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Dogwalk Musings: Vick’s Crime & Punishment

Susan Smith drove her car into a lake and drowned her two sons because her boy friend rejected her. Life in prison. Andrea Yates drowned her five children. Post partum depression. Life in prison commuted to a mental institution. Michael Vick. Tortured and killed dogs because they didn't perform well in an activity that is illegal to begin with. Punishment? Well, lying about it didn't work. A plea deal yet to be determined. Why? Because they're only animals? Forget about the racketeering and gambling. He'll spend some time in jail. He'll pay some fines. Probably not enough of either to satisfy me. That remains to be seen. I'm waiting for the NFL to do the right thing. That too remains to be seen -- Mari/Dogwalk Musings.

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Question: What should be Michael Vick's punishment for promoting dog fighting, gambling and racketeering?

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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.