Saturday, July 28, 2007

Another perspective on Michael Vick

Here's part of what dwil wrote on July 18.

I do not, nor will I ever feel I was out of bounds in asking how this case became a dog fighting case in the first place. Davon Boddie was arrested for possession of three ounces of marijuana in a nightclub parking lot and this led to the police showing up at his house some days later, ostensibly to search the house for drugs.

An investigator heard dogs barking and asked an unnamed person on the property what was going on and the person was completely willing to show the investigator the kennels. The investigator claims he saw evidence of a dog fighting operation because —– what? Later, according the head of the Surry County animal control center no dogs in the kennels showed signs of dog fighting.

And this doesn’t sound fishy to - anyone?

Apparently no one but me found it odd that as soon as the black prosecutor in the case asked for patience, he was vilified for not acting quickly enough. I gather no one can find even a tinge of racism in the reports indicating that many people thought Gerald Poindexter was dragging his feet because, like Vick, he is black.

What are those, statements of fact?

And no one found it odd that the self-professed dog fighting expert from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was allowed a prominent public platform to pressure Poindexter to take action? And I gather it wasn’t odd that there was no effort to allow neither Poindexter nor a representative from his office the same platform.

Nothing to see here, move along.

No one found it odd that, as Poindexter and Virginia Attorney General plotted their next course of action, or whether there was to be a next course of action, federal investigators from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) swooped in on what was Vick’s Surry County property?

I was told I was a race-baiter for thinking that race was (and is) involved in this case. When Poindexter raised the same possibility ————- he was playing the race card.


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