Dear Mr. Moby and Ron,
I hear friendly voices in the morning saying that Michael Vick has paid his dues. He should be allowed to go forward. Well according to the legal system, I guess that is true.
However, if I ever have an opportunity to see Michael Vick play, I will boo him until I can breathe no more.
Michael Vick didn’t make a mistake. He didn’t "make a bad choice.” Over a period of five years he forced dogs into deadly fights, and he personally killed, or conspired to kill, thirteen dogs. He didn’t pick a quick, painless method of killing, but instead chose a variety of means that qualify as torture. Pit Bulls are powerful dogs. Imagine how hard you would have to work to kill a Pit Bull by forcibly drowning him.
What got Vick into the most trouble was his lying. Vick denied and denied. But prosecutors said Vick, after taking a polygraph test in October, admitted to a more active role. Vick said he carried a dog to a tree, tied a rope around its neck, and dropped the dog.
He abused dogs to make them vicious. He starved animals to make them meaner. He put them into a ring with another dog, and made them fight to the death. The dog fight was a match to the death that usually ended with one dog ripping out the throat, literally, of the other. Michael Vick was instrumental in facilitating, putting together, organizing and funding this cruel and inhumane warfare.
If they did not perform to his satisfaction he would kill them. He killed thirteen dogs by various methods including wetting one dog down and electrocuting her, hanging, drowning and shooting others and, in at least one case, by slamming a dog’s body to the ground.
Twice Vick put family pets into the fighting ring with pit bulls because he “thought it was funny to watch the pit bulls. . . injure or kill the other dogs.” Mr. Moby, do you have a pet dog in your house. Can you imagine the animal that looks to you for its life being mauled by a vicious Pit Bull? Michael Vick would have laughed as your dog was in absolute fear and pain as it was mauled and killed by a wild dog owned by a wild man.
After he was arrested, 47 dogs that were taken from his property.
He admitted to “making mistakes” and “immature acts.” But deliberately and repeatedly planning dog fights and repeated premeditated violent killings of dogs are not “mistakes.” They are not the acts of someone who’s merely immature. They are the acts of a sociopath and a predator.
Here’s a little picture. Hope it makes your day. (picture is not included here)
You may think he has paid for his mistakes, but I say never.
God bless America
Pray for our troops
I sincerely think you should "rethink your position."
Other than your lack of forgiveness, I don’t dispute a word you’ve written.
What he did was indescribably atrocious.
He was suspected, investigated, arrested, tried, convicted, sentenced, incarcerated, and then released with the record and shame of a convicted felon.
That’s precisely how it’s supposed to work.
Many people have made terrible mistakes in their lives, and have been treated in this same way. As law abiding citizens, our obligation is to allow the perpetrator to move on.
When it’s over, it’s over.
While I don’t advocate "getting over it", I do advocate rehabilitation..
I wish him luck.