MCSO Busts Cockfighting Ring; Nearly 70 Arrested
KSAZ Phoenix, AZ
Monday, 17 May 2010
TONOPAH, Ariz. - An illegal cockfighting ring was busted in the west valley and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is not taking this animal cruelty lightly.
The fights were held in Tonopah, near 385th Avenue and Southern. Nearly 70 people were arrested, including 20 suspected illegal aliens.
"We do not give tickets out, we arrest them and put them in handcuffs, book them into our jail when they violate animal cruelty laws. I don't care if it's against dogs, cats, horses, roosters or what have you." Arpaio said.
All of the suspects were booked for being present at a cockfight - a class one misdemeanor.
The Sheriff's office also says guns and drugs were found at the property.
Obama worried that illegals might be rounded up while taking their kids out for ice cream. Is he also concerned they might be rounded up for betting on animal cruelty? What about rounding up illegals involved in kidnapping, drug smuggling and gang violence?