If there's one thing we hate, it's when people want to use violence as a way to respond to violence. Or to bring justice to those who have been violent in the past.
While we don't necessarily agree that Michael Vick should EVER own a dog again (even though he does), we certainly don't agree with the people making so many death threats against him that he's had to cancel several book signing appearances! The book is his autobiography called Finally Free, and among the death threats were the much better ideas of protesting.
If you want to stand up against OR for something, protest non-violently!
Here's what Vick's publisher said:
"While we stand by Michael Vick's right to free speech and the retailers' right to free commerce, we cannot knowingly put anyone in harm's way, and therefore we must announce the cancellation of Mr. Vick's book-signing appearances. We've been assured these threats of violence, which have been reported to the police, are being taken very seriously by local authorities."
The threats weren't just aimed at Vick, either. They extended to retailers, their businesses and Vick's family.
On one hand, we can totally understand never forgiving him. On the other, if he is genuine, he has made some huge positive strides — and where do we draw the line for forgiveness?
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