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Posted at 9:15 AM ET, 08/20/2010

Suspected dogfighting ring found in SE

By Washington Post editors

A half dozen dogs were take into protective care after police pulled them from a suspected dogfighting ring in Southeast D.C., NBC 4 reports.

The dogs, two adults dogs and four puppies, are now in protective care at the Washington Humane Society.

No arrest have been made but an investigation continues.

By Washington Post editors  | August 20, 2010; 9:15 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, DC  
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And I thought Mike Vick played for the Eagles?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 20, 2010 9:36 AM | Report abuse

No surprise. Watching dogs kill dogs is a favorite thug past time.

Posted by: checkered1 | August 20, 2010 9:54 AM | Report abuse

Vick must have a connection in DC.Hope there are arrests and they put the THUGS away.It's
time for no felons in the NFL too.

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 20, 2010 10:04 AM | Report abuse

A friend of mine told me a while back that dog fighting was apart of the hip hop culture. Enlightening. I've never heard of anything good to come out of the hip hop culture.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 20, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

Checkered1, I have noticed that you post on everything having to do with people of color in a negative way, could it be your wife left you for a black or latino, or maybe you daughter came to the otherside. dog fighting was started by white men and they still do it to this very day in parts to Va. Matter of fact some of the larger rings still operate in that state. So it's not only a "thug" past time, it's "hillbilly" redneck date my date your mother's sister thing

Posted by: kklauto | August 20, 2010 10:33 AM | Report abuse

the RACIST will not quit. Dog figting was started by WHITE PEOPLE, NOT THUGS, or as y'all use to say, N!GGERS....And if you go to the bible belt, you will see that mostly white people, not n!ggas, or thugs as you like to say now are doing it....

Posted by: 4thFloor | August 20, 2010 10:35 AM | Report abuse

Checkered1, I have noticed that you post on everything having to do with people of color in a negative way, could it be your wife left you for a black or latino, or maybe you daughter came to the otherside. dog fighting was started by white men and they still do it to this very day in parts to Va. Matter of fact some of the larger rings still operate in that state. So it's not only a "thug" past time, it's "hillbilly" redneck date my date your mother's sister thing

Posted by: kklauto | August 20, 2010 10:33 AM
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"Thug" is the new way of saying the "N" word. I've seen where a white person has killed 8 people, but you will never see the word "thug" anywhere.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 20, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

Checkered1, I have noticed that you post on everything having to do with people of color in a negative way, could it be your wife left you for a black or latino, or maybe you daughter came to the otherside. dog fighting was started by white men and they still do it to this very day in parts to Va. Matter of fact some of the larger rings still operate in that state. So it's not only a "thug" past time, it's "hillbilly" redneck date my mother's sister thing

Posted by: kklauto | August 20, 2010 10:40 AM | Report abuse

A friend of mine told me a while back that dog fighting was apart of the hip hop culture. Enlightening. I've never heard of anything good to come out of the hip hop culture.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 20, 2010 10:29 AM
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Try reading Fortune 500 sometime, you'll see what good came out of hip-hop.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 20, 2010 10:44 AM | Report abuse

How is watching animals kill each other entertaining to anyone...regardless of color?
Other than possibly guessing right on the winner and having bet on them what is to be gained?
Want to blame someone for the perception of this being part of hip hop/urban culture then blame Mike Vick. He is the face of dogfighting to most people.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 20, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

THUGS can be any race.
Dogfight promoters are THUGS.
Hip-hop is not culture,
Red-Neck is not culture,
Both lack culture and civility,and promote their own version of hate and violence.
THUGS should be in jail.
No THUGS should be allowed
in the NFL,NBA or any pro sport!

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 20, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

I'm actually surprised we don't hear of these busts more often around here. Dog fighting is an urban plague...it seems that the Humane Society and Animal Control need to be doing a lot more. Maybe we just don't hear about it, but I suspect the problem is much bigger than this case.

Posted by: akchild | August 20, 2010 11:11 AM | Report abuse

From this article and the story that ran on the news last night, There was no dog fighting. Somebody "said" their was, however, by the investigator own admission, they've been looking into this matter but haven't substained any solid evidence. So all they've really done is gone into these peoples homes and stolen their dogs. If they had enough cause to remove the animals, why have no arrest been made?

Posted by: tashanapper | August 20, 2010 11:15 AM | Report abuse

THUGS can be any race.
Dogfight promoters are THUGS.
Hip-hop is not culture,
Red-Neck is not culture,
Both lack culture and civility,and promote their own version of hate and violence.
THUGS should be in jail.
No THUGS should be allowed
in the NFL,NBA or any pro sport!

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 20, 2010 11:09 AM
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You started off good, but ended bad. I see you choose 2 sports(NBA and NFL), which has more black players. Coincidence right?

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | August 20, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Dogfighters and racists: both wastes of DNA.

Posted by: csdiego | August 20, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

"Vick must have a connection in DC."

Maybe there's a former teammate of Vick's who is not playing in DC? Another QB, perhaps? McSomething?

Posted by: dcd1 | August 20, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

Public Enemy,
Choose any sport you want. My view is that there should be no felons involved ALL of pro sports. This includes everyone players, staff, sportscasters, on down the line to the guys who clean the toilets locker rooms. A thug is a thug is a thug. It has nothing to do with race.

Posted by: 10bestfan | August 20, 2010 11:42 AM | Report abuse

THUGS can be any race.
Dogfight promoters are THUGS.
Hip-hop is not culture,
Red-Neck is not culture,
Both lack culture and civility,and promote their own version of hate and violence.
THUGS should be in jail.
No THUGS should be allowed
in the NFL,NBA or any pro sport!

Could not agree more. However, those who would like to make it a race thing....do not point fingers...I challenge you to a crime statistics course. The numbers do not know Black versus White, therefore the truth shall be found there.

Posted by: DCer10 | August 20, 2010 12:16 PM | Report abuse

THUGS were in the white for 8 years and responsible for killing hundreds of thousands....and it hasn't been proven that the dogs were used for fighting, not even the neighbors knew...sounds to me like one of the neighbors just didn't like the owner having pit bulls........

Posted by: guerridolee | August 20, 2010 12:25 PM | Report abuse

This article does not have enough information for anyone to draw any conclusion. If it wasn't for the internet and blogging I bet most of these posters are quiet scared boring members of society. Get it right and get a life.

Posted by: mossmillennium | August 20, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

THUGS were in the white house for 8 years and responsible for killing hundreds of thousands..forgot about that one huh, that's what fox news and budweiser will do!....and it hasn't been proven that the dogs were used for fighting, not even the neighbors knew...sounds to me like one of the neighbors just didn't like the owner having pit bulls........

Posted by: guerridolee | August 20, 2010 12:27 PM | Report abuse

So "mossmillennium"
are you a "quiet scared boring members of society"?

Posted by: DCer10 | August 20, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

This stuff goes on and has been going on for a very long time. Why do you think you see a ton of Pit Bulls in the city years after they were banned?

Posted by: ericroks | August 20, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

I don't care what color your complexion is, if you abuse animals your only race is SCUM, and I hope you rot in hell.

I am the proud owner of a rescued pitbull who was rescued from a similar circumstance (my second one). My family adopted a pitbull from a fighting ring when I was a kid, and she was an amazing family dog who we still mourn, so it's a family tradition to save these wonderful dogs. Give one a chance. They are loving, sweet, loyal, gentle animals if given a chance. It will be one of the most rewarding things you ever do in your life.

Posted by: CAC2 | August 20, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

"Dogfighters and racists: both wastes of DNA."

VERY WELL SAID!

Posted by: CAC2 | August 20, 2010 1:03 PM | Report abuse

mossmillennium,
"I bet most of these posters are quiet scared boring members of society. Get it right and get a life."
If by that you mean law abiding and gainfully employed then,yes,I fall into that group.
Lets bring a little excitement into life...lets watch animals kill each other?

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | August 20, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

And sadly it gets worse in the summer when kids and teen are home alone more. We had a suspected ring at the end of my street that would happen over school vacations during the time parents were out of the home. Kids would come, park at the end of the street (DC and MD plates), walk their dogs to a house at the end and them come back without the dogs. Animal Control and the police were aware and trying to catch the kids in the act. During that time there were quite a few dog thefts in the neighborhood too - including two pits stolen from inside a house while the owners worked.

Sad too as a professional dog trainer, I do so much work with pit bulls and these dogs will do anything to please the person they live with. Sad when people take that and turn it wrong. Give me a good pit in a good home and what a great match!

Maybe we should ban teens as opposed to the dogs... Maybe we should be teaching better to our kids.

Posted by: Homemom | August 20, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

My dream is to meet one of the hide behind my keyboard racist. It is so easy to talk smack with a dell. Not too many comments ont he white boy who stole the police guns or the one accused of beating a kid. Come on losers dont pick and choose.

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 20, 2010 2:23 PM | Report abuse

My dream is to meet one of these hide behind my keyboard racist. It is so easy to talk smack with a dell. Not too many comments ont the white boy who stole the police guns or the one accused of beating a kid. Come on losers dont pick and choose.

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 20, 2010 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Does Obama have dogfighting at the white house? How come thugs can't answer that? I think these thugs should take a ride on the love boat and find some skanks that they can do dog fighting with. Please...

Posted by: englundc | August 20, 2010 2:41 PM | Report abuse

So PublicEnemy is trying to say that just because a few artists (defined loosely) become millionaires, that means that the hip hop culture has brought some measure of goodness to society. My commentary was on the pervading culture that is referred to as hip hop culture, not just the monetary success that came to a few who know how to string together a few rhymes with a nice beat. Look at the what the CULTURE has achieved for the vast majority of those who daily live by its tenets and philosophies.

Posted by: forgetthis | August 20, 2010 3:06 PM | Report abuse

The truth is that dog fighting is will ingrained in the black community. It is especially bad in the south. The people who are whining about "racists" need to tell us when the last dog fighting ring was found in Bethesda.

Posted by: MKadyman | August 20, 2010 4:00 PM | Report abuse

This is interesting...

http://wvpitbullhaven.com/blog/2010/08/20/what-it-really-means-to-be-a-pit-bull-owner/

Posted by: PibblesRule | August 20, 2010 4:40 PM | Report abuse

Can't find the dog fighters in Bethesda because of all the pedophiles. LOL

Posted by: bigheadbull2 | August 20, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

I am totally opposed to cruelty to any animals. However, as I write this email I hear gunshots aimed at quail and deer. What is the difference and why are people not as outraged?

Posted by: salemoaktree | August 20, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

On Capital Hill, Described as Best Dentist in US, as Works for Congress as Offical Congress Dentist, YH Lee, know as Dr. YHEE in trade & son RL Lee run dental office accross from libary of congress on Pennsylvania Av Se & ?A St Se. Next to open sidewalk cafe family is part of. Terrace cafe. Dental office right next door.

Heres point. Dr YHee & Son Love to fight bull dogs & keeps hundreds of photos in frames on office wall, many cute, ALL attesting to perverse need to Victimize.Sexual touching of patient happens. erriee sight, for office almost unused. Dr RH Lee Will glance near your teeth & demand root canals for entire mouth, often naivee federal worker in her late twenties just says, OK.

Pit Bull fighters=personality of extremely disturbed porportion. Reason dr. RH Lee, whom has father living above office, so called, Dr Yhee, Has shows with federal employees' & those federal employees pay fee to suture up ripped pit bulls, after watching fight.

Little good from offfice in day of modern medicine, in fact out dated method, misdiagnosis & favortism seem only point.

Personlly North Korean dentist is quicker, firmer, cleaner & beter within entire sphere of dental science. If YOUR dentist States, NOT Doctor, you got BUM in Your Mouth, as Doctor of Dental Science is another facet of of being Medical Doctor.

Signed:PHYSICIAN THOMAS STEWART von DRASHEK M.D.

Posted by: thomasxstewart1 | August 20, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

The people behind this ring need to go to jail whether they are black or white.

Posted by: vagolfer | August 21, 2010 8:33 AM | Report abuse

I'm tired of people trying to justify pathological behavior due to "race" or "culture." Some tried to defend Michael Vick by saying dog fighting is part of his "culture." This is no more defensible than saying fox hunting is part of aristocratic British culture or stoning women to death is part of certain Muslim cultures. One can objectively state that in the modern age certain behaviors are clearly wrong.

Posted by: lipschitzantwon | August 21, 2010 12:43 PM | Report abuse

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