos showing him smoking what appears to be a joint.

Police say that Robinson was outside waiting for a food delivery when he turned to his friends and said, “Watch this.”

Witnesses say that the cat was a long-term resident of the building and was friendly. The cat is a resident of Robinson’s building who identified herself only as Shyvonne, 32, said the cat had been hanging around for months and was friendly and playful. The problem is that sentences under animal cruelty remain relatively limited even though individuals who commit such acts are dangers to society at large.

YouTube has since removed the video; the content of which they indicated violated their terms of service. WABC-TV New York has excerpts of the video during one of their news stories.

The news story along with the video can be viewed HERE and HERE.

Sources:
Daily News
WABC-TV

40 thoughts on “Brooklyn Man Arrested After Posting Of Cat Kicking Incident”

  1. Karen : “You can always judge someone’s character by how they treat a shy dog and waiters.”

    It doesn’t stop with waiters. A person who has a good heart (knows there is a right and wrong in life) treats all with dignity and kindness, (most of the time). Once in a while a person has a bad day but only the moist evil at heart would resort to such physical abuse. This boy is from bad seed and needs much therapy and should pay for the cruelty he showed. He is angry inside, angry at the world and strikes out at anything ………He is giving back to the world what the world has given him. We need to show mercy through therapy while making him suffer the consequence for his action which hopefully could turn his life around. We would have done our job by letting him know that all of life is not bad, everyone has bad times once in while.. However there are consequences for every action you take. After therapy, It is his choice how he chooses to live his life, in the meantime through therapy he would have a chance to learn that violence is not necessarily the right way. Sometimes self control is best. If he learns nothing then he deserves the punishment the world hands out.

    My opinion

    1. been there – there may be a mob psychology thing going on here, too.

  2. If he had on a police uniform he could have just shot the cat and gotten away with it.

  3. Sickening. Cruelty to animals is a symptom of psychopaths, among other things. It’s true that animal cruelty laws are way too light, in most cases.

    You can always judge someone’s character by how they treat a shy dog and waiters.

  4. Brooklyn. Says it all. Most people, when they got to Ellis Island, headed off to green pastures. The dumb schmucks stayed in New York and became Yorkies and the dumbest ones stay in Brooklyn. He needs to be kicked out to Long Island where they will ridicule him for talking funny.

  5. trivial typo, in tthe Szasz quote:

    “has no need for an authority to be is master”

    was intended to read,

    “has no need for an authority to be his master”

    sorry about that…

  6. From the back cover of the paperback edition of Alice Miller, Thou Shalt Not Be Aware: Society’s Betrayal of the Child, Hildegarde and Hunter Hannum, tr. , A Meridian Book – New American Library, © 1984, Alice Miller, ISBN 0-452-0080108:

    {begin quote}

    “The child is always innocent,” writes Dr. Alice Miller in this revolutionary book whose title spells out the unspoken commandment that abused children have been obeying since early childhood. Indeed, we have all been made to feel from our earliest days that we are to blame for anything that happens to us. Society denies our memories; we must repress our awareness. The results can be terrible and destructive—neuroses, madness, psychosomatic disorders, delinquency, and violent crime.

    {end quote}

    Born in 1939, my infancy was impacted by World War II in what I now recognize as profound ways. For my research purposes, I regard the start of World War II to be the “Second Sino-Japanese” war, which commenced on the seventh of July, in 1937. (I hold in some degree of rejection the (common?) western belief-in-use that the world is really only the “western world” ).

    As I have been able to observe for almost all of my entire life, the socialization norms (in the sociological sense of synomie) of contemporary human society, on a global basis, are very much for insanely destructive psychotic violence against babies.

    The so-called “infant-child transition,” when a young child of, commonly 18 or so months-of-age, begins the experience of being taught that the young child had been told what to do and did not do it, or was told what to not do and did it, and the young child was defiant, disobedient, or otherwise socially inappropriate and deserving of such punishment as would coerce the young child into falsely believing, if only consciously, that the young child had understood what the young child had been told, contrary to the actual fact that the child had not so understood.

    The “infant-child transition” is, in my view, a superb candidate for being the most utterly abusive, neurologically damaging, shatteringly traumatic experience a human person can ever experience; so overwhelmingly traumatic as to be, for almost every person who has successfully gone through the infant-child transition, so immensely beyond unbearably painful as to take on the property of being horrendously painful far beyond what is possible to consciously remember and even farther beyond what is possible to unconsciously forget.

    This, as I observe, results in “normal” people developing what neurologist Abraham Low described as a dual; personality with a divided will.

    Having a dual personality with a divided will is, as I observe, the essence of deception, and deception is the neuro-psychological “lifeblood” of dishonesty.

    I find that, in my work as a Wisconsin Professional Engineer, I am required by law to work in accord with the Code of Ethics of the National Society of Professional Engineers. That Code has, at its core, in my view, three essential qualities, to wit: In my work as a professional engineer, I am to 1. hold public safety paramount, 2. Work in, and only in, areas of my professional competence and 3. do both of those without the use of deception.

    It took me most of my life to learn enough to become capable of constructing a way of scientifically studying deception without using deception to study it.

    The enigma of socialization trauma has been presented in the scientific literature for more than 40 years. One such presentation can be found in Thomas Szasz, Ceremonial Chemistry: The ritual persecution of drugs, addicts, and pushers,, Anchor Press/ Doubleday, 1974, from page 175:

    {begin quote}

    There is only one political sin: independence; and only one political virtue: obedience. To put it differently, there is only one defense against authority: self-control; and only one obeisance to it: submission to authority.

    Why is self-control, autonomy, such a threat to authority? Because the person who controls himself, who is his own master, has no need for an authority to be is master. This, then, renders authority unemployed…

    {end quote}

    Throughout my entire life, without any exception that I can recognize, I have incessantly and invariably, absolutely and totally, rejected any and every form of authority in my life except for my own conscientious self-control, which has always been vastly more than sufficient for the meeting of all of my life needs.

    Because my inner self-control has never been torn away from me, I have no need to kick a cat to act out having had my inner self-control destroyed by socialization norms.

  7. I think what this disturbed individual did is hideous and he should be punished to the fullest extent permissible under the law if he is indeed deemed guilty of charges.

    What I do find some what fascinating is the outrage at this act of violent and aberrant behavior against an animal when violence against babies in the womb warrants the sounds of silence. In my opinion the life of the baby in the womb deserves the same respect (more in truth) than we accord an animal and I wonder how we have reached the point that the baby is ranked lower in that hierarchy of life.

  8. Disgusting behavior.
    Now if we could only get a few bankers and and NSA director arrested for kicking Americans around too. That might make a change. Just dreaming.

  9. Guys like him you just love to cuff up and take to jail. Since he is a “kicker”, maybe it might mean hobbles for him as well.

  10. Horrible…as an animal lover I could not watch the video. Just the vivid description is enough to make me feel that he needs to be off the street. Anyone who laughs at that kind of violence is a danger to all of us.

  11. Disgusting. Anyone who would harm a defenseless animal should be put away for a long time.

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