Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Smoked OUT RANT.... Mike Vick's Plight...

Before you check the story out... please keep in mind that we are a nation at WAR with a foreign country and our federal government in all its massive intelligence has seen fit to put all its massive power behind an athelete that fights dogs... Does it look like they were really out for a brother or what... anyway when is the last time the news made the War a hotter topic than a dogfighting case?..... The photo at the bottom is so indicative of what I feel about the whole fiasco they call a serious reason to jail someone... I have a so called President that CHEATED to WIN... and there is no problem... this dude fights dogs... if he even really does... and he is guaranteed some jail time... WHERE ARE THE PRIORITIES AMERICA... on to the story...

Vick faces prison time after agreeing to plead guilty

RICHMOND, Va. -- More than football, Michael Vick's freedom is the question now.
With three associates prepared to testify that he brutally executed dogs and bankrolled gambling, the NFL star agreed Monday to "accept full responsibility" for his role in a dogfighting ring and plead guilty to federal conspiracy charges.
Worries about playing time will have to wait while Vick faces prison time -- from one to five years.
The maximum term is five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, although federal sentencing guidelines likely would call for less. Defense attorneys would not divulge details of the plea agreement or how much time Vick can expect to serve.
However, a source close to the situation told ESPN's Kelly Naqi that prosecutors will recommend a sentence of 12 to 18 months.
The official said such a sentence would be more than what is usually recommended for first-time offenders, reflecting the government's attempt to show that animal abusers will receive more than a slap on the wrist. U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is not bound by prosecutors' recommendations or the sentencing guidelines and will have the final say. More Here

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