Michael Vick Update: Co-defendant doesn’t want trial

Saturday, July 28, 2007

I’m thinking that maybe prison alone might be too lenient.  Why not let the animals have their day and make it a law that anyone charged and convicted of cruelty to animals that part of their sentence mandates they are to spend X amount of time alone in a prison courtyard with X number of prison/police dogs that have been trained to attack. 

The amount of time and the number of dogs would be left to the courts to be based on the nature of the crime and maybe with the help of Animal Rights orgnizations. 

Of course we know this is not even a reality but somehow it would be nice if the animals could have their say in court.  It is beyond me to think that anyone could treat any animal with such cruelty let alone call it a sport.

Taylor to have plea agreement hearing on Monday

RICHMOND, Va. —  One of Michael Vick‘s co-defendants doesn’t want to wait for trial.

Tony Taylor, a witness in the case and facing charges of “conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities (“Travel Act”)”, and to “sponsor a dog in an animal fighting venture, in violation of federal law.”  

If convicted on the Travel Act portion of the conspiracy charge, Taylor, and each defendant, face a statutory maximum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and full restitution. If convicted on the animal fighting venture portion of the conspiracy charge, each defendant faces one year in prison, a $100,000 fine, or both.

Taylor is expected to make a plea agreement at his hearing Monday morning. 

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3 Responses to “Michael Vick Update: Co-defendant doesn’t want trial”

  1. abarclay12 Says:

    Michael Vick should totally have to get taken down by several of his dogs. That is so sad what he did – having these animals fight like that. It makes me sick.

  2. dawnie1 Says:

    Michael Vick isn’t fit to be called “human;” therefore, the “cruel and unusual punishment” portion of the 8th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution should not apply to him. I say starve him for a while before putting him in a pen with a few pitbulls (that might make him “hungrier” and more motivated to win!). Handcuff him first, so he is obligated to use his teeth just as the dogs do. If he performs poorly, hose him down and apply a few electric sparks for fun!! Oh yeah. Just to make it “fair,” send him there nude. Dogs don’t wear clothes and we all know Michael Vick is lower than a dog.

    I hope the judge realizes that his apologies are not sincere. He’s only saying he is sorry NOW because he realizes he cannot lie his way out of it.

    At the very least, he deserves to go to prison for a very, very, very long time. The Falcons should fire him for breach of contract; the NFL should permanently suspend him on the basis of lying; and all endorsements should be cancelled. I will never support the Falcons or any company that profits from Michael Vick. Corporate sponsors should recall all products bearing his name – to burn them. What a disgrace!

  3. flagranny2 Says:

    Vick obviously deserves a lot more that what he most likely will get, reason being is due to society who seem to demand their sports heros can do no wrong but if they do they feel they dont deserve to be punished as you or I would be. I too feel he should be suspended forever from the NFL but as sad as it is I would bet that he will be back in a football uniform before too long but hopefully without endorsements.

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