More than 120 charged in cockfighting bust near Virginia-N.C. b...

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More than 130 police officers raided a cockfighting pit in southern Virginia, confiscating 126 birds and charging more than 120 people, said police, who cited the raid as proof that Virginia's weak laws against ...
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1 - 12 of 12 Comments Last updated Feb 5, 2007
ROBERT MOORE

Powhatan, VA

#1 Jan 23, 2007
ITHANK ITS OK TO FIGHT GAMECOCKS BUT THE DRUGS GOT TO GO. ALOT OF RESPECTFUL PEOPLE RAISE GAMECOCKS. THE PEOPLE WITH DRUGS SHOULD BE DELT WITH IN A DIFFERENT WAY. THANK U
BertDing

Jessup, MD

#2 Jan 24, 2007
75% were Hispanic!?
Deport them!
As for the 25% who were "Good Old Boys", throw 'em in jail and toss out the key for dealing with illegal aliens and animal cruelity
Yay! Go Mecklinberg!
DAWN

Cary, NC

#3 Jan 25, 2007
I KNOW MORE "GOOD OLD BOYS" WHO ARE IN CRUEL ANIMAL SPORTS THAN HISPANIC! DOG FIGHT, COCK FIGHT YOU NAME IT. AS FAR AS THE HISPANICS GO, THEY SHOULD NOT BE DEPORTED. IF THEY WERE IN THE DRUG DEALING PART THEY SHOULD SERVE TIME LIKE THE "GOOD OLD BOYS", NOT DEPORTED. THAT JUST MEANS THEY GET AWAY WITH IT. AS FAR AS THE REST, SEND THEM BACK TO THEIR HOMES IN NC OR VA TO WORK. AFTER ALL OUR TAXES ARE PAYING TO TAKE CARE OF THE "GOOD OLD BOYS" AND THE HISPANICS WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN JAIL!!!
Jason

Cincinnati, OH

#4 Jan 27, 2007
I live near this area and am glad they rounded these people up. Just yesterday I saw some more Animal Control trucks carting off more of the chickens.

The fact remains that cockfighting is an illegal activity in Va. Anyone caught doing so should be put in jail and levied a hefty fine.

As for the drugs, take a look at the court records and hearings taking place. The majority of the crime in this county is a mix of grand larceny coupled with cocaine/crack as the main drug of choice.
Jimmy Two Crows

Virginia Beach, VA

#5 Jan 29, 2007
Give the chickens to homeless shelters, they can use the food. Draft everyone involved into the military and stick them in Iraq since they like violence so much.
kfc

United States

#6 Jan 29, 2007
kill them and grill them chickens are deliciosos
Brittany

AOL

#7 Jan 29, 2007
I think this whole thing is bull crap! why should others have to be punished for what they did?? Drugs are another thing but cockfighting is like only illegal IF you BET! and how long has Virginia folks been fighting chickens??? So basically they went about doing nothing and people have been fighting them for EVER? Aint nothing wrong with it and for the people who dont like it! i think you kinda just need to ignore the whole thing. Aint no way ya gonna stop it! people have there ways there not that dumb! i say fine all ya want! Theyll just pay the money and keep doing it and a chicken isnt an animal its a fowl...haha If you take them away watcha going to do with them? kill em? give them to another state? Virginia isnt the only state that fights chickens. i can name states right off the back oh well its all bull crap punishing others for ones act! and it all boils down to the fact that the gov cant collect any money from it it aint nothing but a drug just lock them up and leave the rest of people alone!
James

AOL

#8 Jan 29, 2007
well i think it bull shit a country boy cant do anything cock fighting is sport just like boxing or horse racing its cruel to run a horse around a track 4 hours i think if you dont like it turn your head like the goverment does you cant find nothing better to fuse about get the drugs off the streets and leave chicking fighting to us we dont hurt any 1
Michael Honaker

Spring Hill, FL

#9 Jan 29, 2007
everyone knows that crime and drugs go hand in hand and race should not be a factor when a law or laws are broken
Michael Honaker

Spring Hill, FL

#10 Jan 29, 2007
crime and drugs go hand in hand and race should not be a factor when laws are broken
david

Burlington, NC

#11 Feb 4, 2007
i dont think there is a problen with cock fighting but the drugs and kids have to go im 37 yeats old and i have been doing it all my life just like my dad and granddad did so give use a brake the law should take care of other things
Eric

Salem, VA

#12 Feb 5, 2007
Just because they were hispanic doesn't mean they were illigal immigrants. Obviously some were, but you can't assume all were. (based on this article)

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