PETA is reporting that Nike and Reebok have suspended their contract with Michael Vick due to his alleged animal abuse. PETA just cancelled their nationwide planned protest of Nike nationwide.

I know that most of you do not approve of PETA. Because of that I have taken the time to check into PETA more closely and admittedly I have a couple of issues with them too. However, like everything else I seldom find myself agreeing with anyone or any group 100 percent of the time. I choose to be grateful for their effort to help take Vick down.
Be Free..Judy
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PETA is reporting that Nike and Reebok have suspended their contract with Michael Vick due to his alleged animal abuse. ... 100 percent of the time. I choose to be grateful for their effort to help take Vick down. Be Free..Judy

What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Whether I think Michael Vick is guilty or not, he deserves his day in court and a trial by jury. So glad that PeTA doesn't believe in constitutional rights.

Beth
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What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Whether I think Michael Vick is guilty or not, he deserves his day in court and a trial by jury. So glad that PeTA doesn't believe in constitutional rights. Beth

I agree. There is time to nail him to the cross, but I think he should be convicted first. Once convicted..throw him to the wolves.
What happened to innocent until proven guilty?

Beth, do you think that O.J. Simpson is innocent?

Handsome Jack Morrison
Don't mess with old farts, Part VIII.
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8QL3RVO0&show article=1

Are you a member of the "reality-based community"? Meet Rep. Steve King. Yo, take a look! I dare ya'! http://hotair.com/archives/2007/07/27/new-vent-return-from-ramadi /

Junk science and "the reality-based community"
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070726/COMMENTARY/107260002/1012/COMMENTARY05

"For $1000, Mary, can you name the parties responsible for the biggest case of voter fraud in Washington State history?" "Are they members of the 'reality-based community,' Howie?" "Yes, Mary! They are! You've just won $1000!"
http://michellemalkin.com/2007/07/26/acorn-falls-again-the-worst-case-of-voter-registration-fraud... /

So, members of the "reality-based community," what do you think of your Cindy now? http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/188797.php
"The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war in the 20th century, except the other Bush debacle. The Federal Reserve, permanent federal income taxes, not one but two World Wars, Japanese concentration camps, and not one but two atom bombs dropped on the innocent citizens of Japan all brought to us via the Democrats."
Cindy "absolute moral authority" Sheehan
What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Whether I think ... So glad that PeTA doesn't believe in constitutional rights. Beth

I agree. There is time to nail him to the cross, but I think he should be convicted first. Once convicted..throw him to the wolves.[/nq]Certainly anyone who "does the crime should do the time and pay the fine". However, it will take an extreme amount of taxpayer money to prosecute him and others like him to the point where he will actually do jail time, and there is a risk that he could be set free (like OJ). This man was raised with this set of values, and such brutal activities as dogfighting have been (and will continue to be) condoned by his family, friends, and many of his fans.

I would hope that he can truly change so as to be sorry for what he has done, and become a spokesman for humane treatment of animals. It may take a much bigger man than he is to stand up to the ridicule of others, but if he can do so, I think it would be beneficial to offer him a way out of significant jail time, in return for a commitment to spending time helping to put an end to the demand for such blood sports. And he should also spend a considerable portion of his money toward animal welfare.

I think such an option should be extended to any criminal who has significantly changed their ways after committing a crime. If the criminal can benefit society by helping other criminals (or providing a positive leadership role for young criminals-to-be), reduced jail time could be offered as an incentive. Even for crimes that have a death sentence might be reduced to life without parole if the convict can provide a useful function. Those that cannot should take dirt naps.

Paul, Muttley and Lucky
What happened to innocent until proven guilty? Whether I think Michael Vick is guilty or not, he deserves his day in court and a trial by jury. So glad that PeTA doesn't believe in constitutional rights.

I'm sorry, but I really think you all are nuts. It's very, very Republican to take sides based on affiliation rather than, you know, policy, ideas, content, etc. Can someone point me to something that says that PETA doesn't think that Vick shouldn't be tried? Or are you conflating free association and commerce with trial by jury? 'Cause I'm pretty sure that freedom of association and freedom of speech are constitutionally protected, too (or at least they were until the Republicans decided to turn the so-called "War on Terror" into an excuse to shred the Constitution).
Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
Can someone point me to something that says that PETA doesn't think that Vick shouldn't be tried?[/nq]^^
er, "should"

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
This man was raised with this set of values, and such brutal activities as dogfighting have been (and will continue to be) condoned by his family, friends, and many of his fans.

I think we all know plenty of people who grew up poor, who grew up black, who grew up in the inner city or on a dirt farm or wherever who managed to somehow figure out that hurting dogs is wrong.

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Prouder than ever to be a member of the reality-based community
This man was raised with this set of values, and ... condoned by his family, friends, and many of his fans.

I think we all know plenty of people who grew up poor, who grew up black, who grew up in the inner city or on a dirt farm or wherever who managed to somehow figure out that hurting dogs is wrong.

All of which has ZIPPO to do with the fact that black, inner-city culture embraces dog-fighting!
Not to mention hip hop, the thug lifestyle, etc., which degrades both women and gays.
You'd think that someone like yourself would be particularly sensitive to something like that.
But noo.
The "reality-based community" needs their votes.
So you pander to them instead.

Handsome Jack Morrison
The politics of war
http://www.elephantbiz.com/2007/07/the politics of iraq.html

Don't mess with old farts, Part VIII
http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8QL3RVO0&show article=1

Are you a member of the "reality-based community"? Meet Rep. Steve King. Yo, take a look! I dare ya'! http://hotair.com/archives/2007/07/27/new-vent-return-from-ramadi /

Junk science and "the reality-based community"
http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070726/COMMENTARY/107260002/1012/COMMENTARY05

"For $1000, Mary, can you name the parties responsible for the biggest case of voter fraud in Washington State history?" "Are they members of the 'reality-based community,' Howie?" "Yes, Mary! They are! You've just won $1000!"
http://michellemalkin.com/2007/07/26/acorn-falls-again-the-worst-case-of-voter-registration-fraud... /

So, members of the "reality-based community," what do you think of your Cindy now? http://mypetjawa.mu.nu/archives/188797.php
"The Democrats are the party of slavery and were the party that started every war in the 20th century, except the other Bush debacle. The Federal Reserve, permanent federal income taxes, not one but two World Wars, Japanese concentration camps, and not one but two atom bombs dropped on the innocent citizens of Japan all brought to us via the Democrats."
Cindy "absolute moral authority" Sheehan
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