17-Year-Old Boy Sentenced to 23 Years In Prison For Shooting Retired Police Dog


Once again we’re provided with more proof that shows Florida is NOT the place for Black people in America! The Florida government system unfortunately works in regards to the color of your skin.

Ivins Rosier was 16-years-old at the time of the November 2012 incident and told the courtrooms his drug and alcohol abuse was to blame at the time and didn’t represent the man he has become. But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg wasn’t trying to hear it and sentenced him to a lengthy prison term of 23 years for the crime.

He was tried as an adult for the animal murder.


Reports Sun Sentinel:

“That’s not the person that I am,” Rosier, now 18, said Friday, more than two months after a jury found him guilty of the Nov. 18, 2012 crimes. “The person that I am is a loving, caring person … I’m not a vicious person, I’m not a ruthless person.”

But Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Robin Rosenberg, declined to treat Rosier as a youthful offender worthy of a light punishment, and sentenced him as an adult to 23 years in state prison.


Deeming Rosier a youthful offender “would not be supported by logic and reason” because of the “serious nature” of the felony charges, Rosenberg said. She noted the “horrific and tragic facts” concerning the shooting of Drake, a 5-year-old German shepherd who had to be euthanized because of his injuries.

State Attorney Dave Aronberg, who was in the courtroom for Rosier’s testimony and sentencing, applauded the outcome. It was a high-profile case for his office, which asked for Rosier to be locked up for the next 30 years.

“It was a fair sentence and justice was done,” Aronberg said.

Rosier’s 20-year-old friend Gilson Gilles  is sentenced next month for the same crime.