Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Vick to be arrested

I was like a kid waking up to Christmas this morning. Only instead getting diddled by my uncle I find out that Michael Vick is going to be prosecuted for the horrific systematic killing of dogs on his property.

Vick was indicted by a federal grand jury yesterday on charges of sponsoring a dogfighting operation so grisly the losers either died in the pit or sometimes were electrocuted, drowned, hanged or shot. He and three others were charged with competitive dogfighting, procuring and training pit bulls for fighting and conducting the enterprise across state lines. The operation was named "Bad Newz Kennels," according to the indictment, and the dogs were housed, trained and fought at a property owned by Vick. The indictment states that dogs fought to the death -- or close to it. If convicted, Vick and the others could face up to six years in prison.

"We are disappointed that Michael Vick has put himself in a position where a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against him," NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said. "The activities alleged are cruel, degrading and illegal. Michael Vick's guilt has not yet been proven, and we believe that all concerned should allow the legal process to determine the facts."

"Obviously, we are disturbed by today's news," the Atlanta Falcons said in a statement posted on its Web site, apologizing to fans for the negative publicity. "We will do the right thing for our club as the legal process plays out. We have a season to prepare for," it said.

John Goodwin of the Humane Society said the manner in which losing or unwilling dogs were killed was especially troubling. "Some of the grisly details in these filings shocked even me, and I'm a person who faces this stuff every day," he said. "I was surprised to see that they were killing dogs by hanging them and one dog was killed by slamming it to the ground. Those are extremely violent methods of execution -- they're unnecessary and just sick."

The indictment also outlined a rough chronology:

• In March 2003, after a pit bull from Bad Newz Kennels lost in a fight, it said Vick was consulted about the losing dog's condition, then executed it by wetting it with water and electrocuting it;

• In March 2003, after two Bad Newz Kennels dog lost fights to dogs owned by a cooperating witness, it alleged that Vick retrieved a bag containing $23,000 and gave it to the owner of the winning dogs. One of the fights had a $20,000 purse;

• In the fall of 2003, a person witnessing a dog fight involving one of the dogs trained by Bad Newz Kennels incurred the ire of another cooperating witness by yelling out Vick's name in front of the crowd during the fight.

Before fights, participating dogs of the same sex would be weighed and bathed, according to the filings. Opposing dogs would be washed to remove any poison or narcotic placed on the dog's coat that could affect the other dog's performance. And sometimes, dogs weren't fed to "make it more hungry for the other dog."

Forget jail time. Sentence Vick to drowning in lard. And toss his lifeless body into the ring with his dogs. And while they’re at it, toss Pacman in there too. That’s real justice, yo.


ng chang loves box said...

I hope this guy doesn't play again. Pacman sneezes and he is arrested and suspended. What does it take to finally put this fucker behind bars and out of the NFL. Good riddance STD freak.

Strawman said...

This is some cruel shit. Even Pacman doesn't kill his bitches.