Upon signing a new contract to be a backup quarterback for Ben Roethlisberger, quarterback Micheal Vick along with the Pittsburgh Steelers organization saw protests by a number of people, citing their disgust with the Steelers because of Vick's conviction for dog fighting nearly ten years ago. I'm just wondering where were these folks when Ben Roethlisberger was being investigated for raping two women. I'm curious if they put up the same amount of fuss over the dirty police officers who are out an about harming and murdering young black folks, tarnishing their badge and making a bad name for the many good police officers that do exist.
I'm going to say this once and for the last time, LEAVE MICHAEL VICK ALONE! This man served his debt to society which happened to be several years in federal prison along with having his money and property taken away. There are people out in the world who killing people and getting less time, punishment or no punishment at all. I'm sorry, because I know many of you don't want to hear it, but I guarantee if he was white, these protests wouldn't be happening. It seems that when black men do something wrong, punishment isn't enough, we have to keep pushing their noses in the mud, keep battering them over their mistakes.
When white men or women commit crimes we either want to forget, or let them off the hook after time was served. Let me also say that what he did to get in trouble years ago wasn't acceptable. I don't believe in, nor condone killing innocent animals or training them to fight till death.
But in a world where we have people routinely go out and hunt in local forests or pay thousands to travel the world and big game hunt, how is what they are doing that much better in the grand scheme of things? Take your personal feelings aside and look at it from a practical sense and tell me what's so different.
Tell me why as a society we care more about dogs being killed than we do about people being killed. Nearly ten years later, this man is still having to hear about his crimes after serving his term and paying his fines and no one seems to think it's an issue. For those women out there still slandering Vick's name and the Steelers organizaton, go out and protest worthy causes such as police brutality, tax cuts for big business, or better wages for the working class.
Let Vick's past indiscretions go and find something else to do with your life so he can continue to live his. His business with dog fighting is done and over with and he deserves to live his life in peace as the upstanding citizen he has shown himself to be since being released from prison years ago. I wonder how these folks would react if we started to dig into their past, find the dirt that they have committed or still are committing and stand in front of their place of work or homes with signs harrassing them.
It's fine if you don't want to forget, as I don't forget things either, but I do forgive as we should all do. If we can't forgive folks for things they've done years ago despite making a turn around in their lives, then we indeed are a sorry lot who will go no where and seal our fates as hyprocrites.