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OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

Discussion in 'Dog Blogs' started by ohmidog!, Aug 4, 2011.

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  1. ohmidog!

    ohmidog! CH Dog

    OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    [​IMG]A 78-year-old North Carolina man described as a “legend” in the dogfighting world was sentenced today to five years in prison, the maximum a federal judge could impose.

    Harry Hargrove of Duplin County was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Raleigh on dogfighting charges he pleaded guilty to earlier this year.

    Prosecutors had sought a sentence longer than recommended federal guidelines of 10 months to 16 months.

    A federal motion says Hargrove has been involved in dog-fighting in the South for about 40 years. He told Judge Terrence Boyle he once had more than 100 fighting dogs, but he’d cut back to 35 by the time he was arrested.

    Police found jumper cables used to electrocute dogs on the property, as well as a blood-stained fighting pit and other tools usually used to condition dogs for fighting.

    All 35 dogs found on his property in April 2010 were euthanized.
    “Dog fighting is an atrocious and unconscionable form of organized criminal activity that must be aggressively prosecuted,” Thomas Walker, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, said in a written statement. “The adverse impacts on society from such crimes – from the brutality inflicted upon the animals, to the desensitization of our youth, to increased drug, gun, and other violent offenses around the fights – cannot, and should not be, tolerated.”
    [​IMG]Hargrove was arrested last April after a lengthy investigation, during which he sold the dog at left, Hurricane Hugo, to an undercover officer.

    In addition to Hargrove’s five-year sentence, the judge mandated three additional years of supervision after he is released.



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  2. cliffdog

    cliffdog Top Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    Such a piece of sh*t blog.
    This is just sad. If you think about it the poor guy's might be in jail or under "supervision" til he dies. Arresting a 78YO man!!!
    Another great one is done for...
     
  3. okcdogman82

    okcdogman82 Top Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    is he out yet?? is he still kickin??
     
  4. redwar

    redwar Big Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    This is how they treat our vets, scumbags...the man is old and suffering a bit. Hope he makes it another 20, great dogman. WarEagle
     
  5. Robertosilva

    Robertosilva CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    This isn't the old days when it was considered a misdemenour and the cops turned a blind eye on some states.

    The laws could not be clearer, fight dogs and you will go to jail no matter how old you are.

    The world has moved on.

    If someone wants to test their dogs then their are legal ways such as hog hunting.

    Sent from my GT-I8190N using Tapatalk
     
  6. david63

    david63 CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    IT sounds if Walker on a campaign Trail talking B.S
     
  7. CajunBoulette

    CajunBoulette CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    Fuck The World
     
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  8. Dublin

    Dublin Pup

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    It's a shame. He would of been in less trouble if he killed his neighbor. The criminal justice system would of been looking for a plea bargain so they would have to do less work and try to keep space open in the prison.
     
  9. david63

    david63 CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    I agree 100% Cajun.
     
  10. david63

    david63 CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    Dog on hog that's not a test like dog on dog test.
     
  11. TROTLINE

    TROTLINE Top Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    Never had A chance to meet him, but I do know he always came ready! Don't think for A minute it isn't about front page news, and DONATIONS! While young children are go'n hungry and sleeping in cars, nobody will crusade for displaced people or hungry children, there just isn't that much money in it!! These animal lovers, now compete with big corporations with the political power they buy!!!
     
  12. Robertosilva

    Robertosilva CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    If you think this is okay then that's up to you. I would never want to see my dog like this.

    As Biggie said "Things done Changed".

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  13. Robertosilva

    Robertosilva CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting “legend” Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    You're right it is a bigger test. A dog weighing 40-60lbs on a massive Hog means the dog is reliable and will not back down whatever it is faced with.

    What's the use of a 40lb dog that will turn it's tail and head for the hills when a larger predator threatens it's owner?

    It's like having a bantamweight boxer or MMA fighter that can't deal with a monster outside of it's weight class.

    I'd rather have a dog that was game for anything no matter the size.

    My dogs only a mixed breed mutt but he doesn't care whether the dog is a Bull Mastiff or chihuahua he reacts the same. Had a dog in the past that was 49.5lbs 19.5" to the shoulder that would go after a speck of a dog on the horizon and didn't care what size the dog or animal was.

    That's the spirit of a dog that will always serve you well and protect anything you need protecting.
     
  14. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    I know pomeranians that will not back down to bigger animals. That don't make them game. Only one way to prove gameness in the sense that bulldog owners use the word and it's not with a hog that would rather be left alone or flee rather than be bothered by a dog. I know they can and will stand their ground but like any animal other than a game bulldog, it will run the first chance it feels it can escape. Gameness is something that is very hard to explain to folks who never may have seen it first hand but once you see it, you will never compare it to other animals again. Lol. Apples to oranges.
     
  15. TROTLINE

    TROTLINE Top Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    So Robt. you ever been to A match? I appreciate your input just curious!
     
  16. Robertosilva

    Robertosilva CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    But what about a real world practical setting, not an artificial human rules Pit where the dog is allowed to turn and interfered with?

    I mean a dog that can protect and is willing to sacrifice itself for it's owner not for sport, money or the love of fighting.
     
  17. Robertosilva

    Robertosilva CH Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    No of course not mate. I live in England and even if they made it legal tomorrow and I only had to walk 100 metres down the road to see a match for free I would not be interested.

    Have seen a few rolls and matches on sporting dog sites out of curiosity and was hoping to get into it like I am into MMA but wasn't for me at all.

    I can appreciate the wrestling ability and skill of the dogs but don't like seeing a dog shaking another dog by the neck and it being severely injured.

    I get why people want to see who the best of the best is in a weight catagory, the training and care given that is involved, but just don't like to see dogs hurt.

    I know this is maybe a very unpopular opinion and you may wonder why the hell I am even on here reading about the dogs.

    Something special about a dog that will not back down to anything and has the fortitude to back it up, whatever the threat, dog, human, animal etc.
     
  18. TROTLINE

    TROTLINE Top Dog

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    I understand, just curious! It is defiantly not for everybody, believe it or not there are good people in the game. Some people really take care of there dogs, the Michal Vick thing made us all look like animals! IF you ever get the chance you ought to go if for no other reason just so you can see. Thanx for all the kool posts!!
     
  19. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    I'm not against using them to hunt at all. Just saying it's different. Most dogs of any breed will protect its pack i.e. you the owner and family. That's instinctive to most all dogs breeds. Many can hunt and many can catch big game but but very few will continue when things aren't going their way. It's not the same when one is fighting for its life and will flee first chance it gets against an animal that is doing it for the enjoyment of what it was bred to do. These dogs Excell at most all venues you introduce them to but their main purpose is combat. Changing that purpose will change what the dog is. Been proven time and time again with many other breeds of dog. When you breed away from the original purpose you will start to have a different animal.
     
  20. AGK

    AGK Super duper pooper scooper Administrator

    Re: OHMIDOG! : Dogfighting "legend" Harry Hargrove sentenced to five years in prison

    That's perfectly ok that you feel that way. Like trot said. It's not for everybody but while you see dogs getting hurt, understand they get just as mamed against a hog with tusks. It's just a part of work and it's a tough job being the best......
     
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