LCA: Michael Vick Sentenced Today, Mon 12/10

December 11th, 2007 5:09 pm by Kelly Garbato

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From: Last Chance for Animals – campaigns [at] lcanimal.org
Date: Dec 10, 2007 1:52 PM
Subject: Michael Vick Sentenced Today, Mon 12/10

Michael Vick: Sentenced to 23 Months
A Victory for Animals!

Michael Vick was sentenced to 23 months in prison and three years probation this morning for his role in the “Bad Newz Kennels” dogfighting operation and his participation in the brutal killing of several dogs that did not “perform well”.

During his sentencing the suspended football star apologized to the court and his family. However, Judge Henry Hudson told him, “You need to apologize to the millions of young people who looked up to you”.

In August, Michael Vick entered a plea agreement stating that he took part in an illegal, interstate dogfighting enterprise. In documents filed, Vick said he knew dogs that did not perform well were killed. He said the fights involved gambling although he did not personally place bets. To read the full text of the plea submitted by Michael Vick click here.

Judge Hudson called Vick’s actions “cruel and inhumane” and said that Vick was a full partner in “Bad Newz Kennels” and was therefore equally culpable in all crimes committed. Two of Vick’s codefendants were sentenced last week; Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips, received 18 and 21 months respectively. The final defendant in this case, Tony Taylor, will be sentenced this Friday.

Prior to the sentencing today Assistant U.S. Attorney General Michael Gill asked Judge Hudson to sentence Michael Vick to jail time at the high end of the guideline range of 18-24 months.
Write to the Honorable Judge Henry Hudson and Assistant U.S. Attorney General Michael Gill and thank them for taking a strong stance against dogfighting.

Please write a quick letter thanking Judge Henry Hudson and Asst U.S. Attorney General Michael Gill

(Remember – Letters are the most effective way to communicate!)

Judge Henry Hudson
2100 Jamieson Ave
Alexandria, VA
22314

Assistant U.S. Attorney General Michael Gill
600 East Main Street, Suite 1800
Richmond, VA
23219-2447

See Sample Text Below

Dear _________,

Thank you for taking a strong stance in the sentencing of Michael Vick and his codefendants. Your comments and your steadfast adherence to the law send a clear message to dogfighters across the country that these illegal and immoral activities will not go unpunished.

LCA Donate
For the Animals,

Campaigns Department
Last Chance for Animals

Last Chance for Animals | 8033 Sunset Blvd. #835 | Los Angeles | CA | 90046

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