I am writing this story based on Centralia Police Department Report # 12a3510. and a Flier distributed by the Pannette Family. City Councilman and Destiny Christian Center Pastor Bill Bates murdered the Pannette family’s 10-year-old cat named (Sue). Pastor Bates told Ms. Pannette that he had shot her cat and that this time he had killed it. Apparently Bates had admitted to shooting at the cat in the past. He claims that he had been just aiming for the cats feet, but this time he missed and apparently hit the cat in a vital area. So Mr. Bates not only shot and killed Sue the cat, he had in fact harassed the cat by shooting at the cats feet in the past. This type of behavior is deliberate and calculated, I’m sure Mr. Bates had his gun ready at all times to shoot at neighborhood pets. He complained to the Centralia Police that the cat had been harassing his dogs,defecating in his yard and leaving foot prints on his cars.
The real problem with the Bill Bates Issue, is the Centralia Police Department’s failure to act accordingly upon the initial complaint by the Pannette’s. If a (Common Citizen) of Centralia committed this type of crime they would have been arrested immediately. But no, not a member of the Good Ole Boy Club. You see here in Centralia ,Public Officials are above the law. In fact Bates committed the crime on 2/27/2012 and was not charged until 3/03/2012. The Centralia Chronicle wrote a story in the newspaper, and the Pannette’s flier kept the story from being swept under the rug. Without social media this type of behavior would go unchecked.
As a concerned citizen of Centralia, it would be appropriate to say that Mr. Bates has shamed his flock and his community, a man of God and a leader for Centralia, I think not. Bates has shown his true colors, he has proven that he cannot make a proper choice in a community setting. I am very concerned that Mr. Bates is in position to represent the City of Centralia. His recent behavior is that of a young child with a BB Gun, and he should be punished for animal cruelty.
On a more Positive note I called our local PETA Office, I relayed all of the Information to some concerned animals lovers that are good at making political statements. I told them when and where his court date was. The response E-mail was a pleasant one. The Response was we will let the right people know! You here that Mr Bates?
Contact PETA let then know about Mr Bates http://www.peta.org/about/contact-peta/default.aspx
Contact His Employer http://www.cityofcentralia.com/
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