- Poindexter had represented Michael Vick's father in a civil matter four years prior to his assignment prosecuting the young Vick.
- After law enforcement had staged to execute a second search warrant on the Moonlight Road property, Poindexter called it off and revoked the warrant. A Virginia investigator claimed that this was the first time in all his years or experience that this had happened.
- Poindexter repeatedly made contradictory statements to the press regarding the investigation.
We will probably never know for sure what happened to little Caylee Anthony. I mourn for her, and I mourn for the lack of Justice in bringing those responsible for her death to account. We don't know if it was malice or neglect or pure accident that led to her death, but that death and the circumstances following scream for someone to be held accountable.
We know without a shadow of a doubt what happened to at least 60 of the dogs that were part of Bad Newz Kennels. We have 9 of their bodies and we have 51 living testimonies to a lifetime of abuse and torment. Many of these poor creatures had had the dog beaten out of them. They were quivering lumps of living terror. Some still suffer those psychological scars. We have eyewitness testimony as to how Vick helped dispose of the 9 that were found - some by hanging, in other cases stuffing their heads in 5 gallon pail of water to drown them. And in one case, picking the Little Red Dog up and swinging it over his head like a jump rope and beating it on the ground repeatedly until nearly every bone in it's body was broken and it finally expired. A necropsy on one of the corpses corroborates this testimony.
Justice may have been cheated in the Anthony case, but in the Vick case she was bound, beaten, sexually assaulted and left for dead on the side of the road. Yes, I believe that Casey Anthony probably got away with murder - whether accidental, premeditated or as the result of a psychotic break, I don't know, and I doubt anyone ever will. However, I also think she will forever live a life of seclusion, shunned wherever she goes, forced to hide her past and try to stay below the radar. No obscure cable TV network is going to give her accolades, no apparel company is going to ask her to be their spokes person, John Walsh and the Center for Missing and Exploited Children are not likely to start lobbying for her to be allowed to adopt a child. She's pretty much toast, so I am not overly concerned about her at this point.
Michael Vick on the other hand is an entirely different matter. He IS being viewed as a role model by American youth. And dog fighting arrests are up 300% in Philadelphia since his arrival. He IS being given millions to shill products for companies. And he IS being allowed to just walk on by all his past deeds as if they never happened. And the sports media is especially culpable in this cover-up. They are quick to sweep his past misdeeds under the rug and blur the lines by only pointing out that he "was involved in a dog fighting ring." There is never any mention of the level of "involvement" to which he has confessed. They are eager to project a "feel good comeback story" with nary a mention of just exactly WHAT it is that he is trying to "come back" from. And all the while championing that sacred mantra "He's served his time! He's changed! He's reformed!" I call "Shenaningans" on that one!
Michael Vick told JB on 60 Minutes "I was unable to say to certain people 'We gotta stop. I am worried about my career' " His career. Not "This shit is WRONG!" Just his career. He told another interviewer "I'm happy I turned out to be the person I am. I wouldn't change anything about my life if I could." This was AFTER his "difficulties". How can we be sure? Because the interviewer was as baffled by that answer that any right thinking person would be. He pressed Vick for a clarification. Vick's reply? "I'd change the prison sentence to 5 or 6 months from 18." When he had a chance to talk with one of the people who had adopted one of his dogs do you think he took that opportunity? After all, he has said that he "thinks about those dogs all the time". Nah, he was whisked away by his entourage who told the man "We don't care about no dogs." I don't believe he is changed. I don't believe is reformed. I don't believe he is in the least bit sorry or ashamed of his actions , only sorry about having to face the consequences. And truthfully, I suspect that Michael Vick has not spent his last day looking at the inside of a jail cell. I think he is OJ ver. 2.0 . I just hope when he goes off next time no innocents get hurt.
So to all of you who keep saying "Michael Vick served his time. He deserves a second chance. Get over it." It's time to practice what you preach. Casey Anthony has served her time as proscribed by a court of law. By your logic it is time to "get over it." Unless you are a colossal hypocrite you need to just pour yourself a nice tall glass of Shut The Hell Up and let her have her second chance. Who knows? Maybe someday in the not too distant future the National Felons League will start selling Anthony jerseys and you can buy one and spend $100 to stand in line and have her autograph it. How does that sound?