Recent Posts

Recent Comments


Cop Land

« | Main | »

Dogfighting Ring Broken Up In Philly

By Wyatt Earp | August 24, 2009

Michael Vick DogMichael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles were unavailable for comment.

This is the second time in two days where my division was highlighted (or lowlighted) by a high-profile case. The good news is that it gives the public an idea of the kind of terrible place where I have to spend my career. The bad news is that when something like this breaks, we get every media toad in town calling our phones looking for information.

And every one is usually redirected to our Public Affairs Division. Yeah, they get no play.

Officers from the Pennsylvania SPCA Sunday uncovered a dog-fighting ring at an East Germantown home and rescued several badly injured pit bulls found there.

Following a tip to an animal cruelty hotline, the officers discovered two dead dogs and five others at the home, in the 200 block of East Bringhurst Street.

Three men, including the property owner and the alleged ringleader, are facing charges.

The bust comes in the wake of the Philadelphia Eagles’ signing of quarterback Michael Vick, the country’s best-known former dog-fighter. (H/

Well, in fairness, if you are going to reward a convicted dogfighter with a million-dollar football contract, what is the incentive to not engage in the activity?

That’s a semi-serious question, folks.

Topics: The Job | 6 Comments »

6 Responses to “Dogfighting Ring Broken Up In Philly”

  1. Insolublog Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Did you ask Henry Louis Gates for a detailed, ivy league analysis of the racial dynamics of this situation?

  2. Randal Graves Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Answer: You hold it by the tail and pull from butt to head.

    I’m just sayin’.

  3. bob (either orr) Says:
    August 24th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I think Mayor Squidward would be a better source to question about these dynamics.
    Pity the mayor’s doomsday budget doesn’t eliminate his salary and the salaries of the alleged members of city council.

  4. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Insol – I would but he was out downing beers with David Duke.

    Randal – Well played, sir.

    Bob – I’d like a fresh start in City Council. Oust them all.

  5. Mrs. Crankipants Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 8:23 am

    Didn’t Tonya Harding get booted from skating for hiring thugs to break Nancy Kerrigan’s kneecap? The same should have happened to Michael Vick.

  6. Wyatt Earp Says:
    August 25th, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Mrs. Crankipants – Well hopefully, he will suffer a career-ending injury on the field.