The Federal Government is pursuing conspiracy charges related to dogfighting against Michael Vick. One of the interesting revelations has been that more serious charges won’t be able to be sought due to the efforts of Rep. James Sensenbrenner.
Read the Michael Vick Indictment
by Leah Nylen
Mar 30, 2007
WASHINGTON – Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Menominee Falls, doesn’t have anything against animals, he just doesn’t think a law on animal fighting is a good use of federal resources.
The Animal Fighting Prohibition Act, designed to curb the growing prevalence of dog fighting and cockfighting, makes animal fighting a federal felony, punishable by up to three years in prison. Animal fighting is a misdemeanor under Federal law. The bill passed the House on Monday, 368 to 39 but faces an uncertain future in the Senate.
One of those dissenting votes was from Sensenbrenner. Rajesh Dharwani, spokesman for Sensenbrenner, said the congressman opposed the bill because he thought it would divert resources away from more serious crimes.
Perhaps those resources could be used to fulfill the promised funding and implementation of the “Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Protection Act of 2006″.
Or were you refering to the manpower to keep
violent, mothers/grandmothers incarcerated. Maybe you could even question why Allison Quets or Mary Ann Barcaro remain in jail while Michael Vick does not. Is it because they are fighting for kids and not fighting dogs or do they just throw like girls?
Rep. James Sensenbrenner is probably better known for the “Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Protection Act of 2006″.
” House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R- Wis.), the sponsor of H.R. 4472, released the following statement:
Chairman Sensenbrenner said, “This legislation makes one thing clear to sex offenders across this country — you better register, and you better keep your information current, or you are going to jail….
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